Arbutus Biopharma (NASDAQ:ABUS) and closely-held Roivant Sciences of Switzerland agreed to launch Genevant Sciences, a jointly-owned company focused on the discovery, development, and commercialization of a broad range of RNA-based therapeutics.Read More
Arbutus Biopharma’s (NASDAQ:ABUS) lipid nanoparticle (LNP) licensee, Alnylam Pharmaceuticals (NASDAQ:ALNY), announced that the APOLLO Phase 3 study of patisiran, an investigational RNAi therapeutic being developed for patients with hereditary ATTR amyloidosis with polyneuropathy, met its primary efficacy endpoint and all secondary endpoints.Read More
Arbutus Biopharma (NASDAQ:ABUS) and Spring Bank Pharmaceuticals (NASDAQ:SBPH) agreed to perform collaborative preclinical studies in chronic Hepatitis B virus (HBV).Read More
Arbutus Biopharma (NASDAQ:ABUS) reported new results from the ongoing Phase 2 study of ARB-1467 in chronically infected HBV patients on stable nucleoside therapy, and plans to add a fourth cohort of patients to the trial.Read More
William Blair initiated coverage at “outperform” of four biotech companies that are strategically positioned to benefit from the hepatitis B virus frontier.
“Curing chronic hepatitis B infections is the next frontier after solving the hepatitis C problem, and the markets for both disease cures could be similar in size, reaching $200-billion each in cumulative global sales over a span of two decades,” writes analyst Katherine Xu.Read More