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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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Banner Alzheimer's Institute, Novartis partner

Wednesday, July 16, 2014 01:21 PM

Researchers from the Banner Alzheimer's Institute (BAI) have partnered with Novartis in a pioneering medical trial to determine whether two investigational anti-amyloid drugs—an active immunotherapy and an oral medication—can prevent or delay the emergence of symptoms of Alzheimer's in people at particularly high risk for developing the disease at older ages.

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Covance adds two to clinical development services leadership team

Monday, July 14, 2014 01:04 PM

Covance has announced two key additions to its clinical development services scientific leadership team with the appointments of Robert Wasserman, M.D., as vice president and global therapeutic area head, oncology, and Rogelio Mosqueda-Garcia, M.D., Ph.D., as global vice president, early clinical services within medical and scientific affairs. Both are based in Princeton, N.J.

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Bellerophon Therapeutics names Jonathan Peacock chairman and CEO

Wednesday, July 2, 2014 11:37 AM

Bellerophon Therapeutics, a clinical stage biotherapeutics company, has announced that Jonathan Peacock has been appointed chairman and CEO. Peacock assumes the role from Daniel Tasse, chairman and CEO of Ikaria, who was interim chairman and CEO of Bellerophon since the company's spin-out from Ikaria in February. Tasse will continue as a member of the board of Bellerophon.

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Novartis, Ophthotech ink agreement for Fovista

Wednesday, May 21, 2014 01:30 PM

Ophthotech, a biopharmaceutical company specializing in the development of novel therapeutics to treat diseases of the eye, has entered into an ex-U.S. licensing and commercialization agreement with Novartis Pharmaceuticals focused on the treatment of wet age-related macular degeneration (AMD). Ophthotech grants Novartis exclusive rights to commercialize Ophthotech's lead product candidate, Fovista, in markets outside the U.S. while Ophthotech retains sole rights to commercialize Fovista in the U.S.

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Despite fewer healthcare deals, corporate venture capital booming

Friday, May 16, 2014 12:39 PM

While last year’s boom in corporate venture capital financing continues to expand in some business sectors, the healthcare space raised only $288 million in 23 deals in the first quarter of 2014—the lowest in five quarters.

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DrugDev acquires TrialNetworks

Monday, May 5, 2014 10:13 AM

DrugDev, a global network of active clinical trial doctors, has acquired Newton, Mass.-based TrialNetworks. TrialNetworks joins an expanding group of technology-driven solutions to help sponsors, CROs and sites do more trials together.

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FDA approves Zykadia for late-stage lung cancer

Wednesday, April 30, 2014 03:01 PM

The FDA has granted accelerated approval to Zykadia (ceritinib) for patients with a certain type of late-stage (metastatic) non-small cell lung cancer (NSCLC).

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Pfizer pursues AstraZeneca for potential $100 billion acquisition deal

Monday, April 28, 2014 02:15 PM

Having rejected two bids since January, Pfizer made its next move on Monday—a $99 billion stock and cash offer to acquire AstraZeneca, to create a single U.K.-based company that would become the world’s largest pharmaceutical company.

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GSK, Novartis, Eli Lilly swap assets to specialize, become more profitable

Wednesday, April 23, 2014 08:42 AM

In a major swap of assets, three of the world’s largest drug companies have announced a multi-part, $28.5 billion deal that enables Novartis to focus more on cancer, GlaxoSmithKline on vaccines and Eli Lilly on animal health.

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