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Archive for November, 2009

Suven secures 3 European patents for neurodegenerative drug leads

Monday, November 30, 2009 17:42

Suven Life Sciences Ltd, an Indian CRAMS player,  has been granted  three new patents by the European Patent Office for its research relating to neurodegenerative diseases.

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Indian pharmaceuticals market will grow 10-14%; to touch $40 billion by 2015: Mckinsey

Monday, November 30, 2009 14:39

Growing at compounded annual growth rate of nearly 14% in the next few years, the Indian pharmaceutical market is expected to touch USD 40 billion by 2015, predicts  the global management consulting major  Mckinsey and Company.

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Melanoma drug PV-10 increases overall survival rates in patients: Provectus

Monday, November 30, 2009 14:28

PV-10, an experimaental drug by Provectus Pharmaceuticals, to treat metastatic melanoma, has shown to be increasing the overall survival rate in patients.

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Serum, Panacea & Bharat Bio to launch H1N1 swine flu vaccines in India early next year

Monday, November 30, 2009 13:27

Serum Institute, Panacea Biotech and Bharat Biotech are expected to launch human studies of their H1N1 swine flu vaccine candidates in India by early next year.

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Generics to grow faster in Central and Eastern European market in next 2 years: PMR

Friday, November 27, 2009 20:42

Generic drug market in Central and Eastern Europe jumped to €17.2bn in 2008, accounting for around 58% of the pharmaceutical market in the region in terms of value.

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Sildenafil intravenous injection (IV) Revatio approved in US to treat pulmonary hypertension

Friday, November 27, 2009 18:54

Sildenafil, the active drug in the commonly used erectile dysfunction drug Viagra, has been approved to treat pulmonary hypertension in US.

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3167 children enrolled in biggest rotavirus vaccine trials in South Africa : Synexus

Friday, November 27, 2009 18:52

3167 children will participate in a phase 3 trial to be conducted in South Africa to test a vaccine against rotavirus.

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Drug to improve cognition in Alzheimer’s patients Lu AE58054 in human studies : Lundbeck

Friday, November 27, 2009 17:45

Lu AE58054, an add on therapy to improve cognition in Alzheimer's patients is currently in human studies.

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Teva used Big Pharma’s tactic to block galtiramer (Capaxone) generic in US, Natco says

Friday, November 27, 2009 14:34

Generics leader Teva has filed a lawsuit, besides a Citizen's Petition, against Natco's glatiramer generic

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Non-hormonal drug Lysteda (tranexamic acid) approved to treat heavy menstrual bleeding: Xanodyne

Thursday, November 26, 2009 21:22

Lysteda supports a natural mechanisms which stops menstrual blood flow each month

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