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Drug Discovery News

  • MNCs bet on China to tide over patent cliff

    Drug Discovery |  Analysis | By BioSpectrum Bureau  | 0 Comment | 16 May, 2012

    Even as most emerging economies in Asia Pacific are trying to grab a foothold in the global biopharma space, China has etched an important spot for itself in that space in recent times. In ...Read more

  • Anaphore changes corporate name to RuiYi

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

    Singapore: Anaphore changed its corporate name to RuiYi. As part of the company's shift in strategy to the R&D of novel biologic therapies in China, including monoclonal antibodies tha...Read more

  • Phylogica gets $400K grant to boost drug discovery

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

    Singapore: Australia's peptide drug discovery company, Phylogica has received linkage grant from Australian Research Council (ARC) to collaborate with scientists at University of Queensland...Read more

  • Daiichi gets positive results in prasugrel trial

    Drug Discovery |  News | By BioSpectrum Bureau  | 0 Comment | 18 Mar, 2013

    Singapore: Japanese company Daiichi Sankyo has received positive results for a double-blind randomized phase III trial comparing efficacy and safety of prasugrel hydrochloride 20 mg loading...Read more

  • AstraZeneca acquires Pearl Therapeutics

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

    Singapore: AstraZeneca has completed its acquisition of Pearl Therapeutics, a privately held company based in Redwood City, California, focused on the development of inhaled small-molecule ...Read more

  • Target for potent first-strike influenza drugs identified

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

    Singapore: Scientists at St. Jude Children's Research Hospital have reported details of how certain drugs can precisely target and inhibit an enzyme essential for the influenza virus replic...Read more

  • TaiGen gets TFDA nod for bacterial pneumonia drug

    Drug Discovery |  Regulatory | By BioSpectrum Bureau  | 0 Comment | 18 Mar, 2014

    Singapore: Taiwan based TaiGen Biotechnology has recieved Taiwan Food and Drug Administration (TFDA) approval for new drug application (NDA) of Taigexyn (nemonoxacin) oral formulation (500 ...Read more

  • Bionomics to raise $16.4 mn for Alzheimer's R&D

    Drug Discovery |  News | By BioSpectrum Bureau  | 0 Comment | 04 Mar, 2013

    Singapore: Bionomics plans to raise up to approximately $16.4 million of funds to advance development programs across drug pipeline, including BNC375, Bionomics' drug candidate for the tre...Read more

  • Advinus gets $36 mn research funding from Takeda

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

    Singapore: Takeda Pharmaceutical and Advinus Therapeutics jointly announced that they would be initiating a three-year discovery collaboration. Under the terms of the agreement, Takeda will...Read more

  • Aslan gastric cancer phase II study shows +ve results

    Drug Discovery |  News | By BioSpectrum Bureau  | 0 Comment | 28 May, 2013

    Singapore: Aslan Pharmaceuticals has revealed the results of its phase II clinical trial with Aslan001, a small-molecule pan-HER inhibitor, in gastric cancer. Aslan001 reduced cell prolifer...Read more

  • Sanofi, Regeneron cancer drug Zaltrap gets EU nod

    Drug Discovery |  News | By BioSpectrum Bureau  | 0 Comment | 05 Feb, 2013

    Singapore: European Commission has granted marketing authorization for Sanofi and Regeneron Pharmaceuticals (EC)'s Zaltrap 25mg/ml concentrate in the European Union. Zaltrap 25mg/ml solutio...Read more

  • Low R&D output, patent cliffs drives big pharma nuts

    Drug Discovery |  Analysis | By BioSpectrum Bureau  | 0 Comment | 05 Sep, 2012

    Singapore: According to the latest global report from industry experts, GBI Research, low R&D productivity, combined with the patent cliff and a stringent US FDA approval process, is re...Read more

  • Bayer, Compugen enter $500 mn cancer deal

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

    Singapore: Israel-based Compugen and global pharmaceutical company Bayer are to jointly pursue a preclinical research program for research, development, and commercialization of antibody-ba...Read more

  • Taiho to start ph III trial in colorectal cancer

    Drug Discovery |  News | By BioSpectrum Bureau  | 0 Comment | 31 May, 2012

    Singapore: Japan based-Taiho Pharmaceutical is starting global phase III clinical trial (RECOURSE) for the novel combination antimetabolite TAS-102 in June this year. RECOURSE is a randomi...Read more

  • FDA nod for Genentech pre-surgical cancer drug

    Drug Discovery |  Regulatory | By BioSpectrum Bureau  | 0 Comment | 01 Oct, 2013

    Singapore: Genentech, a member of the Roche Group, has recieved US FDA approval for Perjeta (pertuzumab) regimen for neoadjuvant treatment (use before surgery) in people with high-risk, HER...Read more

  • FDA issues complete response letter for PREZISTA

    Drug Discovery |  News | By BioSpectrum Bureau  | 0 Comment | 31 May, 2012

    Singapore: The US Food and Drug Administration (FDA) has issued a complete response letter to Janssen Therapeutics for Supplemental New Drug Application (sNDA) for an 800mg tablet of PREZI...Read more

  • Pharma majors join hands to find new cure for TB

    Drug Discovery |  News | By BioSpectrum Bureau  | 0 Comment | 29 Jun, 2012

    Seven pharmaceutical companies and four research institutions, working with the Bill & Melinda Gates Foundation, recently launched a partnership that aims to speed the discovery of esse...Read more

  • GSK to publish clinical study reports of drugs

    Drug Discovery |  News | By BioSpectrum Bureau  | 0 Comment | 07 Feb, 2013

    Singapore: Demonstrating its commitment to clinical trial transparency, multinational pharmaceutical company GlaxoSmithKline has announced its support for the AllTrials campaign. The campa...Read more



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