Medicine

France`s Cellectis told to pause cell therapy tests after death

France`s Cellectis told to pause cell therapy tests after death

Published 05/09/2017

French cell therapy specialist Cellectis, which is developing a gene-modified cancer treatment similar to Novartis's recently approved Kymriah, has been forced to suspend testing following a patient death. [more…]

UK report plans boost for life sciences as Brexit looms

UK report plans boost for life sciences as Brexit looms

Published 30/08/2017

The British government has rekindled its industrial strategy, unveiled earlier this year to prepare the economy for Brexit, with plans to boost the country's pharmaceuticals sector via fresh investments and public-private collaborations. [more…]

FDA approves Medicines Co`s urinary tract infection drug

FDA approves Medicines Co`s urinary tract infection drug

Published 29/08/2017

The U.S. Food and Drug Administration said on Tuesday it has approved Medicines Co's antibacterial drug for patients with complicated urinary tract infections (cUTI). [more…]

Novartis hopeful for novel heart drug, despite `modest` benefit

Novartis hopeful for novel heart drug, despite `modest` benefit

Published 27/08/2017

Novartis will seek regulatory approval this year for a new kind of anti-inflammatory heart drug, though some experts fear fatal infection risks and a high price may overshadow the medicine's limited benefits. [more…]

Bayer, J&J in frame for bigger anti-clotting market opportunity

Bayer, J&J in frame for bigger anti-clotting market opportunity

Published 27/08/2017

Bayer and Johnson & Johnson's blockbuster clot prevention drug Xarelto was shown to cut the risk of potentially deadly strokes and heart attacks in patients with severe atherosclerosis by 24 percent, raising the prospects of billions more in sales. [more…]

Surgeons in France reattach woman`s arms after train accident

Surgeons in France reattach woman`s arms after train accident

Published 25/08/2017

Surgeons have re-attached a woman's arms after they were severed by a train, a rare operation and a first in France in that both limbs were worked on at the same time. [more…]

FDA clears Novo Nordisk`s diabetes drug to reduce cardiovascular risk

FDA clears Novo Nordisk`s diabetes drug to reduce cardiovascular risk

Published 25/08/2017

Novo Nordisk said on Friday the U.S. Food and Drug Administration (FDA) approved an expanded use of its diabetes drug to reduce the risk of cardiovascular events such as heart attack and stroke. [more…]

Bavarian Nordic says first milestone payment under J&J deal could be in 2019

Bavarian Nordic says first milestone payment under J&J deal could be in 2019

Published 25/08/2017

Danish biotech company Bavarian Nordic expects to get its first milestone payment under a deal with Janssen Pharmaceuticals in 2019, if clinical trials for vaccines targeting hepatitis B and HIV-1 get underway next year, a company executive said. [more…]

Philippines watching suspected bird flu cases in humans

Philippines watching suspected bird flu cases in humans

Published 25/08/2017

The Philippines started monitoring suspected bird flu cases in humans on Friday after 34 farm workers in two towns north of the capital Manila developed flu-like symptoms after direct exposure to infected fowl. [more…]

U.S. study revives argument over mammogram screening

U.S. study revives argument over mammogram screening

Published 21/08/2017

By Andrew M. Seaman(Reuters Health) - Yearly mammograms starting at age 40 would prevent the most deaths from breast cancer, U.S. researchers report [more…]