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Anti-Pancreatic Cancer Drug In Research Focus

    Anti-Pancreatic Cancer Drug In Research Focus

Intriguing antitumor activity is found in a very promising class of natural compounds: cyclic depsipeptides, which have a challenging structure that makes their investigation difficult. Now, Chinese scientists have established

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Biopharma firm Regeneron to create 300 jobs in Limerick

    Biopharma firm Regeneron to create 300 jobs in Limerick

US biopharma company Regeneron Pharmaceuticals is to create 300 new jobs in Ireland as part of a new $100 million investment. The company has announced a further expansion of its

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FDA collaboration uses Organs-on-Chips to improve drug development

    FDA collaboration uses Organs-on-Chips to improve drug development

CN Bio Innovations Limited has announced today that it has entered into a Research Collaboration Agreement with the US Food and Drug Administration’s (FDA) Center for Drug Evaluation and Research

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Rapid Micro Biosystems to develop final implementation of rapid sterility test for vaccines

    Rapid Micro Biosystems to develop final implementation of rapid sterility test for vaccines

The company as been awarded the contract by the US Biomedical Advanced Research and Development Authority (BARDA). Rapid Micro Biosystems, a provider of automated, non-destructive, rapid microbial detection, has received

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Tarloxitinib puts tumour-seeking tail on anti-EGFR drug to target lung cancer

    Tarloxitinib puts tumour-seeking tail on anti-EGFR drug to target lung cancer

EGFR is a common genetic target in lung cancer, but not all EGFR mutations are created equal. Patients with a type of EGFR anomaly called an “EGFR exon 20 insertion”

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Biogen takes up option to co-develop Eisai AD drug

    Biogen takes up option to co-develop Eisai AD drug

Biogen and Eisai have expanded their existing collaboration agreement to develop and commercialise investigational therapies for Alzheimer’s Disease. Eisai has taken up its option to co-develop and co-promote aducanumab, Biogen’s

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Ketamine may help treat migraine pain unresponsive to other therapies

    Ketamine may help treat migraine pain unresponsive to other therapies

Ketamine, a medication commonly used for pain relief and increasingly used for depression, may help alleviate migraine pain in patients who have not been helped by other treatments. The study

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Spotlight on Trends for API Warning Letters from October 2015 – June 2017

    Spotlight on Trends for API Warning Letters from October 2015 – June 2017

API Warning Letters Each spring, the FDA publishes data on its website related to Form 483 inspection observations and warning letters issued by the Centre for Drug Evaluation and Research (CDER) during

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PHE launches campaign to reign in use of antibiotics

    PHE launches campaign to reign in use of antibiotics

Public Health England has launched a major new campaign designed to further reign in inappropriate use of antibiotics, as estimates show that around 5,000 people in England alone die every

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FDA approves Bydureon BCise for patients with type-2 diabetes

    FDA approves Bydureon BCise for patients with type-2 diabetes

The FDA has approved Bydureon BCise for adults with type-2 diabetes whose blood sugar remains uncontrolled on one or more oral medicines. AstraZeneca has announced that the US Food and Drug Administration

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Scientists find where HIV ‘hides’ to evade detection by the immune system

    Scientists find where HIV ‘hides’ to evade detection by the immune system

In a decades-long game of hide and seek, scientists from Sydney’s Westmead Institute for Medical Research have confirmed for the very first time the specific immune memory T-cells where infectious

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Lilly signs up to cancer vaccines with CureVac deal

    Lilly signs up to cancer vaccines with CureVac deal

Eli Lilly has signed up CureVac to develop cancer vaccines based on its mRNA technology, in a deal that could potentially be worth more than $2.6 billion to the German

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US approves second CAR-T therapy

    US approves second CAR-T therapy

Gilead’s Yescarta – recently acquired through its purchase of Kite Pharma -has become the second gene therapy to be approved by the US Food and Drug Administration, offering a new

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More than 70 medtech companies to vie for investment

    More than 70 medtech companies to vie for investment

More than 70 Irish medical technology companies will seek investment from 300 international blue-chip company buyers from 42 countries on Thursday. Enterprise Ireland’s bi-annual Med in Ireland event at the RDS is

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FDA accepts regulatory submission for Lynparza in metastatic breast cancer

    FDA accepts regulatory submission for Lynparza in metastatic breast cancer

Lynparza has the potential to offer a new treatment option for patients with metastatic breast cancer. AstraZeneca and Merck & Co., have announced that the US Food and Drug Administration

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Plasticell and GSK collaborate to produce hematopoietic cells

    Plasticell and GSK collaborate to produce hematopoietic cells

Plasticell, a biotechnology company specialising in stem cell screening and cell therapy development, has entered into a collaboration with GSK to use its combinatorial stem cell screening technology, CombiCult, to

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Mutabilis selected to join ENABLE consortium aimed at fighting antibiotic resistance

    Mutabilis selected to join ENABLE consortium aimed at fighting antibiotic resistance

A specialist in therapeutic approaches to treat resistant bacterial infections, Mutabilis has been selected to join the European consortium ENABLE — which is aimed at developing antibiotics to tackle infections

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Janssen announces FDA approval of Stelara for plaque psoriasis

    Janssen announces FDA approval of Stelara for plaque psoriasis

The FDA has approved an expanded indication for Stelara for the treatment of adolescents with moderate plaque psoriasis. Janssen Biotech, Inc., has announced that the U.S. Food and Drug Administration

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Development of new respiratory syncytial virus vaccine

    Development of new respiratory syncytial virus vaccine

SGS announced it has entered into collaboration with Bavarian Nordic A/S, an international biotechnology company specialising in vaccines, to develop a new respiratory syncytial virus (RSV) challenge strain. This will

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NIH launches $215m partnership for cancer immunotherapy strategies

    NIH launches $215m partnership for cancer immunotherapy strategies

The NIH and 11 leading biopharmaceutical companies have launched the Partnership for Accelerating Cancer Therapies (PACT), totalling $215m as part of the Cancer Moonshot… The National Institutes of Health (NIH)

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Myeloma UK trial to test novel myeloma treatment approach

    Myeloma UK trial to test novel myeloma treatment approach

Myeloma UK has launched a nationwide trial aiming to assess the effectiveness of a novel treatment combination that includes Darzalex for patients with genetically-defined high-risk myeloma. The trial, which will

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Team develop device to improve dialysis treatment

    Team develop device to improve dialysis treatment

A team of researchers from Imperial College London have used machine learning to develop a device that could potentially improve dialysis for patients. In collaboration with Hammersmith Hospital, Northwick Park Hospital,

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Gel Developed To Fight Rheumatoid Arthritis

    Gel Developed To Fight Rheumatoid Arthritis

IBS scientists at the Center for Self-Assembly and Complexity, within the Institute for Basic Science (IBS), invented a hydrogel to

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Busting biotech wide open: BiOspace lab now open in Manchester

    Busting biotech wide open: BiOspace lab now open in Manchester

The first open-access biotech laboratory has opened in Manchester, affording early-stage biotech and medtech companies, as well as entrepreneurial individual

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Mental health patients to receive better care with connected technologies

    Mental health patients to receive better care with connected technologies

Ahead of World Mental Health Day, a new project that uses connected technologies has been developed by the NHS to

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Future quality of NHS and social care is “precarious”, says CQC

    Future quality of NHS and social care is “precarious”, says CQC

The future of the health and social care system is in peril as it struggles to cope with the increasingly

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Most approved oncology drugs do not offer better survival rate or quality of life, say researchers

    Most approved oncology drugs do not offer better survival rate or quality of life, say researchers

A retrospective cohort study, published in the British Medical Journal, has found no conclusive evidence that most oncology treatments approved

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Alcohol aversion drug Disulfiram may combat chemotherapy resistance

    Alcohol aversion drug Disulfiram may combat chemotherapy resistance

Scientists have had positive results from a laboratory-based study using a well-known alcohol aversion drug disulfiram, to combat chemotherapy resistance

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Researchers seek 500 NHS patients to test new universal flu jab

    Researchers seek 500 NHS patients to test new universal flu jab

The BBC has reported that researchers from the University of Oxford’s Jenner Institute are seeking 500 NHS patients to test

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Successor to PD-1 inhibitors the focus of cancer immunotherapy

    Successor to PD-1 inhibitors the focus of cancer immunotherapy

The cancer immunotherapy pipeline, displays a high level of first-in-class innovation with novel developments focusing heavily on producing the next

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Synthetic mini-protein binders may provide a new class of drugs

    Synthetic mini-protein binders may provide a new class of drugs

Scientists at the University of Washington (UW) have designed mini-protein binders on a computer platform, which are not naturally occurring

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GE Healthcare opens its first Eu 3D printing and design centre

    GE Healthcare opens its first Eu 3D printing and design centre

A 3D printed part can combine 20 parts into a single part and improve performance, reducing parts in a manufacturing

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Partnership formed for regenerative medicines

    Partnership formed for regenerative medicines

The Cell and Gene Therapy Catapult (CGT Catapult) has signed a Memorandum of Understanding (MoU) with the Forum for Innovative

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Quality of medicines information resources needs to improve, says FIP

    Quality of medicines information resources needs to improve, says FIP

The quality of medicines information resources needs to be improved, according to a new statement of policy from the International

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FDA Acts to Eencourage Generic Competition for Complex Drugs

    FDA Acts to Eencourage Generic Competition for Complex Drugs

The U.S. Food and Drug Administration is opening a new front in its efforts to reduce high drug prices by

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MHRA continues to promote #FakeMeds campaign to protect new students

    MHRA continues to promote #FakeMeds campaign to protect new students

As the new academic year begins, the Medicines & Healthcare products Regulatory Agency (MHRA) is campaigning to students about the

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Exclusive access to Cancer Research UK’s inhibitor payload granted to Glythera

    Exclusive access to Cancer Research UK’s inhibitor payload granted to Glythera

The antibody drug conjugate (ADC) development company, Glythera, has been granted exclusive, worldwide rights to Cancer Research UK’s novel CDK11

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MGC Pharmaceuticals to sponsor first medical cannabis conference in London

    MGC Pharmaceuticals to sponsor first medical cannabis conference in London

Australian-based medical grade cannabis company, MGC Pharmaceuticals, will sponsor and speak at the first conference on medical cannabis in the

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Single-tablet regimen for HIV-1 approved by European Commission

    Single-tablet regimen for HIV-1 approved by European Commission

Janssen has announced that the European Commission (EC) has approved its darunavir-based single-tablet regimen (STR), Symtuza▼, for the treatment of

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Kymab antibody could be used to treat leukemia

    Kymab antibody could be used to treat leukemia

Kymab, an emerging biopharmaceutical company focused on the discovery and development of fully human monoclonal antibody drugs, announced new data

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EMA to Evaluate Liver Problems Linked to Zinbryta

    EMA to Evaluate Liver Problems Linked to Zinbryta

The European Medicines Agency’s Pharmacovigilance Risk Assessment Committee (PRAC) discussed the safety reviews of a variety of medications during its

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Pfizer’s Meningococcal Group B vaccine, Trumenba, gets approval in Europe

    Pfizer’s Meningococcal Group B vaccine, Trumenba, gets approval in Europe

Pfizer has secured approval the European Commission (EC) for TRUMENBA (Meningococcal Group B Vaccine) for preventing invasive meningococcal disease caused

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Making biological drugs with spider silk protein

    Making biological drugs with spider silk protein

Researchers at Karolinska Institutet in Sweden have managed to synthesise lung surfactant, a drug used in the care of preterm

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EMA approves once-daily therapy for partial-onset epilepsy

    EMA approves once-daily therapy for partial-onset epilepsy

The European Medicines Agency (EMA) has approved Zebinix (eslicarbazepine acetate) for use as once-daily monotherapy to treat adults with newly-diagnosed

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A drink a day may increase risk of breast cancer, new report reveals

    A drink a day may increase risk of breast cancer, new report reveals

World Cancer Research Fund International has released a new report that demonstrates an increased risk of breast cancer is associated

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Treatment for hyperkalaemia receives European marketing approval recommendation

    Treatment for hyperkalaemia receives European marketing approval recommendation

Veltassa (patiromer), developed by Relypsa, has received a recommendation for marketing approval from the Committee for Medicinal Products for Human

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Ingestible balloon could help reduce obesity

    Ingestible balloon could help reduce obesity

A new study has shown that an ingestible gastric balloon could be used to help obese people lose weight without

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The continuum of HIV care: What does it mean and how is Europe doing?

    The continuum of HIV care: What does it mean and how is Europe doing?

From diagnosis of HIV to successful viral suppression: this new ECDC report summarises key findings concerning and the Continuum of

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New technology could dramatically shorten diagnosis time of stroke patients

    New technology could dramatically shorten diagnosis time of stroke patients

An ambitious collaboration between Brainomix, an emerging British business, and Boehringer Ingelheim, one of the world’s largest drug companies, is

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HIV Treatment Development Extends Life Expectancy by 10 Years

    HIV Treatment Development Extends Life Expectancy by 10 Years

According to a new study, the life expectancy of 20-year-olds starting HIV treatment has increased by a decade in the

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Pfizer gifts the NHS with breast cancer drug

Pfizer has announced it will provide its breast cancer drug, palbociclib — which has been provisionally rejected by NICE for

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Landmark clinical trial to help juvenile idiopathic arthritis sufferers

A clinical trial funded by Arthritis Research UK and the National Institute for Health Research (NIHR) led by professors from

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Aeterna Zentaris’ endometrial cancer drug fails in Phase III

A late stage clinical study of Aeterna Zentaris’ Zoptrex in women with locally advanced, recurrent or metastatic endometrial cancer has

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French Biotech Could Be Taking its Diabetes Drug to Phase III on its own

Poxel was able to score positive results for its type 2 diabetes drug in a Phase IIb study in Japan, preparing the company

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