17-Sep-2014 - On the eve of the historical vote on Scottish independence from the UK tomorrow, we take a look at the pharma inventions Scotland gave the world.
16-Sep-2014 - Almac’s subsidiary Galen has licensed UK sales and marketing rights to an emergency pain drug nicknamed the “green whistle” from Australian firm Medical Developments International (MVP).
15-Sep-2014 - Unilife has invested in manufacturing capacity for its drug delivery devices ahead of schedule to support the accelerated commercial launch date of its customers' products.
15-Sep-2014 - Researchers from the National University of Singapore (NUS) have developed a microneedle patch that can deliver lidocaine in what they say is a “faster, more effective and painless” way.
11-Sep-2014 - Indian drugmaker Cipla has bought two manufacturing facilities from its contractor Okasa Pharma.
10-Sep-2014 - The Natoli Engineering Company has opened an pharmaceutical research institute to look for answers to enduring formulation problems in solid oral dosage.
09-Sep-2014 - Food scientists may have hit on a novel delivery method for HIV antiretrovirals: a vaginal suppository made with seaweed.
04-Sep-2014 - Meda has sold a New Jersey facility dedicated to its intra-urethral erectile dysfunction drug Muse as part of a strategic review of its manufacturing network.
03-Sep-2014 - Canadian drugmaker Intellipharmaceutics has developed a kill-switch formulation it says will prevent drug misuse and accidental overdoses.
02-Sep-2014 - Pharma firms must provide imaginative solid dosage alternatives to tablets and capsules, says research claiming more than half of patients have problems swallowing traditional pills.
29-Aug-2014 - BTG has received approval from the China FDA for a liver cancer treatment which uses its hydrogel product DC Beads.
29-Aug-2014 - A candidate Ebola vaccine that uses Immunovaccine's formulation technology has stopped cynomolgus monkeys from catching the disease in a preclinical study.
21-Aug-2014 - US FDA approval of the inhaled corticosteroid (ICS) asthma drug Arnuity will help offset declining sales of the off-patent bestseller Advair, says GlaxoSmithKline.
19-Aug-2014 - For the first time ever, the US FDA has approved a needle-free injection system to deliver the seasonal flu vaccine.
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 long-acting muscarinic antagonist/beta-agonist (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.
31-Jul-2014 - A group of researchers at Harvard Medical School has developed a strongly cationic nanoparticle that physically absorbs proteins to form a new type of drug-carrier complex in aqueous solution.
29-Jul-2014 - Reckitt Benckiser’ opioid addiction drug Suboxone delivered by sublingual film has shown a 'surprising' level of resilience against generic competition, the firm says as it plans to spin-out its pharmaceutical business.
28-Jul-2014 - Hikma has bought defunct manufacturer Ben Venue and says it could reactivate the site in the long-term, despite the transfer of equipment across its sterile injectables network.
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.
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