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NHS chief Simon Stevens launches $1M prize fund for innovation

Thursday, October 2, 2014 02:11 PM

Simon Stevens, NHS chief executive, has launched a $1 million prize pot to reward innovation in the NHS. The NHS Innovation Challenge Prize encourages, celebrates and rewards innovation driven by the frontline doctors, nurses and NHS staff who deliver care every day. 

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NIBSC signs agreement with UCL

Thursday, October 2, 2014 02:09 PM

A memorandum of understanding has been signed between the National Institute for Biological Standards and Control and University College London (UCL). The memorandum states that both parties should share common goals to help safeguard and enhance public health in the U.K. and elsewhere. Best available science should be applied to the international harmonization of standards for characterization, production and distribution, and the availability of cell lines and other key materials of appropriate quality for research and clinical use should be facilitated.

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Glialogix, National Multiple Sclerosis Society collaborate

Thursday, October 2, 2014 02:08 PM

Glialogix, a San Francisco Bay Area-based emerging biopharma company, has entered into a sponsored research agreement with Fast Forward, a nonprofit organization established by the New York-based National Multiple Sclerosis (MS) Society to accelerate the development of treatments for MS. Fast Forward will provide funding for preclinical studies of GLX1112, a first-in-class neuroprotective therapy designed to slow the accumulation of disability in progressive MS.

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Baxter to form new innovation and R&D center for biopharmaceuticals

Wednesday, October 1, 2014 01:26 PM

Baxter International plans to form a new global innovation and R&D center in Cambridge, Mass., for Baxter's biopharmaceuticals business, which is expected to become a separate, independent global company known as Baxalta in mid-2015.

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PCORI approves $102M in support of 46 new research projects

Wednesday, October 1, 2014 01:23 PM

The Patient-Centered Outcomes Research Institute (PCORI), a Wash. D.C.-based independent nonprofit organization, has approved 46 new proposals, totaling nearly $102 million in support, to fund a wide range of patient-centered clinical comparative effectiveness research (CER) projects.

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NIH awards initial $46 million for BRAIN Initiative research

Wednesday, October 1, 2014 01:21 PM

The NIH has announced its first wave of investments totaling $46 million in fiscal year 2014 to support the goals of the Brain Research through Advancing Innovative Neurotechnologies (BRAIN) Initiative. More than 100 investigators in 15 states and several countries will work to develop new tools and technologies to understand neural circuit function and capture a dynamic view of the brain in action.

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Report: Biosimilars to revolutionize global drug development, 700 therapies in pipelines

Wednesday, October 1, 2014 01:20 PM

There currently are 700 follow-on biologics therapies moving through pipelines, with many already approved, and 245 biopharma companies and institutes developing or already marketing follow-on biologics in markets throughout the world, according to Thomson Reuters.

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Pfizer, Kyowa Hakko Kirin collaborate on immuno-oncology combination study

Wednesday, October 1, 2014 01:07 PM

Pfizer and Tokyo-based Kyowa Hakko Kirin have entered into an agreement to explore the therapeutic potential of the combination of Pfizer’s PF-05082566, an investigational, fully humanized monoclonal antibody (mAb) that stimulates signaling through 4-1BB (CD-137), a protein involved in regulation of immune cell activation, proliferation and survival, with Kyowa Hakko Kirin’s anti-CCR4 antibody mogamulizumab, which suppresses some of the immune cells that shield the tumor from the immune system, in a phase Ib clinical study evaluating the safety and tolerability of the combination in patients with solid tumors.

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Evotec partners to develop multiple sclerosis treatments

Tuesday, September 30, 2014 10:00 AM

Evotec, a German-based drug discovery alliance and development partnership company, has entered into three novel research projects for the treatment of multiple sclerosis (MS), supported by research funds from the German Federal Ministry of Education and Research (BMBF).

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Catalent, Cingulate Therapeutics ink agreement for new ADHD treatments

Tuesday, September 30, 2014 09:00 AM

Catalent Pharma Solutions, headquartered in Somerset, N.J., has reached an exclusive development and licensing agreement with Cingulate Therapeutics (CTx), a Morristown, N.J.-based, privately held biopharmaceutical company, to support development of a series of new prescription pharmaceutical products for the treatment of attention deficit/hyperactivity disorder (ADHD) using Catalent's OSDrC OptiDose drug delivery platform.

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