25-Jul-2016 - Subcutaneous versions of its biologic blockbusters - including Mabthera and Herceptin - will help protect against biosimilar competition, says Roche.
19-Jul-2016 - Evonik has bought Transferra Nanosciences to expand its injectable drug delivery technology offering.
18-Jul-2016 - MonoSol Rx licenses delivery film tech to MonoSol LLC for non-pharma uses.
14-Jul-2016 - Researchers suggest targeted nanosystem drug delivery could be the key to crossing gastrointestinal tract and blood-brain barriers – a prevailing issue with oral medications.
06-Jul-2016 - A transdermal patch formulation of the most commonly used Alzheimer's disease (AD) drug could be on the market in 2019 - two to three years earlier than expected.
06-Jul-2016 - Japan's Astellas has agreed to carry out clinical trials of a vaccine for serious diarrhoeal diseases which does not need to be refrigerated or injected and is produced in transgenic rice plants.
05-Jul-2016 - Johnson & Johnson has finally announced a launch schedule for its One Touch Via insulin patch - some four years after it was first approved in the US.
30-Jun-2016 - Engineers from the University of Sheffield have developed 3D-printed silk 'micro-rockets' they say could be used to improve drug delivery.
27-Jun-2016 - Researchers have developed a new magnetically controlled drug that can dissolve clots up to 4,000 times more efficiently than ordinary enzyme-based drugs.
21-Jun-2016 - Collegium Pharmaceutical has launched the first product formulated using its Deterx anti-abuse technology in the US.
15-Jun-2016 - Eli Lilly is conducting several experiments on the International Space Station (ISS) US National Laboratory over the next year – with several implications for pharma back on Earth.
10-Jun-2016 - Replicating secondary structures in viral DNA could be key to developing to faster AAV vector production methods according to UK tech firm Touchlight.
07-Jun-2016 - Cobra Biologics has teamed up with Touchlight to test an AAV vector production platform they claim will make manufacturing gene therapies for trials cheaper and faster.
02-Jun-2016 - The US FDA has approved Probuphine, a subdermal buprenorphine treatment for opioid dependence using Titan Pharmaceuticals’ ProNeura drug delivery platform.
01-Jun-2016 - Roche’s subcutaneous formulation of MabThera is about reducing the treatment burden for patients and not protecting it from impending biosimilar competition, the firm says.
26-May-2016 - The US FDA has voted in favour of two combination type 2 diabetes drugs putting Novo Nordisk and Sanofi head-to-head in a crowded market.
24-May-2016 - Combination therapies and collaboration will be key in curing cancer, according to Pfizer which has seen 'astounding progress' in its immuno-oncology partnership with Merck KGaA.
23-May-2016 - Recombinant albumin supplier Albumedix will help Hebei Changshan Biochem Pharma develop a once-a-week diabetes treatment.
19-May-2016 - Researchers have developed an “easy-to-adopt” process for removing excess additives from injectable drugs.
19-May-2016 - A solid dose version of the acromegaly treatment octreotide developed by Glide Technologies has entered a proof-of-concept study.
18-May-2016 - As “one of the fastest growing areas in pharma,” the demand for finished dosage formulations is having an impact on several aspects of the CMO industries.
18-May-2016 - Pfizer and Anacor Pharmaceuticals have entered into a definitive merger agreement under which Pfizer will acquire Anacor for approximately $5.2bn.
17-May-2016 - Biogen has licensed rights use a gene therapy delivery technology from developer Regenxbio.
16-May-2016 - Rumoured IPO-ready Capsugel has added micro-dose capabilities at its facility in Ploërmel, France citing its acquisition of Xcelience as the driver for the expansion.
11-May-2016 - Grupo Ferrer Internacional will acquire Alexza Pharmaceuticals for around $2m, adding the Staccato aerosol system to its drug delivery offerings.