Researchers from the University of Queensland’s Australian Institute for Bioengineering and Nanotechnology identified a nano-scaled DNA signature that seems to be common to all cancers.
This yearly review analyzes recent developments, trends and outlooks in the areas of biotechnology, biosimilars, biopharmaceuticals, biologics, biomarkers and biobanks.
It’s not hard to see how precision medicine will re-make the world of research and development and manufacturing and distribution for pharmaceutical and medical product companies. But it will make new demands on the supply chains of these organizations.
Bayer halted trials testing the experimental uterine fibroids treatment vilaprisan, which the company previously expected to generate peak annual sales of more than 1 billion euros ($1.1 billion), citing the risk of side effects.
In What Could Be an Alzheimer’s Breakthrough, UCLA Scientists Link Specific Gene Mutations to Dementia
Researchers with the University of California, Los Angeles (UCLA) Health Sciences have identified two major groups of genes that, when mutated, results in overproduction of the tau protein, at least in mice.
Novartis is taking a treatment for persistent hives into Phase III trials after a mid-stage trial showed that the medication, ligelizumab (QGE031), outperformed Xolair in patients with chronic spontaneous urticaria (CSU) patients whose symptoms are inadequately controlled by H1-antihistamines.
Johnson and Johnson said a combination therapy containing the company’s blockbuster cancer drug Imbruvica significantly improved survival in blood cancer patients, compared with drugs currently used as the standard of care.
A potential rival for Allergan Plc’s blockbuster Botox passed a late-stage study, putting drug developer Revance Therapeutics Inc. on course to file for U.S. marketing approval in 2019.
Roche’s Hemlibra provided sustained bleed control in the largest pivotal study to date of children with a form of hemophilia, the Swiss drugmaker said.
RedHill Biopharma’s combination antibiotic Talicia met the main goal of a late-stage study testing the drug in patients with a type of bacterial infection that affects the stomach and small intestine.
Noting that from 1998 to 2017 there were about 146 failed shots at developing drugs for Alzheimer’s disease, the Pharmaceutical Research and Manufacturers of America (PhRMA) released a report on the state of the industry.
Dynavax Technologies shares fell more than 5 percent after the company reported that an asthma drug being jointly developed with AstraZeneca failed to meet endpoints in a mid-stage trial.