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Credit Suisse sees PTC Therapeutics as a top stock pick

05-12-2014

Credit Suisse has released a biotech research report from analysts Jason Kantor and Jeremiah Shepard…

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NICE final draft guidance recommends Soliris, but saying it is “very expensive”

NICE final draft guidance recommends Soliris, but saying it is “very expensive”

27-11-2014

The UK National Institute for Health and Care Excellence (NICE) has today issued final draft guidance…

Alexion PharmaceuticalsBiotechnologyPricingRare diseasesRegulationSolirisUK

Vertex seeks regulatory approval for lumacaftor/ivacaftor combination for CF

05-11-2014

US biotech firm Vertex Pharmaceuticals has filed for marketing approval for a fully co-formulated combination…

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FDA advisory backs expanded use of Vertex’ CF drug

22-10-2014

There was good news for US biotech firm Vertex Pharmaceuticals yesterday, as a US Food and Drug Administration…

BiotechnologyKalydecoRare diseasesRegulationUSAVertex Pharmaceuticals

Orphan status for Horizon Pharma’s Actimmune in Friedreich's ataxia

Orphan status for Horizon Pharma’s Actimmune in Friedreich's ataxia

04-10-2014

The US Food and Drug Administration has granted orphan drug designation for Ireland-headquartered specialty…

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NICE draft guidance recommends Alexion’s Soliris for very rare life-threatening blood disorder

NICE draft guidance recommends Alexion’s Soliris for very rare life-threatening blood disorder

04-09-2014

A drug to treat a very rare blood disorder affecting around 200 people in England has been recommended…

Alexion PharmaceuticalsBiotechnologyHematologyPricingRare diseasesRegulationSolirisUK

Positive Ph III data for Amicus’ migalastat as Fabry monotherapy

Positive Ph III data for Amicus’ migalastat as Fabry monotherapy

21-08-2014

US biopharma company Amicus Therapeutics has revealed positive 18-month data from its second Phase III…

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Genzyme’s Cerdelga gets FDA approval for Gaucher disease

Genzyme’s Cerdelga gets FDA approval for Gaucher disease

20-08-2014

The US Food and Drug Administration late yesterday approved Cerdelga (eliglustat) for the long-term treatment…

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Catalyst Pharma updates on Ph III Firdapse study in LEMS

13-08-2014

US rare diseases focussed biotech firm Catalyst Pharmaceutical Partners provided an update on the progress…

BiotechnologyCatalyst Pharmaceutical PartnersFirdapseLambert-Eaton myasthenic syndromeRare diseasesRegulationResearchTreatment of Lambert-Eaton myasthenic syndromeUSA

Chiesi and uniQure delay Glybera launch to add data

Chiesi and uniQure delay Glybera launch to add data

04-08-2014

Netherlands-based venture capital backed human gene therapy firm uniQure and privately-held Italian drugmaker…

BiotechnologyChiesi FarmaceuticiEuropeGlyberaOrphan disease lipoprotein lipase deficiencyPricingRare diseasesRegulationuniQure

FDA expands approval of Genzyme’s Lumizyme to treat Pompe disease

FDA expands approval of Genzyme’s Lumizyme to treat Pompe disease

02-08-2014

The US Food and Drug Administration on Friday approved Lumizyme (alglucosidase alfa) for treatment of…

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Orphan status in Europe for Alexion’s Soliris in myasthenia gravis

Orphan status in Europe for Alexion’s Soliris in myasthenia gravis

01-08-2014

The European Commission has granted orphan drug designation (ODD) to US drugmaker Alexion Pharmaceuticals’…

Alexion PharmaceuticalsBiotechnologyEuropeEuropean CommissionMyasthenia gravisNeurologic disorderRare diseasesRegulationSoliris

US breakthrough status for InterMune’s pirfenidone

US breakthrough status for InterMune’s pirfenidone

21-07-2014

US biotech firm InterMune’s Esbriet (pirfenidone) has been granted Breakthrough Therapy designation…

BiotechnologyEsbrietFood and Drug AdministrationInterMunepirfenidoneRare diseasesRegulationRespiratory and PulmonaryUSA

Pharming and Salix gain US approval for Ruconest

Pharming and Salix gain US approval for Ruconest

17-07-2014

Netherlands-based Pharming Group and Salix Pharmaceuticals have received approval from the US Food and…

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Sarepta tanks despite positive data on eteplirsen in Duchenne MD

Sarepta tanks despite positive data on eteplirsen in Duchenne MD

11-07-2014

US RNA-based drug developer Sarepta Therapeutics saw its shares plunge, despite the company releasing…

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Vertex leaps on positive Ph III results with lumacaftor

Vertex leaps on positive Ph III results with lumacaftor

24-06-2014

US biotech firm Vertex Pharmaceuticals saw its share price rocket nearly 52% to $101.20 in extending…

BiotechnologyBusiness FinanceCystic fibrosisHealth Medical PharmaKalydecolumacaftorMedicinePhenolsRare diseasesRegulationResearchVertex Pharmaceuticals

US orphan status for Mirati’s mocetinostat and Alexion’s Soliris

US orphan status for Mirati’s mocetinostat and Alexion’s Soliris

17-06-2014

USA-based Mirati Therapeutics has been granted Orphan Drug designation by the US Food and Drug Administration…

BiotechnologyOncologyRare diseasesRegulation

Prosensa agrees regulatory pathway for drisapersen with FDA

Prosensa agrees regulatory pathway for drisapersen with FDA

04-06-2014

Dutch biotech Prosensa Holding saw its shares fall 5.8% to $9.98 in by close of US trading yesterday,…

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CHMP changes mind on PTC Therapeutics’ Duchenne drug Translarna, giving a positive opinion

25-05-2014

In something of a surprise for PTC Therapeutics and observers, the European Medicines Agency’s advisory…

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US FDA clears pathway for Sarepta’s eteplirsen filing by year end

22-04-2014

US RNA-based drug developer Sarepta Therapeutics it plans to submit a New Drug Application to the US…

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FDA backs Kalydeco for eight additional mutations that cause cystic fibrosis

22-02-2014

The US Food and Drug Administration approved biotech firm Vertex Pharmaceuticals’ supplemental New…

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FDA approves Northera for neurogenic orthostatic hypotension

FDA approves Northera for neurogenic orthostatic hypotension

19-02-2014

Shares of US biotech firm Chelsea Therapeutics soared 38% to $6.75 in after-hours trading yesterday,…

BiotechnologyChelsea TherapeuticsDainippon Sumitomo PharmaNorth AmericaNortheraRare diseasesRegulationUSA

BioLineRx gains orphan status for novel stem cell mobilization treatment

BioLineRx gains orphan status for novel stem cell mobilization treatment

23-01-2014

Israeli drug developer BioLineRx has received notice from the US Food and Drug Administration confirming…

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Orphan designation for NPS Pharma’s Natpara in Europe

04-01-2014

The European Commission has granted orphan drug designation to US biotech firm NPS Pharmaceuticals Natpara…

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