For pharmaceutical companies who want to explore international markets, identifying these target markets is the first step. Being able to pinpoint the right target market, will increase the probability for more business deals. In order to help you with this process, we have listed 5 of the more important aspects to consider.
Greater than 90% of all Alzheimer’s disease (AD) cases are sporadic, meaning there are few hereditary risk factors for developing the disease. Although certain genetic variants increase the risk of AD, age is the strongest known risk factor. Yet, understanding how the underlying molecular mechanisms of aging predispose individuals to AD has remained elusive. Now, a team of researchers from the Perelman School of Medicine at the University of Pennsylvania have discovered what they believe are changes to the normal epigenetic landscape that lead to the onset of Alzheimer’s.
GSK touted phase 3 data of its quadrivalent flu vaccine Fluarix Tetra. As a severe flu season continues to unfold in the U.S., GlaxoSmithKline is touting phase 3 study data showing its Fluarix Tetra can protect young children who are among the most vulnerable to the virus.
Eisai Co., Ltd. (CEO: Haruo Naito, "Eisai") and Purdue Pharma L.P. (President and CEO: Craig Landau, "Purdue Pharma") today announced positive topline results from multiple studies of lemborexant, an investigational agent for sleep and wake regulation currently being studied for the treatment of multiple sleep disorders.
Shares of Laval, Quebec-based ProMetic Life Sciences Inc. jumped more than 8.7 percent this morning after securing the U.S. Food and Drug Administration’s Rare Pediatric Disease Designation for its Inter-Alpha-Inhibitor-Proteins (IAIP) treatment for necrotizing enterocolitis (NEC).
Stuart McGuigan took on his role as CIO of industry behemoth Johnson & Johnson in 2012. That was around the same time that Alex Gorsky joined the company as CEO. Since then, part of Gorsky’s mission has been to help J&J focus on technology, McGuigan said in an interview at HIMSS this week.
The U.S. Food and Drug Administration expanded the approval of a heart valve to include a size small enough to be used in newborn pediatric patients to treat heart defects. Specifically, the agency approved the Masters Series Mechanical Heart Valve with Hemodynamic Plus (HP) Sewing Cuff to include the 15-mm valve size, making it the smallest mechanical heart valve approved in the world.
Panther Orthopedics has won FDA approval for its implantable orthopedic fixation device. The 510(k) nod clears Panther to sell a device designed to deliver continuous compression during bone healing while allowing joint motion.
Today, the U.S. Food and Drug Administration approved Trogarzo (ibalizumab-uiyk), a new type of antiretroviral medication for adult patients living with HIV who have tried multiple HIV medications in the past (heavily treatment-experienced) and whose HIV infections cannot be successfully treated with other currently available therapies (multidrug resistant HIV, or MDR HIV). Trogarzo is administered intravenously once every 14 days by a trained medical professional and used in combination with other antiretroviral medications.
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