SMA Market Snapshot: Future Spinraza Patent Loss Makes Room For Promising Myostatin Inhibitors
While spinal muscular atrophy therapies Evrysdi and Zolgensma have gained ground at the expense of pioneer Spinraza, emerging myostatin inhibitors promise a complementary mechanism that could enhance functional outcomes.
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Phase III study under way may lead to filing of drug meant to address muscular component of the rare disease, with existing therapies such as Spinraza targeting neurological aspects.
Public Company Edition: The stock market has been unkind to biotech firms but investors rewarded some drug developers for clinical trial successes, including Scholar Rock and Day One, which raised $205m and $172.5m, respectively. However, some SPAC deals and an IPO never got off the ground.
Public Company Edition: Applied Molecular Transport, Scholar Rock, Agios and others join many of their peers in revising their strategies and downsizing their teams. Also, Zentalis grossed $200m from a follow-on offering and OKYO Pharma went public in the year’s smallest biopharma IPO in the US.