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Lexicon expands management

Thursday, November 6, 2014 03:13 PM

Lexicon Pharmaceuticals has announced management additions directed toward the completion of phase III development and commercial preparations for telotristat etiprate in carcinoid syndrome and preparation for phase III initiation and commercial readiness for sotagliflozin (LX4211) in type 1 diabetes.

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Accenture launches Cloud for R&D, forms Cloud Coalition

Wednesday, October 15, 2014 01:19 PM

Accenture, an Ireland-based global management consulting, technology services and outsourcing company, has launched Accenture Life Sciences Cloud for R&D, which speeds clinical development, helps improve patient outcomes and creates greater R&D efficiency through a new single analytics platform that brings together multiple internal and external data sources across clinical, safety, regulatory and operational functions.

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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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FDA approves ALOXI for pediatric, chemotherapy-induced nausea

Thursday, May 29, 2014 01:50 PM

Eisai and Helsinn Group have announced the FDA approval of ALOXI (palonosetron HCl) injection for the prevention of acute nausea and vomiting associated with initial and repeat courses of emetogenic cancer chemotherapy, including highly emetogenic cancer chemotherapy, in children aged one month to less than 17 years.

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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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