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Roche collaborates with Blueprint Medicines to bring a new treatment to people with RET-altered cancers

• Roche will obtain co-development and co-commercialisation rights for pralsetinib, an investigational, precision therapy in late-stage development for people with RET-altered non-small cell lung cancer, various types of thyroid cancer and other solid tumours. • Blueprint Medicines and Roche will collaborate on the development of pralsetinib. • Roche and Blueprint Medicines will co-commercialise pralsetinib in […]

MERCK New Report Identifies Paths to Pandemic Resilience

A new report details potential paths to solutions to overcoming the global Covid-19 crisis and ways to prepare for or even prevent a future pandemic. • First Findings Report summarizes collective intelligence view of 180 global science, healthcare and policy experts • Data from sewage, genomic analysis, internet searches and mobile phones can provide early-warning […]

Breakdown of the pledges made yesterday in the ‘Global Goal’ Summit

Coronavirus Global Response Yesterday (June 27th,2020) ‘Global Goal: Unite for our Future’ Summit brought an additional €6.15 billion of funding under the Coronavirus Global Response, bringing the total pledged under the initiative since 4 May to almost €16 billion. ‘Team Europe’ contributed significantly to the success of the pledging summit – the European Commission, EU […]

Global Goal Unite for Our Future,’ Global Citizen and The European Commission Mobilize $1.5 Billion In Cash Grants

… and $5.4 Billion In Loans and Guarantees—For A Total Of $6.9 Billion Pledged—To Combat the Disproportionate Impact of Covid-19 On Vulnerable and Disadvantaged Communities Summary ‌‌International‌ ‌advocacy‌ ‌organization‌ Global Citizen and the European Commission (EC) today‌ hosted Global Goal: Unite for Our Future – The Summit and The Concert, as part of a global […]

Coronavirus Global Response: EIB and EU Commission pledge additional €4.9 billion

The ‘Global Goal: Unite for our Future’pledging summit organised today by the European Commission and Global Citizen mobilised €6.15 billion in additional funding to help develop and ensure equitable access to coronavirus vaccines, tests and treatments. The money raised will also support economic recovery in the world’s most fragile regions and communities. This amount includes […]

State aid: EU Commission approves €7.6 billion Italian tax schemes to support companies and self-employed workers affected by coronavirus outbreak

The European Commission has approved four Italian aid schemes to support companies and self-employed workers affected by the coronavirus outbreak. The four measures, which are part of a wider Italian support package included in the so-called “Decreto Rilancio”,were approved under the State aid Temporary Framework adopted by the Commission on 19 March 2020, as amended […]

Sudan Partnership Conference: EU mobilises more support for Sudan’s transition

Today, Sudan, the European Union, Germany, and the United Nations co-hosted a virtual High-Level Sudan Partnership Conference. The Joint Communiqué adopted by the participants, confirmed the support of the international community to the democratic and economic transition in Sudan headed by the civilian-led transitional Government. In addition to displaying strong political support to the ongoing […]

Emergency Trust Fund for Africa: EU mobilises almost €100 million to support the most vulnerable in the Horn of Africa

The European Union is mobilising €97.2 million of additional funding for programmes in the Horn of Africa to support the creation of job opportunities, public finance management, and access to education for vulnerable groups, in particular refugees and displaced persons, under the European Union Emergency Trust Fund for Africa (EUTF). Commissioner for International Partnerships Jutta […]

State aid: EU Commission approves €280 million Cypriot schemes to support companies and self-employed affected by coronavirus outbreak

The European Commission has approved two Cypriot schemes providing direct grants and subsidised interest rates to companies and self-employed workers affected by the coronavirus outbreak. The schemes were approved under the State aid Temporary Framework adopted by the Commission on 19 March 2020, as amended on 3 April 2020 and 8 May 2020. The first […]

State aid: EU Commission approves a €2.6 million Czech scheme to support companies affected by coronavirus outbreak in the Moravia-Silesia region

The European Commission has approved a €2.6 million Czech scheme to support companies affected by the coronavirus outbreak. The scheme, set up by the Moravia-Silesia region, was approved under the State aid Temporary Framework adopted by the Commission on 19 March 2020, as amended on 3 April 2020 and 8 May 2020. The public support […]

State aid: EU Commission approves €50 million Lithuanian measures in support of companies operating in the travel sector affected by the coronavirus outbreak

The European Commission approved two Lithuanian measures, with an estimated total budget of €50 million, to support travel agencies, tour operators, accommodation and catering businesses which were affected by the measures adopted by the Lithuanian authorities to face the coronavirus health emergency. The measures were approved under the State aid Temporary Framework adopted by the […]

Coronavirus: EU channels further assistance to Armenia, Georgia, Moldova, Ukraine and Belarus

This week, an Emergency Medical Team of 10 doctors and nurses from Italy are preparing their mission to Armenia, via the EU Civil Protection Mechanism. They will provide further assistance in addition to last week’s deployed medical experts from Lithuania. In addition, in response to requests for assistance under the Mechanism, Poland has offered disinfectant, […]

International Day against Drug Abuse and Illicit Trafficking: more action needed to fight illicit drugs

On the occasion of the International Day against Drug Abuse and Illicit Trafficking, Vice-President for Promoting our European Way of Life Margaritis Schinas said: “Drug trafficking is still the largest criminal market in the EU; organised crime groups remained active during the pandemic, quickly adapting their drugs operations to the new situation. This comes at […]

Novartis receives positive CHMP opinion for new Xolair® indication to treat severe chronic rhinosinusitis with nasal polyps

• If approved, Xolair® (omalizumab) will provide patients who have severe chronic rhinosinusitis with nasal polyps, not adequately controlled by intranasal corticosteroids, with the first anti-immunoglobulin E (IgE) antibody specifically designed to target and block IgE, a key driver in the inflammatory pathway • Decision based on results from the Phase III POLYP 1 and […]

Novartis Cosentyx® gains positive CHMP opinion for pediatric psoriasis, reinforcing established efficacy and safety profile

• EMA CHMP positive opinion paves way for Cosentyx® to become a first-line systemic treatment in pediatric psoriasis • CHMP opinion based on two Phase III studies showing Cosentyx provides fast and strong skin clearance and significant improvement in quality of life1 • Moderate-to-severe psoriasis affects more than 350,000 children worldwide2, with the physical and […]

Novartis Resolves Legacy FCPA Investigations

Novartis has reached settlements with the US Department of Justice (DOJ) and the US Securities and Exchange Commission (SEC) resolving all Foreign Corrupt Practices Act (FCPA) investigations into historical conduct by the Company and its subsidiaries. As part of the settlements, Novartis and certain of its current and former subsidiaries will pay USD 233.9 million […]

Cohesion policy: better quality emergency care in rural Romania

The European Commission has approved an investment worth €47 million from the European Regional Development Fund to build and equip an emergency hospital in Cluj, Romania, which will serve the largely rural North West region. This project consists of nearly 850-bed hospital equipped with advanced technology to ensure better quality emergency care and access to […]

State aid: EU Commission approves €40 million Portuguese scheme to support companies affected by the coronavirus outbreak in the autonomous region of Madeira

The European Commission has approved a €40 million Portuguese scheme to support companies affected by the coronavirus outbreak in the autonomous region of Madeira. The scheme was approved under the State aid Temporary Frameworkadopted by the Commission on 19 March 2020, as amended on 3 April 2020 and on 8 May 2020. The support will […]

State aid: EU Commission approves €21 million Belgian scheme to support the production of coronavirus-relevant products in the Flemish region

The European Commission has approved a €21 million Belgian scheme to support the production of coronavirus-relevant medical products, equipment, technologies and raw materials in the Flemish region. The scheme was approved under the State aid Temporary Framework adopted by the Commission on 19 March 2020, as amended on 3 April 2020 and 8 May 2020. […]

State aid: EU Commission approves modified €288 million Hungarian scheme to support companies affected by coronavirus outbreak

The European Commission has found the modification of a previously approved Hungarian scheme to support the Hungarian economy in the context of the coronavirus outbreak to be in line with EU State aid rules, in particular with the State aid Temporary Framework adopted by the Commission on 19 March 2020, as amended on 3 April […]

Coronavirus Global Response: world leaders summit and concert line-up announced for 27 June

The ‘Global Goal: Unite For Our Future’ campaign launched by the Commission and the international advocacy organisation Global Citizen on 28 May will culminate in a global pledging summit and concert on Saturday 27 June. The aim is to mobilise additional funding to develop and deploy coronavirus vaccines, tests and treatments. Access to vaccines everywhere, […]

Paul-Ehrlich-Institut – Another Clinical Trial of a COVID-19 Vaccine authorised in Germany

Spike-Protein on SARS-CoV-2 (Source: S.Myshkovsky/photodisc/Gettyimages)

The Paul-Ehrlich-Institut, Federal Institute for Vaccines and Biomedicines, has authorised another clinical trial of a vaccine against COVID-19 in Germany. The intensive preliminary scientific advice of the medicines developer CureVac, and the prioritisation of the regulatory activities at the Paul-Ehrlich-Institut for vaccines and biomedicines against COVID-19 have made it possible to complete the authorisation procedure […]

Roche’s IPATential150 study evaluating ipatasertib in combination with abiraterone and prednisone/prednisolone met one of its co-primary endpoints

Phase III IPATential150 study evaluating ipatasertib in combination with abiraterone and prednisone/prednisolone compared to current standard-of-care (abiraterone and prednisone/prednisolone alone) plus placebo met its co-primary endpoint of radiographic progression free survival (rPFS) in patients with PTEN loss tumours Roche (SIX: RO, ROG; OTCQX: RHHBY) today announced that the phase III IPATential150 study met its co-primary […]

Roche’s Tecentriq in combination with chemotherapy (including Abraxane) meets primary endpoint of improved pathological complete response

…. regardless of PD-L1 status, as initial treatment for people with early triple-negative breast cancer • IMpassion031 data will be discussed with health authorities globally, including the US Food and Drug Administration and the European Medicines Agency • Tecentriq is the only approved cancer immunotherapy for the treatment of metastatic triple-negative breast cancer, a very […]

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