Gilead Sciences and Kite To Acquire Cell Design Labs

Gilead Sciences, Inc. and its cell therapy subsidiary Kite have entered into a definitive agreement to acquire Cell Design Labs, Inc., gaining new technology platforms that will enhance research and development efforts in cellularRead More…


Amgen, Biocartis sign RAS companion diagnostic deal

Amgen has signed up to help Biocartis get its RAS biomarker tests approved in the U.S. The pact positions Biocartis to register its Idylla RAS tests as companion diagnostics for Amgen’s colorectalRead More…


The generic drug industry has brought huge cost savings. That may be changing.

A decade ago, physicians who treat epilepsy got what seemed like a piece of good news: Eight companies had received federal approval to sell a generic version of an injectable lifesaving drug.Read More…


Gilead’s hepatitis C franchise breaks out of a rut, but the M&A drumbeat continues

Gilead Sciences made an unexpected turnabout in the second quarter, with hepatitis C sales finding firmer ground after a long slog through quarter after quarter of slough. The hep C franchise, whichRead More…


Increasing Flurry of FDA Orphan Drug Development Activity Fueling Uptick of Enthusiasm for Few Pharma Stocks

The healthcare sector which includes biotech, pharmaceutical, and medical device stocks, continues to forge ahead despite recent concerns in the markets as some of the larger companies show attractive earnings growth potentialRead More…


Biotech, the New ‘Fire’

We suspect that somewhere around the Stone Age, our African ancestors learned to do something that would change the evolutionary cycle of humanity; they learned to control fire. I can’t imagine theRead More…

Proposed changes to nutrition labels and marketing food to children

The nutrition labels on packaged food and beverages may be due a makeover, thanks to proposals from the Food and Drug Administration. The agency is accepting public comment on the proposed changes for 90 days. If passed, the proposed changes will mark the first major overhaul for nutrition labels since the Food and Drug Administration (FDA) made them compulsory 20 years ago. (more…)