Current Headlines

  1. Researchers Discover New Antibodies Paving Way For Universal Dengue Vaccine
    12/23/2014

    A team of international researchers has made an important discovery that could lead to the development of the first universal dengue vaccine. The researchers, including groups from Australia, Vietnam, and London, have discovered a major new class of antibodies that neutralises all four different types of the deadly dengue virus.

  2. Auspex Pharma’s Drug For Huntington’s Disease Chorea Succeeds In Late-Stage Trials
    12/23/2014

    California-based biopharmaceutical company, Auspex Pharmaceuticals, has announced positive topline efficacy and safety results from two phase 3 trials evaluating its investigational drug, SD-809, for the treatment of chorea associated with Huntington's disease (HD)

  3. Merck Acquires OncoEthix, Cancer Drug Lead
    12/23/2014

    Merck announced that it has acquired Swiss-based oncology firm OncoEthix through a subsidiary. The acquisition gives Merck access to an investigational drug in development for the treatment of blood malignancies and late-stage solid tumors.

  4. GSK’s Phase 3 Study For Shingles Vaccine Hits Endpoint
    12/23/2014

    GlaxoSmithKline announced positive results from its pivotal Phase 3 study investigating its vaccine HZ/su for the prevention of shingles.

  5. TxCell Wins EU Orphan Designation For Col-Treg In Uveitis
    12/22/2014

    Biotech firm TxCell announced that it has received orphan drug designation from the European Commission for its investigational immunotherapy Col-Treg intended for eye disease autoimmune uveitis.

  6. Alcon’s Xtoro For “Swimmer’s Ear” Gets FDA Green Light
    12/22/2014

    Novartis company, Alcon Laboratories, has received approval from the U.S. Food and Drug Administration (FDA) for its drug Xtoro (finafloxacin otic suspension) as treatment for acute otitis externa, also known as “swimmer’s ear.”

  7. FDA Reviews Apotex’s Biosimilar To Amgen’s Neulasta
    12/22/2014

    Apotex, a large Canadian pharmaceutical company, announced in a press release that the Food and Drug Administration (FDA) is reviewing its biosimilar in comparison to Amgen’s Neulasta.

  8. Biothera Joins Cancer Research UK Combinations Alliance
    12/22/2014

    Biothera, a U.S. company focused on cancer therapies, has joined the Combinations Alliance, a joint effort between the Cancer Research UK's Centre for Drug Development and the Experimental Cancer Medicine Centre (ECMC) Network.

  9. Curie-Cancer, GamaMabs Renew Collaboration For Biologic Ovarian Cancer Drug
    12/19/2014

    GamaMabs Pharma, a biotech specializing in the development of biologic cancer drugs, announced the extension of their collaboration with Curie-Cancer, a leading academic research institute.

  10. Zafgen Starts Phase 2 Trial Of Beloranib In Severe Obesity
    12/18/2014

    Zafgen, a company focusing on obesity and complex metabolic disorders, has begun a Phase 2 trial of beloranib.

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