24-Jul-2014 - GlaxoSmithKline has issued upbeat guidance despite a 12% fall in sales of its blockbuster asthma and COPD drug Advair, as new products enter the respiratory drug market.
23-Jul-2014 - MonosolRx has found a new US licensee for its oral film ondansetron product, Zuplenz, signing up Galena BioPharma nearly four years after previous partner Strativa handed the drug back.
22-Jul-2014 - Drugmakers are bringing sterile injectables capacity back in-house according to a Frost & Sullivan analyst, who says industry risk aversion is the key driver.
22-Jul-2014 - Botox maker Allergan announced sales and earnings per share growth above the high end of its expectations, but it will cut 1,500 jobs, or about 13% of its workforce as it continues to avoid a $54bn hostile takeover bid from Valeant Pharmaceuticals.
17-Jul-2014 - Pfizer and Sun Pharmaceutical Industries have boosted their sterile injectables businesses through the respective acquisitions of InnoPharma and the CMO Pharmalucence.
16-Jul-2014 - Hovione has teamed up with delivery tech developer Merrion Pharmaceuticals to provide developers of BCS class III and IV drugs with more solubility enhancement options.
09-Jul-2014 - The US FDA has granted Priority Review Designation to Purdue Pharma’s hydrocodone bitartrate tablet which has abuse-deterrent technology.
03-Jul-2014 - Zogenix has modified its much-debated painkiller Zohydro with abuse-deterrent formulations.
01-Jul-2014 - The US FDA approved Afrezza last weekend after deeming that the inhaled insulin drug and the dry powder delivery technology used to get it deep into the lungs is effective.
26-Jun-2014 - Oasmia Pharmaceutical AB has teamed up with a “global pharmaceutical company” interested in its vitamin A-based nanoparticle formulation tech in a move that expands its business model to drug development partnering.
24-Jun-2014 - Copley Scientific has launched new technologies to help developers of generic inhalable drugs stick to specific testing guidelines issued by the US FDA and USP.
16-Jun-2014 - Two billion cartridges of inhaled insulin drug Afrezza will be manufactured annually by Mannkind, the firm says as it awaits final approval next month.
09-Jun-2014 - A single-dose of an investigational MRSA drug could be equivalent to a ten-day course of antibiotics due to the application of PK-PD principles in its design and optimization, The Medicines Company says.
05-Jun-2014 - Capsugel has installed a commercial-scale dryer in its recently acquired Bend Research R&D facility, citing a rise in demand for non-GMP spray dried dispersion (SDD) services.
02-Jun-2014 - As part of a wave of good news for the beleaguered Hospira, the company said it will inject $120m into its McPherson, Kansas, facility, which will result in 150 new jobs over the next five years.
29-May-2014 - Researchers in Texas have unveiled the fastest, smallest motor to date, which could pave the way for similar motors moving through the body to administer drugs or to target cancer cells.
29-May-2014 - US scientists have tinkered with a virus so that it opens its cargo doors only in the presence of certain enzymes that could be used to drop therapeutics precisely onto a target.
28-May-2014 - 3M Drug Delivery Systems says it will boost capacity for its metered dose inhaler (MDI) division by more than 20 percent at its Loughborough, UK site.
27-May-2014 - A collaboration involving academia and industry is to develop new ways of delivering antibodies to the brain using molecular envelop technology developed by Nanomerics, a UCL spin-out company.
20-May-2014 - Reckitt Benckiser and AntiOp announced plans on Monday to co-develop a naloxone nasal spray to help in the reversal of opioid overdose.
20-May-2014 - Scientists in the US report that gene therapy could be delivered using plastic biodegradable nanoparticles
15-May-2014 - Chemists at MIT have created a triple warhead against cancer. They believe theirs is the first example a polymer nanoparticle which carries a precise ratio of three drugs that can be released in response to three distinct triggers.
14-May-2014 - Unilife says it is confident future revenue from current contracts could total $1bn and is scaling up manufacturing capacities despite no product sales in the third quarter.
13-May-2014 - A paper-thin, wearable electronic device that monitors a patient’s health status and delivers therapy as required has moved a step closer to reality.
06-May-2014 - Bayer says it will become the OTC leader in North America having acquired Merck & Co.’s consumer health business for $14.2bn (€10.2bn), in the latest shift in Big Pharma assets.
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