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Actelion announces cost saving initiative to be implemented by the end of 2012

Initiative could result in a reduction of up to 135 positions


Actelion announced that the company has launched a cost saving initiative as an integral part of its strategy for value creation outlined in early May 2012. The initiative will ensure that the company can fully capitalize on the significant growth opportunities in its core area of expertise of ...


Actelion's macitentan meets primary endpoint in pivotal Phase III study


Actelion announced that initial analysis indicates that the pivotal, long-term, event-driven study SERAPHIN with macitentan, a novel dual endothelin receptor antagonist, in 742 patients suffering from pulmonary arterial hypertension (PAH) and treated for up to three and a half years, has met its ...


Japan's Ministry of Health, Labour and Welfare grants approval for Actelion's miglustat for the treatment of Niemann-Pick type C disease


Actelion Ltd announced that Japan's Ministry of Health, Labour and Welfare has granted approval for miglustat for the treatment of Niemann-Pick type C disease.The approval was based on the data generated for the first approval of miglustat in this indication in the European Union, as well as data ...


Auxilium Pharmaceuticals, Inc. and Actelion Pharmaceuticals Ltd. enter a collaboration agreement for XIAFLEX in Canada, Australia, Brazil and Mexico

Actelion obtains exclusive rights for two potential indications


Auxilium Pharmaceuticals, Inc. and Actelion Ltd. announced that they have entered into a long-term partnership for the development, supply and commercialization of XIAFLEX® (collagenase clostridium histolyticum), a novel, first-in-class biologic for the potential treatment of Dupuytren's ...


Jean-Pierre Garnier elected as Chairman of Actelion's Board of Directors


Actelion Ltd announced that Jean-Pierre Garnier has become Chairman of the Board of Directors of the Swiss biopharmaceutical company. The Board of Directors elected him at their meeting, 27 September 2011. In order to ensure a smooth transition, Robert Cawthorn, who has been Chairman since the ...


Actelion reports results of exploratory study with macitentan in IPF patients


Actelion announced that the exploratory Phase II study with macitentan in patients with idiopathic pulmonary fibrosis (IPF) shows a promising safety and tolerability profile of macitentan, no difference being observed between placebo and macitentan with regard to liver enzyme elevations. The ...


Actelion announces change in its Board of Directors


Actelion announced that Joseph C. Scodari - for personal reasons - has resigned from Actelion's Board of Directors at the beginning of August 2011.Robert Cawthorn, Chairman of the Board of Directors at Actelion, commented: "We would like to thank Joe for his dedication to Actelion. We have ...


Actelion's selective S1P1 receptor agonist ponesimod successful in mid-stage trial for multiple sclerosis

Ponesimod to proceed to Phase III final stage of clinical development


Actelion announced that the primary endpoint - reduction in the number of new active inflammatory lesions in the brain - has been met with its selective S1P1 receptor agonist, ponesimod, in a Phase IIb dose-finding study in patients with relapsing-remitting multiple sclerosis.The study assessed ...


Actelion announces change in its management structure

Otto Schwarz appointed Chief Operating Officer


Actelion Ltd announced that Otto Schwarz has been appointed Chief Operating Officer (COO). Otto Schwarz joined Actelion in 2008 as Head of Business Strategy & Operations. In addition to Commercial Operations and Business Strategy he assumes responsibility for Corporate Services, Global Quality ...


Actelion's novel CRTH2 antagonist meets primary endpoint in Phase II study in patients with seasonal allergic rhinitis


Actelion Ltd announced that a Phase II study with its novel orally-active CRTH2 antagonist in seasonal allergic rhinitis has met its primary endpoint with statistical significance (pThe study assessed the efficacy and tolerability of various doses of this novel CRTH2 antagonist in adult patients ...


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