If you were too busy playing in the Wimbledon semis and finals this weekend (or maybe just watching) to keep up with the news, IN VIVO Blog is here to help.
- Inhibition! Some news out of the International Society on Thrombosis and Haemostasis in Geneva this weekend. First up, Bayer's rivaroxaban was significantly more effective than Sanofi-aventis' Lovenox in preventing blood clots after knee surgery, Reuters reports. Rivaroxaban, a Factor Xa inhibitor, is being developed with Johnson & Johnson. Another Factor Xa inibhitor, Pfizer and BMS' apixiban (which is approximately a year behind rivaroxaban in development), also posted solid results, in a mid-stage trial. Reuters has the story.
- Indecision! UK's National Institute for Clinical Excellence (NICE) has changed its mind, and now considers Eli Lilly's Alimta cost-effective in treating mesothelioma in certain patients.
- Interference!! Roche and Alnylam announced this morning a broad alliance in RNAi therapeutics, worth up to $1 billion. Alnylam gets $331 million up-front in cash and equity payments. We hope you're not all RNAi'd out cause there'll be more on this later ...