Category: Argenx

  • With rivals threatening, Argenx scores key myasthenia gravis win

    Argenx only recently scored FDA approval for its intravenous anti-neonatal FC receptor (FcRn) antibody Vyvgart for generalised myasthenia gravis (gMG), but is already looking to defend its franchise with a new subcutaneous version of the drug. Vyvgart (efgartigimod alfa) became the first drug in the FcRn class to be approved by the FDA last December, […]

  • UCB preps filings for another challenger to AZ’s Soliris

    Belgian drugmaker UCB says it will be able to file not one but two new drug therapies for autoimmune disease generalised myasthenia gravis (gMG) this year, after its C5 inhibitor zilucoplan hit the mark in a phase 3 trial. Zilucoplan achieved a significant improvement in the Myasthenia Gravis-Activities of Daily Living Profile (MG-ADL) total score […]

  • UCB chases after Argenx with FcRN drug for myasthenia gravis

    UCB has the positive result it was hoping for in its phase 3 trial of anti-neonatal FC receptor (FcRn) antibody rozanolixizumab for autoimmune disease generalised myasthenia gravis (gMG), setting up regulatory filings next year. The MycarinG study met its primary endpoint, demonstrating a “statistically significant and clinically meaningful” improvement from baseline in the myasthenia gravis-activities […]

  • PharmaShots Weekly Snapshots (August 23 – 27, 2021)

    Ascendis’ Skytrofa (lonapegsomatropin-tcgd) Receives the US FDA’s Approval for Pediatric Growth Hormone Deficiency Published: Aug 27, 2021 | Tags: Ascendis, Skytrofa, lonapegsomatropin-tcgd, US, FDA, Approval, Pediatric Growth Hormone Deficiency Amgen Presents Results of Repatha (evolocumab) in P-III HUYGENS Study for the Treatment of Acute Coronary Syndrome at ESC 2021 Published: Aug 27, 2021 | Tags: […]

  • J&J backs out of $1.6bn blood cancer antibody alliance with Argenx

    Belgian biotech Argenx has lost its development partner for acute myeloid leukaemia antibody cusatuzumab, after Johnson & Johnson backed away from the alliance after two and a half years. J&J’s Cilag unit – part of its Janssen pharma division – said this morning that it had decided not to continue the collaboration after a “review […]