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Pharma industry news


ELPA launches new digital guide ‘C: My Journey’ for people diagnosed with hepatitis C

24 April 2015

ELPA has launched ‘C: My Journey’, an online resource where people diagnosed with HCV can go to find out more about the condition and how to get support...


Malaria vaccine candidate RTS,S has demonstrated efficacy over 3-4 years of follow-up

24 April 2015

Phase III trial results of the RTS,S vaccine candidate show that it helped protect children from clinical malaria for at least 3 years after vaccination...


First patient enrolled in Phase II study evaluating laquinimod for primary progressive MS

24 April 2015

The first patient has been enrolled in a Phase II study evaluating laquinimod, an investigational, oral, immune modulator, for the treatment of PPMS...


Innate Pharma and Astrazeneca announce co-development and commercialisation collaboration for IPH2201

24 April 2015

Innate Pharma has signed a co-development and commercialisation agreement with AstraZeneca to accelerate and broaden the development of IPH2201...


Bristol-Myers Squibb receives positive opinion from CHMP for Opdivo for advanced melanoma

24 April 2015

The CHMP has adopted a positive opinion recommending that Bristol-Myers Squibb’s Opdivo be granted approval for use in patients with advanced melanoma...


Regeneron led the way for mid-cap biotech research and development spending in 2014

24 April 2015

The combined spend on R&D for mid-cap biotech companies reached $9.7 billion in 2014 thanks to top spenders Regeneron and Vertex, says GlobalData...


TxCell and Trizell amend agreement to accelerate Ovasave development

24 April 2015

TxCell has announced an amendment to the Ovasave collaboration option, development and license agreement (Ovasave Agreement) with Trizell...


EU’s next-gen ‘healthcare heroes’ to forge ahead at European Health Parliament

24 April 2015

Young healthcare enthusiasts involved in the European Health Parliament will meet on Friday to push ahead with their ideas on Europe's future healthcare...


Batavia Bioservices changes name to Batavia Biosciences

24 April 2015

Batavia Bioservices has changed its name to Batavia Biosciences. The change coincides with the launch of a website and multimedia communication strategy...


Janssen announces results for its hepatitis C treatment simeprevir

24 April 2015

Janssen Sciences Ireland UC announced results for its hepatitis C treatment simeprevir at The International Liver Congress™ 2015...


Harvoni and Sovaldi demonstrate efficacy among chronic hepatitis C patients with advanced liver disease

23 April 2015

Results announced from several Phase 2 clinical studies evaluating uses of Harvoni and other Sovaldi-based regimens for the treatment of HCV infection...


Rising numbers of preterm births stoke demand for infant care solutions in Europe

23 April 2015

The saturated European market for infant care solutions has received fresh impetus from the rising incidence of preterm births, reports Frost & Sullivan...