Vanda Pharmaceuticals

FDA approves Hetlioz for sleep-wake disorder in blind individuals

Monday, February 3, 2014 10:38 AM

The FDA approved Hetlioz (tasimelteon), a melatonin receptor agonist, to treat non-24- hour sleep-wake disorder (non-24) in totally blind individuals. Non-24 is a chronic circadian rhythm (body clock) disorder in the blind that causes problems with the timing of sleep. This is the first FDA approval of a treatment for the disorder.

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Quest Diagnostics

Vanda lands exclusive world-wide license for VLY-686 from Lilly

Monday, April 16, 2012 11:40 AM

Vanda Pharmaceuticals, a biopharmaceutical company focused on central nervous system disorders, has acquired an exclusive world-wide license from Eli Lilly to develop and commercialize a small molecule neurokinin 1 receptor (NK-1R) antagonist for all human indications.

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Tasimelteon could reset body’s clock in sleep-wake disorder

Friday, January 27, 2012 02:17 PM

Vanda Pharmaceuticals’ compound tasimelteon has shown for the first time to reset the body clock and to align it to a constant 24-hour day in patients suffering from Non-24-Hour Sleep-Wake Disorder. Tasimelteon is a circadian regulator in development for the treatment of the sleep-wake disorder in completely blind individuals with no light perception.

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Vanda, Biotoscana enter exclusive license agreement

Monday, August 1, 2011 01:17 PM

Vanda Pharmaceuticals, a biopharmaceutical company, has entered into an exclusive license agreement with Argentina-based Biotoscana Farma, a wholly owned affiliate of Biotoscana International, based in Bogota, Colombia, for the commercialization of Fanapt in Argentina.

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Vanda begins trial for long-acting injectable to treat schizophrenia

Monday, April 11, 2011 12:52 PM

Vanda Pharmaceuticals and Novartis Pharmaceuticals, an affiliate of Vanda's sublicensor Novartis Pharma AG, has initiated a clinical study to evaluate the long-acting injectable (or depot) formulation of Fanapt (iloperidone).  This is a phase I study that will evaluate the safety and pharmacokinetic profiles of two different long-acting formulations of Fanapt in patients with schizophrenia.

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