The U.S. Patent Office gives, and the U.S. Patent Office takes away. Unfortunately for Johnson & Johnson, it was the latter for Remicade. After a re-examination of Remicade's September 2018 patent, agency officials issued a big fat rejection.
The former head of Johnson & Johnson's initiative to develop stratified drugs for Alzheimer's disease is trying to crowdfund the development of computer simulations of brain disorders. Magali Haas is seeking $299,900 for the project, which builds on a multiple sclerosis prediction model created by her nonprofit, Orion Bionetworks.
In mid-January, Johnson & Johnson asked the district judge overseeing the federal lawsuit over the transvaginal mesh devices from its Ethicon subsidiary to investigate phone calls urging women with the implant to file suit against the company. But now it's requesting to withdraw that motion.
Johnson & Johnson's Janssen unit is teaming up with nonprofit JDRF to develop new diagnostic approaches for Type 1 diabetes, aiming to identify the disease earlier and curb its progression.
Johnson & Johnson has crafted three new research platforms designed to help its teams of investigators focus on a set of key strategic disease initiatives that will help guide their multibillion-dollar drug development program. And J&J--which is adding an institute for microbiome R&D along with a pioneering effort to prevent Type 1 diabetes in the ramp-up--plans to use their central position in the research structure to help coordinate in-house work with their growing cast of development partners around the world.
DePuy Synthes will introduce imaging for minimally invasive arthroscopic surgeries with the purchase of Utah-based startup Olive Medical for an undisclosed amount. Orthopedics is one of its stronger medical device businesses and this Johnson & Johnson company is focused on leveraging its scale across it.
South Korea's Celltrion will start sales of Remsima, its biosimilar of Johnson & Johnson's Remicade (infliximab) in a dozen European countries in February, according to Joon Seok Kim of Celltrion Public Relations on Tuesday.
U.S. District Judge Joseph Goodwin once again pled for a comprehensive settlement between 7 devicemakers and the plaintiffs in the 70,000 lawsuits they face over potentially dangerous transvaginal mesh.
Phase II data from Genmab have ratcheted up expectations for a fast-track approval of its Johnson & Johnson-partnered treatment for double refractory multiple myeloma. Analysts see the data as strong enough to bring the CD38 monoclonal antibody to market in the first half of 2016.
The United Kingdom's National Institute for Health Research has teamed up with Johnson & Johnson's Janssen to figure out why anti-TNF drugs are ineffective in some rheumatoid arthritis patients. J&J is funding the collaboration, which is indicative of how the U.K. wants to embed its healthcare infrastructure in drug development.