UCB Pushes On With Potential Myasthenia Gravis Therapy, But Competition Looms
The anti-FcRn MAb, rozanolixizumab, has been found to be effective in myasthenia gravis and has potential in ITP, but other companies are also developing potential therapeutic candidates for such auto-immune conditions.
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As its acquisition by AstraZeneca moves toward closure, Alexion plans to file the Soliris follow-on for generalized myasthenia gravis in the US, EU and Japan. But potential competition awaits in the C5 inhibitor and FcRn antagonist classes.
J&J will pay about $6.5bn to acquire Momenta and its potential “pipeline in a pathway” with nipocalimab. Analysts expect this deal may lead to further M&A activity in the anti-FcRn space.
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