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Pharma & Biotech Press Releases & News distributed via EuropaWire

Gasum biogas used in Post Nord’s biogas-powered vehicles for the delivery of Tamro medicines

(PRESS RELEASE) ESPOO, 26-Oct-2021 — /EuropaWire/ — Gasum, a Finnish state-owned energy company responsible for the import of the nation’s natural gas, has announced that its biogas is used in the Post Nord’s biogas-powered vehicles for the transportation of medicines … Read the full press release

New Desiccant Products at Medica 2021

(PRESS RELEASE) BUCKINGHAMSHIRE, UK, 26-Oct-2021 — /EuropaWire/ — This year, Baltimore Innovations will be unveiling a new range of Humidity Balancing desiccants at Medica 2021. These HUMI-BALANCE™ Sachets are ideal for applications where products need to be protected not only … Read the full press release

New cosmetic ingredient by Merck to help the skin maintain the integrity of the epidermis

New product specifically for the needs of aging skin Essential calcium improves overall skin integrity Halal-certified blend of 100% of plant and mineral origin serves sustainable market trends (PRESS RELEASE) DARMSTADT, 11-Oct-2021 — /EuropaWire/ — Merck (ETR: MRK), a German … Read the full press release

AL Amyloidosis: Alexion, AstraZeneca Rare Disease, takes over Caelum Biosciences, Inc.

(PRESS RELEASE) CAMBRIDGE, 29-Sep-2021 — /EuropaWire/ — AstraZeneca (LON: AZN), a British-Swedish multinational pharmaceutical and biotechnology company, has announced its rare diseases arm Alexion has exercised its option to acquire all remaining equity in Caelum Biosciences, Inc., a Clinical Stage … Read the full press release

Significant improvement in increasing Time In Range and reducing hypoglycemia among people equipped with Diabeloop DBLG1

EASD 2021 – Diabeloop, a pioneer in therapeutic artificial intelligence for diabetes management, is presenting new real-world data(1) of its Automated Insulin Delivery system, DBLG1. The personalized device fine-tunes insulin delivery using a state-of-the-art algorithm. Thousands of European patients have … Read the full press release

AstraZeneca: Exciting ROpel Phase III trial results demonstrate the potential for Lynparza with abiraterone to become a new 1st-line option for patients with metastatic castration-resistant prostate cancer

(PRESS RELEASE) CAMBRIDGE, 24-Sep-2021 — /EuropaWire/ — AstraZeneca (LSE/STO/Nasdaq: AZN), a British–Swedish multinational pharmaceutical and biopharmaceutical company, has announced positive high-level results from the PROpel Phase III trial showed AstraZeneca and MSD’s Lynparza (olaparib) in combination with abiraterone demonstrated a … Read the full press release

Spinal muscular atrophy: New data for Evrysdi will be presented by Roche at the World Muscle Society (WMS) Virtual Congress 20 – 24 September 2021

New data show pre-symptomatic babies with spinal muscular atrophy (SMA) treated with Evrysdi maintained the ability to swallow Evrysdi has demonstrated consistent clinically meaningful efficacy in adults, children, and babies two months and older and is now approved in 58 countries worldwide Further … Read the full press release

NIHR funded project that involves Universities of East Anglia, Leicester and Liverpool to help reduce the number of cases of flu in care homes

(PRESS RELEASE) LIVERPOOL, 21-Sep-2021 — /EuropaWire/ — University of Liverpool, one of the six original ‘red brick’ civic universities, has announced that its researchers are part of a new project to increase the number of care home staff that take … Read the full press release

Sanofi to add Rezurock™ to its transplant portfolio with the acquisition of Kadmon Holdings, Inc.

Adds Rezurock™ (belumosudil) an FDA-approved, first-in-class treatment for adult and pediatric patients 12 years and older with chronic graft-versus-host disease (cGVHD) after failure of at least two prior lines of systemic therapy (PRESS RELEASE) PARIS, 8-Sep-2021 — /EuropaWire/ — Sanofi … Read the full press release

AstraZeneca, EU agree to end legal proceedings over the delivery of the COVID-19 vaccine Vaxzevria

(PRESS RELEASE) CAMBRIDGE, 3-Sep-2021 — /EuropaWire/ — AstraZeneca (LSE/STO/Nasdaq: AZN), a British–Swedish multinational pharmaceutical and biopharmaceutical company, has announced an agreement between the Company and the European Commission has been reached that puts an end of the legal proceedings over … Read the full press release

Investor AB to accept Agnafit Bidco’s public offer for the shares in Swedish Orphan Biovitrum AB

(PRESS RELEASE) STOCKHOLM, 2-Sep-2021 — /EuropaWire/ — Investor AB (STO: INVE-B), a Swedish investment and holding company founded in 1916, has announced its support for the Agnafit Bidco¹’s bid for Sobi (Swedish Orphan Biovitrum AB). The company has undertaken to … Read the full press release

BASF’s Care Creations® unveils new ingredient based on the organic-certified marine algae fucus vesiculosus that improves eye contour appearance

Seanactiv™ harnesses the power of fucus vesiculosus fucoidan to limit visible signs of aging and fatigue around the eyes New ingredient helps reduce the appearance of dark circles, crow’s feet wrinkles and under-eye dullness within just one week of application Three-step action … Read the full press release

Savills: European office space demand shifts away from the tech sector; advanced manufacturing and pharmaceutical sectors step in

(PRESS RELEASE) LONDON, 19-Aug-2021 — /EuropaWire/ — Savills (LON: SVS), one of the world’s leading property advisors, has released its latest research on the European office space market. According to the study there has been a shift in demand for … Read the full press release

Nutreco, Aqua-Spark and PFR Life Science invest EUR 21 million in Proteon Pharmaceuticals to accelerate the reduction of antibiotics used in aquaculture and livestock farming

(PRESS RELEASE) AMERSFOORT, 10-Aug-2021 — /EuropaWire/ — Nutreco, leading company in the field of animal nutrition and aquafeed, has announced it is leading a EUR 21 million financing round together with Aqua-Spark and PFR Life Science, a portfolio company of … Read the full press release

Lundbeck, Rgenta Therapeutics partner over discovery of small molecules targeting RNA regulation and splicing of disease-causing genes

(PRESS RELEASE) VALBY, 4-Aug-2021 — /EuropaWire/ — Lundbeck (CPH: LUN), a Danish international pharmaceutical company, has announced it will partner with Rgenta Therapeutics, Cambridge, MA-based developer of oral, small-molecule RNA-targeting medicines with an initial focus on oncology, to discover small … Read the full press release

Roche on Tecentriq’s US FDA Priority Review grant: New treatment options are urgently needed in early-stage non-small cell lung cancer

Application is being reviewed under the US FDA’s Real-Time Oncology Review pilot programme Based on results of the Phase III IMpower010 study, presented at ASCO, that showed adjuvant Tecentriq improved disease-free survival by more than one-third in PD-L1-positive early-stage lung cancer, compared with … Read the full press release

Evonik to acquire company for innovative biomaterials for medical device technologies

Nanostructured biomaterial for wound dressings and dermatology to be integrated into Health Care business Evonik Venture Capital’s early investment in 2015 pays off Evonik aims to more than double the share of system solutions in Nutrition & Care by 2030 … Read the full press release

Prof. Dr. Dominik Ruettinger to lead Research and Early Development for Oncology at Bayer’s Pharmaceuticals Division

(PRESS RELEASE) BERLIN, 26-Jul-2021 — /EuropaWire/ — Bayer, a global enterprise with core competencies in the life science fields of health care and nutrition, has announced that Prof. Dr. Dominik Ruettinger has been appointed as the new Head of Research … Read the full press release

Kuehne+Nagel’s subsidiary QuickSTAT opens new control tower in Singapore for time-critical clinical trial logistics

(PRESS RELEASE) SINGAPORE, 22-Jul-2021 — /EuropaWire/ — Kuehne+Nagel, one of the world’s leading logistics companies, has announced that its subsidiary QuickSTAT has opened a new control tower and conditioning facility in Singapore. The investment is part of Kuehne+Nagel and QuickSTAT’s … Read the full press release

Drugs for Neglected Diseases initiative: first all-oral treatment for Human African trypanosomiasis (sleeping sickness) gets US Food and Drug Administration (FDA) approval

(PRESS RELEASE) PARIS, 20-Jul-2021 — /EuropaWire/ — Sanofi (EPA: SAN), a global biopharmaceutical company focused on human health, has announced fexinidazole approval by the US Food and Drug Administration (FDA) as the first all-oral treatment for both stages of the … Read the full press release

Merck and Inbrain Neuroelectronics to collaborate on next generation of graphene-based bioelectronic therapies for targeted treatment of chronic diseases

Innovation Center project of Merck aims to develop smart neurostimulators for targeted treatment of chronic diseases Second collaboration within the Bioelectronics innovation field of Merck focuses on increasing the selectivity and power efficiency of the device to enable energy intensive … Read the full press release

Cure for prostate cancer on the horizon

(PRESS RELEASE) FREIBURG, Germany, 1-Jul-2021 — /EuropaWire/ — Prostate cancer is the second most common cancer. According to the American Cancer Association, 1 in every 8 men will be diagnosed with it in their lifetime. In 2018 around 1.2 million … Read the full press release

BASF obtains crucial standards for food and feed industry for its crude glycerin production at the Dusseldorf-Holthausen site

Important standards for the food and feed industry Quality, traceability and safety along the complete production chain (PRESS RELEASE) LUDWIGSHAFEN, 14-Jun-2021 — /EuropaWire/ — German multinational chemical company BASF announces that it has obtained GMP+ and ISO 22000 certifications for … Read the full press release

De zelflerende algoritme DBLG1®: eenvoudig te gebruiken voor een optimale en gepersonaliseerde behandeling van diabetes type 1

(PRESS RELEASE) PARIJS, 2-Jun-2021 — /EuropaWire/ — Vanaf het begin heeft Diabeloop innovatieve systemen ontwikkeld om de behandeling van diabetes type 1 te automatiseren en te personaliseren, waarbij altijd rekening wordt gehouden met de optiek van de patiënt. Het Franse … Read the full press release

European Society of Cardiology to hold annual EuroCMR congress on 6 to 8 May online

(PRESS RELEASE) SOPHIA ANTIPOLIS CEDEX, France, 12-Apr-2021 — /EuropaWire/ — EuroCMR 2021 will highlight how magnetic resonance imaging (MRI) of the heart helps physicians pinpoint diagnoses and tailor treatment. EuroCMR 2021 will take place on 6 to 8 May online. … Read the full press release

Sanofi launches more impactful Corporate Social Responsibility (CSR) strategy

Accelerating projects on access to medicines, support for vulnerable communities, environmental conservation, and diversity and inclusion Creation of Sanofi Global Health, global nonprofit unit to provide 40 of the world’s poorest countries access to 30 essential medicines (PRESS RELEASE) PARIS, 7-Apr-2021 — … Read the full press release

Largest Supply Chain for Face masks, FFP2, FFP3 and cloth masks

Creative Concepts Manufacturing Group Unveils its innovative 5-Layer Nano-PTFE Filtering Technology Reusable and Washable Cloth Mask for everyday civilians – AirGuard™ Face Mask (PRESS RELEASE) BOLOGNA, 31-Mar-2021 — /EuropaWire/ — Creative Concepts Manufacturing Group announces campaign launch of their new … Read the full press release

Novartis welcomes new Chief Legal Officer Karen L. Hale

(PRESS RELEASE) BASEL, 22-Mar-2021 — /EuropaWire/ — Swiss multinational pharmaceutical Novartis appoints Karen L. Hale as Chief Legal Officer. She succeeds Shannon Klinger. Karen will be based in Basel, Switzerland and will join the Executive Committee of Novartis (ECN) and … Read the full press release

Covestro’s new polycarbonates supports the advancement of drug delivery devices and surgical instruments

(PRESS RELEASE) LEVERKUSEN, 16-Mar-2021 — /EuropaWire/ — Covestro announces new polycarbonates for development of drug delivery devices and surgical instruments. Covestro offers two new families of the polycarbonate Makrolon®: improved low-friction types and maximum strength glass-filled products. The latter are also … Read the full press release

FB Vision and Bausch+Lomb enter into multi-country commercial agreement to commercialize Ozodrop™ Eye Drops

(PRESS RELEASE) SAN BENEDETTO DEL TRONTO, Italy, 15-Mar-2021 — /EuropaWire/ — FB Vision, an Italian joint stock company specialized in ophthalmics, announced a partnership with Bausch + Lomb, a leading global eye health business of Bausch Health Companies Inc., to … Read the full press release