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Genomics and Vertex collaborate to identify target therapeutic pathways

Genomics and Vertex collaborate to identify target therapeutic pathways

7 Jan 2016

Genomics’ proprietary statistical analysis tools and integrated multi-phenotype database to be used to support R&D at Vertex Pharmaceuticals.

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Merck and Biocartis to collaborate on new liquid biopsy technology for RAS biomarker testing

Merck and Biocartis to collaborate on new liquid biopsy technology for RAS biomarker testing

7 Jan 2016

Merck becomes first pharmaceutical company to collaborate with multiple diagnostic providers to support RAS biomarker testing.

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Gilead terminates Phase II study of simtuzumab in patients with idiopathic pulmonary fibrosis

Gilead terminates Phase II study of simtuzumab in patients with idiopathic pulmonary fibrosis

6 Jan 2016

The study's Data Monitoring Committee recommended that the study be terminated early due to lack of efficacy.

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MannKind and Sanofi to terminate Afrezza license and collaboration agreement

MannKind and Sanofi to terminate Afrezza license and collaboration agreement

5 Jan 2016

MannKind is now reviewing its strategic options for Afrezza

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Merck, Pfizer and Syndax announce collaboration to evaluate combination of avelumab and entinostat in ovarian cancer

Merck, Pfizer and Syndax announce collaboration to evaluate combination of avelumab and entinostat in ovarian cancer

4 Jan 2016

The three companies will collaborate to investigate safety, tolerability and preliminary efficacy of avelumab and entinostat in advanced ovarian cancer.

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Epizyme announces first patient dosed in global clinical program evaluating tazemetostat in genetically defined solid tumours

Epizyme announces first patient dosed in global clinical program evaluating tazemetostat in genetically defined solid tumours

31 Dec 2015

US study sites now enrolling adults in registration-supporting Phase II study.

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Cellectis files first clinical trial application for UCART19, for hematological malignancies

Cellectis files first clinical trial application for UCART19, for hematological malignancies

31 Dec 2015

UCART19 is an allogeneic gene edited CAR T-cell product.

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Teikoku Pharma USA, Inc. announces FDA approval of docetaxel injection

Teikoku Pharma USA, Inc. announces FDA approval of docetaxel injection

30 Dec 2015

First non-alcohol formulation approved in the US.

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Seattle Genetics and BMS announce initiation of Phase I/II clinical trial of Adcetris in combination with Opdivo in relapsed or refractory non-Hodgkin lymphoma

Seattle Genetics and BMS announce initiation of Phase I/II clinical trial of Adcetris in combination with Opdivo in relapsed or refractory non-Hodgkin lymphoma

30 Dec 2015

Second of two planned trials combining Adcetris and Opdivo under clinical collaboration agreement.

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Actelion receices FDA approval of Uptravi  for the treatment of pulmonary arterial hypertension

Actelion receices FDA approval of Uptravi for the treatment of pulmonary arterial hypertension

30 Dec 2015

Uptravi will be made available to patients in the US in early January 2016.

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Boston Therapeutics' sugardown in clinical trials reduces glucose, fructose and insulin

Boston Therapeutics' sugardown in clinical trials reduces glucose, fructose and insulin

29 Dec 2015

sugardown reduces total glycemic index including fructose by up to 28% and insulin by up to 18%.

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Stellar Biotechnologies presents research on nanofiltration development at PepTalk Conference

Stellar Biotechnologies presents research on nanofiltration development at PepTalk Conference

26 Jan 2016

The presentation reported data from the company's development and validation of filtration methods for the removal of viruses during manufacturing processes of KLH products.

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