Billing it as the most important new innovation in the interferon drug class in a decade, Biogen Idec nailed down the FDA's approval of Plegridy, a new multiple sclerosis drug that patients can easily inject themselves with once every two weeks.
Shares of AcelRx took a painful 30% plunge on Monday morning as investors got a chance to respond to the biotech's announcement late Friday night that the FDA had rejected its application for Zalviso, its sufentanil sublingual microtablet drug/device system for fighting pain.
San Diego biotech Otonomy isn't biding its time, filing to go public in an $86.3 million IPO just three days after unveiling positive Phase III results for its lead drug.
Aprecia has an MIT-licensed method of 3-D printing pills and a plan to hit the market with easy-to-take formulations of top-selling medicines. To get there, the biotech has tapped CRO inVentiv Health, which is on hand to lend its commercialization expertise.
Baxter is buying out collaborator Chatham Therapeutics for $70 million, planning to absorb the gene therapy specialist into its growing hemophilia R&D operation as it prepares to separate its drug and device businesses next year.
After two FDA rejections, MannKind has returned with more data on its long-delayed inhaled diabetes drug, but regulators see Afrezza as anything but a slam-dunk case, raising questions over the treatment's safety and efficacy before a scheduled review.
Switzerland's Molecular Partners is convinced that it has created a better delivery vehicle for cancer drugs, and Roche is promising to pay up to a billion dollars-plus to see if they're right.
With researchers estimating that as many as 70% of new chemical entities (NCEs) are poorly soluble in water, service providers have scrambled to offer drug delivery technologies that improve bioavailability. But which is right for your active ingredient? Catalent has created software to help answer this question.
The rise of three-dimensional modeling software has changed how Hollywood studios make movies, architects plan skyscrapers and sportswear companies design running shoes. Now, the same software and design principles are changing how researchers develop drug delivery vehicles.
York University students in the U.K. are developing a nanoparticle cancer treatment delivered through a patch, and they're turning to crowdfunding to raise money for their research.