Eli Lilly.’s top-selling diabetes drug Trulicity significantly reduced the risk of heart attack, stroke and heart-related death in a broad range of people with type 2 diabetes in a large clinical trial.
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.
New research indicates that llamas may hold the key to flu vaccines.
AbbVie and Roche’s targeted therapy delayed the progression of a type of blood and bone marrow cancer when used in combination with the Swiss drugmaker’s cancer drug in a late-stage trial.
A once-monthly injection to control HIV proved as effective as daily pills in a second study by GlaxoSmithKline, paving the way for a new regimen that could be simpler for some patients.
Denmark-based Genmab released top-line data from the Phase III MAIA clinical trial of Darzalex (daratumumab), a drug licensed to Johnson & Johnson’s Janssen.
Lundbeck’s shares plunged after announcing the new drug candidate Lu AF35700 for treatment-resistant schizophrenia failed to differentiate itself against conventional therapies in Phase III.
Ultragenyx shares were down after announcing the Phase III drug candidate UX007 failed to hit the mark as a treatment for patients with glucose transporter type-1 deficiency syndrome (Glut1 DS) who are experiencing disabling paroxysmal movement disorders.
German’s Bayer and Finland’s Orion said a study showed the prostate cancer drug darolutamide that the companies are developing can delay the spread of the disease to other body parts.
Tanezumab, a non-opioid drug developed by Pfizer and Eli Lilly, met the main goals of a late-stage study in which over half of patients reported a significant reduction in hip or knee osteoarthritis pain.