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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 Niamh Marriott on +44 (0)1959 563311 or email us.

Industry News

FDA takes action against 14 companies for selling illegal cancer treatments

Posted on: 26 April 2017

The FDA posted warning letters to 14 US-based companies illegally selling over 65 products that fraudulently claim to prevent, treat or cure cancer...

CPhI expert says quicker approvals for ANDA’s would lower drug costs

Posted on: 26 April 2017

Girish Malhotra argues time reduction for ANDA approvals, arguing that if the current approval time can be reduced, drug costs will decrease...

Gilead’s Phase II study showed 99% HCV cure rates

Posted on: 26 April 2017

Gilead Sciences’ Phase II studies demonstrated HCV cure rates of 99% in children, and 100% in patients co-infected with HCV and hepatitis B virus...

RedHill Biopharma enrols last patient in Phase II irritable bowel syndrome trial

Posted on: 26 April 2017

RedHill Biopharma has enrolled the last patient in the Phase II study with Bekinda for the treatment of diarrhoea-predominant irritable bowel syndrome...

BioMarin receives positive CHMP opinion for fatal brain disorder treatment in children

Posted on: 26 April 2017

CHMP has adopted a positive opinion for the company's MAA for Brineura to treat children with Neuronal Ceroid Lipofuscinosis Type 2 disease...

Sandoz proposed biosimilars recommended for EU approval

Posted on: 25 April 2017

CHMP has adopted positive opinions, separately recommending the approval of both Sandoz's biosimilar rituximab and biosimilar etanercept in Europe...

Pfizer’s Phase III study to treat hospital-acquired pneumonia a success

Posted on: 25 April 2017

Pfizer's results show patients diagnosed with hospital-acquired pneumonia (HAP) treated with Zavicefta or Meropenem experienced comparable rates of cure...

FDA allows novel inhaled lung cancer treatment to commence clinical trials

Posted on: 25 April 2017

North Carolina based Biomarck Pharmaceuticals has received FDA allowance to begin human trials for their patented compound BIO-11006, for adults with lung cancer.

BMS Phase II study in non-alcoholic steatohepatitis a success 

Posted on: 24 April 2017

In preclinical models of non-alcoholic steatohepatitis (NASH), BMS-986036 improved steatosis, inflammation, hepatocyte ballooning, and fibrosis.

AbbVie’s HCV/ compensated cirrhosis drug achieved 99% SVR12 rate

Posted on: 24 April 2017

AbbVie announced that 99% (145/146) of chronic hepatitis C virus (HCV) infected patients with genotype and compensated cirrhosis (Child-Pugh A)...

Solidsoft Reply to operate the Irish National Medicine Verification System

Posted on: 24 April 2017

After Danish and Swedish, Solidsoft Reply has signed an agreement to implement and operate the Irish National Medicines Verification System...

Allergan partners with TARGET PharmaSolutions to advance NASH research

Posted on: 21 April 2017

Allergan will collaborate with TARGET PharmaSolutions, a clinical data company focused on real world evidence, on its TARGET-NASH study.


Supplier News

Ingenza enjoys success at the Made in Scotland awards

Posted on: 21 April 2017

Edinburgh-based Ingenza is celebrating after being named the Innovator of the Year at the 2017 Made in Scotland awards, held at the Glasgow Science Centre on the 19th of April...

Rainin TerraRack™ benefits cell differentiation studies

Posted on: 21 April 2017

METTLER TOLEDO’s Rainin TerraRack™ pipette tip racks are proving advantageous for the University of Glasgow’s Centre for Cell Engineering, where scientists are investigating cell differentiation and behavior on a variety of materials...

Wickham Labs to exhibit at Making Pharmaceuticals 2017

Posted on: 20 April 2017

Wickham Laboratories Ltd will exhibit on Stand 309 at the Making Pharmaceuticals Conference on the 25th – 26th April 2017 at Ricoh Arena, Coventry...

Aesica adds development capability with new purpose built facility

Posted on: 20 April 2017

Product life cycle services expanded, including for high potent and controlled drugs...

Optimise indoor climate conditions with Munters

Posted on: 19 April 2017

Munters, global leaders in energy efficient air treatment, is delighted to be exhibiting on Stand 106 at Making Pharmaceuticals...

Precision Polymer Engineering will be exhibiting at Making Pharmaceuticals

Posted on: 19 April 2017

Precision Polymer Engineering will be at Stand 303 at Making Pharmaceuticals (25-26 April, Coventry, UK), offering the benefits of our experience in pharmaceutical sealing to solve problems for critical process applications...

Lonza to host new webinar: “Justifying a paperless solution – building a compelling business case”

Posted on: 11 April 2017

Lonza is hosting a free 60-minute webinar on 25 April 2017 on how to create a compelling business case for the implementation of a paperless QC testing solution...

IntelliCyt launches novel assay system to accelerate cell line development

Posted on: 3 April 2017

The IntelliCyt Cy-Clone™ PLUS Assay System will accelerate and improve the quality of clone ranking and selection for developing cell lines which can reduce production costs of biopharmaceuticals...

Cherwell makes an impact – with new continuous monitoring microbial air samplers

Posted on: 31 March 2017

ImpactAir® high performance air sampler range joins Cherwell’s portfolio of cleanroom microbiology products...

Precision NanoSystems NanoAssemblr™ chosen for Horizon 2020 project to develop novel RNA therapeutics

Posted on: 29 March 2017

Precision NanoSystems NanoAssemblr™ platform has been selected for the controlled manufacture of nanomedicines as part of the multinational B-SMART (Brain-Specific, Modular and Active RNA Therapeutics) translational research project...

Rainin’s pipette service puts the customer first

Posted on: 29 March 2017

Careful maintenance of precision pipettes is essential in the highly regulated pharmaceutical and clinical diagnostics industries...

Enhance your workflow efficiency with rapid tube identification

Posted on: 29 March 2017

Tecan is helping to reduce waiting times for bulk sample identification with an innovative high speed barcode scanner for its Fluent® Laboratory Automation Solution...