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Roche/Genentech Win FDA Approval for Antibody-Drug Conjugate
By Amy Ritter
FDA approved Roche?s antibody-drug conjugate, Kadcyla (trastuzumab emtansine or T-DM1), for the treatment of people with HER2-positive metastatic breast cancer.
Affymax and Takeda Recall All Lots of OMONTYS (peginesatide) Injection
By Rita Peters
Affymax Inc. and Takeda Pharmaceutical Company Limited have decided to voluntarily recall all lots of OMONTYS (peginesatide) Injection to the user level as a result of new postmarketing reports regarding serious hypersensitivity reactions.
Report Explores Future of Opioid Abuse-Resistant Formulations
By Jennifer Markarian
A GBI Research report says the opioid market will be driven by development of new products and post-marketing studies designed to reduce abuse risk.
Merck and Samsung Bioepis Form Biosimilars Development and Commercialization Agreement
By Christopher Allen
Merck and Samsung Bioepis have formed an agreement to develop and commercialize multiple prespecified and undisclosed biosimilar candidates.
Ablynx and Spirogen Collaborate on Novel Toxin-Nanobody Drug Conjugates
By Adeline Siew, PhD
Belgium drug developer Ablynx and UK-based Spirogen have entered into a research collaboration to discover and develop novel anticancer drug conjugates combining Spirogen's proprietary cytotoxic drugs, pyrrolobenzodiazepines (PBDs), and the company's associated linker technology, with nanobodies generated using Ablynx's proprietary technology platform.
Industry Briefs: February 25, 2013
A roundup of additional company and people news from pharmaceutical and biopharmaceutical companies, their suppliers, and contract-service providers.

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