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Pharma & Biotech Press Releases & News distributed via EuropaWire

Four-year results from EU RCT validate the long-term safety profile of Philips’ Stellarex low-dose Drug-Coated Balloon

(PRESS RELEASE) AMSTERDAM, 26-Jun-2020 — /EuropaWire/ — The global leader in health technology Royal Philips (NYSE: PHG, AEX: PHIA) has announced the four-year results from the ILLUMENATE European Randomized Controlled Trial (EU RCT). New data from the EU RCT reconfirms … Read the full press release

Roche unveils automated digital pathology algorithm to aid non-small cell lung cancer diagnosis

uPath PD-L1 (SP263) image analysis uses automated pre-computing and one-click scoring to enable quicker and accurate detection and measurement of tumour cell staining positivity Roche advances personalised healthcare with development of image analysis algorithms using artificial intelligence Faster, more accurate … Read the full press release

Ireland-based PrecisionBiotics Group now part of Novozymes

(PRESS RELEASE) COPENHAGEN, 25-Jun-2020 — /EuropaWire/ — Biotechnology company Novozymes announces its acquisition of PrecisionBiotics Group Limited. The acquisition will advance Novozymes’ activities in the area of biological solutions for human oral and gut health. PrecisionBiotics Group, based in Cork, … Read the full press release

Co-op Health: Brits aged 55 and over more likely to move offline as retailers open across the UK

Brits aged 55 and over are least likely to continue using online services as often as they have during lockdown Study shows that 70% of UK adults prefer conducting their daily activities in person Despite this, health services such as … Read the full press release

Palette Life Sciences Announces European Distribution Expansion for Deflux® and Solesta® for More Than Twenty Countries Through Five Leading Distributors and Direct Sales Effort

(PRESS RELEASE) STOCKHOLM, SWEDEN / SANTA BARBARA, CALIF., USA, 15-Jun-2020 — /EuropaWire/ — Palette Life Sciences, a fully integrated global life sciences company dedicated to improving patient outcomes, today announced global distribution expansion for two of Palette’s products, Deflux and … Read the full press release

AstraZeneca: two trials show long-term efficacy and tolerability of Calquence (acalabrutinib) in chronic lymphocytic leukaemia

ACE-CL-001 trial showed an overall response rate of 97% with a sustained safety profile for previously untreated patients after more than four years In pivotal ASCEND trial, 82% of patients with relapsed or refractory disease treated with Calquence remained progression … Read the full press release

New data from AstraZeneca’s renal medicines will be presented at the 57th European Renal Association – European Dialysis and Transplant Association (ERA-EDTA) Virtual Congress

(PRESS RELEASE) CAMBRIDGE, 5-Jun-2020 — /EuropaWire/ — British-Swedish multinational pharmaceutical and biopharmaceutical company AstraZeneca announced it will present new data across continuum of care from its broad renal portfolio during the 57th virtual congress of the European Renal Association – … Read the full press release

Liver cancer: Roche’s Tecentriq in combination with Avastin approved by US FDA

Tecentriq in combination with Avastin is the first and only cancer immunotherapy regimen approved for the treatment of unresectable or metastatic hepatocellular carcinoma Tecentriq combination improved overall survival and progression-free survival compared to the previous standard of care Application approved … Read the full press release

SGS welcomes Edward R. Zartler, Ph.D as head of its biologics business across the United States

(PRESS RELEASE) GENEVA, 29-May-2020 — /EuropaWire/ — Leading bio/pharmaceutical analytical and bioanalytical contract solutions provider SGS announces the appointment of Edward R. Zartler, Ph.D as Director of Biopharmaceutical Services (USA). Edward, who joined SGS in May 2020, takes responsibility for … Read the full press release

Rare disease: Enhertu of AstraZeneca and Daiichi Sankyo now with Orphan Drug Designation in the US for treatment of gastric cancer

(PRESS RELEASE) CAMBRIDGE, 22-May-2020 — /EuropaWire/ — Enhertu, jointly developed by British-Swedish multinational pharmaceutical and biopharmaceutical company AstraZeneca and the second-largest pharmaceutical company in Japan Daiichi Sankyo (Daiichi Sankyo Company, Limited), has just been granted Orphan Drug Designation (ODD) in … Read the full press release

AstraZeneca expects to begin first deliveries of the University of Oxford’s vaccine in September 2020

The company received support of more than $1bn from the US Biomedical Advanced Research and Development Authority (BARDA) Broad and equitable supply of the vaccine throughout the world at no profit during the pandemic First agreements for at least 400 … Read the full press release

Fujirebio Europe: Atila Biosystems’ iAMP COVID-19 Detection Kit has just been CE marked

(PRESS RELEASE) GHENT, 12-May-2020 — /EuropaWire/ — Fujirebio Europe, part of Japanese in vitro diagnostics (IVD) testing leader Fujirebio, has just announced the product it distributes across Europe the iAMP® COVID-19 Detection kit from its partner Atila Biosystems, Inc. of … Read the full press release

DSM launches new high-quality DHA oil for maternal and early life nutrition solutions

(PRESS RELEASE) PARSIPPANY, NJ, USA, 11-May-2020 — /EuropaWire/ — Global science-based company active in Nutrition, Health and Sustainable Living, Royal DSM launches new, high-quality life’sDHA® SF55-O200DS oil for maternal and early life nutrition solutions. This ingredient contains a minimum of … Read the full press release

MEDIS medical imaging systems acquires Advanced Medical Imaging Development S.r.l. (AMID) and secures further investment from Van Herk Ventures

MEDIS medical imaging systems acquires Advanced Medical Imaging Development S.r.l. (AMID) and secures further investment from Van Herk Ventures

(PRESS RELEASE) LEIDEN, Netherlands, 11-May-2020 — /EuropaWire/ — MEDIS, a leading developer and supplier of software applications for image-based diagnosis and quantitative assessment of cardiovascular disease, today announced that it acquired Advanced Medical Imaging Development S.r.l. (AMID), a developer and … Read the full press release

University of Zurich researchers announce novel immunotherapy against leukaemia

The new immunotherapy will be tested in humans as soon as possible (PRESS RELEASE) ZURICH, 8-May-2020 — /EuropaWire/ — University of Zurich researchers have announced a study that is showing how hematopoietic stem cells from a healthy donor can help … Read the full press release

Kuehne + Nagel’s entire KN PharmaChain air network receives first in the industry IATA CEIV Pharma re-certification

First-in-the-industry full network IATA CEIV re-certification Confirmation of the highest quality and safety of KN PharmaChain (PRESS RELEASE) SCHINDELLEGI, 8-May-2020 — /EuropaWire/ — Global logistics provider Kuehne + Nagel has announced, toghether with IATA, that it has set a benchmark with first-in-the-industry … Read the full press release

ASCO20 Virtual Scientific Program: Roche to present new data from clinical trials of approved and investigational medicines across 21 cancer types

First clinical data from tiragolumab, Roche’s novel anti-TIGIT cancer immunotherapy, in combination with Tecentriq® (atezolizumab) in patients with PD-L1-positive metastatic non-small cell lung cancer (NSCLC) Updated overall survival data for Alecensa® (alectinib), in people living with anaplastic lymphoma kinase (ALK)-positive … Read the full press release

Triton Fund IV company, Bormioli Pharma successfully completes 100% acquisition of GCL Pharma

(PRESS RELEASE) PARMA, Italy, 16-Apr-2020 — /EuropaWire/ — Triton announces that Bormioli Pharma has successfully completed the acquisition of 100% of GCL Pharma. The Italian company based in Vasto (Chieti), previously part of Guala Closures Group, specializes in the production … Read the full press release

Alfa Laval introduces unique separator system for safer and more efficient biopharmaceutical processing

(PRESS RELEASE) LUND, 14-Apr-2020 — /EuropaWire/ — Alfa Laval announces the launch of a unique separator system, Alfa Laval CultureOne™, for single-use processing in the biopharmaceutical industry. With Alfa Laval CultureOne™ system the risk of cross-contamination is eliminated with the … Read the full press release

COVID-19: Sanofi increases production capacity of hydroxychloroquine; commits to donate 100 million doses

Sanofi to provide Plaquenil® (hydroxychloroquine) wherever possible, while securing appropriate supply levels for current approved indications; The company already increased its production capacity by 50% and is on track to further increase production over the coming months; Ongoing global clinical … Read the full press release

NWO announces Industrial Partnership Programme grant for research on better nutrition for our intestinal bacteria

(PRESS RELEASE) THE HAGUE, 2-Apr-2020 — /EuropaWire/ — A consortium led by Paul de Vos (University Medical Center Groningen) will undertake a research into better nutrition for our intestinal bacteria. The project is within the Industrial Partnership Programme (IPP). This … Read the full press release

Life Sciences & Health: First Venture Challenge under NWO ready to start

(PRESS RELEASE) THE HAGUE, 2-Apr-2020 — /EuropaWire/ — The first Venture Challenge organised under the NWO is formally ready to start with the teams selected and the tender procedure for the coaching has almost been completed. The Venture Challenge, developed … Read the full press release

Philips sponsors the European Society of Intensive Care Medicine’s upcoming COVID-19 marathon webinar

(PRESS RELEASE) AMSTERDAM, 27-Mar-2020 — /EuropaWire/ — Philips announces its support to the European Society of Intensive Care Medicine (ESICM)’s upcoming COVID-19 marathon webinar by sponsoring the event. The webinar is designed to strengthen the efforts of the international community … Read the full press release

COVID-19: 3D printed connector helps convert full-face snorkel mask into reusable face mask for healthcare workers

COVID-19: 3D printed connector helps convert full-face snorkel mask into reusable face mask for healthcare workers

(PRESS RELEASE) DELFT, The Netherlands, 27-Mar-2020 — /EuropaWire/ — The massive COVID-19 pandemic has resulted in worldwide shortage of personal protective materials for medical personnel around the world. In an effort to address this protective mask shortage, researchers at Delft’s … Read the full press release

Sanofi announces second collaboration as it strives to develop a novel COVID-19 vaccine candidate

(PRESS RELEASE) PARIS and LEXINGTON, MA, U.S.A, 27-Mar-2020 — /EuropaWire/ — Sanofi Pasteur collaborates with Translate Bio (NASDAQ: TBIO) to develop a novel mRNA vaccine for COVID-19. Both companies will jointly investigate multiple candidates with the goal of advancing an … Read the full press release

SGS unveils test method to identify nitrosamine impurities in drug products, raw materials and APIs

SGS unveils test method to identify nitrosamine impurities in drug products, raw materials and APIs

(PRESS RELEASE) GENEVA, 26-Mar-2020 — /EuropaWire/ — Inspection, verification, testing and certification company SGS announced it has developed a test method to identify nitrosamine impurities in drug products, raw materials and APIs. In 2018, the presence of the nitrosamine N-nitrosodimethylamine … Read the full press release

Hyperkalaemia: Japan’s Ministry of Health, Labour and Welfare has approved AstraZeneca’s Lokelma

Hyperkalaemia - Japan’s Ministry of Health, Labour and Welfare has approved AstraZeneca’s Lokelma

(PRESS RELEASE) CAMBRIDGE, 26-Mar-2020 — /EuropaWire/ — Science-led biopharmaceutical group AstraZeneca (LSE/STO/NYSE: AZN) has announced that its Lokelma (sodium zirconium cyclosilicate) is now approved in Japan. It is used for the treatment of patients with hyperkalaemia (elevated levels of potassium … Read the full press release

Pharmaceutical packaging solutions leader, Bormioli Pharma to further expand its product range with the acquisition of GCL Pharma

(PRESS RELEASE) PARMA, Italy, 19-Mar-2020 — /EuropaWire/ — Bormioli Pharma announces the issuance of a binding offer to acquire 100% of specialist in the production of plastic, rubber and aluminum closures for pharmaceutical applications, GCL Pharma. The aggregate purchase price … Read the full press release

DSM adds Human Milk Oligosaccharides (HMO) to its portfolio with the acquisition of Glycom

(PRESS RELEASE) HEERLEN, the Netherlands, 21-Feb-2020 — /EuropaWire/ — Royal DSM has reached agreement to acquire Glycom A/S (“Glycom”), the world’s leading supplier of Human Milk Oligosaccharides (HMO). The transaction, worth €765 million, represents an EV/EBITDA multiple of 20.6x based … Read the full press release

Montagu announces the acquisition of RTI Surgical Holdings’ OEM business

(PRESS RELEASE) LONDON, 13-Feb-2020 — /EuropaWire/ — Leading European private equity firm, Montagu Private Equity to acquire the OEM, sports and reconstructive surgery implants divisions of RTI Surgical Holdings. RTI’s OEM business has a global customer base for biologic, metal … Read the full press release