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Report: Anti-counterfeit packaging market to reach $142.7B by 2020

Thursday, April 17, 2014 11:20 AM

According to a new report by Allied Market Research titled Anti-counterfeit Packaging Market in Food and Pharmaceuticals—Technologies, Applications and Global Forecast through 2020, the global anti-counterfeit packaging market in food and pharmaceuticals is forecast to attain market value of $142.7 billion by 2020, from $57.4 billion in 2013, growing at 13.9% CAGR from 2013 to 2020. Technological advancements and government initiatives to curb counterfeiting is expected to drive the market growth.

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Kineta, RLB Holdings form joint venture for high-need therapeutics

Wednesday, April 16, 2014 01:43 PM

Kineta, a biotechnology company focused on the development of immune-modulating drugs for critical diseases, and RLB Holdings, an investment fund founded by Ray and Lydia Bartoszek, have formed a joint venture, Kineta RLB, which will commercialize promising, high-value compounds in selective disease areas with unmet medical needs.

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Scripps Research Institute launches drug discovery initiative Scripps Advance

Monday, April 14, 2014 03:02 PM

The Scripps Research Institute (TSRI) has announced the formation of Scripps Advance, a new drug discovery initiative to translate early-stage biomedical research projects, both internal and external to TSRI, into clinical development candidates. Scripps Advance's first collaborator in this new endeavor is the Johnson & Johnson Innovation Center in California.

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Ampio Pharmaceuticals' Vyrix inks agreement with Paladin Labs

Monday, April 14, 2014 03:01 PM

Ampio Pharmaceuticals’ wholly-owned subsidiary Vyrix Pharmaceuticals, a specialty pharma company focused on developing and commercializing late-stage prescription pharmaceuticals to improve men's sexual health, has signed an agreement with Paladin Labs, a Canadian specialty pharma company, to provide exclusive rights to market, sell and distribute Zertane in Canada, the Republic of South Africa, Sub-Saharan Africa and Latin America.

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Domain Therapeutics receives $230K grant from Michael J. Fox Foundation

Monday, April 14, 2014 02:54 PM

Domain Therapeutics, a biopharmaceutical company specializing in the R&D of new drug candidates targeting G protein-coupled receptors (GPCRs), has received a second grant of $230,000from the Michael J. Fox Foundation(MJFF) for Parkinson’s research to support its metabotropic glutamate receptor type III (mGluR3) positive allosteric modulators (PAM) program. The MJFF first supported the initial stages of this program in 2012 with a $300,000 grant.

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Trial results for AbbVie’s Hepatitis C candidate heat up race for effective treatment

Monday, April 14, 2014 12:51 PM

The race to replace interferon with a far more effective treatment for hepatitis C has become one of the most promising and lucrative battles in drug development, as AbbVie, Gilead Sciences, Merck and Bristol-Myers Squibb vie for the finish line.

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Report: clinical trial management system market to reach $1.85B in 2019

Friday, April 11, 2014 12:00 PM

According to a new report from Transparency Market Research, a global market intelligence company, the global clinical trial management system market was valued at $844 million in 2013 and is expected to grow at a CAGR of 14% from 2014 to 2019, to reach an estimated value of $1.85 million in 2019.

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Tetra Discovery, Broad Institute to collaborate on psychiatric research

Thursday, April 10, 2014 02:02 PM

Tetra Discovery Partners, a drug discovery company developing a portfolio of innovative drugs for neurological and inflammatory diseases, has entered into a drug development collaboration with the Broad Institute's Stanley Center for Psychiatric Research in Cambridge, Mass. The focus of the collaboration will be to test the potential of Tetra's drug candidates for improving cognition in the Stanley Center's proprietary genetic models relating to schizophrenia.

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MD Anderson, GSK form immunotherapy collaboration

Thursday, April 10, 2014 02:00 PM

The University of TexasMD Anderson Cancer Center has formed a research alliance with global pharmaceutical developer GlaxoSmithKline (GSK) to strengthen its efforts in advancing therapies that train the body's immune system to combat cancer.

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Eli Lilly, T1D Exchange collaborate on new initiatives to advance diabetes care

Thursday, April 10, 2014 01:56 PM

T1D Exchange, the first program of Unitio, a nonprofit organization that helps build patient community and research platforms dedicated to eradicating chronic diseases such as type 1 diabetes, and Eli Lilly have entered into a research collaboration that will enable both organizations to gain deeper, real-world insight about the experience of people with type 1 diabetes, to identify new ways to improve care and advance outcomes.

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