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Dicerna licenses rights to Tekmira technology

Dicerna licenses rights to Tekmira technology

18-11-2014

US RNAi therapeutics specialist Dicerna Pharmaceuticals has entered a licensing agreement for to use…

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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…

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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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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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Oncothyreon acquires Alpine Biosciences

Oncothyreon acquires Alpine Biosciences

12-08-2014

US biotech firm Oncothyreon says that it has acquired Alpine Biosciences, of Seattle, Washington, a privately…

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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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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…

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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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Baxter buys AesRx, gaining rights to investigational SCD drug

Baxter buys AesRx, gaining rights to investigational SCD drug

10-07-2014

US drugmaker Baxter International said yesterday that it has acquired AesRx, a private US biopharmaceutical…

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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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Hawaii Biotech awarded $5.5million government grant for botulism therapy

Hawaii Biotech awarded $5.5million government grant for botulism therapy

05-03-2014

Privately-held US biotech company Hawaii Biotech has been awarded a contract to continue developing drugs…

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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,…

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