07 September 2017
Local manufacturer Pharmstandard will make the finished dosage form of Roche’s monoclonal antibody Gazyva (obinutuzumab) at its site in Ufa. The policy has driven most multinationals to sign contracts with domestic drugmakers and invest in local joint ventures. Pfizer broke ground on a facility with NovaMedica in Kaluga in May, GSK formed a JV with Binnopharm in 2011, while AstraZeneca , Novartis and Novo Nordisk have all invested in Russian production facilities.
17 August 2017
Insights From: Emmanuel S. Antonarakis, MBBCh, Johns Hopkins Medicine; Andrew J. Armstrong, MD, MSc, Duke Cancer Center; Howard I. Scher, MD, Memorial Sloan Kettering Cancer Center share their views on the Epic Sciences AR-V7 test in development for prostate cancer.
13 June 2017
US pharma giant Pfizer (NYSE: PFE) is considering building another manufacturing plant in Russia during the next several years, which is expected to be located in the Tatarstan Republic, one of Russia’s richest and economically developed regions. In addition on May 30, Pfizer officially started building its first Russian plant in the Kaluga Vorsino technopark, which takes place in cooperation with its local partner NovaMedica.
20 September 2017
Zydus Cadila, an Indian injectables maker, said it reached a deal with Russia’s Pharm Aid to manufacture its varicella vaccine for the Russian Federation. The Russians have been pressuring foreign pharmaceutical companies to engage in local production if they want to be in its market. Earlier this year, Russia-based NovaMedica announced it began work on a new plant in Russia’s Kaluga region where it will produce 30 of Pfizer’s sterile injected generic medications for the local market.
19 September 2017
Clinical trials of about 30 new medicinal products for the treatment of cancer, autoimmune and hereditary diseases are expected to start in the Russian Federation. This was announced by the Russian Minister of Health Veronika Skvortsova at Biotechmed, a specialized conference.
19 September 2017
The Ministry of Health of the Republic of Kazakhstan elaborated a draft Law of the Republic of Kazakhstan “On Changes and Amendments to Certain Legislative Acts of the Republic of Kazakhstan on the Issues of Circulation of Medicines and Medical Devices” in order to improve the regulation in this area and create a patient-oriented drug provision model.
18 September 2017
Scientists at the North-Eastern Federal University in Yakutsk (NEFU), in Russia’s Far East, have developed a method of alleviating symptoms and slowing down the progression of spinocerebellar ataxia, or atrophy, an acute genetic brain disease that leads to dramatic motor coordination impairment and eventual shortening of a patient’s life expectancy.