Scientists from the Institute of Food Research have found evidence for a mechanism by which certain food compounds could help protect our health. Dietary studies have shown that people who eat the largest amounts of fruit and vegetables have a reduced risk of developing chronic conditions, such as heart disease and cancer. There could be […]
For the pharmaceutical industry, 2016 brought new blockbusters onto the market to ease the pain of patent expirations.
R&D success and M&A activity loom as large swing factors for the bio sector in 2017 with the regulatory arena potentially at its most amenable for years.
Nearly two decades ago, the promise of precision medicine began making its mark on the pages of medical journals – along with speculation that “therapy with the right drug at the right dose in the right patient” – would define the future of medical treatment.
There was a significant drop-off in NME approvals by FDA in 2016, but there were not enough new drug applications with user fee goals to reach the lofty 2015 total.
Acetaminophen reduces both pain and pleasure, study finds COLUMBUS, Ohio — Researchers studying the commonly used pain reliever acetaminophen found it has a previously unknown side effect: It blunts positive emotions. In the study, participants who took acetaminophen reported less strong emotions when they saw both very pleasant and very disturbing photos, when compared to […]
Eating Out = High Blood Pressure? A recent study on university-going young adults, by researchers from the Duke-NUS Graduate Medical School Singapore (Duke-NUS), is the first ever to show an association between meals eaten away from home and high blood pressure. These findings highlight lifestyle factors that can affect hypertension and emphasise the importance of […]
Study Finds Cancer Link For Muscle-Building Supplements A new study associates taking muscle-building supplements with an increased risk of testicular cancer. Men who used such pills and powders were more likely to have developed testicular cancer than those who did not, especially if they started before age 25, took more than one supplement, or used […]
BERKELEY, CALIFORNIA – Bioengineers in California have developed a system that allows human heart cells to function outside the body, a development that could potentially prove a powerful tool for drug development as well as pave the way toward personalizing treatments for patients with heart conditions. “It is the first demonstration of […]
WASHINGTON, April 14, 2015 /PRNewswire-USNewswire/ — A new study suggests that an investigational drug for multiple sclerosis (MS) may repair myelin, the fatty material that protects nerves and is damaged in MS, according to a study released today that will be presented at the American Academy of Neurology’s 67th Annual Meeting in Washington, DC, April […]
A person holds pharmaceutical tablets and capsules in this picture illustration taken in Ljubljana September 18, 2013. Reuters/Srdjan Zivulovic (Reuters) – The World Health Organization called on Tuesday for the release of clinical trial results for all drugs, vaccines and medical devices – whatever the result – in the latest salvo against the withholding of […]
REGiMMUNE Announces Collaboration With JDRF and Pfizer Inc. for Type 1 Diabetes Prevention and Treatment Promoting Regulatory T-Cells
Antigen-Specific Immunotherapy to Potentially Prevent or Delay Diabetes in Preclinical Model TOKYO, JAPAN–(Marketwired – Apr 14, 2015) – REGiMMUNE Corporation (RGI) and JDRF today announced a partnership, along with financial assistance and scientific expertise from Pfizer Inc., for a research collaboration to develop an antigen-specific immunotherapy utilizing RGI’s proprietary αGalCer/liposome platform for immunological tolerance for […]
Biogen Presents New Anti-LINGO-1 Phase 2 Acute Optic Neuritis Data Demonstrating Neurological Repair
CAMBRIDGE, Mass.–(BUSINESS WIRE)–Today, Biogen (NASDAQ: BIIB) announced detailed results from the Phase 2 RENEW study of anti-LINGO-1 in acute optic neuritis (AON) – the first clinical study to demonstrate remyelination (the formation of new myelin on axons) following an inflammatory injury in humans. These data will be presented at the 67th Annual Meeting of the […]
(Reuters Health) – Women who have been divorced once, or men who have been divorced at least twice, are more likely to have a heart attack than people who get and stay married, according to a new study. “The negative health consequences of divorce have been known for some time,” said lead author Matthew […]
TORRANCE, Calif.–(BUSINESS WIRE)–Celprogen Inc., a leader in the Stem Cell Research and Therapeutics industry for the development of stem cell technologies for regenerative medicine, today announced that they have developed a novel pharmacological Inhibitor CEP1430 synthetic molecule that is capable of inhibiting the growth and proliferation of the human pancreatic cancer tumor. This molecule can […]
DEERFIELD, Ill. and OSAKA, Japan, April 14, 2015 /PRNewswire/ — Takeda Pharmaceuticals U.S.A. Inc. and Takeda Pharmaceutical Company Limited, (“Takeda”) today announced that members of the Endocrinologic and Metabolic Drugs Advisory Committee (EMDAC) of the United States (U.S.) Food and Drug Administration (FDA) convened to review one of the first cardiovascular (CV) outcomes trials (CVOT) […]
Strategy Intended to Accelerate Development of an HIV Vaccine for the Americas and Western Europe ATLANTA, GA–(Marketwired – Apr 14, 2015) – GeoVax Labs, Inc. (OTCQB: GOVX), a biotechnology company developing innovative human vaccines for Ebola and HIV using its novel platform technology, today announced its intention to pursue a dual pathway for advancing its […]
NorthShore University HealthSystem Launches Comprehensive Center for Personalized Medicine, Ushering in New Era in Medical Care
Trailblazing Initiative to Treat and Prevent Illness Based on Patient’s Genetic, Biologic Makeup EVANSTON, IL–(Marketwired – April 14, 2015) – NorthShore University HealthSystem (NorthShore) today launched one of the most comprehensive personalized medicine programs in the country that utilizes an individual’s health history and DNA to better predict, prevent and diagnose certain diseases, and develop […]
New Data Showed Livalo (Pitavastatin) 4 Mg Had Neutral Effects on Fasting Serum Glucose and Hba1c Levels in HIV-Infected Adults With Dyslipidemia Study results presented at ENDO 2013 Annual Meeting SAN FRANCISCO, June 17, 2013 /PRNewswire/ — Kowa Pharmaceuticals America, Inc. and Eli Lilly and Company (NYSE: LLY) announced results of a pre-specified safety analysis […]
GlaxoSmithKline is succeeding with newly launched products and strong R&D flow while struggling with U.S. pricing and competitive pressures.
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Biotech industry growth is bolstered by increased R&D spending, an upswing of approved first-in-class medicines, elevated Wall Street valuations, and continued forging of pipeline alliances with Big Pharma.
Click to download the PDF to view the full issue An upswing in NME approvals is an encouraging sign for an industry trying to overcome mega-brand patent expirations and a lag in research and development productivity. R&D expenditure growth for the industry as a whole has reached a stagnant state, though many companies remain dedicated […]