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CytoSorbents gets CytoSorb EU approval for removal of ticagrelor during CPB

CytoSorbents gets CytoSorb EU approval for removal of ticagrelor during CPB

CytoSorbents has secured approval from the European Union (EU) for its CytoSorb extracorporeal blood purification therapy for the removal of anti-platelet agent ticagrelor during surgery requiring cardiopulmonary bypass (CPB). The CytoSorb whole blood adsorber has also been given CE Mark label expansion for the indication.  It was earlier approved in the European Union for the […]

AstraZeneca to sell five hypertension drugs to Atnahs Pharma

AstraZeneca has signed a deal valued at about $390 million with Atnahs Pharma, a portfolio company of Triton Fund V, to sell five of its hypertension drugs to the latter as they have lost patent protection across the world. The deal will give Atnahs Pharma the global commercial rights to the hypertension medicines – Inderal (propranolol), […]

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Allergan to sell brazikumab to AstraZeneca and Zenpep to Nestle

Allergan has agreed to sell IL-23 inhibitor brazikumab to AstraZeneca and gastrointestinal medication Zenpep (pancrelipase) to Nestle in separate agreements, as per the latest pharma acquisition news. Financial details of the two deals have not been disclosed. The divestments are being taken up in an effort to wrap up the $63 billion AbbVie acquisition of […]

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AstraZeneca taps into Gatehouse Bio’s sRNAlytics AI platform for drug discovery

US biodata company Gatehouse Bio is joining forces with pharma giant AstraZeneca to accelerate the discovery of new drugs for respiratory and cardiovascular diseases using sRNAlytics, the former’s artificial intelligence (AI)-driven platform. According to Gatehouse Bio, the sRNAlytics platform is capable of identifying new small RNA (sRNA) signatures and can illuminate molecular pathways correlated to […]

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FDA approves AstraZeneca’s FASENRA self-administration via FASENRA Pen

AstraZeneca has bagged approval from the US Food and Drug Administration (FDA) for the self-administration of FASENRA (benralizumab) through FASENRA Pen, a pre-filled, single-use auto-injector, for the add-on maintenance treatment of severe asthma in patients aged 12 years and older, and with an eosinophilic phenotype. FASENRA is a monoclonal antibody which directly binds to the […]

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PAOLA 1 trial results : Lynparza, bevacizumab combo achieves PFS goal in phase 3 trial

PAOLA 1 trial results : Lynparza (olaparib), a cancer drug which was jointly developed by AstraZeneca and MSD, in combination with bevacizumab, met the primary endpoint of the phase 3 PAOLA 1 clinical trial in patients with advanced ovarian cancer. The PAOLA 1 primary endpoint is the statistically-significant and clinically-meaningful improvement shown by Lynparza plus […]

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Tagrisso FLAURA trial results : AstraZeneca NSCLC drug significantly improves OS

Tagrisso FLAURA trial results : Pharma giant AstraZeneca said that the phase 3 FLAURA trial evaluating Tagrisso (osimertinib) in previously untreated patients with locally-advanced or metastatic non-small cell lung cancer (NSCLC) has yielded positive overall survival (OS) results. The randomized, double-blinded, multicenter late-stage trial featured NSCLC patients whose tumors have epidermal growth factor receptor (EGFR) […]

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Verdiperstat phase 3 MSA clinical trial : Biohaven enrolls first patient

Verdiperstat phase 3 MSA clinical trial : US biopharma company Biohaven Pharmaceutical has enrolled the first patient in a phase 3 clinical trial to assess the efficacy and safety of verdiperstat (formerly known as AZD3241) in patients with Multiple System Atrophy (MSA), a rare neurodegenerative disorder. Licensed from AstraZeneca in September 2018, verdiperstat is an […]

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Pharma giants bag Lynparza EMA approval for metastatic breast cancer

Lynparza EMA approval : Pharma giants AstraZeneca and MSD have secured an expansion of the European Medical Agency’s (EMA) approval for their poly ADP-ribose polymerase (PARP) inhibitor Lynparza (olaparib) to be used for the treatment of a type of advanced breast cancer. The expanded Lynparza EMA approval allows the PARP inhibitor to be used as […]

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FDA approves AstraZeneca’s Lumoxiti for hairy cell leukaemia treatment

Lumoxiti FDA approval : AstraZeneca has bagged the US Food and Drug Administration (FDA) approval for its CD22-directed cytotoxin Lumoxiti (moxetumomab pasudotox-tdfk) for the treatment of relapsed or refractory hairy cell leukaemia (HCL). Lumoxiti FDA approval for hairy cell leukaemia treatment is for adult patients who had undergone more than two systemic therapies in the […]

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