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Articles by Adeline Siew, PhD

Shire to Acquire SARcode for $160 Million

Mar 27, 2013

Shire has announced plans to acquire dry eye specialist SARcode Bioscience with the aim of expanding its ophthalmics portfolio. Under the terms of the agreement, Shire will pay $160 million upfront and SARcode shareholders will receive additional undisclosed payments upon achievement of certain clinical, regulatory and/or commercial milestones.

Xceleron and JCL Bioassay Partner in Early-Stage Clinical Investigations

Mar 20, 2013

Xceleron and JCL Bioassay have entered into a partnership that will offer drug developers access to a range of sensitive and robust analytical platforms for early clinical development across Asia, Europe, and North America.

Jetrea Granted EU Approval for Vitreomacular Traction

Mar 19, 2013

ThromboGenics' eye drug, Jetrea (ocriplasmin) has been approved in the EU for the treatment of vitreomacular traction (VMT), including when associated with macular hole of diameter less than or equal to 400 microns.

First Biologic Approved in the EU for Gouty Arthritis

Mar 6, 2013

Ilaris (canakinumab), a selective, fully human, monoclonal antibody that inhibits interleukin-1 beta (IL-1 beta), has been approved in the EU for symptomatic pain relief in patients suffering from gouty arthritis whose condition cannot be managed with current treatments.

Roche and BioLamina Collaborate on Novel Cell Culture Systems

Mar 6, 2013

Roche and BioLamina have entered into a research and development agreement to jointly develop new cell culture systems for various applications, including stem cell research. The collaboration will assess laminin-based in-vitro cell culture matrices that can offer physiological microenvironments for living cells.

AstraZeneca's Crestor Patents Ruled Invalid in Australia

Mar 6, 2013

AstraZeneca's three patents protecting Crestor (rosuvastatin) have been ruled invalid by the Federal Court of Australia.

Nanoparticles:Facilitating Targeted Drug Delivery in Cancer Therapy

Engineering nanoparticles with optimal properties for use in cancer therapies.
Mar 2, 2013

Engineering nanoparticles with optimal properties for use in cancer therapies.

Tackling Common Problems in Tableting and Tooling

The tableting science anti-research (TSAR) project seeks to understand why certain formulations stick to tablet tooling.
Mar 1, 2013

The tableting science anti-research (TSAR) project seeks to understand why certain formulations stick to tablet tooling.

Advancing Polymers for Solubility Enhancement

Pharmaceutical Technology brought together a panel of industry experts for a special forum to discuss solubilizing polymers and the related formulation strategies for poorly soluble drugs.
Mar 1, 2013

Pharmaceutical Technology brought together a panel of industry experts for a special forum to discuss solubilizing polymers and the related formulation strategies for poorly soluble drugs.

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