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Investigational Ebola Vaccine Regimen Induced Durable Immune Response 1 Year After Vaccination in Phase 1 Study, Reported by Johnson & Johnson

March 14, 2017 Johnson & Johnson announced that final Phase 1 clinical trial data published in JAMA: The Journal of the American Medical Association show that the investigational “prime-boost” Ebola vaccine regimen of Janssen Pharmaceutical Companies induced a durable immune response in 100 percent of healthy volunteers one year following vaccination. The Oxford Vaccine Group at the University … Continue reading Investigational Ebola Vaccine Regimen Induced Durable Immune Response 1 Year After Vaccination in Phase 1 Study, Reported by Johnson & Johnson

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AstraZeneca Rivals Tesaro Using PARP Inhibitor with Strong Ovarian Cancer Study Results

Mar 14, 2017 The PARP inhibitor of AstraZeneca, Lynparza, delay the recurrence of ovarian cancer by more than two years compared to a placebo, according to results from a phase III study presented recently. The strong benefits observed with Lynparza as ovarian cancer maintenance therapy exceeded investor expectations and bolsters AstraZeneca against a competing PARP inhibitor from Tesaro. … Continue reading AstraZeneca Rivals Tesaro Using PARP Inhibitor with Strong Ovarian Cancer Study Results

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FDA Approved Keytruda of Merck for Hodgkin lymphoma

March 14, 2017 Merck has received another FDA approval for Keytruda, and this time for classical Hodgkin lymphoma, marking the PD-1 blocker’s first green-light for use in liquid tumors. Regulators handed out the approval for patients who had already failed at least three therapies. The approval was a first for Merck, but it comes 9 months … Continue reading FDA Approved Keytruda of Merck for Hodgkin lymphoma

Bristol-Myers Squibb Planning Collaboration with GRAIL on Blood-Based Cancer Screening

March 1, 2017 Bristol-Myers Squibb Company plans for a research collaboration with GRAIL Inc., a life sciences company whose mission is to detect cancer early when it potentially can be cured. GRAIL aims to develop highly sensitive blood tests that detect cancer in its early stages by combining the power of high intensity cancer DNA … Continue reading Bristol-Myers Squibb Planning Collaboration with GRAIL on Blood-Based Cancer Screening

Best Pharmaceutical Companies at a Glance: Abbvie

Best Pharmaceutical Companies at a Glance: Abbvie

AbbVie, the Illinois-based company develops and markets therapies focused on treating rheumatology, gastroenterology, dermatology, oncology, virology, neurological disorders and metabolic diseases conditions. The company recorded sales of $25.6 billion in 2016 an increase by 12% compared to $22.8 billion in 2015. The earnings per share in 2016 was $3.65. This can be attributed primarily by … Continue reading Best Pharmaceutical Companies at a Glance: Abbvie

Results from Phase 3 Study Show Significant Efficacy of Guselkumab in Treatment of Moderate to Severe Plaque Psoriasis

March 3, 2017 Janssen Research & Development, LLC has announced new findings from two pivotal Phase 3 studies reporting the safety and efficacy of guselkumab in the treatment of adults with moderate to severe plaque psoriasis. Data from the VOYAGE 2 study showed that patients treated with guselkumab experienced substantial improvements in skin clearance and … Continue reading Results from Phase 3 Study Show Significant Efficacy of Guselkumab in Treatment of Moderate to Severe Plaque Psoriasis

FDA lifts its hold on vadastuximab talirine after Seattle Genetics adds new safeguards

March 6, 2017 The FDA has given Seattle Genetics the green light to continue the trials for its armed antibody dubbed SGN-CD33A (vadastuximab talirine) used for the treatment of acute myeloid leukemia. The biotech says it is implementing additional risk mitigation measures in all vadastuximab talirine studies, including “revised eligibility criteria and stopping rules for veno-occlusive disease.” … Continue reading FDA lifts its hold on vadastuximab talirine after Seattle Genetics adds new safeguards

Top 10 Pharmaceutical Companies 2017

Top 10 Pharmaceutical Companies 2017

The global pharmaceutical market was estimated in USD 1.1 trillion in 2016. The global market is highly mature and consolidated. The top-10 pharmaceutical companies in this market had share of around 40% in 2016 and approximately 50% considering the top-15. A comparative analysis of the top-15 organizations was used to develop a ranking for these … Continue reading Top 10 Pharmaceutical Companies 2017

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Novartis gets FDA Approval for LEE011 for frontline use against breast cancer

March 13, 2017 Novartis has gained the FDA approval for LEE011, its CDK 4/6 drug now approved as a frontline therapy for postmenopausal women with hormone-receptor positive, human epidermal growth factor receptor-2 negative advanced or metastatic breast cancer in combination with any aromatase inhibitor. Also known as ribociclib, the drug hits the market as Kisqali with … Continue reading Novartis gets FDA Approval for LEE011 for frontline use against breast cancer

U.S. FDA and EMA Accepts Three Marketing Applications for Ertugliflozin-Containing Medicines for Adults with Type 2 Diabetes, Announced by Merck and Pfizer

March 6, 2017 Merck and Pfizer Inc. have announced that the U.S. Food and Drug Administration (FDA) has accepted for review three New Drug Applications (NDAs) for medicines containing ertugliflozin, an investigational SGLT2 inhibitor in development for helping to improve glycemic control in adults with type 2 diabetes: one for monotherapy, one for the fixed-dose … Continue reading U.S. FDA and EMA Accepts Three Marketing Applications for Ertugliflozin-Containing Medicines for Adults with Type 2 Diabetes, Announced by Merck and Pfizer