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NIH partners with 11 biopharmaceutical companies on cancer immunotherapy strategies

Friday, October 13, 2017

The NIH and 11 biopharmaceutical companies launched the Partnership for Accelerating Cancer Therapies (PACT), a five-year public-private research collaboration totaling $215 million as part of the Cancer Moonshot. PACT will initially focus on efforts to identify, develop and validate robust biomarkers—standardized biological markers of disease and treatment response—to advance new immunotherapy treatments that harness the immune system to attack cancer. The partnership will be managed by the Foundation for the National Institutes of Health (FNIH), with the Food and Drug Administration serving in an advisory role. 

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FDA approves Idhifa for relapsed or refractory acute myeloid leukemia

Wednesday, August 2, 2017

The FDA approved Idhifa (enasidenib) for the treatment of adult patients with relapsed or refractory acute myeloid leukemia (AML) who have a specific genetic mutation. The drug is approved for use with a companion diagnostic, the RealTime IDH2 Assay, which is used to detect specific mutations in the IDH2 gene in patients with AML.

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Crohn’s & Colitis Foundation launches IBD Clinical Trials Community

Monday, July 24, 2017

Clinical trial recruitment is a challenging step toward FDA approval of new treatments for patients across all disease states; this is especially true for inflammatory bowel diseases (IBD). The Crohn’s & Colitis Foundation launched a dedicated Clinical Trials Community for IBD. The Community is designed to educate patients, caregivers, and healthcare providers about the clinical trial process, its value, and how to address barriers that exist in enrollment.

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Adimab announces platform transfer with Lilly

Friday, July 21, 2017

Adimab, a global leader in the discovery and optimization of fully human monoclonal and bispecific antibodies, has entered into an agreement with Eli Lilly to transfer the Adimab Platform to Lilly for the discovery and optimization of antibody-based drugs in all therapeutic areas. This technology transfer expands an ongoing collaboration between the two companies that was initiated in 2010, which has yielded several undisclosed therapeutic candidates for Lilly.

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Scott Smith promoted to Celgene president and chief operating officer

Tuesday, February 28, 2017

Celgene has announced that president and chief operating officer (COO) Jacqualyn (Jackie) Fouse, Ph.D., has decided to retire from Celgene effective June 30, 2017. She will continue to serve as president and COO until April 1, and through June 30, she will serve as a strategic advisor to the management team. Jackie will not stand for reelection to the Celgene Board of Directors at the upcoming Annual Meeting in June. The company also announced the promotion of Scott Smith to President and COO, effective April 1, 2017, and the promotion of Terrie Curran to president, Global Inflammation & Immunology (I&I) Franchise, effective April 1, 2017.

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