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Abbott initiates trial to evaluate Absorb BVS

Thursday, June 13, 2013 12:00 PM

Abbott has announced the initiation of the Absorb Japan randomized, controlled clinical trial to evaluate the Absorb Bioresorbable Vascular Scaffold (BVS) in patients with coronary artery disease (CAD), the most common form of heart disease. The results of this trial will support regulatory filings with the Japanese Pharmaceutical and Medical Devices Agency (PMDA) for approval of Absorb BVS in Japan.

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Sinovac files NDA for EV71 vaccine

Tuesday, June 4, 2013 08:07 AM

Sinovac Biotech’s NDA for its proprietary EV71 vaccine has been accepted by the Beijing Drug Administration, which will conduct an on-site inspection of Sinovac's clinical trials and submit its  opinion along with the application documentations to the Centers for Drug Evaluation (CDE) of the China Food and Drug Administration (CFDA) for further review and evaluation.

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BioDuro opens state-of-the-art discovery lab in Shanghai

Friday, May 17, 2013 10:59 AM

BioDuro, a drug discovery services company owned by PPD, has opened a new state-of-the-art laboratory in Shanghai, strengthening its ability to provide biopharmaceutical clients an extensive range of customized drug discovery services in Asia Pacific.

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GSK deal aims to grow business in Asia

Tuesday, May 14, 2013 01:30 PM

DKSH's Business Unit Healthcare, a market expansion services provider for healthcare companies seeking to grow their business in Asia, has signed an agreement with GlaxoSmithKline to provide contract sales services in both private clinics and trade channel for its antibiotic product line.

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CPR Pharma Services launches Access2Asia service

Monday, April 29, 2013 10:18 AM

CPR Pharma Services, an Australian-based CRO, is launching Access2Asia, a service targeting U.S.-based companies wanting to access the Asia-Pacific region.

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Eisai to establish new parenteral facility in China

Friday, April 26, 2013 12:28 PM

Eisai, a Japanese pharmaceutical company, has decided to establish a new parenteral facility on a lot retained by Eisai's Chinese subsidiary, Eisai China, at the Suzhou Industrial Park in Suzhou, China. 

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CardioDx, Core Diagnostics India ink Corus CAD marketing agreement

Friday, April 26, 2013 12:04 PM

CardioDx, a developer of cardiovascular genomic diagnostics, has signed an agreement granting Core Diagnostics India the exclusive right to market and sell its Corus CAD diagnostic test in India.

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Covance expands Singapore central lab by 50%

Monday, April 22, 2013 12:44 PM

Covance, a provider of drug development services, has completed the expansion of its central laboratory facility in Singapore to enhance the company’s current service offerings and position it to meet current and future growth of drug development in the Asia Pacific region. The expansion is the latest in Covance’s continued investment in Singapore, and an important element of the strategic investment plans for the Asia Pacific region that also includes recent growth in operations in China and Japan.

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inVentiv Health forms strategic alliance with Bell Medical Solutions

Tuesday, April 16, 2013 11:58 AM

inVentiv Health, a global provider of clinical, commercial and consulting services, has formed a strategic alliance with Bell Medical Solutions, a Japanese CRO with more than 700 clinical research associates serving the growing Japanese market.

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Japan establishes global fund for R&D of new medicines, vaccines, diagnostics

Wednesday, April 10, 2013 10:15 AM

Japan’s first public-private partnership to advance the development of new health technologies for the developing world The Global Health Innovative Technology Fund (GHIT Fund) has officially launched. The GHIT Fund has been established to advance the R&D of new medicines, vaccines and diagnostics to fight infectious diseases in the developing world.

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