BioMarin looks for fast approval of hemophilia A gene therapy; Investigators tout Entasis antibiotic

BioMarin $BMRN told analysts during its R&D day that new FDA rules may make it possible to file for an FDA approval on its hemophilia A gene therapy valrox, if the Phase I/II study continues as expected.

→ Investigators involved in a Phase II study of a new antibiotic say that a single oral dose worked in treating gonorrhea. Zoliflodacin — developed by Entasis — works by inhibiting DNA biosynthesis.

→ The UK’s Vectura (LSE: $VEC) has inked a deal to work with Hikma on a generic version of GSK’s Ellipta. Vectura gets $15 million upfront with another $80 million in milestones.

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