United States

Allergan to expand in New Jersey, to create 300 jobs

Tuesday, August 16, 2016

The Board of the New Jersey Economic Development Authority (EDA) has approved Grow New Jersey (Grow NJ) tax credits to encourage the global pharmaceutical company Allergan, the U.S. subsidiary of Ireland-based Allergan, to remain in New Jersey and combine four existing company locations into a 431,495-square-foot facility in Madison. 

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UnDx Consortium to focus on precision medicine

Tuesday, August 16, 2016

UnDx Consortium has launched. This organization brings together five precision medicine technology providers and experts from medical centers and universities across the country to collaborate in an effort to produce new hypotheses for a set of six patients struggling with undiagnosed diseases. UnDx Consortium will explore results of cutting-edge tests analyzing samples from these patients and their families.

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Endo drops abuse deterrent labeling for OPANA ER

Monday, August 15, 2016

Endo International has announced that, based on an August 11, 2016 discussion with the FDA, the company has decided to withdraw its supplemental New Drug Application (sNDA) relating to specific abuse deterrent labeling for OPANA ER without prejudice to re-filing. The company plans to continue collecting and analyzing epidemiological data relating to OPANA ER. Endo’s financial projections for 2016 did not assume approval of the sNDA.

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FDA grants Rare Pediatric Disease Designation to Regenxbio’s RGX-121 Gene Therapy

Wednesday, August 3, 2016

REGENXBIO, a biotechnology company focused on the development, commercialization and licensing of recombinant adeno-associated virus (AAV) gene therapy based on its proprietary NAV Technology Platform, has announced that the FDA has granted Rare Pediatric Disease Designation to RGX-121, REGENXBIO’s investigational gene therapy product candidate for the treatment of Mucopolysaccharidosis Type II (MPS II).

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