Keryx Biopharmaceuticals Inc. said that its experimental cancer drug perifosine received orphan drug status as a treatment for neuroblastoma, a cancer that affects the nervous system and mostly strikes young children.
An experimental diet pill helped about half the people who tried it lose some weight and keep it off a year later, without the heart problems that some earlier drugs caused, a study found.
Novartis will pay up to $152.5 million to potentially thousands of women after a jury found it discriminated against them by paying them less than men, the pharmaceutical company and plaintiffs' lawyers announced Wednesday after a deal was struck.
GlaxoSmithKline's drug Avandia should stay on the market, federal health experts voted, but the controversial diabetes pill should be subject to new restrictions due to risky heart side effects.
FLEXYTE protease assays harness the power and potential of fluorescence lifetime technology for robust, efficient and economical screening of proteases.
DRAQ7 from Biostatus Ltd. is a live cell-impermeant far-red fluorescing DNA dye with the same spectral properties that already made DRAQ5 a reagent of choice.
The search for new drug compounds is probably worse than looking for a needle in a haystack because scientists are limited in the size of the haystacks they can rummage through—time and money make it virtually impossible to screen or search through super-large libraries of potential compounds.
With its wide linear range, combined static and dynamic combustion technology and horizontal furnace design allowing for removal of residues between runs, the Exeter Analytical CE-440 CHN/O/S elemental analyzer is uniquely capable of accurately analyzing the widest range of sample types - quickly, easily and reliably.
Simcyp Limited announced that it has released the latest version of its flagship simulator, further enhancing its position in modeling and simulation of drug-drug interactions (DDIs) in virtual populations.
Zinsser-Analytic and Thales Nano have teamed up to develop a highly flexible automated synthesizer which combines many functions on one platform.
InQ Biosciences announced its plans to launch the InQTM Cell Research System, a fully integrated system that creates a high fidelity in vivo environment for studying stem cells, plus nerve, brain, and other mammalian cells for disease research.
The Automation Partnership (TAP) announced it has begun installations of its CompacT SelecT Advanced Plating Module, an alternative to the CompacT SelecT system which increase the flexibility of the plating system and enable researchers to produce consistent, high quality cell plates, ready for use in transport assays.
A new free, white paper that guides medical device manufacturers in the complicated process of applying new U.S. Food and Drug Administration (FDA) regulations to combination products embedded with pharmaceutical or biologic components is now available.
Sanofi-Aventis and Novalar Pharmaceuticals, Inc. announced that the Marketing Authorization Application for OraVerse has been accepted for review by the regulatory agencies of the United Kingdom, Germany, Italy, France and Spain.
Pain and depression associated with cancer can be debilitating, but symptoms are often unrecognized and undertreated. These can be significantly reduced through centralized telephone-based care management coupled with automated symptom monitoring.