This is how a medicine is manufactured (from the laboratory to the pharmacy)

2018-06-06T12:40:24+00:0006/06/2018|Categories: Industry, News|Tags: , , |

Ten years and a billion euros. This is the time and average cost for a drug to complete the process that goes from its initial discovery to being sold at a pharmacy. Considering this data, it´s not difficult to imagine the manufacture of a drug as an obstacle course in which only a few molecules reach the goal. The researchers of the Center for Biological Research of the CSIC María del Carmen Fernández and Nuria E. Campillo narrate in their book "How a medicine is made. From the laboratory to the pharmacy " how long and expensive this process is. [...]

First monoclonal antibody therapy for prevention of migraine

2018-06-01T16:43:40+00:0001/06/2018|Categories: Industry, News|Tags: , , , , |

First monoclonal antibody therapy for prevention of Migraine Aimovig recommended for marketing authorization 01/06/2018 The European Medicines Agency's (EMA) Committee for Medicinal Products for Human Use (CHMP) has recommended granting a marketing authorisation for Aimovig (erenumab), the first human monoclonal antibody therapy for prevention of migraine. Aimovig belongs to a new class of medicines that work by blocking the activity of calcitonin gene-related peptide (CGRP), a molecule that is involved in migraine attacks. It is estimated that approximately 15% of the European population suffers from migraine. Patients experience recurrent episodes of intense, throbbing headache, most often only on one side of the head. Sometimes, the [...]

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