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Roche - Articles and news items

2017 Pipelines: Drugs to watch

Blog, Z Homepage promo / 12 April 2017 / Alexandra Kibble, Senior Editor, Clarivate Analytics Cortellis

The annual Drugs to Watch report forecasts that eight new drugs will enter the market in 2017 and achieve blockbuster sales of >$900 billion by 2021…

The Top 21…wealthiest pharma companies

Blog, Z Homepage promo / 6 February 2017 / Niamh Marriott, Digital Editor

Find out who made it to the top of our list of richest pharma companies…

Ovarian assay

FDA approves Roche’s assay to assess ovarian reserve

Industry news / 10 January 2017 / Niamh Marriott, Digital Editor

The blood test produces standardised results for assessing ovarian reserve as compared with the use of vaginal ultrasound…

NICE says Roche’s trastuzumab emtansine too expensive for routine NHS use

Industry news / 29 December 2016 / Niamh Louise Marriott, Digital Editor

Trastuzumab emtansine is currently being funded through the Cancer Drugs Fund (CDF). NICE is looking again at its 2015 guidance to see whether it should…

Price discount helps give green light for Roche’s breast cancer drug

Industry news / 21 November 2016 / Niamh Louise Marriott, Digital Content Producer

A discount to the price of pertuzumab agreed with the company was an important factor in enabling NICE to overturn its earlier provisional decision…

GSK tops list ranking big pharma’s global access to medicine

Industry news / 14 November 2016 / Niamh Louise Marriott, Digital Content Producer

Read how the 2016 Access to Medicine Index ranks the top 20 pharmaceutical companies on their efforts to improve access to medicine in low- and middle-income countries…

Prothena’s Phase 1b Parkinson’s disease study showed robust antibody CNS penetration

Industry news / 11 November 2016 / Niamh Louise Marriott, Digital Content Producer

Prothena’s Phase 1b multiple ascending dose study of PRX002 trial found an acceptable safety and tolerability profile in patients with Parkinson’s disease…

FDA approves Roche’s immunotherapy assay to support treatment decisions in lung cancer

Industry news / 31 October 2016 / Niamh Louise Marriott, Digital Content Producer

The US Food and Drug Administration (FDA) has approved Roche’s PD-L1 assay as a diagnostic to identify PD-L1 expression levels in patients considering treatment with Tecentriq (atezolizumab) for previously treated metastatic non-small cell lung cancer (NSCLC). The PD-L1 (SP142) assay is also indicated to identify patients with urothelial cancer (UC) who may benefit from treatment […]

FDA approves Roche’s blood screening assay for donor screening

Industry news / 24 October 2016 / Niamh Louise Marriott, Digital Content Producer

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

Roche’s ALK-positive NSCLC drug granted FDA breakthrough designation

Industry news / 4 October 2016 / Niamh Louise Marriott, Digital Content Producer

This second alecensa breakthrough therapy designation granted is based on phase 3 J-ALEX study, treat ALK-positive non-small cell lung cancer…

NICE says Roche’s skin cancer drug not cost effective

Industry news / 6 September 2016 / Niamh Louise Marriott, Digital Content Producer

The committee agreed the combination offers life extending benefit compared to vemurafenib alone, however compared to alternative treatments it is too expensive. About 1,000 people would have been eligible each year…

Roche’s cancer immunotherapy drug has longer OS vs. chemotherapy

Industry news / 1 September 2016 / Niamh Louise Marriott, Digital Content Producer

Roche’s study for tecentriq (atezolizumab) met its co-primary endpoints and showed a statistically significant and clinically meaningful improvement in overall survival (OS) compared with docetaxel chemotherapy in people with locally advanced or metastatic non-small cell lung cancer (NSCLC) whose disease progressed on or after treatment with platinum-based chemotherapy. Adverse events were consistent with what has […]