Report: British pharmaceutical market to reach $31.7 billion by 2020

Monday, September 30, 2013 02:39 PM

A growing disease burden, universal coverage and good access to healthcare facilities are boosting the U.K. healthcare market, but increasing use of generics and government cost-cutting measures to reduce expenditure are restricting further growth, according to research and consulting firm GlobalData.

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Eisai, Clinigen partner on patient access program in Germany

Monday, September 9, 2013 11:56 AM

Eisai EMEA, an R&D based pharmaceutical company, has established a named patient access program to ensure patients continue to receive an uninterrupted supply of the anti-epilepsy drug Fycompa (perampanel), following the temporary suspension of commercial distribution in Germany. The access program will be managed by Clinigen Global Access Programs (GAP), a U.K.-headquartered specialty global pharmaceutical company.

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EMA now accepting Safe-BioPharma digital signatures on eSubmissions

Friday, September 6, 2013 02:53 PM

Beginning this month, SAFE-BioPharma digital signatures will be accepted by the European Medicines Agency (EMA).  

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Arthritis Research U.K., MS Society to award $10 million in research grants

Friday, September 6, 2013 02:52 PM

Arthritis Research U.K. and the MS Societyare partnering three research councils in the second stage of a nationwide project, which will see $10 million made available to researchers in stem cell and tissue engineering research.

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Focused Ultrasound Foundation to launch research initiative

Friday, September 6, 2013 02:45 PM

The Focused Ultrasound Foundation and Royal Philips have entered into a public-private collaboration with The Institute of Cancer Research (ICR), London, and The Royal Marsden NHS Foundation Trust. The partnership will create a focal point for ultrasound therapy research at ICR and The Royal Marsden in London under the international Focused Ultrasound Foundation Centers of Excellence Program.

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Almac partners for cancer research in Northern Ireland

Friday, September 6, 2013 02:42 PM

Almac Discovery has announced a $20.2million partnership with the Center for Cancer Research and Cell Biology (CCRCB) at Queen’s University Belfast (QUB) to accelerate cancer-focused drug discovery in Northern Ireland.

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NICE responds to article in The Times

Wednesday, September 4, 2013 03:45 PM

The National Institute for Health and Care Excellence (NICE) has called on pharmaceutical companies to question the development costs of new medicines.

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MRC Technology, Parkinson’s U.K. launch “call for targets”

Wednesday, September 4, 2013 12:27 PM

MRC Technology, a technology transfer organization, and Parkinson’s U.K., a support and research charity, have announced a joint “call for targets.” The call aims to identify and fund either one or two projects focused on potential small molecule or antibody targets to slow, stop or reverse the progression of Parkinson’s. The call to academic researchers seeks to fund target validation and proof-of-concept studies prior to initiating a full-scale drug discovery project.

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SLAS expands global operations with Brussels office

Wednesday, September 4, 2013 12:21 PM

The Society for Laboratory Automation and Screening (SLAS), an international community of more than 15,000 individual scientists, engineers, researchers and technologists from academic, government and commercial laboratories, has opened a European office in Brussels, Belgium. The SLAS Europe office becomes the Society’s third on three different continents, joining operations in Shanghai, China, and SLAS global headquarters in Chicago.

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NIHR launches online neurodegenerative disease research showcase

Wednesday, September 4, 2013 12:01 PM

To mark the start of World Alzheimer’s Month, the National Institute for Health Research (NIHR) is showcasing clinical research that could bring new hope to dementia patients and their families, and those with other neurodegenerative diseases, with the launch of 

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