Novartis has penned a new deal with Homology Medicines as it looks to boost its already impressive R&D work in cell and gene therapy.

Immuno-oncology startup Arcus Bioscience has got off another impressive round of funding, just over a year after emerging from stealth with $120 million.

Zymeworks must be spending a fortune on pens as it inks yet another deal, this time with Johnson & Johnson’s biotech unit.

The heavily pretreated bladder cancer data suggest the cocktail can hold its own against a combination of rival drugs from Incyte and Merck.

The trials linked the drug to improvements on a depression scale, teeing Sage up to file for approval next year and sending its stock up 44%.

Just weeks after a phase 3 setback caused it to slash staff and R&D programs, Otonomy has bounced back with a positive late-stage trial.

AstraZeneca and Amgen’s tezepelumab missed the primary endpoint in a phase 2a atopic dermatitis trial, raising doubts about its prospects.

Former Roche and Calico vet Hal Barron has become the new CSO and research chief at GlaxoSmithKline amid a shake-up from its new CEO Emma Walmsley.

Kerrisdale Capital Management, known for its activist short positions, has given Prothena the unwanted title of the “next big biotech blowup.”

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