Author Archives: Marisa Wexler MS

Immunovant Planning Pivotal Trial of IMVT-1401

Following a review of available clinical data, Immunovant has announced plans to resume clinical testing of the investigational medication IMVT-1401 in myasthenia gravis (MG) and other autoimmune conditions. Following discussions with regulatory agencies, the company is planning to launch a potentially pivotal trial of IMVT-1401 in…

Early Swallowing Difficulty Tied to Worse Outcomes

People with myasthenia gravis (MG) who have difficulty swallowing are more likely to have poor clinical outcomes, according to a recent study. Data from the study also indicates that low levels of albumin — a protein found in the blood that helps transporting hormones and other key molecules in…

Horizon Acquires Viela, Will Develop Inebilizumab for MG Symptoms

In a $3.05 billion deal, Horizon Therapeutics will acquire Viela Bio, the developer of inebilizumab, a potential treatment for autoimmune diseases such as myasthenia gravis (MG), the two companies announced. Horizon plans to advance inebilizumab, already approved for treating another rare autoimmune disease, as a therapy for decreasing disease…

AstraZeneca Set to Acquire Alexion Pharmaceuticals in 2021

After unanimous votes by the boards of directors of both companies, AstraZeneca has announced it will acquire Alexion Pharmaceuticals. If the acquisition gets all needed regulatory clearances, as well as approvals by the shareholders of both companies, the deal is expected to be finalized in the third quarter…