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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

Novo Nordisk’s semaglutide reduced major cardiovascular events in 1 in 4 type 2 diabetic adults

Posted on: 21 September 2016

Fewer serious adverse events were seen with semaglutide vs placebo; however, treatment discontinuation due to adverse events was more frequent...

Xenikos’ T-Guard trial doses final patient with acute graft-versus-host disease

Posted on: 21 September 2016

T-Guard has been shown to be well tolerated, with a manageable side effect profile and no severe infusion reactions in patients with acute GVHD...

First female CEO to lead GSK as Emma Walmsley succeeds Andrew Witty

Posted on: 20 September 2016

She will succeed Andrew Witty as GSK CEO, when he retires on 31st March 2017. She will be the first female CEO of a major global pharmaceuticals company...

Prexton successfully completes phase 1 Parkinson’s disease trial

Posted on: 20 September 2016

This study was the first in man Phase 1 clinical trial for an mGluR4 positive allosteric modulator. The randomised, double-blind, placebo controlled single and multiple ascending dose studies were designed to assess safety and tolerability of PXT002331 dosed orally...

Smartfish’s medical drink trial a success for COPD patients suffering from cachexia

Posted on: 20 September 2016

Cachexia is a condition of involuntary weight loss, undernourishment and a number of negative side-effects that can be seen in patients with Chronic obstructive pulmonary disease (COPD), as well as in cancer and in several severe inflammatory diseases, such as AIDS, congestive heart failure, tuberculosis and rheumatoid arthritis...

FDA extends PDUFA date for telotristat etiprate for the treatment of carcinoid syndrome

Posted on: 20 September 2016

In a notice from the FDA, the Prescription Drug User Fee Act date for its Priority Review of telotristat etiprate has been extended by three months...

NICE does not recommend obinutuzumab to treat follicular lymphoma

Posted on: 20 September 2016

Obinutuzumab with bendamustine is used to treat follicular lymphoma in people who did not respond to, or whose condition has progressed after treatment...

FDA approves Shire’s CUVITRU for the treatment of primary immunodeficiency

Posted on: 20 September 2016

CUVITRU is a treatment for patients with primary immunodeficiency (PI), a group of more than 300 genetic disorders in which part of the body's immune system is missing or functions improperly...

Citius initiates Phase 3 Trial to salvage infected central venous catheters

Posted on: 20 September 2016

Mino-Lok is being developed as an adjunctive therapy for the treatment of catheter-related or central line associated bloodstream infection (CRBSI/CLABSI)...

Amplyx initiates dosing in antifungal Phase I trial for the treatment of life-threatening infections

Posted on: 20 September 2016

APX001 is a small molecule drug candidate that targets and inhibits the conserved fungal enzyme Gwt1, compromising fungal growth of major fungal pathogens...

Janssen submits EU application for rheumatoid arthritis drug

Posted on: 16 September 2016

Sirukumab is a human monoclonal IgG1 kappa antibody that targets the cytokine IL-6, a protein believed to play a role in autoimmune rheumatoid arthritis...

Abeona enrols 5th patient in gene therapy Epidermolysis Bullosa trial

Posted on: 16 September 2016

EB-101 is the company's lead gene therapy program for patients suffering with recessive dystrophic epidermolysis bullosa (RDEB), a severe form of...


Supplier News

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...

BBI Solutions launches innovative conjugate blocking technology that enhances signal intensity for lateral flow immunoassays

Posted on: 23 September 2016

BBI Solutions has launched Morffi™, a novel conjugate blocking technology that enhances signal intensity and improves the sensitivity of lateral flow immunoassays, at the Lateral Flow Test Development seminar in Seattle, USA, on the 20th September...

RB implements Ci-DMS Weigh and Dispense from CI Precision

Posted on: 23 September 2016

Global consumer goods group RB (formerly known as Reckitt Benckiser) is implementing CI Precision’s MES solution (Ci-DMS) in the dispensing area at their manufacturing plant in Pakistan...

Coulter Partners consolidates global team with appointments in New Jersey, Newton and London

Posted on: 21 September 2016

Global Life Sciences search specialist, Coulter Partners is pleased to announce a number of new appointments in the US and in London...

The new DualFUSION Vial is first vial that combines the benefits of a strong, protective plastic outer layer and the high-performance barrier properties of an inner silica layer

Posted on: 20 September 2016

New line of purpose-built, ready-to-sterilize, uniquely barcoded vials will be introduced at the American Association of Clinical Chemistry Annual Meeting...

Edinburgh Instruments’ Spectrometers help developing infrared lasers

Posted on: 20 September 2016

Research in optical materials is rapidly moving towards stable, high-power laser sources emitting in the mid-infrared (mid-IR) region...

ABITEC announces extension of product portfolio and enters new market

Posted on: 19 September 2016

ABITEC Corporation continues to add new innovations and dosage form applications to their already expansive product portfolio...

CPHI Worldwide: PCI to share expertise in serialization and safe handling of potent molecules

Posted on: 16 September 2016

Leading pharmaceutical provider PCI Pharma Services will bring its expertize to the stage at CPHI Worldwide (Barcelona, October 4-6 2016) with two Speakers Corner slots at the ICSE Exhibitor Showcase...

Coulter Partners places Non-Executive Director for Erytech

Posted on: 8 September 2016

Coulter Partners was delighted to partner with Erytech Pharma to secure the appointment of Allene M. Diaz to its Board of Directors as a nonvoting member (censeur)...

Tornado Spectral Systems to exhibit and present at SciX 2016

Posted on: 8 September 2016

Leading manufacturer of optical spectrometers and Raman spectroscopy systems to highlight innovative technologies at annual SciX conference...



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