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New gene expression signature assay can enhance lymphoma management

  • Posted on: 17 October 2017
  • By: PharmaTutor News

Diffuse large B-cell lymphoma (DLBCL) is an aggressive cancer and the most frequently diagnosed non-Hodgkin lymphoma worldwide (nearly 40% of cases). Recent advancements indicate that both the prognosis and choice of treatment of DLBCL may depend on identifying its molecular subtype. In a report in the Journal of Molecular Diagnostics, researchers describe their development of a reliable, accessible, rapid, and cost-effective new gene expression signature assay that can enhance lymphoma management by helping to match tumors with the appropriate targeted therapy.


CRO Quality Benchmarking for Phase IV Service Providers : Research and Markets

  • Posted on: 17 October 2017
  • By: PharmaTutor News

ISR's CRO Quality Benchmarking - Phase IV Service Providers (9th Edition) report provides pharmaceutical sponsors and service providers a Consumer Reports-style analysis of CRO quality. Respondents supplied performance ratings based on their experiences with 24 Phase IV CROs, making this report the most comprehensive assessment of CRO service quality in the industry.


Takeda's Brigatinib found effective in Non-Small Cell Lung Cancer

  • Posted on: 17 October 2017
  • By: PharmaTutor News

Takeda Pharmaceutical Company Limited announced that data from the pivotal Phase 2 ALTA (ALK in Lung Cancer Trial of AP26113) clinical trial evaluating ALUNBRIGTM (brigatinib) in patients with locally advanced or metastatic anaplastic lymphoma kinase-positive (ALK+) non-small cell lung cancer (NSCLC) who have progressed on crizotinib will be presented in an oral session at the International Association for the Study of Lung Cancer (IASLC) 18th World Conference on Lung Cancer (WCLC) on Monday, October 16, 4:30 p.m.- 4:40 p.m. JST. The presentation will share updated safety and efficacy data from the trial as of February 21, 2017, which continue to support previously reported clinical results.


Savolitinib exert positive clinical results for EGFR Mutation-positive Lung Cancer

  • Posted on: 17 October 2017
  • By: PharmaTutor News

AstraZeneca and its partner Chi-Med presented preliminary safety and clinical activity of savolitinib when given in combination with either Tagrisso (osimertinib) or Iressa (gefitinib) in two Phase Ib trials conducted in patients with epidermal growth factor receptor (EGFR) mutation-positive non-small cell lung cancer (NSCLC) with MET-amplification who had progressed following 1st-line treatment with an EGFR inhibitor.1,2 In both trials, the addition of savolitinib (600mg, once daily), an investigational selective inhibitor of c-MET (mesenchymal epithelial transition factor) receptor tyrosine kinase, to osimertinib (80mg, once daily) or gefitinib (250mg, once daily) demonstrated preliminary anti-tumour activity. The data were shared in two oral presentations at the International Association for the Study of Lung Cancer 18th World Conference on Lung Cancer (WCLC) in Yokohama, Japan, 15-18 October 2017.


USFDA receive sBLA application for Prolia® (denosumab)

  • Posted on: 14 October 2017
  • By: PharmaTutor News

Amgen announced that the U.S. Food and Drug Administration (FDA) has accepted for review the supplemental Biologics License Application (sBLA) for Prolia® (denosumab) for the treatment of patients with glucocorticoid-induced osteoporosis (GIOP). The sBLA, which was submitted on July 28, 2017, is based on a Phase 3 study evaluating Prolia compared with risedronate in patients receiving glucocorticoid treatment. The FDA has set a Prescription Drug User Fee Act (PDUFA) action date of May 28, 2018.


Sun Pharma increases it's shareholding Ranbaxy Malaysia

  • Posted on: 13 October 2017
  • By: PharmaTutor News

One of the wholly owned subsidiaries of the Sun Pharma has agreed to increase its shareholding in Ranbaxy Malaysia Sdn Bhd, Malaysia, by way of purchase of 666,985 shares of face value of MYR 1.00 each (equivalent to 8.3%) of Ranbaxy Malaysia Sdn Bhd.

Ranbaxy Malaysia Sdn Bhd., is a subsidiary of the Company, and the total shareholding of Sun Pharmaceutical Industries Ltd., alongwith its wholly owned subsidiary is 71.2%, prior to this proposed purchase of shares


Zosano Pharma Shows positive clinical research result for the Acute Treatment of Migraine in Cephalalgia

  • Posted on: 13 October 2017
  • By: PharmaTutor News

Zosano Pharma Corp a clinical stage biopharmaceutical company focused on providing rapid systemic administration of therapeutics to subjects using its proprietary Adhesive Dermally-Applied Microarray (“ADAM”) technology, announced that Cephalalgia had published the Company’s positive results from our pivotal, multi-center, double blind, placebo controlled, trial demonstrating efficacy and safety of M207, our formulation of zolmitriptan using our ADAM technology.


FDA identified deficiencies in testosterone drug of Antares Pharma

  • Posted on: 13 October 2017
  • By: PharmaTutor News

Antares Pharma, Inc. announced that, the Company received a letter from the U.S. Food and Drug Administration (FDA) stating that, as part of their ongoing review of the Company’s New Drug Application (NDA) for XYOSTED™ (testosterone enanthate) injection, they have identified deficiencies that preclude the continuation of the discussion of labeling and postmarketing requirements/commitments at this time.


USFDA Issues Complete Response Letter for Proposed Biosimilar Pegfilgrastim

  • Posted on: 11 October 2017
  • By: PharmaTutor News

The U.S. Food and Drug Administration has issued a Complete Response Letter (CRL) for Mylan´s Biologics License Application (BLA) for MYL-1401H, a proposed biosimilar pegfilgrastim. This product is a part of the biosimilars portfolio being developed jointly by Biocon and Mylan.


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