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Prime Therapeutics urges FDA to keep current, consistent naming conventions for biologics, biosimilars

Prime Therapeutics, LLC (Prime) has submitted comments to the U.S. Food and Drug Administration (FDA) in support of two citizen petitions on the naming of biosimilar drugs. Biosimilars are medically equivalent versions of biologics, used to treat complex illnesses such as cancer.

FDA Approves Pembrolizumab for Advanced Melanoma

Today the FDA approved Keytruda (pembrolizumab), a new treatment for advanced melanoma, the deadliest form of skin cancer. Melanoma patients have been waiting anxiously for this day, given the promising data that early studies have shown.

Epoxy Resin Market Worth $9.2 Billion by 2019

"Epoxy Resin market by Application (Coatings, Electronics, Construction, Wind Turbine, Composites, and Adhesives) and Geography - Trends & Forecast to 2019" by MarketsandMarkets, the market of epoxy resin is projected to grow from an estimated $5,995.8 million in 2013 to $9,219.1 million by 2019, with a CAGR of 7.4% between 2014 and 2019.

GSK receives FDA approval of an additional Promacta (eltrombopag) indication for use in patients with severe aplastic anaemia (SAA) who have had an insufficient response to immunosuppressive therapy (IST)

FDA has approved a supplemental New Drug Application (sNDA) for the once-daily use of Promacta(eltrombopag) in patients with severe aplastic anaemia (SAA) who have had an insufficient response to immunosuppressive therapy (IST).

FDA Approves The Medicines Company's ORBACTIV™ (oritavancin) for Use in Acute Bacterial Skin and Skin Structure Infections

FDA Approves The Medicines Company's ORBACTIV? (oritavancin) for Use in Acute Bacterial Skin and Skin Structure Infections First and Only Single Dose Antibiotic for the Treatment of Skin Infections Caused by Susceptible Designated Gram-positive Bacteria ORBACTIV?U.S. Launch Expected in 2H/2014

AstraZeneca and QIAGEN enter collaboration to develop diagnostic test for lung cancer patients suitable for treatment with IRESSA

AstraZeneca today announced that it has entered into a collaboration with Netherlands-based QIAGEN to develop a non-invasive diagnostic test to identify non-small cell lung cancer (NSCLC) patients who are suitable for treatment with IRESSA?.

Scientists test nanoparticle 'alarm clock' to awaken immune systems put to sleep by cancer

Researchers at Dartmouth-Hitchcock Norris Cotton Cancer Center are exploring ways to wake up the immune system so it recognizes and attacks invading cancer cells. Tumors protect themselves by tricking the immune system into accepting everything as normal, even while cancer cells are dividing and spreading.