NORTH CHICAGO, Ill., April 29, 2016 /PRNewswire/ -- AbbVie (NYSE: ABBV), a global biopharmaceutical company, today announced that the Committee for Medicinal Products for Human Use (CHMP) of the European Medicines Agency (EMA) issued a positive opinion in favor of the use of IMBRUVICA® (ibrutinib) for the treatment of adult patients with previously-untreated chronic lymphocytic leukemia (CLL) in the European Union (EU). The positive CHMP recommendation follows the March 4, 2016 U.S. Food and Drug Administration (FDA) approval of IMBRUVICA for the first-line treatment of patients with CLL.1 If approved by the European Commission (EC), this would be the fifth treatment indication for IMBRUVICA in the EU to date.
NORTH CHICAGO, Ill., April 29, 2016 /PRNewswire/ -- AbbVie (NYSE: ABBV) will participate in the Bank of America Merrill Lynch 2016 Global Health Care Conference on Thursday, May 12, 2016. Bill Chase, executive vice president and chief financial officer, will participate in a question and answer session at 1:20 p.m. Central time.
NORTH CHICAGO, Ill., April 28, 2016 /PRNewswire/ -- AbbVie (NYSE:ABBV) announced financial results for the first quarter ended March 31, 2016.
NORTH CHICAGO, Ill., April 28, 2016 /PRNewswire/ -- AbbVie (NYSE:ABBV), a global biopharmaceutical company, announced that it will acquire Stemcentrx and its lead late-stage asset rovalpituzumab tesirine (Rova-T) currently in registrational trials for small cell lung cancer (SCLC). Rova-T is a novel biomarker-specific therapy that is derived from cancer stem cells and targets delta-like protein 3 (DLL3) that is expressed in more than 80 percent of SCLC patient tumors and is not present in healthy tissue. Registrational trials for third-line small cell lung cancer are expected to complete enrollment by the end of 2016.
NORTH CHICAGO, Ill. and SOUTH SAN FRANCISCO, Calif., April 21, 2016 /PRNewswire/ -- AbbVie (NYSE: ABBV) and CytomX Therapeutics, Inc. (Nasdaq: CTMX) today announced that they have entered into a collaboration to co-develop and co-commercialize Probody™ Drug Conjugates against CD71, also known as transferrin receptor 1 (TfR1). CD71 is highly expressed in a number of solid and hematologic cancers and has attractive molecular properties for efficient delivery of cytotoxic payloads to tumor cells. Probody therapeutics are designed to take advantage of unique conditions in the tumor microenvironment to enhance the tumor-targeting features of an antibody and reduce drug activity in healthy tissues.
NORTH CHICAGO, Ill. and BREDA, The Netherlands and GHENT, Belgium, April 21, 2016 /PRNewswire/ -- AbbVie (NYSE: ABBV), a global biopharmaceutical company, and argenx (Euronext Brussels: ARGX), a clinical-stage biopharmaceutical company focused on creating and developing differentiated therapeutic antibodies to treat cancer and severe autoimmune diseases will collaborate to develop and commercialize ARGX-115. ARGX-115 is argenx' preclinical-stage human antibody program targeting the novel immuno-oncology target GARP, a protein believed to contribute to immuno-suppressive effects of T-cells.
CHICAGO and NORTH CHICAGO, Ill., April 20, 2016 /PRNewswire/ -- The University of Chicago and AbbVie (NYSE: ABBV), a global biopharmaceutical company, have entered into a five-year collaboration agreement designed to improve the pace of discovery and advance medical research in oncology at both organizations.
NORTH CHICAGO, Ill., April 20, 2016 /PRNewswire/ -- AbbVie (NYSE: ABBV) will participate in the Deutsche Bank 41st Annual Health Care Conference on Wednesday, May 4, 2016. Bill Chase, executive vice president and chief financial officer, will participate in a question and answer session at 9:40 a.m. Central time.
NORTH CHICAGO, Ill., April 11, 2016 /PRNewswire/ -- AbbVie (NYSE: ABBV), a global biopharmaceutical company, today announced the U.S. Food and Drug Administration (FDA) has granted accelerated approval of Venclexta™ (venetoclax) tablets for patients diagnosed with chronic lymphocytic leukemia (CLL) with 17p deletion, as detected by an FDA-approved test, who have received at least one prior therapy.1 The FDA approved this indication under accelerated approval based on overall response rate, and continued approval may be contingent upon verification and description of clinical benefit in a confirmatory trial. The FDA approved Venclexta as a first-in-class, oral, once-daily medicine1 that selectively inhibits the BCL-2 protein.1 The BCL-2 protein blocks apoptosis (programmed cell death) of cells, including some cancer cells, and can be overexpressed in CLL cells.1 Venclexta is being developed by AbbVie and Genentech, a member of the Roche Group. It is marketed collaboratively by the companies in the U.S. and by AbbVie outside of the U.S.
NORTH CHICAGO, Ill., April 7, 2016 /PRNewswire/ -- AbbVie (NYSE: ABBV) will announce its first-quarter 2016 financial results on Thursday, April 28, 2016, before the market opens.
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