27-Aug-2015 - Product problems for Allergan and Danish Leo Pharma, plus the Japanese regulator reviews a Bristol-Myers Squibb mAb.
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.
20-Aug-2015 - Anti-infectives firm Xellia has moved its North American HQ to the lyophilisation plant in Raleigh, North Carolina that it bought from Fresenius Kabi last July .
04-Aug-2015 - A private Pennsylvania company says it has made the first 3D-printed drug to be approved by the US FDA.
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.
20-Jul-2015 - Torrent Pharma has added two facilities to its network through the acqusition of Zyg Pharma from the Encore Group.
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.
13-Jul-2015 - Fresenius Kabi and a UK drug manufacturer have been sentenced for supplying faulty insulin syringes which contributed to a diabetic man’s death.
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 - 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.
06-Jul-2015 - In France’s largest ever biotech IPO, Abivax has raised €58m ($64m) to continue developing its HIV and Hep B candidates.
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.
25-Jun-2015 - API firm Saneca Pharmaceuticals has acquired struggling drug formulator Suir Pharma Ireland in a deal with former owner Mutares AG.
22-Jun-2015 - Swedish scientists who developed the solubility enhancing nanotech excipient Upsalite say it can also be used to improve delayed release formulations.
22-Jun-2015 - As the death toll from MERS in South Korea edged to two dozen scientists there say the outbreak is different from in Saudi Arabia and also from its the related virus SARS.
19-Jun-2015 - A newly identified enzyme that modifies secreted proteins could lead to safer cancer drugs and new osteoporosis treatments say scientists.
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 .
08-Jun-2015 - Swedish Orphan Biovitrum AB (Sobi) has pulled out of talks with a suitor that was rumoured to be US drug giant Pfizer.
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