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 […]
The FDA today released an update to a warning on Novartis (NYSE:NVS) subsidiary Alcon’s CyPass glaucoma stents, saying that clinicians should still refrain from using the stents and should monitor patients who’ve received them for endothelial cell density loss. In August, Alcon voluntarily pulled the stents from the global market based on an analysis of five-year post-surgery […]
The medical device industry saw even more consolidation over the past year, as evidenced by Medical Design & Outsourcing‘s newest Big 100 list. It used to be that a company had to have at least $100 million in annual revenue to make it on the list. This time around, No. 100 on the list is […]
Novartis (NYSE:NVS)’s Alcon said this week it is voluntarily withdrawing its CyPass micro-stents from the global market, but that the withdrawal will not affect its planned spin-out. The decision to pull the devices comes off the analysis of five-year post-surgery data from the Compass-XT study of the device, which showed that patients treated with the stent had […]
Shares in Novartis (NYSE:NVS) were up today after the company beat expectations on Wall Street with its second-quarter financial results. The Switzerland-based company posted profits of $7.77 billion, or $3.34 per share, on sales of $13.16 billion for the three months ended June 30. Novartis saw its quarterly sales climb 7% compared with the same period last […]
Cingulate Therapeutics said today that it landed a $7.5 million investment to help fund the development of its controlled-release ADHD drugs. The Kansas City-based company is working on a set of therapies that utilize its ‘Precision Time Release’ drug-delivery platform. Cingulate’s CEO, Shane Schaffer, told Drug Delivery Business News that his company set out to create an ADHD therapy that tackles all […]
Mylan (NSDQ:MYL) announced today the U.S. launch of its rivastigmine transdermal drug-delivery patch, a generic version of Novartis‘ (NYSE:NVS) Exelon therapy. The company’s rivastigmine therapy is indicated for the treatment of dementia associated with Alzheimer’s disease and Parkinson’s disease. Get the full story at our sister site, Drug Delivery Business News.
Adamis Pharmaceuticals (NSDQ:ADMP) said this week that it inked an exclusive deal with Novartis‘ (NYSE:NVS) Sandoz unit to distribute and commercialize its Symjepi emergency allergy treatment. The agreement puts Novartis in the position to compete directly with Mylan‘s (NSDQ:MYL) EpiPen auto-injector. The pharma giant has been under pressure in recent months thanks to manufacturing delays that have caused an Epipen shortage in […]
Novartis (NYSE:NVS) said today that it’s planning to spin its Alcon ophthalmology subsidiary into a publicly traded company after years of speculation that it wanted to sell the ill-starred division. The Swiss pharma giant said it intends to hold on to Alcon’s $4.6 billion ophthalmic pharmaceuticals business under the Novartis Innovative Medicines umbrella, continuing a […]