Over the last few years we've seen some big changes in the way some drugs are developed. What better time to host a new FierceBiotech executive panel discussion on current trends in late-stage development?
The new nod could boost sales of the French drugmaker's vaccine, a lift it could use after Menactra's top-line haul in 2013 sank to €424 million in a 21.5% slide.
Despite an FDA rejection and changing winds in the field of multiple sclerosis, Sanofi believes its Genzyme unit is on an upward trajectory, talking up potential deals and could-be blockbusters for its pricey acquisition.
Sanofi's dengue vaccine isn't slated to hit the market until late next year, pending approval, but it already has some competition on the horizon. Takeda has its eye on nods in the U.S. and Europe for its own candidate by the 2017-18 fiscal year, it says.
When a shortage of BCG vaccine used to treat tuberculosis and bladder cancer developed two years ago because of serious problems at a Sanofi Pasteur plant, the FDA asked Merck to pick up the slack. But Merck has had supply issues that interrupted production that it is only now resolving.
When it comes to engaging patients and teaching them to manage their Type 1 diabetes, Sanofi is starting young. The French drugmaker last week rolled out a new app aimed at children, designed to help them share their knowledge about the disease.
When is cholesterol fighting a game of six of one, half dozen of the other? Could be when the contest is between Amgen and its PCSK9 inhibitor evolocumab, and Sanofi and Regeneron's rival alirocumab. Despite some dramatic new data from the latter team--and a first-up filing with the FDA by Amgen--analysts figure on a dead heat once the drugs hit the market.
Sanofi's eyeing the top spot in the world vaccines market, and new Phase III results for its dengue jab may just help it get there. The positive results bode well for the candidate's shot at an FDA nod, which could pad the French drugmaker's vaccines haul by more than $1.3 billion a year, analysts say.
Here's why Big Pharma wants to be in rare diseases--and why Sanofi made its $20.1 billion play for Genzyme.
Here's why Big Pharma wants to be in rare diseases--and why Sanofi made its $20.1 billion play for Genzyme. The company has slapped a price tag on its new oral treatment for Gaucher disease, Cerdelga: $310,250 per year.