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Roche launches a new strategy in Africa

Wednesday, June 24, 2015 09:52 AM

Roche has launched a new Africa Strategy in an effort to expand its footprint in parts of the continent.  

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NIH Council of Councils members named

Monday, June 22, 2015 12:39 PM

The National Institutes of Health has announced the appointment of eight individuals to the NIH Council of Councils. The council was established to advise the NIH director on policies and activities of the Division of Program Coordination, Planning, and Strategic Initiatives (DPCPSI), including making recommendations on research that represents important areas of emerging scientific opportunities, rising public health challenges, or knowledge gaps that deserve special emphasis or would otherwise benefit from strategic planning and coordination.

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PhRMA elects new members of board of directors

Monday, June 22, 2015 12:26 PM

The Pharmaceutical Research and Manufacturers of America (PhRMA) has announced the election of five of its newest members to its board of directors.

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CTI, Xavier University partner on new masters degree program

Monday, June 22, 2015 12:03 PM

CTI Clinical Trial and Consulting Services (CTI), a multi-national, privately held, full-service CRO, is collaborating with Cincinnati, Ohio-based Xavier University on a new Master’s program.

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Zeiss, UC Berkeley support Brain Microscopy Innovation Center

Monday, June 22, 2015 11:56 AM

ZEISS is participating in a new public-private partnership with University of California Berkeley as part of the Brain Microscopy Innovation Center (BrainMIC), a component of the Berkeley BRAIN Initiative. The Brain Research through Advancing Innovative Neurotechnologies (BRAIN) Initiative was launched by President Obama in 2013 and is focused on revolutionizing understanding of the human brain, with the goal of helping researchers uncover the mysteries of such brain disorders as Alzheimer’s and Parkinson’s diseases, depression and traumatic brain injury. 

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Teva, Microchips Biotech partner on digital drug delivery technology

Monday, June 22, 2015 11:01 AM

Teva Pharmaceutical Industries and Microchips Biotech, a Lexington, Mass.-based provider of microchip-based implants, have entered into a partnership to explore innovative ways to apply Microchips Biotech’s implantable drug delivery device to Teva’s portfolio of products with the goal of enhancing clinical outcomes for patients on chronic drug therapies.

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Eli Lilly partners with Dana-Farber Cancer Institute, Sarah Cannon Research Institute

Monday, June 22, 2015 10:38 AM

Eli Lilly has inked two separate deals, one with the Dana-Farber Cancer Institute to research new medicines under development to fight cancer, and the second with the Sarah Cannon Research Institute (SCRI) to co-develop an investigational oncology compound, LY3023414, a PI3K/mTOR dual inhibitor.

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Sirion Biotech to open new office in Boston

Monday, June 22, 2015 10:30 AM

Sirion Biotech, a viral vector platform company creating viral vector solutions for industry and academic partners headquartered in Germany, has committed to opening a new office in the vicinity of Boston.

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Allergan to acquire Kythera Biopharmaceuticals

Monday, June 22, 2015 10:15 AM

Allergan, a global pharmaceutical company, has agreed to acquire Kythera Biopharmaceuticals, a Westlake Village, Calif.-based biopharmaceutical company, in a cash and equity transaction valued at $75 per Kythera share, or approximately $2.1 billion, subject to the fulfillment of certain customary conditions.

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BIA responds to Jim O’Neill’s review on antimicrobial resistance

Monday, June 22, 2015 09:54 AM

The U.K. Bioindustry Association (BIA) has submitted its initial response to Jim O’Neill’s review on antimicrobial resistance (AMR), focusing on his interim report Securing new drugs for future generations: The antibiotics pipeline, published in May. Steve Bates, CEO of the BIA, put forward the case that any new economic model should be based on an informed stewardship not restrictive stewardship approach.

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June 29

FDA and PatientsLikeMe collaborate to test social media adverse event reporting

Boston-area teaching hospitals launch web portal to attract life science companies

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Integrated research partnerships build momentum
Research function provides infrastructure, leverages large pool of health systems' patients and data

'Right to Try' laws challenge clinical trial process
20 states pass, 20 more pending allowing access to study drugs without FDA and IRB approval

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TransCelerate Biopharma turns three
High-profile consortium has made inroads fixing wasteful practices, but it still has more work ahead

Pharma industry improves its tarnished reputation
Delivering innovation, social responsibility will help rebuild trust

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