J.P. Morgan Notebook Day 3: Lilly's CGRP Prospects, Juno On Track, Color From Alnylam's Greene, Shire's New CMO
Daily round-up of news and notes from the 2018 J.P. Morgan Healthcare Conference in San Francisco: Lilly CEO on CGRP reimbursement jitters, Alnylam president on Sanofi deal terms, Juno stakes BCMA myeloma claim, Shire's new CMO.
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Celgene's partnership strategy paid off at ASH with positive results for two CAR-T therapies in development with bluebird bio and Juno. The company is pursuing first- and best-in-class opportunities with the goal of becoming a leader in the CAR-T field.
The appointment of Andreas Busch as its new head of R&D represents a boost for Shire which has 17 programs in late-stage development, headed by the potential HAE blockbuster SHP643.