Kymriah Sales Unaffected By COVID-19, but Ph3 Adult ALL Trial Withdrawn; Novartis Q2 2020 Earnings Update

On Tuesday, July 21, Novartis held their Q2 2020 earnings call (press release / financial report / presentation). Of note, Kymriah sales were resilient despite COVID-19, growing +103% WW QoQ and +27% WW versus Q1 2020. Interestingly, the Ph3 OBERON trial investigating Kymriah in adult ALL has been omitted from Novartis’s pipeline. Below, Celltelligence provides thoughts on Novartis’s cell therapy program, particularly surrounding the withdrawal of the Ph3 OBERON study and the ongoing risks posed by competitors, Gilead and Autolus, on Kymriah’s continued sales growth.

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Matthew Maryniak

President of Fenix Group International

Matthew has been a thought leader in the high-growth therapeutic areas of diabetes and cardiovascular medicine since 2006, making regular attendance at large and small CV/met scientific meetings and an architect of novel methods for assessing market opportunities. He has over a decade of experience in leading CV/met consulting engagements, is a published author in PM360 and Diabetes Technology & Therapeutics, and has been quoted in The Pink Sheet on anti-thrombotics.

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