Europe

NIHR invests $23.4M in pediatrics research

Tuesday, May 31, 2016

A significant number of children experience long-term health conditions. This group’s health needs have not previously been given the research priority that they deserve. The NIHR has invested £21 million ($23.4 million) in 35 new studies focusing on improving the health outcomes for children and young people.

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Pfizer showcases results from two phase III TRUMENBA studies

Monday, May 16, 2016

Pfizer has announced results of two phase III studies demonstrating the immunogenicity of TRUMENBA (Meningococcal Group B Vaccine) against invasive meningococcal B (MnB) strains representative of prevalent strains in the U.S. and Europe. The two studies, one in adolescents and one in young adults, met all primary immunogenicity endpoints. Also, secondary data presented show that TRUMENBA demonstrated similar immune responses against ten additional MnB strains, in both adolescents and young adults.

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Veristat acquires UK-based CRO Spero Oncology

Monday, May 2, 2016

Veristat, a full service CRO, is expanding its clinical research offerings into Europe through the acquisition of U.K.-based CRO Spero Oncology. Spero Oncology specializes in providing clinical operations support for oncology clinical trials primarily throughout Europe, but also in Australia and New Zealand. With the acquisition of Spero Oncology, Veristat now offers its clients full clinical operations support in Europe including feasibility studies, legal representation in the European Union, clinical monitoring, project management, protocol writing and regulatory strategy.

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GE Healthcare launches Turkish collaborative research scheme

Wednesday, April 20, 2016

GE Healthcare’s life sciences business has officially launched a new research scheme to help foster Turkish bioprocessing development and manufacturing, through its latest Fast Trak Bioprocessing Technology and Training Laboratory in Istanbul. Based in GE’s Turkey Innovation Center, the R&D Laboratory is well-located to support the region’s rapidly growing biopharmaceutical and biotech industry, and help position Turkey as a global R&D and manufacturing hub.

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Upcoming EU referendum delays UK pharma market changes

Monday, April 18, 2016

Civil servants must observe a period of “purdah” in the weeks before a general election or referendum, which restricts government activity to avoid unfairly influencing public opinion. This has hit two major consultations for the pharma industry—the Accelerated Access Review (AAR) and proposed changes to the medicines pricing system known as the Statutory Scheme. The AAR is the brainchild of life sciences minister George Freeman, who wants it to re-shape the U.K. market and the National Health Service (NHS) around encouraging medical innovation, and remove some of the blocks and bottlenecks which plague the current system.

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