19-Aug-2014 - For the first time ever, the US FDA has approved a needle-free injection system to deliver the seasonal flu vaccine.
News in brief
12-Aug-2014 - Pricks are a problem for the drug industry according to Prometheon Pharma, which has launched a crowdfunding campaign to help it develop a needle-free alternative delivery tech.
12-Aug-2014 - Chiasma says a scale-up manufacturing agreement with Capsugel will be unaffected despite Roche pulling out of a commercialisation contract for its oral peptide drug octreotide acetate.
11-Aug-2014 - Mannkind has partnered Sanofi for the marketing and commercialisation of its inhaled insulin drug Afrezza, recently approved by the US FDA.
06-Aug-2014 - Pancreatic cancer is notoriously difficult to treat. One problem is drug delivery, because pancreatic cells can cluster in a nest of scar-like tissue.
06-Aug-2014 - Actavis says it is excited to partner with AstraZeneca over its LAMA/LABA fixed dose combination respiratory drug following the latter’s acquisition of Almirall.
05-Aug-2014 - Roche has renewed its interest in gene silencing drugs, paying $250m (€187m) for Santaris Pharma including its ‘antisense’ Locked Nucleic Acid (LNA) platform.
04-Aug-2014 - AstraZeneca has bolstered its respiratory portfolio and added new bronchodilator technologies through the $875m (€650m) acquisition of Almirall.
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