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Almac a national champion in the 2014/15 European Business Awards

Thursday, September 11, 2014 03:43 PM

Almac, a contract development and manufacturing organization, has been named national champion in the UKTI Award for Innovation category in this year’s European Business Awards—a competition supported by businesses leaders, academics, media and political representatives across Europe. 

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NICE to seek greater access to clinical trial data when appraising drugs

Thursday, September 11, 2014 01:32 PM

NICE will ask for access to clinical trial data from European regulatory authorities if pharmaceutical companies fail to supply all relevant data. The move follows calls for increasing transparency from pharma companies and comes after Roche was criticized for its handling of data for the pandemic flu drug Tamiflu.

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HHS contracts with Mapp Biopharmaceutical to develop ZMapp for Ebola

Thursday, September 4, 2014 12:22 PM

The development of a medication to treat illness from Ebola will be accelerated under a contract with the U.S. Department of Health and Human Services’ Office of the Assistant Secretary for Preparedness and Response (ASPR).

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Report: Children’s cancer death rates in U.K. drop more than 20% in 10 years

Wednesday, September 3, 2014 12:48 PM

The rate of children dying from cancer in the U.K. has dropped 22% in the last decade, according to new figures published by Cancer Research U.K.

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NICE releases guidelines to improve recording of drug allergies

Wednesday, September 3, 2014 12:43 PM

Redesigning prescriptions to include information on drugs or drug classes that patients with known drug allergies should avoid can reduce the risk of allergic reactions, according to the National Institute of Health and Care Excellence (NICE).

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Survey: Pharma physicians support the principles of clinical trial transparency

Thursday, August 28, 2014 01:08 PM

The Faculty of Pharmaceutical Medicine (FPM), a professional membership organization of the Royal Colleges of Physicians of the U.K., has released results of its survey on the publication of clinical trial results and access to data.

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Report: Cancer survival in England improving using cancer staging data

Wednesday, August 27, 2014 01:17 PM

Cancer survival in England for breast, lung, prostate, colorectal and ovarian cancer continues to improve, according to new data published in a report from Public Health England’s National Cancer Intelligence Network (NCIN).

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Cilag International acquires Covagen

Wednesday, August 27, 2014 01:13 PM

Cilag International, a Switzerland-based affiliate of Janssen Pharmaceutical, a division of Johnson & Johnson, has acquired Covagen, a privately held biopharmaceutical company specializing in the development of multi-specific protein therapeutics through the FynomAb technology platform.

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Exco InTouch achieves quality milestone with ISO9001:2008 certification

Monday, August 25, 2014 09:00 AM

Exco InTouch, a U.K. provider of digital patient engagement and data capture solutions for clinical research and healthcare providers, has been approved to ISO9001:2008 by Lloyd’s Register Quality Assurance (LRQA), a global provider of independent assessment services.

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Medical Research Council finds flaws with U.K. molecular pathology landscape

Friday, August 22, 2014 11:56 AM

The Medical Research Council (MRC) has published a review of the U.K.’s capabilities in molecular pathology—the discipline that uses analysis of the molecules within tissue and body fluids to aid in a more accurate diagnosis and monitoring of disease. The review identifies three areas which, if not addressed, could inhibit the discovery, development and adoption of innovative diagnostic tests that will ultimately offer clinical, economic and research benefits.

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