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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

UCB and Amgen submit FDA application for Osteoporosis drug

Posted on: 22 July 2016

UCB and Amgen today announced the submission of a Biologics License Application (BLA) to the U.S. Food and Drug Administration (FDA) for romosozumab, an investigational, monoclonal antibody for the treatment of osteoporosis in postmenopausal women at increased risk of fracture...

Combining soft-tissue cancer drugs improves survival

Posted on: 21 July 2016

Adding a novel monoclonal antibody therapy to traditional chemotherapy increased survival by nearly a year in patients with lethal soft-tissue cancer...

GSK teams up with University of Leicester in search of cancer treatments

Posted on: 21 July 2016

global pharmaceutical company GlaxoSmithKline has been established to discover and develop novel medicines to treat aggressive forms of blood cancer...

$3 million grant given for ALS trials

Posted on: 21 July 2016

Almost $3 million in funding to support a Phase II trial of a new therapeutic approach, developed by Amylyx, for the treatment of ALS...

Cancer treatment receives EU drug designations

Posted on: 20 July 2016

With the EU orhpan drug designations, Cell Medica can now obtain regulatory and financial incentives for developing and marketing CMD-003 as a cancer...

FDA approves expanded label for Namzaric in Alzheimer’s disease

Posted on: 20 July 2016

Namzaric is a fixed-dose combination of memantine hydrochloride, a NMDA receptor antagonist, and donepezil hydrochloride, an acetylcholinesterase inhibitor...

First-in-human study of CMV vaccine HB-101 starts

Posted on: 20 July 2016

Hookipa Biotech has announced the start of a first-in-human study to evaluate the safety and immunogenicity of HB-101 against human cytomegalovirus...

APAC osteoporosis market to hit $7.7 billion by 2022, says GBI Research

Posted on: 19 July 2016

The Asia-Pacific (APAC) osteoporosis market is set to grow from $4.5 billion in 2015 to $7.7 billion in 2022, according to GBI Research...

Blood cancer study yields disappointing results

Posted on: 19 July 2016

Gazyvaro did not meet its primary endpoint of significantly reducing the risk of disease worsening or death in people with diffuse large B-cell lymphoma...

Triumeq demonstrates superior efficacy for treating women with HIV

Posted on: 19 July 2016

Triumeq demonstrated superior efficacy compared with ATV/r plus TDF/FTC in 495 treatment-naïve women living with HIV...

Five-year data from Phase II trial of Adcetris published

Posted on: 19 July 2016

The data comes from a Phase II trial of Adcetris (brentuximab vedotin) in patients with relapsed or refractory classical Hodgkin lymphoma...

Samsung Bioepis seeks EU approval for its biosimilar adalimumab candidate, SB5

Posted on: 18 July 2016

At an estimated $4billion a year, the reference product, Humira, is among the European Union's largest single drug expenditures...


Supplier News

Wickham Laboratories announces new in vitro pyrogenicity testing method

Posted on: 21 July 2016

Wickham Laboratories is pleased to introduce the Monocyte Activation Test (MAT) as the latest addition to its portfolio of in vitro alternatives to in vivo testing methods...

How the implementation of Exalt™ for evaporative crystallisation studies improves stability and controlled delivery in drug development.

Posted on: 12 July 2016

Polymorph screening is an important stage of drug development. The aim is to identify the different crystalline structures or polymorphs that a drug may appropriate...

How & why to build a QbD process to optimise the efficiency of your freeze drying projects

Posted on: 1 July 2016

Quality by design (QbD) for lyophilisation is about building a robust process that proactively flags critical points and ensures consistent delivery of the best quality product, not only by minimising risk but also through greater understanding of the process itself...

Aseptic manufacturing training supported by Cherwell Laboratories

Posted on: 15 June 2016

Cherwell process validation & environmental monitoring product range on display at APDM training course...

Quotient Clinical hosts formulation development and drug delivery seminar series

Posted on: 15 June 2016

Quotient Clinical, the Translational Pharmaceutics® company, is holding a series of formulation development and drug delivery seminars this June and July...

Geographical expansion of the Epiomic™ Hospital Admissions Database to now include 28 countries within a single database

Posted on: 15 June 2016

The Black Swan Analysis team has substantially expanded their online database coverage of patient hospital admissions from the original 6 core markets, USA and the Top 5 EU markets, to a total of 28 markets...

Yusen Logistics makes major investments at Duisburg-Rheinhausen site

Posted on: 13 June 2016

Yusen Logistics has significantly strengthened its logistics presence in Duisburg; acquiring a new warehouse and expanding its storage capacity by 8,700 m²...

New version of Clarity Chromatography Software expands portfolio of controlled instruments and introduces new features

Posted on: 2 June 2016

Clarity version 7.0 has the reorganized installation structure, which allows better access to data and a new robust system of custom units...

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...



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