Ten years after BTG weathered a tempest as the FDA erected a barrier to its new treatment for varicose veins, the British biotech company has finally gained U.S. approval for its product and confidently predicts it can register peak sales of $500 million a year.
In a bid to join the billion-dollar sales club, the UK's BTG has snapped up a pair of operations with new delivery tech and a treatment for deep vein thrombosis for up to $420 million—most of that in cash. And it's selling a chunk of shares to help pay for it all.
Add another failure in AstraZeneca's pipeline. The London-based drug giant and partner BTG have scrapped development of an experimental antibody for sepsis and septic shock after mid-stage study bombed, BTG announced today.
The U.K.'s BTG has won FDA approval for Voraxaze, a new treatment designed to lower methotrexate levels. Methotrexate is a commonly used chemo treatment. This new drug is expected to reap about $15