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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

Karolinska Development company enrols first patient Phase Ib/IIa hepatic encephalopathy trial

Posted on: 27 March 2017

Umecrine Cognition AB announced the inclusion of the first patient in a clinical Phase Ib/IIa study of GR3027, to treat Hepatic Encephalopathy...

NICE asks BMS for more data before approving cancer drug

Posted on: 24 March 2017

NICE has asked Bristol Myers Squibb, who manufacture nivolumab (Opdivo), to provide more information on its effectiveness for treating Hodgkin lymphoma...

Akcea and Ionis’ familial chylomicronaemia syndrome study a success

Posted on: 23 March 2017

Akcea Therapeutics' pivotal Phase 3 study of volanesorsen reduced triglyceride levels in patients with familial chylomicronaemia syndrome...

New formulation of FDA-approved drug may help treat Niemann-Pick Type C disease

Posted on: 23 March 2017

New research from the University of Notre Dame may lead to a therapy for NPC, using an existing FDA-approved drug in a novel approach to treatment...

Injectable drug delivery market worth US$624.50 billion by 2021

Posted on: 23 March 2017

According to a new report, the global injectable drug delivery market is projected to reach US$624.50 Billion by 2021 from US$362.38 billion in 2016...

High efficacy & 0 adverse effects in hemp oil study to treat epileptic children

Posted on: 22 March 2017

HempMeds Mexico has revealed the positive results of a recent cannabis study conducted on the effects of the Real Scientific Hemp Oil-X...

Success for Renown’s Phase I study to treat “OFF” episodes in Parkinson’s patients

Posted on: 22 March 2017

The study intended to compare the plasma concentrations of sub-lingual apomorphine spray against the currently approved formulation...

NICE recommends liver disease drug

Posted on: 21 March 2017

NICE has published draft guidance which recommends Ocaliva, also known as obeticholic acid, for people with the chronic liver disease...

Fixed dose combination of drugs versus single-drug formulations to treat tuberculosis

Posted on: 20 March 2017

A research team reviewed the efficacy, safety, and adherence to fixed-dose combinations (FDCs) of drugs versus single-drug formulations...

Re-formulation of microbicidal lubricants will help protect from HIV

Posted on: 20 March 2017

Research published by BioMed Central’s open access journal AIDS Research and Therapy has investigated the use of lubricants...

Debiopharm’s triptorelin 6-month formulation receives EU approval

Posted on: 20 March 2017

Debiopharm International, a Swiss-based company, part of Debiopharm Group, announced that triptorelin 6-month formulation (Decapeptyl and Pamorelin 22.5 mg) received approval for the treatment of central precocious puberty (CPP) in 22 European countries, where the 6-month formulation has already been registered for the treatment of prostate cancer. Triptorelin is the first 6-month GnRH agonist formulation […]

Study using Biocartis’ liquid biopsy assay shows new option for melanoma retreatment

Posted on: 17 March 2017

In a new study, advanced metastatic melanoma cancer patients that had become resistant to their BRAF-targeted treatment were given a retreatment...


Supplier News

Shimadzu’s New Cannabis Analyser for Potency Provides Effortless Determination of Cannabinoid Content

Posted on: 24 March 2017

Shimadzu Scientific Instruments (SSI) announces the release of its new Cannabis Analyser for Potency. This high performance liquid chromatograph (HPLC) is the first-ever instrument designed specifically for quantitative determination of cannabinoid content...

Pegasus® BT: Benchtop GC-TOFMS

Posted on: 23 March 2017

LECO Corporation’s latest innovation for the GC-MS marketplace - the Pegasus® BT - was introduced at ASMS in 2016. The Pegasus BT gives users all of the data they could ever need from a single sample run with an innovative new TOFMS platform...

A focus on supply chain security and anti-counterfeiting at Pharmaceutical Logistics

Posted on: 23 March 2017

Mundipharma, GS1, GIRP and TAPA release presentations ahead of the 11th annual Pharmaceutical Logistics Conference which returns to London 18th & 19th May 2017...

Shimadzu’s New Triple Quadrupole GCMS Achieves World’s Highest Sensitivity Down to Femtogram Level

Posted on: 23 March 2017

Shimadzu Scientific Instruments announces the release of the new GCMS-TQ8050 triple quadrupole gas chromatograph mass spectrometer...

Waters adds METLIN MS/MS Library to Progenesis Software, Extending Metabolomics Capabilities

Posted on: 23 March 2017

Waters Corporation announces the Waters® METLIN® MS/MS Library for Progenesis® QI, which offers implementation of a METLIN library directly within Progenesis QI Software for use with Waters’ high resolution mass spectrometry (MS) systems. This library plug-in to Progenesis QI enhances metabolomics researchers’ ability to confidently identify metabolites in complex samples using mass spectrometry. METLIN is […]

Anton Paar purchases future-oriented Raman technology from Silicon Valley

Posted on: 22 March 2017

Anton Paar has purchased a Raman spectroscopy product line of benchtop instruments from US company BaySpec Inc. and also licensed a technology for handheld Raman products from SciAps Inc...

Wickham Labs to exhibit at Med-Tech Innovation Expo 2017

Posted on: 22 March 2017

Wickham Laboratories Ltd is pleased to announce that we will be on Stand 12 at the upcoming Med-Tech Innovation Expo, Ricoh Arena, Coventry, April 26-27...

Pegasus® GC-HRT 4D: High Resolution TOFMS

Posted on: 22 March 2017

The Pegasus® GC-HRT 4D combines the industry standard for GCxGC with the highest performance time-of-flight mass spectrometer on the market...

Customized sanitary screener for pharmaceutical powders

Posted on: 22 March 2017

Customized sanitary screener manufactured for easy contained removal of contact parts...

New Fully Automated Sample Pretreatment System Enables Faster, Safer, and Simpler Biological LC-MS/MS Analysis

Posted on: 22 March 2017

Shimadzu Scientific Instruments announced the release of the Clinical Laboratory Automation Module (CLAM-2000), a fully integrated sample pretreatment module for LC-MS...

See things change: The Anton Paar rheometer series is expanding

Posted on: 21 March 2017

Anton Paar introduces two new members of the renowned MCR rheometer series: MCR 72 and MCR 92, based on Anton Paar’s EC motor technology...

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Posted on: 21 March 2017

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