September 2013

Life Technologies launches EZQC Online

Monday, September 30, 2013

Life Technologies, a global biotechnology company, has launched EZQC Online, a web-based tool for quality control management in molecular diagnostic labs. EZQC Online contains three modules: a guidance tool for initial validation and verification of molecular tests, a tool to help labs meet CLIA standards for calibration verifications and a tool for ongoing quality control monitoring that provides an opportunity for peer-to-peer comparisons.

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Gliknik, Pfizer enter autoimmune disease licensing agreement

Monday, September 30, 2013

Gliknik, a privately-held biopharmaceutical company, has entered into an exclusive worldwide licensing agreement with Pfizer for GL-2045, Gliknik’s recombinant stradomer, a drug candidate that is designed to replace and improve on pooled human intravenous immunoglobulin (IVIG). GL-2045 has shown promising results in preclinical tests and is being developed as a potential treatment for a wide variety of autoimmune diseases, including those in which IVIG is clinically used.

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Parexel launches China Trials Solution

Monday, September 30, 2013

Global CRO Parexel International has launched Parexel Dĭng Huī, China Trials Solution. The offering combines advanced technology and international SOPs (Standard Operating Procedures) with local experience and resources to deliver cost-effective services that meet global quality standards. Parexel Dĭng Huī will support clients through locally delivered, streamlined services that support single-country registration trials and are tailored to meet Chinese NDA submission requirements.

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H. D. Smith acquisition Triplefin

Monday, September 30, 2013

H. D. Smith, a pharmaceutical wholesaler and services provider based in Springfield, Ill., has acquired Triplefin, a reimbursement, patient assistance and pharmaceutical brand-support services company headquartered in Cincinnati, Ohio. H. D. Smith secured majority representation on Triplefin’s board of directors in January and majority stock ownership interest in May. H.D. Smith has now acquired the remaining 49% of Triplefin shares, giving the company full ownership.

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Transcept, SNBL partner for acute migraine treatment

Monday, September 30, 2013

Transcept Pharmaceuticals, a specialty pharmaceutical company focused on the development and commercialization of proprietary products to address therapeutic needs in neuroscience, and Shin Nippon Biomedical Laboratories (SNBL) have entered into an exclusive worldwide licensing agreement for a novel, rapidly absorbed treatment for acute migraine incorporating dihydroergotamine (DHE) as the active drug. 

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CureDuchenne Ventures launched to accelerate drug discovery and development

Friday, September 27, 2013

National nonprofit CureDuchenne has launched CureDuchenne Ventures, a new initiative to identify and develop a robust pipeline of therapies to treat Duchenne, the most common and lethal form of muscular dystrophy. This drug discovery and development initiative is based on CureDuchenne’s venture philanthropy model, in which the organization provides early stage funding to biotechnology, pharmaceutical companies and academic investigators to help develop breakthrough therapies to treat Duchenne.

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