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BMS and Five Prime Therapeutics to Evaluate Investigational Immunotherapies Opdivo and FPA008 in Six Tumor Types

November 24, 2014 4:09 pm | News | Comments

Bristol-Myers Squibb Company and Five Prime Therapeutics have entered into an exclusive clinical collaboration agreement to evaluate the safety, tolerability and preliminary efficacy of combining Opdivo, Bristol-Myers Squibb’s investigational PD-1 immune checkpoint inhibitor, with FPA008, Five Prime’s monoclonal antibody that inhibits colony stimulating factor-1 receptor.

BMS to Construct a New Large-Scale Biologics Manufacturing Facility in Cruiserath, Ireland

November 17, 2014 8:31 am | News | Comments

Bristol-Myers Squibb Company has announced plans to construct a new state-of-the-art, large-...

Bristol-Myers Squibb to Acquire Galecto Biotech AB and Its Novel Galectin-3 Inhibitor

November 3, 2014 7:31 pm | News | Comments

Bristol-Myers Squibb and Galecto Biotech AB have entered into an agreement that provides Bristol...

Bristol-Myers Squibb Tops Wall Street Third Quarter Forecasts

October 24, 2014 8:39 am | by The Associated Press | News | Comments

Bristol-Myers Squibb reported third-quarter profit of $721 million. The New York-based company...

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Bristol-Myers Squibb, Pharmacyclics and Janssen Announce Clinical Collaboration to Evaluate OPDIVO® and IMBRUVICA® in Non-Hodgkin Lymphoma

October 14, 2014 8:48 am | News | Comments

The Phase 1/2 study will focus on evaluating the safety and anti-tumor activity of combining OPDIVO and IMBRUVICA as a potential treatment option for patients with non-Hodgkin lymphoma (NHL), including diffuse large B-cell lymphoma (DLBCL), follicular lymphoma (FL) and chronic lymphocytic leukemia (CLL).

Bristol-Myers Squibb Withdraws NDA for Hepatitis C Treatment

October 7, 2014 8:43 am | News | Comments

Bristol-Myers Squibb has decided that it will not pursue FDA approval of the dual regimen of daclatasvir and asunaprevir for the treatment of HCV genotype 1b patients in the United States and has therefore withdrawn its new drug application (NDA) for asunaprevir, an NS3/4A protease inhibitor.

Bristol-Myers Squibb and MD Anderson Cancer Center to Collaborate on Immuno-Oncology Focused Therapies for Leukemia and Hematologic Malignancies

October 6, 2014 8:10 am | News | Comments

Bristol-Myers Squibb Company and The University of Texas MD Anderson Cancer Center today announced a novel clinical research collaboration to evaluate multiple immunotherapies, including Opdivo, Yervoy and three early-stage clinical immuno-oncology assets from Bristol-Myers Squibb, as potential treatment options for acute and chronic leukemia as well as other hematologic malignancies.

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Bristol-Myers Squibb to Transfer $1.4B in U.S. Pension Obligations to Prudential

October 1, 2014 8:20 am | News | Comments

Bristol-Myers Squibb Company will settle $1.4B in pension obligations through the purchase of a group annuity contract from The Prudential Insurance Company of America for approximately 8,000 U.S. retirees and their beneficiaries who started receiving their monthly retirement benefit payments on or before June 1, 2014.

Bristol-Myers Squibb to Build New Campus in Lawrenceville, NJ

September 23, 2014 12:33 pm | News | Comments

Bristol-Myers Squibb Company today announced plans to build a 650,000-square-foot office building on company-owned land at the intersection of Princeton Pike and Interstate 295 in Lawrenceville, New Jersey. Construction is expected to begin this fall and the new facility is expected to open by the end of 2016.

European Commission Approves Bristol-Myers Squibb’s Daklinza

August 27, 2014 8:20 am | News | Comments

Bristol-Myers Squibb Company today announced that the European Commission has approved Daklinza (daclatasvir) for use in combination with other medicinal products across genotypes 1, 2, 3 and 4 for the treatment of chronic hepatitis C virus (HCV) infection in adults.

FDA Approves Eliquis For DVT And PE

August 21, 2014 3:39 pm | by Pfizer | News | Comments

Bristol-Myers Squibb Company and Pfizer Inc. announced the U.S. Food and Drug Administration (FDA) has approved a Supplemental New Drug Application for Eliquis for the treatment of DVT and PE, and for the reduction in the risk of recurrent DVT and PE following initial therapy. 

Bristol-Myers Squibb & Celgene Collaborate On Immunotherapy & Chemo Combination

August 20, 2014 9:59 am | by Associated Press | News | Comments

Bristol-Myers Squibb Company and Celgene Corporation announced the establishment of a clinical trial collaboration to evaluate a combination regimen of Bristol-Myers Squibb’s PD-1 immune checkpoint inhibitor, OPDIVO (nivolumab), and Celgene’s chemotherapy ABRAXANE ® (paclitaxel protein-bound particles for injectable suspension), in a Phase I study.

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Allied Minds and BMS Form Enterprise to Advance Discoveries of Biopharmaceutical Innovations

August 4, 2014 8:32 am | News | Comments

Allied Minds and Bristol-Myers Squibb Company today announced the formation of Allied-Bristol Life Sciences LLC, a new jointly owned enterprise created to identify and foster research and pre-clinical development of biopharmaceutical innovations from leading university research institutions across the U.S.

European Commission Approves Eliquis for the Treatment of Deep Vein Thrombosis and Pulmonary Embolism

July 29, 2014 8:38 am | News | Comments

Bristol-Myers Squibb and Pfizer announced that the European Commission has approved Eliquis for the treatment of DVT and PE, and the prevention of recurrent DVT and PE in adults. The European Commission approval applies to all European Union (EU) member states as well as Iceland and Norway.

BMS Second Quarter Net Drops on Lower Drug Sales, Charges

July 24, 2014 8:15 am | News | Comments

Bristol-Myers Squibb Co.'s exit from the diabetes business, plus higher taxes and research spending, combined to slash the drugmaker's second-quarter profit by 38 percent, but the company handily beat Wall Street's muted profit expectations.

Bristol-Myers Squibb Makes Plans to Submit Biologics License Application for Opdivo®

July 10, 2014 8:12 am | News | Comments

Bristol-Myers Squibb Company today announced that, following discussions with the FDA, the company is planning a third quarter submission of a Biologics Licensing Application (BLA) for Opdivo® (nivolumab) for previously treated advanced melanoma.

Japan Approves First All-Oral, Interferon- and Ribavirin-Free Hepatitis C Treatment, Daklinza® and Sunvepra® Dual Regimen

July 7, 2014 8:19 am | News | Comments

Bristol-Myers Squibb Company has announced that the Japanese Ministry of Health, Labor and Welfare (MHLW) has approved Daklinza® (daclatasvir), a potent, pan-genotypic NS5A replication complex inhibitor ( in vitro ), and Sunvepra® (asunaprevir), a NS3/4A protease inhibitor, providing a new treatment that can lead to cure for many patients in Japan who currently have no treatment options.

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BMS Issues Voluntary Nationwide Recall of COUMADIN® for Injection Due to Presence of Particulate Matter

June 30, 2014 1:40 pm | News | Comments

Bristol-Myers Squibb Company is voluntarily recalling six lots of COUMADIN® FOR INJECTION, 5 mg single-use vials in the U.S. This recall is a precautionary measure based on the company’s investigation of visible particulate matter found in a small number of COUMADIN FOR INJECTION unreleased samples.

Bristol-Myers Says Cancer Drug Met Goal in Study

June 24, 2014 7:28 pm | by The Associated Press | News | Comments

Bristol-Myers said Tuesday that its skin cancer drug nivolumab worked in a late-stage clinical trial, leading the drugmaker to end the study early. Bristol-Myers said patients treated with nivolumab lived longer than patients who received only chemotherapy.

U.S. Court of Appeals Denies Appeal in Baraclude Patent Case

June 13, 2014 7:47 am | News | Comments

Bristol-Myers Squibb Company has announced that the U.S. Court of Appeals for the Federal Circuit has denied the company’s appeal of a February 2013 ruling by the U.S. District Court for the District of Delaware that found the patent covering Baraclude (entecavir), U.S. patent 5,206,244 invalid.

Bristol-Myers Squibb and Syngene International Extend Research Collaboration

June 3, 2014 8:18 am | News | Comments

Bristol-Myers Squibb and Syngene International, India’s largest contract research organization, today announced a five-year extension of their drug discovery and development collaboration in India.         

Actavis Confirms Generic Onglyza Patent Challenge

May 28, 2014 9:05 am | News | Comments

Actavis has filed an Abbreviated New Drug Application with the FDA seeking approval to market Saxagliptin Hydrochloride Tablets, 2.5 mg and 5 mg. Actavis' ANDA product is a generic version of AstraZeneca and Bristol-Myers Squibb's Onglyza. 

BMS and Incyte to Evaluate Combination Regimen of Two Novel Immunotherapies

May 27, 2014 8:12 am | News | Comments

Bristol-Myers Squibb Company and Incyte Corporation announced today the establishment of a clinical trial collaboration to evaluate the safety, tolerability and preliminary efficacy of a combination regimen of Bristol-Myers Squibb’s investigational PD-1 immune checkpoint inhibitor, nivolumab, and Incyte’s oral indoleamine dioxygenase-1 (IDO1) inhibitor, INCB24360.

Bristol-Myers Squibb and AbbVie Receive Breakthrough Therapy Designation for Elotuzumab

May 19, 2014 8:18 am | News | Comments

Bristol-Myers Squibb and AbbVie today announced that the FDA has granted elotuzumab, an investigational humanized monoclonal antibody, Breakthrough Therapy Designation for use in combination with lenalidomide and dexamethasone for the treatment of multiple myeloma in patients who have received one or more prior therapies

Bristol-Myers Slumps on Cancer Drug Study Data

May 15, 2014 1:26 pm | News | Comments

Shares of Bristol-Myers Squibb slumped Thursday after the drugmaker reported disappointing clinical trial data for an experimental cancer treatment.                 

BMS and Celldex Therapeutics to Evaluate the Combination of Investigational Immunotherapies Nivolumab and Varlilumab

May 14, 2014 8:46 am | News | Comments

Bristol-Myers Squib and Celldex Therapeutics have entered into a clinical trial collaboration to evaluate the safety, tolerability and preliminary efficacy of nivolumab, Bristol-Myers Squibb’s investigational PD-1 immune checkpoint inhibitor, and varlilumab, Celldex’s CD27 targeting investigational antibody in a Phase 1/2 study.

Bristol-Myers Squibb Announces Retirement of Brian Daniels

May 6, 2014 9:36 am | News | Comments

Bristol-Myers Squibb Company today announced that Brian Daniels, senior vice president, Global Development and Medical Affairs, will be retiring from the company, effective July 1, 2014.           

Bristol-Myers Squibb Acquires iPierian, Inc.

April 29, 2014 8:12 am | News | Comments

Under the terms of the agreement, Bristol-Myers Squibb has acquired all of iPierian'€™s issued and outstanding shares of capital stock and all common stock equivalents in an all cash transaction for a purchase price of $175 million, with the potential for additional development and regulatory milestone payments totaling $550 million, along with future royalties on net sales.

Bristol-Myers Profit Up 54% on Cost Cuts, Sale

April 29, 2014 7:59 am | by The Associated Press | News | Comments

Bristol-Myers Squibb Co. reported a 54 percent jump in first-quarter profit, as cost cutting and a gain from selling most of its diabetes business outweighed a slight dip in sales.            

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