AOP Orphan and PharmaEssentia announce latest clinical results for Ropeginterferon alfa-2b in Polycythemia Vera

AOP Orphan Pharmaceuticals AG of Vienna, Austria (AOP Orphan) and Taipei, Taiwan-headquartered PharmaEssentia Corporation (TPEx: 6446) together announced the latest results from three clinical studies on Ropeginterferon alfa-2b for patients with Polycythemia Vera (PV) presented at the 22nd Congress of the European Hematology Association (EHA) in Madrid, Spain.

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OBI Pharma announces acquisition of cancer drug candidate from Threshold Pharmaceuticals

Taipei, Taiwan-headquartered OBI Pharma, Inc., (TPex: 4174), announced last week that an agreement with Threshold Pharmaceuticals, Inc. (NASDAQ: THLD) had been made to acquire TH-3424, a first-in-class novel small-molecule prodrug that selectively targets cancers overexpressing the enzyme aldo-keto reductase 1c3 (AKR1C3).

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Taiwan eyes opportunities in precision medicine industry

Taiwan’s biotech and pharmaceutical industry was one of the first to be named in the original Tsai Administration’s 5+2 economic policy to transform the nation’s economic structure, and is viewed as the upcoming medical treatment trend that Taiwan cannot miss out on, said Johnsee Lee, the Honorary Chairman of Taiwan Bio Industry Organization (Taiwan BIO) during the Precision Medicine Industry Forum 2017 in Taipei, Wednesday.

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