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Sigma-Aldrich, VIB ink alliance on novel translational research tools

Friday, January 23, 2015 11:46 AM

Sigma-Aldrich's research business unit, which supports translational researchers by supplying the products, services and solutions needed to enable scientific discovery, has formed an alliance with VIB, a life science research institute based in Flanders, Belgium, focused on translational research in medical, agricultural and industrial applications. The alliance will focus on the commercialization and supply of new tools and technologies to help meet the evolving needs of translational researchers.

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Array to acquire Novartis BRAF inhibitor encorafenib (LGX818)

Friday, January 23, 2015 11:40 AM

Array BioPharma, based in Boulder, Colo., has reached a definitive agreement with Novartis Pharma to acquire worldwide rights to encorafenib (LGX818), a BRAF inhibitor currently in phase III development. This agreement is conditional on the closing of transactions announced by Novartis and GlaxoSmithKline on April 22, 2014, which are expected to close in the first half of 2015, and the agreement remains subject to the receipt of regulatory approvals.

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Curis, Aurigene collaborate for immuno-oncology and precision oncology targets

Thursday, January 22, 2015 12:14 PM

Curis, a Lexington, Mass.-based biotechnology company focused on the development and commercialization of innovative drug candidates for the treatment of human cancers, and Aurigene Discovery Technologies, a Bangalore, India-based, specialized, discovery stage biotechnology company developing novel therapies to treat cancer and inflammatory diseases, have entered into an exclusive collaboration agreement focused on immuno-oncology and selected precision oncology targets.

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Zymeworks, Celgene collaborate

Thursday, January 22, 2015 12:12 PM

Zymeworks, a privately held biotherapeutics company based in Vancouver, has formed a collaboration and licensing agreement with Celgene for the research, development and commercialization of bi-specific antibody therapeutics enabled using Zymeworks’ proprietary Azymetric platform.

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Report: Midwest healthcare companies raise $1.8B in 2014

Wednesday, January 21, 2015 01:06 PM

Midwest healthcare companies attracted $1.8 billion in new investments across 243 companies in 2014, according to the BioEnterprise Midwest Healthcare Growth Capital Report. The totals are the highest recorded in both dollars and number of companies funded since BioEnterprise began compiling the report in 2005, surpassing the banner 2007 by 46% and 2013 by 135%. BioEnterprise is a business formation, recruitment, and acceleration initiative designed to grow healthcare companies and commercialize bioscience technologies based in Cleveland, Ohio.

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BioInvent inks agreement with Cancer Research U.K., CRT and LLR

Wednesday, January 21, 2015 01:02 PM

BioInvent International, a research-based pharmaceutical company based in Sweden, has reached an agreement with Cancer Research U.K.Cancer Research Technology (CRT), the charity’s development and commercialization arm, and Leukemia & Lymphoma Research (LLR) to take its investigational drug, BI-1206, into a collaborative phase I/II trial for patients with chronic lymphocytic leukemia (CLL) and non-Hodgkin lymphoma (NHL).

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Trovagene, Genomac expand collaboration

Wednesday, January 21, 2015 12:57 PM

Trovagene, a provider of technology for the detection and monitoring of cell-free DNA headquartered in San Diego, will expand its clinical collaboration with Genomac Research Institute in Prague, Czech Republic. Trovagene Precision Cancer Monitoring technology will be used in two prospective clinical studies for the early detection of emerging oncogene mutations indicative of resistance to targeted therapies used to treat colorectal and lung cancer.

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Johnson & Johnson forms Ebola vaccine development consortia

Monday, January 19, 2015 12:48 PM

Johnson & Johnson has formed a consortia with leading global research institutions and non-government organizations to work in conjunction with Janssen Pharmaceutical to accelerate the development of its Ebola vaccine regimen. The Innovative Medicines Initiative (IMI) plans to award these consortia grants totaling more than $116 million from the Ebola+ program to support the development, manufacturing and patient education for the vaccine regimen.

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Neuropore, UCB enter world-wide collaboration and agreement

Monday, January 19, 2015 12:45 PM

Neuropore Therapies, a wholly owned U.S. subsidiary of Austria-based Ever Neuro Pharma, and UCB, a Brussels, Belgium-based global biopharmaceutical company, have entered into a worldwide collaboration and agreement to develop and commercialize therapeutic products aiming at slowing the progression of Parkinson’s disease and related disorders. This includes NPT200-11, Neuropore’s novel small molecule that targets pathogenic alpha-synuclein, which currently is in preclinical development and is expected to enter clinical phase I in 2015.

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AC Immune, Janssen to collaborate on Alzheimer's disease vaccines

Friday, January 16, 2015 12:29 PM

AC Immune, a Swiss-based biopharmaceutical company, has entered into a worldwide exclusive license agreement and research collaboration with Janssen Pharmaceuticals to develop and commercialize therapeutic anti-Tau vaccines for the treatment of Alzheimer's disease and potentially other tauopathies.

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Icon, Carnegie Mellon partner to research ways to improve study patients' understanding of Informed Consent

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Novo Nordisk, Takeda, Servier, Celgene among top sponsors
New gains seen from patient- and site-centric initiatives

Patient reported outcomes take center stage
FDA combining PROs, clinical outcomes in its approval decisions

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Study grants market breaks $13 billion
Volume of clinical activity rising while growth in grant spending slows

Revisiting eClinical Technology Solutions Adoption
While use of established solutions grows, sponsors hesitate on newer tools

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