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Biogen Idec

Novo Nordisk, Takeda, Servier, Celgene among top sponsors rated by investigative sites in new CenterWatch survey

Monday, March 2, 2015 08:00 AM

More than 1,900 global investigative sites rate the best biopharmaceutical companies with which to work in a new survey conducted by CenterWatch, a leading provider of global clinical trials information. The survey results were released today in the March issue of The CenterWatch Monthly newsletter.

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Quest Diagnostics

Adimab, Sanofi collaborate on bispecific antibodies

Monday, February 9, 2015 12:20 PM

Adimab, a Lebanon, N.H.-based technology company focused on the discovery of fully human antibodies and bispecifics, has announced a multi-target discovery and optimization collaboration with Sanofi. Adimab will use its proprietary platform to generate bispecific molecules against multiple targets. Sanofi will have the right to develop and commercialize all therapeutic antibodies and bispecifics resulting from the collaboration.

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Biogen Idec begins 2015 with multiple collaborations

Monday, February 2, 2015 01:45 PM

Biogen Idec left 2014 with cash, cash equivalents and marketable securities totaling approximately $3.3 billion and has begun 2015 with multiple collaborations. The company expects to continue to bolster its R&D capabilities in the coming months.

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Biogen Idec to acquire Convergence Pharmaceuticals, expands neuropathic pain portfolio

Tuesday, January 13, 2015 09:30 AM

Biogen Idec has agreed to acquire U.K.-based Convergence Pharmaceuticals, a clinical-stage biopharmaceutical company with an innovative portfolio of ion channel-modulating product candidates for neuropathic pain. Biogen Idec plans to leverage Convergence’s experience in chronic pain research and clinical development to accelerate the growth of its pain portfolio.

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ALS Association awards research funds for C9orf72 clinical trials

Friday, December 12, 2014 03:34 PM

The ALS Association, a national nonprofit organization based in Wash. D.C., has awarded $326,662 in research funds to expand ongoing natural history studies in order to further understand the most common genetic cause of ALS, in preparation for clinical trials in those whose disease is affected by this gene.

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Cubist Pharmaceuticals names Robert J. Perez CEO

Thursday, October 23, 2014 03:47 PM

Cubist Pharmaceuticals has selected Robert J. Perez as the company's CEO, effective January, 2015. Perez, who currently is Cubist's president and chief operating officer, will succeed Michael W. Bonney who is retiring from his current role as CEO on Dec. 31, and will become non-executive chair of Cubist's board of directors. Current board chair Kenneth M. Bate will become lead independent director.

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FDA approves Biogen Idec’s Plegridy for multiple sclerosis

Monday, August 18, 2014 09:13 AM

The FDA has approved Biogen Idec’s Plegridy (peginterferon beta-1a), a new treatment for people with relapsing forms of multiple sclerosis (RMS). Plegridy, the only pegylated beta interferon approved for use in RMS, is dosed once every two weeks and can be administered subcutaneously with the Plegridy Pen, a new, ready-to-use autoinjector, or a prefilled syringe.

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Regulus Therapeutics, Biogen Idec collaborate for multiple sclerosis biomarkers

Wednesday, August 6, 2014 12:58 PM

Regulus Therapeutics, a biopharmaceutical company focused on the discovery and development of innovative medicines targeting microRNAs, has entered into a new collaboration agreement with Biogen Idec to expand its research focused on identifying microRNAs as biomarkers for multiple sclerosis (MS) under its Regulus microMarkers division. The new research will focus on profiling a large number of whole blood samples from a cohort of MS patients who have been treated with a Biogen Idec MS therapy to identify potential microRNA signatures. 

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FDA approves antihemophilic factor, Fc fusion protein hemophilia A

Thursday, June 12, 2014 11:33 AM

The FDA has approved Eloctate, Antihemophilic Factor (Recombinant), Fc fusion protein, for use in adults and children who have hemophilia A. Eloctate is the first hemophilia A treatment designed to require less frequent injections when used to prevent or reduce the frequency of bleeding.

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Pulmonary Fibrosis Foundation, Biogen Idec partner on PFF Patient Registry

Wednesday, June 11, 2014 12:44 PM

The Pulmonary Fibrosis Foundation (PFF) has partnered with Biogen Idec to support the PFF Patient Registry.

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March 2

Huntingdon Life Sciences-Harlan prepares for rebranding and U.S. expansion to compete with early phase CROs Covance, CRL

Patients' increased sharing of clinical trial experiences through social media can help sponsors improve outcomes, enrollment

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March

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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