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MJFF launches new funding program

Thursday, April 24, 2014 01:03 PM

The Michael J. Fox Foundation for Parkinson's Research (MJFF) is launching a new funding program to promote collaborative analysis of subtypes of the protein alpha-synuclein.

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Al Jalila Foundation offers $2.2M in grants for research in UAE

Thursday, April 24, 2014 12:48 PM

Al Jalila Foundation, a global philanthropic organization dedicated to transforming lives through medical education and research, is seeking applicants to its fellowship and seed grant programs, which aim to improve healthcare in the United Arab Emirates (UAE) by supporting talented biomedicine academics, through $2.2 million for the two research funding and education programs.

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HemoShear, Medivir in R&D collaboration

Thursday, April 24, 2014 12:41 PM

HemoShear, a human disease biology company, has formed a research collaboration with Medivir of Stockholm, Sweden, an emerging research-based pharmaceutical company focused on infectious diseases.

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Report: Inventor incentives could spur medical innovation, cut spending

Wednesday, April 23, 2014 01:55 PM

To help rein in massive healthcare spending, a new RAND study concludes U.S. policymakers should urgently find ways to incentivize pharmaceutical companies and device makers to develop products that produce more value. RAND is a research organization that develops solutions to public policy challenges.

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Scripps Florida Scientists awarded $2M for anti-diabetic drug design

Wednesday, April 23, 2014 01:46 PM

The NIH has awarded scientists from the Florida campus of The Scripps Research Institute (TSRI) $2.1 million to study the therapeutic potential of safer and more effective alternatives to the current crop of anti-diabetic drugs, which have been limited in their use due to side effects including bone loss and congestive heart failure.

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GSK, Novartis, Eli Lilly swap assets to specialize, become more profitable

Wednesday, April 23, 2014 08:42 AM

In a major swap of assets, three of the world’s largest drug companies have announced a multi-part, $28.5 billion deal that enables Novartis to focus more on cancer, GlaxoSmithKline on vaccines and Eli Lilly on animal health.

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Report: Total VC investment in Q1 2014 highest since 2001

Monday, April 21, 2014 02:34 PM

Venture capitalists invested $9.5 billion in 951 deals in the first quarter of 2014, according to the MoneyTree Report from PricewaterhouseCoopers (PwC) and the National Venture Capital Association (NVCA), based on data provided by Thomson Reuters

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Report: Global umbilical cord blood stem cell market to reach $56.4B by 2020

Monday, April 21, 2014 09:41 AM

Allied Market Research has reported that the global umbilical cord blood stem cell market is forecasted to reach market value over $11.5 billion in 2014 from $ 6.5 billion in 2012.

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AMRI shutters New York research center, cuts 45 jobs

Friday, April 18, 2014 12:39 PM

Albany Molecular Research (AMRI), a global contract research and manufacturing organization, will be transitioning Discovery and Development Services (DDS) activities at its Syracuse, N.Y., site to other sites within AMRI and will cease operations in Syracuse by the end of June.

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Report: Biomarker market for diagnostic applications to reach $30.6B globally by 2020

Friday, April 18, 2014 12:31 PM

According to a new report from Allied Market Research, the global biomarkers market for diagnostic applications such as risk assessment, molecular diagnostic, disease diagnosis, drug discovery and development, drug formulation, forensic and other such applications is set to reach about $30.6 billion in 2020, growing at CAGR of 16% from 2013 to 2020.

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Make way for mobile health in clinical trials
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