A yellow fever outbreak in Angola that began late last year has killed 158 people, up from 50 a month ago, as deaths from the disease transmitted by mosquitoes accelerate, a World Health Organisation official said on Friday. There has also been an increase in malaria, cholera and chronic diarrhea in Luanda and other cities, […]
ROCHESTER, Minn., March 18, 2016 /PRNewswire/ — Omnis Pharma, Inc. and Magnis Therapeutics, LLC, announced today their strategic merger to form Vyriad, a clinical-stage oncolytic immunovirotherapy development company. The combined companies’ product development pipeline encompasses multiple clinical-stage and late preclinical-stage products targeting a broad range of human cancer indications, including a Phase 1 development program partnered […]
Ex-Johnson & Johnson exec Diego Miralles in charge of the new business as president March 18, 2016By Alex Keown, BioSpace.com Breaking News Staff SEATTLE – Adaptive Biotechnologies tapped former Johnson & Johnson (JNJ) executive Diego Miralles as president of its new San Diego-based Adaptive Therapeutics division, which will focus on development of […]
Fund manager Neil Woodford, a top investor in GlaxoSmithKline and a critic of the drugmaker’s current structure, said on Thursday he wanted to see an outsider replace Andrew Witty as the group’s chief executive. “I have a strong preference for an external candidate,” Woodford said in an e-mailed statement. Britain’s biggest drugmaker said on […]
The U.S. Food and Drug Administration approved Bayer AG’s therapy for the most common form hemophilia, the company said on Thursday, about three weeks after the treatment was cleared for use in Europe. The therapy, Kovaltry, is designed to reduce bleeding in patients with hemophilia A when infused prophylactically two or three times per week, […]
Amgen announced yesterday that a jury in Delaware district court came down on the company’s side, defending two patents being contested by Sanofi and Regeneron Pharmaceuticals.
March 17, 2016By Alex Keown, BioSpace.com Breaking News Staff SAN FRANCISCO – Faced with a need to trim costs, McKesson Corporation (MCK) will slash 1,600 jobs, about 4 percent of its U.S. workforce, in response to a loss of some key customers, Reuters reported this morning. In January, McKesson conducted a “strategic review” of […]
GlaxoSmithKline said on Thursday its Chief Executive Andrew Witty would retire in 12 months time, after leading the British drugmaker through a series of changes since 2008 that have failed to ignite the share price. Witty, a 31-year company veteran, has been under fire from some investors in the past three years as sales […]
Some of the most powerful medicine delivered to young patients at Mount Sinai Hospital in New York on Wednesday came in a package less than 32 inches tall and with a tail. Honor, a 10-month-old colt with Gentle Carousel Miniature Therapy Horses, trotted into the hearts of dozens of children and teens being treated at […]
Much has been written about the impact of digital media on the life sciences industry. However, an area less discussed is how to maximize that impact globally, and in particular how to organize for success.
The U.S. Food and Drug Administration (FDA) has warned Indian generic drugmaker Emcure Pharmaceuticals, saying it repeatedly fudged test records at its plant in western India, in another case of a pharmaceutical firm in the country facing such action. In a letter, the FDA said its staff inspected Emcure’s plant at Hinjwadi, Pune, where […]
Changes are taking place at Palio. The agency will be shutting down its Saratoga, N.Y., office by the end of June and consolidating business in its New York City and Los Angeles offices. Additionally, the agency has appointed its first technology leader. As senior VP, director of technology, Bryan Roman will report to President Kim […]
Thousands of pregnant women caught in the outbreak of the mosquito-borne virus spreading from Brazil risk having a baby with the birth defect microcephaly, according to study results.
Gilead Sciences halted six trials for its cancer drug Zydelig following concerns of adverse effects and deaths.
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Chippenham, UK-based Vectura Group plc announced that the company is acquiring Skyepharma plc of London in a deal worth $621 million.
Allied-Bristol Life Sciences announced a new subsidiary to license compounds from the NYU School of Medicine targeting the Wnt signaling pathway, which is implicated in various cancers.
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French drugmaker Sanofi could pay privately held DiCE Molecules as much as $2.3 billion under a partnership deal announced on Wednesday that aims to find new oral medicines to replace injections for certain diseases. The five-year research alliance involves Sanofi paying an initial $50 million to access DiCE’s technology and taking an equity stake […]