This week’s biotechnology news headlines include, Amgen drug appears “highly similar” to Humira says FDA staff, Novartis version of Enbrel is similar to Amgen’s FDA staff says, Amicus acquires biologic programs aimed to treat rare brain disorder, Pfizer and Merck launch late-stage ovarian cancer trial, FDA expands use of Pfizer’s Prevnar, Bio-Techne to acquire Advanced Cell Diagnostics, and Rocky Mountain Biologicals announces water for injection manufacturing facility.
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“Amgen Inc’s version of AbbVie Inc’s Humira arthritis drug, the world’s top-selling medicine, appears similar in potency and safety to the original product, U.S. Food and Drug Administration staff members said on Friday.”
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“Rare disease drug developer Amicus Therapeutics has added a new prospect to its pipeline with the acquisition of a biologic program that the company hopes will eventually treat a genetic disorder whose seizures and neurological impairments have no approved treatment or cure.”
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“Pfizer and Germany’s Merck have kicked off a large-scale, late-stage study assessing their immunotherapy avelumab in ovarian cancer. The companies will test the safety and efficacy of the drug in combination with, and/or as maintenance treatment to, platinum-based chemotherapy in patients with locally advanced or metastatic disease with previously untreated epithelial ovarian cancer.”
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“Pfizer Inc said on Tuesday the U.S. Food and Drug Administration had expanded the use of its best-selling pneumonia vaccine, Prevnar, to adults aged 18 through 49.”
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