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Hovione gets US patent for simple, patient-inspired inhaler

Hovione's three-part dry powder inhaler

15-Apr-2014 - Hovione has obtained a US patent for a cheap capsule-based dry powder inhaler that it claims is cheaper for manufacturers to produce and easier for patients to use.

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Pfizer, Novartis developing MenB vaccines to combat new strain

09-Apr-2014 - Recent outbreaks of a strain of meningitis, known as “serogroup B” or “MenB”, on US college campuses have caused both Pfizer and Novartis to develop new vaccines. 

Molecular Profiles' investment makes HME (bio)available for clients

08-Apr-2014 - Molecular Profiles has invested in hot melt extrusion (HME) and nano milling capabilities citing client demand for improving the bioavailablity of drugs.

Fiocruz to help make pediatric formulation of bitter schistosomiasis drug

08-Apr-2014 - A consortium developing treatments for children infected by parasitic worms has signed up Brazilian drugmaker Fiocruz to support upcoming clinical trials.

Two giant leaps for MannKind? US approval nod good for delivery tech too

02-Apr-2014 - A US FDA review panel has recommended that Afrezza be approved and concluded that the technology used to deliver MannKind's inhalable insulin does not damage airways or lung cells.

'Biodegradable battery' could be used to deliver drugs, researcher says

01-Apr-2014 - An intracochlear drug delivery implant could be powered over several months by a biodegradable battery according to an expert.

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Goodwin and Aspyrian team to deliver cancer-killing drugs by infrared light

27-Mar-2014 - ADC-makers could avoid using costly cytotoxics in antibody-drug conjugates (ADCs) by using near‐infrared (NIR) light to activate targeted cell-killing payloads, says Goodwin who has team up with Aspyrian Therapeutics.

Janssen Button? Will GSK's F1 team up prompt other collaborations?

26-Mar-2014 - GSK has ‘smashed’ production targets at a UK inhaler plant by revving up manufacturing operations with knowhow developed in Formula One pit lanes by partner, McLaren.

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EMA to rejig variations procedures and industry contact staff in April

EMA to rejig variations procedures and industry contact staff in April

Pharmaceutical firms working in Europe may need to update their address books next month after more reorganisation...

Janssen Button? Will GSK's F1 team up prompt other collaborations?

Janssen Button? Will GSK's F1 team up prompt other collaborations?

GSK has ‘smashed’ production targets at a UK inhaler plant by revving up manufacturing operations with knowhow...

Indian API maker slammed with US FDA Warning over data issues

Indian API maker slammed with US FDA Warning over data issues

Failure in maintaining test and production data has landed an Indian API maker with a Warning Letter...

US FDA issues new bioavailability guidelines

US FDA issues new bioavailability guidelines

The US FDA has published guidance of how sponsors should best document the bioavailability of products for...

Bioavailability breakthrough key to new cancer drug OKed in Japan

Bioavailability breakthrough key to new cancer drug OKed in Japan

Japan has become the first country to approve a new cancer pill that treats disease by interfering...

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