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Catalent Biologics Opens New Single-Use Biomanufacturing Facility in Madison

Apr 26, 2013

Catalent Pharma Solutions, a provider of drug and biologic development services, delivery technologies and supply solutions, has officially opened a new biomanufacturing center of excellence in Madison. The facility, which was constructed in response to customer demand, is expected to quadruple Catalent's current biologics manufacturing capacity and extensively utilise single-use technology for greater flexibility and efficiency. It will allow the company to extend its offerings in the biologics sector while enhancing the efficiency and output of its proprietary GPEx cell line engineering technology as well as other mammalian cell lines.

BioOutsource Opens New Facility in Cambridge, Massachusetts

Apr 24, 2013

BioOutsource, a contract testing services provider to the biopharmaceutical industry, has opened a new facility in Cambridge, Massachusetts. The facility marks the company's first North American offices, which were opened in response to increasing demand for the company's bioanalytical and biosafety services, particularly in the field of biologic and biosimilar characterisation.

Lundbeck Launches Selincro as First Alcohol Dependence Drug in Europe

Apr 24, 2013

Lundbeck has launched Selincro in Norway, Finland, Poland and the Baltic countries of Latvia, Lithuania and Estonia for the treatment of alcohol dependence in patients with high-risk drinking levels. According to Lundbeck, the launch marks the first introduction of a new treatment for alcohol dependence in Europe for more than a decade.

EMA Upgrades Database to Strengthen Supply Chain Security

Apr 23, 2013

EMA has upgraded its EudraGMP database to include information on GDP in addition to GMP. The new EudraGMDP database is a key deliverable of the Falsified Medicines Directive (FMD) that came into effect in January 2013. The aim is to increase supply chain security in the EU by making supervision of manufacturing and distribution of medicines more robust to ensure supplier compliance.

AstraZeneca Seals Cancer Nanomedicine Deal with BIND Therapeutics

Apr 23, 2013

AstraZeneca and BIND Therapeutics have formed a strategic collaboration to develop and commercialise BIND's Accurin, a targeted and programmable cancer nanomedicine, based on a molecularly targeted kinase inhibitor developed and owned by AstraZeneca.

Positive Phase III Results for Lilly's Dulaglutide in the Treatment of Type 2 Diabetes

Apr 18, 2013

Eli Lilly has announced positive top-line results for two of its Phase III trials, AWARD-2 and AWARD-4, which evaluated dulaglutide as a once-weekly treatment in patients with type 2 diabetes. Both trials met the primary efficacy endpoints, demonstrating non-inferiority of dulaglutide compared to insulin glargine, measured by a reduction of hemoglobin A1c (HbA1c) levels at the 1.5 mg dose level.

Oval's Innovative Autoinjector Enables Delivery of High-Viscosity Formulations

Apr 18, 2013

Oval Medical Technologies, an autoinjector company based in Cambridge, UK, reported that a variety of highly viscous solutions have been successfully delivered through a 25-gauge thin-wall needle, in less than 7 seconds, using its innovative autoinjector. The technology provides solutions to problems in the industry for drug containment and the end user.

Cipla Launches First Biosimilar of Etanercept in India for Rheumatic Disorders

Apr 18, 2013

Cipla has launched the first biosimilar of etanercept in India for the treatment of rheumatoid disorders. The product will be marketed under the brand name Etacept. The launch of Etacept marks Cipla's entry into the biologics market, offering a low-cost alternative to Pfizer and Amgen's rheumatic disorder blockbuster Enbrel in India.

Astellas and Ambrx Collaborate on Antibody Drug Conjugates for Oncology

Apr 8, 2013

Astellas and Ambrx have entered into a collaboration to discover and develop novel antibody drug conjugates (ADCs) for an undisclosed number of targets in oncology. ADCs enable targeted delivery of drugs to the target tissue.


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