Regeneron, Sanofi make their case for another PD-1 drug — and they’re not settling for sixth place
CHICAGO — The two top immuno-oncology investigators for Regeneron $REGN and Sanofi, Israel ‘Izzy’ Lowy and Jo Lager, came to Chicago to offer a very promising snapshot of the early data they’ve reaped from a study of their PD-1 drug REGN2810 for cutaneous squamous cell carcinoma — the second deadliest form of skin cancer behind melanoma.
Like Novartis or Incyte or some of the other companies working on PD-(L)1 therapies in the large second wave forming in the pipeline following the first 5 that have been approved, these two major league players see this as a key building block for the combos they want to develop. But it would be a mistake, they say, to simply write this one off as the latest checkpoint of this stripe looking to line up for the market.
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