Scotland

Valneva receives up to £20m vaccine R&D funding in Scotland

The Scottish subsidiary of vaccine maker Valneva has been awarded up to £20m funding for the research and development of…

Scottish Medicines Consortium approves three cancer drugs for NHS use

The Scottish Medicines Consortium (SMC) has approved three drugs for use on the National Health Service (NHS) Scotland to treat…

University of Glasgow to establish Covid-19 drug screening hub

The MRC-University of Glasgow Centre for Virus Research (CVR) is set to establish a Covid-19 drug screening and resistance hub…

SMC accepts Janssen’s ulcerative colitis drug Stelara for NHS use

Scottish Medicines Consortium (SMC) has accepted Janssen Pharmaceutical's Stelara (ustekinumab) for use on the National Health Service (NHS) Scotland to…

Coronavirus: COVID-19 UK outbreak, measures and impact

Visit our Covid-19 microsite for the latest coronavirus news, analysis and updates Coronavirus FAQs Follow the latest updates on coronavirus…

Eisai forms PROTACs research collaboration

Eisai has formed a research collaboration to support oncology drug discovery using proteolysis targeting chimeras (PROTAC), which comprise two covalently linked…

Deals this week: Medicines for Malaria Venture, Swedish Orphan Biovitrum, aTyr Pharma

Medicines for Malaria Venture (MMV) has entered a collaboration with Drugs for Neglected Disease initiative (DNDi) to create a pandemic…

Pharmaceutical industry worth £1.7bn to Scottish economy

Scotland's pharmaceutical sector is worth £1.7bn (gross value added) to the country’s economy, according to a report by the Fraser…

Research suggests childhood obesity major risk factor for hip disease

New research has revealed that childhood obesity is causing growing number of adolescents to develop the Slipped Capital Femoral Epiphysis…

EUSA Pharma’s tivozanib drug approved for kidney cancer in Scotland

Scotland’s pharmaceutical regulatory authority the Scottish Medicines Consortium (SMC) has recommended Jazz Pharmaceutical spin-off EUSA Pharma’s fotivda (tivozanib) for the…

Glasgow University uncovers molecular structure of herpes virus

Researchers from the University of Glasgow have used Nobel prize-winning cryo-electron microscopy (cryo-EM) to reveal the molecular structure of the…

Deals and M&As this week: Alliance Pharma, Bayer, Onxeo

Alliance Pharma plans to acquire exclusive distribution rights to Nizoral, an anti-dandruff brand, from Janssen Pharmaceutica NV for £60m ($79.5m). Alliance…

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