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NIH adds six clinical sites in Undiagnosed Diseases Network

Wednesday, July 2, 2014 12:40 PM

The NIH has awarded grants to six medical centers around the country to select from the most difficult-to-solve medical cases and together develop effective approaches to diagnose them. The new clinical sites added to the NIH Undiagnosed Diseases Network (UDN) will conduct clinical evaluation and scientific investigation in cases that involve patients with prolonged, undiagnosed conditions.

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AZTherapies to start enrolling for phase III study of ALZT-OP1 in early Alzheimer's

Friday, May 23, 2014 11:27 AM

AZTherapies, a company developing novel treatments for Alzheimer's disease based on technology licensed from Massachusetts General Hospital, has received notice from FDA that it may proceed with the phase III clinical study submitted in its IND application. This study is for its lead program, ALZT-OP1, a novel combination therapy for the prevention and treatment of early Alzheimer's disease (AD).

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Infinity appoints Baselga, Berkowitz to board of directors

Thursday, March 13, 2014 11:26 AM

Infinity Pharmaceuticals has appointed José Baselga M.D., Ph.D., and Jeff Berkowitz as independent members of its board of directors. Baselga, physician-in-chief at Memorial Sloan-Kettering Cancer Center, is an accomplished clinician and a thought leader in the PI3K field. Berkowitz, as the president of Walgreens Boots Alliance Development in Europe, has experience in pharmaceuticals, pharmacy, distribution and market access, pricing and reimbursement.

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MGH, Broad Institute, Amgen collaborate on IBD therapies

Friday, January 17, 2014 11:44 AM

Massachusetts General Hospital (MGH), the Broad Institute and Amgen have launched a strategic collaboration to jointly discover and validate new therapeutic targets and develop novel therapies for inflammatory bowel disease (IBD), a chronic disorder that affects millions worldwide. The MGH-Broad-Amgen collaboration brings together scientists with experience in clinical medicine, IBD biology, human genetics, genomic technology and drug discovery to work together to help create a new world of therapeutic options for IBD patients.

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Perrigo names board of directors

Friday, December 20, 2013 02:11 PM

Dublin, Ireland-based Perrigo has announced the appointment of its board of directors, effective until Perrigo’s annual general meeting scheduled for November 2014. The appointment of the Perrigo board follows the completion of Perrigo’s acquisition of Elan in a cash and stock transaction valued at approximately $8.6 billion. The transaction will create a global healthcare company with a growth profile.

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Michael Seiden named CMO for McKesson Specialty Health, U.S. Oncology Network

Friday, September 6, 2013 03:09 PM

McKesson Specialty Health and The U.S. Oncology Networkhave appointed of Michael V. Seiden, M.D., Ph.D. as chief medical officer.

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Sanofi, Mass. General Hospital launch oncology research collaboration

Thursday, October 11, 2012 07:00 AM

Global healthcare company Sanofi has formed a two-year agreement with Massachusetts General Hospital (MGH) aimed at furthering translational medicine research to develop new treatments for various types of hematological malignancies and solid tumors.

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Annovation Biopharma raises $8M to develop novel anesthetics

Tuesday, September 11, 2012 08:00 AM

Annovation Biopharma, a biotech focused on safer therapies for anesthesia, has raised $8 million in a Series A financing led by Atlas Venture, Partners Innovation Fund (PIF) and new strategic investor The Medicines Company. 

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Biomedical Systems to collaborate with Mass. General Hospital

Friday, August 17, 2012 03:19 PM

The imaging division of Biomedical Systems, a global provider of centralized diagnostic services, has formed a collaboration with Massachusetts General Hospital (MGH) to evaluate the efficacy of new drugs and devices.

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EntreMed names two to board of directors

Tuesday, February 7, 2012 01:07 PM

EntreMed, a clinical-stage pharmaceutical company developing therapeutics for the treatment of cancer, has appointed Wei-Wu He, Ph.D, executive chairman of its board of directors, and Tak W. Mak, Ph.D, as member of the board of directors.

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