Smiths Medical allegedly conspired with United Therapeutics to stifle a generic version of pulmonary arterial hypertension drug Remodulin, according to a lawsuit filed this week by Novartis (NYSE:NVS) unit Sandoz. The Smiths Group (LON:SMIN) subsidiary, which is slated for a spinout as a separately traded company next year, makes the infusion pumps and single-use cartridges for the PAH drug treprostinil, sold […]
Medtronic (NYSE:MDT) said that it named Sean Lennon as its new chief information officer, set to take effect April 29. The Fridley, Minn.-based medtech giant said that Lennon will take over for Mike Hedges, who is retiring from the position after 19 years with Medtronic, including 10 as CIO. Prior to joining Medtronic, Lennon served as […]
Novartis (NYSE:NVS) closed the spinout of its Alcon vision care business, setting the stage for its shares to begin trading today in Switzerland and New York. The spinout, announced last June, saw each Novartis shareholder receive a single ALC share for every five NVS shares as of the close of business April 1, Novartis said last […]
ReShape Lifesciences (NSDQ:RSLS) said last week that it named Allergan (NYSE: AGN) veteran Barton Bandy to replace Dan Gladney in the corner office, effective April 1. Gladney, who announced his retirement in January, is staying on as chairman. Bandy spent a decade at Inamed until its $3.2 billion purchase by Allergan in 2005. “I am […]
Novartis (NYSE:NVS) said today that it’s planning to list the shares of its Alcon vision care business April 9 in Switzerland and New York. Terms for the spinout, announced last June, call for each Novartis shareholder to receive a single ALC share for every five NVS shares at the close of business April 8. The […]
Novartis (NYSE:NVS) has launched its Ultibro Breezhaler and Seebri Breezhaler in China for the treatment of chronic obstructive pulmonary disease. The Ultibro Breezhaler system is a once-daily fixed-dose combination of indacaterol and glycopyrronium bromide. Seebri Breezhaler is a fixed-dose formulation of glycopyrronium bromide. Get the full story at our sister site, Drug Delivery Business News.
Novartis (NYSE:NVS) subsidiary Alcon said today that it acquired intraocular lens developer PowerVision for $285 million. PowerVision is developing fluid-based intraocular lens implants that use the eye’s natural accommodating response to transport fluid in the implanted lens, Fort Worth, Texas-based Alcon said. The fluid-based lens creates a continuously variable monofocal lens using the natural contractions of the eye’s […]
FDA has approved the first generic of GlaxoSmithKline‘s (NYSE:GSK) blockbuster Advair respiratory drug, this one by Mylan (NSDQ:MYL), six months after rejecting Mylan’s application. Canonsburg, PA-based Mylan’s shares jumped 7% to $30.82 at market close after yesterday’s late-afternoon announcement, and were trading at $30.96 mid-morning today. GSK’s stock dipped 2% to$38.70 on the news late yesterday, but had more than […]
Novartis (NYSE:NVS) division Sandoz said today that it launched its Symjepi epinephrine pre-filled syringe in the U.S. The company’s product is designed as an alternative to epinephrine auto-injectors to treat emergency allergic reactions. Get the full story at our sister site, Drug Delivery Business News.
Novartis (NYSE:NVS) subsidiary Alcon said it acquired Tear Film Innovations for an undisclosed amount. San Diego-based TFI makes the iLux system, which is designed to treat blocked meibomian glands in eyelids. The company had raised a total of $18 million in two rounds in as many years, split evenly between the two. iLux won 510(k) clearance from the FDA […]
Google (NSDQ:GOOG) life sciences company Verily said late last week that it is putting its joint project with Novartis (NYSE:NVS) unit Alcon to develop a glucose-sensing contact lens on hold due to difficulties in obtaining reliable tear glucose readings. The project, which began in 2014, aimed to develop a contact lens that could measure glucose levels for individuals living […]