Category: Dicerna

  • PharmaShots Weekly Snapshots (November 15 – 19, 2021)

    Jazz’ Sunosi (solriamfetol) Receives NICE Recommendation for the Treatment of Excessive Daytime Sleepiness Caused by Narcolepsy Published: Nov 19, 2021 | Tags: Jazz, Sunosi, solriamfetol, NICE, Recommendation, Excessive Daytime Sleepiness, Narcolepsy Antengene’s Selinexor (ATG-010) Receives NMPA’s IND Approval for P-I/II SWATCH Study to Treat Non-Hodgkin Lymphoma Published: Nov 19, 2021 | Tags: Antengene, Selinexor, ATG-010, […]

  • Novo Nordisk to Acquire Dicerna for ~$3.3B

    Shots: Novo Nordisk to acquire all outstanding shares of Dicerna common stock for $38.25/share in cash making a total equity value of ~$3.3B representing a premium of 80% to Dicerna’s closing price on Nov 17, 2021. The transaction is expected to close in the Q4’21 The acquisition will utilize Dicerna’s GalXC technology platform to expand […]

  • Novo Nordisk snaps up RNAi partner Dicerna in $3.3bn takeover deal

    Danish drugmaker Novo Nordisk must like what it has seen in its two-year-old alliance with gene-silencing specialist Dicerna Pharma – it has just agreed to acquire the biotech for $3.3 billion in cash. The two companies have been working together since 2019 to develop multiple RNA interference (RNAi) candidates for disorders such as non-alcoholic steatohepatitis […]

  • PharmaShots Weekly Snapshots (October 18 – 22, 2021)

    LEO Reports 16-week Results of Tralokinumab in P-III ECZTRA 6 Trial for the Treatment of Moderate-to-Severe Atopic Dermatitis Published: 22 Oct, 2021 | Tags: LEO, Tralokinumab, P-III, ECZTRA 6 Trial, Atopic Dermatitis Marinomed Biotech Signs a License Agreement with Luoxin to Commercialize Budesolv (budesonide nasal spray) in Greater China Published: 22 Oct, 2021 | Tags: […]

  • PharmaShots Weekly Snapshots (May 24 – 28, 2021)

    Seelos’ SLS-005 (Trehalose) Receives EC’s Orphan Drug Designation to Treat Amyotrophic Lateral Sclerosis Published: May 28, 2021 | Tags: Seelos, SLS-005, Trehalose, EC, Orphan Drug Designation,  Amyotrophic Lateral Sclerosis The US FDA’s EMDAC Supports Provention Bio’s Teplizumab in Delaying Diabetes Published: May 28, 2021 | Tags: US, FDA, EMDAC, Provention Bio, Teplizumab, Delaying Diabetes uniQure […]

  • Eli Lilly to Initiate P-I Study of LY3819469 for Cardiometabolic Diseases

    Shots: Eli Lilly and Dicerna have reported the US FDA’s IND acceptance of LY3819469 to treat cardiometabolic diseases. The IND acceptance triggers $10M as a milestone to Dicerna under the companies’ 2018 research collaboration and licensing agreement LY3819469 is an investigational GalXC RNAi candidate targeting the LPA gene and is the second clinical-stage candidate to […]

  • Boehringer Ingelheim to Develop Dicerna’s GalXC RNAi Candidate for NASH

    Shots: Boehringer Ingelheim has accepted a GalXC RNAi candidate (DCR-LIV2) for advancement under the existing agreement b/w the companies for the discovery and development of novel therapies for chronic liver diseases Dicerna will receive $170M as development and commercial milestones related to DCR-LIV2 and is eligible to receive royalties on net sales of the therapy […]

  • Race for hepatitis B drug intensifies as Antios raises $96m for phase 2 trial

    Antios has raised $96 million in Series B financing to support the ongoing phase 2 development of its hepatitis B drug candidate, ATI-2173. There are several competitors developing treatments for hepatitis B in what could turn out to be a competitive market. Most people infected with the disease, which can be spread sexually or by […]

  • Novo Nordisk’s gene silencing alliance with Dicerna bears first fruit

    Two years after starting to work together, Novo Nordisk and Dicerna have selected the first candidate from a joint project to find new, gene-silencing drugs for liver-related cardiometabolic diseases. Danish drugmaker Novo Nordisk signed a deal with the US biotech in 2019 valued at up to $675.5 million – including $175 million upfront and an […]

  • FDA approves Alnylam’s ultra-rare disease drug Oxlumo

    The FDA has approved Alnylam’s gene silencing drug Oxlumo, the first treatment for primary hyperoxaluria type 1 (PH1), an ultra-rare and life-threatening genetic disorder. Oxlumo (lumasiran) was also approved in the European Union last week, making it the third from Alnylam’s pipeline of RNA interference therapeutics to make it to market. The approval will mean […]

  • PharmaShots Weekly Snapshot (Oct 19 – 23, 2020)

    Akebia Presents Results of Vadadustat in P-lll INNO2VATE Program for Anemia Due to CKD at ASN Kidney Week Published: Oct 23, 2020 | Tags: Akebia, Results, Vadadustat, P-lll, INNO2VATE Global Study, Anemia, Chronic Kidney Disease Sanifit Presents Results of SNF472 for the Treatment of Vascular Calcification at ASN Kidney Week 2020 Published: Oct 22, 2020 […]