Neovasc claims win in German TMVR patent case against Edwards unit CardiAQ Valve

Neovasc (NSDQ:NVCN) today claimed a win in its patent infringement war with Edwards Lifesciences (NYSE:EW) subsidiary CardiAQ Valve Technologies, saying a German appeals court dismissed a case there. In June 2017 the District Court in Munich ruled that CardiAQ Valve contributed to the creation of Neovasc’s Tiara transcatheter mitral valve replacement, awarding”co-entitlement” rights to the patent in […]

Novo Nordisk seeks FDA nod for oral diabetes pill

Novo Nordisk (NYSE:NVO) said this week that it submitted applications to the FDA for its oral formulation of semaglutide, a once-daily glucagon-like peptide-1 receptor agonist therapy. The company is hoping its pill will be approved as an adjunct to diet and exercise to improve blood sugar control in adults with Type 2 diabetes. Novo Nordisk also […]

Study suggests epigenetic protein as new therapeutic target in AML

A group of researchers at the Cambridge Institute for Medical Research found that the epigenetic protein delayed the development of AML. However, the epigenetic protein was found to The post Study suggests epigenetic protein as new therapeutic target in AML appeared first on Pharmaceutical Business review.

Taking a more rigorous approach to investigating fatal medical errors in the U.S.

By Stewart Eisenhart, Emergo Group On Friday, March 1, 2019, a Tesla automobile was involved in a fatal crash in Palm Beach, Florida. Considering the possibility that the vehicle crash occurred while the vehicle was in autopilot mode, the National Highway Traffic Safety Administration (NHTSA) and the National Transportation Safety Board (NTSB) initiated an investigation […]

Merck, NGM Bio extend multi-year strategic collaboration

The collaboration, originally announced in February 2015, is focused on discovering, developing and commercializing novel biologic therapeutics across a wide range of therapeutic areas. Under the terms of The post Merck, NGM Bio extend multi-year strategic collaboration appeared first on Pharmaceutical Business review.

Pfizer secures option to buy Vivet Therapeutics in €560m deal

Pfizer has paid around €45m ($51m) to purchase a 15% equity interest in Vivet Therapeutics, and will pay up to €560m that includes option exercise payment and certain The post Pfizer secures option to buy Vivet Therapeutics in €560m deal appeared first on Pharmaceutical Business review.

Mundipharma launches Invokana and Vokanamet in Norway for treatment of type 2 diabetes

In line with the partnership with Janssen Pharmaceutica NV, Mundipharma now exclusively distributes and markets these treatments across 18 countries in the European Economic Area (EEA) and Switzerland. The post Mundipharma launches Invokana and Vokanamet in Norway for treatment of type 2 diabetes appeared first on Pharmaceutical Business review.

Establishment Labs shares up on mixed-bag Q4, FY2018 earnings

Shares in breast implant maker Establishment Labs rose in after-hours trading today after the company posted fourth quarter and full year 2018 earnings that beat sales expectations but missed loss-per-share consensus on Wall Street. The New York-based company posted losses of $10.5 million, or 52¢ per share, on sales of approximately $16.4 million for the three […]

Carbon debuts dental technology platform

Carbon’s L1 3D printer (Image from Carbon) 3D printing company Carbon is unveiling an integrated technology platform for the dental market this week at the International Dental Show in Cologne, Germany. The platform combines software, hardware and materials in an end-to-end solution designed to meet the needs of dental and orthodontic labs and enable them to scale […]

PolarityTE reveals SEC investigation

PolarityTE (NSDQ:PTE) this week revealed that it is the target of an SEC investigation into possible violations of federal securities laws. The Salt Lake City, Utah-based company said that it received a copy of a formal order of investigation from the SEC on March 4, exploring possible violations of fraud and price manipulations, according to an […]