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Sun Pharma, Technion to develop new class of oncology drugs By PBR Staff Writer
India-based Sun Pharmaceutical Industries and Israel's Technion University have entered into an exclusive worldwide research and license agreement for the development of new class of oncology drugs.
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Reata gets FDA orphan drug status for bardoxolone methyl to treat PAH By PBR Staff Writer
Reata Pharmaceuticals, a US-based developer of breakthrough medicines, has secured orphan drug designation from the FDA Office of Orphan Products Development (OOPD) for bardoxolone methyl to treat pulmonary arterial hypertension (PAH).
Drug Research > Drug Discovery & Development > News US FDA modifies partial clinical hold on Tekmira's TKM-Ebola IND application By PBR Staff Writer
The US Food and Drug Administration (FDA) has notified Tekmira Pharmaceuticals that the partial clinical hold on its investigational new drug (IND) application for TKM-Ebola, an anti-Ebola virus RNAi therapeutic, has been modified to permit repeat dosing of healthy volunteers at a dose of 0.24 mg/kg/day.
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US FDA modifies partial clinical hold on Tekmira's TKM-Ebola IND application
By PBR Staff Writer
The US Food and Drug Administration (FDA) has notified Tekmira Pharmaceuticals that the partial clinical hold on its investigational new drug (IND) application for TKM-Ebola, an anti-Ebola virus RNAi therapeutic, has been modified to permit repeat dosing of healthy volunteers at a dose of 0.24 mg/kg/day.
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Eisai, Genomics to analyse large-scale genotype data to inform drug development
By PBR Staff Writer
Japanese pharmaceutical firm Eisai and UK-based genome analytics firm Genomics have entered into collaboration agreement to use the latter’s statistical in analyses of large-scale genotype/phenotype data to inform Eisai’s drug development.
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Bristol-Myers, uniQure enter cardiovascular gene therapy deal
By PBR Staff Writer
Bristol-Myers Squibb (BMS) and Netherlands-based uniQure have entered into exclusive strategic collaboration to develop gene therapies for cardiovascular diseases.
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BIND extends deal with Pfizer to develop and commercialize multiple Accurins
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Us-based BIND Therapeutics has extended the terms of its global collaboration with Pfizer to create Accurins that optimize the therapeutic potential of two molecularly targeted oncology drugs in Pfizer’s pipeline.
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Schrödinger, Sanofi sign $120m drug discovery deal
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US-based computational drug designer Schrödinger has entered into a multi-year early drug discovery collaboration with Sanofi in which Schrödinger will offer target analysis and validation to lead identification and lead optimization for as many as ten drug discovery programs.
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Astellas, MD Anderson to develop new drugs to treat AML
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Japan-based Astellas Pharma and the University of Texas MD Anderson Cancer Center have signed an option agreement to research and develop a new monoclonal antibody drug to treat patients with acute myeloid leukemia (AML).
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Intrexon, Merck ink deal to develop and commercialize CAR-T cancer therapy
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US-based Intrexon and Merck Serono have entered into an exclusive strategic collaboration and license agreement to develop and commercialize Chimeric Antigen Receptor T-cell (CAR-T) cancer therapies.
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Horizon to buy Hyperion Therapeutics for $1.1bn
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Irish pharmaceutical firm Horizon Pharma has entered into an agreement to acquire all of the issued and outstanding shares of US-based Hyperion Therapeutics for about $1.1bn.
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Zogenix begins dosing in Phase Ib Relday multi-dose clinical trial to treat schizophrenia
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US-based pharmaceutical firm Zogenix has started dosing patients in its multi-dose Phase Ib clinical trial of Relday, a proprietary, long-acting, subcutaneously injected formulation of risperidone being investigated to treat schizophrenia.
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