Proponents of DNA printing have heralded it as a way to do everything from bringing alien life back from Mars to delivering vaccines in the event of a pandemic. And the technology has attracted GlaxoSmithKline and Roche, both of which have taken an interest in Cambrian Genomics.
In Canada, which has no reported cases of Ebola, people are lining up to get in on a clinical trial for an Ebola vaccine.
Big Pharma earned gold stars in 2014, as the industry's top drugmakers did more to get their meds to patients in the world's poorest countries. But despite recent progress, companies still have room to grow in R&D and distribution, the Index notes.
Clovis Oncology has signed a deal to test whether its lead drug can make a difference in lung cancer when paired with GlaxoSmithKline's melanoma treatment Mekinist.
GlaxoSmithKline and Medidata have moved mHealth tools one step closer to the clinical trial mainstream. Having run a pilot project, the partners have concluded that mHealth technologies can deliver reliable, FDA-compliant data and improve the clinical trial experience for patients.
GlaxoSmithKline has long explored a sale of some $3 billion worth of its older drugs, planning to shed products by geographic region to meet buyers' interests. Now, the company could have a more enticing offer on its hands as private equity firm Apollo Global Management is planning to bid GSK's entire portfolio of drugs, rather than snatch up businesses by region, people familiar with the process told Reuters.
Ever since Dendreon's lackluster Provenge launch, the Washington-based biotech's failures have cast a pall over the troubled cancer vaccine field. And the company's bankruptcy won't help with that.
GlaxoSmithKline made a high-profile decision to exit the cancer drug field in its recent deal with Novartis, but as Reuters reports, a band of specialists inside GSK still has ambitious plans for developing next-gen therapies.
Next-generation hepatitis C drugs may be breaking revenue records now, but eventually a vaccine to prevent the disease could cut into the cash cows' market share. That candidate might come from GlaxoSmithKline, whose hepatitis C vaccine just passed an early test, generating strong and broad immune responses not seen before against the transmissible liver disease.
GlaxoSmithKline is racing to be the first on the market with a new approach to treating severe asthma, filing U.S. and European applications for the injectable mepolizumab as it jockeys with Teva and AstraZeneca.