The tremendous pressures on pharmaceutical company pipelines are always in the news. Constant reorganizations and acquisitions of late-stage clinical candidates or of entire companies are seen as a major solution going forward.
When a tablet of medicine is taken, the active molecules get absorbed into the bloodstream through the gut and make their way around the body, including to the cells in which they are intended to act; however, it's important they don't stay in the body forever.
New results from a large study show that treating liver tumors with higher doses of Y-90 than previously tried is safe, provides results when chemotherapies have failed, preserves the patient's quality of life, and can be done on an outpatient basis.
To generate energy, cells have multiple enzymatic pathways for producing NADH, which can then be converted to ATP and other useful forms of energy. Scientists have developed new redox dye chemistries that yield a purple color as cells generate NADH.
Vertex Pharmaceuticals Inc. said that its potential cystic fibrosis drug improved lung function in a key late-stage study. The company said VX-770 prompted a 12.5 percent improvement in lung function in the study.
The Supreme Court says hospitals and clinics that serve the poor cannot sue prescription drug manufacturers over allegations that the companies charged too much for their medicines.
GenePORTER Gold from AMSBIO is a new highly efficient and reproducible lipid-based reagent for effective transfection of a wide variety of cell lines.
ITT Corporation announced that its SI Analytics brand has launched the TitroLine titrator series for advanced titration and dosing applications.
Over the last years, two teams of researchers have steadily built a model of how a powerful DNA repair complex works. Now, their latest discovery provides revolutionary insights into the way the molecular motor inside the complex functions.
Alpha viruses, such as Sindbis virus, carry their genetic information on a single strand of RNA. On infection they use a protein, replicase, to produce double stranded RNA (dsRNA) which is used as genetic material to make more viruses.
Johnson & Johnson's Ethicon unit is recalling a group of medical drainage products because of concerns about the sterility of the products. Ethicon said it received customer complaints that the sterile barrier in the product packaging was compromised.
BioFocus and Almac have initiated a collaboration which will provide BioFocus customers with compound screening and profiling services using Almac’s FLEXYTETM fluorescence lifetime assays.
Drug development contractor PPD Inc. said that three people would stand for election to its board of directors at its annual meeting on May 18. The three are Vaughn D. Bryson, Robert A. Ingram and Dr. Ralph Snyderman.
A U.S. District Court upheld one of the patent's supporting Cephalon Inc.'s drug Fentora, preventing competitor Watson Pharmaceuticals Inc. from selling a generic version of the powerful painkiller.
The Food and Drug Administration has approved a breakthrough cancer medication from Bristol-Myers Squibb Co. that researchers have heralded as the first drug shown to prolong the lives of patients with advanced skin cancer.