Reaping the benefits of deep-seated R&D reorganization, GlaxoSmithKline had the industry's best 6-year run of FDA nods for new drugs, according to EvaluatePharma, leading its competitors by a wide margin and leaving approval-starved outfits like Eli Lilly and Merck in the dust.
Theravance, the biotech engine behind GlaxoSmithKline's bright future in COPD, is gearing up to split in two next quarter, with one publicly traded company handling its revenue-generating drugs and the other leading the charge on R&D.
Galapagos NV's collaboration with GlaxoSmithKline has hit a roadblock. Late last week the Belgian biotech reported that its Big Pharma partner had hit the brakes on a Phase II study of GSK2586184 for lupus after a first look at the data failed to demonstrate a positive effect.
A European Medicines Agency committee has recommended approval for another COPD treatment from GlaxoSmithKline, setting the stage for a likely nod in the coming months as the drugmaker looks to bolster its respiratory franchise.
GlaxoSmithKline is looking to deepen its respiratory pipeline with another late-stage trial of the injectable mepolizumab, this time studying the drug's effects in a rare inflammatory disease that can be life-threatening.
Any industry that's undergoing as much change as biopharma is always looking for leadership. Old marketing practices are being blown apart, R&D is being subjected to emergency surgery, drug...
Looking beyond the small-molecule drugs and biologic treatments that have dominated therapeutic development over the past generation, GlaxoSmithKline's all-encompassing R&D department is trying to get a jump on the future of medicine, and research chief Moncef Slaoui is betting that there's a great deal of promise in drug-mimicking electronics.
Biopharma's long-heralded return to R&D ROI may come up short this year, according to EvaluatePharma, and the next class of approved drugs features fewer blockbusters in waiting than in any of the previous four years.
GlaxoSmithKline confidently claimed a leading role for new drug development in the Big Pharma world on Wednesday, citing a rising return on its multibillion-dollar R&D budget while looking to swell its late-stage pipeline in 2014 and 2015 with about 10 new therapies.
The National Institutes of Health has persuaded 10 rival drugmakers to briefly set aside their competitive spirits and collaborate on drug discovery projects in four major diseases, pooling their data and expertise to kick-start early-stage efforts.