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Spotlight: August-October 2022

Words by Jade Williams

05 August

Sanofi and Innovent Biologics partner to expand access to innovative medicines for hard-to-treat cancers in China

11 August

Medicines Discovery Catapult and Zeiss collaborate to drive microscopy use in drug discovery

23 August

Roche launches PCR system with potential to find and quantify ultra-rare, hard-to-detect disease mutations

24 August

AbbVie and J&J’s drug Imbruvica for chronic graft-versus-host disease gains first paediatric approval from FDA

30 August

Neurocrine Biosciences acquires UK biotech Diurnal Group for £48.3m

06 September

WHO grants prequalification to GSK’s Mosquirix – the first and only approved malaria vaccine

07 September

Almylyx’s drug to slow ALS progression receives FDA recommendation after rejection in March

13 September

Merck Foundation launches $20m, five-year initiative to address inequities in cancer care in the US

21 September

GSK and Microsoft launch disease surveillance project in Nepal to tackle climate-based disease transmission

26 September

Moderna joins the UK Bioindustry Association as its 500th member

28 September

Eisai and Biogen’s lecanemab first Alzheimer’s drug to meet primary endpoints in Phase 3 trial

03 October

FDA approves Kite Pharma’s retroviral vector manufacturing facility in California for commercial production

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