Generex's proprietary RapidMist buccal drug delivery device is finding a mark in the medical marijuana arena. The company announced its second medical marijuana outlicensing agreement, this time with Smoofi, a consultant to licensed U.S. medical and recreational marijuana operators and retail dispensaries.
Gilead Sciences reportedly plans to open a marketing office in Israel where it sells its products through NewPharm, an Israel drug store chain.
China's FDA is laying plans to work directly with its U.S. counterpart to learn the secrets of drug and medical-device regulation and bring China drug-making and other regulated industries up to international standards.
Industry bigwigs are teaming up to create the first medical device industry association focused solely on Asia. The member companies of the just-launched Asia Pacific Medical Technology Association include Abbott, Baxter, B. Braun, Becton Dickinson, Boston Scientific, Cardinal Health, GE Healthcare, Johnson & Johnson, Medtronic, Philips, Siemens, Stryker and Zimmer.
AstraZeneca signed a pair of agreements centered on its most prized cancer therapy, selling a stake to the hematology experts at Celgene and buying the rights to a complementary treatment from Innate Pharma.
Juno Therapeutics and AstraZeneca are joining forces to test their respective cancer treatments in tandem, combining newfangled therapies that promise to use the immune system to combat tumors.
New Zealand research on a promising cancer drug that was discarded by previous companies was revived by U.S.-based Threshold Pharmaceuticals, which announced a promising showing in Phase I and II trials for treating a type of resistant lung cancer.
Vietnam has become the 39th nation cleared for global exports of the vaccines it makes, joining an increasingly crowded field of local champions to multinational heavyweights. The World Health Organization gave that clearance recently for a country that expects to be a leading producer within the next 20 to 30 years.
Maryland biotech MaxCyte is delving into the world of CAR-T treatments for cancer, teaming up with Johns Hopkins University on a preclinical program.
WuXi PharmaTech's WuXi NextCODE Genomics unit is teaming up with DNAnexus to offer cloud-based genomic services, leveraging WuXi NextCODE's genome analytic technology and DNAnexus' cloud-based platform to facilitate R&D and expand the companies' global footprint.