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Lupin’s US Advair Generic Plans Turn Awry As Celon Pact Nears End

Lupin’s plans for a US generic to GSK’s Advair Diskus have turned awry as its contract with Celon Pharma is close to being terminated. The company has focused on other respiratory drugs like generic ProAir and Fostair even as the revenue potential for Advair has been shrinking post Mylan’s launch.

Commercial Strategy

Should Global Pharmas Focus More On Korean Partners?

PharmaVentures’ Adrian Dawkes talks about how COVID-19 will impact pharma deals going forward and how Korean firms in particular may be able to grab opportunities in the global arena. 

South Korea Asia Pacific

Mundipharma Set To Divest China Business?

In the latest sign that some multinationals are scaling down operations in the world's second-largest pharma market, Mundipharma is reported to be exploring the sale of its business in China, with a large group of bidders including state-owned Sinopharm and local private equity firm Boyu Capital in the running.

China Companies

China's CARsgen Raises $400m In Third-Largest Biotech IPO This Year

Chinese CAR-T therapy developer raises new funds to progress pipeline in over-subscribed IPO which ranks as the third-largest globally in the biotech sector to date this year.

Financing China

'We Must Innovate': US Biotechs Chart New Growth Path In China

Facing a increasingly competitive environment and tense bilateral relationship, US biotechs must innovate and differentiate while protecting their innovations in China, say panelists at the BIO annual conference.

China Business Strategies

Two Years On, China’s STAR Attracts Star Players But With New Hurdles

Created to take on Nasdaq in the US, the Shanghai Stock Exchange’s STAR Market is celebrating its two-year anniversary with star performers such as CanSino. But its viability as an alternative will be tested by BeiGene, which is set to start trading in Shanghai following dual listings in New York and Hong Kong, with the latter continuing to attract other biopharma IPOs.

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Europe

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Latest From Europe

Lupin’s US Advair Generic Plans Turn Awry As Celon Pact Nears End

Lupin’s plans for a US generic to GSK’s Advair Diskus have turned awry as its contract with Celon Pharma is close to being terminated. The company has focused on other respiratory drugs like generic ProAir and Fostair even as the revenue potential for Advair has been shrinking post Mylan’s launch.

Commercial Strategy

Does New Study Question Need for Pediatric COVID-19 Vaccines?

A recent study says a cohort of unvaccinated individuals aged under 16 years in Israel showed a nearly two-fold decrease in COVID-19 positivity for each 20 percentage points of individuals vaccinated overall. As Pfizer, Moderna and Bharat Biotech develop pediatric vaccines, should they consider if herd immunity might make such vaccines redundant?

Research & Development Coronavirus COVID-19

European Biotech: Innovation Hotspots To Drive Growth

Europe’s strengths in the biotech space include world-class science, but the continent needs to build on its strengths in order to deliver on the promise of a coming “golden age” of biotech, says a recent report.

StartUps and SMEs Europe

Coronavirus Update: Brazil Opens Up Vaccine Imports

Brazil is permitting imports of additional coronavirus vaccines, while in India, Serum Institute will manufacture Sputnik V, the government is unifying vaccine sourcing, and emergency use approval has been granted to Lilly's anti-COVID-19 antibodies. 

Commercial Policy

Biosimilars Adoption In Europe, US: Some Wins, 'Incomplete' Policies

Industry chieftains and experts, including Sandoz biopharma's global head, deliberated at the recent AAM meeting the status of biosimilars adoption in Europe and trends and opportunities to generate savings for both the US federal government and payers.

Commercial Biosimilars

New Approval Strengthens Top Spot For AstraZeneca's Tagrisso

Competition may be on the horizon but Tagrisso's position as standard of care for EGFR-mutated NSCLC looks solid, not least after a thumbs-up in the EU for the adjuvant treatment of adults with early-stage disease.

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United States

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Latest From United States

Does New Study Question Need for Pediatric COVID-19 Vaccines?

A recent study says a cohort of unvaccinated individuals aged under 16 years in Israel showed a nearly two-fold decrease in COVID-19 positivity for each 20 percentage points of individuals vaccinated overall. As Pfizer, Moderna and Bharat Biotech develop pediatric vaccines, should they consider if herd immunity might make such vaccines redundant?

Research & Development Coronavirus COVID-19

Biosimilars Adoption In Europe, US: Some Wins, 'Incomplete' Policies

Industry chieftains and experts, including Sandoz biopharma's global head, deliberated at the recent AAM meeting the status of biosimilars adoption in Europe and trends and opportunities to generate savings for both the US federal government and payers.

Commercial Biosimilars

AAM’s Leonard On Strategizing For Gene Therapies

As ‘hyper personalized’ medicines take hold, generic players need to examine the role they can play in democratizing access to gene therapies alongside complex generics and biosimilars, says AAM president and CEO Dan Leonard.

Policy & Regulation Gene Therapy

ICER Will Explore Link Between Reasonable Drug Pricing And ‘Fair’ US Formulary Policies

Study will examine prior authorization and other access restrictions at 15 of the largest US commercial payers for a group of 27 drugs.

Commercial Market Access

Breakthrough COVID-19 Cases Raise Concern Over B.1.617 Variant

As the B.1.617 variant of SARS-CoV-2 spreads to countries including the UK and US after having caused havoc in India, vaccine effectiveness against this variant is under the lens with breakthrough cases reported post full vaccination. Meanwhile, CEPI’s offer to help in testing against variants has potential to harmonize assessment of COVID-19 vaccines performance.

Research & Development Coronavirus COVID-19

US COVID Vaccine Patent Waiver Is Big, Symbolic Blow For Pharma, But The Fight Is Just Beginning

Drug manufacturers still have a variety of ways to limit the impact of the Biden administration’s historic decision. Whether the huge political loss for industry translates into more than just headline-risk or faster global COVID vaccination remains to be seen. It is also not clear whether it is an ominous sign for other industry battles in the US, including the drug pricing debate.

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