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2015-01-29

Bayer to Present New Hemophilia Treatment Data at EAHAD 2015 #

Bayer HealthCare announced today that new data on treatments for Hemophilia A will be presented at the 8th Annual Congress of the European Association for Haemophilia and Allied Disorders to be held 11-13 February, in Helsinki.   » more

2015-01-27
Bayer Forms Collaboration with Academic and Governmental Institutions for Rivaroxaban Study in Patients with a recent Embolic Stroke of Undetermined Source

Bayer Forms Collaboration with Academic and Governmental Institutions for Rivaroxaban Study in Patients with a recent Embolic Stroke of Undetermined Source #

Bayer HealthCare, in partnership with its development partner Janssen Research & Development, LLC, announced today a collaboration with the Population Health Research Institute (PHRI) and the Canadian Stroke Prevention Intervention Network (C-SPIN) to conduct the global Phase III NAVIGATE ESUS study.   » more

2015-01-23
Bayer Receives Recommendation for Approval for New Treatment Option with Aflibercept Solution for Injection in EU

Bayer Receives Recommendation for Approval for New Treatment Option with Aflibercept Solution for Injection in EU #

Bayer HealthCare today announced that aflibercept solution for injection into the eye has been recommended for approval by the European Committee for Medicinal Products for Human Use (CHMP) for the treatment of patients with visual impairment due to macular edema secondary to retinal vein occlusion (RVO), which includes Macular Edema following Branch Retinal Vein Occlusion (BRVO) in addition to the previously-approved indication of Macular Edema secondary to Central Retinal Vein Occlusion (CRVO).   » more

2015-01-20
European Label Update of Bayer’s Xarelto® Now Including Guidance for Use in Patients with Atrial Fibrillation Undergoing Cardioversion

European Label Update of Bayer’s Xarelto® Now Including Guidance for Use in Patients with Atrial Fibrillation Undergoing Cardioversion #

Bayer HealthCare today announced the inclusion of specific guidance for doctors treating patients with non-valvular atrial fibrillation (AF) undergoing cardioversion to the European Xarelto® (rivaroxaban) Product Information.   » more

2015-01-05
FDA approves Bayer’s Gadavist® (gadobutrol) injection as the first magnetic resonance contrast agent for pediatric patients less than 2 years of age

FDA approves Bayer’s Gadavist® (gadobutrol) injection as the first magnetic resonance contrast agent for pediatric patients less than 2 years of age #

Bayer HealthCare announced today that the U.S. Food and Drug Administration (FDA) has approved Gadavist® (gadobutrol) injection for use with magnetic resonance imaging (MRI) in pediatric patients less than 2 years of age, including term neonates, to detect and visualize areas with disrupted blood brain barrier and/or abnormal vascularity of the central nervous system.   » more

2014-12-17
Bayer Submits Application for U.S. FDA Approval for Recombinant Factor VIII Product (BAY 81-8973) for the Treatment of Hemophilia A in Adults and Children

Bayer Submits Application for U.S. FDA Approval for Recombinant Factor VIII Product (BAY 81-8973) for the Treatment of Hemophilia A in Adults and Children #

Bayer HealthCare today announced that it has filed a Biologics License Application (BLA) to the U.S. Food and Drug Administration (FDA) seeking approval for BAY 81-8973, a recombinant Factor VIII (rFVIII) compound, for the treatment of hemophilia A in adults and children.   » more

2014-12-17
Bayer to divest equine assets to Merial

Bayer to divest equine assets to Merial

The deal is expected to close in the first quarter 2015 subject to customary conditions, including relevant merger control clearance.   » more

2014-12-09
Bayer and DNDi Sign First Agreement to Develop an Innovative Oral Treatment for Human River Blindness

Bayer and DNDi Sign First Agreement to Develop an Innovative Oral Treatment for Human River Blindness

Bayer HealthCare and the Drugs for Neglected Diseases initiative (DNDi) have signed an agreement under which Bayer will provide the active ingredient emodepside to support DNDi in its effort to develop a new oral drug to treat river blindness (or onchocerciasis).   » more

2014-12-04
Bayer Submits Marketing Authorization Application in Europe for Recombinant Factor VIII Product (BAY 81-8973) for the Treatment of Hemophilia A in Adults and Children

Bayer Submits Marketing Authorization Application in Europe for Recombinant Factor VIII Product (BAY 81-8973) for the Treatment of Hemophilia A in Adults and Children #

Bayer HealthCare today submitted an application for marketing authorization to the European Medicines Agency (EMA) for BAY 81-8973, a recombinant Factor VIII (rFVIII) compound, for the treatment of hemophilia A in children and adults.   » more

2014-12-01

Bayer to Present Latest Data on Its Hematology and Oncology Portfolio #

Bayer HealthCare will present latest data from its hematology and oncology portfolio at the American Society of Hematology (ASH) 56th Annual Meeting, December 6-9, 2014, in San Francisco, CA.   » more

2014-11-18
Bayer Receives Approval for EYLEA® in Diabetic Macular Edema in Japan

Bayer Receives Approval for EYLEA® in Diabetic Macular Edema in Japan #

Bayer HealthCare has received approval from the Ministry of Health, Labour and Welfare (MHLW) in Japan for EYLEA® (aflibercept solution for injection) for the treatment of patients with diabetic macular edema (DME).   » more

2014-11-17

Bayer increases its donations of medications for ebola patients

Bayer is expanding its aid donations for ebola patients in Liberia and Sierra Leone. The company is supplementing its previous donation of medications with a further delivery of the antibiotic ciprofloxacin to a value of EUR 1.15 million. This medication does not treat the ebola infection itself, but can be used for life-threatening secondary bacterial infections.   » more

2014-11-13
Bayer to Evaluate sGC Stimulator Riociguat in Patients With Diffuse Cutaneous Systemic Sclerosis

Bayer to Evaluate sGC Stimulator Riociguat in Patients With Diffuse Cutaneous Systemic Sclerosis #

The development of riociguat in dcSSc is part of the recently announced worldwide strategic collaboration with Merck & Co., Inc. (known as MSD outside of the U.S. and Canada) in the field of soluble guanylate cyclase (sGC) modulation.   » more

2014-11-10

New Clinical and Real-World Data to Provide Further Insights on the Utility of Bayer’s Xarelto® for Patients with Atrial Fibrillation #

Bayer HealthCare announced today that new data from clinical trials and real-world studies to be presented at the American Heart Association (AHA) Scientific Sessions 2014 in Chicago, Il, USA, November 15-19, 2014, will provide important insights regarding the clinical utility of its novel oral anticoagulant Xarelto® (rivaroxaban) for stroke prevention in patients with atrial fibrillation (AF).   » more

2014-11-03
Bayer HealthCare to invest up to USD 25 million in “Versant Venture Capital V” fund

Bayer HealthCare to invest up to USD 25 million in “Versant Venture Capital V” fund

Bayer and Versant Ventures have already joined forces in ophthalmology research. In November 2013, Bayer HealthCare announced an exclusive collaboration with Inception Sciences - a drug discovery incubator exclusively backed by Versant Ventures - to conduct early research in the area of retinal eye diseases.   » more

2014-11-03

Bayer completes acquisition of Dihon Pharmaceutical Group Co., Ltd. in China

Bayer has completed the acquisition of 100 percent of the shares of Dihon Pharmaceutical Group Co., Ltd., Kunming, Yunnan, China, a privately held pharmaceutical company specializing primarily in over-the-counter (OTC) dermatology products and herbal traditional Chinese medicine (TCM) products for various women’s health indications.   » more

2014-10-30

Bayer operationally strong – strategic focus on Life Science businesses

The Bayer Group continued its successful business development. “The strong upward trend in the Life Science businesses – HealthCare and CropScience – persisted in the third quarter.   » more

2014-10-24
Bayer Forms Alliance with Kyoto University in Japan

Bayer Forms Alliance with Kyoto University in Japan

This collaboration is part of Bayer’s overall approach to partner with external partners from academia and industry to discover and develop new treatment options for patients worldwide.   » more

2014-10-13
Bayer Supports World Thrombosis Day as Founding Global Partner

Bayer Supports World Thrombosis Day as Founding Global Partner

As founding global partner, Bayer HealthCare joins the International Society on Thrombosis and Haemostasis (ISTH) today to launch the annual World Thrombosis Day.   » more

2014-10-01

Bayer closes acquisition of consumer care business of Merck & Co., Inc., United States, for USD 14.2 billion

Bayer has completed the acquisition of the consumer care business of the U.S. pharmaceuticals group Merck & Co., Inc., Whitehouse Station, New Jersey. The transaction closed on October 1, 2014, following receipt of required antitrust approvals.   » more

2014-09-26
Bayer Supports World Contraception Day to Help Young People Build Awareness for Contraception

Bayer Supports World Contraception Day to Help Young People Build Awareness for Contraception

On the occasion of today’s World Contraception Day (WCD), Bayer supports the publication of the WCD Coalition “Framework for Action” plan calling on individuals, governments and organizations to address the alarming number of unplanned pregnancies and sexually transmitted infections (STIs) worldwide.   » more

2014-09-24

ESMO 2014 to Feature New Oncology Data from Across Bayer Franchise #

Bayer HealthCare announced today that data from its oncology portfolio, including Stivarga® (regorafenib) tablets, Nexavar® (sorafenib) tablets and Xofigo® (radium Ra 223 dichloride) injection, will be presented at the European Society for Medical Oncology (ESMO) 2014 Congress taking place September 26 – 30 in Madrid, Spain.   » more

2014-09-22
Bayer Receives Approval for EYLEA® for the Treatment of Myopic Choroidal Neovascularization in Japan

Bayer Receives Approval for EYLEA® for the Treatment of Myopic Choroidal Neovascularization in Japan #

The approval is based on positive data from the Phase 3 MYRROR study in myopic CNV. The topline results, where patients receiving EYLEA had a mean improvement in best-corrected visual acuity (BCVA) from baseline at week 24 of 12.1 letters, compared to a loss of 2 letters in patients receiving sham injections ( p<0.0001), were announced at the American Academy of Ophthalmology Congress in New Orleans.   » more

2014-09-16
Bayer and Orion Initiate Phase III Trial of Novel Prostate Cancer Agent ODM-201 in Men with High-Risk Non-Metastatic Castration-Resistant Prostate Cancer

Bayer and Orion Initiate Phase III Trial of Novel Prostate Cancer Agent ODM-201 in Men with High-Risk Non-Metastatic Castration-Resistant Prostate Cancer #

Bayer HealthCare and Orion Corporation, a pharmaceutical company based in Espoo, Finland, have begun to enroll patients in a Phase III trial with ODM-201, an investigational novel oral androgen receptor (AR) inhibitor in clinical development for the treatment of patients with prostate cancer.   » more

2014-09-08
Safety and Sustained Benefits of Adempas® From Bayer Confirmed by Results of Long-Term Studies

Safety and Sustained Benefits of Adempas® From Bayer Confirmed by Results of Long-Term Studies #

Riociguat is a soluble guanylate cyclase (sGC) stimulator, the first member of a novel class of compounds to target a key molecular mechanism underlying pulmonary hypertension (PH).   » more

2014-09-04

Bayer Submits New Application for Aflibercept Solution for Injection into the Eye in Japan Based on Phase 3 Data in Patients with BRVO #

Bayer HealthCare today announced that Bayer Yakuhin, Ltd., Osaka, Japan, has submitted an application for marketing authorization for aflibercept solution for injection into the eye, based on the Phase 3 VIBRANT trial in patients with macular edema secondary to branch retinal vein occlusion (BRVO).   » more

2014-09-02

Bayer closes on divestiture of Interventional device business to Boston Scientific

Bayer HealthCare closed on the divestiture of its Interventional device business to Boston Scientific. The total consideration for the transaction, including fees for transitional services, is USD 415 million (about EUR 300 million).   » more

2014-09-02
Once-Daily Xarelto® from Bayer Effective and Well-Tolerated Alternative to Vitamin K Antagonists in Protecting Patients with Atrial Fibrillation who Undergo Cardioversion

Once-Daily Xarelto® from Bayer Effective and Well-Tolerated Alternative to Vitamin K Antagonists in Protecting Patients with Atrial Fibrillation who Undergo Cardioversion #

Bayer HealthCare today announced results from the X-VeRT study demonstrating that once-daily Xarelto® (rivaroxaban) is an effective and well-tolerated alternative to dose-adjusted vitamin K antagonists (VKAs) such as warfarin in patients with non-valvular atrial fibrillation undergoing cardioversion.   » more

2014-08-29
Bayer Extends Clinical Investigation of Rivaroxaban into Important Areas of Unmet Medical Need in Arterial Thromboembolism

Bayer Extends Clinical Investigation of Rivaroxaban into Important Areas of Unmet Medical Need in Arterial Thromboembolism #

Bayer HealthCare and its development partner Janssen Research & Development, LLC announced today an expansion of the global clinical development programme for the oral Factor Xa inhibitor rivaroxaban for the prevention of potentially deadly blood clots in patients at risk of arterial thromboembolism.   » more

2014-08-25
New Data on Xarelto® (Rivaroxaban) from Bayer accepted for ESC Congress 2014 Hot Line Session

New Data on Xarelto® (Rivaroxaban) from Bayer accepted for ESC Congress 2014 Hot Line Session #

Bayer HealthCare announced today that results from the Phase IIIb exploratory X-VeRT study investigating the oral Factor Xa inhibitor Xarelto® (rivaroxaban) in patients with non-valvular atrial fibrillation (AF) undergoing elective cardioversion will be presented in a Hot Line Session during the upcoming ESC Congress 2014 in Barcelona, Spain, August 30 - September 3, 2014.   » more

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