Orchard Therapeutics has snapped up GlaxoSmithKline’s portfolio of approved and investigational rare disease gene therapies. The deal sees GSK become an investor in Orchard, with a 19.9 percent equity stake along with a seat on the firm’s board. The UK drugs giant also stands to receive royalties and commercial milestone payments related to the acquired portfolio.
Novartis has sold its stake in its consumer health joint venture with GlaxoSmithKline to its British rival for $13bn in an early move by Vas Narasimhan, the Swiss pharmaceuticals group's new boss, to focus on its core business.
Adaptimmune has seen partial responses in three of the first four myxoid/round cell liposarcoma (MRCLS) patients treated with its T cells. The early data raised hopes the GlaxoSmithKline-partnered drug will be effective in multiple types of solid tumor, sending Adaptimmune shares up nearly 20%.
GlaxoSmithKline plc (LSE/NYSE:GSK) and Innoviva, Inc. (NASDAQ: INVA) today announced that the European Commission has approved a label update for the use of once-daily Relvar Ellipta (fluticasone furoate/vilanterol, FF/VI), an inhaled corticosteroid (ICS) / long-acting β2-agonist (LABA) combination, in patients whose asthma is already adequately controlled on both an inhaled corticosteroid and long-acting β2-agonist.
GSK China and Ali Health jointly announced a strategic partnership to launch an innovative adult vaccination service system. The system will include online disease education and consultation, online HCP appointment booking, and deliver convenient online-to-offline (O2O) end-to-end service for users. Moreover, community healthcare service centres nationwide can utilise this platform to manage vaccination enquiries and requests. This will help enhance efficiency at the centres and help reduce costs and workload, thus optimising public healthcare institutions’s resources. By year-end, the platform is expected to cover 1500 community healthcare service centres in more than one hundred cities nationwide, including Beijing, Shanghai, Guangzhou, Shenzhen, Hangzhou, Nanjing and Wuhan.
GlaxoSmithKline plc (GSK,GSK.L) said that the European Medicines Agency's Committee for Medicinal Products for Human Use or CHMP has issued a positive opinion recommending marketing authorisation for Shingrix (RELATED: CDC backs GSK’s Shingrix over Merck & Co’s Zostavax) for the prevention of shingles, or herpes zoster, and post-herpetic neuralgia or PHN
Tweeting to the top, GlaxoSmithKline and Pfizer tied for the No. 1 spot in the inaugural ranking of global pharma influencers by Owen Health. The U.K.-based healthcare marketing agency evaluated 22 pharma companies on authority, reach, activity, engagement and influence to rate the most and least adept when it comes to Twitter.
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