BI broadens research pact with Vanderbilt University to develop GPCR drugs for brain disorders

Boehringer Ingelheim has been working to boost its research capabilities in central nervous system (CNS) disorders, making moves over the past year aimed specifically at adding compounds to its pipeline to address Alzheimer’s disease (AD), schizophrenia and depression. Now it’s teaming up with Vanderbilt University, located in Nashville to develop novel small molecules that modulate

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FDA approve Alimta & Keytruda for combination lung cancer treatment

The US regulators have approved a combination of Eli Lilly’s Alimta and MSD’s Keytruda as first-line treatment for patients with metastatic nonsquamous non-small cell lung cancer (NSCLC), irrespective of PD-L1 expression status. The combination was approved via the FDA’s accelerated approval pathway based on Phase II tumour response rate and progression-free survival (PFS) data observed

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World’s Largest Cell and Gene Therapy Plant Opens

Recently, Swiss biotech company Lonza officially opened its new cell and gene therapy manufacturing plant in Pearland, near Houston, Texas. The facility’s 300,000 square feet make it the world’s largest manufacturing plant devoted to making these types of materials, according to a statement. “This facility has the potential to produce treatment for thousands of patients

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