Latest Intelligence on Therapy Area in Ireland

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Vernalis: Frovelan concerns a headache for shareholders

Published By Datamonitor
20 Sep 2001
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Testing times for Tysabri

Biogen Idec and Elan have announced the voluntary suspension from sale and withdrawal from clinical trials of Tysabri, the companies' novel therapy for the treatment of relapse remitting multiple sclerosis (RRMS). This move has already slashed share prices of both companies. Even if Tysabri is relaunched with some form of black-box warning, doubts will surely linger over its long-term safety.

Published By Datamonitor
01 Mar 2005
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CommentWire

Schering-Plough/Centocor: wider Remicade indication

Published By Datamonitor
06 Feb 2001
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Ovation Pharmaceuticals' Sabril recommended by FDA panel despite reports of visual field defect

Ovation Pharmaceuticals has announced that an FDA advisory committee has voted unanimously to recommend Sabril (vigabatrin) for the treatment of two severe forms of epilepsy. If approved, Sabril will be the first FDA-approved monotherapy for infantile spasms. However, low historic uptake in the EU and concerns regarding visual field defects suggest that the drug's commercial prospects are limited.

Published By Datamonitor
12 Jan 2009
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CommentWire

Novuspharma: lending a hand to Micromet

Novuspharma has agreed to co-develop Micromet's MT201, the only fully human antibody in development that targets the Ep-CAM molecule. The companies plan to begin phase II trials for the drug, across a wide range of cancers. Novuspharma's expertise and experience in oncology will aid MT201's development, but the companies will also need an experienced marketing partner.

Published By Datamonitor
02 Sep 2002
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CommentWire

Elan: trying to save a would-be blockbuster

The temporary suspension, on reports of worrying side effects, rocked shareholder confidence in Ireland's largest public company. Investors fear that one of Elan's two lead compounds may never generate revenue. The company may be able to save AN-1792, in which case it could still be a blockbuster drug - but the risks attached are high.

Published By Datamonitor
23 Jan 2002
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CommentWire

Elan: to Genomics and Beyond

Published By Datamonitor
17 May 2001
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CommentWire

Elan: taking the next step forward

Published By Datamonitor
26 Jul 2001
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CommentWire

Elan: Antegren offers renewed hope for growth

Elan [ELN] and Biogen [BIIB] have announced that the Phase III maintenance trial of Antegren in Crohn's disease met the primary end-point of maintenance of response. The new data improves the chance of regulatory approval for Antegren, but the product may still need to find a role in inducing Crohn's disease remission to boost the fortunes of struggling Elan.

Published By Datamonitor
02 Feb 2004
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CommentWire

Elan: AD vaccine gives new hope

Published By Datamonitor
07 Jun 2001

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