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.
30-Jun-2015 - Generic juggernaut Teva Pharmaceuticals has partnered with Microchips Biotech to use its implantable drug delivery device to improve outcomes for patients on chronic drug therapies.
29-Jun-2015 - Allergan is set to acquire Kythera Biopharmaceuticals for $2.1bn (€1.9bn) and add the recently approved injectable ‘double-chin’ drug Kybella to its facial aesthetics portfolio.
19-Jun-2015 - A newly identified enzyme that modifies secreted proteins could lead to safer cancer drugs and new osteoporosis treatments say scientists.
16-Jun-2015 - Delivery device maker Biocorp has announced plans to go public and list of Paris’ Alternext market as part of an effort to win more Big Pharma deals.
11-Jun-2015 - Ongoing research on two new drug delivery systems could help clinicians more accurately understand how certain tumors react to different treatments, according to the Journal of the American Medical Association .
09-Jun-2015 - A capsule inspired by the porous structure of seashells has been developed to protect drugs from extreme temperatures and could be used in controlled delivery.
08-Jun-2015 - GlaxoSmithKline is unconcerned about losing its position in the respiratory market as Mylan launches the first generic version of blockbuster asthma product Seretide in the UK.
04-Jun-2015 - MannKind’s CFO has no doubt Afrezza will be a blockbuster despite a slow start since launch and is adjusting its manufacturing network in preparation.
02-Jun-2015 - University of Oxford scientists are saving undeliverable drugs by placing them in gas bubbles for better bioavailability and fewer side effects.