Immunocore has secured up to $40m in investment from Bill & Melinda Gates Foundation to boost the development of soluble T-cell receptor (TCR)-based therapeutics to treat infectious diseases, in particular tuberculosis (TB) and human immunodeficiency virus (HIV).
A new study conducted by researchers from the National University of Singapore (NUS) has revealed that the co-treatment using artemisinin and aminolaevulinic acid (ALA) can potentially kill cancer cells and suppress tumour growth with fewer side effects.
The European Medicines Agency’s (EMA) Committee for Medicinal Products for Human Use (CHMP) has issued a positive opinion for marketing authorisation of Trelegy Ellipta as a maintenance treatment in adult patients with moderate-to-severe chronic obstructive pulmonary disease (COPD).
Bristol-Myers Squibb has entered a global collaboration and licence agreement to use Halozyme Therapeutics’ Enhanze drug-delivery technology for the development of its subcutaneously administered immuno-oncology treatments.
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Onxeo has granted a global exclusive licence to Monopar Therapeutics for its Validive (clonidine mucoadhesive buccal) tablet used to treat severe oral mucositis induced by radiotherapy or chemotherapy in patients suffering from head and neck cancer.
The US Food and Drug Administration’s (FDA) Vaccines and Related Biological Products Advisory Committee (VRBPAC) has voted unanimously for GlaxoSmithKline’s (GSK) Shingrix (HZ/su) to prevent herpes zoster (shingles) in adults of 50 years of age and above.