Bristol-Myers Squibb (NYSE:BMY) could fork over as much as $3.63 billion for the rights to Nektar Therapeutics‘ (NSDQ:NKTR) cancer immunotherapy drug, according to a deal announced today by the two companies. Nektar’s NKTR-214, which is still in development, is designed to boost the number of cancer-killing T-cells around the tumor’s micro-environment. Bristol-Myers Squibb plans to pair the […]
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Neovasc (NSDQ:NVCN) said today it tapped former Boston Scientific (NYSE:BSX) cardiac rhythm management lead Fred Colen as its new chief executive officer, with former CEO Alexei Marko staying on as an advisor and member of the company’s board of directors. The move comes as part of a company-wide strategy looking to support commercialization efforts for its Reducer […]
One day after announcing a research collab with Bristol-Myers Squibb (NYSE:BMY), Taris Biomedical revealed that it has raised $25 million in a Series B round. Bristol-Myers also contributed to the round, which was led by Yonghua Capital. Get the full story at our sister site, Drug Delivery Business News.
Bristol-Myers Squibb (NYSE:BMY) and Taris Biomedical have inked a deal to combine Taris’ investigational GemRIS drug-releasing tech with the pharma company’s PD-1 immune checkpoint inhibitor, Opdivo, in a Phase Ib muscle invasive bladder cancer trial. As part of the collaboration, Bristol-Myers has also made an equity investment in Lexington, Mass.-based Taris. Get the full story at our sister […]
A number of therapies designed to treat patients with lung cancer have been approved this year, including products from Novartis (NYSE:NVS), Merck (NYSE:MRK) and Bristol-Myers Squibb (NYSE:BMY). That progress is exciting for Dr. Fred Hirsch, the head of the International Association for the Study of Lung Cancer. “We do have a lot of good things to tell the public these days – […]
The president & CEO of Ocular Therapeutix (NSDQ:OCUL), Amarpreet Sawhney, is slated to step down from the company that he helped start in 2006. He will serve as the board’s executive chairman for 1 year, unless he decides to leave earlier. The company wrote in a regulatory filing that “his service will be automatically renewed for […]
Bristol-Myers Squibb (NYSE:BMY) launched a subcutaneous administration option for Orencia, a biologic indicated for moderately to severely active polyarticular juvenile idiopathic arthritis in patients who are at least 2 years old. The prefilled syringe enables physicians, caregivers and patients to administer Orencia at home. Get the full story at our sister site, Drug Delivery Business […]
Donald Trump’s nominee to head the FDA, Dr. Scott Gottlieb, reportedly told ethics officials at the Office of Government Ethics he plans to recuse himself for 1 year from agency decisions on more than 20 companies, including GlaxoSmithKline (NYSE:GSK) and Bristol-Myers Squibb (NYSE:BMY). Gottlieb has received millions of dollars for his roles as advisor, paid speaker […]
Ocular Therapeutix (NSDQ:OCUL) said yesterday that its chief financial officer, Bradford Smith, will resign from the company at the end of this month. James Fortune, Ocular’s chief operating officer, will assume the roles of principal financial officer and principal accounting officer, according to a regulatory filing. Get the full story at our sister site, Drug Delivery […]
Bristol-Myers Squibb (NYSE:BMY) said today that it has agreed to sell $1.5 billion of senior unsecured notes in an underwritten public offering. The offering includes $750 million in 1.6% senior notes due in 2019 and $750 million in 3.3% senior notes due in 2027, according to the New York-based company. Bristol-Myers said it plans to […]
Bristol-Myers Squibb (NYSE:BMY) said today that it landed an exclusive licensing agreement for PsiOxus Therapeutics‘ ‘armed’ oncolytic virus, NG-348, for the treatment of solid tumors. According to the agreement, Bristol-Myers will pay PsiOxus $50 million upfront and will assume responsibility for global clinical development and commercialization. PsiOxus will be eligible for $886 million in development, regulatory and […]