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The European Stroke Organisation and Boehringer Ingelheim launch the "Angels Initiative"

Boehringer IngelheimSuffering a stroke is one of the most devastating medical emergencies that can happen to a person. It is also a great challenge for the medical personnel treating the patient, trying to save their patients' life and independence.

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Pfizer receives World Health Organization prequalification for multi-dose vial presentation of Prevenar 13®

PfizerPfizer Inc. (NYSE: PFE) announced today that the World Health Organization (WHO) has prequalified its four-dose, multi-dose vial (MDV) presentation of Prevenar 13®* (pneumococcal polysaccharide conjugate vaccine [13 - valent, adsorbed]). WHO prequalification allows for the global use of Prevenar 13® MDV by United Nations agencies and countries worldwide that require WHO prequalification.

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Amgen and Daiichi Sankyo announce agreement to commercialize biosimilars in Japan

Daiichi SankyoAmgen (NASDAQ:AMGN) and Daiichi Sankyo Company, Limited (hereafter, Daiichi Sankyo; TSE 4568) today announced the execution of an exclusive agreement to commercialize nine biosimilars in Japan. The deal includes several biosimilars in late stage development, including biosimilars of adalimumab, bevacizumab and trastuzumab.

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Boehringer Ingelheim and Lilly announce clinical trial collaboration in metastatic breast cancer

Boehringer IngelheimBoehringer Ingelheim and Eli Lilly and Company (NYSE: LLY) today announced a new collaboration on a Phase 1b study that will evaluate the safety and tolerability of BI 836845, Boehringer Ingelheim's insulin-like growth factor (IGF)-1/IGF-2 ligand neutralising antibody, in combination with abemaciclib (LY2835219), Lilly’s cyclin-dependent kinase (CDK) 4 and 6 inhibitor, in patients diagnosed with HR+/HER2- mBC.

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FDA approves first and only single monthly injection for a PCSK9 inhibitor

AmgenAmgen (NASDAQ:AMGN) today announced that the U.S. Food and Drug Administration (FDA) has approved the Repatha® (evolocumab) PushtronexTM system (on-body infusor with prefilled cartridge), a new, monthly single-dose administration option.

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Merck and Pfizer initiate Phase III trial to evaluate Avelumab as first-line treatment for ovarian cancer

PfizerMerck KGaA, Darmstadt, Germany, and Pfizer (NYSE: PFE) have announced the initiation of a Phase III study, JAVELIN Ovarian 100, to evaluate the efficacy and safety of avelumab* in combination with, and/or as follow-on (maintenance) treatment to, platinum-based chemotherapy in patients with locally advanced or metastatic disease (Stage III or Stage IV) with previously untreated epithelial ovarian cancer.

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Merck commits €1.5 million to the Grant for Fertility Innovation (GFI) for 2016/17

MerckMerck, a leading science and technology company, today announced it would continue to support the advancement of medical science in the field of fertility through the Grant for Fertility Innovation (GFI) program by awarding grants totalling €1.5 million in 2016/17.

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