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BNT162 COVID-19 vaccine candidate : US govt signs $2bn supply deal with Pfizer and BioNTech

BNT162 COVID-19 vaccine candidate : US govt signs $2bn supply deal with Pfizer and BioNTech

Pfizer and BioNTech have bagged a $1.95 billion deal with the US government for supplying 100 million doses of their jointly developed BNT162 COVID-19 vaccine candidate. Recently, the two pharma companies were granted the fast track designation from the US Food and Drug Administration (FDA) for BNT162b1 and BNT162b1 vaccines, which are two of the […]

BNT162b1 and BNT162b2 Covid-19 vaccine candidates get FDA fast track status

Pfizer and BioNTech said that BNT162b1 and BNT162b2, two vaccine candidates developed to give protection against the SARS-CoV-2 virus have been given the fast track designation from the USFood and Drug Administration (FDA). The two vaccine candidates are part of the four investigational vaccine candidates that are being jointly developed by the companies under their […]

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Pfizer begins phase 3 clinical trials of 20vPnC, RSVpreF, and MenABCWY vaccine candidates

US pharma giant Pfizer has initiated four phase 3 clinical trials within its present pipeline of investigational vaccines. The company’s 20vPnC, which is a 20-valent pneumococcal polysaccharide conjugate vaccine candidate, will be evaluated in two phase 3 trials NCT04382326 and NCT04379713. Both the late-stage trials will evaluate a four-dose series in infants starting at the […]

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JAVELIN Medley trial : First patient dosed with BAVENCIO, CMP-001 combo

Checkmate Pharmaceuticals announced the dosing of the first patient in a phase 1b/2 study of BAVENCIO (avelumab) in multi-drug combinations with its lead candidate CMP-001 in patients having squamous cell cancer of the head and neck (SCCHN), as part of the JAVELIN Medley trial. CMP‐001 is a C0pG‐A Toll‐like receptor 9 (TLR9) agonist that is […]

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RESET clinical trial results : Rivipansel flops in phase 3 trial in SCD

RESET clinical trial results : US pharma giant Pfizer’s rivipansel failed to meet the primary and key secondary efficacy endpoints of a phase 3 trial called RESET in sickle cell disease (SCD). The aim of the RESET clinical trial was to assess the efficacy and safety of rivipansel in sickle cell disease patients, aged six […]

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Mylan Upjohn merger : Pfizer to merge off-patent drugs unit with Mylan

Mylan Upjohn merger : US pharma giant Pfizer will spin off Upjohn, its off-patent branded and generic established medicines business, and merge it with Dutch pharma company Mylan, to form a new global pharma company. As per the terms of the all-stock, Reverse Morris Trust transaction, each of Mylan shares will be converted into one […]

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Pfizer wraps up $810m acquisition of Swiss biotech company Therachon

Pfizer acquisition of Therachon : US pharma giant Pfizer has completed its previously announced acquisition of Swiss biotech company Therachon, which is focused on rare diseases, in a deal worth up to $810 million, as per the latest pharma acquisition news. The clinical-stage Therachon is currently engaged in developing treatment of achondroplasia and short bowel […]

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Pfizer opens $200m biologics clinical manufacturing facility in Andover, MA

US pharma giant Pfizer has opened Andover Clinical Manufacturing Facility (ACMF), a new 175,000sft biologics clinical manufacturing facility built with an investment of over $200 million in Andover, Massachusetts. The biologics clinical manufacturing facility will be used for the development and production of complex biologics and vaccines and is expected to expand Pfizer’s BioTherapeutics Pharmaceutical […]

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Ibrance FDA approval : Pfizer breast cancer drug approved for metastatic breast cancer in men

New Ibrance FDA approval : The US Food and Drug Administration (FDA) has extended the approval of Pfizer breast cancer drug Ibrance (palbociclib) to cover the treatment of hormone receptor positive, human epidermal growth factor receptor 2 (HER2)-negative advanced or metastatic breast cancer in male patients. Latest Ibrance FDA approval Under the new indication approved […]

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Pfizer lung cancer drug Vizimpro bags CHMP’s positive opinion

The Committee for Medicinal Products for Human Use (CHMP) has recommended the approval of Pfizer lung cancer drug Vizimpro (dacomitinib) 45 mg in Europe as monotherapy for the first-line treatment of adult patients with locally advanced or metastatic non-small cell lung cancer (NSCLC). The positive opinion adopted by the European Medicines Agency (EMA) committee is […]

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