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CHMP backs Bayer’s tumour-agnostic drug Vitrakvi

CHMP backs Bayer’s tumour-agnostic drug Vitrakvi

There were two other positive opinions on new medicines at the CHMP meeting last week, with the panel backing Acorda Therapeutics’ inhaled Inbrija (levodopa) for the treatment of symptoms of ‘off’

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  • Biotech leaders jump into US free speech debate Biotech leaders jump into US free speech debate

    Alnylam chief executive John Maraganore, Decibel Therapeutics’ CEO Steve Holtzman, Acorda CEO Ron Cohen and Jeremy Levin of Ovid Therapeutics are the main signatories to the letter published In Nature, but

  • Biogen pays $590m for Pfizer cognition drug Biogen pays $590m for Pfizer cognition drug

    The biotech company has also been linked to a possible takeover offer for Acorda Therapeutics and its Parkinson’s diseases candidates Inbrija (inhaled levodopa) and SYN-201.

  • Acorda acquires Biotie to expand in Parkinson's disease Acorda acquires Biotie to expand in Parkinson's disease

    Strikes $363m deal for Finnish firm. Acorda Therapeutics has agreed to buy Finland's Biotie Therapies in a $363m deal that swells its pipeline of Parkinson's disease (PD) drug candidates. ... The deal will also give Acorda four phase III programmes that -

  • Multiplying options for MS

    Acorda and Biogen Idec's Ampyra (fampridine sustained-release), a potassium channel antagonist that has been shown to restore conduction in demyelinated axons in patients with MS, was approved in the

  • A competitive edge

    Philippines. Dalfampridine . Ampyra (Acorda Therapeutics). Multiple sclerosis. USA, Puerto Rico. Desirudin .

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  • Dr Catherine Strader joins Acorda Therapeutics’ board Dr Catherine Strader joins Acorda Therapeutics’ board

    Acorda Therapeutics has expanded its board of directors with the addition of Dr Catherine Strader. ... Dr Ron Cohen, Acorda's president and chief executive officer, said: “Catherine brings decades of experience as both a drug developer and

  • Acorda Therapeutics appoints chief medical officer Acorda Therapeutics appoints chief medical officer

    New York-based biotech Acorda Therapeutics has appointed Dr Burkhard Blank as its chief medical officer. ... Burkhard brings to Acorda an impressive record of successful drug development and approved NDAs.

  • Acorda appoints new CFO Acorda appoints new CFO

    Michael Rodgers replaces David Lawrence who becomes chief business officer. Acorda has reshuffled its senior business leadership, with Michael Rodgers appointed chief financial officer replacing David Lawrence who becomes chief business ... I'm excited

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