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Report: Global biosimilars market value could hit $55B by 2020

Monday, July 6, 2015 10:07 AM

The global biosimilars market value is expected to reach $20 billion by the end of 2015 and could hit $55 billion by 2020, with growth primarily driven by a promising pipeline in active development and government efforts to reduce healthcare spending, according to business intelligence provider GBI Research.

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Great Basin wins NIH grant to develop test for CRE superbug

Thursday, July 2, 2015 09:01 AM

The National Institute of Allergy and Infectious Diseases, part of the NIH, has awarded a research grant to Great Basin Scientific and Brigham Young University (BYU), to develop a rapid molecular diagnostic test direct from whole blood for carbapenem-resistant Enterobacteriaceae (CRE). The NIH research grant will play a key role in meeting the goals of President Obama's recent National Action Plan for Combating Antibiotic-Resistant Bacteria.

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Celgene, Juno collaborate on cancer and autoimmune diseases

Wednesday, July 1, 2015 09:47 AM

Celgene, headquartered in Summit, N.J., and Seattle-based Juno Therapeutics have formed a global collaboration for the development and commercialization of immunotherapies. The two companies will leverage T cell therapeutic strategies to develop treatments for patients with cancer and autoimmune diseases with an initial focus on Chimeric Antigen Receptor Technology (CAR-T) and T Cell Receptor (TCR) technologies.

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Eolas Therapeutics, AstraZeneca partner

Wednesday, July 1, 2015 09:30 AM

Eolas Therapeutics, a therapeutic development company based in Carlsbad, Calif., has entered into a worldwide license and partnership agreement with AstraZeneca on the Eolas Orexin-1 Receptor Antagonist (EORA) program for smoking cessation and other indications. The EORA program was awarded a Blueprint Neurotherapeutics (BPN) grant from the NIH for the development of the program from the preclinical stage through phase I clinical trials.

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Cancer Research U.K. invests $23.6 million in new major centers

Friday, June 26, 2015 09:16 AM

Cancer Research U.K. has launched Major Centers in Oxford, Manchester and Cambridge, with each receiving $7.7 million to boost their work in personalized cancer medicine and early detection research.

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PrimeGen Biotech opens new research facility, HQ in California

Wednesday, June 24, 2015 10:16 AM

PrimeGen Biotech, a privately-held research firm, has opened a new 10,000 square-foot research facility located in Santa Ana, Calif. Founded by co-founder of AST Computers and former CEO of SRS Labs, Thomas C.K. Yuen plans to utilize PrimeGen's new research facility and his experience in marketing technologies to lead PrimeGen's team of research scientists in the discovery of new breakthroughs in stem cell science, and bringing advanced treatments of degenerative and aging related diseases to market.

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Juniper, OxSonics partner for cancer drug delivery platform

Wednesday, June 24, 2015 10:02 AM

Juniper Pharma Services, a contract development and manufacturing organization (CDMO) subsidiary of Juniper Pharmaceuticals, has entered into a long-term collaboration with OxSonics to support the development, scale-up and GMP manufacturing of OxSonics' proprietary "sono-sensitive particles." OxSonics was established in July 2013 to develop and commercialize therapeutic ultrasound advancements invented at the University of Oxford's Institute of Biomedical Engineering.

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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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