Sandoz said today that the FDA has approved its Glatopa glatiramer acetate injection as a generic version of Copaxone to treat relapsing forms of multiple sclerosis. The therapy, which is given three days per week, is administered using the Glatopaject injection device. Get the full story at our sister site, Drug Delivery Business News.
Rani Therapeutics has raised $53 million to support manufacturing as it gears up for clinical trials of its robotic pill technology. New investors like GeneScience Pharmaceuticals and Shire (NSDQ:SHPG) joined existing investors like Alphabet’s GV, Novartis (NYSE:NVS) and AstraZeneca (NYSE:AZN). Get the full story at our sister site, Drug Delivery Business News.
GlaxoSmithKline (NYSE:GSK) was granted a temporary win today after Novartis‘ (NYSE:NVS) Sandoz unit reported that the FDA rejected its application for a generic version of the company’s blockbuster lung treatment, Advair. The regulatory agency reportedly told Novartis that it needs to submit additional clinical data before the FDA can make its final decision. Get the full story […]
Researchers reported this month that in men and women with chronic obstructive pulmonary disease, long-term use of inhaled corticosteroids may be linked to an increased risk of bone fractures. Previous research has shown that the inhaled drugs, used to treat COPD, impact bone mineral density based on the dose of the corticosteroid, especially in post-menopausal […]
Siemens (NYSE:SI) Healthineers said today it tapped former Abbott (NYSE:ABT) Vascular president Dr. Deepak Nath as its new laboratory diagnostics business president, taking over for Franz Walt who operated as president from 2014 to 2017. Nath spent 10 years with Abbott, serving most recently as its vascular division president and as an executive officer of the company, and […]
Scientists aboard the International Space Station plan to study if a drug-eluting implant can prevent, slow or even turn back the muscular breakdown observed in astronauts when they fly for an extended period of time. The investigation is designed to test the efficacy of a drug and a nano-channel drug-delivery system in a space-bound mouse […]
Swiss biotech Oculis has raised $21 million in a Series B round backed by investors including Novartis (NYSE:NVS) and Bay City Capital. The company is developing topical drugs for back-of-the-eye diseases, which are normally treated with painful injections directly into the eye. Get the full story at our sister site, Drug Delivery Business News.
Vascular Dynamics said early this month it tapped former NuVasive Inc. (NSDQ:NUVA) exec and Ellipse Technologies CEO Ed Roschak as its new president and chief executive. Prior to joining Mountain View, Calif.-based Vascular Dynamics, Roschak served as prez and CEO of Ellipse Technologies, which he saw through a $410 million acquisition by NuVasive. He then took up […]
A number of therapies designed to treat patients with lung cancer have been approved this year, including products from Novartis (NYSE:NVS), Merck (NYSE:MRK) and Bristol-Myers Squibb (NYSE:BMY). That progress is exciting for Dr. Fred Hirsch, the head of the International Association for the Study of Lung Cancer. “We do have a lot of good things to tell the public these days – […]
Semma Therapeutics has closed an oversubscribed $114 million Series B round to help fund the development of its encapsulated stem cell-derived islet therapy for Type I diabetes. The Cambridge, Mass.-based company reported that it plans to use the newly-acquired funds to bring its cell therapy through clinical proof-of-concept studies, as well as explore other regenerative medicine […]
With Gilead Sciences (NSDQ:GILD) and Novartis (NYSE:NVS) leading the way, cell therapies are moving on to the market and into the clinics for patients that have no other option. Companies making CAR-T therapies use a patient’s own cells to genetically engineer a cancer-killing cellular therapy that is then delivered back to the patient. We are so grateful that we […]