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I want to give read­ers a quick up­date on the most im­por­tant part of our busi­ness mod­el — pre­mi­um sub­scrip­tions. We have some cru­cial fi­nan­cial goals we hope to achieve by the end of the year, and the team here in Lawrence is ready to ship some swag to kick off this lim­it­ed De­cem­ber pro­mo­tion.

We of­fer two pre­mi­um plans — En­ter­prise for com­pa­nies ($1,000/year, un­lim­it­ed peo­ple), and In­sid­er for in­di­vid­u­als ($200/year). This month of De­cem­ber will be the last chance to en­roll at the orig­i­nal rates — which have re­mained flat since we launched them in 2017.

Both plans un­lock ac­cess to our en­tire pre­mi­um con­tent li­brary like 100 top VCs in bio­phar­ma, Re­al World End­points: the brave new world com­ing in build­ing fran­chise ther­a­pies, and the top 20 pre­clin­i­cal biotech deals, and much more. You get ac­cess to tools like down­load­ing ar­ti­cles to PDF, our VIP sup­port team, and most of all, you’re di­rect­ly fund­ing the fu­ture de­vel­op­ment of End­points. These plans have been the rea­son we’ve been able to make new ed­i­to­r­i­al hires, with more to come. And we’re adding new ben­e­fits next year: paid sub­scribers will have ex­clu­sive ac­cess to watch our an­nu­al event at JP Mor­gan live at no ad­di­tion­al cost.

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By up­grad­ing, you’re di­rect­ly sup­port­ing in­de­pen­dent bio­phar­ma re­port­ing, and we’re look­ing for ways big and small to help pro­mote that among our read­ers. And that’s where the swag comes in.

The next 100 In­sid­er ac­counts to sign-up will re­ceive these vinyl stick­ers — 4 in a se­ries — that our stu­dio cre­at­ed.

And the next new 25 En­ter­prise sub­scribers will get stick­ers plus one of these amaz­ing­ly com­fort­able hood­ies. (Our sup­port team will reach out to get your pre­ferred size!)

Fi­nal­ly, the stu­dio cre­at­ed 100 lim­it­ed edi­tion framed cer­tifi­cates in hon­or of the very first batch of com­pa­nies who signed up for the En­ter­prise plan back when we launched it in the sum­mer of 2017. You can see a copy of what they look like at the top of this post.

These sub­scrip­tion plans helped End­points scale up to where we are to­day: serv­ing 400,000 unique read­ers per month on the web and near­ly 70,000 bio­phar­ma pros dai­ly by email, sup­port­ed by a glob­al­ly dis­trib­uted work­force, 15-strong and grow­ing, head­quar­tered in Lawrence, Kansas.

And we have big plans for 2020 — new cov­er­age ar­eas, prod­ucts, and deep­er re­port­ing on the peo­ple and trends that shape the bio­phar­ma world. The best way to help us get there is up­grad­ing to In­sid­er or En­ter­prise.

If you de­pend on End­points, it’s a sure bet we de­pend on you too. So please join us now be­fore De­cem­ber 31 while our orig­i­nal In­sid­er and En­ter­prise rates re­main. You can al­ways con­tact our help­ful sup­port team at help@end­pointsnews.com or by vis­it­ing your Read­er Pro­file.

Susan Galbraith, AstraZeneca EVP, oncology R&D, at EUBIO22 (Rachel Kiki for Endpoints News)

Up­dat­ed: As­traZeneca jumps deep­er in­to cell ther­a­py 2.0 space with $320M biotech M&A

Right from the start, the execs at Neogene had some lofty goals in mind when they decided to try their hand at a cell therapy that could tackle solid tumors.

Its founders have helped hone a new approach that would pack in multiple neoantigen targets to create a personalized TCR treatment that would not just make the leap from blood to solid tumors, but do it with durability. And they managed to make their way rapidly to the clinic, unveiling their first Phase I program for advanced tumors just last May.

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Ei­sai’s ex­pand­ed Alzheimer’s da­ta leave open ques­tions about safe­ty and clin­i­cal ben­e­fit

Researchers still have key questions about Eisai’s investigational Alzheimer’s drug lecanemab following the publication of more Phase III data in the New England Journal of Medicine Tuesday night.

In the paper, which was released in conjunction with presentations at an Alzheimer’s conference, trial investigators write that a definition of clinical meaningfulness “has not been established.” And the relative lack of new information, following topline data unveiled in September, left experts asking for more — setting up a potential showdown to precisely define how big a difference the drug makes in patients’ lives.

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Paul Hudson, Sanofi CEO (Romuald Meigneux/Sipa via AP Images)

Sanofi and DN­Di aim to elim­i­nate sleep­ing sick­ness in Africa with promis­ing Ph II/III re­sults for new drug

The Drugs for Neglected Diseases initiative (DNDi) and Sanofi today said that their potential sleeping sickness treatment saw success rates of up to 95% from a Phase II/III study investigating the safety and efficacy of single-dose acoziborole.

The potentially transformative treatment for sleeping sickness would mainly be targeted at African countries, according to data published today in The Lancet Infectious Diseases medical journal. The clinical trial was led by DNDi and its partners in the Democratic Republic of the Congo (DRC) and Guinea, with the authors noting:

Emily Leproust, Twist Bioscience CEO

Twist Bio­science’s 'fac­to­ry of the fu­ture' in Ore­gon could de­liv­er with com­pet­i­tive pric­ing, SVB Se­cu­ri­ties says

The synthetic DNA manufacturer Twist Bioscience has given a peek behind the curtain to several analysts into its “factory of the future” as well as insight into the cost structure, workflow and technology at the site.

The 110,000-square-foot manufacturing site in the city of Wilsonville, OR, just south of Portland, which was announced back in 2020, will double Twist’s production capacity and bring around 400 jobs to the area.

Lex­i­con slams FDA over hear­ing de­nial fol­low­ing a CRL for its SGLT2 in­hibitor can­di­date

Lexicon Pharmaceutical is not giving up on its Type I diabetes candidate, despite FDA’s repeated rejections. This week the company laid out is argument again for a hearing on sotagliflozin in response to the FDA’s most recent denial.

The issue goes back to March 2019 when the FDA made very clear to Lexicon and its now departed partner Sanofi that it would not approve their application for a potential Type I diabetes drug because it does not appear to be safe.

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Twit­ter dis­ar­ray con­tin­ues as phar­ma ad­ver­tis­ers ex­tend paus­es and look around for op­tions, but keep tweet­ing

Pharma advertisers on Twitter are done — at least for now. Ad spending among the previous top spenders flattened even further last week, according to the latest data from ad tracker Pathmatics, amid ongoing turmoil after billionaire boss Elon Musk’s takeover now one month ago.

Among 18 top advertisers tracked for Endpoints News, only two are spending: GSK and Bayer. GSK spending for the full week through Sunday was minimal at just under $1,900. Meanwhile, German drugmaker Bayer remains the industry outlier upping its spending to $499,000 last week from $480,000 the previous week. Bayer’s spending also marks a big increase from a month ago and before the Musk takeover, when it spent $16,000 per week.

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Vi­a­tris with­draws ac­cel­er­at­ed ap­proval for top­i­cal an­timi­cro­bial 24 years lat­er

After 24 years without confirming clinical benefit, the FDA announced Tuesday morning that Viatris (formed via Mylan and Pfizer’s Upjohn) has decided to withdraw a topical antimicrobial agent, Sulfamylon (mafenide acetate), after the company said conducting a confirmatory study was not feasible.

Sulfamylon first won FDA’s accelerated nod in 1998 as a topical burn treatment, with the FDA noting that last December, Mylan told the agency that it wasn’t running the trial.

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Digital render of CPI's Medicines Manufacturing Innovation Centre in Glasgow, Scotland (Image: uk-cpi.com)

CPI opens the doors to a new $100M+ man­u­fac­tur­ing fa­cil­i­ty in Scot­land

A manufacturing site that has received interest and investments from large pharma companies and the UK government is opening its doors in Scotland.

The manufacturer CPI (Centre for Process Innovation) has opened a new £88 million ($105 million) “Medicines Manufacturing Innovation Centre” in Glasgow, Scotland, to accelerate the development of manufacturing tech and solve longstanding challenges in medicine development and manufacturing.

Pro­tect­ing its megablock­buster, Janssen chal­lenges Am­gen's Ste­lara biosim­i­lar ahead of planned 2023 launch

Johnson & Johnson unit Janssen on Wednesday sued Amgen over the company’s proposed biosimilar to its megablockbuster Stelara (ustekinumab), after Amgen said it was ready to launch next May or as soon as the FDA signs off on it.

If Amgen carries through with that plan, Janssen told the Delaware district court that the Thousand Oaks, CA-based company will infringe on at least two Janssen patents.