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Hutchison MediPharma begins sulfatinib Phase I trial in US

Hutchison MediPharma begins sulfatinib Phase I trial in US

Hutchison China MediTech Limited today announces that Hutchison MediPharma Limited ("HMP"), its drug R&D subsidiary, has initiated the Phase I clinical trial of sulfatinib (HMPL-012) in the United States. [More]
Janssen doses first patient in daratumumab clinical trial using Halozyme's ENHANZE technology

Janssen doses first patient in daratumumab clinical trial using Halozyme's ENHANZE technology

Halozyme Therapeutics, Inc. today announced that Janssen Biotech, Inc. has dosed the first patient in a clinical trial evaluating subcutaneous (SC) delivery of daratumumab with Halozyme's proprietary ENHANZE technology in multiple myeloma. [More]
Viking begins VK5211 Phase 2 trial in patients recovering from hip fracture

Viking begins VK5211 Phase 2 trial in patients recovering from hip fracture

Viking Therapeutics, Inc., a clinical-stage biopharmaceutical company focused on the development of novel, first-in-class or best-in-class therapies for metabolic and endocrine disorders, today announced the initiation of dosing in the company's Phase 2 clinical trial of VK5211 in patients who recently suffered a hip fracture. [More]
Halozyme Therapeutics announces initiation of rivipansel Phase 1 clinical trial

Halozyme Therapeutics announces initiation of rivipansel Phase 1 clinical trial

Halozyme Therapeutics, Inc. today announced that the first healthy subject has been dosed in a Phase 1 clinical trial evaluating the safety, tolerability and pharmacokinetics of a subcutaneous formulation of rivipansel, a compound discovered by GlycoMimetics, Inc. and being developed by Pfizer Inc., using Halozyme's ENHANZE formulation. [More]
New computer-based modeling may help improve outcomes for babies with neonatal abstinence syndrome

New computer-based modeling may help improve outcomes for babies with neonatal abstinence syndrome

Computer-based modeling is helping to further reduce length of hospital stay and duration of treatment with opioids that are used therapeutically to wean babies born in withdrawal from drugs their mothers have taken. This condition is known as neonatal abstinence syndrome (NAS). [More]
Mast Therapeutics begins vepoloxamer Phase 2 study in patients with chronic heart failure

Mast Therapeutics begins vepoloxamer Phase 2 study in patients with chronic heart failure

Mast Therapeutics, Inc., a clinical-stage biopharmaceutical company leveraging its molecular adhesion and sealant technology (MAST) platform to develop novel therapies for sickle cell disease, heart failure, and stroke, announced that it has initiated its Phase 2 study of vepoloxamer for the treatment of patients with chronic heart failure. [More]
Viking successfully completes safety, tolerability and pharmacokinetic study of VK5211 in elderly subjects

Viking successfully completes safety, tolerability and pharmacokinetic study of VK5211 in elderly subjects

Viking Therapeutics, Inc., a clinical-stage biopharmaceutical company focused on the development of novel, first-in-class or best-in-class therapies for metabolic and endocrine disorders, today announced the successful completion of a short-term safety, tolerability, and pharmacokinetic study of VK5211 in healthy elderly subjects. VK5211, the company's lead program for muscle and bone disorders, is an orally available, non-steroidal selective androgen receptor modulator (SARM) being developed for the treatment of patients recovering from non-elective hip fracture surgery. [More]
Drug interactions in placenta may increase risk of birth defects or stunting fetal growth

Drug interactions in placenta may increase risk of birth defects or stunting fetal growth

To date, studies in pregnant women examining transport of drugs across the placenta are rare and inadequate, said Tomo Nabekura, PhD. Such knowledge could be vital to preserving fetal health. In a new laboratory study, Nabekura and colleagues have illuminated a piece of this puzzle, and the results hint that mothers taking new anti-hepatitis C and/or anti-HIV drugs along with anti-hypertensives or non-steroidal anti-inflammatories (NSAIDs) could be raising the risk of birth defects or stunting fetal growth, respectively. [More]
CU Cancer Center study reports 'robust antitumor activity' of TAK-733 drug in mouse models of colorectal cancer

CU Cancer Center study reports 'robust antitumor activity' of TAK-733 drug in mouse models of colorectal cancer

A University of Colorado Cancer Center study recently published online ahead of print in the journal Oncotarget reports "robust antitumor activity" of the drug TAK-733 in cells and mouse models of colorectal cancer. [More]
SynAgile announces positive results from Phase 2a trial of continuous intraoral LD/CD therapy

SynAgile announces positive results from Phase 2a trial of continuous intraoral LD/CD therapy

SynAgile Corporation, a privately held pharmaceutical company that develops and commercializes drug delivery systems using its proprietary OraFuse intraoral technology platform, today announced positive results from a proof-of-concept, Phase 2a, open-label clinical trial of continuous intraoral administration of levodopa-carbidopa (LD/CD). [More]
Allergan's anti-infective portfolio to be highlighted at IDWeek 2015

Allergan's anti-infective portfolio to be highlighted at IDWeek 2015

Allergan plc today announced that its infectious disease portfolio will be featured in 13 abstracts highlighting data at IDWeek 2015, which takes place from October 7-11, 2015, in San Diego. [More]
Clinical data from spinal muscular atrophy program presented at 20th International WMS Congress

Clinical data from spinal muscular atrophy program presented at 20th International WMS Congress

PTC Therapeutics, Inc., today announced that clinical data from the company's joint development program with Roche and the SMA Foundation in spinal muscular atrophy (SMA) were presented at the 20th International Congress of the World Muscle Society (WMS) in Brighton, U.K. [More]
DNDi announces successful completion of SCYX-7158 Phase I study for treatment of sleeping sickness

DNDi announces successful completion of SCYX-7158 Phase I study for treatment of sleeping sickness

The Drugs for Neglected Diseases initiative (DNDi) has announced today at the 9th European Congress on Tropical Medicine and International Health in Basel, Switzerland, the successful completion of Phase I human clinical trials for SCYX-7158 (AN5568), the first oral drug candidate specifically developed from the earliest drug discovery stage to combat human African trypanosomiasis, or sleeping sickness, a deadly parasitic disease transmitted by the tsetse fly. [More]
AstraZeneca presents lung cancer research data at WCLC 2015

AstraZeneca presents lung cancer research data at WCLC 2015

Data will be reported from across AstraZeneca’s industry-leading lung cancer portfolio at the World Conference on Lung Cancer 2015, beginning this weekend in Denver, Colorado. [More]
FDA approves Allergan's sNDA to update label for TEFLARO (ceftaroline fosamil)

FDA approves Allergan's sNDA to update label for TEFLARO (ceftaroline fosamil)

Allergan plc today announced the U.S. Food and Drug Administration has approved the company's supplemental new drug application (sNDA) to update the label for TEFLARO (ceftaroline fosamil) for the treatment of adult patients with acute bacterial skin and skin structure infections (ABSSSI) and community-acquired bacterial pneumonia (CABP). [More]
Ascletis receives TFDA approval to begin Phase II trial of interferon-free HCV regimen

Ascletis receives TFDA approval to begin Phase II trial of interferon-free HCV regimen

Ascletis today announced it received the approval from the Taiwan Food and Drug Administration (TFDA) to start phase II clinical trial for its all-oral interferon (IFN)-free regimen to treat chronic hepatitis C (CHC). [More]
AMRI, Saneca Pharmaceuticals collaborate to develop and market opium-derived APIs

AMRI, Saneca Pharmaceuticals collaborate to develop and market opium-derived APIs

AMRI and Saneca Pharmaceuticals, a.s. today announced a strategic collaboration focused on the development, manufacture and marketing of a portfolio of opium-derived active pharmaceutical ingredients, ("APIs"). [More]
First patient enrolled in CSL Behring's rVIIa-FP Phase II/III study to treat patients with hemophilia A or B with inhibitors

First patient enrolled in CSL Behring's rVIIa-FP Phase II/III study to treat patients with hemophilia A or B with inhibitors

CSL Behring announced today that the first patient has been enrolled in its Phase II/III clinical study evaluating the pharmacokinetics (PK), efficacy, and safety of the company's recombinant fusion protein linking coagulation factor VIIa with albumin (rVIIa-FP) for on-demand treatment in patients with congenital hemophilia A or B who have developed an inhibitor to factor VIII or factor IX replacement therapy. [More]

Accutest makes strategic expansion into Latin America to support the growth of pharmaceutical sector

Accutest Research Laboratories, a leading global Contract Research Organization (CRO), further pursues its strategic expansion into Latin America by opening offices and establishing operational presence in Brazil. [More]

AMRI’s total revenue increases $89.5 million to 31% in second quarter 2015

AMRI today reported financial and operating results for the second quarter ended June 30, 2015. "We are very pleased to present another strong financial quarter, with all our divisions achieving excellent results," said William S. Marth, AMRI's president and chief executive officer. "Notably, recent acquisitions, combined with the cost reduction initiatives and efficiency efforts we've made to date, are contributing to continued strong contract margin performance. [More]
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