Baxter International and Halozyme Therapeutics announced that the FDA approved Baxter’s subcutaneous treatment for adult patients with primary immunodeficiency (PI), HYQVIA [Immune Globulin Infusion 10% (Human) with Recombinant Human Hyaluronidase].
Gilead Sciences says it has reached a deal with several generic drugmakers to produce cheaper...
The Department of Justice filed a court motion against the German conglomerate over its...
Merck KGaA Discontinues Clinical Development Program of Tecemotide for Stage III Non-Small Cell Lung CancerSeptember 12, 2014 3:18 pm | News | Comments
Merck KGaA announced that its biopharmaceutical division will discontinue the clinical...
Lilly Says CYRAMZA Phase III Second-Line Colorectal Cancer Trial Meets Primary Endpoint of Overall SurvivalSeptember 12, 2014 8:56 am | News | Comments
Eli Lilly and Company today announced that the RAISE trial, a Phase III study of ramucirumab (CYRAMZA) in combination with chemotherapy in patients with metastatic colorectal cancer (mCRC), met its primary endpoint of overall survival.
The University of Pennsylvania today reached an important milestone in its alliance with Novartis as it unveiled plans for the construction of a first-of-its-kind Center for Advanced Cellular Therapeutics (CACT) on the Penn Medicine campus in Philadelphia.
Federal health experts say a diabetes drug from Novo Nordisk should be approved for a new use in treating obesity. The panel of Food and Drug Administration advisers voted 14-1 that the injectable drug's benefits outweigh it risks for patients who are obese or dangerously overweight.
Abbott Laboratories said Thursday that its board approved spending up to $3 billion to buy back the health conglomerate's stock.
For the sixth consecutive year, Roche has been recognized by the Dow Jones Sustainability Indices (DJSI) as the Group Leader in sustainability within the pharmaceuticals, biotechnology and life sciences industry. This places Roche amongst the top 10 percent of companies across all surveyed industries.
Baxter International has announced that Baxalta Incorporated will be the name of the new, publicly traded biopharmaceutical company that is expected to launch in mid-2015.
Astellas Pharma and Medivation announced today that the FDA approved a new indication for the use of XTANDI (enzalutamide) capsules to treat patients with metastatic castration-resistant prostate cancer (CRPC).
European regulators have approved a long-lasting insulin from Eli Lilly and Co. and German drugmaker Boehringer Ingelheim that is the subject of patent infringement litigation with French rival Sanofi.
Mylan has entered into an agreement to acquire the U.S. commercialization, marketing and intellectual property rights relating to Arixtra® (fondaparinux sodium) Injection and the authorized generic (AG) of Arixtra from Aspen Global Incorporated.
Valeant Pharmaceuticals Expands Bausch + Lomb Manufacturing Facility, Adding 120 New Jobs in Rochester, NYSeptember 9, 2014 8:39 am | News | Comments
Valeant Pharmaceuticals hosted a ribbon cutting ceremony for the new Bausch + Lomb ULTRA contact lens manufacturing lines and solar array assembly at the company's Optics Center in Rochester, NY. The ceremony recognized the expansion and installation of the new manufacturing lines, which will produce the company's silicone hydrogel contact lens, Bausch + Lomb ULTRA.
The shortage of the medication — called bacillus Calmette-Guerin, or BCG — has been caused by manufacturing problems at plants operated by two different pharmaceutical companies — Merck and Sanofi Pasteur.
Merus Labs International has acquired from Novartis AG, in certain European countries, the rights to manufacture, market, and sell the branded prescription medicine product Sintrom® (acenocoumarol).
New monkey studies show that one shot of an experimental Ebola vaccine can trigger fast protection, but the effect waned unless the animals got a booster shot made a different way.
Ophthotech Achieves $50M Milestone under Ex-US Licensing and Commercial Agreement with Novartis for Fovista®September 8, 2014 8:07 am | News | Comments
Ophthotech Corporation today announced that it has achieved a $50 million enrollment milestone payment from Novartis Pharma AG as part of the ex-US licensing and commercialization agreement between the two companies focused on the treatment of wet age-related macular degeneration (AMD).
The U.S. Food and Drug Administration has granted accelerated approval to Keytruda (pembrolizumab) for treatment of patients with advanced or unresectable melanoma who are no longer responding to other drugs.
Lilly said peglispro produced statistically significant lower blood sugar levels in patients when compared to people who took the Sanofi insulin Lantus in two late-stage studies of people with type 1 diabetes.
Takeda Pharmaceutical has been ordered by a U.S. district court to pay $6 billion in punitive damages over a lawsuit filed by a man who claimed his bladder cancer was caused by Takeda's diabetes medicine Actos.
Johnson & Johnson will fast-track the development of a promising new combination vaccine regimen against Ebola and broadly collaborate with its partners in global health to deliver immediate relief aid to address the current Ebola outbreak.
The Food and Drug Administration says there is little evidence that testosterone-boosting drugs taken by millions of American men are beneficial, though the agency is also unconvinced by studies suggesting the hormone carries serious risks.
AstraZeneca has entered into a research collaboration with Redx Pharma Limited to discover and develop new molecules targeting a genetic driver of tumor growth and survival. The research will complement AstraZeneca’s strategic approach focused on genetic drivers of cancer and mechanisms of resistance to established and novel cancer therapies.
Teva Pharmaceutical announced that a positive judgment has been given by the UK High Court in support of Teva's case against AstraZeneca relating to the validity of EP 1,085,877 covering the SMART ( S ingle inhaler M aintenance A nd R eliever T herapy) indication for AstraZeneca's fixed dose formoterol/budesonide combination product, Symbicort®.
Eisai today announced it has entered into an agreement with Concordia Pharmaceuticals Inc., a subsidiary of Concordia Healthcare Corp., to purchase Eisai's U.S. and Puerto Rican commercialization and distribution rights to Zonegran.
EMD Serono announced today that Drew Young has joined the company as Senior Vice President, Neurology and Immunology. In this capacity, he will be responsible for leading the strategic direction of the U.S. Neurology and Immunology franchise, including future products.
Pfizer and Protalix BioTherapeutics announced that the FDA approved ELELYSO™ for injection for pediatric patients. ELELYSO is therefore now indicated for long-term enzyme replacement therapy (ERT) for adult and pediatric patients with a confirmed diagnosis of Type 1 Gaucher disease.
The facility was established in 1989, expanded in 2003-2006 and acquired by Olympus Biotech in 2011. It has been used primarily for mammalian cell manufacturing until production was phased out earlier this year.
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