Tuesday, September 30, 2014
Catalent Pharma Solutions, headquartered in Somerset, N.J., has reached an exclusive development and licensing agreement with Cingulate Therapeutics (CTx), a Morristown, N.J.-based, privately held biopharmaceutical company, to support development of a series of new prescription pharmaceutical products for the treatment of attention deficit/hyperactivity disorder (ADHD) using Catalent’s OSDrC OptiDose drug delivery platform.
Novo Nordisk will establish a new obesity research unit in Seattle, Wash. The new unit is a result of Novo Nordisk’s increasing focus on obesity. Its main task will be to identify novel approaches and targets for obesity treatments, while increasing the scientific understanding of existing obesity targets.
Fifteen contract manufacturing organizations and contract development and manufacturing organizations (CMOs/CDMOs) have joined the Pharma & Biopharma Outsourcing Association (PBOA), a new nonprofit trade association that aims to help advance the industry’s regulatory, legislative and business interests.
Takeda Pharmaceutical, a research-based global company headquartered in Osaka, Japan, has invested in BioMotiv, a therapeutic accelerator company associated with the Ohio-based Harrington Project for Discovery & Development, and they have partnered to identify and develop pioneering medical innovations.
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MedImmune, AstraZeneca’s global biologics R&D arm, and Cancer Research U.K., with its commercial arm Cancer Research Technology (CRT), have entered into an innovative collaboration to establish a joint laboratory in Cambridge, U.K. The new laboratory will focus on the discovery and development of novel biologic cancer treatments over an initial five-year period.