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Drug Delivery: Top Headlines

Mind the gap: GSK and UK scientists say smaller is better for some biopharmaceuticals

A bacterium (MRSA, yellow) being ingested by an immune cell

19-Nov-2014 - UK researchers working with GSK say a newly identified immune cell communication mechanism could explain why some drugs don’t work and drive development of smaller, large molecule meds.

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'Killer experiments' and reimbursement are the keys to VC backing says Index

17-Nov-2014 - Investors only back drug innovators because they have to according to Index Venture Management's Kevin Johnson, who says less risky 'first to be second' firms are much more attractive.

Actavis to acquire Botox maker Allergan for $66bn

17-Nov-2014 - After fending off hostile takeover bids from Valeant for nearly seven months, Allergan is finally agreeing to a takeover, but with Ireland-based Actavis.

AZ, ISIS expand partnership to develop novel delivery methods for antisense oligonucleotides

14-Nov-2014 - Isis Pharmaceuticals and AstraZeneca have expanded their partnership to develop novel delivery methods for antisense oligonucleotides in order to target the desired tissue more effectively. 

DISPATCHES FROM AAPS 2014

Ebola nasal vaccine under threat as funding runs dry

12-Nov-2014 - Lack of funding is threatening development of a nasal spray vaccine shown to provide long-term protection for non-human primates against the Ebola virus, the lead researcher told this publication in an exclusive interview.

Sanofi wearable injectable supply deal could net Unilife over $1bn per year

12-Nov-2014 - Unilife says its 15-year wearable injector supply deal with Sanofi is “unprecendented” and could result in over $1bn of sales annually for the delivery device maker. 

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Microneedles feasible peptide delivery tech, says Merck Director

11-Nov-2014 - Transdermal delivery using microneedles is an attractive and feasible administrative route for peptides, according to a Merck & Co. Director.

Inhalable insulin: Will Sanofi and MannKind succeed where Pfizer failed?

10-Nov-2014 - Afrezza will succeed where Pfizer's Exubera failed, say MannKind and Sanofi as they prepare to launch their inhalable insulin product.

Drug Delivery: Featured news

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DPI delivered peptide could prevent deaths during childbirth, says GSK
Dispatches from AAPS

Inhaler delivered peptide could prevent LDC deaths during childbirth, says GSK

Inhaled delivery of the labour inducing peptide oxytocin could help prevent millions of deaths in the lesser-developed...

Why Apple and Google hold the key to avoiding Pharmageddon
dispatches from AAPS

Why Apple and Google hold the key to avoiding Pharmageddon

In the future pharma will be reliant on technology, says physician-scientist Daniel Kraft, who warns that companies...

India cuts stability data reqs for API firms seeking docs to ship to EU

India cuts stability data reqs for API firms seeking docs to ship to EU

India has relaxed stability data requirements for API manufacturers seeking “written confirmation of quality” certificates needed to...

Life on Mars? Ground control to remotely deliver drugs in space

Life on Mars? Ground control to remotely deliver drugs in space

Animal astronauts on the International Space Station will test an implant which allows doctors back on earth...

Why there's no sign of Pfizer among top pharma employers
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Why there's no sign of Pfizer among top pharma employers

A head-hunter explains why Regeneron, Novo Nordisk and Genentech top a global survey of science employers, but...

EDQM sets new policy for testing of bacterial endotoxins

EDQM sets new policy for testing of bacterial endotoxins

The European Directorate for the Quality of Medicines & Health Care, under the European Pharmacopeia, has set...

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