Biotechnology and Medical Research (TRBC)

Roche study finds cancer ‘Velcro’ that halts T-cell attack

Roche study finds cancer ‘Velcro’ that halts T-cell attack

Published 08/12/2017

Swiss drugmaker Roche's logo is seen at their headquarters in Basel, Switzerland January 28, 2016. REUTERS/Arnd WiegmannZURICH (Reuters) - Scientists at Swiss drugmaker Roche said [more…]

Sage shares surge as depression drug succeeds in mid-stage trial

Sage shares surge as depression drug succeeds in mid-stage trial

Published 07/12/2017

(Reuters) - Drug developer Sage Therapeutics Inc’s shares soared as much as 85 percent to a record high on Thursday after its experimental drug to [more…]

Rats join mosquitoes as targets for ‘gene drive’ pest control

Rats join mosquitoes as targets for ‘gene drive’ pest control

Published 05/12/2017

Rodents have joined mosquitoes in the cross-hairs of scientists working on a next-generation genetic technology known as "gene drive" to control pests. [more…]

Exclusive: U.S. health regulator Verma eyes new methods for drug pricing

Exclusive: U.S. health regulator Verma eyes new methods for drug pricing

Published 01/12/2017

FILE PHOTO - U.S. Administrator of the Centers for Medicare and Medicaid Services (CMS) Seema Verma (C) is joined by Concerned Women for America CEO [more…]

Indivior drug to fight opioid addiction approved by U.S. FDA

Indivior drug to fight opioid addiction approved by U.S. FDA

Published 01/12/2017

(Reuters) - Indivior’s experimental drug to help fight America’s growing opioid addiction crisis was approved by the U.S. Food and Drug Administration late on Thursday, [more…]

Genmab and Johnson & Johnson ‘love’ partnership as some ponder takeover

Genmab and Johnson & Johnson ‘love’ partnership as some ponder takeover

Published 01/12/2017

FILE PHOTO: Genmab Chief Executive Jan van de Winkel poses for a photograph in London, Britain, October 13, 2016. REUTERS/Ben Hirschler/File PhotoLONDON (Reuters) - Genmab [more…]

Foundation’s cancer gene test gets U.S. FDA and Medicare nod

Foundation’s cancer gene test gets U.S. FDA and Medicare nod

Published 30/11/2017

CHICAGO (Reuters) - A test from Foundation Medicine Inc that can detect cancer-causing mutations in 324 genes has won approval from the U.S. Food and [more…]

Bayer pharmaceuticals head says there’s no pipeline problem

Bayer pharmaceuticals head says there’s no pipeline problem

Published 23/11/2017

LEVERKUSEN, Germany (Reuters) - Bayer is seeking to defend its pharmaceuticals business that will be diluted in importance by the takeover of Monsanto and faces [more…]

U.S. approves digital pill that tracks when patients take it

U.S. approves digital pill that tracks when patients take it

Published 14/11/2017

A digital pill with an embedded sensor to track if patients are taking their medication. REUTERS/Proteus Digital Health(Reuters) - U.S. regulators have approved the first [more…]

FDA approves first drug in U.S. with digital ingestion tracking

FDA approves first drug in U.S. with digital ingestion tracking

Published 14/11/2017

The U.S. Food and Drug Administration said on Monday that it had approved Otsuka Pharmaceutical Co Ltd's Abilify MyCite, the first drug with a digital ingestion tracking system to be approved in the United States. [more…]