Pipeline Watch: Phase III Starts With Rimegepant, ARQ087 And SGX942
Pipeline Watch is a weekly snapshot of selected late-stage clinical trial events announced by pharmaceutical and biotech companies at medical and industry conferences, in financial and company presentations, and in company releases and statements.
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Nine marketing authorization applications, 15 variation of therapeutic indication requests, two requests for accelerated assessment and a re-examination procedure. These are some of items on the agenda at the latest meeting of the EMA’s key advisory panel, the CHMP, which is under way in London.
Genocea shifts to preclinical neoantigen-based cancer vaccines rather than advance a Phase III-ready herpes program on its own and Mateon gives up on its lead drug as placebo outperforms. Also, Juno tops recent public company financings and new VC funds back early-stage firms.
Medicxi's new $300m venture fund will benefit from the expertise of former GSK R&D leader Moncef Slaoui, while ex-CEO Witty will inform portfolio strategy at Hatteras. Also, Kaleido hires past Cubist CEO and brings VC funding to $65m, while Gilead sells $3bn in debt to fund Kite deal.