Navigation Links
Hovione's TwinCaps(R) Dry-powder Inhaler Approved in Japan as Part of Inavir(R) Influenza Treatment
Date:9/14/2010

Hovione's TwinCaps(R) Dry-powder Inhaler Approved in Japan as Part of Inavir(R) Influenza... -- LOURES, Portugal, September 14, 2010 /PRNewswire/ --


Advanced Search Search

  
Close
  1. Send a release
  2. Member sign in
  3. Become a member
  4. For journalists
  5. Global sites
PR Newswire: news distribution, targeting and monitoring
  1. Products & Services
  2. Knowledge Center
  3. Browse News Releases
  4. Contact PR Newswire
Biotechnology, Health Care & Hospitals, Infection Control, Medical Equipment, Medical Pharmaceuticals, Pharmaceuticals, New Products & Services Click to view news release full screen  

Hovione's TwinCaps(R) Dry-powder Inhaler Approved in Japan as Part of Inavir(R) Influenza Treatment

 

LOURES, Portugal, September 14, 2010 /PRNewswire/ -- Hovione is announcing the approval in Japan of Inavir(R), Dry Powder Inhaler 20mg, for treatment of influenza. This approval has been granted to Daiichi Sankyo Company Ltd, a licensee of Hovione for the TwinCaps(R) inhaler which delivers the drug to the lungs.

Hovione developed the TwinCaps(R) inhaler specifically for this indication. Inavir(R) directly delivers the drug to the infected airways of influenza patients, and a single inhaled dose has proven to be as effective as a five-day course of oseltamivir for treatment of influenza. Daiichi Sankyo has announced it is confident that Inavir(R) will be an important alternative for treating influenza. According to Hovione, the low cost of the device means the inhaler can be disposable and is thus ideally suited for the treatment of lung infection. As bacteria or viruses are present in the airways, a disposable inhaler may be safer than a re-usable one.

Peter Villax, TwinCaps(R) inventor and Hovione Vice-President said "This approval will boost visibility for TwinCaps(R), an inhaler designed for extreme ease of use, as would be necessary in the case of a pandemic."

Jason Suggett, Hovione Director of Pharma Operations said "We have a number of inhaled drug product development projects ongoing, and our in-house particle engineering expertise means that we can deliver large doses of powder from inhaler devices."

About Hovione. Hovione is a leading developer of inhaled drug products, with experience in anti-virals and proteins delivered by inhalation, as well as inhaler development. It is an international company with 51 years' experience in Active Pharmaceutical Ingredient integrated development and compliant manufacture, from molecule to unit dose. In the inhalation area, Hovione is the only independent company offering such a broad range of services.

For more information about Hovione, please visit the Hovione site at http://www.hovione.com or contact Corporate Communications, Isabel Pina, +351-21-982-9362, e-mail: ipina@hovione.com.


'/>"/>
SOURCE Hovione
Copyright©2010 PR Newswire.
All rights reserved

Related medicine technology :

1. Hoviones TwinCaps(R) Inhaler Delivers Successfully in Phase III Clinical Trials for Influenza
2. ASMANEX(R) (Mometasone Furoate Dry Powder Inhaler) Now Approved in Japan for the Treatment of Bronchial Asthma in Adult Patients
3. New Research Shows Over-use of Asthma Rescue Inhalers Substantially Reduced Through Pharmacist-initiated Physician Intervention
4. FDA Grants Bayer HealthCare Pharmaceuticals Orphan Drug Designation for Investigational Ciprofloxacin Dry Powder Inhaler for the Treatment of Cystic Fibrosis
5. FDA Consumer Health Information - Stolen Inhalers Pose Risk
6. Oncology Drugs Development Update - Worldwide Markets and Forecasts of Approved EGFr/HEr2 Inhibitors, Treatment Costs, Pathway Analysis, Current and Expanded Clinical Indications, and Novel Agents in Development
7. Norditropin(R) Approved for Treatment of Children with Short Stature Associated with Turner Syndrome
8. Norditropin(R) Approved for Treatment of Children with Short Stature Associated with Turner Syndrome
9. Nexavar First FDA-Approved Drug Therapy for Liver Cancer
10. Newly Approved HIV Drug Shows Great Promise
11. Independent Physician Surveys Show if Approved, MF101 Could Become First-Line Treatment for Menopause Symptoms
Post Your Comments:
*Name:
*Comment:
*Email:
(Date:9/22/2017)...  As the latest Obamacare repeal effort moves is ... (R-LA) and Lindsey Graham (R-SC) medical device ... industry is in an odd place.  The industry wants ... tax on medical device sales passed along with the ... increased visits and hospital customers with the funding to ...
(Date:9/19/2017)... --  ZirMed Inc ., a recognized leader in cloud-based revenue ... been ranked #1 by its users for the seventh consecutive ... Survey. ZirMed was recognized as the top-ranked end-to-end revenue cycle ... over 200 beds and holds one of the longest #1 ... ...
(Date:9/13/2017)... 13, 2017   OrthoAtlanta has been named the ... Host Committee (AFHC) for the 2018 College Football Playoff (CFP) ... at Mercedes-Benz Stadium in Atlanta, Georgia . ... "I,m In" campaign, participating in many activities leading up to, ... ...
Breaking Medicine Technology:
(Date:10/13/2017)... ... October 13, 2017 , ... Dickinson Insurance and Financial ... financial preparation services, is providing an update on a charitable event that began ... Rescue is a locally recognized nonprofit that provides shelter and care for animals ...
(Date:10/13/2017)... ... October 13, 2017 , ... PurhealthRX , a leading Health and ... Applying the Purzorb™process to full spectrum CBD oil will revolutionize the rapidly growing CBD ... that can be easily incorporated into liquid products, while reducing costs to end users. ...
(Date:10/13/2017)... (PRWEB) , ... October 13, 2017 , ... The Visiting ... Day Market. Featuring a collection of specialty vendors and unique items from across the ... and quality-focused health and wellness services offered by the VNA. The boutique will ...
(Date:10/13/2017)... Fairfax, VA (PRWEB) , ... October 13, 2017 ... ... provider of DevOps and Agile Software Development, has been awarded a contract by ... (EATS) Blanket Purchase Agreement (BPA) aims to accelerate the enterprise use of Agile ...
(Date:10/12/2017)... ... October 12, 2017 , ... Planet Fitness, one of the ... today its plans to open a flagship location in Covington, LA at 401 N. ... To Go store next to Office Depot in the Holiday Square shopping center. Its ...
Breaking Medicine News(10 mins):