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Merck chairman, CEO Kenneth C. Frazier becomes PhRMA board chairman

Friday, April 17, 2015 12:40 PM

Kenneth C. Frazier, chairman and CEO of Merck, was elected chairman of the board of the Wash. D.C.-based Pharmaceutical Research and Manufacturers of America (PhRMA). At the board meeting, PhRMA’s president and CEO John J. Castellani announced he will be retiring Jan. 1, 2016. 

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Janssen acquires XO1

Friday, March 20, 2015 02:13 PM

Janssen Pharmaceuticals, one of the Janssen Pharmaceutical Companies of Johnson & Johnson, has acquired XO1, a U.K.-based privately held asset-centric virtual biopharmaceutical company founded to develop the anti-thrombin antibody ichorcumab. Financial terms of the transaction have not been disclosed.

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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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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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Janssen R&D launches three new research platforms

Friday, February 13, 2015 11:35 AM

Janssen R&D, one of the Janssen Pharmaceutical Companies of Johnson & Johnson, has launched three new research platforms focused on disease prevention, disease interception and the microbiome—areas of transformational medical innovation that are expected to change the healthcare landscape. The new teams will collaborate closely with Janssen’s five therapeutic areas as well as external partners, to underpin ongoing research and propel scientific knowledge.

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GlaxoSmithKline acquires GlycoVaxyn for $190M

Wednesday, February 11, 2015 12:32 PM

GlaxoSmithKline has acquired GlycoVaxyn, a specialist vaccine biopharmaceutical company based in Switzerland. Since forming a scientific collaboration in 2012, GSK has held a minority stake in GlycoVaxyn and now has acquired the remaining shares for $190 million in cash to take full ownership of the company.

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NIHR, Janssen partner on rheumatoid arthritis biological treatments

Thursday, February 5, 2015 12:50 PM

A new clinical research study has been launched that will explore why the current gold standard biological treatment for people with rheumatoid arthritis does not work in around a third of patients. The National Institute for Health Research (NIHR) study in partnership with Janssen will investigate key mechanisms associated with a lack of response to this treatment and its findings should open new routes for developing therapies for these patients.

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Johnson & Johnson forms Ebola vaccine development consortia

Monday, January 19, 2015 12:48 PM

Johnson & Johnson has formed a consortia with leading global research institutions and non-government organizations to work in conjunction with Janssen Pharmaceutical to accelerate the development of its Ebola vaccine regimen. The Innovative Medicines Initiative (IMI) plans to award these consortia grants totaling more than $116 million from the Ebola+ program to support the development, manufacturing and patient education for the vaccine regimen.

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AC Immune, Janssen to collaborate on Alzheimer's disease vaccines

Friday, January 16, 2015 12:29 PM

AC Immune, a Swiss-based biopharmaceutical company, has entered into a worldwide exclusive license agreement and research collaboration with Janssen Pharmaceuticals to develop and commercialize therapeutic anti-Tau vaccines for the treatment of Alzheimer's disease and potentially other tauopathies.

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35 partners from industry and academia collaborate on European research initiative

Thursday, January 15, 2015 01:40 PM

The European Prevention of Alzheimer's Dementia (EPAD) initiative has begun a novel collaboration between academic and private sectors to test innovative treatments for the prevention of Alzheimer’s dementia.

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April 13

Quintiles-Quest Diagnostics joint venture latest in CRO-central lab deals, more could be on horizon

Biotech companies raise record amount of capital in Q1

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PSI, INC Research, Chiltern best with sites
Strategic outsourcing prioritizing, improving site relationships

Regulatory compliance an increasing burden on sites
Increased staff time, materials, storage eroding site operating profit

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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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