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Pharma news

The latest news from the pharmaceutical industry and suppliers. If you have a piece of news that you would like us to cover, please contact Victoria White on +44 (0)1959 563311 or email us.

Industry News

EC approves MabThera for chronic lymphocytic leukaemia

Posted on: 31 May 2016

The EC has approved the subcutaneous formulation of MabThera for people with previously untreated and relapsed/refractory chronic lymphocytic leukaemia...

EC approves ibrutinib for patients with newly diagnosed CLL

Posted on: 31 May 2016

The EC has approved Imbruvica (ibrutinib) for the treatment of adult patients with previously untreated chronic lymphocytic leukaemia (CLL)...

Pharmapack Europe launches new Start-up Hub

Posted on: 31 May 2016

Pharmapack is a two-day exhibition and conference dedicated to pharmaceutical packaging, drug delivery and affiliated industries...

Infliximab biosimilar Flixabi approved in the EU

Posted on: 31 May 2016

The EC has granted marketing authorisation in the European Union (EU) for Flixabi, an infliximab biosimilar referencing Remicade...

MHRA approves bionic vision system clinical trial

Posted on: 31 May 2016

Pixium Vision has received approval to start a trial of its IRIS II bionic vision system for patients who have lost sight due to retinitis pigmentosa...

AbbVie tops the RepTrak ranking for most reputable pharma company in the UK

Posted on: 31 May 2016

Reputation Institute has announced that AbbVie, Sanofi and Novo Nordisk top the RepTrak ranking of the most reputable pharmaceutical companies in the UK...

Jazz Pharmaceuticals to acquire Celator for $1.5 billion

Posted on: 31 May 2016

The transaction advances Jazz Pharmaceuticals' growth strategy and adds Celator's investigational therapy Vyxeous to the company’s portfolio...

Positive CHMP opinion for Gilead’s Epclusa in HCV

Posted on: 27 May 2016

The EMA’s CHMP has adopted a positive opinion on Gilead’s Epclusa for the treatment of chronic hepatitis C virus...

Amgen receives positive CHMP opinion to extend indication of Kyprolis

Posted on: 27 May 2016

The CHMP has adopted a positive opinion to extend the indication for Kyprolis to include treatment in combination with dexamethasone in multiple myeloma...

Positive CHMP opinion for Adcetris in post-transplant Hodgkin lymphoma

Posted on: 27 May 2016

The opinion is for Adcetris for the treatment of adult patients with CD30+ Hodgkin lymphoma at increased risk of relapse or progression following ASCT...

Faslodex demonstrates superiority to Arimidex in Phase III study

Posted on: 27 May 2016

The Phase III FALCON trial compared Faslodex to Arimidex for the treatment of locally-advanced or metastatic breast cancer, in post-menopausal women...

Stomach cancer with copies of FGFR2 gene more susceptible to AZD4547

Posted on: 27 May 2016

Scientists are able to identify patients with stomach cancer who are most likely to respond to AZD4547 by measuring copies of the FGFR2 gene in the bloodstream...


Supplier News

Eppendorf expands single-use vessel portfolio for microbial fermentation

Posted on: 31 May 2016

Eppendorf's BioBLU 3f Single-Use Vessels specifically address the demands of high cell density fermentation of bacteria, yeasts and fungi...

New technique for fast low-level polymorph API quantification using non-destructive transmission Raman spectroscopy

Posted on: 27 May 2016

A new technique for measuring low-levels of crystalline polymorphic materials offers many advantages over industry standard techniques....

L.B. Bohle Installs BFC 600 in India

Posted on: 20 May 2016

Sales Office relocates from Goa to the metropolis of Mumbai...

An interview with Lonza’s Minh Hong

Posted on: 18 May 2016

European Pharmaceutical Review's Editor interviews Lonza's Minh Hong to find out more about the L7...

sd ≤ 1d weighing faster than you think 2-point adjustment system

Posted on: 17 May 2016

Brand new adjustment system guarantees the highest measurement accuracy...

Black Swan Analysis celebrate an industry win at the Annual BHBIA Conference

Posted on: 17 May 2016

The Black Swan Analysis team are delighted to announce that their Senior Analyst, Christopher Bell, has been awarded the highly respected ‘Ian Burgess Award’ at the Annual British Healthcare Intelligence Association (BHBIA) conference in London...

Coulter Partners appoints Finance Director, James Bichener FCCA to global team

Posted on: 13 May 2016

Global Life Sciences search specialist, Coulter Partners is pleased to announce the appointment of James Bichener as Finance Director. James brings a wealth of financial expertise gained both within executive search and beyond to augment the strategic strengths of the senior management team. “We are extremely fortunate to attract such a high calibre financial specialist […]

Coulter Partners secures further nomination to Curetis N.V. Supervisory Board

Posted on: 10 May 2016

Coulter Partners was delighted to partner once again with German / Dutch diagnostics company Curetis N.V...

Bohle Blending Systems: An integral element to the L.B. Bohle success story for almost 30 years

Posted on: 9 May 2016

The company’s history began with a blender in 1987 – in the meantime, L.B. Bohle, the machine builder from Ennigerloh, has manufactured more than 3,000 blenders...

Quotient Clinical and Upperton announce a spray drying partnership to deliver integrated formulation development and GMP manufacturing programs for poorly soluble drugs

Posted on: 4 May 2016

Quotient Clinical and Upperton have announced a partnership to address drug delivery challenges...

Pall Life Sciences Launches Commercial Cadence Acoustic Separator for Intensified Bioprocess Clarification and Purification Applications

Posted on: 3 May 2016

The Cadence Acoustic Separator applies acoustic wave separation technology in a single-use format for the clarification of cell culture bioprocess fluids...

3rd Pharmaceutical Traceability Forum to attract expert serialization and packaging professionals from across the nation

Posted on: 29 April 2016

Harmonize serialization plans to achieve compliance. Supply chain stakeholders must take a comprehensive view of their traceability strategy...



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