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Friday, 19 September 2014
Study showed AstraZeneca’s exenatide once-weekly suspension for autoinjection provided superior HbA1c reductions vs. twice-daily exenatide (Byetta®) in adults with type 2 diabetes AstraZeneca today announced 28-week results from DURATION-NEO-1
Tuesday, 16 September 2014
FDA approves MOVANTIK™ (naloxegol) tablets C-II for the treatment of opioid-induced constipation in adult patients with chronic non-cancer pain AstraZeneca today announced that the US Food and Drug Administration (FDA) approved MOVANTIK™ (naloxegol) tablets C-II as the first once-daily oral peripherally-acting mu-opioid receptor antagonist (PAMORA) medication for the treatment of opioid-induced constipation (OIC), in adult patients with chronic, non-cancer pain.
Tuesday, 16 September 2014
AstraZeneca and Lilly announce alliance to develop and commercialise BACE inhibitor AZD3293 for Alzheimer’s disease AstraZeneca and Eli Lilly and Company (Lilly) today announced an agreement to jointly develop and commercialise AZD3293, an oral beta secretase cleaving enzyme (BACE) inhibitor currently in development as a potential treatment for Alzheimer’s disease.
Wednesday, 10 September 2014
AstraZeneca to present research from its innovative diabetes portfolio at the 2014 Meeting of the European Association for the Study of Diabetes AstraZeneca today announced that 29 abstracts covering a range of data from the company’s research and development in diabetes have been accepted for presentation at the Annual Meeting of the European Association for the Study of Diabetes (EASD) in Vienna, Austria, 15-19 September 2014.
Monday, 8 September 2014
Benralizumab Phase II COPD study published in The Lancet Respiratory Medicine AstraZeneca today announced that The Lancet Respiratory Medicine has published encouraging safety and efficacy data from a Phase IIa study evaluating its novel investigational monoclonal antibody benralizumab in patients with chronic obstructive pulmonary disease (COPD).
Monday, 1 September 2014
New data indicates Brilinta/Brilique™ has the flexibility to be initiated pre-hospital or in hospital in STEMI patients AstraZeneca today announced the results of the Phase IV ATLANTIC study, which indicates that the profile of BRILINTA/BRILIQUE™ (ticagrelor) is comparable whether administered in a pre-hospital or in-hospital setting to ST segment elevation myocardial infarction (STEMI) patients. The data will be presented during the European Society of Cardiology congress taking place between 30 August and 3 September 2014 in Barcelona.
Thursday, 21 August 2014
AstraZeneca announces partnership with Illumina to develop next generation gene sequencing panel for companion diagnostic tests AstraZeneca today announced that it has entered into a collaboration with gene sequencing company, Illumina, Inc., to develop its next generation sequencing (NGS) platform for companion diagnostic tests applicable across AstraZeneca’s oncology portfolio. In the first instance, AstraZeneca intends to apply Illumina’s cutting-edge technology to a novel companion diagnostic test in pivotal studies for one of its investigational oncology compounds. This is expected to be one of the first NGS-based companion diagnostic tests for a novel drug in the world, and its application could speed the clinical trial process.
Tuesday, 19 August 2014
AstraZeneca announces positive top-line results from the Phase III programme of CAZ-AVI in patients with complicated intra-abdominal infections (cIAI) AstraZeneca today announced positive top-line results from RECLAIM-1 and RECLAIM-2, the pivotal Phase III studies investigating the potential of the antibiotic ceftazidime-avibactam (CAZ-AVI) as a treatment for hospitalised adult patients with complicated intra-abdominal infections.
Tuesday, 19 August 2014
United States Department of Justice closes investigation into PLATO clinical trial for Brilinta AstraZeneca today announced that it has received confirmation from the United States Department of Justice that it is closing its investigation into PLATO, a clinical trial with Brilinta (ticagrelor). The government is not planning any further action.
Thursday, 14 August 2014
AstraZeneca advances tralokinumab to Phase III in severe asthma AstraZeneca today announced the start of the Phase III programme for tralokinumab, a potential treatment for patients with severe, inadequately controlled asthma, developed by MedImmune, the company’s global biologics research and development arm.