Shire plc is acquiring SARcode Bioscience, and SARcode's Phase 3 compound Lifitegrast—which is being developed for the signs and symptoms of dry eye disease—into Shire’s portfolio. Shire anticipates launching Lifitegrast in the United States as early as 2016.
Boehringer Ingelheim and Eli Lilly and Company announced that a New Drug Application for the investigational sodium glucose co-transporter-2 inhibitor empagliflozin was recently submitted to the U.S. Food and Drug Administration for the treatment of type 2 diabetes mellitus in adults.
Johnson & Johnson has announced a voluntary recall for all its OneTouch VerioIQ blood glucose meters in the U.S. because they do not provide a warning when a diabetic's blood sugar level is dangerously high. Instead, the meters turn off.
Federal regulators are pressing the Supreme Court to stop big pharmaceutical corporations from paying generic drug competitors to delay releasing their cheaper versions of brand-name drugs. They argue these deals deny American consumers, usually for years, steep price declines that can top 90%.
Sartorius Stedim Biotech has entered into a global sales and development partnership with Aber Instruments. Aber is a highly specialized supplier of sensor technology that is used by the biopharmaceutical industry for in-line biomass measurement in cell cultivation and fermentation processes.
Link Technologies has launched a range of cyanine dye products to support the demand for fluorescent labeling in biological imaging and molecular diagnostics.
Zenalux Biomedical Inc. is now offering the Zenascope PC1, a biological tissue spectrometer that reliably, quickly and non-destructively measures biological tissue characteristics that reflect underlying function and composition.
Researchers believe they have found exactly how Kalydeco, the first drug to treat the underlying cause of cystic fibrosis, works and how to improve its effectiveness in the future. A key regulatory process in a defective protein could change the way scientists approach the lethal genetic disease.
Reprints Desk Inc. has launched its really simple syndication (RSS) feed import functionality inside Bibliogo. The new functionality was created specifically to accommodate the needs of professionals who are seeking an alternative to Google Reader feed reader after the announcement that Google will be powering down the service in July 2013.
Janssen Pharmaceutica Inc., a Johnson & Johnson subsidiary, says South Carolina's high court should overturn a multi-million-dollar penalty over deceptive drug marketing, in part because no one in the state was hurt. Prosecutors say the ruling and penalties should stand.
Scientists have developed a computer model of a protein that helps cells interact with their surroundings. Like its biological counterpart, the virtual integrin snippet responds to changes in energy and other stimuli just as integrins do in real life. The result is a new way to explore how the protein connects a cell’s inner and outer environments.
The Agilent 5977A Series GC/MSD enjoys all the benefits of the 7890B GC and features a redesigned inert MS ion source that enhances performance with highly efficient ion collection.
Biotage's updated version of its Isolera Spektra software uses TLC data from 2 to 10 different TLC runs to estimate where the individual sample components will elute, the percentage of strong solvent required, and which cartridge is best capable of purifying the amount of sample to be purified.
Targeting the ever-growing requirement for higher sample throughput the latest generation Univo DC480 electric decapper from Micronic enables labs tasked with opening multiple sample storage tubes to achieve significant productivity gains.
Scientists have characterized how the functionality of genetically engineered T cells administered therapeutically to patients with melanoma changed over time. The data highlight the need for new strategies to sustain antitumor T cell functionality to increase the effectiveness of this immunotherapeutic approach.