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Medigene signs collaboration with Falk Pharma for RhuDex

Medigene signs collaboration with Falk Pharma for RhuDex


German biotechnology company Medigene has signed an exclusive global license agreement with drugmaker…

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Ferring in up to 76 million euro deal with TxCell for IBD drug Ovasave

Ferring in up to 76 million euro deal with TxCell for IBD drug Ovasave


French biotech firm TxCell SA and privately-held Switzerland-headquartered Ferring International have…

BiotechnologyFerring PharmaceuticalsFinancialGastro-intestinalsLicensingOvaSaveTxCell

Modest growth forecast for global Crohn’s disease market

Modest growth forecast for global Crohn’s disease market


The global Crohn’s disease (CD) market value is forecast to show modest growth, climbing from $3.2…

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Amgen launches collaboration with academia for IBD drug development


US biotech firm Amgen says it has launched a strategic collaboration with Massachusetts General Hospital…

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DMC recommends halt to Actelion’s macitentan Ph III study in digital ulcers

DMC recommends halt to Actelion’s macitentan Ph III study in digital ulcers


Switzerland-based Actelion this morning announced disappointing news from an independent Data Monitoring…


Health Canada backs pediatric Humira for Crohn's


US drugmaker AbbVie (NYSE: ABBV) says that Health Canada has approved its blockbuster rheumatoid arthritis…

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AstraZeneca's naloxegol meets endpoints; EMA validates Gilead's sofosbuvir MAA


Anglo-Swedish drug major AstraZeneca (LSE: AZN) yesterday (May 21) presented the results of two pivotal…

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US FDA approves Janssen's Simponi to treat ulcerative colitis


The US Food and Drug Administration late yesterday (May 15) approved a new use for Johnson & Johnson…

BiotechnologyGastro-intestinalsInflammatory diseasesJanssen BiotechJohnson & JohnsonNorth AmericaPharmaceuticalRegulationSimponi Injection

US gastroenterologists increasingly using biologics to treat Crohn's patients in remission


Although there have been no significant changes with regard to biologic treatment and Crohn's disease…

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Merck Serono spins out sixth company - Calypso Biotech - to focus on gastrointestinal immunological disorders


German drug major Merck KGaA's (MRK: DE) subsidiary Merck Serono yesterday (March 4) announced the creation…

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Lexicon Pharma updates on clinical pipeline


US drug developer Lexicon Pharmaceutical (Nasdaq: LXRX) yesterday updated its drug development pipeline,…

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FDA approvals for Gattex, Adasuve, Varizig and Tamiflu


Ahead of the Christmas holiday period, the US Food and Drug Administration announced a number of regulatory…

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Phenex in up to $135 million research collaboration with Janssen


Privately-held German drug discovery firm Phenex Pharmaceuticals has entered into an agreement with Janssen…

Anti-Arthritics/RheumaticsBiotechnologyGastro-intestinalsInflammatory diseasesJanssenJohnson & JohnsonLicensingPhenex PharmaceuticalsResearch

EU approvals for Viread and Constella; EMA accepts vintafolide MAA


Among a batch of European Union regulatory news in the last day or two, US biotech firm Gilead Sciences…

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Rhythm expands Series B financing to $33 Million, adding Pfizer Ventures as an investor


Boston, USA-based biotech firm Rhythm Pharmaceuticals says it has raised an additional $8 million to…

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TxCell raises 12.4 million euros to progress OvaSave


French biotech firm TxCell SA has raised 12.4 million euros ($16.1 million) in a third financing round.…


Study finds potential use of ustekinumab for Crohn's disease


Ustekinumab, an antibody proven to treat the skin condition psoriasis, has now shown positive results…

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Theravance in up to $63.5 million deal with Alfa Wassermann for velusetrag; RuiYi links with arGEN-X on MAb


USA-based Theravance (Nasdaq: THRX) and Italy headquartered Alfa Wassermann have entered into an exclusive…

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Uptake of biosimilars will see Remicade and Humira sales decline in 2017


The TNF-alpha inhibitors infliximab (Janssen Biotech/Merck/Mitsubishi Tanabe's Remicade) and adalimumab…

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US gastroenterologists' attitudes to prescribing for Crohn's disease and ulcerative colitis


When evaluating the most important attributes for emerging therapies for Crohn's disease (CD) and ulcerative…

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Abbott's Humira cleared for Crohn's disease in EU


The European Commission has approved US health care major Abbott Laboratories' (NYSE: ABT) blockbuster…

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Abbott's Humira gains FDA panel backing for wider use


The US Food and Drug Administration's Gastrointestinal Drugs Advisory Committee yesterday voted by 15…

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Ferring Pharma gains rights for elobixibat from Albireo


Swiss drugmaker Ferring Pharmaceuticals has entered into a licensing agreement with Albireo AB, a Sweden-based…

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Enterologics aims to produce Rx biotherapeutics for GI diseases


USA-based biotech firm Enterologics (OTCBB: ELGO.OB), which is focussed on the development of live biotherapeutic…

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