Johnson & Johnson (J&J) has called on the US FDA to prevent biosimilars being given the same non-proprietary names as their original biologics, while the European Generics Association maintains the practice is “proven to be safe” and “supported...
Crescendo Biologics has secured funding to develop a range of Ab fragment-based drugs using its genetically modified mouse platform, including a psoriasis treament that could rival blockbusters like Remicade and Humira.
The climate for biomanufacturing has changed according to Pfizer, which has set out to win more contracting work for its hormone plant in Sweden and says it will even consider making large molecule drugs for Big Pharma rivals.
Biotech developer Regeneron is investing as much as $300m in its New York manufacturing plants and for a new site in Ireland as part of preparations for a potential new blockbuster monoclonal antibody that treats high cholesterol.
With in-house production and manufacturing capacity, as well as a deal with Merck Serono, India-based generics giant Dr. Reddy’s is looking to bring as many as four biosimilars to the EU market by 2019.
Rani Therapeutics announced Wednesday that it has closed its Series B round of funding after pulling in more than $10m from Google Ventures, InCube Ventures and VentureHealth, a healthcare crowdfunding portal.
GlaxoSmithKline is gambling $50M on a venture capital fund that will invest in 20 projects that pioneer bioelectric drugs and technologies that aim to target individual nerve fibres or specific brain circuits to treat an array of conditions.
Early phase clinical trial provider CPR Pharma Services has expanded its bioanalytical offerings with a ligand-binding assay service for its clients developing large molecules such as biologics, monoclonal antibodies and biosimilars.