Switzerland restricts use of GlaxoSmithKline swine flu vaccine
Switzerland on Friday restricted the use of British drugs group GlaxoSmithKline's swine flu vaccine Pandemrix, excluding pregnant women, minors and people over the age of 60.
Nanosensors could aid drug manufacturing
MIT chemical engineers have discovered that arrays of billions of nanoscale sensors have unique properties that could help pharmaceutical companies produce drugs—especially those based on antibodies—more ...
Novartis says swine flu vaccine boosts profit
Swiss pharmaceutical group Novartis posted on Tuesday an 8.0-percent jump in core annual net profit for 2009, saying that business had been boosted by sales of swine flu vaccine.
Novartis produces first batch of swine flu vaccine
Swiss drugs giant Novartis has completed a first batch of swine flu vaccine for pre-clinical trials and aims to make a version available in the fall, the company said Friday.
Continuous drug manufacturing offers speed, lower costs
Traditional drug manufacturing is a time-consuming process. Active pharmaceutical ingredients are synthesized in a chemical manufacturing plant and then shipped to another site, where they are converted into ...
Novartis denies problems with swine flu vaccine
Swiss pharmaceutical group Novartis on Monday denied that it faced hurdles in gaining regulatory approval in Switzerland for one of its swine flu vaccines because of possible bacterial contamination.
UNICEF discloses vaccine prices for 1st time
UNICEF is for the first time publicizing what drugmakers charge it for vaccines, as the world's biggest buyer of lifesaving immunizations aims to spark price competition in the face of rising costs.
Scientists identify new class of antimalarial compounds
An international team led by scientists from the Genomics Institute of the Novartis Research Foundation (GNF) and The Scripps Research Institute has discovered a family of chemical compounds that could lead ...
Novartis starts testing swine flu vaccine
(AP) -- Swiss drugmaker Novartis has begun injecting its swine flu vaccine into people in the company's first human tests, a spokesman said Wednesday. The vaccine is being tested in a yearlong trial of 6,000 ...
Kryptonite for cancer cells
(Phys.org) —Every available cancer drug is susceptible to resistance, according to Mansoor Amiji, Distinguished Professor and chair of the Department of Pharmaceutical Sciences. Tumors grow more quickly ...
Glaxo starts testing its swine flu vaccine
(AP) -- Drugmaker GlaxoSmithKline says it has started testing its swine flu vaccine in humans.
Imaging against multiple sclerosis: Iodinated radiotracer candidate for PET and SPECT imaging
(PhysOrg.com) -- A first-line treatment for relapsing forms of multiple sclerosis (MS) was approved in September 2010 by the US Food and Drug Administration: FTY720 (fingolimod, Gilenya), which acts as a sphingosine ...
FDA approves new drug for deadly kidney cancer
(AP) -- A drug from Novartis has won U.S. approval as a treatment for patients with kidney cancer that has returned after treatment with older drugs.
Actavis buying Warner Chilcott in $8.5B deal
Actavis is buying Warner Chilcott in an all-stock deal valued at about $8.5 billion that would create the third-biggest specialty pharmaceutical company in the U.S. market.