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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

AstraZeneca Phase III breast cancer trial met primary endpoint

Posted on: 23 February 2017

AstraZeneca announced positive results from its Phase III trial comparing Lynparza to chemotherapy, to treat HER2-negative metastatic breast cancer...

First biosimilar mAb in oncology granted EU approval

Posted on: 23 February 2017

The European Commission has approved Truxima (biosimilar rituximab) for all indications of reference rituximab in the European Union (EU)...

Apitope’s Phase II multiple sclerosis trial a success

Posted on: 22 February 2017

Apitope, the drug discovery and development company focused on treating the underlying cause of autoimmune diseases, announces positive results from the Phase IIa clinical study of its lead product candidate, ATX-MS-1467, for the treatment of patients with multiple sclerosis. The Phase IIa, open-label, one arm study evaluated the effects of ATX-MS-1467 in 19 patients with […]

New mid-infrared laser system could detect atmospheric chemicals

Posted on: 21 February 2017

Researchers at MIT have found a new way of using mid-infrared lasers to turn regions of molecules into glowing filaments of electrically charged gas...

Scientists developed a miniature gas sensor for mobile devices

Posted on: 21 February 2017

VTT Technical Research Centre of Finland has developed a miniature gas sensor that can be connected to mobile devices.

UPDATE: The Cancer Drugs Fund

Posted on: 21 February 2017

This page will be updated as the results from the Cancer Drugs Fund appraisal are announced by The National Institute of Health and Care Excellence (NICE).  Originally introduced in 2011, The Cancer Drugs Fund (CDF) was established by the coalition Government in order to provide a means by which NHS patients in England could get cancer […]

Paresthesias nerve problems linked to World Trade Centre toxic dust

Posted on: 21 February 2017

A new study has tied the World Trade Centre (WTC) site with paresthesias, a nerve-related issue causing burning or prickling sensations...

Sustainable development indicators – can statistical indicators transform from back mirrors into drivers of change?

Posted on: 20 February 2017

Johanna Laiho-Kauranne examines the 17 UN sustainable development goals that have been implemented for monitoring sustainability development...

Malaria control efforts can benefit from forecasting using satellites

Posted on: 20 February 2017

Umeå University researches have established links between patterns of malaria in Kenya and environmental factors measurable by satellite imagery...

Celltrion Healthcare & Pfizer’s biosimilar shows positive results in Crohn’s disease study

Posted on: 20 February 2017

Celltrion Healthcare presented the primary outcome from its pivotal randomised controlled trial of CT-P13 (biosimilar infliximab) in Crohn’s disease.

FDA to review Mylan and Biocon’s biosimilar application

Posted on: 17 February 2017

The US Food and Drug Administration (FDA) has accepted Mylan and Biocon's biologics license application for MYL-1401H, a proposed biosimilar to Neulasta...

FDA approves new psoriasis drug that induced suicide in trial

Posted on: 17 February 2017

The US Food and Drug Administration (FDA) has approved Valeant’s Siliq (brodalumab) to treat adults with moderate-to-severe plaque psoriasis. Siliq is administered as an injection. Siliq is intended for patients who are candidates for systemic therapy (treatment using substances that travel through the bloodstream, after being taken by mouth or injected) or phototherapy (ultraviolet light […]


Supplier News

Vibratory sifters assure product quality and heighten productivity for global pharmaceutical manufacturers

Posted on: 23 February 2017

Industrial vibratory sieves and separators continue to enhance product quality and operator safety in the pharmaceutical industry...

Custom to build £20 million Pharmaceutical Innovation Centre in Brighton

Posted on: 17 February 2017

Custom Pharma Services, the Brighton based CDMO, is pleased to announce the commencement of the building work on its £20 million Pharmaceutical Innovation Centre (PIC) in Moulsecoomb, Brighton. The Custom PIC will house the contract development, clinical and commercial manufacturing teams in a new, purpose built facility. This investment is in addition to the previously […]

A novel and intuitive operating concept revolutionises Raman imaging

Posted on: 16 February 2017

WITec presents a new operating concept with the powerful and intuitive Suite FIVE at Pittcon 2017...

NIR spectroscopy for monitoring of industrial manufacturing processes

Posted on: 7 February 2017

When it comes to monitoring industrial manufacturing processes, NIRS offers a rapid and reliable supplement to conventional titration methods...

Smaller and faster: Mira M-3 handheld Raman spectrometer for material verification

Posted on: 6 February 2017

The Mira M-3 is the new handheld Raman spectrometer from Metrohm. Barely larger than a smartphone, the Mira M-3 enables true single-handed operation...

Linkam launches the CMS196M for enhanced Cryo-correlative Microscopy with greatly improved work flow

Posted on: 1 February 2017

Linkam Scientific Instruments, announce the launch of the CMS196M for enhanced Cryo Correlative Microscopy with greatly improved work flow...

7th Annual Strategic Alliance Management for Pharma

Posted on: 25 January 2017

This marcus evans forum will help delegates to structure the Alliance management internally as well as to offer an insight on the responsibilities and roles of the Alliance function...

Wickham Laboratories case study on the bioburden of the new £5 polymer note

Posted on: 25 January 2017

Wickham Laboratories Ltd is pleased to provide the results of our case study on the bioburden of the new polymer £5 note...

Customised pharmaceutical sieves for high-containment screening

Posted on: 24 January 2017

Russell Compact Sieve combined with high containment isolator provide innovative screening solution for pharmaceutical manufacturer...

AgileBio announces a new mobile app: LabCollector Stock Manager

Posted on: 19 January 2017

AgileBio announces a new app for mobile phones...

Ensuring moisture-analysis accuracy with enhanced process security

Posted on: 16 January 2017

METTLER TOLEDO’s firmware version 2.20 for its Excellence Moisture Analyzers HX204 and HS153 allows individual methods assignment to ensure users follow SOPs and avoid mistakes. This added level of security saves time and helps to eliminate costly rework...

Dolomite Bio launches Injection Valve and Sample Loop for scRNA-Seq

Posted on: 10 January 2017

Dolomite Bio has launched a new Injection Valve and Sample Loop for single cell RNA sequencing workflows...



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