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Familial hypercholesterolemia patients can benefit from alirocumab drug

Familial hypercholesterolemia patients can benefit from alirocumab drug

Alirocumab lowers cholesterol in patients with heterozygous familial hypercholesterolemia to levels unreachable with statins alone, according to results from four ODYSSEY trials presented at ESC Congress today. [More]
Amgen, Novartis collaborate for Alzheimer's disease and migraine programs

Amgen, Novartis collaborate for Alzheimer's disease and migraine programs

Amgen today announced a neuroscience collaboration with Novartis in the areas of Alzheimer's disease and migraine. The collaboration accelerates Amgen's potential entry into Alzheimer's disease by teaming up with Novartis on a differentiated and genetically validated Alzheimer's disease program directed at genetically predisposed individuals at risk of developing Alzheimer's disease. [More]
Bionomics submission of BNC101 IND for cancer treatment passes FDA review

Bionomics submission of BNC101 IND for cancer treatment passes FDA review

Bionomics Limited, a biopharmaceutical company focused on the discovery and development of innovative therapeutics for the treatment of diseases of the central nervous system (CNS) and cancer, today announced that its BNC101 IND submission has passed review by the US Food and Drug Administration (FDA). [More]
Breakthrough antibody therapy shows significant promise against drug-resistant multiple myeloma

Breakthrough antibody therapy shows significant promise against drug-resistant multiple myeloma

In its first clinical trial, a breakthrough antibody therapy produced at least partial remissions in a third of patients with multiple myeloma who had exhausted multiple prior treatments, investigators at Dana-Farber Cancer Institute and other organizations report today online in the New England Journal of Medicine. [More]
iCo Therapeutics incurs total comprehensive loss of $738,607 for second quarter 2015

iCo Therapeutics incurs total comprehensive loss of $738,607 for second quarter 2015

iCo Therapeutics, today reported financial results for the quarter ended June 30, 2015. Amounts, unless specified otherwise, are expressed in Canadian dollars and presented under International Financial Reporting Standards ("IFRS"). [More]
Amgen to present data on Repatha (evolocumab) and observational studies at ESC Congress 2015

Amgen to present data on Repatha (evolocumab) and observational studies at ESC Congress 2015

Amgen today announced that it will present six abstracts at the upcoming ESC Congress 2015, organized by the European Society of Cardiology, being held Aug. 29 – Sept. 2 in London. [More]
Hospira announces TGA approval of Inflectra (infliximab) for treatment of eight inflammatory conditions

Hospira announces TGA approval of Inflectra (infliximab) for treatment of eight inflammatory conditions

Hospira today announced that Inflectra (infliximab), the first monoclonal antibody (mAb) biosimilar therapy, has been registered in Australia. This registration paves the way for the Federal Government to reduce the cost of some of the most expensive medicines on the Pharmaceutical Benefits Scheme (PBS). [More]
Omeros reports additional positive data from OMS721 Phase 2 trial for treatment of thrombotic microangiopathies

Omeros reports additional positive data from OMS721 Phase 2 trial for treatment of thrombotic microangiopathies

Omeros Corporation today announced additional positive data in the company's Phase 2 clinical trial of OMS721 for the treatment of thrombotic microangiopathies (TMAs). TMAs are a family of rare, debilitating and life-threatening disorders characterized by excessive thrombi (clots) – aggregations of platelets – in the microcirculation of the body's organs, most commonly the kidney and brain. [More]
Risk for endophthalmitis no higher with Avastin, finds study

Risk for endophthalmitis no higher with Avastin, finds study

Eye injections of the drug Avastin, used to treat retinal diseases, bring no greater risk of endophthalmitis, a potentially blinding eye infection, than injections with the much more expensive drug Lucentis made by the same company, according to new research from the Perelman School of Medicine at the University of Pennsylvania. Their findings are published today in JAMA Ophthalmology. [More]
Merck, MD Anderson form strategic clinical research collaboration to evaluate anti-PD-1 therapy

Merck, MD Anderson form strategic clinical research collaboration to evaluate anti-PD-1 therapy

Merck and The University of Texas MD Anderson Cancer Center announced a strategic clinical research collaboration to evaluate Merck's anti-PD-1 therapy, KEYTRUDA (pembrolizumab), in combination with other treatments, such as chemotherapy, radiation therapy and/or novel anti-tumor medicines. [More]
CMC Biologics, PATH Malaria Vaccine Initiative sign agreement for development of specific monoclonal antibodies

CMC Biologics, PATH Malaria Vaccine Initiative sign agreement for development of specific monoclonal antibodies

CMC Biologics, a global leader in clinical and commercial development and contract manufacture of therapeutic proteins, announced today it has entered into an agreement with the PATH Malaria Vaccine Initiative (MVI) for process development and manufacture of specific monoclonal antibodies to test for their capacity to protect humans from malaria infection. [More]
Janssen signs license agreement with Alligator Bioscience for immuno-oncology antibody

Janssen signs license agreement with Alligator Bioscience for immuno-oncology antibody

Janssen Biotech, Inc., one of the Janssen pharmaceutical companies of Johnson & Johnson announced today an exclusive, worldwide license agreement with Alligator Bioscience AB for ADC-1013, an immuno-oncology agent currently in Phase 1 clinical studies. [More]
Intrexon, Synthetic Biologics form ECC to develop and commercialize novel biotherapeutics for phenylketonuria

Intrexon, Synthetic Biologics form ECC to develop and commercialize novel biotherapeutics for phenylketonuria

Intrexon Corporation, a leader in synthetic biology, and Synthetic Biologics, Inc., a clinical-stage company focused on developing therapeutics to protect the microbiome while targeting pathogen-specific diseases, today announced an Exclusive Channel Collaboration (ECC) to pursue the development and commercialization of novel biotherapeutics for the treatment of patients with phenylketonuria (PKU), a serious and debilitating metabolic disorder. [More]
CRI announces winners of 2015 Oliver R. Grace Award for Distinguished Service in Advancing Cancer Research

CRI announces winners of 2015 Oliver R. Grace Award for Distinguished Service in Advancing Cancer Research

The Cancer Research Institute, a nonprofit organization dedicated to fueling the discovery and development of immunotherapies for all forms of cancer, announced today the winners of the 2015 Oliver R. Grace Award for Distinguished Service in Advancing Cancer Research. [More]
Hetero Group launches biosimilar 'Rituximab' under brand name MABALL in India

Hetero Group launches biosimilar 'Rituximab' under brand name MABALL in India

Hetero Group, one of India's leading generic pharmaceutical companies and one of the world's largest global producer of anti-retroviral drugs for HIV/AIDS treatment, today announces the successful launch of its biosimilar 'Rituximab' under the brand name MABALL in India. [More]
Scientists chemically synthesize ECA-derived oligosaccharides relevant for immunotherapy

Scientists chemically synthesize ECA-derived oligosaccharides relevant for immunotherapy

Immunotherapy using monoclonal antibodies is a promising treatment strategy, and it might now be within reach: American scientists have successfully prepared an oligosaccharide enterobacterial antigen for which a monoclonal antibody has been developed. The study is published in the journal Angewandte Chemie. [More]
CMC Biologics, River Vision sign manufacturing agreement for Teprotumumab to treat Grave's Orbitopathy

CMC Biologics, River Vision sign manufacturing agreement for Teprotumumab to treat Grave's Orbitopathy

CMC Biologics, a global leader in clinical and commercial manufacturing of therapeutic proteins, and River Vision Development Corporation (River Vision), a private company focused on ophthalmology, announced today that they have entered into an agreement for the process transfer and cGMP production of RV001 (Teprotumumab) – a recombinant monoclonal antibody targeting insulin-like growth factor 1 that is in development for treatment of Grave's Orbitopathy and other indications. [More]
FDA approves Praluent (alirocumab) Injection for treatment of patients with high LDL cholesterol

FDA approves Praluent (alirocumab) Injection for treatment of patients with high LDL cholesterol

Regeneron Pharmaceuticals, Inc. and Sanofi today announced that the U.S. Food and Drug Administration approved Praluent (alirocumab) Injection, the first FDA-approved treatment in a new class of drugs known as PCSK9 (proprotein convertase subtilisin/kexin type 9) inhibitors. [More]
EMA's CHMP recommends approval of Praluent (alirocumab) for use in patients with hypercholesterolemia

EMA's CHMP recommends approval of Praluent (alirocumab) for use in patients with hypercholesterolemia

Regeneron Pharmaceuticals, Inc. and Sanofi today announced that the European Medicine Agency's Committee for Medicinal Products for Human Use has adopted a positive opinion for the marketing authorization of Praluent (alirocumab), recommending its approval for use in certain adult patients with hypercholesterolemia. [More]
3SBio purchases entire equity interest in Zhejiang Wansheng

3SBio purchases entire equity interest in Zhejiang Wansheng

3SBio Inc., a leading China-based biotechnology company focused on researching, developing, manufacturing and marketing biopharmaceutical products, today announced that it has acquired the entire equity interest in Zhejiang Wansheng Pharmaceutical Co., Ltd a limited liability company incorporated in the PRC for an aggregate consideration of RMB 528 million. [More]
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