Thursday, 02 April 2020

Drug Discovery News

  • India, EU firms fight 'epidemic of drug-resistance'

    Drug Discovery |  News | By BioSpectrum Bureau  | 0 Comment | 19 Apr, 2013

    Singapore: India-based Orchid Pharma entered into a strategic partnership with Europe-based Allecra Therapeutics to develop novel antibiotics to combat multi-drug resistant bacterial infect...Read more

  • CoDa Therapeutics raises $19.8 mn from Russian firm

    Drug Discovery |  News | By BioSpectrum Bureau  | 0 Comment | 24 Aug, 2012

    Singapore: CoDa Therapeutics has raised an additional $19.8 million (NZ$24.5 million) from Russian investment firm RusnanoMedInvest (RMI) under its Series B round. The total funding now sta...Read more

  • Chugai seeks nod for breast cancer drug in Japan

    Drug Discovery |  News | By BioSpectrum Bureau  | 0 Comment | 01 Feb, 2013

    Singapore: Japanese multinational Chugai Pharmaceutical has filed a new drug application to the Ministry of Health, Labor and Welfare (MHLW) for antibody-drug conjugate trastuzumab emtansin...Read more

  • Viralytics presents +ve results of phase II Cavatak trial

    Drug Discovery |  News | By BioSpectrum Bureau  | 0 Comment | 19 Jul, 2013

    Singapore: Viralytics reported strong interim results from its phase II clinical trial of Cavatak treatment in late stage melanoma patients. The interim data shows solid progress towards ac...Read more

  • Competition intensifies for type 2 diabetes drugs

    Drug Discovery |  Analysis | By BioSpectrum Bureau  | 0 Comment | 28 Aug, 2013

    Singapore: The global pre-diabetes population is three times the size of the current diabetes patient population and there is a tremendous increase in the pandemic's prevalence is in store,...Read more

  • FDA approval gives new hope to Multiple Sclerosis patients

    Drug Discovery |  News | By BioSpectrum Bureau  | 0 Comment | 13 Sep, 2012

    Singapore: Genzyme, a Sanofi company, received approval from the US FDA for AUBAGIO (teriflunomide) as a new once-daily, oral treatment indicated for patients with relapsing forms of multip...Read more

  • TaiGen files NDA for Nemonoxacin in Taiwan, China

    Drug Discovery |  News | By BioSpectrum Bureau  | 0 Comment | 16 May, 2013

    Singapore: Taiwan's TaiGen Biotechnology has submitted New Drug Application (NDA) for the oral formulation of nemonoxacin with the Taiwan Food and Drug Administration (TFDA) and China's Foo...Read more

  • Verinata Health joins hands with Teva in Israel

    Drug Discovery |  News | By BioSpectrum Bureau  | 0 Comment | 02 Jul, 2013

    Singapore: Illumina announced that Teva Pharmaceutical has signed an exclusive agreement with Verinata Health, an Illumina company, for the commercialization of the verifi non-invasive pren...Read more

  • Merck Serono starts Phase III non-small cell lung cancer drug trial

    Drug Discovery |  News | By BioSpectrum Bureau  | 0 Comment | 09 Apr, 2014

    Singapore: Global biopharmaceutical firm Merck Serono has initiated international Phase III trial of its investigational MUC1 antigen-specific cancer immunotherapy tecemotide (also known as...Read more

  • Pradaxa gets EU approval for DVT

    Drug Discovery |  Regulatory | By BioSpectrum Bureau  | 0 Comment | 10 Jun, 2014

    Singapore: Boehringer Ingelheim has recieved Euroean approval for Pradaxa (dabigatran etexilate) for the treatment and prevention of recurrence of deep vein thrombosis (DVT) and pulmonary e...Read more

  • AstraZeneca, LegoChem drug to curb superbugs

    Drug Discovery |  News | By BioSpectrum Bureau  | 0 Comment | 21 Dec, 2012

    Singapore: AstraZeneca has formed collaboration with Korea's LegoChem Biosciences to develop a novel antibiotic to treat drug-resistant bacterial infections. The treatment will potentially ...Read more

  • Big pharma yet to warm up to drug resistance

    Drug Discovery |  Analysis | By BioSpectrum Bureau  | 0 Comment | 01 Jun, 2012

    Singapore: Drug resistance and patent expiries are demanding that the antibacterial drug market moves forward soon, but a current lack of interest among pharmaceutical companies has led to ...Read more

  • Cancer Therapeutics reveals new targeted drug

    Drug Discovery |  News | By BioSpectrum Bureau  | 0 Comment | 05 Jul, 2012

    Singapore: Cancer Therapeutics, an Australian company focused on translating cancer biology research into novel treatments for cancer, has validated the performance of a new targeted drug, ...Read more

  • Eisai gets WHO prequalification, will donate 2.2 bn doses

    Drug Discovery |  News | By BioSpectrum Bureau  | 0 Comment | 03 Sep, 2013

    Singapore: The WHO has prequalified Eisai's drug NTD002, a 100 mg tablet of diethylcarbamazine (DEC) for treatment of elephantiasis, and the Japanese firm has committed to donate 2.2 billio...Read more

  • Bayer and Sanofi battle to cure colorectal cancer

    Drug Discovery |  News | By BioSpectrum Bureau  | 0 Comment | 08 Oct, 2012

    Singapore: Bayer's Stivarga (regorafenib) became the second drug to have been approved in the past two months by the US FDA on September 27 for the treatment of metastatic colorectal cancer...Read more

  • New antibody-based drug to cure diabetes

    Drug Discovery |  News | By BioSpectrum Bureau  | 0 Comment | 27 Sep, 2012

    Singapore: CSL has developed a new drug candidate that is able to prevent the development of type 2 diabetes and reverse its progression in animal models of the disease. The research has b...Read more

  • Novartis oncology president steps down

    Drug Discovery |  News | By BioSpectrum Bureau  | 0 Comment | 13 Jan, 2014

    Singapore: Novartis oncology president, Mr Hervé Hoppenot, has stepped down from the position to pursue a career opportunity outside the organization. Dr Alessandro Riva, Global Head, N...Read more

  • Hodgkin lymphoma therapy may lead to other cancers

    Drug Discovery |  News | By BioSpectrum Bureau  | 0 Comment | 27 Aug, 2013

    Singapore: Hodgkin lymphoma survivors, who received certain radiation and chemotherapy regimens, were at increased risk of subsequently developing stomach cancer, according to a study by sc...Read more