R&D Trends

Sanofi, Regeneron collaborate on immuno-oncology

Wednesday, July 29, 2015

Sanofi and Regeneron Pharmaceuticals have entered into a new global collaboration to discover, develop and commercialize new antibody cancer treatments in the emerging field of immuno-oncology. The two companies will jointly develop a programmed cell death protein 1 (PD-1) inhibitor currently in phase I testing, and plan to initiate clinical trials in 2016 with new therapeutic candidates based on ongoing, innovative preclinical programs.

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Biogen, Parkinson’s Institute and Clinical Center partner

Monday, July 27, 2015

and the Parkinson’s Institute and Clinical Center, based in Sunnyvale, Calif., have formed a strategic alliance focused on enhancing the understanding of the underlying biology of Parkinson’s disease (PD) and the creation of novel tools and programs that could accelerate R&D of new PD treatments. The agreement will combine the clinical experience and data of the Institute with Biogen’s focus on neurodegenerative disease and approach to clinical development.

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Aslan Pharmaceuticals, National Cancer Center Singapore collaborate

Wednesday, July 22, 2015

Aslan Pharmaceuticals, an oncology focused biotechnology company, and National Cancer Center Singapore (NCCS) have signed a Memorandum of Understanding (MOU) that will further enhance the study of novel therapeutic agents for the treatment of gastric cancer, hepatocellular carcinoma (liver) and cholangiocarcinoma (bile duct), three common forms of gastrointestinal (GI) cancers that are particularly prevalent in Asia. 

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