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AstraZeneca partners with two Algerian companies

Monday, June 8, 2015 01:18 PM

AstraZeneca has partnered with two Algerian companies, AHT Health SARL of SALHI group and Hasnaoui Finance SARL Group. The companies have created the joint venture AstraZeneca Al Djazair to build a new production unit in Algeria. This commitment, which will generate investments and skilled jobs, is part of the Algerian government’a strategy to modernize and develop the pharmaceutical sector of the country. The new facility would formulate AstraZeneca medicines in cardiovascular diseases, gastroenterology, oncology and diabetes for the Algerian healthcare community.

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PDI, White House, CDC partner to combat antimicrobial resistance

Thursday, June 4, 2015 01:32 PM

PDI, a U.S. healthcare company, has announced a series of corporate commitments designed to educate internal associates and customers about strategies to reduce the threat of antimicrobial-resistant microorganisms as part of its ongoing partnership with the U.S. Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC) and in support of The White House's National Strategy to Combat Antibiotic-Resistant Bacteria.

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Report: High barriers to entry spur M&A activity in orphan drug sector

Wednesday, June 3, 2015 12:37 PM

High barriers to entry and high pricing levels of drugs that treat orphan diseases will continue to drive acquisition activity in the pharmaceutical sector, according to Moody's Investors Service in the report High Hurdles and High Prices Make Orphan Drugs Appealing M&A Targets.

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Sysmex, LabCorp collaborate on precision medicine in oncology

Wednesday, June 3, 2015 12:30 PM

Sysmex, a Japanese healthcare company, and Laboratory Corporation of America Holdings (LabCorp), a Burlington, N.C.-based healthcare diagnostics company, have formed a collaboration focused on the development of blood-based molecular diagnostic tests to advance precision medicine in oncology. The collaboration combines Sysmex Inostics’ experience in the development of innovative blood-based diagnostic solutions with LabCorp's experience in precision medicine through Covance Drug Development’s involvement in oncology clinical trials and an ability to commercialize clinically-relevant diagnostic tests through LabCorp Diagnostics as such applications are developed.

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Astellas Pharma, Anokion ink R&D deal worth $760M

Wednesday, June 3, 2015 12:27 PM

Astellas Pharma, based in Tokyo, and Anokion, a Switzerland-based biotechnology company, have inked a $760 million agreement to collaborate on type 1 diabetes and celiac disease.

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Amgen launches program to further advance basic biology research

Monday, June 1, 2015 10:47 AM

Amgen has created a catalog of qualified tools and reagents available to academic institutions to help further research and advance basic discoveries in biology, as well as deepen relationships with academic institutions. This catalog and its associated materials are called the Amgen Biology-Enabling Resource (AmBER). 

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Pediatric Praziquantel Consortium awarded $4.9M from GHIT

Monday, June 1, 2015 10:44 AM

The Pediatric Praziquantel Consortium, a consortium dedicated to the development of a new pediatric formulation against schistosomiasis, has received almost $4.9 million from the Japanese Global Health Innovative Technology (GHIT) Fund. The GHIT Fund reaffirms, with this second research grant, its confidence in the work being done by the consortium to offer a treatment solution for pre-school children and the future role that the consortium will be playing for the elimination of schistosomiasis

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Juno Therapeutics, Editas Medicine collaborate on cancer therapies

Friday, May 29, 2015 02:39 PM

Juno Therapeutics, a Seattle-based biopharmaceutical company focused on re-engaging the body's immune system to revolutionize the treatment of cancer, and Editas Medicine, a Camrbidge, Mass.-based genome editing company, are collaborating on creating chimeric antigen receptor (CAR T) and high-affinity T cell receptor (TCR) therapies to treat cancer. The companies will pursue three research programs together utilizing Editas’ genome editing technologies, including CRISPR/Cas9, with Juno’s CAR and TCR technologies.

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Pfizer launches $3M grants program to further breast cancer research

Friday, May 29, 2015 02:37 PM

Pfizer has launched a competitive, peer-reviewed grants program to support clinical research projects investigating Ibrance (palbociclib) in advanced breast cancer.

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Baylor Research Institute, TGen Research Institute partner on precision medicine

Friday, May 22, 2015 01:57 PM

Baylor Research Institute (BRI) at Dallas, Texas and the Translational Genomics Research Institute (TGen) in Phoenix, Ariz., have inked an agreement that will focus on accelerating early detection and treatments for patients with a broad range of cancers.

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