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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 Niamh Marriott on +44 (0)1959 563311 or email us.

Industry News

Nektar’s opioid analgesic meets endpoints in Phase 3 Study of chronic pain

Posted on: 28 March 2017

Nektar Therapeutics announced positive results from the SUMMIT-07 Phase 3 efficacy study of NKTR-181, an opioid analgesic...

EPSRC commits £15 million for formulation manufacturing research

Posted on: 27 March 2017

New research projects that aim to improve the complex formulation processes used to manufacture products such as pharmaceuticals are to receive funding...

Karolinska Development company enrols first patient Phase Ib/IIa hepatic encephalopathy trial

Posted on: 27 March 2017

Umecrine Cognition AB announced the inclusion of the first patient in a clinical Phase Ib/IIa study of GR3027, to treat Hepatic Encephalopathy...

NICE asks BMS for more data before approving cancer drug

Posted on: 24 March 2017

NICE has asked Bristol Myers Squibb, who manufacture nivolumab (Opdivo), to provide more information on its effectiveness for treating Hodgkin lymphoma...

Akcea and Ionis’ familial chylomicronaemia syndrome study a success

Posted on: 23 March 2017

Akcea Therapeutics' pivotal Phase 3 study of volanesorsen reduced triglyceride levels in patients with familial chylomicronaemia syndrome...

New formulation of FDA-approved drug may help treat Niemann-Pick Type C disease

Posted on: 23 March 2017

New research from the University of Notre Dame may lead to a therapy for NPC, using an existing FDA-approved drug in a novel approach to treatment...

Injectable drug delivery market worth US$624.50 billion by 2021

Posted on: 23 March 2017

According to a new report, the global injectable drug delivery market is projected to reach US$624.50 Billion by 2021 from US$362.38 billion in 2016...

High efficacy & 0 adverse effects in hemp oil study to treat epileptic children

Posted on: 22 March 2017

HempMeds Mexico has revealed the positive results of a recent cannabis study conducted on the effects of the Real Scientific Hemp Oil-X...

Success for Renown’s Phase I study to treat “OFF” episodes in Parkinson’s patients

Posted on: 22 March 2017

The study intended to compare the plasma concentrations of sub-lingual apomorphine spray against the currently approved formulation...

NICE recommends liver disease drug

Posted on: 21 March 2017

NICE has published draft guidance which recommends Ocaliva, also known as obeticholic acid, for people with the chronic liver disease...

Fixed dose combination of drugs versus single-drug formulations to treat tuberculosis

Posted on: 20 March 2017

A research team reviewed the efficacy, safety, and adherence to fixed-dose combinations (FDCs) of drugs versus single-drug formulations...

Re-formulation of microbicidal lubricants will help protect from HIV

Posted on: 20 March 2017

Research published by BioMed Central’s open access journal AIDS Research and Therapy has investigated the use of lubricants...


Supplier News

Single cell technology company Dolomite Bio celebrates a successful first year

Posted on: 28 March 2017

Dolomite Bio, a brand of Blacktrace Holdings Limited, celebrated the first anniversary of its launch on March 1st, marking the end of a fruitful year in business...

Butterworth Laboratories Ltd is delighted to announce expansion

Posted on: 28 March 2017

Leading UK contract analytical chemistry provider, Butterworth Laboratories Ltd, is delighted to announce it has secured an additional facility in Hampton, Middlesex as part of a project to expand UK laboratory operations by 15% in 2017...

Covectra launches anti-counterfeit barcode labelling system

Posted on: 27 March 2017

Covectra has launched an anti-counterfeit, tamper-evident, barcode labelling system

IntelliCyt Cy-Clone™ PLUS

Posted on: 27 March 2017

Cy-Clone PLUS together with the iQue Screener PLUS platform uses the power of high throughput flow cytometry...

Shimadzu’s New Cannabis Analyser for Potency Provides Effortless Determination of Cannabinoid Content

Posted on: 24 March 2017

Shimadzu Scientific Instruments (SSI) announces the release of its new Cannabis Analyser for Potency. This high performance liquid chromatograph (HPLC) is the first-ever instrument designed specifically for quantitative determination of cannabinoid content...

Pegasus® BT: Benchtop GC-TOFMS

Posted on: 23 March 2017

LECO Corporation’s latest innovation for the GC-MS marketplace - the Pegasus® BT - was introduced at ASMS in 2016. The Pegasus BT gives users all of the data they could ever need from a single sample run with an innovative new TOFMS platform...

A focus on supply chain security and anti-counterfeiting at Pharmaceutical Logistics

Posted on: 23 March 2017

Mundipharma, GS1, GIRP and TAPA release presentations ahead of the 11th annual Pharmaceutical Logistics Conference which returns to London 18th & 19th May 2017...

Shimadzu’s New Triple Quadrupole GCMS Achieves World’s Highest Sensitivity Down to Femtogram Level

Posted on: 23 March 2017

Shimadzu Scientific Instruments announces the release of the new GCMS-TQ8050 triple quadrupole gas chromatograph mass spectrometer...

Waters adds METLIN MS/MS Library to Progenesis Software, Extending Metabolomics Capabilities

Posted on: 23 March 2017

Waters Corporation announces the Waters® METLIN® MS/MS Library for Progenesis® QI, which offers implementation of a METLIN library directly within Progenesis QI Software for use with Waters’ high resolution mass spectrometry (MS) systems. This library plug-in to Progenesis QI enhances metabolomics researchers’ ability to confidently identify metabolites in complex samples using mass spectrometry. METLIN is […]

Anton Paar purchases future-oriented Raman technology from Silicon Valley

Posted on: 22 March 2017

Anton Paar has purchased a Raman spectroscopy product line of benchtop instruments from US company BaySpec Inc. and also licensed a technology for handheld Raman products from SciAps Inc...

Wickham Labs to exhibit at Med-Tech Innovation Expo 2017

Posted on: 22 March 2017

Wickham Laboratories Ltd is pleased to announce that we will be on Stand 12 at the upcoming Med-Tech Innovation Expo, Ricoh Arena, Coventry, April 26-27...

Pegasus® GC-HRT 4D: High Resolution TOFMS

Posted on: 22 March 2017

The Pegasus® GC-HRT 4D combines the industry standard for GCxGC with the highest performance time-of-flight mass spectrometer on the market...



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