Asia

Pfizer, GSK, Siemens and A*STAR form R&D consortium

Monday, June 24, 2013

Pfizer Asia Pacific, GlaxoSmithKline and Siemens are founding members of the A*STAR R&D consortium program Innovative Processing of Specialties and Pharmaceuticals (iPSP). Launched by A*STAR’s Institute of Chemical and Engineering Sciences (ICES), the consortium is a platform for pharmaceutical and specialty chemicals industry companies to address costs, regulatory compliance and responsiveness in production and processes to bring drugs to markets.

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Abbott initiates trial to evaluate Absorb BVS

Thursday, June 13, 2013

Abbott has announced the initiation of the Absorb Japan randomized, controlled clinical trial to evaluate the Absorb Bioresorbable Vascular Scaffold (BVS) in patients with coronary artery disease (CAD), the most common form of heart disease. The results of this trial will support regulatory filings with the Japanese Pharmaceutical and Medical Devices Agency (PMDA) for approval of Absorb BVS in Japan.

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Sinovac files NDA for EV71 vaccine

Tuesday, June 4, 2013

Sinovac Biotech’s NDA for its proprietary EV71 vaccine has been accepted by the Beijing Drug Administration, which will conduct an on-site inspection of Sinovac’s clinical trials and submit its  opinion along with the application documentations to the Centers for Drug Evaluation (CDE) of the China Food and Drug Administration (CFDA) for further review and evaluation.

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GSK deal aims to grow business in Asia

Tuesday, May 14, 2013

DKSH‘s Business Unit Healthcare, a market expansion services provider for healthcare companies seeking to grow their business in Asia, has signed an agreement with GlaxoSmithKline to provide contract sales services in both private clinics and trade channel for its antibiotic product line.

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