AstraZeneca's Dobber On Ramping In Renal, Expanding In CV And Business Development
Biopharmaceuticals President Ruud Dobber talked to Scrip about the launches of Lokelma and roxadustat in kidney disease, building with a high bar in cardiovascular disease and expanding in cell and gene therapy.
You may also be interested in...
As anticipated, the FDA issued a complete response letter for roxadustat. While the drug is expected to win EU approval, it is unclear if FibroGen and AstraZeneca will be willing to fund another trial.
Vifor Pharma is still hoping for further clinical data to help differentiate its potassium binder Veltassa in the competitive hyperkalemia market after recruitment into its Phase IIIb DIAMOND study was slowed by COVID-19-related changes to clinical practice, necessitating a new primary endpoint.
HIF-PHI inhibitor failed to show non-inferiority to ESAs in the primary cardiovascular safety endpoint of a Phase III program for the treatment of anemia due to chronic kidney disease.