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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

Price drop means leukaemia CDF drug will be routinely available

Posted on: 2 December 2016

Ibrutinib had only previously been available through the CDF. Following a reduction in its price for the NHS, it is now recommended in further guidance...

New drug limits and then repairs brain damage in stroke

Posted on: 30 November 2016

A team of scientists found that a potential new stroke drug not only works in rodents by limiting the death of existing brain cells but also by promoting...

FDA approval for Sanofi’s Soliqua to treat type 2 Diabetes

Posted on: 29 November 2016

Soliqua 100/33 is the combination of Lantus (insulin glargine 100 Units/mL) and lixisenatide, a GLP-1 receptor agonist, studied in a Phase 3 program...

EC approves Teva’s Acute Promyelocytic Leukaemia drug

Posted on: 28 November 2016

It is the first time that a form of acute leukaemia can be effectively treated with a regimen that is entirely chemotherapy-free...

AstraZeneca head and neck cancer trials resume as FDA lifts clinical hold

Posted on: 23 November 2016

The Phase III KESTREL trial has already re-opened for new patient enrolment at some clinical study sites and the EAGLE trial is expected to resume shortly....

ViiV Healthcare to evaluate injectable HIV treatment

Posted on: 23 November 2016

The two studies, FLAIR and ATLAS, will examine the safety and efficacy of monthly dosing with the two-drug, injectable regimen in both treatment-naïve...

Hikma and Vectura to develop and license generic salmeterol for US market

Posted on: 22 November 2016

Generic salmeterol is a generic long acting beta‐agonists for the treatment of asthma and COPD, delivered using Vectura’s proprietary dry powder inhalation...

Bellicum recommended for $16.9 million Texan cancer research award

Posted on: 22 November 2016

The Institute of Texas award would fund a 3 year global clinical program of clinical trials for adult and paediatric patients acute myeloid leukaemia...

NICE recommends faecal immunochemical tests for colorectal cancer

Posted on: 21 November 2016

FITs are considered to be accurate because unlike other tests, they use immunochemical detection methods that are specific to human haemoglobin...

Boehringer Ingelheim’s bevacizumab biosimilar demonstrates bioequivalence

Posted on: 21 November 2016

BI 695502, a bevacizumab biosimilar candidate to Avastin, is a monoclonal antibody that may slow or stop the growth of certain tumour types by preventing...

Sanofi and Regeneron’s rheumatoid arthritis drug shows superior results

Posted on: 21 November 2016

Sanofi and Regeneron presented results of a Phase 3 study demonstrating the superiority of investigational sarilumab monotherapy versus adalimumab...

Price discount helps give green light for Roche’s breast cancer drug

Posted on: 21 November 2016

A discount to the price of pertuzumab agreed with the company was an important factor in enabling NICE to overturn its earlier provisional decision...


Supplier News

Wickham Laboratories expands sterility testing facilities

Posted on: 29 November 2016

Wickham Laboratories completes facility expansion for growing sterility department...

Edinburgh Instruments receive Scottish Business Pledge Accreditation

Posted on: 24 November 2016

Edinburgh Instruments are pleased to announce that we have been accepted to the Scottish Business Pledge, as part of its ongoing commitment to delivering fairness and equality in the work place...

Dolomite’s Fluidic Factory recognized with R&D 100 Award

Posted on: 24 November 2016

Dolomite is celebrating the success of its Fluidic Factory 3D printer in the ‘Processing and Prototyping’ category this year’s R&D 100 Awards...

Linkam launch the Optical DSC450 for the simultaneous visualisation of thermal transition experiments for improved materials characterisation

Posted on: 23 November 2016

Linkam Scientific Instruments, announce the launch of their Optical DSC450 which enables simultaneous visualization of thermal processes...

FPS still looks ahead

Posted on: 21 November 2016

FPS is pleased to announce the enlargement of his production plant...

Linkam launches a new platform to replicate large scale freeze drying systems

Posted on: 16 November 2016

Linkam Scientific Instruments, announce the launch of the FDVS platform, a lyophilisation system to replicate large scale freeze drying processes...

Wockhardt introduces LabHQ LIMS for quality control

Posted on: 10 November 2016

Global pharmaceutical and biotechnology company Wockhardt has chosen the latest version of Broughton Software’s LabHQ LIMS for its new quality control laboratories in Wrexham...

Introducing Renishaw’s new RA802 Pharmaceutical Analyser

Posted on: 10 November 2016

The new RA802 Pharmaceutical Analyser is a compact benchtop Raman imaging system, designed exclusively for the pharmaceutical industry...

Faster liquid handling system development for OEM applications

Posted on: 10 November 2016

Tecan is making it quicker and easier than ever before for manufacturers to develop instruments for advanced liquid handling applications...

Edinburgh Instruments to attend Photonics Day

Posted on: 8 November 2016

Edinburgh Instruments will attend the Photonics Day at the Ecole Polytechnique Federale de Lausanne (EPFL) in Switzerland on Friday 11 November, hosted by the Doctoral Programme in Photonics at the Forum Rolex Learning Center...

Nanosurf CoreAFM released

Posted on: 8 November 2016

Nanosurf has just released the CoreAFM, the compact research AFM that offers best value for money...

AFSEM™ offers a solution for conductive AFM in SEM with self-sensing cantilevers

Posted on: 8 November 2016

GETec and Nanosurf now offer self-sensing conductive cantilevers for AFSEM™ that enable conductivity probing in the vacuum environment of the SEM...



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