Monthly Archives: December 2007

Salix says Watson Pharma to sell generic anti-inflammatory drug

December 31st, 2007|

Watson Pharmaceuticals Inc will market an authorized generic of its anti-inflammatory drug, Colazal of  Salix Pharmaceuticals Ltd

Perrigo receives US FDA approval over-the-counter allergy drug

December 31st, 2007|

Generic drugmaker Perrigo Company   has received approval from the U.S. Food and Drug Administration for its abbreviated new drug application for over-the-counter Cetirizine Hydrochloride Tablets, 5 and 10 mg.

Caraco Pharmaceutical to market Cetirizine HCl

December 31st, 2007|

Caraco Pharmaceutical Laboratories receives approval from US FDA  to Market Generic OTC Versions of Zyrtec Allergy Tablets(R) and Zyrtec Hives Relief Tablets(R)

Singapore’s Institute of Bioengineering and Nanotechnology (IBN) develops new DropArray Technology

December 28th, 2007|

Singapore's Institute of Bioengineering and Nanotechnology (IBN) has developed a new miniaturized bioassay that will be faster, cheaper and more efficient for scientists to use

Evonik opens pharma research centre in Mumbai

December 28th, 2007|

Evonik Industries to expand its research and development center in Mumbai.

Galapagos ties up with Eli Lilly to develop new medicines for osteoporosis

December 28th, 2007|

Galapagos collaborates with Eli Lilly  to develop potential new medicines for the treatment of osteoporosis

2007 the year that was for Pharma !

December 28th, 2007|

The Indian pharma industry has been a bit of a no-show in 2007.

Suven gets US product patent

December 28th, 2007|

India-based biopharmaceutical company Suven Life Sciences has got its first product patent from the US Patent office

Tapan Ray appointed as Director General of OPPI

December 28th, 2007|

Mr Tapan Ray is appointment as Director General (DG) of the Organization of Pharmaceutical Producers of India with effect from January 1, 2008.

Incremental Innovation Vital for Pharma Business

December 27th, 2007|

Ranjit Shahani, Vice Chairman & Managing Director, Novartis, presents a paper at the IPRs Conference on the topic of the Value of Incremental Innovation for Public Health….Download full story.

GE Healthcare in agreement with MP Govt and Sanya Hospitals to provide advanced diagnostic care

December 26th, 2007|

GE Healthcare, the US $17 billion healthcare business of General Electric Company, has entered into agreement with  the Government of Madhya Pradesh and New Delhi-based Sanya Hospitals and Diagnostic Centre to provide affordable healthcare using advanced technology.

US FDA approves New Mechanism of Action Labeling for Ranexa

December 26th, 2007|

CV Therapeutics has received approval from  U.S. Food and Drug Administration (FDA) for new language for the product labeling for Ranexa (ranolazine extended-release tablets) which describes the ability of ranolazine to inhibit the late sodium current at therapeutic levels.

Dr. Reddy’s get tentative approval from USFDA for Pantoprazole

December 26th, 2007|

Dr. Reddy's Laboratories Ltd has received tentative approval from the U.S. Food and Drug Administration for heartburn drug pantoprazole sodium

Boston Scientific’s stent receives European CE Mark approval

December 26th, 2007|

Boston Scientific’s Taxus Liberte paclitaxel-eluting coronary stent system has received European CE Mark approval for use in patients with diabetes.

CROs has great future

December 24th, 2007|

The Indian Pharma industry has come a long way and has registered its presence globally,said Mr. I.A. Modi, Chairman, Cadila Pharmaceuticals Ltd in an email interview to Pharmaquest.

IPRs Protection Vital for Innovation

December 24th, 2007|

D.B. Modak, Managing Director, Spectrum Business Support, in a presentation at the Intellectual Property Rights (IPRs) conference organized recently by Indo-American Chamber of Commerce …download full story

Canada’s biotech faces low investment

December 22nd, 2007|

Investments in Canada's biotech Industry has reduced compared few years ago when nascent biotechnology sector commanded $100-plus share prices.

Vaccines for Africa to increase by 700%

December 22nd, 2007|

Drugs companies to increase by 700 percent under a plan to fund the development of a vaccine aimed at saving millions of children's lives in developing countries.

20 Drugs for possible Compulsory Licences in Thailand

December 22nd, 2007|

Thailand has about 20 more items of various patented drugs that could be candidates for compulsory licences, which will allow the government to exercise its right over the patent owners to cut prices and make the medicines available to the public

Indian Patent office endorsed as an ISA/IPEA

December 22nd, 2007|

General Assemblies of World Intellectual Property Organization (WIPO) has  endorsed India’s recognition as an International Searching Authority (ISA) and an International Preliminary Examining Authority (IPEA)