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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

LIVE: DAY ONE ISPE 2016 Europe Conference on Biotechnology

Posted on: 24 October 2016

We're live at ISPE 2016 Europe Conference on Biotechnology! Check this stream for live updates of the event...

FDA approves Roche’s blood screening assay for donor screening

Posted on: 24 October 2016

The cobas MPX assay enables donor screening laboratories to apply the most advanced PCR-based diagnostic technology to the surveillance of donated blood...

NICE recommends ‘breakthrough’ drug nivolumab for advanced renal cell cancer

Posted on: 21 October 2016

Nivolumab is an intravenous drug, a form of immunotherapy that works by harnessing the power of the patient’s own immune system to destroy the cancer cells...

Sanifit launches Phase II calciphylaxis study

Posted on: 20 October 2016

Calciphylaxis is a serious and rare condition characterised by vascular calcification and thrombosis leading to necrosis of the skin and fatty tissue...

MicuRx’S Phase III MRSA antibiotic trial to support Chinese NDA filing

Posted on: 20 October 2016

The recent $55M Series C financing will allow MicuRx to complete this Phase 3 study, and at a vital time with antibiotic resistance at an all time high...

EU approval for Abeona’s gene therapy to treat Sanfilippo Syndrome Type A

Posted on: 19 October 2016

Gene therapy program ABO-102 for the treatment of patients with Sanfilippo syndrome type A (MPS IIIA), a rare autosomal recessive disease...

NICE to tackle ‘underdiagnosed’ coeliac disease sufferers with new quality standards of treatment

Posted on: 19 October 2016

Coeliac UK welcomes NICE quality standards but is concerned that many CCG's in England will not reverse blanket bans on gluten-free prescribing...

Antibiotic-resistant ‘superbug’ bacteria found at NHS-funded factories

Posted on: 19 October 2016

Out of 34 sites tested, 16 were found to be harbouring bacteria resistant to antibiotics, according to the report. Resistance to three major antibiotics...

Ferring receives positive CHMP opinion for IVF aid Rekovelle

Posted on: 19 October 2016

Non-inferiority was demonstrated in a Phase 3 trial for the co-primary endpoints of ongoing pregnancy rate and ongoing implantation rate for Rekovelle...

FDA to re-review application for AstraZeneca’s hyperkalaemia treatment

Posted on: 18 October 2016

Hyperkalaemia (potassium levels > 5.0 mEq/L in the blood serum) occurs in patients with advanced chronic kidney disease and chronic heart failure...

Apitope regains global rights to its multiple sclerosis treatment from Merck

Posted on: 18 October 2016

In 2009, Apitope granted exclusive worldwide rights to Merck to develop and commercialise ATX-MS-1467 but now have successfully regained...

TiGenix’s Crohn’s disease drug granted Swiss orphan drug designation

Posted on: 18 October 2016

Cx601 is a suspension of allogeneic adipose-derived stem cells for the treatment of complex perianal fistulas in patients with Crohn's disease that have...


Supplier News

Lonza to Hold Free Webinar on LIMS and MODA-EM™ Solution – A Comprehensive Solution for Pharmaceutical Manufacturing Quality Control

Posted on: 20 October 2016

Lonza will hold a free 60-minute webinar on 2 November 2016 titled “LIMS and MODA-EM™ Solution – A Comprehensive Solution for Pharmaceutical Manufacturing Quality Control”...

Wickham Laboratories Announces Renewal of FDA Accreditation

Posted on: 20 October 2016

Wickham Laboratories reports a successful completion of the FDA auditing process with renewal of GMP accreditation....

HyperFlux™ PRO Plus now available in Europe

Posted on: 13 October 2016

Full Raman spectroscopy system joins Tornado Spectral Systems’ stand-alone spectrometers...

Particle Works offers bespoke microencapsulation for drug development

Posted on: 12 October 2016

Particle Works – the nano- and microstructured material specialist – provides microencapsulation services for drug development applications, including controlled drug release, solubility enhancement or targeted drug delivery...

Laboratorios Leti S.A.V. uses Ci-DMS from CI Precision

Posted on: 6 October 2016

Venezuela’s largest pharmaceutical manufacturer, Laboratorios Leti S.A.V. is using the Ci-DMS Weigh and Dispense module from CI Precision to dispense both raw and packing materials for their processing plant...

Pall Life Sciences launches the Cadence™ BioSMB Process system to enable fully scalable, continuous multi-column chromatography

Posted on: 5 October 2016

Pall Life Sciences is pleased to announce the commercial launch of the Cadence BioSMB Process system single-use flow path, continuous multi-column chromatography system...

Wickham Laboratories announces upcoming webinar on microbial limits testing

Posted on: 4 October 2016

Join us for a free webinar on risks, regulations and determining the best method for your product, 3rd November, 3PM GMT...

Demand for Cherwell’s SAS Air Sampler Calibration service continues to rise year-on-year

Posted on: 30 September 2016

Overall demand up by 15% with on-site calibrations showing most significant rise...

Syrris creates Orb Pilot for effortless reaction scale-up

Posted on: 28 September 2016

Syrris, a world leader in chemistry product innovation, is launching the Orb Pilot jacketed reactor this fall...

Triplet-exciton energy transfer from semiconductor nanocrystals demonstrated using Edinburgh Instruments systems

Posted on: 26 September 2016

Researchers at North Carolina State University, led by Prof. Felix Castellano, have shown for the first time that the photogenerated triplet exciton in semiconductor nanocrystals can be harvested by surface bound molecular acceptors, exhibited by a six-order magnitude increase in the lifetime of the originally prepared excited state...

Wickham Laboratories now offering stability storage & testing

Posted on: 23 September 2016

Wickham Laboratories is pleased to introduce stability storage and testing as its latest service offering...

Joint article on hydrogen peroxide efficacy published in Letters in Applied Microbiology

Posted on: 23 September 2016

Wickham Laboratories Ltd is pleased to announce the publication of a joint study with Bioquell on the efficacy of disinfection by hydrogen peroxide...



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