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QUEBEC CITY – AEterna Zentaris Inc. (NASDAQ: AEZS, TSX: AEZ), a global biopharmaceutical company focused on endocrine therapy and oncology, today disclosed preliminary results for the Company’s European multi-center Phase 2 trial in non-small cell lung cancer (NSCLC) with its novel, first-in-class, oral signal transduction inhibitor compound, perifosine. In 177...
LONDON — Privately owned UK biotech company Daval International Limited (http://www.davalinternational.com) has been informed by Australia’s Therapeutic Goods Administration (TGA) that its innovative anti-inflammatory agent AIMSPRO(R) has been awarded Orphan Status for the treatment of Amyotrophic Lateral Sclerosis (ALS). ALS is the most common form of Motor Neuron Disease (MND),...
INDIANAPOLIS — Eli Lilly and Company (NYSE: LLY) announced today that the European Medicines Agency’s (EMEA) Committee for Medicinal Products for Human Use (CHMP) has issued a positive opinion for the use of ALIMTA(R) (pemetrexed for injection) as monotherapy for the maintenance treatment of locally advanced or metastatic non-small cell...
PARIS, France and CAMBRIDGE, MA, USA  – Sanofi and Alnylam Pharmaceuticals, Inc. (Nasdaq: ALNY), the leading RNAi therapeutics company, announced a strategic restructuring of their RNAi therapeutics alliance to streamline and optimize development and commercialization of certain products for the treatment of rare genetic diseases. Specifically: Sanofi will obtain global development and commercialization rights...
Nelson’s eighth annual ALS walk was a huge success, according to organizer Gord Shannon. More than 175 people from across the West Kootenays came out to walk from Lakeside Park to the Nelson airport and back on June 7, which raised around $40,000 for the ALS Society of Canada. “This...
DUBLIN — Amarin Corporation plc (NASDAQ:AMRN) today announced encouraging top line results from an exploratory Phase 2a multi-centre, dose-ranging, cross-over clinical study of EN101 in patients with myasthenia gravis, a chronic autoimmune disease characterized by muscle weakness which can be life-threatening. Thomas Lynch, Chairman and Chief Executive Officer of Amarin,...
AMSTERDAM — Amsterdam Molecular Therapeutics (Euronext: AMT), a leader in the field of human gene therapy, announced today that the European Medicines Agency has granted Orphan Drug Designation to AMT’s gene therapy product AMT-021 for the treatment of acute intermittent porphyria (AIP). Orphan Drug Designation for AIP entitles AMT to...