R&D Trends

Kadmon, Jinghua collaborate in China

Monday, November 23, 2015

Kadmon has announced a new collaboration and license agreement with China’s Jinghua Pharmaceutical to discover, develop and commercialize Kadmon’s fully human anti-VEGFR2 and anti-PD-L1 monoclonal antibodies exclusively for Greater China. Kadmon also has licensed to Jinghua its technology and know-how to discover fully human monoclonal antibodies to develop further products for commercialization in the Chinese market.

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Study: Global medicine spending to rise 30% by 2018

Wednesday, November 18, 2015

More specialty drug innovation, greater patient access to medicines and reduced impact from patent expiries will be the primary drivers of an increase in global medicine spending of up to 30% by 2018. The increase in annual spending will spike this year when absolute growth will be about $70 billion, up from $44 billion in 2013 and $26 billion in 2012, according to new research released by the IMS Institute for Healthcare Informatics.

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Array, Pierre Fabre collaborate on oncology

Monday, November 16, 2015

Array BioPharma and Pierre Fabre are collaborating to globally develop and commercialize Array’s late-stage novel oncology products binimetinib and encorafenib. Binimetinib, a MEK inhibitor, and encorafenib, a BRAF inhibitor, currently are advancing in three global phase III trials for melanoma and ovarian cancer. Top-line results from NEMO, a phase III study of binimetinib in patients with NRAS-mutant melanoma, are anticipated before the end of 2015.

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ImmunoCellular, MD Anderson partner on stem cell program

Friday, November 13, 2015

ImmunoCellular Therapeutics has entered into a sponsored research agreement with Dr. Cassian Yee at the University of Texas MD Anderson Cancer Center. Yee is an internationally recognized researcher and leading expert in identifying and isolating cytotoxic T cells. He serves as professor, department of melanoma medical oncology, division of cancer medicine, as well as professor, department of immunology, division of cancer medicine, and director, solid tumor cell therapy, center for cancer immunology research, at MD Anderson.

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