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CHINA: NEW DEVELOPMENTS FOR PHARMACEUTICAL PATENTS

CHINA: NEW DEVELOPMENTS FOR PHARMACEUTICAL PATENTS

Ticagrelor (trade name Brilinta, Brilique, and Possia) is a blockbuster drug produced by AstraZeneca with total sales of $1,079m in 2017. Ticagrelor: is a platelet aggregation inhibitor and is used for the prevention of thrombotic events (for example stroke or heart attack) in people with acute coronary syndrome or myocardial infarction with ST elevation. 
 
GILEAD DEFENDS THEIR SOFOSBUVIR PATENT SUCCESSFULLY

GILEAD DEFENDS THEIR SOFOSBUVIR PATENT SUCCESSFULLY

Sofusbovir is a substance from the group of nucleotide prodrugs, which has been successfully marketed by the US pharmaceutical company Gilead since 2013 as a medicament under the brand name „SOVALDI“. Sofosbuvir inhibits the RNA-dependent enzyme NS5B polymerase, which plays an important role in the replication of specific viruses. Thus, the substance is effective against ... Read More
 
CRISPR/CAS9 TECHNOLOGY UNDER PRESSURE FOR ALLEGEDLY INCREASING RISK OF CANCER IN CELLS

CRISPR/CAS9 TECHNOLOGY UNDER PRESSURE FOR ALLEGEDLY INCREASING RISK OF CANCER IN CELLS

In recent years, advances in the CRISPR-Cas9 technology lead to a revolution in genome engineering across the world. The easy to use components of the technique facilitate accurate and fast genomic manipulation. Successful applications have been reported in human cells as well as embryos. This technology presents modern medicine with the possibility to treat diseases ... Read More
 
WHISKY SOUR

WHISKY SOUR

The word „GLEN“ comes from the Gaelic and refers to a narrow valley. The Scottish firewater’s friends are aware of the numerous whiskeys whose brand name begins with this abbreviation and which, in general, actually represents a geographical origin. What can be said now if a small German company, which is not located in the ... Read More