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High-capacity nanoparticle for targeted cancer therapy

High-capacity nanoparticle for targeted cancer therapy

15 Sep 2016

MIT chemists have now shown they can package three or more drugs into a novel type of nanoparticle, allowing them to design custom combination therapies for cancer.

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AmpliPhi Biosciences’ bacteriophage cocktail shown to prevent C. difficile biofilm formation and reduce colonization

AmpliPhi Biosciences’ bacteriophage cocktail shown to prevent C. difficile biofilm formation and reduce colonization

13 Sep 2016

The data support the company's phage cocktails products' great potential as effective therapies to treat antibiotic resistant and difficult-to-treat infections.

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Horizon Discovery licenses biomanufacturing cell lines to CPI and NIBRT

Horizon Discovery licenses biomanufacturing cell lines to CPI and NIBRT

13 Sep 2016

This agreement allows any organisation, through CPI or NIBRT, to access Horizon’s biomanufacturing cell lines for research purposes.

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Santalis Pharmaceuticals issued patent for the use of sandalwood oil to treat cancers

Santalis Pharmaceuticals issued patent for the use of sandalwood oil to treat cancers

12 Sep 2016

Patent covers East Indian sandalwood oil-containing compositions that can be used to treat a variety of cancers.

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Orphan Drug Designation granted to nintedanib for treatment of systemic sclerosis

Orphan Drug Designation granted to nintedanib for treatment of systemic sclerosis

9 Sep 2016

Designation also includes the associated interstitial lung disease.

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AstraZeneca's first biologic respiratory medicine shows positive results in severe asthma

AstraZeneca's first biologic respiratory medicine shows positive results in severe asthma

8 Sep 2016

Benralizumab Phase III trials met primary and key secondary endpoints.

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Demand for Aquila BioMedica's specialist CRO services accelerates company expansion

Demand for Aquila BioMedica's specialist CRO services accelerates company expansion

7 Sep 2016

Company's immuno-oncology and histology services have allowed clients' go/no-go decisions to be made earlier in the drug development process and ultimately reduce clinical attrition.

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Non-drug device reduces COPD exacerbations - real-world study presented at ERS

Non-drug device reduces COPD exacerbations - real-world study presented at ERS

7 Sep 2016

The Aerobika device demonstrated a clinically-significant reduction in exacerbations in as little as 30 days of treatment, when used as an add-on to usual COPD medications.

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New findings confirm Ultibro Breezhaler consistently more effective than Seretide in reducing COPD flare-ups

New findings confirm Ultibro Breezhaler consistently more effective than Seretide in reducing COPD flare-ups

5 Sep 2016

Ultibro Breezhaler reduced rate of all COPD exacerbations across different patient sub-groups vs Seretide in new analyses from FLAME study.

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New Data: Stiolto Respimat inhalation spray significantly improved exercise capacity in people with COPD

New Data: Stiolto Respimat inhalation spray significantly improved exercise capacity in people with COPD

5 Sep 2016

Tiotropium+olodaterol Respimat along with exercise training and behavior modification significantly increased exercise capacity compared to placebo.

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Merck pulls the plug on odanacatnib

Merck pulls the plug on odanacatnib

5 Sep 2016

Increased risk of stroke fails to support further development.

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Biogen’s investigational Alzheimer’s disease treatment aducanumab granted FDA Fast Track Designation

Biogen’s investigational Alzheimer’s disease treatment aducanumab granted FDA Fast Track Designation

2 Sep 2016

Company also provides update on new interim analysis from Phase Ib study.

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