AstraZeneca’s Saphnelo (anifrolumab-fnia) has been approved in the US for patients with moderate to severe systemic lupus erythematosus.
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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).
H1 financial results show AstraZeneca’s revenues grew by 23 percent in 2021, with $14.37 billion attributed to activities aside from COVID-19 vaccine sales.
New studies show rates of blood clots were similar following vaccination with Vaxzevria and Comirnaty®, plus rates of rare blood clots are lower after the second Vaxzevria dose.
In this final article on the TRIPS waiver for COVID-19 vaccines, medicines, diagnostics and technologies, EPR’s Hannah Balfour considers whether it is the correct strategy to overcome COVID-19 treatment inequalities and explores other options.
Biopharma and the life sciences ecosystem: putting the foundations in place for a productive partnership
Even now 65 percent of drugs being approved come from biopharma companies and within a decade that is expected to rise to 85 percent. This is great news for a world hungry for new breakthrough treatments. As growth in pre-clinical and clinical work intensifies globally, Ahmed Bouzidi, Vice President of…
GSK will support the development of Alector’s immuno-neurology monoclonal antibodies for Parkinson’s disease, frontotemporal dementia and Alzheimer’s.
The Phase II/III trial will assess the safety and immunogenicity of AstraZeneca’s novel COVID-19 variant vaccine candidate, AZD2816.
In this article, EPR’s Hannah Balfour discusses the potential impact of waiving intellectual property rights for COVID-19-related medicine and technology on pharma, biopharma and biotech companies.
An analysis shows a single dose of Vaxzevria induced immunity lasting at least a year and an interval of up to 45 weeks significantly increases neutralising antibody titres.
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An analysis shows Comirnaty® and the COVID-19 Vaccine AstraZeneca are both over 90 percent effective in preventing hospitalisation from the Delta variant.
South Africa and India’s request that the World Trade Organization waive intellectually property rights for COVID-19 vaccines, treatments, diagnostics and technology has garnered extensive media coverage, particularly since the US decision to support the proposal. In a three-part series, European Pharmaceutical Review’s Assistant Editor, Hannah Balfour, will discuss the IP…
New data shows AstraZeneca’s Imfinzi (durvalumab) achieved an unprecedented five year survival rate of over 40 percent in patients with Stage III non-small cell lung cancer.
In the Phase III OlympiA trial, Lynparza® (olaparib) reduced the risk of cancer recurrences or death by 42 percent in patients with BRCA-mutated high-risk early breast cancer.
The UK’s competition authority will assess whether AstraZeneca’s acquisition of Alexion will result in a “substantial lessening of competition”.