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Pharma & Biotech Press Releases & News distributed via EuropaWire

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

ZEISS partners with RIKEN Innovation to accelerate bioengineering innovations

(PRESS RELEASE) OBERKOCHEN,Germany / TOKYO, Japan, 31-Jan-2020 — /EuropaWire/ — ZEISS announces strategic collaboration with RIKEN Innovation Co., Ltd. The partnership will involve RIKEN’s expertise in bioengineering and image data manipulation and ZEISS’ leadership in optical solutions to facilitate in … Read the full press release

Nestlé is in talks with Allergan to acquire Zenpep for the expansion of its medical nutrition business

(PRESS RELEASE) VEVEY, Switzerland, 28-Jan-2020 — /EuropaWire/ — Nestlé, is in discussion with Allergan, a leading pharmaceutical company, to acquire the gastrointestinal medication Zenpep. The two companies have already entered into asset purchase agreement which will further Nestle’s medical nutrition … Read the full press release

Bayer supports the fight against coronavirus in China with medicines and financial aid

(PRESS RELEASE) LEVERKUSEN, 28-Jan-2020 — /EuropaWire/ — Bayer is supporting people affected by the novel coronavirus outbreak in China. The pharmaceutical company is contributing medicines and financial help worth of approximately EUR 1.5 million. The donations will be sent to … Read the full press release

Bayer names their new Information and Digital Transformation Chief

(PRESS RELEASE) LEVERKUSEN, 24-Jan-2020 — /EuropaWire/ — Pharmaceutical company, Bayer, appoints Bijoy Sagar as their new Chief Information and Digital Transformation Officer (CIDO). Sagar, 50, will take over the CIDO position effective in June 2020. Sagar will assume the said … Read the full press release

EMA announces the appointment of Dr Hilmar Hamann as Head of the Information Management Division

(PRESS RELEASE) AMSTERDAM, 16-Jan-2020 — /EuropaWire/ — The European Medicines Agency (EMA) appoints Dr Hilmar Hamann as Head of the Information Management Division. Prior to joining EMA, Dr. Hamann has served as the Director for the Office of Business Informatics … Read the full press release

Hong Kong listed WuXi Biologics to operate Bayer’s final drug product manufacturing plants in Leverkusen, Germany

Plants in Leverkusen will be operated by WuXi Biologics and will serve as a back-up site for final product manufacturing of Kovaltry™

(PRESS RELEASE) LEVERKUSEN, 16-Jan-2020 — /EuropaWire/ —  Life science, health care and nutrition global enterprise Bayer announced that the leading global open-access biologics technology firm WuXi Biologics (WuXi Bio), listed in Hong Kong (stock code: 2269.HK), through its subsidiary in … Read the full press release

PDA GMP for APIs Education Webinar Now an “ICH Recognised Training Programme”

PDA met ICH’s twelve eligibility criteria to gain recognition (PRESS RELEASE) BERLIN, 22-Nov-2019 — /EuropaWire/ — The Parenteral Drug Association (PDA) is proud to announce that its “ICH Q7 GMP for APIs” online training module is now endorsed by the … Read the full press release

Medis to Launch an Innovative 4D Flow Module for Clinical Practice

Further enhances capabilities of Medis Suite MR to reduce complexity, simplify workflow and save time (PRESS RELEASE) LEIDEN, Netherlands, 1-Nov-2019 — /EuropaWire/ — Innovative cardiovascular imaging technology solutions developer Medis today announced a new module for the company’s Medis Suite … Read the full press release

First non-melanoma skin cancer patients treated with the Rhenium-SCT® in Germany

The first Rhenium-SCT® treatment was accomplished by the interregional professional association for nuclear medicine in Hanau (PRESS RELEASE) HANAU, Germany, 4-Oct-2019 — /EuropaWire/ — OncoBeta®, a Medical Device Company specialized in innovative epidermal radioisotope therapies for Non-Melanocytic Skin Cancers (NMSCs), … Read the full press release

PDA Announces Six Regulatory Authorities Speaking at Biomanufacturing in Munich

(PRESS RELEASE) BERLIN, 14-Aug-2019 — /EuropaWire/ — The Parenteral Drug Association (PDA) today announced representatives of seven health authorities have been invited to speak at the 2019 PDA Europe Biomanufacturing Conference, 3-4 September 2019 in Munich, Germany. The following health … Read the full press release

OncoBeta® chosen as a 2019 Red Herring North America Top 100 Winner

New recognition of OncoBeta’s success in developing and providing an innovative therapy for non-melanoma skin cancer patients. (PRESS RELEASE) Pasadena, CA, U.S.A., 5-Jul-2019 — /EuropaWire/ — OncoBeta®, a Medical Device Company specialized in innovative epidermal radioisotope therapies for Non-Melanocytic Skin … Read the full press release

PDA Explores the Transformation of Healthcare at 4th Annual European Meeting

PDA Explores the Transformation of Healthcare at 4th Annual European Meeting

EMA, MHRA and FDA among regulatory agencies participating (PRESS RELEASE) BERLIN, 10-Jun-2019 — /EuropaWire/ — The Parenteral Drug Association (PDA) is excited to host its 4th Annual European Meeting: Global Healthcare of the Present and the Future, June 25-26 in … Read the full press release

PDA Announces All-Star Speaker Lineup for Advanced Therapy Medicinal Products Conference

One week left to register for this event! (PRESS RELEASE) BERLIN, 28-May-2019 — /EuropaWire/ — The Parenteral Drug Association (PDA) is pleased to announce the speaker lineup for the 2019 PDA EU Advanced Therapy Medicinal Products: Cell and Gene Therapy … Read the full press release

Rhenium-SCT® (SCT= Skin Cancer Therapy) now being offered in Hanau, Germany

The interregional professional association for nuclear medicine in Hanau is the first treatment center in Germany offering Rhenium-SCT® for the treatment of non-melanoma skin cancer (PRESS RELEASE) GARCHING N. MUNICH, Germany, 13-May-2019 — /EuropaWire/ — OncoBeta® GmbH, a commercial stage … Read the full press release

AstraZeneca will use BenevolentAI’s advanced AI to dive into its disease area expertise and massive datasets to gain insights into the complex disease biology

AstraZeneca / BenevolentAI artificial intelligence collaboration will accelerate drug discovery Potential new drugs discovery in the area of chronic kidney disease and idiopathic pulmonary fibrosis (PRESS RELEASE) CAMBRIDGE / LONDON, 30-Apr-2019 — /EuropaWire/ — New partnership, announced today, by AstraZeneca … Read the full press release

2nd Bayer International Beef Symposium: parasite control, bovine respiratory disease, reproduction, digital innovation and animal well-being

(PRESS RELEASE) MONHEIM, Germany & RIBEIRÃO PRETO, Brazil, 2-Apr-2019 — /EuropaWire/ — Bayer reports for over 220 cattle professionals having attended its 2nd Bayer International Beef Symposium. Key topics discussed on the event were parasite control, bovine respiratory disease, reproduction, … Read the full press release

Associazione Veneta Lotta alla Talassemia (AVLT) and the UK Thalassaemia Society (UKTS) Clarification on European Regulatory Status of LENTIGLOBIN™

(PRESS RELEASE) LONDON, 27-Mar-2019 — /EuropaWire/ — The LentiGlobin application for Conditional Marketing Authorization (cMAA) at the EMA from bluebird bio is still in the process of being reviewed by CHMP during their 25-28 March 2019 meeting. An opinion for … Read the full press release

Jeroen Schouten Named Regional Manager, Europe of AeroGo, Inc.

Product offerings that solve challenges inherent to moving heavy loads (PRESS RELEASE) SEATTLE, WA, United States, 20-Mar-2019 — /EuropaWire/ — AeroGo, Inc. is pleased to welcome Jeroen Schouten to the position of Regional Manager for Europe. Jeroen’s considerable expertise in … Read the full press release

EU on track to launch its most ambitious ever European research and innovation programme in 2021

(PRESS RELEASE) BRUSSELS, 20-Mar-2019 — /EuropaWire/ — EU institutions have just reached to partial political agreement on Horizon Europe. Horizon Europe is the future EU research and innovation programme and aims at facilitating the investment in research and innovation to … Read the full press release

Francesco Balestrieri appointed ad-interim CEO of Sandoz reporting directly to Vas Narasimhan, CEO, Novartis

(PRESS RELEASE) BASEL, 15-Mar-2019 — /EuropaWire/ — Sandoz’s current Region Head Europe Francesco Balestrieri has just been appointed ad-interim CEO of Sandoz reporting directly to Vas Narasimhan, CEO, Novartis. The change is made as the current CEO of Sandoz, a … Read the full press release

Senior secured financing by EQT Mid-Market Credit II in support of the acquisition of multiplex protein testing company in Sweden

(PRESS RELEASE) STOCKHOLM, 13-Mar-2019 — /EuropaWire/ — Summa Equity’s acquisition of Olink AB has been supported by EQT Credit through its Mid-Market Credit investment strategy. EQT Credit has provided a senior secured financing in support of the deal. Olink Proteomics … Read the full press release

Philips adds Carestream’s cloud-based enterprise imaging informatics platform to its expanded radiology informatics portfolio

(PRESS RELEASE) AMSTERDAM, 7-Mar-2019 — /EuropaWire/ — Royal Philips will add Carestream’s cloud-based enterprise imaging informatics platform to its expanded radiology informatics portfolio. This will happen through the acquisition Philips has just announced for the Healthcare Information Systems business of … Read the full press release