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NICE final draft guidance recommends Soliris, but saying it is “very expensive”

NICE final draft guidance recommends Soliris, but saying it is “very expensive”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The UK National Institute for Health and Care Excellence (NICE) has today issued final draft guidance…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

Royalty Pharma pays $3.3 billion for CFF royalty rights to Kalydeco

19-11-2014

Royalty Pharma says it has acquired royalties on Vertex Pharmaceuticals' cystic fibrosis treatments,…

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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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Pharming strengthens balance sheet with $20 million milestone from Salix

Pharming strengthens balance sheet with $20 million milestone from Salix

04-11-2014

Dutch biotech company Pharming Group says it has received a $20 million milestone payment from the USA’s…

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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 collaborates on gene therapy for rare disease that causes childhood blindness

Genzyme collaborates on gene therapy for rare disease that causes childhood blindness

25-09-2014

French pharma major Sanofi subsidiary Genzyme has entered into a research collaboration with the USA’s…

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Australian government announces funding available for Soliris

18-09-2014

The Pharmaceutical Benefits Advisory Committee (PBAC) has recommended to the Australian government that…

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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…

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bluebird bio poised to advance gene therapy pipeline

bluebird bio poised to advance gene therapy pipeline

02-09-2014

US clinical-stage biotech firm bluebird bio is advancing a pipeline focused on gene therapy, a rapidly…

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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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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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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…

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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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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’…

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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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