Baxter and Taiwan’s ScinoPharm announce partnership for generic injectable cancer drugs

Baxter International Inc. (NYSE: BAX) and ScinoPharm Taiwan, Ltd. (TWSE: 1789) last week announced a strategic partnership to develop, manufacture and commercialize five injectable generic drugs used in a range of cancer treatments, including lung cancer, multiple myeloma and breast cancer, as well as medication to treat nausea and vomiting, common side effects of chemotherapy.

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Taiwan’s Amaran Biotech announces partnership with Stellar Biotech for supply of KLH vaccine

Los Angeles-headquartered Stellar Biotechnologies, Inc. (Nasdaq: SBOT), a manufacturer of a key protein utilized in immunotherapy development pipelines, and Taiwanese biopharmaceutical manufacturer Amaran Biotechnology, Inc., announced that they had entered into an exclusive multi-year supply agreement in connection with clinical development studies of immunotherapies for metastatic breast cancer and other cancers.

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Chugai’s advanced non-small cell lung cancer drug approved in Taiwan

Japan’s Chugai Pharmaceutical Co., Ltd. (TOKYO: 4519) announced that Chugai Pharma Taiwan Ltd., a wholly owned subsidiary of Chugai, obtained approval from the TFDA for the anti-cancer agent, alectinib hydrochloride (brand name: Alecensa®) for the treatment of people with “anaplastic lymphoma kinase (ALK) positive, advanced non-small cell lung cancer (NSCLC) who have progressed on or those intolerant to crizotinib.”

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