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Potential first-in-class treatment reaches significant milestone

Potential first-in-class treatment reaches significant milestone

2 Mar 2020

The US Food and Drug Administration (FDA) accepts for review Pfizer and Eli Lilly's Biologics License Application (BLA) for tanezumab — a non-opioid treatment for patients with chronic pain due to moderate-to-severe osteoarthritis.

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Merck KGaA,  AMCM/EOS co-operate in 3D printing of tablets

Merck KGaA, AMCM/EOS co-operate in 3D printing of tablets

27 Feb 2020

A cooperation agreement between German pharma firm Merck KGaA and additive manufacturing specialist AMCM on 3D printing of tablets could eventually lead to scalable active pharmaceutical ingredient (API) formulation and faster, cheaper production, the ...

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BIA Separations signs agreement to commercialise novel elution technology

BIA Separations signs agreement to commercialise novel elution technology

26 Feb 2020

Agreement gives BIA Separations access to proprietary technology to better preserve integrity, infectivity and potency of immunoaffinity-purified viral vectors for gene therapy.

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Non-hormonal treatment for menopausal hot flashes begins clinical trials

Non-hormonal treatment for menopausal hot flashes begins clinical trials

25 Feb 2020

The study will evaluate the efficacy of SJX-653 in reducing the frequency and severity of VMS due to menopause, as well as improving measures of sleep and quality of life.

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Novartis receives EC Approval for next-gen anti-VEGF treatment for wet AMD

Novartis receives EC Approval for next-gen anti-VEGF treatment for wet AMD

21 Feb 2020

Beovu is the only anti-VEGF treatment approved in Europe for wet AMD that offers the option to start eligible patients on 3-month dosing intervals immediately after the loading phase.

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Gene Therapy: A Complex and Evolving Manufacturing Challenge

Gene Therapy: A Complex and Evolving Manufacturing Challenge

17 Feb 2020

Gene therapies have the potential to revolutionize treatment options for patients suffering from cancer, cystic fibrosis, heart disease, diabetes, Parkinson's, AIDS and Alzheimer's by replacing, inactivating or introducing genes into cells &mda...

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New Velesco Pharma clinical manufacturing facility begins operations

New Velesco Pharma clinical manufacturing facility begins operations

5 Feb 2020

The facility will triple the company’s cGMP clinical trial manufacturing capacity.

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Thinking Outside the Box, What's Driving R&D in Pharma Packaging?

Thinking Outside the Box, What's Driving R&D in Pharma Packaging?

1 Feb 2020

Evolving patient needs, growing demand for traceability and increasing cost pressures have awakened innovation in the pharmaceutical packaging sector.

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Inovio and Beijing Advaccine to advance vaccine against Coronavirus

Inovio and Beijing Advaccine to advance vaccine against Coronavirus

30 Jan 2020

Agreement will facilitate clinical trial translations in China.

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Thermo launches next-generation, compressor-free plate sealer

Thermo launches next-generation, compressor-free plate sealer

28 Jan 2020

Features new functionalities and capabilities making it versatile for a variety of both manual and automated microplate processing life science applications.

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First human trial of monoclonal antibody to prevent malaria opens

First human trial of monoclonal antibody to prevent malaria opens

28 Jan 2020

If proven safe and effective, mAb CIS43LS might be used prophylactically by tourists, medical workers or military personnel who travel to areas where malaria is common.

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Merck invests in biotech development facility in Switzerland

Merck invests in biotech development facility in Switzerland

27 Jan 2020

€250 million to be invested during the 2019-2022 period in new facility bridging research and manufacturing.

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