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GHIT Fund awards $12M for neglected diseases, launches investment program

Thursday, March 20, 2014 02:22 PM

The Global Health Innovative Technology Fund (GHIT Fund), a new public health partnership bringing Japanese experience and investment to the global fight against infectious diseases, has announced three grants worth a total of $6.8 million to speed the development of innovative drugs for some of the world’s most neglected diseases—schistosomiasis, Chagas disease and parasitic roundworms.

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Eisai, Biogen Idec collaborate on Alzheimer’s disease treatments

Wednesday, March 5, 2014 01:12 PM

Eisai, a research-based pharmaceutical company, and Biogen Idec have entered into a collaboration to develop and commercialize two of Eisai’s clinical candidates for Alzheimer’s disease (AD), E2609 and BAN2401. The agreement also provides Eisai with an option to jointly develop and commercialize two of Biogen Idec’s candidates for AD, the anti-amyloid beta (Aβ) antibody BIIB037 and an anti-tau monoclonal antibody.

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Eisai restructures, cuts 180 jobs

Monday, December 2, 2013 01:05 PM

Eisai’s R&D organization, Eisai Product Creation Systems (EPCS), is restructuring and will cut 180 jobs.

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Eisai, Clinigen partner on patient access program in Germany

Monday, September 9, 2013 11:56 AM

Eisai EMEA, an R&D based pharmaceutical company, has established a named patient access program to ensure patients continue to receive an uninterrupted supply of the anti-epilepsy drug Fycompa (perampanel), following the temporary suspension of commercial distribution in Germany. The access program will be managed by Clinigen Global Access Programs (GAP), a U.K.-headquartered specialty global pharmaceutical company.

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Morphotek announces initiation of phase I study for MORAb-066

Wednesday, July 3, 2013 02:16 PM

Biopharmaceutical Morphotek, a subsidiary of Eisai, has announced that the Sarah Cannon Research Institute in Nashville, Tenn., has opened enrollment in a phase I clinical study with MORAb-066 in patients with advanced or metastatic breast, pancreatic, colorectal or non-small cell lung cancer (adenocarcinoma) malignancies. The open-label, phase I study will assess the safety, tolerability and pharmacokinetics of MORAb-066 administered with weekly intravenous infusions.

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Japan screening massive drug compound libraries for new treatments

Wednesday, June 5, 2013 01:32 PM

The Global Health Innovative Technology Fund (GHIT Fund), a public-private partnership focused on Japanese R&D related to infectious disease, will make a series of agreements to screen compound libraries at Japanese pharmaceutical companies and research institutes for new treatments for malaria, tuberculosis and other afflictions.

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Eisai to establish new parenteral facility in China

Friday, April 26, 2013 12:28 PM

Eisai, a Japanese pharmaceutical company, has decided to establish a new parenteral facility on a lot retained by Eisai's Chinese subsidiary, Eisai China, at the Suzhou Industrial Park in Suzhou, China. 

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Lynn Kramer appointed chief clinical officer of Eisai Product Creation Systems

Friday, April 12, 2013 02:13 PM

Eisai has appointed Lynn Kramer, MD, to the newly created position of chief clinical officer of Eisai Product Creation Systems.

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Japan establishes global fund for R&D of new medicines, vaccines, diagnostics

Wednesday, April 10, 2013 10:15 AM

Japan’s first public-private partnership to advance the development of new health technologies for the developing world The Global Health Innovative Technology Fund (GHIT Fund) has officially launched. The GHIT Fund has been established to advance the R&D of new medicines, vaccines and diagnostics to fight infectious diseases in the developing world.

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Eisai, UCL form drug discovery alliance for neurological diseases

Friday, December 14, 2012 10:43 AM

Eisai, a pharmaceutical company based in Toyko, and University College London (UCL) have entered into a new agreement to establish a major drug discovery and development collaboration investigating new ways of treating neurological diseases such as Alzheimer’s disease, Parkinson’s disease and other related disorders.

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