Friday, 19 July 2019

Drug Discovery News

  • Diabetes drug Actos doubles risk of bladder cancer

    Drug Discovery |  News | By BioSpectrum Bureau  | 0 Comment | 04 Jun, 2012

    Singapore: Canadian scientists have revealed that the diabetes drug pioglitazone, also known as Actos, doubles the risk of bladder cancer. However, the researchers found that in absolute te...Read more

  • Taiwan, China firms to co-develop cancer NCEs

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

    Singapore: Taiwan's PharmaEngine has collaborated and signed research agreement with China's Guangzhou BeBetter Medicine Technology. The two companies will collaborate to design, synthesize...Read more

  • Eisai to launch breast cancer drug in India

    Drug Discovery |  News | By BioSpectrum Bureau  | 0 Comment | 06 Nov, 2013

    Singapore: With an agenda to expand its footprint in the emerging markets, Japan's Eisai Pharma is launching its novel anti-cancer drug Eribulin, sold under the brand name of Halaven in Ind...Read more

  • Prana Biotech readies to progress PBT2 to market

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

    Singapore: Australia-based Prana Biotechnology is to make senior appointments as it prepares to advance its key drug to treat Alzheimer's and Huntington diseases into late stage and pre-mar...Read more

  • Oramed recruits patients for oral insulin trial

    Drug Discovery |  News | By BioSpectrum Bureau  | 0 Comment | 22 Aug, 2013

    Singapore: Oramed Pharmaceuticals initiated patient recruitment for a new clinical trial of its orally ingestible insulin capsule,ORMD-0801, for patients with type 1 diabetes mellitus (T1DM...Read more

  • GlobalData: New Zealand focuses on generics

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

    Singapore: A new study by GlobalData has revealed that New Zealand's Pharmaceutical Management Agency's (PHARMAC) is emphasising on generics, despite the disproportionate growth in elderly ...Read more

  • Allied to soon get CE mark approval from EU

    Drug Discovery |  News | By BioSpectrum Bureau  | 0 Comment | 15 Feb, 2013

    Singapore: Australia's Allied Healthcare is progressing in the regulatory process for obtaining European CE Mark approval for CardioCel, its lead regenerative tissue product for the repair ...Read more

  • Rockefeller University finds genetic link to autism

    Drug Discovery |  News | By BioSpectrum Bureau  | 0 Comment | 14 Dec, 2012

    Singapore: A collaborative research effort at Duke University Medical Center and Rockefeller University has pinpointed the precise genetic footprint that links fragile X syndrome and autism...Read more

  • GSK, Theravance COPD drug gets FDA nod

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

    Singapore: The US FDA's Pulmonary-Allergy Drugs Advisory Committee (PADAC) has approved GlaxoSmithKline (GSK) and Theravance's Breo Ellipta as a once-daily inhaled treatment for the long-te...Read more

  • Bayer gets Japan's nod for gastro tumor drug

    Drug Discovery |  Regulatory | By BioSpectrum Bureau  | 0 Comment | 22 Aug, 2013

    Singapore: Bayer has received Japan's approval for Stivarga indicated for the treatment of patients suffering from gastrointestinal stromal tumor (GIST) who have progressed following prior ...Read more

  • Theravance, Alfa Wassermann collaborate

    Drug Discovery |  News | By BioSpectrum Bureau  | 0 Comment | 04 Oct, 2012

    Singapore: Theravance and Alfa Wassermann entered into an exclusive development and commercialization agreement in certain countries for velusetrag, Theravance's investigational 5-HT4 agon...Read more

  • Epilepsy Foundation asks DEA to better review process

    Drug Discovery |  Regulatory | By BioSpectrum Bureau  | 0 Comment | 22 Aug, 2013

    Singapore: Epilepsy Foundation of US has called on the Drug Enforcement Administration (DEA), US, to revise its process for reviewing new treatments, which currently lack innovation and tra...Read more

  • Fight against TB needs $1.6 bn funding annually

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

    Singapore: WHO and the Global Fund to Fight AIDS, TB and Malaria said that strains of tuberculosis with resistance to multiple drugs could spread widely and highlight an annual need of at l...Read more

  • Daiichi to aid drug discovery projects

    Drug Discovery |  News | By BioSpectrum Bureau  | 0 Comment | 12 Mar, 2013

    Singapore: Daiichi Sankyo has launched TaNeDS (Take a New challenge for Drug diScovery) collaborative drug discovery project for 2013. The company will select research partners for the proj...Read more

  • Queensland to get a new drug development center

    Drug Discovery |  News | By BioSpectrum Bureau  | 0 Comment | 17 Jun, 2015

    Singapore: At the recent international BIO Conference in Philadelphia, Queensland's Premier Ms Annastacia Palaszczuk announced the establishment of the University of Queensland Emory Drug D...Read more

  • FDA follows EU, declares Patrys drug as 'orphan'

    Drug Discovery |  News | By BioSpectrum Bureau  | 0 Comment | 06 Nov, 2013

    Singapore: Australia-based Patrys, a clinical stage biotechnology company, has received confirmation of Orphan Medicinal Product Designation for its lead anti-cancer product PAT-SM6, from t...Read more

  • AbbVie, Galapagos to make drugs for cystic fibrosis mutations

    Drug Discovery |  News | By BioSpectrum Bureau  | 0 Comment | 30 Sep, 2013

    Singapore: Europe-based Galapagos and AbbVie entered into a global alliance to discover, develop and commercialize novel potentiator and combination therapies in cystic fibrosis (CF), an in...Read more

  • Mylan to produce generic of Gilead's HIV drug

    Drug Discovery |  News | By BioSpectrum Bureau  | 0 Comment | 03 Aug, 2012

    Singapore: Mylan signed a new agreement between its subsidiary Mylan Laboratories and Gilead Sciences. According top this agreement, Mylan licensed the rights to produce and market generic ...Read more



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