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HIV market growth to be impacted by patent expiries

16-04-2014

Due to patent expirations of several key therapies, the human immunodeficiency virus (HIV) treatment…

Anti-viralsapricitabineAtriplaBiotechnologycensavudineelvucitabineGilead SciencesMarkets & MarketingPatentsResearchtenofovir alafenamideTruvadaViread

FDA finally OKs GlaxoSmithKline’s Tanzeum to treat type 2 diabetes

16-04-2014

UK pharma giant GlaxoSmithKline yesterday received the much anticipated approval from the US Food and…

albiglutideDiabetesGlaxoSmithKlineNorth AmericaPharmaceuticalRegulationTanzeumUSA

Bio-Techne to acquire China’s PrimeGene

15-04-2014

Techne Corp (d/b/a Bio-Techne) says that its R&D Systems China subsidiary has entered into an agreement…

Bio-TechneBiotechnologyMergers & AcquisitionsPrimeGene Bio-Tech

New report finds upturn in the Swiss biotech sector in 2013

15-04-2014

The Swiss biotech sector saw increases in terms of net sales, capital investments and number of employees,…

BiotechnologyBusiness FinanceBusiness FinanceEnvironmentHelvetiiMarkets & MarketingNorthern EuropeSwitzerland

FTC imposes conditions on Akorn’s proposed buy of Hi-Tech Pharmacal

15-04-2014

In order to consummate the proposed $640 million acquisition of Hi-Tech Pharmacal by fellow USA-based…

ActavisAkornGenericsHi-Tech PharmacalMergers & AcquisitionsNorth AmericaUSA

Depomed settlements with two Gralise ANDA filers

15-04-2014

US specialty drugmaker Depomed has entered into settlement agreements with two of the three defendants…

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Dutch biotech Mucosis partners with Chinese firm

Dutch biotech Mucosis partners with Chinese firm

15-04-2014

Dutch biotech company Mucosis has entered into a long-term collaboration and license agreement with China-based…

BiotechnologyChangchunChief executiveChinaDiseaseHuman respiratory syncytial virusLicensingMimopath technologyNetherlandsVaccines

Total spending growth returns for US medicines, reports IMS Health

Total spending growth returns for US medicines, reports IMS Health

15-04-2014

Total spending on US medicines increased 1.0% on a real per capita basis in 2013, while the use of health…

FinancialHealthcareMarkets & MarketingNorth AmericaPharmaceuticalUSA

Negative results for asthma candidate cause Cytos Biotech to look at liquidation

14-04-2014

Swiss drug developer Cytos Biotechnology today revealed that the Phase IIb study of CYT003 in patients…

BiotechnologyFinancialResearchRespiratory and Pulmonary

NeoStem to acquire California Stem Cell, expanding pipeline

14-04-2014

USA-based NeoStem has entered into a definitive agreement to acquire California Stem Cell, an Irvine,…

BiotechnologyCalifornia Stem Cellmelapuldencel-TMergers & AcquisitionsNeoStemOncologyResearch

NDA filing for empagliflozin and linagliptin combo accepted by FDA

NDA filing for empagliflozin and linagliptin combo accepted by FDA

14-04-2014

The US Food and Drug Administration has accepted the filing of the New Drug Application for the investigational…

Boehringer IngelheimDiabetesEli LillyempagliflozinJardiancelinagliptinNorth AmericaPharmaceuticalRegulationTradjentaUSA

Extended US market exclusivity for BioMarin's rare disease drug Kuvan

14-04-2014

US drugmaker BioMarin Pharmaceutical says that the Food and Drug Administration has granted Kuvan (sapropterin…

BioMarin PharmaceuticalKuvanNorth AmericaPharmaceuticalRare diseasesRegulationUSA

Sylvia Mathews Burwell nominated as next US HHS Secretary as Sebelius quits

Sylvia Mathews Burwell nominated as next US HHS Secretary as Sebelius quits

14-04-2014

On Friday in a Rose Garden ceremony, US President Barack Obama announced that Sylvia Mathews Burwell,…

ManagementNorth AmericaPharmaceuticalPoliticsUSA

Impressive data for once-daily sofosbuvir and ledipasvir treatment of HCV genotype 1

12-04-2014

Strong results from three Phase III clinical trials (ION-1, ION-2 and ION-3) evaluating the investigational…

Anti-viralsBiotechnologyGilead SciencesledipasvirResearchsofosbuvirSovaldi

Immune responses enhanced and sustained when Provenge is given after ADT in prostate cancer

Immune responses enhanced and sustained when Provenge is given after ADT in prostate cancer

12-04-2014

US biotech firm Dendreon has released positive preliminary data from a long-term analysis of the Phase…

BiotechnologyDendreonOncologyProvengeResearch

Impax Pharma resubmits NDA for Rytary

Impax Pharma resubmits NDA for Rytary

11-04-2014

Impax Laboratories’ branded products division has resubmitted the New Drug Application for Rytary (carbidopa…

Impax LaboratoriesNeurologicalNorth AmericaPharmaceuticalRegulationRytaryUSA

US Judge enforces settlement deal between Mylan and Endo over generic Frova

US Judge enforces settlement deal between Mylan and Endo over generic Frova

11-04-2014

US generic major Mylan today confirmed that a federal district court has granted its request to enforce…

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Emerging therapies for relapsed/refractory CLL/SLL expected to offer efficacy benefits

Emerging therapies for relapsed/refractory CLL/SLL expected to offer efficacy benefits

11-04-2014

The effect of a therapy on overall survival and progression-free survival are attributes that most influence…

BiotechnologyEuropeGilead SciencesidelalisibImbruvicaJohnson & JohnsonMarkets & MarketingOncologyUSA

Potential growth trajectories for the US biopharmaceutical sector

Potential growth trajectories for the US biopharmaceutical sector

11-04-2014

The Pharmaceutical Research and Manufacturers of America (PhRMA) yesterday released a report that outlines…

North AmericaPharmaceuticalPoliticsResearchUSA

Ampio’s Vyrix unit out-licenses certain rights for Zertane to Paladin

10-04-2014

USA-based biotech firm Ampio Pharmaceuticals says its wholly-owned subsidiary Vyrix Pharmaceuticals…

Ampio PharmaceuticalsBiotechnologyEndo Health SolutionsLicensingMen's HealthPaladin LabsVyrix PharmaceuticalsZertane

Sovaldi effective for retreatment of chronic hepatitis C in patients not cured with prior antiviral therapy

Sovaldi effective for retreatment of chronic hepatitis C in patients not cured with prior antiviral therapy

10-04-2014

US antivirals major Gilead Sciences today announced positive findings from an open-label clinical trial…

Anti-viralsBiotechnologyGilead SciencesResearchSovaldi

FDA clinical hold on Halozyme’s PEGPH20 pancreatic cancer trial

FDA clinical hold on Halozyme’s PEGPH20 pancreatic cancer trial

09-04-2014

US biopharma firm Halozyme Therapeutics says that the US Food and Drug Administration informed the company…

Halozyme TherapeuticsNorth AmericaOncologyPharmaceuticalRegulationResearchUSA

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