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PhotoPharmics announces new discovery may have a major impact on treating Parkinson’s disease through the eyes

PhotoPharmics announces new discovery may have a major impact on treating Parkinson’s disease through the eyes

12 Apr 2016

Recent discoveries about the eye’s involvement in Parkinson’s offer new hope to the millions of people who suffer from the disease.

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Despite its weak pipeline, schizophrenia market may benefit from drugs used in similar indications

Despite its weak pipeline, schizophrenia market may benefit from drugs used in similar indications

12 Apr 2016

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Pooled analysis from seven clinical studies demonstrates consistent efficacy for ceftazidime-avibactam in the treatment of multi-drug resistant Gram-negative bacteria

Pooled analysis from seven clinical studies demonstrates consistent efficacy for ceftazidime-avibactam in the treatment of multi-drug resistant Gram-negative bacteria

11 Apr 2016

Encouraging new data relevant to escalating Gram-negative infection crisis presented at 26th European Congress of Clinical Microbiology and Infectious Diseases (ECCMID).

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Allergan and Heptares announce global R&D and commercialization partnership for novel treatments in Alzheimer's and other neurological disorders

Allergan and Heptares announce global R&D and commercialization partnership for novel treatments in Alzheimer's and other neurological disorders

10 Apr 2016

Adds selective muscarinic agonists discovered and developed by Heptares to Allergan's leading CNS pipeline.

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Eli Lilly and AstraZeneca announce continuation of pivotal clinical trial for people with early Alzheimer's disease

Eli Lilly and AstraZeneca announce continuation of pivotal clinical trial for people with early Alzheimer's disease

8 Apr 2016

Phase II/III trial of AZD3293, an oral potent small molecule BACE inhibitor, will continue to Phase III after positive interim safety data.

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Cambridge, UK, workshop to discuss accelerated preclinical drug development and readying molecules for Phase I

Cambridge, UK, workshop to discuss accelerated preclinical drug development and readying molecules for Phase I

7 Apr 2016

The event content will include API and formulation development, clinical study design and regulatory requirements.

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Novartis receives EU approval for Revolade as first-in-class therapy for children aged 1 year and above with chronic ITP

Novartis receives EU approval for Revolade as first-in-class therapy for children aged 1 year and above with chronic ITP

7 Apr 2016

Two formulations approved: once-daily tablet and oral suspension formulation designed for younger children who may not be able to swallow tablets.

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Engineers develop a pill for long-term drug release

Engineers develop a pill for long-term drug release

6 Apr 2016

New tablet attaches to the lining of the GI tract, resists being pulled away.

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MRC Technology and Institut Pasteur of Shanghai, Chinese Academy of Sciences collaborate on antibody drug development

MRC Technology and Institut Pasteur of Shanghai, Chinese Academy of Sciences collaborate on antibody drug development

6 Apr 2016

The parties created IPS-MRCT Joint Centre for Therapeutic Antibodies to combine their expertise in research and development, intellectual property (IP) protection and management, and commercial acumen for more precise and efficient technology transfer.

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Merck and Pfizer announce first patient treated in Phase III combination study

Merck and Pfizer announce first patient treated in Phase III combination study

5 Apr 2016

First-line study evaluating avelumab in combination with Inlyta (axitinib) compared with Sutent (sunitinib malate) monotherapy in renal cell carcinoma.

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NDA Group releases data comparing FDA and EMA ahead of annual DIA EuroMeeting in Hamburg

NDA Group releases data comparing FDA and EMA ahead of annual DIA EuroMeeting in Hamburg

5 Apr 2016

In spite of similar approval numbers, the US continue to outpace Europe.

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Regeneron and Sanofi announce positive dupilumab topline results from two Phase III trials

Regeneron and Sanofi announce positive dupilumab topline results from two Phase III trials

5 Apr 2016

Dupilumab is first systemic therapy to show positive Phase III results in patients with moderate-to-severe atopic dermatitis, a serious, chronic inflammatory skin disease marked by widespread rash, itching and associated psychosocial comorbidities.

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