Month: July 2020

Biotech COVID-19

Johnson & Johnson Initiates P-I/IIa Study of its Ad26.COV2.S Against

Shots: J&J’s Ad26 vector-based vaccine demonstrated robust immune response in the pre-clinical study by neutralizing Abs, preventing infection and provide complete/ near-complete protection in the lungs from the virus in NHPs Based on the preclinical studies, the company has commenced the P-I/IIa study of Ad26.COV2.S, in healthy volunteers in the US and Belgium with expected […]Read More

Biotech Regulatory

Roche’s Tecentriq + Cotellic and Zelboraf Receives the US FDA’s

Shots: The approval is based on P-III IMspire150 study assessing Tecentriq (atezolizumab) + Cotellic  (cobimetinib) + Zelboraf (vemurafenib) vs  PBO + Cotellic +   Zelboraf in patients with BRAF V600 mutation-positive advanced melanoma Results: mPFS (15.1 vs 10.6mos.); the safety profile of the Tecentriq combination was consistent with the known safety profiles of the individual medicines. […]Read More

Clinical Trials Pharma

Eli Lilly Reports Results of Jardiance (empagliflozin) in P-III EMPEROR

Shots: The P-III EMPEROR Trial involves assessing of Jardiance (10 mg) vs PBO in two studies EMPEROR-Reduced [NCT03057977, N=3,730] & EMPEROR-Preserved [NCT03057951, N=5,990] in patients with HFrEF & HFpEF respectively The EMPEROR-Reduced study meets its 1EPs in reducing the risk for the composite of cardiovascular death or hospitalization due to heart failure while the overall […]Read More

Biosimilars Regulatory

Henlius and Accord’s Zercepac (trastuzumab, biosimilar) Receive the EMA Approval

Shots: The approval is based on comparative quality studies, clinical studies including preclinical data and resulted in bio-similarity, comparable efficacy and safety of Zercepac (HLX02) vs Herceptin Zercepac is developed under NMPA and EMA biosimilar guidelines and has been evaluated with the reference trastuzumab including comparative quality studies, preclinical studies, a P-I clinical study and […]Read More