InterMune, Inc. announced that the European Commission has granted marketing authorization for Esbriet. Esbriet is indicated in adults for the treatment of mild to moderate idiopathic pulmonary fibrosis.
Infinity Pharmaceuticals, Inc. announced the initiation of a randomized, double-blind Phase 2 clinical trial to evaluate the safety and efficacy of IPI-926 compared to placebo in patients with metastatic or locally advanced, inoperable chondrosarcoma.
Amylin Pharmaceuticals, Inc., Eli Lilly and Company, and Alkermes, Inc. announced top-line results from DURATION-6, a head-to-head study designed to compare weekly BYDUREON, an investigational type 2 diabetes therapy, to daily Victoza.
The VS800 virtual slide system from Olympus allows researchers to scan and review microscope slides in just minutes. The self-contained, eyepiece-free system offers customized proprietary Olympus optics for the highest quality scans.
PBL InterferonSource has launched the VeriPlex Human Interferon Multiplex ELISA kit, which allows simultaneous quantifying of Human Type I, II, and III interferons as well as related pro-inflammatory cytokines from a single biological sample.
VaxInnate Corporation announced that it has been awarded a contract by the Biomedical Advanced Research and Development Authority worth up to $196 million to fund the development of recombinant seasonal and pandemic flu vaccines.
ACT Biotech, Inc. has filed a special protocol assessment with the U.S. Food and Drug Administration related to a randomized Phase 3 trial of telatinib in combination with chemotherapy for the first-line treatment of patients with advanced stomach cancer.
Recent research suggests vitamin D may be able to stop or prevent cancer. Now, a new study finds an enzyme that plays a role in metabolizing vitamin D can predict lung cancer survival.
Researchers have shown that medicine designed at nanoscale offers unprecedented opportunities for targeted treatment of serious diseases such as cancer. However, research also shows that the body's immune system plays a part in the drug delivery process.
Merck KGaA has received a complete response letter from the U.S. Food and Drug Administration on the new drug application for Cladribine Tablets, its investigational oral formulation of cladribine, a therapy for relapsing-remitting multiple sclerosis.
The U.S. Food and Drug Administration approved Edarbi tablets to treat high blood pressure in adults. Data from clinical studies showed Edarbi to be more effective in lowering 24-hour blood pressure compared with two other FDA-approved hypertension drugs.
The drugmaker Bristol-Myers Squibb Co. said that Elliott Sigal he been elected to its board of directors. Sigal, 59, is the company's chief scientific officer and the president of its research and development unit.
More than 2,000 HIV-positive people from India and other Asian nations marched in New Delhi to demand the Indian government reject provisions on pharmaceuticals in the India-European Union free trade agreement.
GTx Inc. said it is ending a development deal with drug maker Ipsen Ltd. over the bone drug toremifene. The drug is designed to reduce bone fractures in men who have prostate cancer and are being treated with androgen deprivation therapy.
Mylan Inc. said that it asked the Food and Drug Administration to approve a generic version of Noven Pharmaceuticals Inc.'s Vivelle-Dot estrogen patch, prompting patent lawsuits.