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Swedish Biotech Developing Stem Cell Therapies From Amniotic Fluid

Swedish biotech Amniotics is developing a broad pipeline of unique stem cell therapeutics based on technology that is broadly applicable to major disease markets which should eventually draw the attention of big pharma players, its CEO tells Scrip.

Clinical Trials StartUps and SMEs

Philip Morris Rebuts 'Cynical' Claims About £1bn Vectura Buy

Buying the UK inhalation specialist Vectura will be key to the transformation of Philip Morris International as it looks to reduce its reliance on smoking products, CEO Jacek Olczak has declared.

Respiratory M & A

Small Swedish Biotech Cyxone’s US CEO Has ‘Big Plans’

Swedish biotech Cyxone’s CEO tells Scrip about its aims to become a cutting-edge developer of disease-modifying treatments for rheumatoid arthritis and multiple sclerosis, but says the Scandinavian industry needs a ‘mindset change’.

Clinical Trials Commercial

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

Private Equity Eyes Pharma As Vectura Gets Snapped Up By Carlyle

Cash-rich private equity firms are eyeing opportunities in healthcare, especially among listed companies with sluggish share prices. The Carlyle Group could be getting a bargain if it seals a deal for the Chippenham-based inhalation specialist.

M & A Respiratory

Chiesi Keen To Nurture Disruptive Innovation

Chiesi may not be a big pharma giant but it is very good at spotting early-stage innovative projects and partnering with the likes of Moderna, Protalix and Bioasis to tackle respiratory and rare diseases, CEO Ugo Di Francesco tells Scrip.

Leadership Strategy

Canadian Biotech Pursues India Partnering Plans For COVID-19 Nasal Spray

SaNOtize is in partnering talks with large firms in India to manufacture and distribute its nitric oxide nasal spray for COVID-19. The Canadian company believes the product, which already has an interim approval in Israel, could potentially reduce viral load of SARS-CoV-2 variants, as well as influenza and other respiratory viruses.

India Commercial

Budesonide Shows COVID-19 Promise: Should It Be Evaluated In India?

UK studies indicate the potential of inhaled budesonide in improving COVID-19 recovery time in specific groups, with some leading Indian physicians suggesting that the widely available asthma/COPD therapy should be selectively evaluated in the Indian context as well.

Coronavirus COVID-19 Clinical Trials

Boehringer Reflects On Resilience Of Older Therapies

The German group is investing heavily in R&D and the continued strong performance of products like Spiriva and Pradaxa is helping to pay for future innovation.

Life Cycle Management Sales & Earnings

Theravance Uses Organ-Selective R&D To Advance GI, Pulmonary Candidates

Company develops selective JAK inhibitors for IBD and pulmonary disease that are intended to clear the body before systemic side effects can occur. It also has a drug candidate for NOH that analysts think is underappreciated.

Companies Business Strategies

Worst Sandstorm In Decade Strikes Respiratory Fear In China's Capital

Smoking, pollution, pandemics and now sandstorms - China faces a rising respiratory disease burden as companies aim to tackle it with new products.

China Commercial

Merck’s ‘COVID Pill’ Shows Promise, But Mortality Benefits Will Be Hard To Prove

Early results from its novel antiviral are encouraging, but demonstrating life-saving qualities in a short window of time will be tricky.

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