Biogen Idec announced today that it has agreed to acquire U.K.-based Convergence Pharmaceuticals, a clinical-stage biopharmaceutical company with a portfolio of ion channel-modulating product candidates for neuropathic pain.
Biogen Idec will push a potential Alzheimer's disease treatment into late-stage clinical testing...
The company confirmed there was a case of progressive multifocal leukoencephalopathy, or PML, in...
Biogen Idec has reported third quarter 2014 results, including revenue of $2.5B, a 37% increase...
Biogen Idec today announced that Olivier Danos, Ph.D., has joined the company as senior vice president, Gene Therapy. Dr. Danos reports directly to Douglas Williams, Ph.D., executive vice president, Research and Development, and is a member of Biogen Idec’s Senior Research and Development Leadership Team.
Biogen Idec has been named the biotechnology industry leader on the Dow Jones Sustainability World Index (DJSI World). The company also was named to the Dow Jones Sustainability Index (DJSI) North America for the fifth consecutive year, one of only two biotech companies included.
Biogen Idec announced that Donald R. Johns, M.D., has joined the company as vice president, leading Biogen Idec’s amyotrophic lateral sclerosis (ALS) Innovation Hub (ALS iHub).
Biogen Idec (NASDAQ: BIIB) announced the appointment of Adriana (Andi) Karaboutis as executive vice president, Technology and Business Solutions, effective September 24, 2014.
Biogen Idec today reported second quarter 2014 results, including revenue of $2.4 billion, a 40% increase compared to the second quarter of 2013. Second quarter 2014 non-GAAP diluted earnings per share (EPS) were $3.49, an increase of 52% over the second quarter of 2013.
The U.S. Food and Drug Administration has approved Eloctate, Antihemophilic Factor (Recombinant), Fc fusion protein, for use in adults and children who have Hemophilia A. Eloctate is the first Hemophilia A treatment designed to require less frequent injections when used to prevent or reduce the frequency of bleeding.
Biogen Idec and Sobi to Donate 1 Billion International Units of Clotting Factor to Support Treatment of Hemophilia in Developing WorldMay 12, 2014 8:22 am | News | Comments
Initially, the companies have committed to donating up to 500 million IUs to the World Federation of Hemophilia over five years to support its efforts to raise the standard of care for people with hemophilia in the developing world. The remaining 5000 million IUs of clotting factor will be made available for future distribution.
Quintiles, a provider of biopharmaceutical development and commercial outsourcing services, and Biogen Idec have entered into a five-year strategic clinical development agreement. The multi-year collaboration is designed to leverage the expertise and experience from both organizations to optimize Biogen Idec’s clinical development processes.
Biogen Idec today reported first quarter 2014 results, including revenue of $2.1 billion, a 51% increase compared to the first quarter of 2013. The revenue growth year-over-year was driven by strong TECFIDERA performance and from recording 100% of TYSABRI ® revenues following our acquisition of complete rights for the asset in the second quarter of 2013.
Ian C. Read, chairman and CEO of Pfizer, Inc, was elected chairman of the Pharmaceutical Research and Manufacturers of America (PhRMA) at the trade association’s annual meeting. Also elected were Kenneth C. Frazier, chairman, president and CEO of Merck & Co, Inc., as chairman-elect of the PhRMA Board of Directors, and George A. Scangos, Ph.D., CEO of Biogen Idec, as Board treasurer.
Biogen Idec today announced the appointment of Adam M. Koppel, M.D., Ph.D., as senior vice president and chief strategy officer, effective May 15, 2014.
Biogen Idec has announced that the FDA has approved ALPROLIX™ [Coagulation Factor IX (Recombinant), Fc Fusion Protein], the first recombinant, DNA derived hemophilia B therapy with prolonged circulation in the body.
Biogen Idec announced that Health Canada has approved ALPROLIX ™, for the control and prevention of bleeding episodes and routine prophylaxis in adults, and children aged 12 and older, with hemophilia B.
Eisai and Biogen Idec announced have entered into a collaboration to develop and commercialize two of Eisai’s clinical candidates for Alzheimer’s disease (AD), E2609 and BAN2401.
Moody's Investors Service upgraded Biogen Idec's credit rating on Wednesday, saying the biotech drugmaker should continue to report strong sales of its multiple sclerosis drugs.
Ten pharmaceutical companies, seven disease-related foundations, the drug industry's main trade group and two huge federal agencies have joined together in an unusual collaboration to share information and speed up creation and approval of new drugs needed by patients.
Biogen Idec said Monday it will launch its new multiple sclerosis drug Tecfidera in Europe in the coming weeks following approval by the European Commission. The European Union regulatory agency cleared the once-a-day pill for patients with relapsing multiple sclerosis, the most common form of the immune disease in which the body attacks the brain and spinal cord.
Biogen Idec Inc. today reported full year and fourth quarter 2013 results, including revenue of $6.9 billion, a 26% increase compared to the prior year.
Sangamo BioSciences Inc. could receive more than $300 million through a collaboration with Biogen Idec over potential treatments for conditions that affect the oxygen-carrying blood component known as hemoglobin.
Biogen Idec announced today that the U.S. Food and Drug Administration (FDA) has extended the initial Prescription Drug User Fee Act (PDUFA) date for its review of the Biologics License Application (BLA) for ALPROLIX™, the company’s investigational long-lasting recombinant factor IX Fc fusion protein candidate for hemophilia B.
Biogen Idec Inc. today reported third quarter 2013 total revenues of $1.8 billion, an increase of 32% over the third quarter of 2012. Non-GAAP diluted EPS for the third quarter of 2013 were $2.35, an increase of 23% over the third quarter of 2012.
Isis Earns $10 Million Milestone Payment from Biogen Idec for Advancement of ISIS-DMPK Rx to Treat Myotonic DystrophyOctober 16, 2013 8:04 am | News | Comments
Isis Pharmaceuticals, Inc. announced today that it has earned a $10 million milestone payment from Biogen Idec related to the selection and advancement of ISIS-DMPKRx to treat myotonic dystrophy type I (DM1).
The FDA has approved changes to the prescribing information of the immune-suppressing and anti-cancer drugs Arzerra (ofatumumab) and Rituxan (rituximab) to add new Boxed Warning information about the risk of reactivation of hepatitis B virus (HBV) infection.
Biogen Idec has been added to the prestigious Dow Jones Sustainability World Index becoming the first and only U.S. based biotech sector firm to make the list. The company was also named to the Dow Jones Sustainability Index (DJSI) North America for the fourth consecutive year, one of only three biotech companies included.
Shares of Isis Pharmaceuticals advanced yesterday after the company reported positive results from a study of a drug designed to treat spinal muscular atrophy, a rare genetic disorder. Isis said most of the children who received the largest doses of its drug ISIS-SMN continued to show improvements in muscle function up to 14 months after treatment.
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