PharmaShots Weekly Snapshot (October 15 – 20, 2018)

  1. Mylan Launches MPA Injectable Suspension for Prevention of Pregnancy in the US


Published: 18 Oct, 2018 | Tags: Mylan, Launches, MPA Injectable Suspension, Prevention of  Pregnancy, the US


  1. Janssen Pharmaceuticals (J&J) Receives Health Canada’s Approval for Invokana (canagliflozin) in MACE Reduction


Published: 17 Oct, 2018 | Tags: Janssen Pharmaceuticals, (J&J), Receives, Health Canada’s, Approval, Invokana (canagliflozin), MACE Reduction


  1. Eiger Pharmaceuticals Reports Results of Lambda in P-II LIMT (Lambda MonoTx) Study in Hepatitis Delta Virus (HDV) Infection


Published: 18 Oct, 2018 | Tags: Eiger Pharmaceuticals, Reports, Results, Lambda, P-II, LIMT (Lambda Monotherapy) Study, Hepatitis Delta Virus (HDV) Infection, LIFT, LIMT


  1. Allergan Announces Completion of UBR-MD-04 & 3110-105-002 Study for Treatment of Migrane


Published: 17 Oct, 2018 | Tags: Allergan, Announces, Completion, UBR-MD-04 & 3110-105-002 Study, Treatment, Migrane, Ubrogepant


  1. Axsome Therapeutics Receives FDA’s Orphan Drug Designation for AXS-12 (reboxetine) to Treat Narcolepsy

Published: 17 Oct, 2018 |Tags: Axsome Therapeutics, Receives, FDA, Orphan Drug Designation, AXS-12 (reboxetine), Treat,  Narcolepsy


  1. Novartis to Acquire Endocyte for Expansion of its Investigational Radioligand Therapy (RLT) Platform


Published: 18 Oct, 2018 |Tags: Novartis, Acquire, Endocyte, Expansion , Investigational Radioligand Therapy (RLT) Platform, Lu-PSMA-617, Ac-PSMA-617


  1. AbbVie Announces FDA’s Acceptance of sNDA for PR for Imbruvica (ibrutinib) + Gazyva (Obinutuzumab)


Published: 17 Oct, 2018 |Tags: AbbVie, FDA, Acceptance, sNDA, PR, Imbruvica (ibrutinib), (Obinutuzumab) Gazyva


  1. Palette Life Sciences Signs a Worldwide Commercialization and Development Agreement with Nestle Skin Health


Published: 15 Oct, 2018 |Tags: Palette Life Sciences, Signs, Worldwide, Commercialization, Development, Agreement , Nestle Skin Health, Deflux IV  ,Solesta, Barrigel



  1. Samsung Biogen Launches Imraldi (adalimumab, biosimilar) in EU for 14 Autoimmune Conditions


Published:17 Oct, 2018 |Tags: Samsung Biogen, Launches, Imraldi (adalimumab, biosimilar), EU, 14 Autoimmune Conditions, Benepalitm , Flixabitm


  1. Voyager to Present Preclinical Data of VY-HTT01 & VY-SOD102 at ESGCT 2018


Published: 17 Oct, 2018 |Tags: Voyager, Present, Preclinical Data, VY-HTT01, VY-SOD102, ESGCT    2018


  1. Ferring Signs a Research Colllaboration with Evotec to Develop Novel Small Molecule Therapies


Published:17 Oct, 2018 |Tags: Ferring, Signs , Research Colllaboration,  Evotec , Develop, Novel Small Molecule Therapies


  1. Regeneron’s Dupixent (Dupilumab) Achieves 1EP & 2EP in two P-III trial for Inadequately-Controlled Chronic Rhinosinusitis with Nasal Polyps (CRSwNP)


Published:16 Oct, 2018 |Tags: Regeneron,  Dupixent (Dupilumab) ,Achieves, 1EP & 2EP,two P-III, Inadequately-Controlled Chronic Rhinosinusitis with Nasal Polyps (CRSwNP)


  1. AstraZeneca’s Lynparza (olaparib) Receives Fourth FDA’s Orphan Drug Designation to Treat Pancreatic Cancer


Published:16 Oct, 2018 |Tags: AstraZeneca,  Lynparza (olaparib), Receives , Fourth, FDA, Orphan Drug Designation, Treat, Pancreatic Cancer


  1. Google Developed AI System for Easy Detection of Last Stage Breast Cancer with 99% Accuracy


Published:12 Oct, 2018 |Tags: Google, Developed, AI System, Easy Detection, Last Stage Breast Cancer, 99% Accuracy, LYNA, Inception-v3


  1. Novartis Reports Results of Five-year P-III MEASURE 1 and FUTURE 1 study for AS and PsA


Published:16 Oct, 2018 |Tags: Novartis, Reports, Results ,Five-year, P-III ,MEASURE 1 and FUTURE 1 study , AS and PsA


  1. Amgen Launches Amgevita (adalimumab, biosimilar) in EU to Treat Inflammatory Diseases post EMA Approval in Feb 2017


Published: 16 Oct, 2018 |Tags: Amgen, Launches, Amgevita (adalimumab, biosimilar),  Post, EU Approval , Treat, Inflammatory Diseases


  1. Sarepta Signs an Exclusive Global (Except EU) License Agreement with Lysogene for LYS-SAF302 to Treat MPS IIIA


Published: 15 Oct, 2018 |Tags: Sarepta, Signs, Exclusive, Global (Except EU) , License Agreement, Lysogene, LYS-SAF302, Treat, MPS IIIA


  1. Roche Reports Kadcyla (trastuzumab emtansine) vs Herceptin (trastuzumab) Achieve 1EP in P-III KATHERINE study


Published: 15 Oct, 2018 |Tags: Roche, Reports, Kadcyla (trastuzumab emtansine) ,Herceptin (trastuzumab), Achieve ,1EP, P-III KATHERINE study


  1. Themis Biosciences Signs an Exclusive License Agreement with Max-Planck-Innovation for Oncolytic Virotherapies


Published: 11 Oct, 2018 |Tags: Themis Biosciences ,Signs,Exclusive, License Agreement,Max-Planck-Innovation for Oncolytic Virotherapies


  1. Therapiva Private Acquires Dr. Reddy’s API manufacturing Unit Jeedimetla, Hyderabad


Published: 15 Oct, 2018 |Tags: Therapiva Private, Acquires, Dr. Reddy’s ,API manufacturing Unit ,Jeedimetla, Hyderabad, M&A


  1. Merck Terminates Development and Commercialization Deal with Samsung Bioepis for Lusduna Nexvue (insulin glargine)


Published:12 Oct, 2018 |Tags: Merck, Terminates , Development ,Commercialization, Deal, Samsung Bioepis, Lusduna Nexvue (insulin glargine)


  1. Roche Announces Global Launch of NGS AVENIO Tumor Tissue Analysis Kits


Published: 15 Oct, 2018 |Tags: Roche, Reports, Kadcyla (trastuzumab emtansine) ,Herceptin

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