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Pfizer to present new data on Xeljanz for ulcerative colitis at UEG Week 2016

Pfizer to present new data on Xeljanz for ulcerative colitis at UEG Week 2016

16 Oct 2016

Includes an oral presentation looking at the effect of prior treatment with tumour necrosis factor inhibitors on efficacy endpoints.

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FDA grants Orphan Drug Designation for True North Therapeutics' lead product candidate, TNT009

FDA grants Orphan Drug Designation for True North Therapeutics' lead product candidate, TNT009

13 Oct 2016

TNT009 is currently in clinical development for the treatment of autoimmune hemolytic anemia, including Cold Agglutinin Disease (CAD), a form of autoimmune hemolytic anemia.

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Study finds Ebola treatment ZMapp holds promise, although results not definitive

Study finds Ebola treatment ZMapp holds promise, although results not definitive

13 Oct 2016

Trial shows rigorous clinical research feasible during a public health emergency.

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Aptuit expands capabilities and capacity in formulation development and safety assessment

Aptuit expands capabilities and capacity in formulation development and safety assessment

13 Oct 2016

Company's continued expansion allows it to further improve the transition of drug candidates from the discovery medicinal chemistry space through to formal regulatory based drug product development.

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PhoreMost and Cambridge Uni collaborate to identify innovative drug targets for neurodegenerative disease

PhoreMost and Cambridge Uni collaborate to identify innovative drug targets for neurodegenerative disease

12 Oct 2016

The studies have the potential to reveal novel insights for previously unknown autophagy signalling components, which could suggest rapid and innovative starting points for new drug treatments.

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FDA accepts sNDA for Avycaz

FDA accepts sNDA for Avycaz

11 Oct 2016

Application seeks to expand Avycaz label to include Phase III clinical data for the treatment of complicated urinary tract infections.

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Merck announces recipients of third annual €1 million ‘Grant for Oncology Innovation’ award

Merck announces recipients of third annual €1 million ‘Grant for Oncology Innovation’ award

10 Oct 2016

Grant established by Merck recognizes pioneering research in personalized treatment of solid tumours.

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Rapid and durable response in bladder cancer observed with nivolumab

Rapid and durable response in bladder cancer observed with nivolumab

10 Oct 2016

Data were presented at the 2016 European Society for Medical Oncology Congress.

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Enterprise Therapeutics secures £4M funding to advance therapies for patients with respiratory disease

Enterprise Therapeutics secures £4M funding to advance therapies for patients with respiratory disease

10 Nov 2016

Funding will allow the company to advance its research projects and move closer towards its goal of evaluating the efficacy of muco-regulatory drugs in patients.

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Allergan enters into licensing agreement with AstraZeneca to obtain worldwide rights to MEDI2070 inflammatory disorder development program

Allergan enters into licensing agreement with AstraZeneca to obtain worldwide rights to MEDI2070 inflammatory disorder development program

3 Oct 2016

MEDI2070 is in development as a next-generation IL-23-only targeted therapy for Crohn's disease and ulcerative colitis.

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Late-breaking data show Novartis' Cosentyx delivers high and long-lasting skin clearance over 4 years for psoriasis patients

Late-breaking data show Novartis' Cosentyx delivers high and long-lasting skin clearance over 4 years for psoriasis patients

2 Oct 2016

Cosentyx significantly superior to Stelara in delivering long-lasting skin clearance in psoriasis over 52 weeks.

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Researchers find a gap in the brain’s firewall against Parkinson’s disease

Researchers find a gap in the brain’s firewall against Parkinson’s disease

2 Oct 2016

NIH-funded mouse study identifies a key player in the progression of the disorder.

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