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Category: 2020

  • Top 20 Immunology Companies Based on 2020 Immunology Segment Revenue

    Immunology deals with physiological functioning of the immune system in states of both health and disease as well as malfunctions of the immune system in immunological disorders With the new advancement in immune sector, global pharmaceuticals continue to grow in the field despite the disruption during the COVID-19. As in 2019, Abbvie again secured the […]

  • Top 20 BioPharma Companies based on 2020 Total Revenue

    Despite having the global pandemic, the biopharma companies were involved in multiple M&A, licensing deals. The major focus of the year remains the production and distribution of vaccines to combat the COVID-19 globally All the companies on our list are on the front line to combat this global crisis. The top 20 companies on the […]

  • Insights+: Breakthrough Therapy Designation by the US FDA in 2020

    Breakthrough Therapy (BT) Designation is an expedited review program introduced in Section 902 of the Food and Drug Safety and Innovation Act of 2012 The Breakthrough Designation is granted to the drug candidates as monotherapy or in combination with other drugs intended to treat serious or life-threatening diseases and has shown substantial improvement over available […]

  • Top 20 Biopharma Deal Terminations of 2020 Based on Total Deal Value

    The biopharma industry saw numerous deal terminations in 2020. Clinical and regulatory results, change in control limitations, and strategic reprioritizations were among the most common reasons for deal termination. Sanofi and Hanmi’s agreement in 2015 ranked first under which Hanmi regained WW rights to its protein/peptide discovery technology, lapscovery. The second position goes to the […]

  • What Were the Biggest Advances in Life Sciences in 2020?

    As we settle into a new year, it’s always good to take a moment to consider what was accomplished in the previous one. That’s why we asked members of Elsevier’s Life Sciences team what they felt were among the most noteworthy advances in the life sciences in 2020. Not surprisingly, the science around the coronavirus […]

  • Insights+ Key Biosimilars Events of December 2020

    Biosimilars are developed to be highly similar versions of approved biologics in terms of safety, purity, and potency. Biosimilars are expected to be a cost-effective alternative to the high-priced branded biologics, offering significant and much-needed cost savings to both payers and the patients. Hence, the providers are more likely to adopt biosimilars as a “reference […]

  • Top 20 Life Sciences Deals of 2020 by Total Deal Value

    Life sciences companies are gearing up to enter new markets as they look to secure their positions after a spate of M&A, licensing, and research partnerships in 2020 Artios partnered with Merck with an option to license up to 8 oncology programs proving to be the highest valued deal of 2020 with a total deal […]

  • Insights+: The US FDA New Drug Approvals in December 2020

    The US FDA has approved 7 NDAs and 2 BLA in Nov 2020, leading to treatments for patients and advances in the health care industry.   The Center for Drug Evaluation and Research (CDER) and Center for Biologics Evaluation and Research (CBER) have approved 105 novel products so far in 2020, including 9 in Dec 2020.   Additionally, last year in 2019, the US FDA has approved […]

  • PharmaShots’ Key Highlights of Fourth Quarter 2020

    The fourth quarter of 2020 contains multiple initiations of clinical trials, big approvals, and numerous deals. COVID-19 related news remains at the peak in this quarter Multiple companies received regulatory bodies’ EUA for their vaccines and treatments for COVID-19. Initiating with, Regeneron sought the US FDA’s EUA for REGN-COV2 Ab combination while Health Canada accelerated […]

  • PharmaShots’ Most Read News of 2020

    “Lockdown’ declared Collins Dictionary word of the year. The year 2020, well known as COVID-19 year has been a busy year for global pharma and biotech companies involved in M&A, option & licensing agreements, and gaining approvals. Our team has compiled a list of 30 most read life sciences news on PharmaShots in 2020. 1. […]

  • Insights+: The US FDA New Drug Approvals in November 2020

    The US FDA has approved 5 NDAs and 1 BLA in Nov 2020, leading to treatments for patients and advances in the health care industry. The Center for Drug Evaluation and Research (CDER) and Center for Biologics Evaluation and Research (CBER) have approved 96 novel products so far in 2020, including 6 in Nov 2020. […]

  • Nektar Therapeutics Presents Preclinical Data of NKTR-255 in P-Ib/II Study at ASH 2020

    Shots: Nektar presents two nonclinical data presentations for NKTR-255 at the 62nd ASH Annual Meeting, which include an oral presentation of translational research studies conducted in collaboration with researchers from Dana-Farber Cancer Center NKTR-255 is being tested in a P-Ib/II study as monothx. & in combination with rituximab or daratumumab in patients with MM & […]

  • Insights+ Key Biosimilars Events of November 2020

    Biosimilars are developed to be highly similar versions of approved biologics in terms of safety, purity, and potency. Biosimilars are expected to be a cost-effective alternative to the high-priced branded biologics, offering significant and much-needed cost savings to both payers and the patients. Hence, the providers are more likely to adopt biosimilars as a “reference […]

  • ViewPoints Interview: FibroGen’s Peony Yu Shares Insight on Roxadustat

    In a recent interview with PharmaShots, Peony Yu, Chief Medical Officer of FibroGen shared her insights and highlights on data of Roxadustat Shots: FibroGen presented new efficacy and safety analyses from the roxadustat global P-III program at ASN Kidney Week 2020 Reimagined. FibroGen and its partners, AstraZeneca and Astellas, presented 42 abstracts, including 2 late-breaker […]

  • Celltrion Reports Results of CT-P59 in P-I Study for COVID-19

    Shots: The P-I clinical trial involves assessing CT-P59 (20/40/80 mg/kg) vs PBO in 18 patients with mild symptoms of SARS-COV-2 infection who were randomized into 3 cohorts Results: patients demonstrated a 44% reduction in mean clinical recovery time, while no patients required hospitalization or antiviral therapy Celltrion has submitted the IND application for the clinical […]

  • Innovent and Lilly Report Results of Tyvyt (sintilimab) in Seven Clinical Studies to be Presented at the ESMO ASIA Congress 2020

    Shots: The 7 studies include one Proffered Paper Oral Presentation & 6 e-posters, covering indications including lung cancer, liver cancer, gastric cancer, & esophageal cancer The 1st study involves assessing of sintilimab + bevacizumab biosimilar vs sorafenib as 1L treatment for aHCC while the 2nd study includes assessing of sintilimab + anlotinib as 1L therapy […]

  • Insights+: The US FDA New Drug Approvals in July 2020

    The US FDA has approved multiple NDAs and BLAs in July 2020, leading to treatments for patients and advances in the health care industry. The Center for Drug Evaluation and Research (CDER) and Center for Biologics Evaluation and Research (CBER) have approved 59 novel products so far in 2020, including 8 in July 2020. Additionally, […]

  • Pfizer and BioNTech Plan for Regulatory Review of its COVID-19 Vaccine in October 2020

    Shots: The companies have shared additional P-I safety and immunogenicity data from their ongoing US study of the BNT162b2 against SARS-CoV-2, which has advanced into P-II/III evaluation. Across all populations, BNT162b2 was well tolerated with mild to moderate fever in fewer than 20% of the participants In P-I study, BNT162b2 (@7days after the second dose […]

  • Insights+ Exclusive: The US FDA New Drug Approvals in June 2020

     The US FDA has approved multiple NDAs and BLAs in Jun 2020, leading to treatments for patients and advances in the health care industry. The Center for Drug Evaluation and Research (CDER) and Center for Biologics Evaluation and Research (CBER) have approved 51 novel products so far in 2020, including 8 in Jun 2020. Additionally, […]