EuroBiotech: More Articles of Note


> Alizé Pharma 3 raised a €67 million ($75 million) series A round. The French biotech will use the money to move two candidates into the clinic next year. Statement (PDF)

> Johnson & Johnson returned the rights to anti-CD40 antibody ADC-1013 to Alligator Bioscience. J&J took the drug through a phase 1 trial before deciding to prioritize other assets. Release 

> A phase 3 trial of Atlantic Healthcare’s Camligo in orphan-designated pouchitis missed its co-primary endpoints. Despite the failure, Atlantic plans to meet with regulators to discuss a pathway to approval. Statement 


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There is a high attrition rate during the development of biotherapeutics impacting the high cost of development. Early identification of the preferred expression host for manufacturing, along with lead candidate screening and material supply can help to reduce both attrition rates and cost.

> Regulators on both sides of the Atlantic granted orphan drug designation to Genfit’s elafibranor in primary biliary cholangitis. Genfit plans to start a phase 3 trial in the indication later this year. Release 

> Iontas entered into an antibody optimization deal with Teva. The work will focus on antibodies against a defined target of interest to Teva. Statement 

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