Evox Therapeutics announced today that it raised $95.4 million (£69.2 million) in a Series C financing round. Oxford, England-based Evox’s financing was significantly oversubscribed with high demand from both existing and new investors, according to a news release. Get the full story at our sister site, Drug Delivery Business News.
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The FDA announced that it issued emergency use authorization (EUA) for monoclonal antibodies developed by Eli Lilly (NYSE:LLY) for treating COVID-19. Eli Lilly’s bamlanivimab and etesevimab received authorization to be administered together for treating mild to moderate COVID-19 in adults and pediatric patients over 12 years old and weighing at least 40 kilograms (about 88 pounds), according […]
An arm of NIH has ended a clinical trial investigating the use of Eli Lilly’s (NYSE:LLY) monoclonal antibody LY-CoV555 (bamlanivimab) to treat hospitalized COVID-19 patients. While the drug shows promise in treating mild-to-moderate COVID-19 infections, the ACTIV-3 trial involving severe cases of the disease showed little benefit, according to the National Institute of Allergy and Infectious Diseases […]
Eli Lilly (NYSE:LLY) reportedly paused a clinical trial testing its COVID-19 antibody treatment candidate because of a “potential safety concern.” The New York Times reported that Eli Lilly’s testing site researchers were notified of the pause by emails sent by government officials (it is a government-sponsored trial) and the company later confirmed it. A spokesperson from the […]
Eli Lilly (NYSE:LLY) and Dexcom (NSDQ:DXCM) today announced a joint program for U.S. healthcare providers that includes Lilly’s new, rapid-acting Lyumjev mealtime insulin pen and Dexcom G6 continuous glucose monitoring (CGM) systems. The program is designed to help clinicians use data to inform diabetes management, including promoting the benefits of a new mealtime insulin dose, the companies said […]
The Galien Foundation recently announced nominees for most innovative pharmaceutical agents for its 14th Annual Prix Galien USA Awards. The foundation bestows the Prix Galien Award annually to examples of outstanding biomedical, pharmaceutical drugs and medical technology products that are designed to improve the human condition. “As we celebrate 50 years of the Prix Galien process, […]
Pharmaceutical giant AbbVie (NYSE:ABBV) has won U.S. antitrust approval for its purchase of Allergan (NYSE:AGN) for $63 billion in cash and stock. The purchase is seen as a hedge against the impending expiration of U.S. patents on AbbVie’s blockbuster drug, Humira. North Chicago-based AbbVie announced the deal in June 2019, but ran up against U.S. […]
Bausch Health (NYSE:BHC) announced today that it initiated a clinical trial program in Canada to investigate the use of Virazole for treating COVID-19. With today’s announcement, Bausch joins Eli Lilly (NYSE:LLY) and Care Access Research, which both announced clinical testing of coronavirus therapies last week. Bausch’s Virazole is currently approved in the U.S. and Canada, among other […]
Eli Lilly (NYSE:LLY) announced that it will integrate Dexcom (NSDQ:DXCM) products into its personalized diabetes management system, now under development. Under the new, non-exclusive agreement, Indianapolis-based Lilly will use San Diego-based Dexcom’s continuous glucose monitoring (CGM) devices in pen-based and pump-based platforms in Lily’s diabetes management system. The pen-based platform is designed to integrate personalized data from […]
Eli Lilly (NYSE:LLY) and AptarGroup (NYSE:ATR) today won FDA approval for the first injection-free glucagon for treating severe low blood sugar in diabetes patients. The federal safety watchdog’s approval, of Lilly’s Baqsimi nasal powder and the delivery device developed by Aptar for treating severe hypoglycemia, was based on two studies comparing a single dose of Baqsimi […]
Under pressure from patients and the FDA, Cigna (NYSE:CI) and Express Scripts said today that they will lower the price of insulin to $25 per month for some patients. Three firms — Eli Lilly, Novo Nordisk and Sanofi — control 90% of the global insulin market and produce all the insulin used in the U.S. […]