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ABPI establishes Inward Investor Group

Wednesday, July 23, 2014 10:45 AM

The Association of the British Pharmaceutical Industry (ABPI) has established a new Inward Investor Group to demonstrate the importance of inward investment to the U.K. and the global mobility of such investment. The group also will work toward cultivating a favorable environment for pharmaceutical companies to invest in the U.K.

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Bellerophon Therapeutics names Jonathan Peacock chairman and CEO

Wednesday, July 2, 2014 11:37 AM

Bellerophon Therapeutics, a clinical stage biotherapeutics company, has announced that Jonathan Peacock has been appointed chairman and CEO. Peacock assumes the role from Daniel Tasse, chairman and CEO of Ikaria, who was interim chairman and CEO of Bellerophon since the company's spin-out from Ikaria in February. Tasse will continue as a member of the board of Bellerophon.

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Amgen receives FDA Breakthrough Therapy Designation for Blinatumomab in ALL

Wednesday, July 2, 2014 11:04 AM

The FDA has granted Breakthrough Therapy Designation to Amgen’s investigational bispecific T cell engager (BiTE) antibody blinatumomab, for adults with Philadelphia-negative (Ph-) relapsed/refractory B-precursor acute lymphoblastic leukemia (ALL), a rapidly progressing cancer of the blood and bone marrow.

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Sorbent Therapeutics appoints two new board members

Thursday, June 19, 2014 02:27 PM

Sorbent Therapeutics, a biopharmaceutical company developing therapies for cardiovascular and renal diseases, has appointed Jay Shepard and William D. Waddill to the company's board of directors.

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Sangamo BioSciences appoints H. Stewart Parker to its board of directors

Thursday, June 19, 2014 01:57 PM

Sangamo BioSciences announced the appointment of H. Stewart Parker to the company's board of directors. Parker, who founded and was president and CEO of Targeted Genetics, brings more than 30 years of experience in the biotechnology industry, including 16 years of specific experience in cell and gene therapy.

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Amgen joins NCI to accelerate development of personalized cancer treatments

Tuesday, June 17, 2014 10:26 AM

Amgen will collaborate with the National Cancer Institute (NCI), part of the NIH, and other public and private sector partners, on the Lung Master Protocol (Lung-MAP), a new clinical trial program that will use biomarker-driven research and genomic profiling to match squamous cell lung cancer patients to investigational treatments based on their individual cancer profiles. Lung-MAP is the first trial of its kind to study a large number of rare lung cancer subsets under one trial protocol.

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Kite Pharma appoints William Y. Go, Jeff Aycock senior directors

Thursday, June 12, 2014 12:54 PM

Kite Pharma, a clinical-stage biopharmaceutical company focused on developing engineered autologous T cell therapy (eACT) products for the treatment of cancer, has expanded Kite's R&D leadership team with the appointments of William Y. Go, M.D., Ph.D., as senior director, Clinical Development, and Jeff Aycock as senior director, Clinical Operations.

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Report: Turkish manufacturers boost growth, niche products, biologics development

Wednesday, May 28, 2014 12:54 PM

CPhI Worldwide’s Pharma Insights report on Turkey shows Turkish manufacturers moving beyond domestic market export has led to growth, niche products and biologics development. The comprehensive analysis of the Turkish pharma market was conducted among all major Turkish manufacturers, evaluating conditions for both foreign and domestic companies, and was compiled with the help of research partner Global Business Reports.

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U.S. cancer researchers launching five-drug personalized medicines trial

Monday, April 21, 2014 01:12 PM

U.S. cancer researchers plan to launch a five-drug clinical trial for patients with advanced lung cancer in mid-May, in a public-private collaboration between several major cancer organizations and five pharmaceutical companies that marks the second American multi-drug research program into personalized medicines to treat different cancers.

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CEO Roundtable on Cancer launches data-sharing initiative to accelerate drug development

Thursday, April 10, 2014 01:03 PM

The CEO Roundtable on Cancer has launched Project Data Sphere, a new online oncology data-sharing platform using de-identified cancer patient information with the goal of accelerating drug discovery—by developing more efficient clinical trial protocols, epidemiological studies and, ultimately, new cancer therapies. 

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