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Report: U.K. leads Europe in capital raised and pipeline of products

Thursday, October 9, 2014 11:00 AM

The U.K. biotech ecosystem continues to flourish based on strong fundamentals, according to a new State of the Nation report by Ernst & Young and the BioIndustry Association (BIA), a trade association for innovative enterprises involved in U.K. bioscience.

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Bristol-Myers Squibb, Novartis collaborate on NSCLC

Thursday, October 9, 2014 10:00 AM

Bristol-Myers Squibb has established a clinical trial collaboration to evaluate the safety, tolerability and preliminary efficacy of combining Bristol-Myers Squibb’s investigational PD-1 immune checkpoint inhibitor Opdivo (nivolumab) with three molecularly targeted oncology therapies (Zykadia (ceritinib), INC280 and EGF816) from Novartis. Novartis will conduct two phase I/II studies focused on non-small cell lung cancer (NSCLC).

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Bristol-Myers Squibb, MD Anderson Cancer Center collaborate

Thursday, October 9, 2014 09:30 AM

Bristol-Myers Squibb and the University of Texas MD Anderson Cancer Center have formed a novel clinical research collaboration to evaluate multiple immunotherapies, including Opdivo (nivolumab), Yervoy (ipilimumab) and three early-stage clinical immuno-oncology assets from Bristol-Myers Squibb, as potential treatment options for acute and chronic leukemia as well as other hematologic malignancies.

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Second Genome, Mayo Clinic collaborate to develop microbiome therapeutics

Thursday, October 9, 2014 09:00 AM

Second Genome, a South San Francisco, Calif.-based developer of novel medicines through innovative microbiome science, has entered into an extensive partnership with the Minnesota-based Mayo Clinic Center for Individualized Medicine to support the development of therapeutic products for multiple disease indications, starting with inflammatory bowel disease, metabolic disorders and colorectal cancer.

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NanoString, Brigham and Women's Hospital collaborate

Thursday, October 9, 2014 08:30 AM

NanoString Technologies, a Seattle, Wash.-based provider of life science tools for translational research and molecular diagnostic products, has signed a multi-year, multi-investigator research collaboration with Harvard-affiliated, Boston, Mass.-based Brigham and Women's Hospital (BWH) to accelerate the translation of genomic biomarker discoveries into clinical cancer diagnostics. Using NanoString's Elements reagents, assays will be developed to detect gene expression, copy number variations and fusions from a diverse range of tumor samples.

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Survey: Global medtech industry needs to better differentiate products

Wednesday, October 8, 2014 01:53 PM

Despite ongoing commercial challenges in 2013, the global medtech industry's financial performance held steady at the relatively low levels of growth that have become common in recent years. But even as the industry grapples with these market and regulatory pressures, it faces a potential growing challenge—the threat of commoditization, according to new findings outlined in Ernst & Young's annual medical technology report, Pulseof the industry: differentiating differently.

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Merck Serono to collaborate with Institute of Cancer Research, Wellcome Trust

Wednesday, October 8, 2014 01:42 PM

Merck Serono, the Germany-based biopharmaceutical division of Merck; the London-based Institute of Cancer Research (ICR); and the Wellcome Trust, a U.K. charitable foundation, have announced a co-development and license agreement building on two independent research programs at both the ICR and Merck Serono to identify inhibitors of tankyrase, an enzyme of the poly (ADP-ribose) polymerase family.

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Report: Past drug failures vital to drug development process

Wednesday, October 8, 2014 01:36 PM

A number of investigational cancer medicines that did not succeed in clinical trials, so-called "failures," are a critical part of the drug development process, according to a report by the Wash. D.C.-based Pharmaceutical Research and Manufacturers of America (PhRMA).

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Epirus, Livzon Mabpharm collaborate in China

Wednesday, October 8, 2014 12:00 PM

Epirus Biopharmaceuticals, a Boston-based biopharmaceutical company focused on the global development and commercialization of biosimilar monoclonal antibodies, has signed a royalty-bearing, multi-product collaboration agreement with Livzon Mabpharm, a Chinese biotechnology company focused on the development, manufacture and sale of antibody-based drugs.

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Tenax Therapeutics halts phase IIb trial

Tuesday, October 7, 2014 01:00 PM

Tenax Therapeutics, formerly named Oxygen Biotherapeutics, a Morrisville, N.C.-based specialty pharmaceutical company focused on developing and commercializing a portfolio of products for the critical care market, has announced that the company, with unanimous approval from the board of directors, has elected to stop the current phase IIb trial for its Oxycyte drug candidate and consider strategic alternatives for the program moving forward. The company will review the data generated on the patients enrolled in the trial to date.

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