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ACRO backs COMPETE Act to expand R&D tax credit

Thursday, July 31, 2014 02:07 PM

On the eve of Congress’ summer departure, an R&D tax credit bill called the COMPETE Act was introduced this morning that would make the R&D tax credit permanent, increase the credit rate to 25% of qualifying research investments and enable investors in small research companies to claim the credit.

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AstraZeneca to acquire Almirall’s respiratory franchise

Thursday, July 31, 2014 12:39 PM

Barcelona-based Almirall has entered an agreement to transfer its respiratory franchise to AstraZeneca for an initial consideration of $875 million on completion and up to $1.22 billion in development, launch and sales-related milestones. AZ also has agreed to make various sales-related payments.

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Qiagen, AstraZeneca collaborate for lung cancer patients

Monday, July 28, 2014 02:53 PM

Qiagen, a Netherlands-based holding company, has announced a collaboration agreement with AstraZeneca for the co-development and commercialization of a liquid biopsy-based companion diagnostic to be paired with IRESSA, AZ's targeted therapy for non-small cell lung cancer (NSCLC).

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Seven pharma companies offer deprioritized compounds for re-purposing

Wednesday, July 23, 2014 10:15 AM

U.K. researchers will be granted access to a ‘virtual library’ of deprioritized pharmaceutical compounds through a new partnership between the Medical Research Council (MRC) and seven global drug companies.

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AstraZeneca reveals designs for new U.K. global R&D center, corporate headquarters

Monday, July 21, 2014 03:03 PM

AstraZeneca revealed its proposed designs for its new global R&D center and corporate headquarters in Cambridge, U.K. The facility, which will be located on the Cambridge Biomedical Campus (CBC), includes the global center, an R&D enabling building and an energy center.

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Covance adds two to clinical development services leadership team

Monday, July 14, 2014 01:04 PM

Covance has announced two key additions to its clinical development services scientific leadership team with the appointments of Robert Wasserman, M.D., as vice president and global therapeutic area head, oncology, and Rogelio Mosqueda-Garcia, M.D., Ph.D., as global vice president, early clinical services within medical and scientific affairs. Both are based in Princeton, N.J.

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AstraZeneca, Max Planck Institute to create satellite chemistry unit

Wednesday, July 9, 2014 12:03 PM

The Max Planck Institute of Molecular Physiology (MPI), Germany, will establish a satellite unit in cardiovascular and metabolic disease (CVMD) with AstraZeneca's CVMD Innovative Medicines unit (iMed) in Mölndal, Sweden, to study new modalities chemistry.

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Medical Research Council launches U.K. Dementias Research Platform

Thursday, June 19, 2014 01:39 PM

The Medical Research Council (MRC) has launched the U.K. Dementias Research Platform (UKDP), a $27.2 million public-private partnership set up to speed up research into dementias. The collaboration aims to enable earlier detection, improved treatment and, ultimately, prevention of the disease by looking not just at what is going wrong in the brain, but at the brain in the context of the whole body.

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Exco InTouch, AstraZeneca mHealth collaboration produces Me&MyCOPD

Thursday, June 19, 2014 01:38 PM

Exco InTouch, a provider of digital patient engagement and data capture solutions for healthcare providers, said its collaboration with AstraZeneca has led to the development of an mHealth program Me&MyCOPD ,which improves condition management for patients suffering from chronic obstructive pulmonary disease (COPD), as well as for their caregivers and healthcare providers.

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ADDC, AstraZeneca partner for drug development in academic research

Wednesday, June 18, 2014 12:54 PM

The Academic Drug Discovery Consortium (ADDC) has formed a collaboration with AstraZenecaaimed at facilitating efforts by researchers from academia and institutions toward the discovery of novel compounds with potential pharmaceutical application. More specifically, the goal of this partnership is to provide ADDC members with access to a high-quality compound library, while allowing AZ the opportunity to collaborate with academic researchers to identify novel disease targets and drugs across a wide range of therapy areas.

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