Under the guidance of drug delivery guru Dr. Robert Langer of MIT and Massachusetts General Hospital's Dr. William Crowley, Boston's Columbia Laboratories has acquired the license to an intravaginal ring designed to deliver several different drugs at a time.
A month after Genmab and Johnson & Johnson's Janssen released successful mid-stage data for its multiple myeloma antibody daratumumab, Halozyme has jumped on board, planning a Phase I trial with its subcutaneous delivery technology. Read more >>
Citing rampant use of the same needle to inject more than one person, the World Health Organization has--some might say finally--launched a new policy to make unsafe injections less prevalent. Part of this policy involves adopting up-to-date measures in syringe engineering, promoting the use of "smart" needles with precautions against unsafe use. Read more >>
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The developer of a novel drug delivery platform for nitric oxide just raised $50 million in a financing round led by Irish life science investment fund Malin.
J&J's Janssen Pharmaceuticals just announced a partnership involving the use of Ichor Medical Systems' TriGrid electroporation technology to deliver a DNA vaccine for hepatitis B.
Researchers at UCLA have developed a new method for the delivery of large molecules into cells. The tool has shown in early tests that it can shuttle nanoparticles, enzymes, antibodies, bacteria and other materials into cells at up to 100,000 cells per minute.
Devicemaker AngioDynamics threw its hat into the cancer drug delivery ring through its partnership with EmboMedics, the developer of investigational chemotherapy-delivering microspheres that also perform embolization.
Iowa's KemPharm, maker of abuse-resistant versions of painkillers, has set its price range for a possible IPO, seeking up to $56 million at $12 to $14 a share.
Israel's Intec Pharma is discussing a partnership involving its drug-delivering Accordion Pill with a Big Pharma player. The deal contains an option that would net Intec up $150 million, in addition to royalties on product sales.
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