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BMS to acquire IFM Therapeutics to strengthen oncology pipeline focus on innate immunity

BMS to acquire IFM Therapeutics to strengthen oncology pipeline focus on innate immunity

4 Aug 2017

Gains full rights to IFM’s preclinical STING and NLRP3 agonist programs focused on enhancing the innate immune response for treating cancer.

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Biopharma stages a strong recovery over the first half even as M&A deals disappoint

Biopharma stages a strong recovery over the first half even as M&A deals disappoint

4 Aug 2017

EP Vantage releases half-year reviews of pharma & biotech and medtech performance.

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FDA grants Genentech’s Alecensa Priority Review

FDA grants Genentech’s Alecensa Priority Review

3 Aug 2017

Designation given for initial treatment of people with ALK-positive lung cancer.

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IDT launches first Cas9 enzyme that drastically reduces CRISPR off-target effects without significant loss of on-target activity

IDT launches first Cas9 enzyme that drastically reduces CRISPR off-target effects without significant loss of on-target activity

3 Aug 2017

The launch represents a major step towards therapeutic use of CRISPR.

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BMS receives FDA approval for Opdivo Injection for metastatic colorectal cancer

BMS receives FDA approval for Opdivo Injection for metastatic colorectal cancer

3 Aug 2017

Approval based on CheckMate -142, in which Opdivo demonstrated an objective response rate of 28% among patients who received prior treatment with a fluoropyrimidine, oxaliplatin, and irinotecan.

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UBM and Restec discontinue Russia partnership

UBM and Restec discontinue Russia partnership

2 Aug 2017

RESTEC to organise a stand-alone IPhEB exhibition in Russia from 2018 onwards.

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Baxter completes acquisition of Claris Injectables, expanding generic injectable medicines portfolio

Baxter completes acquisition of Claris Injectables, expanding generic injectable medicines portfolio

2 Aug 2017

Baxter plans to invest in further increasing Claris Injectables’ capacity and capabilities, including adding new aseptic manufacturing and lyophilization.

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Essentra Wins Editor’s Choice Award at Asian Manufacturing Awards 2017

Essentra Wins Editor’s Choice Award at Asian Manufacturing Awards 2017

1 Aug 2017

Essentra has won the Editor’s Choice Award, one of two ‘Special Awards’ at the Asian Manufacturing Awards 2017. Essentra marketing manager Emma Chen attended the awards and said: "We are absolutely thrilled to have won the Editor's Choice Award. To hav...

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TraceLink expands offering with ROC IT Solutions acquisition

TraceLink expands offering with ROC IT Solutions acquisition

2 Aug 2017

Company can now offer solutions for serialized receiving, picking, shipping, returns, deactivation, aggregation, de-aggregation, label printing and tag management of pharmaceutical products.

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Cherwell publishes Cleanroom Decontamination Guide

Cherwell publishes Cleanroom Decontamination Guide

31 Jul 2017

Guide aims to help the operator understand the complex protocols and heavily regulated procedures associated with pharmaceutical cleanrooms.

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Amgen submits sBLA for Prolia in glucocorticoid-induced osteoporosis

Amgen submits sBLA for Prolia in glucocorticoid-induced osteoporosis

31 Jul 2017

Results from the Phase III study included in the sBLA submission showed that treatment with Prolia for 12 months led to statistically significant greater gains in BMD at the lumbar spine and total hip compared to risedronate.

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STA Pharmaceutical merges with WuXi¹s Pharmaceutical Development Services Division

STA Pharmaceutical merges with WuXi¹s Pharmaceutical Development Services Division

31 Jul 2017

The merger enables STA to advance NCEs from pre-clinical stage to New Drug Application and to market faster and more efficiently for pharma and biotech customers.

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