Janssen, Hanmi ink diabetes and obesity agreement

Wednesday, November 11, 2015

Janssen Pharmaceuticals has obtained worldwide rights, excluding China and Korea, to develop and commercialize oxyntomodulin-based therapies including HM12525A, a biologic that is completing phase I and expected to enter phase II studies next year, from Hanmi Pharmaceutical. The agreement is subject to clearance under the Hart-Scott-Rodino Antitrust Improvements Act and other customary closing conditions.

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J&J begins Ebola vaccine regimen in Sierra Leone

Monday, October 19, 2015

Johnson & Johnson (J&J) has begun a safety and immunogenicity clinical trial in Sierra Leone of a preventive Ebola vaccine regimen in development at its Janssen Pharmaceutical Companies. Trial recruitment is underway, and the first volunteers have received their initial vaccine dose. It is the first study conducted of Janssen’s Ebola prime-boost vaccine regimen in a West African country affected by the recent Ebola epidemic.

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International diabetes research knowledge portal opens

Thursday, October 8, 2015

Researchers funded by the NIH and the Foundation for the NIH (FNIH) have expanded a recently launched online library, called a knowledge portal, which allows open-access searching of human genetic and clinical information on type 2 diabetes. Individual data will remain confidential. The portal includes information from several major international networks, collected from decades of research.

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Protectimmun partners with J&J, Imperial College

Wednesday, September 30, 2015

Protectimmun, a Germany-based biopharmaceutical R&D company, has entered into a research funding agreement with Janssen Biotech, one of the Janssen Pharmaceutical Companies of Johnson & Johnson, and Imperial College London. The research agreement, facilitated by Johnson & Johnson Innovation, will fund preclinical research conducted at Imperial College by professor Clare Lloyd with one of Protectimmun’s lead candidates in a proof-of-concept disease model of allergic asthma developed by Lloyd.

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Mylan confirms Zytiga-related patent challenge

Wednesday, August 19, 2015

Mylan has been sued by BTG International, Janssen Biotech, Janssen Oncology and Janssen R&D in connection with the filing of an Abbreviated New Drug Application (ANDA) with the FDA for Abiraterone Acetate Tablets, 250mg. This product is the generic version of Zytiga, which is indicated in combination with prednisone for the treatment of patients with metastatic castration-resistant prostate cancer.

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Hybrigenics’ inecalcitol gets FDA Orphan designation for AML

Wednesday, August 12, 2015

Hybrigenics, a Paris-based biopharmaceutical company, has received Orphan Drug designation by the FDA for inecalcitol for the treatment of acute myeloid leukemia (AML) in the U.S. Orphan designation qualifies the sponsor of the drug for various development incentives of the Orphan Drug Act, including tax credits for qualified clinical testing.

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Epizyme appoints Robert Bazemore president and CEO

Thursday, August 6, 2015

Epizyme, a clinical stage biopharmaceutical R&D company creating novel epigenetic therapeutics for cancer patients, has announced Robert Bazemore will succeed Robert Gould, Ph.D., as president and chief executive officer of Epizyme, effective Sept. 10. Bazemore also will join the Epizyme board of directors. Following the transition, Gould will continue to sit on the board and work as a consultant to the company.

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