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France’s Provepharm Life Solutions, which finds new uses for known mature molecules, in particular antidotes and surgical dyes, by improving their efficacy and maximizing their therapeutic potential, has fresh funds to expand its portfolio.
Provention has been working hard collecting necessary data for a potential BLA resubmission for teplizumab in patients at risk of developing type 1 diabetes after receiving a complete response letter in July. Hopes rest on a Type A meeting with the FDA in Q4.
Sanofi’s $1.9bn cash purchase of Kadmon surprised many analysts, coming as a bolt-on for the French pharma’s general medicines transplant portfolio rather than its specialty care pipeline, but the overall view was that it made sense.
Emerging Company Profile: Monument Therapeutics’ novel approach to CNS drug development focuses on repurposing existing drugs with the aid of digital biomarkers.
Emerging Company Profile: Scotland-based EnteroBiotix will use proceeds from a successful series A financing to advance its nascent pipeline of novel high-diversity microbial therapeutics, enhancing the gut microbiome and eventually targeting multiple indications.
Further promising compounds will be explored after Bristol Myers Squibb exercised its option to enter an exclusive license for Evotec’s investigational EVT8683, generated by the German group’s iPSC platform as a potential treatment for neurodegenerative conditions.