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Flixabi, an infliximab biosimilar candidate referencing Remicade, receives positive CHMP opinion

Flixabi, an infliximab biosimilar candidate referencing Remicade, receives positive CHMP opinion

2 Apr 2016

Flixabi to be the second anti-TNF biosimilar commercialized and manufactured by Biogen in the EU.

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Phase III study findings demonstrate treatment with baricitinib results in significant improvements for patients with RA who had inadequate response to biologics

Phase III study findings demonstrate treatment with baricitinib results in significant improvements for patients with RA who had inadequate response to biologics

31 Mar 2016

Pivotal RA-BEACON study published in New England Journal of Medicine.

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EMA Validates BMS application for Opdivo for the treatment of classical Hodgkin lymphoma patients

EMA Validates BMS application for Opdivo for the treatment of classical Hodgkin lymphoma patients

31 Mar 2016

Opdivo has potential to become first PD-1 inhibitor approved in a hematological malignancy in European Union.

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SIR-Spheres Y-90 resin microspheres are a well-tolerated alternative to standard therapies for inoperable primary liver cancer, says new UK NICE MIB

SIR-Spheres Y-90 resin microspheres are a well-tolerated alternative to standard therapies for inoperable primary liver cancer, says new UK NICE MIB

31 Mar 2016

Unlike TACE, most patients treated with SIR-Spheres Y-90 resin microspheres usually require only a single treatment.

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SGS and DiscoverX to collaborate on the qualification and supply of bioassays for biopharmaceutical development

SGS and DiscoverX to collaborate on the qualification and supply of bioassays for biopharmaceutical development

30 Mar 2016

The availability of commercial ready-to-assay cryopreserved cells in a qualified kit will remove the need for developers to employ challenging and time-consuming method development procedures.

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BMS and Pfizer announce global real-world data program and present new analyses of Eliquis at the American College of Cardiology’s 65th Annual Scientific Session

BMS and Pfizer announce global real-world data program and present new analyses of Eliquis at the American College of Cardiology’s 65th Annual Scientific Session

30 Mar 2016

Seventeen abstracts to be presented, including new analyses from the Phase III ARISTOTLE and AMPLIFY clinical studies and from real-world databases.

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Microneedle patch delivers localized cancer immunotherapy to melanoma

Microneedle patch delivers localized cancer immunotherapy to melanoma

29 Mar 2016

Researchers developed a patch that uses microneedles to deliver anti-PD-1 antibodies locally to the skin tumour.

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EMA accepts for review Pfizer's MAA for Xeljanz for the treatment of moderate to severe rheumatoid arthritis

EMA accepts for review Pfizer's MAA for Xeljanz for the treatment of moderate to severe rheumatoid arthritis

28 Mar 2016

Application provides additional information to the original MAA submission, including data from the Phase III ORAL global development program in RA.

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Regeneron and Bayer to jointly develop novel combination therapy for eye diseases

Regeneron and Bayer to jointly develop novel combination therapy for eye diseases

24 Mar 2016

Will jointly develop a combination therapy of the angiopoietin2 (Ang2) antibody nesvacumab and the vascular endothelial growth factor (VEGF) trap aflibercept, for the treatment of serious eye diseases.

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AstraZeneca reports top-line results from the Brilinta SOCRATES trial in stroke

AstraZeneca reports top-line results from the Brilinta SOCRATES trial in stroke

24 Mar 2016

Missed primary efficacy endpoint; fewer events observed in the Brilinta arm but trend did not reach statistical significance.

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Eisai withdraws NDA for mecobalamin ultra-high dose preparation as treatment for ALS

Eisai withdraws NDA for mecobalamin ultra-high dose preparation as treatment for ALS

24 Mar 2016

The application package submitted was not sufficient for approval.

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Placon Therapeutics announces company launch and FDA acceptance of IND for novel platinum candidate BTP-114

Placon Therapeutics announces company launch and FDA acceptance of IND for novel platinum candidate BTP-114

23 Mar 2016

Placon, spun out from Blend Therapeutics, to pursue development of next generation cytotoxic oncology drugs.

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