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Cancer Research U.K. to launch 14-drug, personalized medicine trial

Friday, April 18, 2014 01:57 PM

British researchers, working with two global pharmaceutical companies, are planning to launch a different kind of personalized medicine clinical trial that could change how cancer drugs are studied and potentially cut the time and cost of bringing them to market.

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Ian Read becomes PhRMA board chairman; Ken Frazier, George Scangos on board

Friday, April 18, 2014 10:37 AM

Ian C. Read, chairman and CEO of Pfizer, was elected chairman of the Pharmaceutical Research and Manufacturers of America (PhRMA). Read succeeds Robert J. Hugin, chairman and CEO of Celgene, as PhRMA's chairman. Also elected were Kenneth C. Frazier, chairman, president and CEO of Merck, as chairman-elect of the PhRMA board of directors, and George A. Scangos, Ph.D., CEO of Biogen Idec, as board treasurer.

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Icon’s Firecrest training recognized by TransCelerate BioPharma

Monday, April 14, 2014 10:13 AM

Icon,a global provider of outsourced development services to the pharmaceutical, biotechnology and medical device industries, has announced that its Firecrest training meets TransCelerate BioPharma’s minimum criteria for International Conference on Harmonization Good Clinical Practice (ICH/GCP) training.

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CEO Roundtable on Cancer launches data-sharing initiative to accelerate drug development

Thursday, April 10, 2014 01:03 PM

The CEO Roundtable on Cancer has launched Project Data Sphere, a new online oncology data-sharing platform using de-identified cancer patient information with the goal of accelerating drug discovery—by developing more efficient clinical trial protocols, epidemiological studies and, ultimately, new cancer therapies. 

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Lieber Institute forms consortium to develop brain disorder treatments

Wednesday, April 9, 2014 12:31 PM

The Lieber Institute for Brain Development (LIBD), an independent nonprofit, and pharmaceutical companies Astellas, Eli Lilly, Lundbeck, Pfizer and Roche are participating in an early-stage research consortium to analyze RNA, the genomic and epigenetic data obtained from human brains. The goal of the consortium is to expand knowledge around the genetic contribution to brain disorders in the hope of identifying potential new treatment options.

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IntegraGen, Pfizer collaborate

Friday, April 4, 2014 12:00 PM

IntegraGen, a developer and marker of molecular diagnostic testing in oncology and autism, has entered into an agreement with Pfizer that provides Pfizer access to evaluate the company’s proprietary molecular signature for hepatocellular carcinoma. The 56-gene molecular signature covered by the agreement is intended to predict the clinical prognosis of patients with hepatocellular carcinoma and subcategorize patients into six separate classifications based on the molecular characteristics of their liver tumors.

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EMD Serono inks research agreement with Pfizer, Broad Institute

Wednesday, April 2, 2014 01:41 PM

EMD Serono, a subsidiary of Merck, has signed a research agreement with Pfizer and the Broad Institute in Cambridge, Mass. The collaboration is focused on the genomic profiling of Systemic Lupus Erythematosus (SLE) and Lupus Nephritis (LN) patients. The research project will be jointly funded by EMD Serono and Pfizer.

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Annalisa Jenkins named IIR Partnerships’ Woman of the Year

Tuesday, April 1, 2014 01:43 PM

Annalisa Jenkins, former executive vice president, head of global R&D at Merck Serono, has been named IIR Partnerships’ Woman of the Year.

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Orphan drug market expected to grow through 2018

Monday, March 24, 2014 02:51 PM

The returns on investment from orphan drugs are expected to help pharma companies overcome the impact of revenue loss due to expiry of patents of blockbuster drugs, according to ReportsnReports.com.

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Antibacterial drugs market to top $45B globally in 2019

Monday, March 24, 2014 02:48 PM

According to a new market report from Transparency Market Research, a global market intelligence company, the global antibacterial drugs market was valued at $43.55 billion in 2012 and is expected to grow at a CAGR of 0.3% from 2013 to 2019, to reach an estimated value of $45.09 billion in 2019.

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Study: Minority populations under-represented in cancer trials, but have higher rates of incidence

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Make way for mobile health in clinical trials
Despite patient retention, data quality benefits, regulatory hurdles persist

Global clinical trial laboratories decentralize
Regional labs reducing complexity, delivering cost and time savings

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Strategic alliances hit bumps in the road
Mixed relationship performance driving new approaches

Tapping community hospitals for clinical trial volunteers
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