Pharma News

The latest developments from pharmaceutical and biopharmaceutical companies, both innovator and generic-drug companies, and leading regulatory news.

Roche has again extended its tender offer period relating to its $4.3-billion acquisition of Spark Therapeutics, a Philadelphia-based gene-therapy company, from December 10, 2019 to December 16, 2019. Roche had previously extended the tender offer...

The US Senate Committee on Health, Education, Labor & Pensions (HELP) has approved the nomination of Dr. Stephen Hahn of MD Anderson Cancer Center to serve as the next Commissioner of the US Food and Drug Administration (FDA). The vote for his...

Novartis has opened a new cell and gene therapy manufacturing facility at its site in Stein, Switzerland. The site currently houses production for liquid and solid drugs. Cell and gene therapies require the manufacture of a personal dose for each...

Eli Lilly and Company has opened its first shared innovation lab, located in South San Francisco, designed to support the discovery of innovative medicines through collaboration with local biotech companies. Lilly says that Lilly Gateway Labs will...

The European Medicines Agency (EMA) has signed a lease agreement for a newly built facility in Zuidas, Amsterdam, The Netherlands. The EMA moved its headquarters from London to Amsterdam, as of March 2019 as a result of the UK’s plan to withdraw...