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23andMe, Pfizer to research genetics of inflammatory bowel disease

Wednesday, August 13, 2014 01:15 PM

23andMe, a California-based personal genetics company, and Pfizer have inked a research agreement in which the companies aim to enroll 10,000 people with inflammatory bowel disease (IBD) in a research initiative designed to explore the genetic factors associated with the onset, progression, severity and response to treatments for IBD.

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Pfizer, Roche join ADDPLAN DF Consortium

Monday, August 4, 2014 02:12 PM

Pfizer and Roche have joined the ADDPLAN DF Consortium. The consortium was founded in 2013 by Novartis, Janssen PharmaceuticalsEli Lilly and Aptiv Solutions, an Icon company, to lead the design and implementation of adaptive trials. The goal of the ADDPLAN DF Consortium is to develop methodologies and execution technologies that improve dose-selection, which remains a major barrier to resolving high failure rates in phase III trials.

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ACRO backs COMPETE Act to expand R&D tax credit

Thursday, July 31, 2014 02:07 PM

On the eve of Congress’ summer departure, an R&D tax credit bill called the COMPETE Act was introduced this morning that would make the R&D tax credit permanent, increase the credit rate to 25% of qualifying research investments and enable investors in small research companies to claim the credit.

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INC Research appoints Jan Schreur senior vice president, human resources

Thursday, July 31, 2014 01:22 PM

INC Research, a global phase I to IV CRO, has appointed Jan Schreur as the company's senior vice president, human resources. Schreur brings nearly 30 years of progressive human resources experience to the role, including senior leadership positions at global biopharmaceutical organizations.

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Pfizer to buy Baxter’s commercial vaccines business for $635M

Thursday, July 31, 2014 12:35 PM

Baxter International will sell its two commercially marketed vaccines and related production facilities to Pfizer for $635 million in cash.

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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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Seven pharma companies offer deprioritized compounds for re-purposing

Wednesday, July 23, 2014 10:15 AM

U.K. researchers will be granted access to a ‘virtual library’ of deprioritized pharmaceutical compounds through a new partnership between the Medical Research Council (MRC) and seven global drug companies.

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Pfizer to acquire InnoPharma

Thursday, July 17, 2014 12:48 PM

Pfizer has entered an agreement to acquire InnoPharma, a privately held pharmaceutical development company, for an upfront cash payment of $225 million, with up to $135 million of contingent milestone payments.

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Global Care Initiative looks to Boston for U.S. life science research partners

Monday, June 23, 2014 01:36 PM

Global Care Initiative(GCI), a consortium of five nonprofit French research institutes, intends to have a representative in Boston, Mass., as it expands in search of U.S. life science research partners.

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Sorbent Therapeutics appoints two new board members

Thursday, June 19, 2014 02:27 PM

Sorbent Therapeutics, a biopharmaceutical company developing therapies for cardiovascular and renal diseases, has appointed Jay Shepard and William D. Waddill to the company's board of directors.

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