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AstraZeneca sells Alderley Park site in Cheshire, U.K.

Wednesday, March 12, 2014 01:41 PM

AstraZeneca has sold its Alderley Park site in Cheshire, U.K., to Manchester Science Parks(MSP), a Greater Manchester-based public-private partnership and science park operator.

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KCR opens new entities in Western Europe

Wednesday, March 5, 2014 01:33 PM

European CRO KCR, which operates across 18 countries in Europe as well as in the U.S., has recently registered new entities in the U.K. and Germany. This move is part of the company’s strategy to bring the business closer to Western European customers and deepen client relationships.

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$4.1 million launches new imaging center for personalized medicines in Scotland

Wednesday, March 5, 2014 01:17 PM

A new imaging center, to be part of the University of Glasgow’s $21 million Clinical Research Facility on the New South Glasgow Hospital site, will contribute to the creation of personalized medicines. Scottish Health Secretary Alex Neil announced the $4.1 million in funding.

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vfa CEO responds to German pharmaceutical policy changes

Monday, March 3, 2014 12:46 PM

The German Bundestag is implementing a number of pharmaceutical policy changes within the scope of the 14th law amending Book V of the German Social Code, including an extension of the drug price freeze to 2017.

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Evolution Scientific joins SAFE-BioPharma

Friday, February 28, 2014 12:05 PM

Evolution Scientific (ESi), a technical service provider to the pharmaceutical, biotech, medical device and other regulated industries, has joined SAFE-BioPharma Association, the nonprofit industry coalition responsible for the ongoing development and implementation of the SAFE-BioPharma digital identity and signature standard.

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AstraZeneca scientists to work alongside researchers at Cancer Research UK Cambridge

Monday, February 24, 2014 11:38 AM

AstraZeneca has entered into a collaboration with the Cancer Research U.K. (CRUK) Cambridge Institute to temporarily locate up to 60 AstraZeneca scientists in the Institute.

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European Healthcare calls for balanced, transparent funding of pharmacovigilance system

Monday, February 24, 2014 10:06 AM

The European Federation of Pharmaceutical Industries and Associations (EFPIA), the European Generic medicines Association (EGA), the European biotech industry (EuropaBio), the Association of the European Self-Medication Industry (AESGP) and the European Confederation of Pharmaceutical Entrepreneurs (EUCOPE) support the implementation of an effective pharmacovigilance system to ensure patient safety and recognize recent efforts which have been made to ensure greater fairness, proportionality and transparency in some aspects of the proposals for the mechanism of fees to be paid to the EMA for these pharmacovigilance activities. Notably the industry welcomes the improvements regarding the annual fee to be paid by the Marketing Authorization Holders to the EMA. 

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ERT named preferred provider for key quality of life assessments

Friday, February 21, 2014 02:33 PM

ERT, a global solution provider for high-quality patient safety and efficacy endpoint data collection, has been named a preferred provider for the administration of the EuroQol Group’s EQ-5D patient reported outcome (PRO) assessment. Specifically, VIAPhone, ERT’s Interactive Voice Response (IVR) system, has been approved to capture both the EQ-5D-3L and the EQ-5D-5L versions of the quality of life assessment. 

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NHS England responds to concerns about information sharing

Wednesday, February 19, 2014 01:11 PM

Tim Kelsey, national director for patients and information for NHS England, has issued a statement in response to concerns about information sharing, saying, In recent weeks, we have heard from patients, many GPs, their professional organizations and groups like Healthwatch. They have told us very clearly that patients need more time to learn about information sharing, the benefits and their right to object.”

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Sir Stuart Rose to advise on NHS leadership

Friday, February 14, 2014 01:49 PM

Sir Stuart Rose, a highly-regarded business leader in Britain who turned around the fortunes of Marks and Spencer, will advise how the NHS can attract and retain the very best leaders to help transform the culture in under-performing hospitals.

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