Category: Asia

June 14, 2021 Off

Moderna and Tabuk Pharmaceuticals Partner to Commercialize Moderna’s COVID-19 Vaccine in Saudi Arabia

By BusinessWire

-Moderna, Inc. (Nasdaq: MRNA), a biotechnology company pioneering messenger RNA (mRNA) therapeutics and vaccines, and Tabuk Pharmaceutical Manufacturing Company (a fully owned subsidiary of Astra Industrial Group), a leading Saudi pharmaceuticals company, today announced an agreement to commercialize the Moderna COVID-19 Vaccine and future variant-specific booster candidates in Saudi Arabia.

March 24, 2021 Off

Bayer’s NTRK fusion-positive tumor drug approved in Japan

By Dino Mustafić

Bayer has announced that the Japanese Ministry of Health, Labor and Welfare (MHLW) has granted marketing authorization for larotrectinib, under the brand name Vitrakvi, for the treatment of Neurotrophic Tyrosine Receptor Kinase (NTRK) fusion-positive advanced or recurrent solid tumors.

February 15, 2021 Off

Basilea divests its Chinese R&D subsidiary to PHT International

By Dino Mustafić

Basilea Pharmaceutica Ltd. (SIX: BSLN) announced today that it has entered into an agreement to divest its Chinese research and development (R&D) subsidiary Basilea Pharmaceutica China Ltd. (“BPC”), by selling BPC’s parent company BPh Investitionen Ltd. to the U.S.-based custom manufacturing organization PHT International Inc. (“PHT”).

January 25, 2021 Off

Moderna’s vaccine coming to India

By Dino Mustafić

Reuters news agency referred to the Economic Times as saying Monday that Tata Group’s healthcare venture has reportedly started the first discussions with Moderna Inc for a partnership to launch its COVID-19 vaccine in India.