01-Sep-2015 - Bristol-Myers Squibb has acquired the rights to buy immunotherapy firm Promedior and could pay up to $1.25bn (€1.1bn) depending on the clinical development of its lead fibrosis product PRM-151.
27-Aug-2015 - US researchers say 3-D printed microscopic fish robots will allow intelligent drug delivery.
27-Aug-2015 - Novo Nordisk could spend up to $2bn (€1.8bn) on two facilities to support its diabetes portfolio, including an oral long-acting GLP-1 analogue set to enter Phase III trials.
26-Aug-2015 - Pharma firms developing inhalable drugs often fail to test that their formulations are compatible with their intended delivery devices early enough according to the Intertek team behind research stressing the benefits of early assessment.
24-Aug-2015 - Google has announced plans to launch its life sciences team as a standalone unit under its new Alphabet structure.
20-Aug-2015 - An erstwhile whistleblower who accused Unilife of fraud and violating US FDA validation regulations has apologised and withdrawn his allegations.
11-Aug-2015 - French firm MedinCell and Dutch company Corbion have formed a JV to produce polymers for unusual drug delivery of large and small molecule drugs.
04-Aug-2015 - A private Pennsylvania company says it has made the first 3D-printed drug to be approved by the US FDA.
03-Aug-2015 - MannKind has announced it has opened two extra production lines for inhalable insulin powder Afrezza, its joint venture with Sanofi.
30-Jul-2015 - A drug delivery platform which increased the bioavailability of a cannabis-based drug candidate 30% could be used to boost solubility of other APIs, says Echo Pharmaceuticals.
30-Jul-2015 - The €3m Afrezza has contributed to Sanofi’s revenues since launch is unlikely to subdue growing concerns from commentators surrounding its partner MannKind which developed the inhalable insulin.
29-Jul-2015 - Attaching PEG-chains to biological molecules can increase bioavailability and speed up development of protein-based therapies and biosimilars, says EMD Millipore which has inked a deal with PEGylation firm celares.
28-Jul-2015 - Hikma says its $2.65bn acquisition of Roxane Laboratories will make it the sixth largest firm in the US generics space.
23-Jul-2015 - Capsugel is doubling the size of a facility in Scotland to support demand for the encapsulating of drugs containing high-potency active pharmaceutical ingredients (HPAPIs).
21-Jul-2015 - Demand for West’s wearable injector - which uses the recently-approved Crystal Zenith delivery system - has led to the expansion of a facility in Arizona.
20-Jul-2015 - NASA has used a remote control plane and a fleet of drones to deliver drugs in an approach that could help pharma firms get medicines to patients in hard to reach locations.
16-Jul-2015 - Celgene has shelled out $7.2bn (€6.6bn) to acquire Receptos which is developing an oral lymphocyte trafficking agent for multiple sclerosis and inflammatory bowel disorder.
08-Jul-2015 - Pfizer’s Exubera may have muddied the waters but MannKind is confident a marketing push can help its inhaled insulin product Afrezza succeed after disappointing early sales.
08-Jul-2015 - Biocorp has raised €8.9m ($9.8m) through an IPO during what it called a period of “deep macroeconomic uncertainty” and has underlined plans to grow its drug delivery tech business internationally.
08-Jul-2015 - Oramed is in talks with replacement Chinese investors after Guangxi Wuzhou pulled out of a plan to sell its insulin pill ORMD-0801 in China.
08-Jul-2015 - A new unit will up Hovione’s spray drying capacity 20% as it predicts a surge in demand for such a service in overcoming drug solubility issues.
07-Jul-2015 - Novo Nordisk has ended a development partnership using Zosana Pharma’s microneedle patch system with its GLP-1 analogue semaglutide, currently being investigated in an oral formulation.
06-Jul-2015 - In France’s largest ever biotech IPO, Abivax has raised €58m ($64m) to continue developing its HIV and Hep B candidates.
02-Jul-2015 - Capsugel has pledged to continue investing internally in drug delivery R&D after completing construction of a spray-dried dispersion (SDD) commercial manufacturing site in Oregon.
30-Jun-2015 - Juniper Pharma Services has won a contract to manufacture ‘sono-sensitive particles’ used to aid delivery of cancer drugs into solid tumours for OxSonics.