The U.S. Food and Drug Administration(FDA) approved the FreeStyle Libre Flash Glucose Monitoring System, the first continuous glucose monitoring system that can be used by adult patients to make diabetes treatment decisions without calibration using a blood sample from the fingertip (often referred to as a “fingerstick”).
Merck (NYSE:MRK), known as MSD outside of the United States and Canada, announced its strategic decision to discontinue the development of the investigational combination regimens MK-3682B (grazoprevir/ruzasvir/ uprifosbuvir) and MK-3682C (ruzasvir/uprifosbuvir) for the treatment of chronic hepatitis C virus (HCV) infection.
The U.S. Food and Drug Administration(FDA) approved Verzenio (abemaciclib) to treat adult patients who have hormone receptor (HR)-positive, human epidermal growth factor receptor 2 (HER2)-negative advanced or metastatic breast cancer that has progressed after taking therapy that alters a patient’s hormones (endocrine therapy).
LabAsia Kuala Lumpur is the LARGEST Lab Exhibition in Southeast Asia (SEA). LabAsia started its first step into the Indonesia market by launching LabIndonesia, which turn out to be a success. LabAsia and LabIndonesia are held biannually alternately.
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Boston-based Intarcia Therapeutics became the latest casualty of the FDA’s manufacturing standards. The agency has rejected Intarcia’s implanted diabetes drug/device, which company execs have long insisted is on a straight path to blockbuster sales.
Eligo Bioscience, the French microbiome company developing drugs to prevent and treat bacteria-associated diseases, has secured a $20 million Series A round of financing from Khosla Ventures and Seventure Partners, including a $2 million award from the Worldwide Innovation Challenge. This comes just months after Eligo was selected as one of the 30 Most Innovative Companies in 2017 by the World Economic Forum. This funding will enable Eligo to strengthen its biotherapeutic platform, begin clinical trials for its lead indication and extensively grow its international team of scientists, engineers, and executives.
Novo Nordisk announced that the China Food and Drug Administration (CFDA) has approved Tresiba® (insulin degludec) for the treatment of diabetes in China. Tresiba® is a new-generation, once-daily basal insulin with an ultra-long duration of action which allows for flexibility in day-to-day dosing.
International business development has been reliant on a couple of trusty old work horses for some time now. Google, development letters and site visits have lead the charge and they are very effective when used correctly. They can however, be costly and time consuming and with the ever-changing world that we live in. New ways of development are constantly making an appearance and if you want your business to prosper, adaptation is key.
Boehringer Ingelheim has reason to believe its diabetes medication Jardiance can help fend off cardiovascular death, kidney failure and hospitalization for heart failure. And now, it’s developing a model to help predict which patients are best suited for treatment with the therapy.
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