WHO recommends new vaccine for prevention of malaria in children

October 3, 2023
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The World Health Organization (WHO) has announced that it has recommended a new vaccine, R21/Matrix-M, for the prevention of malaria …

FDA grants marketing authorisation to DNA test for predisposition to certain cancers

October 2, 2023
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The US Food and Drug Administration (FDA) has granted de novo marketing authorisation to the Invitae Common Hereditary Cancers Panel, …

Biogen’s biosimilar Tofidence approved by FDA

October 2, 2023
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Biogen has announced that the US Food and Drug Administration (FDA) has approved Tofidence (tocilizumab-bavi) as an intravenous formulation, a …

Austrian state secretary to speak at FlyPharma Europe 2023

September 29, 2023
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29 September 2023 — London, UK — FlyPharma Europe will welcome Mr Florian Tursky, the Austrian state secretary, to the …


Karuna Therapeutics submits NDA to FDA for schizophrenia treatment

September 29, 2023
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Karuna Therapeutics has announced that it has submitted a New Drug Application (NDA) to the US Food and Drug Administration …

Kura Oncology shares preclinical data for NSCLC treatment

September 29, 2023
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Kura Oncology has shared positive preclinical data which supports the development of its next-generation farnesyl transferase inhibitor (FTI) KO-2806 in …

BactiVac funds development of bacterial vaccines to prevent infections against antimicrobial resistance

September 28, 2023
Research and Development AMR, BactiVac, Immunology, vaccines

The University of Birmingham hosted Bacterial Vaccines Network has been awarded £1.4m in funding from the UK government to accelerate …

Avalyn Pharma raises $175m in Series C financing for inhalation therapies

September 28, 2023
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US-based clinical stage biopharmaceutical company Avalyn Pharma has announced that it has raised $175m in Series C financing to continue …

NMD Pharma begins phase 2 trial for spinal muscular atrophy treatment

September 27, 2023
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NMD Pharma has announced that the first patient has been dosed in its phase 2 clinical trial for its CIC-1 …

Alfasigma to acquire Intercept Pharmaceuticals for $19 per share

September 27, 2023
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Alfasigma and Intercept Pharmaceuticals have announced that they have entered into a definitive merger agreement, meaning Alfasigma will acquire Intercept …

Regeneron and Sanofi’s sBLA for Dupixent accepted by FDA for priority review

September 26, 2023
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Regeneron Pharmaceuticals and Sanofi have announced that the US Food and Drug Administration (FDA) has accepted their supplemental Biologics License …

Acesion Pharma raises €45m series B funding

September 26, 2023
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Acesion Pharma has announced that it has closed an oversubscribed €45m series B financing round. This financing was co-led by …

CDC Advisory Committee recommends Pfizer’s RSV vaccine

September 25, 2023
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Pfizer has announced that the US Centers for Disease Control and Prevention’s (CDC) Advisory Committee on Immunization Practices (ACIP) has …

FDA approves Eli Lilly and Boehringer Ingelheim’s Jardiance for chronic kidney disease treatment

September 25, 2023
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Eli Lilly and Boehringer Ingelheim have announced that the US Food and Drug Administration (FDA) has approved Jardiance (empagliflozin) 10mg …

FDA grants ODD to Nexcella’s NXC-201 as treatment for amyloid light chain amyloidosis

September 22, 2023
Medical Communications FDA, Haematology, Nexcella, amyloidosis

Nexcella has announced that the US Food and Drug Administration (FDA) has granted orphan drug designation (ODD) to NXC-201 for …

AstraZeneca and Daiichi Sankyo’s datopotamab deruxtecan performs well in phase 3 trial

September 22, 2023
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AstraZeneca and Daiichi Sankyo have shared positive high-level results from the TROPION-Breast01 phase 3 trial, which showed datopotamab deruxtecan (Dato-DXd) …

Novo Nordisk partners with UNICEF to prevent global childhood obesity

September 21, 2023
Medical Communications Novo Nordisk, Obesity, Unicef, childhood obesity

Novo Nordisk and UNICEF have announced an extension to their long-term partnership aiming to prevent global childhood obesity, which is …

EC approves Menarini Group’s Orserdu for breast cancer treatment

September 21, 2023
Medical Communications European Commission, Oncology, Orserdu, breast cancer

The Menarini Group and its subsidiary Stemline Therapeutics have announced that the European Commission (EC) has approved Orserdu (elacestrant) as …

Pharmanovia acquires CNS portfolio from Sanofi

September 20, 2023
Medical Communications CNS, Neurology, Pharmanovia, Sanofi, acquisition

Pharmanovia has announced that it will expand its neurology portfolio with the acquisition of a selection of central nervous system …

Exscientia enters AI drug discovery collaboration with Merck KGaA

September 20, 2023
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Exscientia has announced a new collaboration with Merck KGaA, Darmstadt, Germany, with a focus on the discovery of novel small …

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