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NeuroVive Pharmaceutical, Oncore Biopharma ink $150M agreement

Wednesday, September 10, 2014 03:01 PM

NeuroVive Pharmaceutical, a Swedish mitochondrial medicine company, has signed an exclusive global out-licensing agreement with the Pennsylvania-based OnCore BioPharma for the development and commercialization of NeuroVive’s drug candidate NVP018 for oral treatment of chronic hepatitis B virus (HBV) infection. The agreement could give NeuroVive a total of $150 million in conditional milestone payments, plus royalties on future drug sales.

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GSK partners with research councils in U.K. and South Africa on non-communicable diseases

Wednesday, September 10, 2014 02:48 PM

GlaxoSmithKline has announced an $8 million collaboration with the U.K. and South African Medical Research Councils, to support much-needed research into non-communicable diseases (NCDs) in Africa, as part of GSK’s Africa NCD Open Lab initiative. 

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Oregon associations Oregon Bio and TAO collaborate

Monday, September 8, 2014 01:54 PM

Oregon Bioscience Association (Oregon Bio), a nonprofit member association based in Oregon, and the Technology Association of Oregon (TAO) are collaborating to cultivate Oregon's health information technologies, personal digital health products, bioinformatics and health analytics industries. Both organizations will coordinate support for companies, entrepreneurs, research institutes and care organizations to expand Oregon's life sciences and digital health economy.

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Redx Pharma, AstraZeneca collaborate

Thursday, September 4, 2014 12:34 PM

Redx Pharma, a U.K.-based group focused on early stage drug discovery and development, has entered into a research collaboration with AstraZeneca to discover and develop new molecules targeting a genetic driver of tumor growth and survival.

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Infinity, AbbVie partner to develop, commercialize oncology drug duvelisib

Thursday, September 4, 2014 12:28 PM

Infinity Pharmaceuticals, based in Cambridge, Mass., and AbbVie have entered into a global collaboration to develop and commercialize duvelisib (IPI-145), Infinity's oral inhibitor of phosphoinositide-3-kinase (PI3K)-delta and PI3K-gamma, to treat cancer.

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Report: Children’s cancer death rates in U.K. drop more than 20% in 10 years

Wednesday, September 3, 2014 12:48 PM

The rate of children dying from cancer in the U.K. has dropped 22% in the last decade, according to new figures published by Cancer Research U.K.

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Chimerix wins contract extension for development of smallpox treatment

Wednesday, September 3, 2014 12:39 PM

Chimerix, a Durham, N.C., biopharmaceutical company developing novel, oral antivirals, has been awarded a $17 million extension of its contract with the Biomedical Advanced Research and Development Authority (BARDA) for the development of its broad spectrum antiviral brincidofovir (BCV, CMX001) as a medical countermeasure to treat smallpox.

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Rally for Medical Research to urge Congress to prioritize NIH funding

Friday, August 29, 2014 11:21 AM

By Ronald Rosenberg
CenterWatch Staff Writer

While the ice bucket challenge has raised awareness—and millions of dollars—for ALS research, participants from nearly 300 research institutions and medical advocacy organizations are taking a much drier, and broader, approach to fund raising.

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Report: Total VC investment in second quarter highest since 2000

Friday, August 29, 2014 10:30 AM

Venture capitalists invested $13 billion in 1,114 deals in the second 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: Cancer survival in England improving using cancer staging data

Wednesday, August 27, 2014 01:17 PM

Cancer survival in England for breast, lung, prostate, colorectal and ovarian cancer continues to improve, according to new data published in a report from Public Health England’s National Cancer Intelligence Network (NCIN).

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