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Bavarian Nordic gets U.S. Government $44M option exercised for Contract for Freeze-dried MVA-BN smallpox vaccine

Bavarian Nordic said Friday that the U.S. Biomedical Advanced Research and Development Authority (BARDA) has exercised $44 million option under the ongoing contract for freeze-dried MVA-BN smallpox vaccine.

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Erytech presents poster showing study of eryaspase combination, treatment for pancreatic adenocarcinoma patients

Erytech Pharma today presents poster entitled about A randomized, phase 3 study of eryaspase in combination with chemotherapy versus chemotherapy alone as second-line treatment in patients with pancreatic adenocarcinoma, in an event in San Francisco.

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AgeneBio starts enrolling patients in third phase of testing cognitive impairment do to AD

AgeneBio  has enrolled its first out of 830 patient in a Phase 3 clinical trial of its investigational medication AGB101, to treat amnestic Mild Cognitive Impairment due to Alzheimer’s Disease (MCI due to AD). 

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FDA approves Teva’s Sabril generic version; says making generic drugs competitive is key part to reduce drug cost

Announcing the approval of Teva’s Sabril generic tablets, FDA Commissioner, Scott Gottlieb said that prioritizing the approval of generic drugs to compete with medicines that face little or no competition is the Agency’s key part of efforts to support access and reduce drug costs to patients.

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PledPharma to present its Phase III program for PledOx at CI Cancers Syposium

PledPharma will present its “first in class” drug candidate PledOx phase III program at the Gastrointestinal (GI) Cancers Symposium, taking place in San Francisco today and tomorrow.

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FDA needs more data to assess Actelion’s Opsumit in the treatment of inoperable CTEPH

Actelion Pharmaceuticals will need to provide more data to evaluate the use of Opsumit in the treatment of adults with inoperable chronic thromboembolic pulmonary hypertension.

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Roche working to bring this Tecentriq-based combination to people with non-squamous non-small cell lung cancer

Roche will wait until September 2019 for the FDA’s decision, before it can combine Tecentriq with  Abraxane and carboplatin for the first-line treatment of lung cancer patients, who don’t have EGFR or ALK genomic tumour aberrations.

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Innovent Biologcs testing potential of sintilimab in combination with chemotherapy in ORIENT-16, a phase III trial, on gastric cancer patients

Innovent Biologics has started testing on patients its Tyvyt, fully human anti-PD-1 therapeutic monoclonal antibody, with generic name sintilimab injection, in combination with capecitabine and oxaliplatin, patients with advanced, recurrent or metastatic gastric or gastroesophageal junction adenocarcinoma (GC or GEJ).

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Aquinnah finds finances for tauopathy diseases drug development

Aquinnah Pharmaceuticals got $750,000 from the Tau Pipeline Enabling Program (T-PEP) to advance its drug development programs in tauopathy diseases.

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Geron Corporation reinforces in-house development team to boos phase 3 trial of imetelstat

Geron Corporation has included the first of several key leadership positions in rebuilding its in-house development team to boost a Phase 3 clinical trial of imetelstat in lower risk myelodysplastic syndromes by mid-year 2019.

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