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Needle-free Zika vaccine shows promise in clinical trial

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07-Dec-2016 - As part of its collaboration with the National Institutes of Health (NIH) in the DNA vaccine clinical trial for the Zika virus, PharmaJet is providing its Stratis Needle-Free device and training to the NIH.

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Takeda overturns negative EU CHMP opinion for oral drug Ninlaro in ‘face-to-face’ appeal

06-Dec-2016 - Takeda was awarded conditional EU marketing authorisation of the small molecule drug Ninlaro, overturning the EMA’s negative opinion on its efficacy against Multiple Myeloma (MM).

AstraZeneca sets out on a $1bn 'Bicycle' path

06-Dec-2016 - AstraZeneca has partnered with Bicycle Therapeutics in a potential $1bn deal to develop a new class of small molecules which have antibody-like properties.

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Arrowhead fires CSO & Co-inventor of delivery tech responsible for clinical trial abandonment

02-Dec-2016 - Arrowhead Pharmaceuticals Inc. has also laid off its Chief scientific officer David Lewis - as part of the 34 staff cull - after several trials using delivery vehicle Ex1 were stopped by the firm.

Arrowhead halts development of RNAi-based therapies that use its Ex1 delivery tech

30-Nov-2016 - Arrowhead has abandoned development of therapies which use its Ex1 delivery vehicle, axing multiple clinical trials and sacking staff.

West completes Mulhuddart expansion citing insulin as driver

30-Nov-2016 - Delivery device with West Pharmaceutical Services has completed the expansion of its plant in Mulhuddart, County Dublin.

Catalent adding OTC capsule maker Accucaps to global softgel network

28-Nov-2016 - Catalent will add two Canadian manufacturing facilities to its softgel network through the acquisition of Accucaps.

Evonik to construct second Alabama facility for drug delivery polymers

23-Nov-2016 - Evonik has laid plans to expand a polymer facility in Alabama to cater for growing demand for sophisticated drug delivery and medical devices.

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