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Clinicians, researchers and industry collaborate with the 100,000 Genomes Project

Friday, March 27, 2015 11:12 AM

Genomics England has announced a new collaboration as part of the 100,000 Genomes Project to accelerate the development of new diagnostics and treatments for patients. Ten pharma and biotech companies have come together to create the Genomics Expert Network for Enterprises (GENE) Consortium to oversee a year-long industry trial.

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New Innovative Medicines Initiative project launched to combat carbapenem resistance

Wednesday, March 25, 2015 03:15 PM

Eighteen European academic partners and three pharmaceutical companies are launching a new project under the Innovative Medicines Initiative (IMI) funded New Drugs 4 Bad Bugs (ND4BB) program. COMBACTE-CARE (Combating Bacterial resistance in Europe-Carbapenem-Resistance) will bring highly innovative studies and activities related to the treatment of patients with infections caused by Carbapenem-Resistant Enterobacteriaceae (CRE). Being very difficult to treat and sometimes deadly, CRE are considered to be one of the most dangerous resistant bacteria in the world. University Medical Center Utrecht is the project’s managing entity.

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AstraZeneca, Harvard Stem Cell Institute to collaborate in diabetes

Wednesday, March 25, 2015 02:57 PM

AstraZeneca has entered into a five-year research collaboration with the Harvard Stem Cell Institute (HSCI) to adapt a technique that creates human beta cells from stem cells for use in screens of AstraZeneca’s compound library in the search for new treatments for diabetes.

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Moderna appoints Tal Zaks as chief medical officer

Thursday, March 19, 2015 01:22 PM

Moderna Therapeutics, a developer of messenger RNA (mRNA) Therapeutics across a range of therapeutic applications, has announced that Tal Zaks, M.D., Ph.D., will join Moderna's executive leadership team as chief medical officer.

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AstraZeneca establishes scientific review board for clinical trial data transparency

Thursday, March 19, 2015 12:05 PM

AstraZeneca has created a scientific review board that will act independently to assess requests from external researchers, which includes patient level data. The board of independent clinicians and academics has been established as part of AZ's commitment to the European Federation of Pharmaceutical Industries and Associations (EFPIA) and Pharmaceutical Research and Manufacturers of America (PhRMA) Responsible Data Sharing Principles, as well as the new EMA Clinical Trial Policy and Regulation.

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AstraZeneca to collaborate with Singapore research organizations on heart failure

Wednesday, March 11, 2015 12:26 PM

AstraZeneca has formed a two-year collaboration with Singapore organizations including the Agency for Science, Technology and Research (A*STAR), National University Heart Center, Singapore (NUHCS) and National University of Singapore to support research into new therapies for heart failure.

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Illumina, Merck Serono collaborate to expand companion diagnostics for oncology

Wednesday, March 11, 2015 12:22 PM

Illumina, a San Diego-based provider of sequencing and array-based technologies, has formed a collaboration with Merck Serono, the biopharmaceuticals business of Merck, based in Darmstadt, Germany, to develop a universal next-generation sequencing (NGS)-based oncology diagnostic.

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MedImmune, Joslin Diabetes Center collaborate on metabolic disease research

Wednesday, March 11, 2015 12:21 PM

MedImmune, the global biologics R&D arm of AstraZeneca, and Joslin Diabetes Center, a diabetes research and clinical care organization based in Boston, Mass., have inked a three-year research collaboration to develop new medicines for the treatment of diabetes, obesity and related metabolic disorders.

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AstraZeneca, Cambridge Judge Business School collaborate to support biotech startups

Wednesday, March 4, 2015 09:35 AM

AstraZeneca and the University of Cambridge Judge Business School have announced an agreement to deliver a new “Accelerate Cambridge Life Sciences” program at the business school that will identify, train and mentor start-up ventures in the life sciences.

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CRL announces planned management changes

Wednesday, March 4, 2015 08:50 AM

Massachusetts-based Charles River Laboratories International has announced planned management changes to be implemented over the course of 2015.

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