Veloxis Pharmaceuticals Envarsus® XR Granted Orphan Drug Status by U.S. Food and Drug Administration for Kidney Transplant Rejection Prophylaxis

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HORSHOLM, Denmark, Aug. 14, 2015 /PRNewswire/ — Veloxis Pharmaceuticals A/S (OMX: VELO), today announced that Envarsus® XR was granted Orphan Drug status by the U.S. Food and Drug Administration (FDA) for prophylaxis of organ rejection in patients who convert from immediate-release tacrolimus. Envarsus® XR received marketing authorization from the FDA on July 10, 2015. read more

Pivotal Phase II Study Showed Genentech’s Investigational Immunotherapy Atezolizumab Shrank Tumors in People With a Specific Type of Lung Cancer

SOUTH SAN FRANCISCO, Calif.–(BUSINESS WIRE)–Genentech, a member of the Roche Group (SIX: RO, ROG; OTCQX: RHHBY), today announced that in the large pivotal Phase II study, BIRCH, the investigational cancer immunotherapy atezolizumab (MPDL3280A; anti-PDL1) met its primary endpoint and shrank tumors (objective response rate; ORR) in people with locally advanced or metastatic non-small cell lung cancer (NSCLC) whose disease expressed PD-L1 (Programmed Death Ligand-1). The study showed the amount of PD-L1 expressed by a person’s cancer correlated with their response to the medicine. Adverse events were consistent with what has been previously observed for atezolizumab. read more

New data show Spiolto Respimat provides meaningful quality of life improvements in COPD

INGELHEIM, Germany–(BUSINESS WIRE)–Boehringer Ingelheim today announced the publication of new data from the Phase IIIb OTEMTO® 1&2 trials (NCT01964352/NCT02006732), which show Spiolto® Respimat® (tiotropium/olodaterol) provides consistent, clinically meaningful improvements in quality of life versus placebo in patients with COPD*. These data are published online in the journal Respiratory Medicine.1 read more

AVEO Oncology (NASDAQ:AVEO) today announced an exclusive, worldwide license agreement with Novartis for CAMBRIDGE, Mass.–(BUSINESS WIRE)–AVEO Oncology (NASDAQ:AVEO) today announced an exclusive, worldwide license agreement with Novartis for the development and commercialization of AVEO’s first-in-class, potent, humanized inhibitory antibody targeting growth differentiation factor 15 (GDF15), AV-380, and related antibodies, including modified or derivative forms of any such antibody (the “Product”). read more

 

 

 

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