Swiss drugmaker Roche predicted on April 21 that demand for the company’s drugs would accelerate for the remainder of 2021, after first-quarter sales of Covid-19 tests offset a pandemic-influenced slump in its main pharmaceuticals business.

For the second year in a row, California-based Agilent Technologies – a leader in diagnostics and applied chemical markets – was ranked as one of Barron’s most sustainable companies.

While the world has largely been focused on the development of vaccines and therapeutics for Covid-19, the U.S. Food and Drug Administration has remained busy lining up potential approvals of medications for other diseases and illnesses.

The Consistent Testing Terminology Working Group published a white paper with industry-wide recommendations for precision medicine testing terms to be utilized in patient education and communication.

Roche struck a $1.7 billion cancer drug pact with Blueprint Medicines, as advances in genetic testing for rare mutations drive lucrative deals for expensive treatments.

Quest Diagnostics saw a higher recovery in the company’s testing volumes in the United States where state and local governments were slowly lifting restrictions after the coronavirus lockdowns.

The U.S. Food and Drug Administration approved drugmaker Eli Lilly and Co.’s radioactive compound to detect tau, an important characteristic of Alzheimer’s disease.

Recent updates include the U.S. FDA posting a list of antibody tests that are being withdrawn voluntarily by the test’s commercial manufacturer.

Faster Drug Development Processes Likely to Outlive COVID-19 Published: April 30, 2020 By Gail Dutton BioSpace   The COVID-19 pandemic has increased the pace of drug development and regulatory approval dramatically, accelerating activities in ways that shorten the time needed to deliver safe, effective therapeutics, vaccines and diagnostics to patients. “It’s unfortunate it took a […]

Routine medical tests critical for detecting and monitoring cancer and other conditions plummeted in the United States since mid-March, as the coronavirus spread and public officials urged residents to stay home, according to a new report by Komodo Health.