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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

Researchers discover severe side effects of approved multiple sclerosis medication

Posted on: 20 January 2017

The multiple sclerosis therapy alemtuzumab can trigger severe, unpredictable side effects...

Panacea initiates Phase I prostate cancer vaccine therapy trial

Posted on: 19 January 2017

Panacea Pharmaceuticals have enrolled and dosed the first patient in the open-label, parallel designed, multi-centre Phase I clinical trial of PAN-301-1, for the treatment of persistent prostate cancer to assess safety and immunogenicity. Clinical sites for the PAN-301-1 trial are located in Alabama, California, Nebraska and South Carolina and the trial is managed by Accelovance. […]

EU approval for Sanofi’s type 2 diabetes treatment

Posted on: 19 January 2017

Suliqua is an innovative new combination therapy that has the potential to address significant unmet needs for people living with type 2 diabetes in Europe

Eli Lilly to aquire pain biotech CoLucid for $960 million

Posted on: 19 January 2017

This transaction will be acting to enhance Lilly's existing portfolio in pain management for migraine, while adding a potential near-term launch...

FDA extends review period for Eli Lilly’s rheumatoid arthritis drug

Posted on: 16 January 2017

Baricitinib is also being studied in phase 2 trials for atopic dermatitis and systemic lupus erythematosus, and a phase 3 trial for patients...

FDA accepts Mylan and Biocon’s biosimilar biologics license application

Posted on: 12 January 2017

This product is a proposed biosimilar to branded trastuzumab, which is indicated to treat certain HER2-positive breast cancers...

Ablynx initiates Phase IIb anti-RSV nanobody trial for infants

Posted on: 12 January 2017

Topline results from this Phase IIb study to treat children with RSV with inhaled ALX-0171 are expected in the second half of 2018...

BioPharma leaders call for gender diversity

Posted on: 12 January 2017

More than 100 prominent life sciences executives, investors, and business leaders have signed an open letter calling on the industry to increase gender diversity...

NICE approves former CDF kidney cancer drug for NHS use

Posted on: 12 January 2017

Everolimus (Afinitor, Novartis) is now recommended to be available on the NHS as a treatment option for some patients with advanced renal cell carcinoma...

Phase II trial for F2G’s antifungal drug following EU approval

Posted on: 11 January 2017

F901318 is the first member of a novel class of systemic antifungal agents targeting life threatening mould infections and acting through a target...

NHS Confederation appoints Niall Dickson as new Chief Executive

Posted on: 11 January 2017

The NHS Confederation today announced the appointment of Niall Dickson as its new Chief Executive.

Novartis invests in Ionis’ therapies to reduce cardiovascular risk

Posted on: 10 January 2017

Novartis announced a collaboration and option agreement to license two novel treatments with the potential to significantly reduce cardiovascular risk...

 

Supplier News

AgileBio announces a new mobile app: LabCollector Stock Manager

Posted on: 19 January 2017

AgileBio announces a new app for mobile phones...

Ensuring moisture-analysis accuracy with enhanced process security

Posted on: 16 January 2017

METTLER TOLEDO’s firmware version 2.20 for its Excellence Moisture Analyzers HX204 and HS153 allows individual methods assignment to ensure users follow SOPs and avoid mistakes. This added level of security saves time and helps to eliminate costly rework...

Dolomite Bio launches Injection Valve and Sample Loop for scRNA-Seq

Posted on: 10 January 2017

Dolomite Bio has launched a new Injection Valve and Sample Loop for single cell RNA sequencing workflows...

Put it to the test

Posted on: 10 January 2017

EPM talks to Charles Ischi about the best approach to selecting testing equipment for oral solid dosage applications...

Future proofing – Part 3. Containment

Posted on: 20 December 2016

What requirements need to be met by a tablet testing system to guarantee a successful product release?

Astell’s autoclave fills unmet medical and veterinary needs in Glasgow

Posted on: 19 December 2016

Astell Scientific is helping a veterinary hospital to ensure the highest level of surgical care...

Astell roll out latest colour touchscreen controllers for new autoclave range

Posted on: 16 December 2016

Astell Scientific is introducing its latest version controller as standard fitment to all models in the range...

Yusen Logistics Russia LLC launches air import consolidation services in Moscow and St. Petersburg

Posted on: 15 December 2016

Yusen Logistics has launched air import consolidation services...

Steven Brimble appointed as new Quality Manager for Cherwell

Posted on: 15 December 2016

Company continues its emphasis on delivering quality environmental monitoring and cleanroom microbiology solutions...

Sanitary sifter improves purity of dietary supplements at Enzymatic Therapy

Posted on: 15 December 2016

Enzymatic Therapy optimizes the quality of pharmaceutical and dietary supplements with the installation of a Russell Compact Sieve®...

New look autoclave range from Astell Scientific

Posted on: 15 December 2016

Astell Scientific is pleased to announce the launch of a new and improved range of autoclaves...

Multi-national pharma company reduces raw materials QC costs by 90% with through-container ID testing

Posted on: 14 December 2016

A case study from Astellas Pharma Tech Co. Ltd., Japan, describes how Cobalt’s RapID verifies the ID of raw materials through unopened paper and polyethylene sacks...

 

 

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