Pharma News

The latest developments from pharmaceutical and biopharmaceutical companies, both innovator and generic-drug companies, and leading regulatory news.

AbbVie and I-Mab, a clinical-stage biopharmaceutical company headquartered in Shanghai, have signed a broad, global collaboration agreement, in a deal worth up to $1.94 billion, for the development and commercialization of lemzoparlimab, an...

A roundup of news from the UK (Takeda, Engitix Therapeutics, Intract Pharma, Celltrion), and the US (Gilead Sciences, Jounce Therapeutics, Mylan, Biocon, and Ionis). UK Takeda, Engitix in $500-M Pact To Develop Anti-Fibrotic Therapies Engitix...

The European Commission has signed an agreement with AstraZeneca for the purchase of up to 400 million doses of AstraZeneca’s COVID-19 vaccine. Also, AstraZeneca signed supply pacts with AMRI and Oxford Biomedica and provided an update on the...

The US Food and Drug Administration (FDA) has issued guidance, Control of Nitrosamine Impurities in Human Drugs, for immediate implementation. The guidance recommends steps, including a comprehensive risk-assessment strategy and other actions...

The latest on manufacturing and potential treatments for COVID-19 with news from Moderna, Sanofi, GSK, Abbott, Roche, Gilead, Novartis, Daiichi Sankyo, and others. Moderna in Talks to Supply Japan with 40 M Doses of COVID-19 VaccineModerna, a...

Novartis has set a target to achieve full carbon neutrality across its supply chain by 2030, in addition to its already stated target for carbon neutrality in its own operations by 2025. This new target replaces a previous target aiming for a 50%...

Nestlé Health Science (NHSc) has agreed to acquire Aimmune Therapeutics, a company developing and commercializing treatments for food allergies, for approximately $2.1 billion. The move provides Nestlé with the remaining shares of Aimmune not...

Regeneron Pharmaceuticals, a Tarrytown, New York-based biopharmaceutical company, reports that it will add more than 400 new jobs at its Industrial Operations and Product Supply (IOPS) campus in Limerick, Ireland, to bring the total headcount at...

A roundup of news from the US (AbbVie, Colorcon Ventures, BioMarin Pharmaceutical, and Bayshore Pharmaceuticals). AbbVie, Harvard Form $30-M Research Pact for Emergent Viral DiseasesAbbVie and Harvard University have entered into a $30-million...

Blackstone, a private investment firm, has agreed to acquire Takeda Consumer Healthcare Company (TCHC), a subsidiary of Takeda and a provider of over-the-counter (OTC) medicines in Japan, for a total value of JPY 242.0 billion ($2.3 billion). The...