BioCentury | Apr 6, 2020
Politics, Policy & Law

N.J. biotech group calls for donations of drugs, equipment to fight COVID-19

BioNJ, the New Jersey state biotech trade association, is soliciting donations from its members for the state’s COVID-19 relief effort. Gov. Phil Murphy’s office said the state “is still in desperate need of ventilators and...
BC Extra | May 17, 2019
Company News

May 17 Company Quick Takes: A trio of FDA approvals; plus Ligand/Cumulus, Revlimid

Takeda's Gattex gets pediatric approval  FDA approved Gattex teduglutide from Takeda Pharmaceutical Co. Ltd. (Tokyo:4502; NYSE:TAK) to include treatment of patients age one and older with short bowel syndrome who are dependent on parenteral support,...
BC Innovations | Feb 20, 2019
Distillery Techniques

Disease models; drug properties

TECHNOLOGY: Transgenics and knockouts; pharmacokinetics/pharmacodynamics Rats expressing human UGT2 or CYP3A gene clusters could be used to predict the PK of drug compounds metabolized by the two enzyme families. Rats engineered to express the entire...
BioCentury | Jan 5, 2019
Finance

Ready to launch

  The proposed $74 billion takeout of Celgene Corp. by Bristol-Myers Squibb Co. will not shift buysider attention away from upcoming and maturing drug launches heading into 2019, with plenty to track following a record...
BC Week In Review | Apr 27, 2018
Company News

UCB buys rights to seizure candidate

UCB S.A. (Euronext:UCB) acquired rights to intranasal midazolam (USL261) from the Proximagen LLC subsidiary of Acova Inc. (Plymouth, Minn.). Proximagen will receive $150 million up front and is eligible for $220 million in milestones. The...
Company News | Apr 20, 2018
Company News

UCB buys rights to seizure candidate

UCB S.A. (Euronext:UCB) acquired rights to intranasal midazolam (USL261) from the Proximagen LLC subsidiary of Acova Inc. (Plymouth, Minn.). Proximagen will receive $150 million up front and is eligible for $220 million in milestones. The...
BC Innovations | Apr 17, 2018
Distillery Techniques

Disease models; drug properties

TECHNOLOGY: 3-D models; pharmacokinetics/pharmacodynamics 3-D human intestinal organoids could be used to test the PK properties of drug compounds. The organoids are generated by culturing human induced pluripotent stem (iPS) cells in a medium containing...
BioCentury | Mar 31, 2018
Strategy

Refashioning Takeda

Takeda Pharmaceutical Co. Ltd.’s potential acquisition of Shire plc appears to be timed to take advantage of the chance to acquire products and a global footprint on the cheap. The combination would create a global...
BC Week In Review | Nov 17, 2017
Clinical News

Paion's remimazolam meets in Phase III trial for procedural sedation

Paion AG (Xetra:PA8) reported data from a Phase III trial in 431 patients undergoing bronchoscopy showing that procedural sedation with remimazolam (CNS 7056, ONO-2745) met the composite primary endpoint vs. both placebo and midazolam of...
BC Week In Review | Dec 14, 2015
Clinical News

Remimazolam: Phase III started

Paion began a double-blind, U.S. Phase III trial to compare IV remimazolam vs. placebo and open-label midazolam in about 75 high-risk patients undergoing a colonoscopy. Patients will receive 2.5-5 mg initial doses of remimazolam followed...
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