Amgen said that the approval for Repatha (evolocumab) in Japan filed by Amgen Astellas Biopharma K.K., a joint venture with Tokyo-based Astellas Pharma, could be launched within months pending reimbursement details.
A unit of Singapore-based Biosensors International refused a U.S. FDA inspection request and was subsequently barred from selling its products in the United States, joining a rare list of companies in the same category.
The National Research Foundation of Singapore unveiled a S$19 billion ($13 billion), 5-year research program that it hopes will help the city-state move up the value chain and turn more of its raw research into commercial opportunities.
Singapore-based ASLAN Pharmaceuticals has expanded a licensing deal with Spain's Almirall for candidate ASLAN003 to oncology, allowing it to possibly move beyond preclinical data to explore new indications as monotherapy or in combinations.
Singapore-based TauRx is expected to complete global Phase III trials this year for its Alzheimer's candidate, tau aggregation inhibitor LMTX, that will either start a new chapter in treatment or join a long list of flops.
Scientists at Singapore's Agency for Science, Technology and Research's Institute of Medical Biology and Singapore Immunology Network said they have identified a new way to ID and evaluate genes for cell survival and the finding may help reseachers determine how cells develop resistance to drugs.
Singapore-based ASLAN Pharmaceuticals has gained $34 million in Series C financing led by Singapore sovereign wealth fund subsidiary Accuron, placing the biotech in a stronger position to develop leading Phase II candidate ASLAN001.
Researchers at the National University of Singapore say they are on the verge of having a blood test capable of keeping track of any cancer's development and the effectiveness of treatments for it as often as month to month.
PRA Health Sciences is moving into a bigger space in Singapore, consolidating its operations there and looking to boost its share of the growing market for clinical research in Asia.
Scientists believe it might soon be possible to print functioning organs for transplant into humans, according to a recent report in the Southeast Asia Globe. Officials at Singapore's Centre for 3D Printing say they've caught up with Europe and the United States in bioprinting and 3D printing, also known as additive manufacturing, the report said.