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Wednesday, April 18. 2018
Basel, Switzerland, April 18, 2018 - Basilea Pharmaceutica Ltd. (SIX: BSLN) announced today that its license partner Asahi Kasei Pharma Corporation ("Asahi Kasei Pharma") has started enrollment in a clinical phase 3 study with the antifungal isavuconazole for the treatment of deep-seated mycosis, comprised of invasive aspergillosis, chronic pulmonary aspergillosis, mucormycosis and cryptococcosis. The study is part of an abbreviated development program. If the study is successfully completed, Asahi Kasei Pharma plans to proceed with the submission of a marketing authorization application for isavuconazole in Japan.
Tuesday, April 17. 2018
Basel, Switzerland, April 17, 2018 - Basilea Pharmaceutica Ltd. (SIX: BSLN) announced today that it has entered into a license agreement with ArQule, Inc. (NASDAQ: ARQL) for its oncology drug candidate ARQ 087 (derazantinib), which targets the fibroblast growth factor receptor (FGFR) family of kinases. The exclusive license is worldwide, excluding the People's Republic of China, Hong Kong, Macau and Taiwan.
Monday, April 09. 2018
Basel, Switzerland, April 09, 2018 - Basilea Pharmaceutica Ltd. (SIX: BSLN) announced today that its partner Avir Pharma Inc. ("Avir Pharma") has launched Basilea's hospital antibiotic Zevtera® (ceftobiprole) in Canada.
Tuesday, March 06. 2018
  • First launch in Latin America
Thursday, March 01. 2018
Basel, Switzerland, March 01, 2018 - Basilea Pharmaceutica Ltd. (SIX: BSLN) announced today that Adesh Kaul will join Basilea's Management Committee as Chief Corporate Development Officer effective March 01, 2018. He will continue to be responsible for strategic planning, business development & licensing, investor relations and public relations.
Tuesday, February 27. 2018
  • 54% increase in total revenue, amounting to CHF 101.5 million
  • Operating loss reduced by 68% to CHF 14.1 million
  • Cash position as of year-end 2017 increased to CHF 310.7 million
  • License and distribution agreements in 2017 for Cresemba® and Zevtera® cover more than 100 countries with CHF 80 million in upfront payments and up to USD 1.1 billion potential milestone payments
Friday, February 23. 2018
Basel, Switzerland, February 23, 2018   Basilea Pharmaceutica Ltd. (SIX: BSLN) announced today that it has commenced enrollment in the first of its two planned clinical phase 3 registration studies of the antibiotic ceftobiprole. The first study evaluates the safety and efficacy of the antibiotic in the treatment of adult patients with acute bacterial skin and skin structure infections (ABSSSI). Basilea expects to begin enrollment in the second phase 3 clinical trial of ceftobiprole in the treatment of adult patients with bacteremia (bloodstream infection) caused by Staphylococcus aureus mid-2018. The two trials are designed to be cross-supportive for a potential U.S. registration and are conducted under a Special Protocol Assessment (SPA) agreement with the U.S. Food and Drug Administration (FDA).
Wednesday, February 21. 2018
Basel, Switzerland, February 21, 2018 - Basilea Pharmaceutica Ltd. (SIX: BSLN) reported today that Chief Executive Officer Ronald Scott will retire after 18 years with the company. Basilea's Board of Directors has appointed David Veitch, currently Basilea's Chief Commercial Officer and member of the Management Committee, to succeed Mr. Scott in the role of Chief Executive Officer effective April 19, 2018.
Wednesday, January 10. 2018
Basel, Switzerland, January 10, 2018 - Basilea Pharmaceutica Ltd. (SIX: BSLN) reported today the completion of its extension of its license agreement with Pfizer Inc. (NYSE: PFE) for Basilea's antifungal Cresemba® (isavuconazole) to include China (with Hong Kong and Macao) and sixteen countries in the Asia Pacific region, execution of which was announced on December 1, 2017. The amendment was subject to customary regulatory review which has completed. Isavuconazole is an antifungal for the treatment of life-threatening invasive mold infections.
Wednesday, January 03. 2018
Basel, Switzerland, January 03, 2018 - Basilea Pharmaceutica Ltd. (SIX: BSLN) announced today the initiation of a phase 1 study conducted under its clinical study agreement with the Adult Brain Tumor Consortium (ABTC) in the U.S. The first patient has been treated in this open-label dose-escalation study to determine the safety and tolerability of the oral formulation of Basilea's novel anticancer drug candidate BAL101553 in combination with standard radiation in patients with newly-diagnosed glioblastoma. Patients participating in the study have a reduced sensitivity to standard chemotherapy with temozolomide due to an unmethylated MGMT promoter.
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