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Incyte, Agenus ink global alliance to develop novel immuno-oncology antibodies

Monday, January 12, 2015 02:42 PM

Incyte, a Wilmington, Del.-based biopharmaceutical company, and Agenus, an immuno-oncology company based in Lexington, Mass., have formed a global license, development and commercialization agreement focused on novel immuno-therapeutics using Agenus' proprietary Retrocyte Display antibody discovery platform.

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X-Chem collaborates with Janssen and Johnson & Johnson Innovation

Monday, January 12, 2015 02:40 PM

X-Chem, a privately held biotechnology company based in Waltham, Mass., applying its drug discovery platform to the generation of novel small molecule therapeutics, has announced a multi-target collaboration with Janssen Biotech, one of the Janssen Pharmaceutical Companies of Johnson & Johnson.  The collaboration, which is being facilitated by Johnson & Johnson Innovation, Boston, focuses on the discovery and development of candidate molecules for the treatment of inflammatory diseases.

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Shire to acquire NPS Pharma for $5.2 billion

Monday, January 12, 2015 02:38 PM

Dublin, Ireland-based Shire and NPS Pharmaceuticals have entered into a merger agreement, under which Shire will acquire all outstanding shares of NPS Pharma for $46 per share in cash, for a total consideration of approximately $5.2 billion.

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Novella Clinical, Cardiovascular Research Foundation collaborate, provide clinical trial expertise

Monday, January 12, 2015 02:37 PM

Novella Clinical, a Quintiles company, and the Cardiovascular Research Foundation (CRF), an independent, academically focused nonprofit organization based in New York, have announced a preferred provider collaboration that will offer a set of clinical trial services to developers of cardiovascular drugs and devices.

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CluePoints tests SaaS solution, partners with Iperion

Monday, January 12, 2015 02:35 PM

CluePoints, a Cambridge, Mass.-based provider of Centralized Statistical Monitoring (CSM) solutions for clinical trials, has announced that a web-based version of its intelligent risk-based monitoring (RBM) platform is being successfully tested by a number of key pharmaceutical sponsors, demonstrating new opportunities for the industry by providing users with complete control over the analysis of their clinical trial data.

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Evotec, Padlock Therapeutics extend collaboration

Monday, January 12, 2015 02:32 PM

Evotec, a Germany-based drug discovery alliance and development partnership company, and Padlock Therapeutics, a private, Cambridge, Mass.-based biotechnology company dedicated to creating new medicines to treat destructive autoimmune diseases, have successfully completed an initial goal in a program focused on developing inhibitors of protein-arginine deiminases (PADs) and have further extended the collaboration that was first signed in January 2014.

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New Model for Clinical Trial Conduct

Monday, January 12, 2015 08:00 AM

New and somewhat futuristic models for clinical trial conduct are on our doorstep.

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MedNet Solutions updates iMedNet eClinical

Friday, January 9, 2015 02:03 PM

MedNet Solutions, a Minnetonka, Minn.-based global life sciences technology company specializing in clinical study management systems, has updated iMedNet eClinical, its innovative, cloud-based technology platform. iMedNet said its software-as-a-service (SaaS) solution is intuitive, flexible and affordable for sponsors and CROs wishing to quickly and efficiently build studies themselves.

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AMRI to acquire Aptuit drug development, aseptic manufacturing businesses

Friday, January 9, 2015 02:01 PM

Albany Molecular Research (AMRI), a global contract research and manufacturing organization, has acquired the outstanding equity interests of Aptuit's Glasgow, U.K., business and has entered into a definitive agreement to acquire Aptuit's SSCI/West Lafayette, Ind., business, for a total of $60 million, expanding AMRI's drug product development and aseptic clinical manufacturing capabilities.

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WuXi PharmaTech acquires NextCODE Health

Friday, January 9, 2015 01:58 PM

WuXi PharmaTech, an open-access R&D capability and technology platform company serving the pharmaceutical, biotechnology and medical device industries with operations in China and the U.S., has acquired NextCODE Health, a genomic analysis and bioinformatics company with operations in the U.S. and Iceland, for $65 million in cash.

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January 26

2015 CRO outlook: M&As, IPOs, strategic partnerships and increased eClinical outsourcing expected to continue

IOM, industry stakeholders propose standards, guidelines for open sharing of clinical trial data

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January

All eyes on EMA’s adaptive licensing pilot
Sponsors could offer innovative drugs to patients 8 years sooner

Ice Bucket Challenge a boon for ALS research
Donations soar, but phenomenon difficult to replicate

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Growing adoption of feasibility review committees
Early reports cite fewer amendments, improved cycle time

AMCs vying to better compete for industry trials
Working to conquer study start-up delays, IRB review process

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