The European Stroke Organisation and Boehringer Ingelheim launch the “Angels Initiative”, a unique healthcare initiative to improve acute stroke care across Europe
NGELHEIM, Germany--(EON: Enhanced Online News)--Suffering a stroke is one of the most devastating medical emergencies that can happen to a person. It is also a great challenge for the medical personnel treating the patient, trying to save their patients’ life and independence. If patients are treated as quickly as possible and according to best standard of care in dedicated stroke centres, their chances of survival and a disability-free life can be improved dramatically. However, over two thirds of acute stroke patients in Europe are currently not treated in such a dedicated stroke centre. The Angels Initiative, launched by the European Stroke Organisation (ESO) and Boehringer Ingelheim, wants to address this problem to improve stroke care across Europe.
TOKYO--(BUSINESS WIRE)--PeptiDream Inc., a public Tokyo-based biopharmaceutical company (“PeptiDream”)(TOKYO:4587) announced today that it has entered into a Technology License Agreement with U.S.-based Genentech, a member of the Roche Group, to nonexclusively license PeptiDream’s proprietary Peptide Discovery Platform System (PDPS) technology. Under the terms of the agreement, PeptiDream will receive an undisclosed upfront payment, annual technology access payments, and is eligible to receive payments based on achievement of certain predetermined development milestones. In addition, PeptiDream is eligible to receive royalties on sales of certain products that arise from use of the PDPS technology.
Seattle Genetics and Takeda Announce Publication of Final Data from ADCETRIS® (Brentuximab Vedotin) Monotherapy Pivotal Phase 2 Clinical Trial in Relapsed or Refractory Classical Hodgkin Lymphoma in Blood
Estimated Five-Year Overall Survival Rate was 41 Percent and Five-Year Progression-Free Survival Rate was 22 Percent- -Patients Who Achieved a Complete Remission Had Estimated Five-Year Overall Survival of 64 Percent and Five-Year Progression-Free Survival of 52 Percent-
LONDON--(EON: Enhanced Online News)--Cell Medica, a leader in developing, marketing and manufacturing cellular therapeutics for cancer and viral infections, has received European Commission orphan drug designations for CMD-003 (baltaleucel-T) as a treatment for extranodal NK/T-cell lymphoma, nasal type, and post-transplant lymphoproliferative disorder.“CMD-003 is a novel cellular immunotherapy with the potential to transform the way we treat patients with EBV-associated lymphomas. We are now testing this product in our CITADEL Phase II trial for patients with advanced extranodal NK/T cell lymphoma and look forward to completion of the study next year.” CMD-003 is comprised of the patient’s immune cells which have been activated to kill malignant cells expressing antigens associated with the oncogenic Epstein Barr virus (EBV). The product has the potential to address a range of EBV-associated lymphomas, nasopharyngeal carcinoma and gastric cancer. The EU designations follow the U.S. Food and Drug Administration (FDA) orphan drug designation for CMD-003 as a treatment for all EBV-associated non-Hodgkin lymphomas.
ASTRAZENECA RECEIVES APPROVAL IN THE EU FOR QTERN (SAXAGLIPTIN AND DAPAGLIFLOZIN) FOR TREATMENT OF TYPE 2 DIABETES
AstraZeneca today announced that the European Commission (EC) has approved Qtern (saxagliptin/dapagliflozin) tablets for the treatment of type 2 diabetes in all 28 EU member countries plus Iceland, Liechtenstein and Norway. The fixed-dose combination of saxagliptin and dapagliflozin is the first DPP-4i/SGLT-2i combination product to be approved in Europe. Qtern is indicated for adults with type 2 diabetes aged 18 years and older to improve glycaemic control when metformin and/or sulphonylurea and one of the mono-components of Qtern alone do not provide adequate control, or when a patient is already being treated with the free combination of saxagliptin and dapagliflozin.
Allergan and Adamas Announce New Expanded Indication for NAMZARIC® (Memantine and Donepezil Hydrochlorides) Extended Release for the Treatment of Moderate to Severe Alzheimer's Disease
-- Patients currently treated with donepezil hydrochloride 10 mg can now start therapy directly with once daily NAMZARIC -- -- NAMZARIC is the only Alzheimer's treatment that contains an NMDA receptor antagonist and an AChEI in a single capsule, a combination that demonstrated greater improvement in cognition and overall function compared to an AChEI alone. -- DUBLIN , July 19, 2016 /PRNewswire/ -- Allergan plc (NYSE: AGN) and Adamas Pharmaceuticals, Inc. (NASDAQ: ADMS), today announced that the U.S. Food and Drug Administration ( FDA ) has approved a new, expanded label for NAMZARIC® (memantine and donepezil hydrochlorides) extended-release, a once-daily, fixed-dose combination of memantine hydrochloride (a NMDA receptor antagonist) and donepezil hydrochloride (an acetylcholinesterase inhibitor, AChEI). Adamas Pharmaceuticals logo
Medtronic Expands Continuous Glucose Monitoring (CGM) Solutions for People with Diabetes Using Insulin Injections with CE Mark Receipt
- Medtronic plc (NYSE:MDT), the global leader in medical technology, today announced it has received CE (Conformité Européenne) Mark for its new Guardian(TM) Connect mobile continuous glucose monitoring (CGM) system for people with diabetes using insulin injection therapy. Guardian Connect is the first smartphone-enabled CGM system from Medtronic to receive CE Mark and further demonstrates the company's intent to provide solutions for people across the diabetes care continuum. The system will be launched on a country-by-country basis in the second quarter of fiscal year 2017, beginning with select countries in Europe, Asia Pacific, and Latin America.
Valeant and Progenics Announce FDA Approves RELISTOR® Tablets for the Treatment of Opioid-Induced Constipation in Adults with Chronic Non-cancer Pain
LAVAL, Quebec and TARRYTOWN, N.Y., July 19, 2016 /PRNewswire/ -- Valeant Pharmaceuticals International, Inc. (NYSE & TSX: VRX) and Progenics Pharmaceuticals, Inc. (Nasdaq: PGNX) today announced that the U.S. Food and Drug Administration has approved RELISTOR® (methylnaltrexone bromide) Tablets for the treatment of opioid-induced constipation (OIC) in adults with chronic non-cancer pain. Valeant expects to commence sales of RELISTOR Tablets in the U.S. in the third quarter of 2016.
FDA Advisory Committee Recommends Approval Of Brodalumab For Treatment Of Moderate-To-Severe Plaque Psoriasis
LAVAL, Quebec, July 19, 2016 /PRNewswire/ -- Valeant Pharmaceuticals International, Inc. (NYSE: VRX and TSX: VRX) today announced that the Dermatologic and Ophthalmic Drugs Advisory Committee appointed by the U.S. Food and Drug Administration (FDA) has voted by a margin of 18 to 0 for the approval of brodalumab injection, 210 mg, for adult patients with moderate-to-severe plaque psoriasis with conditions related to product labeling and post-marketing/risk management obligations.