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AstraZeneca’s Linzess approved in China

18 January 2019 | 7:22 am
mark-mallon-az
AstraZeneca’s partner Ironwood Pharmaceuticals has received marketing authorization from the National Medical Products Administration (NMPA) for Linzess (linaclotide) in China for the treatment of adult patients with irritable bowel syndrome with constipation (IBS-C). Linzess is a guanylate cyclase‐C (GC‐C) receptor agonist and the NMPA approval is based on a Phase III global, multicentre, clinical trial, jointly conducted […]
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Xbrane’s IND application for initiation of the Xplore trial accepted in the US

18 January 2019 | 7:18 am
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The Food and Drug Administration (FDA) and the Central Ethics Committee in the United States have accepted Xbranes IND application for initiation of the Xplore trial, a phase III trial with Xlucane, a ranibizumab (Lucentis) biosimilar candidate. “It is with great satisfaction we can announce acceptance from the FDA and the Central Ethics Committee to […]
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Bavarian Nordic announces exercise of 44 MUSD option by the US government

18 January 2019 | 6:59 am
Bavarian Nordic Production
The U.S. Biomedical Advanced Research and Development Authority (BARDA) have exercised another option under the ongoing contract for freeze-dried MVA-BN smallpox vaccine. The option, valued at USD 44 million, will cover qualification of the new fill-finish facility, currently being established at the company’s manufacturing site in Denmark, as well as transfer and validation of the […]
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AI in Nordic life sciences

17 January 2019 | 7:51 pm
AI robot healthcare
Artificial intelligence (AI) has taken root in the Nordic countries’ health care systems, and while expansion has been slow, experts predict the rate of change will be increasing in the not so distant future. “We are starting to see the beginning of value from digitalization,” according to Sune Askjaer, a consultant and AI expert in […]
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Swedish & Norwegian researchers have found a measuring tool for optimal antibody effectiveness

15 January 2019 | 9:42 am
DNA origami
Using DNA origami – DNA-based design of precise nanostructures – scientists at Karolinska Institutet in Sweden and at University of Oslo, Norway, have been able to demonstrate the most accurate distance between densely packed antigens in order to get the strongest bond to antibodies in the immune system. The study, which is published in the […]
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LEO Pharma appoints new Director and Medical Advisor in Translational Medicine

15 January 2019 | 8:45 am
Adam Raff
Adam B. Raff has been appointed as Director and Medical Advisor in Translational Medicine as of January 28, 2019. Adam Raff’s primary objective will be to support LEO Pharma’s ambitions to advance science within dermatology through translational medicine. Raff is a Doctor of Medicine (Hons) and holds a Doctorate in Philosophy in Systems Biology and […]
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AstraZeneca announces restructuring and executives changes

14 January 2019 | 2:09 pm
Sean Bohen, Bahija Jallal and Mark Mallon
The company has announced organizational changes, including the development of R&D and commercial units in its biopharmaceuticals area and in oncology. In addition, three senior executives leaves the company and it makes a controversial choice of new Head of its Oncology R&D unit. The organizational changes include therapy area-focused R&D units that are responsible for […]
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”Digital tools have huge potential”

14 January 2019 | 1:26 pm
Noora Mannikko
Noora Männikkö is a software designer focusing on healthcare applications. She likes working with something that can have a societal impact and she believes that digital health tools bring a new perspective to healthcare by allowing the patient to be an active participant rather than just a recipient. Her employer, the Finnish consulting company Atostek, […]
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New Executive Vice President of Global Marketing & Communications at Bonesupport

14 January 2019 | 12:31 pm
Annelie AAva Vikner
The company announces that Annelie Aava Vikner starts in a new position as the company´s Executive Vice President Global Marketing & Communications. Annelie Aava Vikner has more than 15 years of experience from various marketing management positions at Medtronic, the USA founded healthcare technology company. Most recently she functioned as Senior Strategy & Marketing Manager […]
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Mark Mallon new CEO of Ironwood

8 January 2019 | 2:41 pm
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The pharma firm Ironwood Pharmaceuticals has announced the appointment of AstraZeneca’s Mark Mallon as their new CEO. The board of directors of Ironwood has appointed chief executive officers (CEOs) of the two companies, effective at the time of Ironwood’s planned separation which is on track to be completed in the first half of 2019. Mark […]
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