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2011-08-25 10:13:00

DUBLIN, Ireland and LEXINGTON, Massachusetts, August 25, 2011 /PRNewswire/ -- Shire plc (LSE: SHP, NASDAQ: SHPGY), the global specialty biopharmaceutical company, today announced that the U.S. Food and Drug Administration (FDA) has granted marketing approval for FIRAZYR(R) (icatibant injection) for treatment of acute attacks of hereditary angioedema (HAE) in adults 18 years of age and older. "Until now, HAE patients faced challenges gaining rapid access to acute treatment...

2011-08-25 10:13:00

SILVER SPRING, Md., Aug. 25, 2011 /PRNewswire-USNewswire/ -- The U.S. Food and Drug Administration today approved Firazyr (icatibant) Injection for the treatment of acute attacks of a rare condition called hereditary angioedema (HAE) in people ages 18 years and older. (Logo: http://photos.prnewswire.com/prnh/20090824/FDALOGO) HAE is caused by low levels or the improper function of a protein called C1 inhibitor, which is involved in regulating how certain immune system and blood...

2011-06-23 16:06:00

DUBLIN, Ireland and LEXINGTON, Massachusetts, June 23, 2011 /PRNewswire/ -- Shire plc (LSE: SHP, NASDAQ: SHPGY), the global specialty biopharmaceutical company, today announced that the Pulmonary-Allergy Drugs Advisory Committee to the U.S. Food and Drug Administration (FDA) recommended, by a vote of twelve to one, that the efficacy and safety data provides substantial evidence to support approval of FIRAZYR(R) (icatibant) for the treatment of acute attacks of hereditary...

2011-05-10 02:03:00

PERTH, Australia and LELYSTAD, The Netherlands, May 10, 2011 /PRNewswire/ -- Phylogica Ltd (ASX: PYC, XETRA: PH7), a leading Australian peptide drug discovery company, and Pepscan Therapeutics, a Dutch biopharmaceutical firm focusing on protein mimicry technology, today announce that they have entered a Research Collaboration and Option Agreement to evaluate the combination of their complementary peptide technologies for drug discovery. Under the terms of the agreement, Pepscan using its...

2011-03-03 05:59:00

DUBLIN and LEXINGTON, Massachusetts, March 3, 2011 /PRNewswire-FirstCall/ -- Shire plc (LSE: SHP, NASDAQ: SHPGY), the global specialty biopharmaceutical company, today announced that the European Commission has approved FIRAZYR for self-administration after training in subcutaneous injection technique by a healthcare professional. FIRAZYR is the first and only treatment for acute Type I and Type II hereditary angioedema (HAE) attacks licensed for self-administration in Europe. "Given...

2011-02-28 05:59:00

DUBLIN, Ireland and LEXINGTON, Massachusetts, February 28, 2011 /PRNewswire-FirstCall/ -- Shire plc (LSE: SHP, NASDAQ: SHPGY), the global specialty biopharmaceutical company, today announced that it has submitted a complete response to the not approvable letter issued by the US Food and Drug Administration (FDA) to Jerini AG in April 2008 regarding its New Drug Application for FIRAZYR(R) (icatibant) for the treatment of acute attacks of hereditary angioedema (HAE). Once the FDA...

2010-12-01 06:28:00

DUBLIN, Dec. 1, 2010 /PRNewswire-FirstCall/ -- Shire plc (LSE: SHP, Nasdaq: SHPGY), the global specialty biopharmaceutical company, today announced topline results from FAST-3 (For Angioedema Subcutaneous Treatment), the largest of the Phase III trials studying the use of Firazyr (icatibant) for treatment of acute attacks of hereditary angioedema (HAE). The study showed that patients receiving treatment with Firazyr experienced a significantly faster time to onset of symptom relief from...

2010-08-05 15:29:38

Phase 3 trials of icatibant show rapid symptom relief with no serious side effects Clinical trials from two international research teams have shown that icatibant, a new drug that blocks the action of an inflammatory protein known as bradykinin, is safe and effective in treating acute attacks of hereditary angioedema, a potentially life-threatening condition. In their report in the August 5 New England Journal of Medicine, the authors note that "“ while the results of one trial did not...

2008-11-05 09:00:34

SurModics, a provider of surface modification and drug delivery technologies to the healthcare industry, has acquired a portfolio of intellectual property and collaborative drug delivery projects from PR Pharmaceuticals, a drug delivery company specializing in injectable, biodegradable sustained release formulations. SurModics paid $3 million in cash at closing and may pay up to an additional $6 million in cash upon the successful achievement of certain milestones. The acquisition is...

2008-11-04 18:00:18

SurModics, Inc. (Nasdaq: SRDX), a leading provider of surface modification and drug delivery technologies to the healthcare industry, announced today that it has acquired a portfolio of intellectual property and collaborative drug delivery projects from PR Pharmaceuticals, Inc., a drug delivery company specializing in injectable, biodegradable sustained release formulations. SurModics paid $3 million in cash at closing and may pay up to an additional $6 million in cash upon the successful...