22-Jan-2015 - Big Pharma firms like AbbVie are partnering with delivery device makers to guard against biosimilar competition according to Unilife CEO, Alan Shortall.
20-Jan-2015 - Novozymes finished 2014 with higher pharma revenues thanks in part to GSK's adoption of its albumin half-life extension technology, Veltis.
19-Jan-2015 - MannKind’s development of new drugs with the delivery technology used in its inhalable insulin drug Afrezza will progress without founder Alfred Mann at the helm.
12-Jan-2015 - Capsugel has acquired a technology platform which uses ionic liquids to enhance the solubility of lipid-based drug delivery systems.
06-Jan-2015 - Gilead and AbbVie’s exclusive deals with payers CVS and Express Scripts could help cut the cost of the new class of treatments for America’s three million Hepatitis C sufferers.
05-Jan-2015 - India SRF will set up a pharma-grade inhaler propellant manufacturing plant in India with tech and knowhow acquired from US chemical company DuPont.
17-Dec-2014 - A magnetic pulse technology that can align and push nanoparticles to points distant to magnet surfaces could finally make magnets attractive for deep tissue drug delivery according to researchers.
15-Dec-2014 - Sosei Group Corporation is looking to peptides to replenish its pipeline through the $70m acquisition of technology firm Jitsubo.
12-Dec-2014 - AstraZeneca has continued the Big Pharma trend away from small molecule blockbusters and towards a biologics-heavy pipeline, announcing the closure of its Pulmicort facility in Massachusetts.
04-Dec-2014 - A company developing a pharmaceutical chewing gum containing cannabinoids extracted from marijuana has announced plans to build a manufacturing facility in the Netherlands.
04-Dec-2014 - Oral insulin developer Oramed Pharmaceuticals is looking at China’s growing diabetes problem following a $5m investment from Guangxi Wuzhou Zhongheng.
02-Dec-2014 - Sanofi and Pozen have dissolved a $35m (Eur28m) ‘advanced aspirin’ partnership less than a month before the US Food and Drug Administration (FDA) decides whether to approve the new drug.
27-Nov-2014 - Just in time for the holidays, GSK can ‘give thanks’ to the US Federal Trade Commission (FTC) which has approved the $7bn acquisition of Novartis’ vaccine business.
27-Nov-2014 - Recipharm will acquire a facility and add technologies including spray granulation and spray coating as part of a “truly strategic” collaboration with France-based Flamel Technologies.
19-Nov-2014 - UK researchers working with GSK say a newly identified immune cell communication mechanism could explain why some drugs don’t work and drive development of smaller, large molecule meds.
17-Nov-2014 - Investors only back drug innovators because they have to according to Index Venture Management's Kevin Johnson, who says less risky 'first to be second' firms are much more attractive.
17-Nov-2014 - After fending off hostile takeover bids from Valeant for nearly seven months, Allergan is finally agreeing to a takeover, but with Ireland-based Actavis.
14-Nov-2014 - Isis Pharmaceuticals and AstraZeneca have expanded their partnership to develop novel delivery methods for antisense oligonucleotides in order to target the desired tissue more effectively.
12-Nov-2014 - Lack of funding is threatening development of a nasal spray vaccine shown to provide long-term protection for non-human primates against the Ebola virus, the lead researcher told this publication in an exclusive interview.
12-Nov-2014 - Unilife says its 15 year-wearable injector supply deal with Sanofi is “unprecendented” and could result in over $1bn of sales annually for the delivery device maker.
11-Nov-2014 - Transdermal delivery using microneedles is an attractive and feasible administrative route for peptides, according to a Merck & Co. Director.
10-Nov-2014 - Afrezza will succeed where Pfizer's Exubera failed, say MannKind and Sanofi as they prepare to launch their inhalable insulin product.
04-Nov-2014 - Inhaled delivery of the labour inducing peptide oxytocin could help prevent millions of deaths in the lesser-developed countries (LDC), according to a GSK scientist.
04-Nov-2014 - Addicts struggling to kick a meth habit could be helped by gene therapy according to the team behind a US National Institutes of Health funded project.
30-Oct-2014 - Animal astronauts on the International Space Station will test an implant which allows doctors back on earth to deliver drugs by remote control.
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