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2010-01-11 06:00:00

BIRMINGHAM, Ala., Jan. 11 /PRNewswire-FirstCall/ -- BioCryst Pharmaceuticals, Inc. (Nasdaq: BCRX) today announced that it has signed agreements with two additional partners who will exclusively represent BioCryst and its anti-viral peramivir for influenza stockpiling opportunities for territories outside of the U.S. BioCryst's new partners are Merck Serono for Europe, Russia, Canada and Singapore and Hikma Pharmaceuticals PLC for the Middle East and North Africa (MENA) region, excluding...

2010-01-08 06:00:00

BIRMINGHAM, Ala., Jan. 8 /PRNewswire-FirstCall/ -- BioCryst Pharmaceuticals, Inc. (Nasdaq: BCRX) today announced that it has been informed by its partner, Green Cross Corp., that Green Cross has filed a New Drug Application (NDA) in South Korea to seek regulatory approval for intravenous (i.v.) peramivir to treat patients with influenza. "Green Cross has rapidly prepared their regulatory filing, the second application of what we hope will be many for marketing approvals of peramivir,"...

2010-01-07 09:00:00

SAN DIEGO, Jan. 7 /PRNewswire/ -- NexBio, Inc. announced today the initiation of a double blind placebo controlled multi-center trial in the U.S. and Mexico of DAS181 (Fludase®) for the treatment of laboratory confirmed influenza infection. DAS181 is an investigational host-targeted drug candidate that blocks entry of influenza virus into cells of the respiratory tract. The trial will assess the effect of DAS181 on influenza viral load as measured by the amount of viral...

2009-12-06 13:56:25

If H5N1 (avian flu) or H1N1/09 (swine flu) develop resistance to current therapies A massive, data-crunching computer search program that matches fragments of potential drug molecules to the known shapes of viral surface proteins has identified several FDA-approved drugs that could be the basis for new medicines -- if emerging viruses such as the H5N1(avian flu) or H1N1/09 (swine flu) develop resistance to current antiviral therapies -- according to a presentation at the American Society for...

2009-12-03 11:22:00

NEW YORK, Dec. 3 /PRNewswire/ -- According to the World Health Organization, the human H1N1/09 Type A influenza ("Swine Flu") has reached a pandemic level. Over 500,000 cases have been confirmed worldwide with at least 6,500 fatalities. Since there is no longer a requirement to test and report individual cases, these numbers undoubtedly understate the real situation. (Photo: http://www.newscom.com/cgi-bin/prnh/20091203/NY20654 ) There are currently only two approved drugs...

2009-12-02 09:30:00

SOUTH SAN FRANCISCO, Calif., Dec. 2 /PRNewswirel/ -- Roche (SIX: RO, ROG; OTCQX: RHHBY) announced today that it has begun shipping additional quantities of Tamiflu® (oseltamivir phosphate) oral suspension (liquid). The added supplies of Tamiflu will begin arriving in pharmacies nationwide and will continue to roll out to wholesale and retail pharmacies during the next several weeks. These shipments add to the millions of treatment courses of the adult-sized capsules...

2009-11-19 07:30:00

EMERYVILLE, Calif., Nov. 19 /PRNewswire/ -- Adamas Pharmaceuticals, Inc., a privately held company, announced today that it has expanded its Phase 2 clinical study of a proprietary investigational triple-combination antiviral drug therapy for influenza to include centers in the United States, Canada and Europe. The study, which was initiated in August 2009 in the Southern Hemisphere, is designed to investigate Adamas' triple combination antiviral drug (TCAD) therapy as a treatment for...

2009-11-09 08:30:00

SAN DIEGO, Nov. 9 /PRNewswire/ -- NexBio, Inc. announced the presentation of new data at the 2009 annual American College of Allergy, Asthma, and Immunology in Miami, Florida. The presentation was entitled "DAS181 (Fludase®), a Sialidase, Decreases Airway Resistance and Has Potent Anti-inflammatory Effects in Animal Models of Asthma". DAS181 (Fludase®) is an investigational broad spectrum host-targeting drug candidate being studied in human clinical...

2009-11-06 08:30:00

SAN DIEGO, Nov. 6 /PRNewswire/ -- NexBio Inc., in collaboration with scientists at the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC), St. Louis University, and the University of Hong Kong, announced today the publication of two articles in the peer-reviewed journal PLoS ONE. These two published studies suggest that DAS181 (Fludase®) may play a potentially important role for the treatment and prevention of the Pandemic Influenza A(H1N1) and drug-resistant influenza....

2009-11-05 06:00:00

BIRMINGHAM, Ala., Nov. 5 /PRNewswire-FirstCall/ -- BioCryst Pharmaceuticals, Inc. (Nasdaq: BCRX) today announced it has received an initial order for 10,000 courses of intravenous (i.v.) peramivir (600 mg once-daily for five days) with a value of $22.5 million under a newly issued contract with the Department of Health and Human Services (HHS). On November 4, BioCryst shipped the entire order from existing i.v. peramivir inventory to HHS. "BioCryst is pleased to deliver this initial U.S....