Dilip Shah, secretary-general of the Indian Pharmaceutical Alliance, said this week's decision by the Delhi High Court against homegrown Glenmark Pharmaceuticals showed "due process was followed" and that Indian companies could not count on Indian courts for special treatment, according to a report in the Wall Street Journal.
Everything is coming up roses for Merck in its patent battle with India's Glenmark Pharmaceuticals over copycats of the drugmaker's diabetes meds Januvia and Janumet, as the Delhi High Court barred the generics company from selling cheap knockoff versions of the drugs in the country.
Euroscreen has topped up its bank balance to support the globalization of its clinical trial program. The €16 million ($18 million) round will allow the g-protein coupled receptor (GPCR) specialist to file an IND and advance ongoing Phase II trials of its lead candidate in women's health diseases.
Merck's Keytruda got a green light from the U.K.'s cost-effectiveness gatekeeper to treat patients with advanced skin cancer, chalking up another victory as it picks up steam in its head-to-head battle with Bristol-Myers Squibb's Opdivo.
Chalk up another approval for Merck & Co.'s Keytruda. And it's a significant one, as it fights for market share against Bristol-Myers Squibb's Opdivo in the PD-1/PD-L1 field. The FDA Friday gave an accelerated approval for Keytruda for use on advanced non-small cell lung cancer (NSCLC). Opdivo is awaiting an accelerated approval.
Merck and Houston-based DNAtrix have struck a deal to collaborate on a combination study of the pharma giant's checkpoint inhibitor Keytruda with the biotech's oncolytics immunotherapy DNX-2401.
NewLink Genetics won a total of $26.1 million in funding to further the development of its candidate Ebola vaccine from the DOD's Defense Threat Reduction Agency and HHS' BARDA in the span of just over a week. The company has licensed the research, development and manufacturing of the jab to Merck.
Merck, building on the success of its diabetes blockbuster Januvia, won a first global approval for a long-acting form of the drug, convincing Japanese regulators to approve its new weekly product.
Merck says that it's ready to apply for EU and U.S. marketing approval for the anti-infective bezlotoxumab, flagging a pivotal clinical success which arrived four years after the pharma giant launched its late-stage program. But the pharma giant also sounded taps for a related Phase III effort on actoxumab.
Merck Animal Health announced on Sept. 16 that it has launched Porcilis Ileitis, the first-ever injectable vaccine to treat the form of ileitis caused by the pathogen Lawsonia intracellularis.