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Biogen to acquire UK gene therapy company Nightstar Therapeutics for $800m

Biogen to acquire UK gene therapy company Nightstar Therapeutics for $800m

Biogen acquisition of Nightstar Therapeutics : US biotech company Biogen has signed a deal of $800 million to acquire Nightstar Therapeutics, a British clinical-stage gene therapy company, as per the latest pharma acquisition news. Nightstar Therapeutics primarily focuses on the developing adeno-associated virus (AAV) treatments for inherited retinal disorders. Biogen acquisition of Nightstar Therapeutics According […]

Roche in $4.3bn deal to buy gene therapy company Spark Therapeutics

Roche acquisition of Spark Therapeutics : Swiss pharma giant Roche has signed an all-cash deal worth $4.3 billion to acquire US gene therapy company Spark Therapeutics, as per the latest pharma acquisition news. Roche acquisition of Spark Therapeutics According to the merger terms, Roche will offer to buy 100% of Spark Therapeutics for $ 114.50 […]

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Xeris Pharmaceuticals begins dosing in phase 2 trial of ready-to-use glucagon

US pharma company Xeris Pharmaceuticals announced that it has started dosing in a phase 2 trial with its ready-to-use, room temperature stable liquid glucagon in Type 1 diabetes patients who face episodes of exercise-induced hypoglycemia (EIH). Xeris Pharmaceuticals is a specialty pharma company based in Chicago that utilizes its novel technology platforms to develop and […]

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Tecentriq wins FDA approval for extensive stage small cell lung cancer

Tecentriq FDA approval : Roche subsidiary Genetech has bagged a new approval from the US Food and Drug Administration (FDA) for Tecentriq (atezolizumab), this time in combination with chemotherapy as the first-line treatment of adult patients with extensive stage small cell lung cancer (ES-SCLC). The chemotherapy to be used for the indication alongside Tecentriq is […]

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Know about Vitamin B12 – The power house of energy, deficiency symtpoms

Vitamin B12 is also known as Cobalamin. B12 vitamin plays a major role in the normal functioning of the brain and nervous system. Also know about Vitamin B12 sources It plays a major role in the formation of red blood cells. Vitamin B12 is not produced by plants, animals or fungus. Vitamin B12 is produced […]

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Toenail Fungus: symptoms, treatment and home remedies

Toenail fungus is a common infection of the toenail and is also known as onychomycosis. It is a contagious disease and can be very painful. It can spread to other parts of the body if not treated immediately. Toenail fungus symptoms The most common symptom of the toenail fungus infection is white, brown or yellow […]

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Know how to make anti-dandruff preparations at Home

What is Dandruff? Dandruff is the shedding of dead skin cells from the scalp (not to be confused with a dry scalp). It is a type of scalp irritation. Now it is faced by many people is getting aggravated due to pollution. Causes of Dandruff Dandruff is sometimes caused by frequent exposure to extreme heat […]

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Medicinal uses, Health Benefits and Chemical Constituents of Jeera

Jeera (Cumin) Cultivation Jeera is a spice that is mostly used in cuisines. Jeera is a flowering plant and is known as cummin seeds. The botanical name of jeera is Cuminum cyminum that belongs to the family Umbelliferae. Jeera consists of the dried ripe fruits for the use in foods. Jeera is cultivated in the […]

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Consumption of orange juice daily may keep strokes at bay

According to a recent study published in the British Journal of Nutrition, people who consumed orange juice daily saw a reduction in the risk of brain clot by 24 percent. Drinking orange juice daily may reduce the risk of deadly strokes by almost a quarter. The rates of heart disease were also reduced in people […]

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Home remedies to treat kidney stones with kitchen ingredients

Kidney Stones is a common problem in people and according to NCBI (National Centre for Biotechnology Information) at least 12% of Indians have kidney stones and 50% of people are not aware of the condition. Kidney stones can lead to serious kidney problems in future if left untreated. Let us know what kidney stones are […]

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