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Last 4,182 GBp
Change Today -66.00 / -1.55%
Volume 3.3M
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astrazeneca plc (AZN) Details

AstraZeneca PLC engages in the discovery, development, and commercialization of prescription medicines for the treatment of cardiovascular, metabolic, respiratory, inflammation, autoimmune, oncology, infection, and neuroscience diseases worldwide. Its products include Crestor for the treatment of dyslipidaemia and hypercholesterolemia; Seloken/Toprol-XL to control hypertension, and heart failure and angina; Onglyza for diabetes mellitus; Iressa for non-small cell lung cancer; Faslodex for breast cancer in post-menopausal women; Zoladex for prostate cancer, breast cancer, and certain benign gynaecological disorders; Pulmicort Turbuhaler/Pulmicort Flexhaler for treating asthma; Symbicort for maintenance treatment of asthma and chronic obstructive pulmonary disease; Nexium for treatment of acid-related diseases; Seroquel XR for the treatment of schizophrenia, bipolar disorder, major depressive disorder, and generalised anxiety disorder; and Synagis for the prevention of serious lower respiratory tract disease caused by respiratory syncytial virus in paediatric patients. As of December 31, 2014, it had 133 pipeline projects. The company markets its products through distributors and local representative offices. It also engages in the insurance and reinsurance underwriting business. The company has collaboration agreements with Celgene Corporation, Immunocore Limited, Kyowa Hakko Kirin Co., Ltd., Advaxis Inc., Pharmacyclics Inc., and Janssen Research & Development, LLC., as well as a strategic collaboration with Isis Pharmaceuticals, Inc. to discover and develop antisense therapies for cardiovascular, metabolic and renal diseases. It also has a license from Heptares Therapeutics Ltd. to develop, manufacture, and commercialize the adenosine A2A receptor antagonist, HTL-1071. The company was formerly known as Zeneca Group PLC and changed its name to AstraZeneca PLC in April 1999. AstraZeneca PLC was founded in 1992 and is headquartered in London, the United Kingdom.

57,500 Employees
Last Reported Date: 03/10/15
Founded in 1992

astrazeneca plc (AZN) Top Compensated Officers

Chief Executive Officer, Executive Director a...
Total Annual Compensation: 3.1M GBP
Chief Financial Officer and Executive Directo...
Total Annual Compensation: 1.7M GBP
Compensation as of Fiscal Year 2014.

astrazeneca plc (AZN) Key Developments

AstraZeneca Announces Approval of BRILINTA Tablets by US FDA

AstraZeneca announced that the US Food and Drug Administration has approved BRILINTA (ticagrelor) tablets at a new 60mg dose to be used in patients with a history of heart attack beyond the first year. With this expanded indication, BRILINTA is now approved to reduce the rate of cardiovascular death, myocardial infarction (MI also known as heart attack) and stroke in patients with acute coronary syndrome (ACS) or a history of MI. BRILINTA is an oral antiplatelet treatment that works by inhibiting platelet activation and was first approved by the FDA in July 2011 on the basis of data from the PLATO study. For at least the first 12 months following ACS, it is superior to clopidogrel and is the first and only FDA approved oral antiplatelet to demonstrate superior reductions in CV death vs clopidogrel. BRILINTA also reduces the rate of stent thrombosis in patients who have been stented for the treatment of ACS.

AstraZeneca Announces Positive Results from RECAPTURE 1 and RECAPTURE 2

AstraZeneca announced positive results from RECAPTURE 1 and RECAPTURE 2, the pivotal Phase III studies evaluating the antibiotic, CAZ-AVI (ceftazidime-avibactam), as a treatment for adult hospitalised patients with complicated Urinary Tract Infections (cUTI), including pyelonephritis. CAZ-AVI consists of a cephalosporin (ceftazidime), an established treatment for serious bacterial infections, and a next generation non-beta lactam beta-lactamase inhibitor (avibactam). CAZ-AVI is being developed to treat a broad range of Gram-negative bacterial infections which are becoming increasingly resistant to antibiotics and pose a threat to public health. The addition of avibactam protects ceftazidime from being broken down by beta-lactamases that are produced by these resistant bacteria. The global RECAPTURE 1 and RECAPTURE 2 Phase III studies evaluated the safety and efficacy of CAZ-AVI, administered intravenously as a two-hour infusion (2000/500mg every 8 hours), compared to doripenem, administered intravenously as a 30-minute infusion (500mg every 8 hours), in hospitalised adult patients with cUTI, including pyelonephritis. Data from the studies were analysed as a single-pooled dataset with the agreement of the US FDA and the EMA. In the RECAPTURE 1 and RECAPTURE 2 Phase III studies, CAZ-AVI met the objective of statistical non-inferiority compared to doripenem for both the EMA primary and FDA co-primary endpoints. Additionally, for the EMA primary endpoint, CAZ-AVI was statistically superior (at the 5% level) to doripenem.

Daiichi Sankyo Enters into Licensing Agreement with AstraZeneca

Daiichi Sankyo Co. announced that it has been licensed to develop and sell a nasal spray-type live attenuated influenza vaccine in Japan. The Japanese drug maker concluded the licensing agreement with a subsidiary of AstraZeneca. The amount of the deal was not disclosed. After gaining regulatory approval in Japan, Daiichi Sankyo aims to start selling the vaccine as soon as possible.


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