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  • 22 September 2017

    SPICs will ensure more predictability for pharmaceutical companies in Russia

    GMP News

    A meeting of the working group of the Coordination Council in the Area of Circulation of Medicines and Medical Devices held in the Russian Union of Industrialists and Entrepreneurs (RSPP) examined the state and development prospects of manufacturing the drugs for the treatment of oncological diseases in Russia.

  • 22 September 2017

    Cancer biobank Indivumed and CRO Helomics team up on precision medicine

    Angus Liu / Fierce Pharma

    Indivumed, which has a large cancer biobank, has partnered with cancer research specialist Helomics to analyze human cancer biospecimens and relevant clinical datIndivumed, which has a large cancer biobank, has partnered with cancer research specialist Helomics to analyze human cancer biospecimens and relevant clinical data collected from patients around the world to help advance research in personalized cancer treatments. collected from patients around the world to help advance research in personalized cancer treatments.

  • 21 September 2017

    In a world of change, big pharma remains a constant

    Andrew McConaghie / Dip Dive

    Analysts casting their eyes forward to 2022 see big pharma maintaining its position in the sector, protected by vast war chests and ready to pounce on any newcomer that shows promise. Here pharmaphorum’s Andrew McConaghie crunches the numbers.

  • 20 September 2017

    Indias Zydus Cadila inks deal to produce varicella vaccine in Russia

    Indias Zydus Cadila inks deal to produce varicella vaccine in Russia

    Joseph Keenan / Fierce Pharma

    Zydus Cadila, an Indian injectables maker, said it reached a deal with Russia’s Pharm Aid to manufacture its varicella vaccine for the Russian Federation. The Russians have been pressuring foreign pharmaceutical companies to engage in local production if they want to be in its market. Earlier this year, Russia-based NovaMedica announced it began work on a new plant in Russia’s Kaluga region where it will produce 30 of Pfizer’s sterile injected generic medications for the local market.

  • 19 September 2017

    Marinus Pharmaceuticals Announces closing of Public Offering of Common Stock and full exercise of underwriter's option to purchase additional shares

    Marinus Pharmaceuticals Announces closing of Public Offering of Common Stock and full exercise of underwriter's option to purchase additional shares

    Marinus Pharmaceuticals, Inc. (Nasdaq:MRNS) ("Marinus" or the "Company") announced the closing of an underwritten public offering of 10,733,334 shares of its common stock for a public offering price of $3.75 per share. This includes the exercise in full by the underwriter of its option to purchase up to 1,400,000 additional shares of common stock. The offering was led by Bain Capital Life Sciences with participation from new and existing investors, raising gross proceeds of approximately $40.3 million, before deducting underwriting discounts and commissions and estimated offering expenses payable by the Company.

  • 19 September 2017

    Clinical trials of drugs for autoimmune diseases and cancer soon to start in Russia

    GMP News

    Clinical trials of about 30 new medicinal products for the treatment of cancer, autoimmune and hereditary diseases are expected to start in the Russian Federation. This was announced by the Russian Minister of Health Veronika Skvortsova at Biotechmed, a specialized conference.

  • 19 September 2017

    Kazakhstan plans a phased introduction of regulated prices for all drugs

    GMP News

    The Ministry of Health of the Republic of Kazakhstan elaborated a draft Law of the Republic of Kazakhstan “On Changes and Amendments to Certain Legislative Acts of the Republic of Kazakhstan on the Issues of Circulation of Medicines and Medical Devices” in order to improve the regulation in this area and create a patient-oriented drug provision model.

  • 18 September 2017

    Yakutia team aims to keep degenerative brain disease at bay

    Marchmont Innovation News

    Scientists at the North-Eastern Federal University in Yakutsk (NEFU), in Russia’s Far East, have developed a method of alleviating symptoms and slowing down the progression of spinocerebellar ataxia, or atrophy, an acute genetic brain disease that leads to dramatic motor coordination impairment and eventual shortening of a patient’s life expectancy. 

  • 15 September 2017

    Marinus Pharmaceuticals Announces Pricing of Public Offering of Common Stock

    Marinus Pharmaceuticals Announces Pricing of Public Offering of Common Stock

    Marinus Pharmaceuticals, Inc. (Nasdaq:MRNS) ("Marinus" or the "Company") announced the pricing of an underwritten public offering of 9,333,334 shares of common stock for a public offering price of $3.75 per share. The gross proceeds from the offering are expected to be $35 million, before deducting underwriting discounts and commissions and estimated offering expenses payable by the Company. 

  • 15 September 2017

    Prevnar 13 among blockbusters industry watchers peg as tribal licensing candidates

    Eric Sagonowsky / FiercePharma

    Even as many on social media blasted Allergan’s licensing deal with the Saint Regis Mohawk Tribe, some industry-watchers think the tactic is bound to spread. In the wake of the potentially game-changing patent transfer, Pfizer’s Prevnar 13 is one medical product that’s been pegged as a possible cadidate for the patent protection strategy.

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  • NovaMedica began construction of a pharmaceutical plant in the Kaluga region

    NovaMedica began construction of a pharmaceutical plant in the Kaluga region

    Russian pharmaceutical company NovaMedica, a portfolio company of RUSNANO, announces the start of construction of a plant for the production of sterile injectable drugs as part of its long-term strategy to localize innovative medicines and technologies of their development and production in Russia. The plant will be built in the industrial park “Vorsino” in the Kaluga region.

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