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Global biosimilars market expected to reach $35 billion by 2020

Monday, July 21, 2014 03:23 PM

A new report by Allied Market Research (AMR), Global biosimilars/follow-on-biologics market (types, applications and geography)--Size, Share, Global Trends, Company Profiles, Demand, Insights, Analysis, Research, Report, Opportunities, Segmentation and Forecast, 2013-2020, suggests the global biosimilars market could reach $35 billion by 2020 from the estimated $1.3 billion in 2013.

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Kirby Institute comments on death of Professor Joep Lange in Malaysia Airlines attack

Friday, July 18, 2014 01:39 PM

The Kirby Institute at the University of New South Wales (UNSW) Australia has lost longtime colleague, professor Joep Lange, who was among the almost three hundred people on Malaysian Airlines flight MH17 shot down on the Russian-Ukraine border.

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Myos, Cloud Pharmaceuticals ink agreement

Friday, July 18, 2014 01:32 PM

Myos, a biotherapeutics and bionutrition company focused on the discovery, development and commercialization of products that improve muscle health and performance, has entered into an R&D agreement with Cloud Pharmaceuticals.

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Seven U.K. research councils collaborate on antimicrobial resistance

Thursday, July 17, 2014 12:50 PM

The Medical Research Council (MRC) will lead an initiative of seven research councils, backed by eight government bodies and the Wellcome Trust, to tackle antimicrobial resistance (AMR) on all fronts. The seven research councils are the Arts and Humanities Research Council, Biotechnology and Biological Sciences Research Council, Economic and Social Research Council, Engineering and Physical Sciences Research Council, MRC, Natural Environment Research Council and Science and Technology Facilities Council.

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Life Sciences Hub Wales launched

Thursday, July 17, 2014 12:45 PM

The Welsh government has launched the Life Sciences Hub Wales, a national and international focal point for the life sciences and healthcare sectors in Wales. The life sciences hub will be based in Cardiff Bay and will bring together academic, business, clinical, professional services and funding organizations.

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Eli Lilly, Immunocore collaborate for novel cancer therapies

Wednesday, July 16, 2014 01:15 PM

Eli Lilly and Immunocore, a privately owned, clinical-stage biotechnology company, have entered into a co-discovery and co-development collaboration to research and potentially develop novel T cell-based cancer therapies.

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CEL-SCI receives $225,000 NIH research grant

Wednesday, July 16, 2014 01:11 PM

CEL-SCI has been awarded a phase I Small Business Innovation Research (SBIR) grant for $225,000 from the National Institute of Arthritis Muscoskeletal and Skin Diseases (NIAMS), part of the NIH. The grant will fund the further development of CEL-SCI’s LEAPS technology as a potential treatment for rheumatoid arthritis (RA), an autoimmune disease of the joints. According to Visiongain, the world RA drug market will generate revenues of $38.5 billion in 2017.

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HD Biosciences partners with Marshall University

Monday, July 14, 2014 12:45 PM

HD Biosciences (HDB), a Shanghai-based, biology-focused preclinical drug discovery CRO, the Marshall Institute for Interdisciplinary Research (MIIR) and the Marshall University Joan C. Edwards School of Medicine have announced a new partnership to co-develop potential anti-cancer drugs.

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Report: Orphan drug approvals up, but high costs pose challenges for patients

Friday, July 11, 2014 02:02 PM

Although the pace of approvals for new orphan drugs—medicines that treat relatively rare conditions—have increased in the U.S. and Europe in recent years, patients are facing growing challenges accessing those drugs, a newly completed study by the Tufts Center for the Study of Drug Development (CSDD) at Tufts University has concluded.

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Survey shows support for increased stem cell research

Thursday, July 10, 2014 12:48 PM

Americans are in broad support of more stem cell research, according to the results of an online survey released by Cord Blood Registry (CBR) to coincide with National Cord Blood Awareness Month.

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