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.
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.
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.
08-Apr-2014 - A consortium developing treatments for children infected by parasitic worms has signed up Brazilian drugmaker Fiocruz as a formulation and manufacturing partner to support upcoming clinical trials.
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.
01-Apr-2014 - An intracochlear drug delivery implant could be powered over several months by a biodegradable battery according to an expert.
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.
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.
25-Mar-2014 - The US FDA has published guidance of how sponsors should best document the bioavailability of products for investigational new drug applications (INDs) and new drug applications (NDAs).
24-Mar-2014 - Japan has become the first country to approve a new cancer pill that treats disease by interfering with DNA replication in tumour cells.
19-Mar-2014 - Aegis Therapeutics claims a technology developed to improve the bioavailability of drugs delivered through the nose has a similar solubility enhancement effect in a solid dosage form.
18-Mar-2014 - Caisson Biotech has licensed its drug-extending technology for injectables to Novo Nordisk.
11-Mar-2014 - The US Food and Drug Administration (FDA) push for safety by design is driving development in pill coating according to Colorcon MD Steve Facer who took in-Pharmatechnologist.com on a tour of the firm's facility in Dartford, UK.
05-Mar-2014 - The US FDA has approved a weekly single-use syringe for AstraZeneca’ Bydureon as Lilly reveals its ambition in the GLP-1 drug market.
05-Mar-2014 - Addiction doctors have petitioned the US FDA to prevent Zohydro ER, the first single-entity hydrocodone painkiller, hitting the market this month citing its potential for abuse. Its maker, Zogenix, has been tight-lipped on whether the drug’s formulation uses anti-abuse technology.
27-Feb-2014 - European regulators have been accused of making “no attempt” to counter misuse of prescription drugs in comparison with North American efforts to reformulate and restrict addictive drugs, according to a Canadian firm testing the abuse potential of medicines.
25-Feb-2014 - The US FDA on Monday announced in a draft guidance that it’s revising its historical interpretation of the 5-year NCE exclusivity provisions to further incentivize the development of certain fixed-combination products.
18-Feb-2014 - Debate rages over the significance of safety data from a trial of Oramed’s oral insulin pill, but the firm is still confident in its delivery technology.
18-Feb-2014 - Actavis has confirmed it will acquire Forest Laboratories in a deal worth up to $25bn (€18bn) following rumours last night.
17-Feb-2014 - A new study published in the Institute of Physics Science reveals that Chinese researchers have developed gold nanoparticles that may help deliver cancer treatments to specifically targeted cells.
11-Feb-2014 - The National Institutes of Health and 10 pharmaceutical companies have launched a partnership to transform the current model for identifying and validating promising biological targets for Type 2 diabetes, Alzheimer’s disease, lupus and rheumatoid arthritis.
06-Feb-2014 - An increased trend in dealmaking for targeted drug delivery last year will continue to drive partnerships in 2014, according to a pharmaceutical partnering expert.
05-Feb-2014 - Unilife says it expects more contracts for its intravitreal injection technology Ocu-ject following the signing of a major deal last quarter.
03-Feb-2014 - Lupin Ltd has bought Dutch delivery technology company Nanomi BV in a deal that moves the Indian generics firm into the complex injectables space.
30-Jan-2014 - Clarus Therapeutics has submitted to the FDA a testosterone replacement it claims overcomes the toxicity problems that have plagued other oral drugs like methyltestosterone.
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