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Novartis’ Egatan gains US approval for neglected tropical disease

Novartis’ Egatan gains US approval for neglected tropical disease

US approval removes barrier to greater access. The FDA has given its seal of approval to Novartis’ Egatan, which becomes the first approved treatment in the US for tropical disease fascioliasis. ... said Dr Mwelecela Malecela, Director of the

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    number of diseases, including Zika and rabies. ... Last year, a research team from the University of Munich’s Department of Infectious Diseases and Tropical Medicine moved a rabies vaccine developed by CureVac into what it said was the

  • The power of pharma businesses to drive social change The power of pharma businesses to drive social change

    For example, we have a focus on, and commitment to, combatting neglected tropical diseases (NTDs). ... Our research teams are collaborating with peers from organisations around the world to help in the development of effective treatments for diseases

  • Novartis' Swiss head of operations reveals job cuts Novartis' Swiss head of operations reveals job cuts

    and said it planned to move its tropical diseases research from Singapore to California.

  • Sanofi pays $245m for FDA priority review voucher Sanofi pays $245m for FDA priority review voucher

    Gilead Sciences bought one from Canada's Knight Therapeutics last year that was awarded by the FDA in return for developing a drug for a neglected tropical disease. ... The rising price also reflects the scarcity of the vouchers, which so far are only

  • GSK tops pharma access to medicines table GSK tops pharma access to medicines table

    drive to tackle neglected tropical diseases," commented ATMI founder and chief executive Wim Leereveld. ... the pipeline tackling diseases affecting developing countries to 327 at last count.

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  • Reaching new heights Reaching new heights

    The seemingly intractable problems of neglected tropical diseases, compounded by poverty and war in Africa, finally appear to be responding to philanthropy-funded research and engagement, resulting in fundamental changes by ... biologics. Patients will

  • Pharma deals in August 2015 Pharma deals in August 2015

    $65m. Antisense oligonucleotides target RNA and the new collaboration will extend into renal diseases, cardiovascular and metabolic fields. ... Introduced by the FDA in 2007, a priority review voucher (PRV) is an incentive for companies to invest in

  • Pharma deals during November 2014 Pharma deals during November 2014

    from ten months down to six). Introduced by the FDA in 2007, a PRV is an incentive for companies to invest in treatments for neglected tropical diseases. One of 16 tropical ... diseases that qualify is leishmaniasis, for which Knight's Impavido

  • Interview: Charles Mgone, EDCTP Interview: Charles Mgone, EDCTP

    We will ask them what areas they are interested in regarding our scope in HIV, TB, malaria and now neglected tropical diseases.”. ... EDCTP offers a more cost-effective and unified means of tackling poverty-related diseases.”.

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