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AstraZeneca

 

AstraZeneca plc is an Anglo–Swedish multinational pharmaceutical and biopharmaceutical company.

In 2013, it moved its headquarters to Cambridge, United Kingdom, and concentrated its R&D in three sites: Cambridge, Gaithersburg, Maryland (location of MedImmune) for work on biopharmaceuticals, and Mölndal (near Gothenburg) in Sweden, for research on traditional chemical drugs. In 2015, it was the eighth-largest drug company in the world based on sales revenue.

AstraZeneca has a portfolio of products for major disease areas including cancer, cardiovascular, gastrointestinal, infection, neuroscience, respiratory and inflammation. The company was founded in 1999 through the merger of the Swedish Astra AB and the English Zeneca Group (itself formed by the demerger of the pharmaceutical operations of Imperial Chemical Industries in 1993). It has made numerous corporate acquisitions, including Cambridge Antibody Technology (in 2006), MedImmune (in 2007), Spirogen (in 2013) and Definiens (by MedImmune in 2014).

Fasenra receives positive EU CHMP opinion for self-administration and the new Fasenra pen, a pre-filled, single-use auto-injector

2 July 2019 | By

AstraZeneca today announced that the European Medicines Agency’s Committee for Medicinal Products for Human Use (CHMP) has issued a positive opinion to add a self-administration option for Fasenra (benralizumab) and a new delivery method as a pre-filled, single-use auto-injector (the Fasenra pen) to the medicine’s product information in the European…

Digital design for pharmaceutical product and process development

1 July 2019 | By , , , , ,

New digital design and manufacturing techniques offer pharmaceutical manufacturers the possibility of a systems-based, digital approach to substantially streamline their design, development and manufacturing processes. The ADDoPT collaborative consortium has been working to explore how emerging process understanding and predictive models can be applied and embedded within industrial workflows to…