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Roche, Discuva collaborate on new antibiotics

Monday, March 3, 2014 12:47 PM

Roche and Discuva have entered into a worldwide collaboration and license agreement for the discovery and development of new antibiotics to treat life-threatening infections caused by multi-drug resistant Gram-negative bacteria using Discuva’s proprietary SATINtechnology platform.

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NIH adds genetic health information to online database

Friday, February 28, 2014 12:07 PM

Researchers now will have access to genetic data linked to medical information on a diverse group of more than 78,000 people, enabling investigations into many diseases and conditions.

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Report: pharmacovigilance market, service providers to reach $5B globally in 2019

Friday, February 28, 2014 12:02 PM

According to a new market report published by Transparency Market Research, the global pharmacovigilance market was valued at $2,147.3 million in 2012 and is estimated to reach a market worth $5,008.2 million in 2019, at a CAGR of 12.9% from 2013 to 2019.

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RedHill Biopharma, Salix Pharmaceuticals ink license agreement

Friday, February 28, 2014 12:00 PM

Salix Pharmaceuticals, a North Carolina-based developer and marketer of prescription pharmaceutical products and medical devices, and RedHill Biopharma, an emerging Israeli biopharmaceutical company, have entered into an exclusive agreement by which Salix has licensed the worldwide exclusive rights to RedHill's RHB-106 encapsulated formulation for bowel preparation and rights to other purgative developments.

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Dystonia Europe, EPDA partner with Boston Scientific

Wednesday, February 26, 2014 01:05 PM

Dystonia Europe (DE) and the European Parkinson's Disease Association (EPDA) are collaborating with Boston Scientific, a global medical technology provider. The aim of these partnerships is to increase awareness, understanding of solutions and to take initiatives in the world wide fight against Parkinson's disease and dystonia, two areas of high unmet need.

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Ardelyx licenses phosphate inhibitor program to Sanofi in $198M deal

Wednesday, February 26, 2014 01:03 PM

Ardelyx, a venture-funded biopharmaceutical company, has licensed to Sanofi its novel phosphate transport NaP2b inhibitor program (also known as NaPi2b, Npt2b and SLC34A2). Ardelyx will receive an undisclosed upfront payment from Sanofi. Total development and regulatory milestones could potentially reach up to $198 million. Ardelyx also would be entitled to royalties on product sales. In addition, Ardelyx retains an option to participate in co-promotional activities for the U.S. market.

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DOD selects Bavarian Nordic's vaccine platform for new vaccine development

Wednesday, February 26, 2014 01:00 PM

Bavarian Nordic’s MVA-BN vaccine platform technology has been selected by the Defense Threat Reduction Agency (DTRA), a part of the U.S. Department of Defense, for development of a vaccine against two potential biological threats to national security—Burkholderia pseudomallei and Burkholderia mallei. Bavarian Nordic is an international biotechnology company developing and manufacturing novel cancer immunotherapies and vaccines for infectious diseases.

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TeraDiscoveries, Egenix partner for cancer, autism drugs

Wednesday, February 26, 2014 12:55 PM

TeraDiscoveries has formed a strategic partnership with Egenix, a privately held New York-based biotechnology firm. The two companies are working together to design new drugs to treat cancer and autism.  

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DuchenneConnect to join new national clinical research network

Monday, February 24, 2014 12:00 PM

DuchenneConnect, a program of Parent Project Muscular Dystrophy (PPMD), has been awarded $970,000 by the Patient-Centered Outcomes Research Institute (PCORI) to take part in developing a health data network. DuchenneConnect will be part of PCORnet: the National Patient-Centered Clinical Research Network. The DuchenneConnect network is one of 29 networks that were approved for PCORnet. The formation of the new national PCORnet resource aims to boost the efficiency of health research.

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AstraZeneca scientists to work alongside researchers at Cancer Research UK Cambridge

Monday, February 24, 2014 11:38 AM

AstraZeneca has entered into a collaboration with the Cancer Research U.K. (CRUK) Cambridge Institute to temporarily locate up to 60 AstraZeneca scientists in the Institute.

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