FibroGen’s Roxadustat On The Rocks After Phase III Myelodysplastic Syndrome Failure
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The biopharma industry’s fate lies largely in its R&D success and failures. Here, Scrip looks at five clinical trial failures that got readers clicking in 2023. Some were more comprehensive than others, highlighting the nuance that can be injected into clinical data in different settings and subgroups.
Months after a disappointment in Duchenne muscular dystrophy, the US firm’s pamrevlumab has missed the mark in a pivotal idiopathic pulmonary fibrosis trial, boding poorly for other trials and forcing the firm to enter cost-cutting mode.
The biotech’s pamrevlumab fails a Phase III study in non-ambulatory Duchenne muscular dystrophy, but the antibody still has a shot in ambulatory DMD, as well as IPF and pancreatic cancer.