A little more than a week after announcing plans to acquire Ra Pharmaceutical for $2.1 billion, UCB’s psoriasis drug bimekizumab met all endpoints in the first of three Phase III studies.
Researchers with Sanford Burnham Prebys Medical Discovery Institute in La Jolla, California, were able to grow natural-looking hair that grows through the skin using human induced pluripotent stem cells (iPSCs).
Spending time in the sun without protection increases the risk of melanoma, but the potentially deadly skin cancer can occur even on sites with minimal sun exposure, doctors warn.
Nestle entered exclusive talks to sell the company’s skin health business to a consortium led by EQT Partners for 10.2 billion Swiss francs ($10.1 billion), as the food group shifts its portfolio in response to changing consumer demands.
Beiersdorf, the maker of Nivea and other skin care brands, is buying U.S. sun care brand Coppertone from Bayer for $550 million to strengthen the German consumer goods firm’s position in North America.
Japanese scientists will test the use of human-induced pluripotent stem cells (iPS) to treat spinal cord injuries, a health ministry panel that approved the research project said.