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Burrill wraps up life sciences industry for Q1 2012

Wednesday, April 4, 2012 03:00 PM

Burrill & Company, a diversified global financial services firm focused on the life sciences industry, has identified more than $2.6 billion in expected funding through nine translational research and early-stage initiatives announced since the end of February.

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FDA issues new guidance on device approval

Tuesday, March 27, 2012 01:49 PM

The FDA has published its first guidance for medical device manufacturers, describing how the benefits and risks of certain medical devices are considered during pre-market review.

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CRO Cetero seeks bankruptcy protection

Monday, March 26, 2012 09:50 AM

Cetero, a CRO based in Cary, N.C., has filed for bankruptcy just eight months after the FDA caught the company manipulating samples and faking documents, according to Reuters.

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New U.K. strategy funds research training for allied health professionals

Wednesday, March 14, 2012 11:57 AM

More research training will be offered to nurses, midwives and allied health professionals thanks to the new Clinical Academic Careers Training Pathway Strategy launched by U.K. Health Secretary Andrew Lansley.

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AstraZeneca files lawsuit against FDA regarding quetiapine

Wednesday, March 14, 2012 09:56 AM

AstraZeneca has filed a lawsuit against the FDA in district court to overturn the FDA’s denial on March 7, 2012, of citizen petitions filed by AstraZeneca with regard to Seroquel tablets and Seroquel XR extended release tablets (quetiapine fumarate).

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IOM report identifies ways to further improve pediatric studies

Friday, March 2, 2012 03:07 PM

Federal laws that motivate or require drug and biologic developers to conduct pediatric studies have yielded beneficial information to guide the use of medications in children, according to a new report by the Institute of Medicine (IOM).  Still, studies involving children continue to be limited, especially in certain areas such as medication use in newborns and long-term safety and effectiveness in children. 

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Arsenal Capital Partners acquires Western Institutional Review Board

Thursday, March 1, 2012 02:00 PM

Olympia, Wash.-based Western Institutional Review Board (WIRB), a privately held IRB, has been acquired by Arsenal Capital Partners, a New York-based private equity firm that invests in middle-market healthcare, specialty industrial and financial services companies.

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European Medicines Agency to start publishing info on drug applications

Wednesday, February 22, 2012 03:30 PM

Starting March 1, 2012, the European Medicines Agency will regularly publish information on applications for centralized marketing authorization for human medicines that it has received for evaluation.

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FDA to bolster supply of critically needed cancer drugs

Wednesday, February 22, 2012 02:03 PM

The FDA has announced a series of steps to increase the supply of critically needed cancer drugs and build on President Obama’s Executive Order to help prevent future drug shortages. 

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Sen. Kay Hagan introduces TREAT Act to accelerate patient access to certain medicines

Friday, February 17, 2012 02:36 PM

Senator Kay R. Hagan (D-N.C.) has introduced the Transforming the Regulatory Environment to Accelerate Access to Treatments (TREAT) Act, to get targeted treatments to patients with serious or life-threatening diseases in a quick and safe manner.

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