Swedish pharmaceutical company Moberg Pharma has completed enrolling patients in the ongoing Phase II trial of MOB-015 for the treatment of nail fungus (onychomycosis).

Sonepcizumab/LT1009-US-based Lpath has begun patient dosing in Phase 2a single-arm trial of anti-cancer drug, Asonep.

Mitsubishi Tanabe seeks manufacturing, marketing approval for TA-7284, Canagliflozin in Japan

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Canagliflozin is a highly potent and selective subtype 2 sodium-glucose transport protein (SGLT2) inhibitor to CHO- hSGLT2, CHO- rSGLT2 and CHO- mSGLT2 with IC50 of 4.4 nM, 3.7 nM and 2 nM, respectively.

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Canagliflozin Hemihydrate
(1S)-1,5-Anhydro-1-C-[3-[[5-(4-fluorophenyl)-2-thienyl]methyl]-4-methylphenyl]-D-glucitol hydrate (2:1)

Canagliflozin (INN, trade name Invokana) is a drug of the gliflozin class, used for the treatment of type 2 diabetes.[1][2] It was developed by Mitsubishi Tanabe Pharma and is marketed under license by Janssen, a division of Johnson & Johnson.[3]
U.S. Patent No, 7,943,788 B2 (the ‘788 patent) discloses canagliflozin or salts thereof and the process for its preparation.
U.S. Patent Nos. 7,943,582 B2 and 8,513,202 B2 discloses crystalline form of 1 -(P-D-glucopyranosyl)-4-methyl-3-[5-(4-fluorophenyl)-2-thienylmethyl] benzene hemihydrate and process for preparation thereof. The US ‘582 B2 and…

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Astellas Pharma and Medivation have announced the submission of application for marketing approval of enzalutamide in Japan for the treatment of prostate cancer

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Enzalutamide, 20128.31FDA-approved treatment for advanced prostate cancer drugs. Enzalutamide the androgen receptor antagonist for the treatment of castration resistant prostate cancer (castration-ressitant prostate cancer). Enzalutamide Medivation developed by the trade name Xtandi.
Enzalutamide synthesis of amino acids by the compounds 1 and 2 obtained by the Ullmann coupling with methyl esterification of 3,3 isothiocyanate 4 (can be retrieved by the corresponding aniline and phosgene prepared sulfur) cyclization Enzalutamide

Prostate cancer is a threat to men’s health killer, according to incomplete statistics, their deaths after lung cancer. Metastatic prostate cancer refers to cancer cells by the prostate and surrounding tissue spread to other tissues or organs. Metastatic prostate cancer is usually divided into two phases: hormone sensitive period (the hormone-sensitive state) and castration tolerant phase (the castration-resistant state). Testosterone (testosterone) and other male hormones can provide nourishment prostate cancer cell growth.

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New Route to Anticancer Agent Quinocarcin

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Antibiotic DC 52, DC 52, CHEBI:554143, CID158486, LS-80981, 3,6-Imino-1H-2-oxa-11c-azanaphth(1,2,3-cd)azulene-5-carboxylic acid, 2a,3,4,5,6,6a,7,11b-octahydro-11-methoxy-12-methyl-, (2a-alpha,3-alpha,5-alpha,6-alpha,6a-alpha,11b-alpha)-, (-)-, 84573-33-1

Synthesis of quinocarcin through a convergent strategy based on Sonogashira coupling and gold(I)-catalyzed hydroamination

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Nigerian scientists have confirmed in clinical settings and in animal models that eating moderate quantities of bitter cola does not just enhance sexual activity but have clinically significant analgesic/anti-inflammatory effects in knee osteoarthritis patients

Ranbaxy Laboratories gets tentative approval for HIV combination therapy

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The US Food and Drug Administration has granted tentative approval for a fixed dose formulation of two generic drugs for use in combination with antiretrovirals.

Lamivudine and tenofovir disoproxil fumarate tablets, manufactured by India’s Ranbaxy Laboratories, will not be available for marketing in the US because of existing patent protections, but will be eligible for purchase elsewhere under the President’s Emergency Plan for Aids Relief programme.


Lamivudine (2′,3′-dideoxy-3′-thiacytidine, commonly called 3TC) is a potent nucleoside analog reverse transcriptase inhibitor (nRTI).

It is marketed by GlaxoSmithKline with the brand names Zeffix, Heptovir, Epivir, and Epivir-HBV.

Lamivudine has been used for treatment of chronic hepatitis B at a lower dose than for treatment of HIV. It improves the seroconversion of e-antigen positive hepatitis B and also improves histology staging of the liver. Long term use of lamivudine unfortunately leads to emergence…

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