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Pfizer to acquire InnoPharma

Thursday, July 17, 2014 12:48 PM

Pfizer has entered an agreement to acquire InnoPharma, a privately held pharmaceutical development company, for an upfront cash payment of $225 million, with up to $135 million of contingent milestone payments.

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Life Sciences Hub Wales launched

Thursday, July 17, 2014 12:45 PM

The Welsh government has launched the Life Sciences Hub Wales, a national and international focal point for the life sciences and healthcare sectors in Wales. The life sciences hub will be based in Cardiff Bay and will bring together academic, business, clinical, professional services and funding organizations.

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INC Research names Carol Aliyar senior vice president, study start-up

Thursday, July 17, 2014 12:20 PM

INC Research, a global phase I to IV CRO has announced the promotion of Carol Aliyar to senior vice president, study start-up. Aliyar will be responsible for leading the company¹s global site engagement and study start-up efforts, including study start-up operations, site identification, site start-up and activation, ethics and regulatory submissions/approval and patient recruitment. Aliyar will focus on fostering strong site relationships to optimize timelines and deliver rapid study start-up for global clinical trials, establishing the foundation for successful collaboration across the duration of a study.

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FDA approves Ruconest for hereditary angioedema attacks

Thursday, July 17, 2014 10:49 AM

The FDA has approved Ruconest, the first recombinant C1-Esterase Inhibitor product for the treatment of acute attacks in adult and adolescent patients with hereditary angioedema (HAE).

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Banner Alzheimer's Institute, Novartis partner

Wednesday, July 16, 2014 01:21 PM

Researchers from the Banner Alzheimer's Institute (BAI) have partnered with Novartis in a pioneering medical trial to determine whether two investigational anti-amyloid drugs—an active immunotherapy and an oral medication—can prevent or delay the emergence of symptoms of Alzheimer's in people at particularly high risk for developing the disease at older ages.

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Report: U.K. cancer patients face increasing coverage restrictions

Wednesday, July 16, 2014 01:18 PM

New research results quantify the extent to which centralized value assessments by the U.K.’s National Institute for Health and Care Excellence (NICE) lead to coverage denials and patient access restrictions to new drugs and biologics. The analysis, conducted by Context Matters, a healthcare information and data analytics technology platform company, and sponsored by the Pharmaceutical Research and Manufacturers of America (PhRMA), shows use of centralized cost-effectiveness standards by NICE and similar appraisals in other countries limit patients’ access to new cancer treatments, which evolve rapidly and are increasingly personalized. 

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Factory-CRO launches clinical trial rescue program for medical devices

Wednesday, July 16, 2014 01:17 PM

Factory-CRO, a medical device CRO based in the Netherlands, has announced a new early-detection program designed to help medical device companies correct poorly designed clinical trials, effectively saving the study from ultimately being rejected by the FDA or European regulators.

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Eli Lilly, Immunocore collaborate for novel cancer therapies

Wednesday, July 16, 2014 01:15 PM

Eli Lilly and Immunocore, a privately owned, clinical-stage biotechnology company, have entered into a co-discovery and co-development collaboration to research and potentially develop novel T cell-based cancer therapies.

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Clinical Conductor CTMS launches configurations

Wednesday, July 16, 2014 01:14 PM

The Clinical Conductor CTMS team has launched CTMS configurations for Clinical Conductor. These configurations are designed for research sites, site networks, CROs, hospitals, health systems and sponsors. With CTMS configurations, Clinical Conductor now provides unique feature sets and functionalities required by different types of research organizations to operate most effectively.

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Theorem Clinical Research, Excel Life Sciences partner

Wednesday, July 16, 2014 01:13 PM

CRO Theorem Clinical Research and Excel Life Sciences (ELS) have formed a strategic relationship to bolster Theorem’s clinical development offerings in India, including local site management experience. ELS has long-standing relationships with more than 1,000 hospitals and research centers across 25 cities throughout India, covering a broad range of therapeutic disciplines.

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