Recon: Biden blacklists Chinese chip maker; Blackstone weighs options for $1B Ayumi Pharma

ReconRecon | 15 December 2022 |  By 

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In Focus: US
  • Biden Blacklists China’s YMTC, Crackdowns on AI Chip Sector (Reuters)
  • U.S. Commerce removes Wuxi Biologics from unverified list (Reuters)
  • Accelerated Approval Decline? Too Early To Overinterpret US FDA Trend (Pink Sheet)
  • US set to pay nearly $2B for Pfizer's Covid-19 treatment Paxlovid in 2023 (Endpoints)
  • Despite Import Alert, Sun Still Aims To Remediate Halol Rather Than Transfer Products (Pink Sheet)
  • Leave Pfizer Copay Ruling as Is, Biden’s HHS Tells Supreme Court (Bloomberg)
  • House Passes One-Week Spending Bill to Avert Dec. 17 Shutdown (Bloomberg)
  • Generic Tiering Requirement, Enhanced Oversight On Chronic Meds Proposed For Marketplace Plans (Pink Sheet)
  • Biden administration offers U.S. households more free COVID-19 tests for winter (Reuters)
  • Science, Cell issue notices of concern on challenged papers co-authored by Stanford president (STAT)
  • Aligning drug prices with ICER estimates could save tens of billions of dollars — JAMA paper (Endpoints)
In Focus: International
  • New EU Fee System To Give Pharma Firms More Predictability (Pink Sheet)
  • Expanding Hospital Exemptions For ATMPs Could Make Europe Less Attractive To Investors (Pink Sheet)
  • Pfizer Adds to China Paxlovid Supply Amid Covid Case Surge (Bloomberg)
  • India says samples taken from pharma firm linked to Gambia deaths meet required standards (Reuters)
  • UK government takes measures to ease penicillin shortages (Reuters)
  • China pushes vaccines as retreat from ‘zero-COVID’ turns messy (Reuters)
  • China’s COVID scare sparks run on flu medicines, test kits as far away as Australia  (Reuters)
  • Spain passes pioneering sexual, reproductive health law  (Reuters)
Pharma & Biotech
  • Kintara Therapeutics Received Orphan Drug Designation for VAL-083 for Treatment of Diffuse Intrinsic Pontine Glioma (DIPG) (Biospace)
  • AstraZeneca, Merck hit with 3-month delay for Lynparza’s FDA filing in first-line prostate cancer (Fierce)
  • Blackstone Said to Weigh Options for $1 Billion Ayumi Pharma (DealStreetAsia) (Yahoo)
  • Axcella axes NASH program, 85% of staff in last-ditch focus on long COVID (Fierce)
  • Merck & Co. inks pact with Indonesia’s Bio Farma to make HPV vaccine (Fierce)
  • Danish biotech seeking niche vaccine edge against Pfizer snags €72M for pivotal study (Endpoints)
  • Novartis offloads five eye drugs in deal worth up to $175M (Endpoints)
  • Sio confirms gene therapy company will be liquidated after tough year (Fierce)  (Endpoints)
  • Catalent to build a new $40M analytical services facility in North Carolina's Research Triangle (Endpoints)
  • Avidity pushes phase 1/2 data as proof of first targeted RNA into muscle but FDA partial hold remains (Fierce)
  • Two Ebola Vaccines Provide Lasting Immune Response in Big Study (Bloomberg)
  • Enlaza launches with $61M, aims to take covalency into protein drugs (Endpoints)
  • Medtech Experts Voice Mixed Reactions To European Commission’s New MDR Proposals (MedTech Insight)
  • Activists Push US Government To Investigate Animal Abuse Charges Against Neuralink and UC Davis (MedTech Insight)
  • German Medtechs Say MDR Ball Is In EU’s Court, Plus DRG Changes and ESG Reactions (MedTech Insight)
  • BARDA Plans Four-Pronged Approach To Future Pandemics (MedTech Insight)
  • Detect Recalls Thousands Of COVID-19 Tests Due To Risk Of False Negative Results (MedTech Insight)
  • Illumina defends Grail acquisition before FTC amid potential divestiture order in Europe
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  • Axonics nabs Canadian nod for 20-year incontinence implant requiring fewer recharges (Fierce)
Government, Regulatory & Legal
  • Mallinckrodt Released From ALS Drug Stock Suit Due to Bankruptcy (Bloomberg)
  • LabSolutions CEO Convicted in $463 Million Genetic Testing Plot (Bloomberg)
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