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Saneca to drive R&D initiative following €1.5 million funding

Saneca to drive R&D initiative following €1.5 million funding

5 Dec 2016

The CDMO’s initiatives include laboratory research for the preparation of APIs, with a particular focus on chiral molecules and emphasis on the principles of sustainable development and ‘green chemistry’.

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Interim data demonstrate Sandoz proposed biosimilar rituximab has equivalent efficacy to reference product

Interim data demonstrate Sandoz proposed biosimilar rituximab has equivalent efficacy to reference product

5 Dec 2016

If approved, the product could provide blood cancer patients with access to potentially life-saving medicine.

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Novel nanoscale vehicles for drug delivery

Novel nanoscale vehicles for drug delivery

5 Dec 2016

UCL pioneers the engineering of novel nanoscale drug delivery vehicles, which can be tuned to release a range of cargos.

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FDA approves Jardiance tablets to reduce the risk of cardiovascular death in adults with T2D

FDA approves Jardiance tablets to reduce the risk of cardiovascular death in adults with T2D

5 Dec 2016

The only oral T2D medicine to provide a life-saving cardiovascular benefit.

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Novartis SEG101 significantly reduces frequency of sickle cell pain crises in Phase II study

Novartis SEG101 significantly reduces frequency of sickle cell pain crises in Phase II study

4 Dec 2016

Represents a potentially novel disease-modifying therapeutic option.

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CSL commits to new Phase I clinical trials in Australia

CSL commits to new Phase I clinical trials in Australia

3 Dec 2016

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Type 2 diabetes drugs may be a valuable resource in the treatment of Alzheimer’s disease

Type 2 diabetes drugs may be a valuable resource in the treatment of Alzheimer’s disease

1 Dec 2016

T2DM therapies are capable of modifying the activity of insulin in the brain.

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Optibrium and MolPort collaborate to improve speed and cost-efficiency of drug discovery

Optibrium and MolPort collaborate to improve speed and cost-efficiency of drug discovery

30 Nov 2016

Partnership combines MolPort’s 6.3 Million HTS Compounds with StarDrop’s data analysis and compound design capabilities.

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FDA accepts BLA for avelumab for the treatment of metastatic MCC for Priority Review

FDA accepts BLA for avelumab for the treatment of metastatic MCC for Priority Review

29 Nov 2016

If approved by the FDA, avelumab could be the first treatment indicated for patients with metastatic Merkel cell carcinoma.

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Study confirms Sandoz biosimilar etanercept has equivalent efficacy to originator

Study confirms Sandoz biosimilar etanercept has equivalent efficacy to originator

27 Nov 2016

No clinically meaningful differences between biosimilar etanercept and the originator product in safety and efficacy over 52 weeks.

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European Commission approves BMS's Opdivo for Hodgkin's

European Commission approves BMS's Opdivo for Hodgkin's

24 Nov 2016

Opdivo is now the first and only PD-1 inhibitor approved for a hematologic malignancy in the European Union.

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Hopes dashed for new Alzheimer drug

Hopes dashed for new Alzheimer drug

23 Nov 2016

Lilly's solanezumab fails to meet primary endpoint of Phase III study.

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