GlaxoSmithKline plc (GSK) says the US Food and Drug Administration (FDA) has approved its anti-IL-5 biologic Nucala (mepolizumab) in a 40 mg pre-filled syringe for children aged 6 to 11 years old with severe eosinophilic asthma (SEA).
Sanofi’s vaccine manufacturing plant in Marcy l’Etoile, France, will formulate and fill vials of Janssen’s COVID-19 vaccine: producing around 12 million doses a month to help address global supply demands.
In 2020, GSK and Vir Biotechnology partnered to research and develop therapies for coronaviruses. This agreement has now been extended to include new therapies for influenza and other respiratory viruses, with GSK investing $345m in the extended partnership.
GSK has announced a shakeup of its UK network, shelving plans for Ulverston biopharma plant, mooting the sale of its cephalosporin antibiotics business and pledging to invest in HIV and respiratory drug capacity.