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Calico, QB3 partner on biology of aging

Wednesday, March 25, 2015 02:53 PM

Calico, a California-based Google-founded R&D company, and QB3, a University of California institute advancing biotechnology innovation, have partnered to conduct research into longevity and age-related diseases. This innovative partnership will create and foster an interdisciplinary community of scientists in these fields.

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Cold Spring Harbor Laboratory, GSK to develop diabetes and obesity therapeutic

Monday, March 23, 2015 03:40 PM

Cold Spring Harbor Laboratory (CSHL), based in New York, has inked a collaboration with GlaxoSmithKline to develop a treatment for obesity and type 2 diabetes.

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Takeda, ImmunoGen partner

Monday, March 23, 2015 03:38 PM

Takeda Pharmaceutical, a research-based global company headquartered in Osaka, Japan, has licensed exclusive rights to use ImmunoGen's ADC technology—including ImmunoGen's new DNA-acting IGN payload agents—to develop and commercialize targeted anticancer therapeutics to up to two undisclosed targets.

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Eli Lilly inks deals with Innovent Biologics, Hanmi Pharmaceutical

Friday, March 20, 2015 02:20 PM

Eli Lilly and Innovent Biologics, a biopharmaceutical company in China, have inked a biotech drug development collaboration to collaborate to support the development and potential commercialization of at least three cancer treatments over the next decade. The agreement creates possible new treatment options for cancer patients, while strengthening the presence of both companies in the Chinese oncology market.

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Evotec, Sanofi ink agreement for multi-component alliance

Friday, March 20, 2015 02:19 PM

Evotec, a drug discovery alliance and development partnership company based in Germany, has signed an agreement for a major multi-component strategic alliance over the next five years with Sanofi. The transaction is expected to close March 31.

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Daiichi Sankyo opens collaborative research and grants program

Friday, March 20, 2015 02:18 PM

Daiichi Sankyo, a global pharmaceutical company based in Japan, has announced its TaNeDS (Take a New challenge for Drug diScovery) collaborative drug discovery project for 2015. The company will select research partners for the project from researchers based in Japan. TaNeDS was launched in 2011 and has since received numerous research theme proposals from across Japan, with various projects currently ongoing.

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AbbVie, C2N ink agreement for Alzheimer's disease therapy

Friday, March 20, 2015 02:06 PM

AbbVie has entered into an exclusive worldwide license agreement with C2N Diagnostics, a privately held protein diagnostic and therapeutic discovery company based in Saint Louis, Mo., to develop and commercialize a portfolio of anti-tau antibodies for the treatment of Alzheimer's disease and other neurological disorders. This partnership builds upon AbbVie's commitment to pursue transformational disease-modifying therapies in Alzheimer's disease.

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Broad Institute, Calico collaborate on aging

Friday, March 20, 2015 01:56 PM

The Broad Institute of MIT and Harvard has entered into a partnership with Calico around the biology and genetics of aging and early-stage drug discovery. The partnership will support several efforts at the Broad Institute to advance the understanding of age-related diseases and to propel the translation of these findings into new therapeutics.

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PTC Therapeutics, University of Pennsylvania collaborate on orphan disease research

Thursday, March 19, 2015 12:09 PM

PTC Therapeutics, a global biopharmaceutical company, has inked a collaboration with the Orphan Disease Center at the Perelman School of Medicine at the University of Pennsylvania focused on translational research for discovering and developing new treatments for orphan disorders. The partnership reflects both parties' commitment to developing treatments and improving the lives of those who suffer from rare diseases.

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Tute Genomics, Google Genomics collaborate on genetic database

Thursday, March 19, 2015 12:03 PM

Tute Genomics, a Utah­-based provider of a clinical genome interpretation platform, along with Dr. Xiaoming Liu and his team at the University of Texas, have teamed up with Google to grant public access to a database of 8.5 billion annotations of genetic variants through Google Genomics.

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March 23

Industry welcomes FDA draft guidance outlining the use of electronic Informed Consent for trials

Apple launches ResearchKit platform to tap millions of iPhone users to enroll in observational studies using apps

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Novo Nordisk, Takeda, Servier, Celgene among top sponsors
New gains seen from patient- and site-centric initiatives

Patient reported outcomes take center stage
FDA combining PROs, clinical outcomes in its approval decisions

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Study grants market breaks $13 billion
Volume of clinical activity rising while growth in grant spending slows

Revisiting eClinical Technology Solutions Adoption
While use of established solutions grows, sponsors hesitate on newer tools

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