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Teva wagers up to $410M on Heptares' migraine program

Heptares Therapeutics, acquired by Japan's Sosei earlier this year, signed a deal with Teva Pharmaceutical to co-develop novel migraine treatments, getting in line for as much as $410 million.

Aduro slips after trial patient comes down with a dangerous infection

Aduro BioTech, developing an immunotherapy combination treatment for cancer, watched its share price dip on Tuesday after quietly disclosing that a trial patient developed a serious infection tied to the company's re-engineered bacterial treatment.

XBiotech flubs a Phase III trial with its lead cancer drug

Texas upstart XBiotech made a string of embarrassing mistakes in a Phase III trial on its lead cancer therapy, misdosing some patients and failing to adequately test others on the way to a staggering mishap.

Genmab's lymphoma project flops in Phase III with Novartis holding the bag

Genmab's plans to develop ofatumumab for lymphoma came to a halt as the company pulled the plug early on a Phase III trial that was unlikely to meet its goals, souring an investment from partner Novartis.

Roche's blockbuster-hopeful immunotherapy shows promise in skin cancer

Roche, angling for third place among companies in the growing field of immuno-oncology, is touting promising early data for its so-called checkpoint inhibitor in skin cancer, building its case for the wide use of its in-development therapy.

Shkreli steps into the CEO spot at reclamation project KaloBios

Controversial biotech entrepreneur Martin Shkreli is hoping to resurrect the nearly-out-of-business biotech KaloBios, taking over as CEO after leading a group of investors to acquire a controlling stake.

Samsung and Biogen verge on EU approval with an Enbrel biosimilar

Samsung Bioepis is months away from winning European clearance to market a copy of Amgen and Pfizer's blockbuster rheumatoid arthritis treatment Enbrel, securing a positive recommendation from EU regulators.

Depomed buys a late-stage pain drug and settles its Endo suit in one swipe

Depomed agreed to pay $25 million for the rights to a novel pain treatment from Germany's Grünenthal, signing a deal that will also settle the company's long-running patent lawsuit against Endo Pharmaceuticals

Cidara's weekly antifungal candidate rolls toward Phase II

Cidara Therapeutics' once-a-week antifungal therapy came through in the first of two Phase I trials, emboldening the company to press ahead with its lead therapy.

Baxalta wins FDA OK for a long-acting Advate, padding its hemophilia biz

The FDA signed off on Baxalta's twice-weekly upgrade on the top-selling Advate, adding another hemophilia A treatment to the company's portfolio as it faces buyout pressure from Shire.