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Patient involvement increases public confidence in health research studies

Wednesday, November 27, 2013 10:58 AM

An Ipsos MORI survey of 1,295 British adults has shown that public confidence in health research studies can be increased by knowing that patients have participated in advising on the design of the study.

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WIRB Copernicus Group

Boston Scientific system receives CE Mark approval for Dystonia

Tuesday, November 26, 2013 11:38 AM

The Boston Scientific Vercise Deep Brain Stimulation (DBS) System has received CE Mark approval for the treatment of intractable primary and secondary dystonia, a neurological movement disorder characterized by involuntary muscle contractions.

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ICRC-Weyer, Allied Clinical Management form MEDIS Research Group

Wednesday, November 20, 2013 12:50 PM

CROs ICRC-Weyer and Allied Clinical Management have entered into a strategic partnership to form MEDIS Research Group. The partnership will enable the two CROs to combine clinical research experience and provide complete service solutions across all stages of the clinical development process.

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European Medicines Agency, EUnetHTA publish joint work plan

Wednesday, November 20, 2013 12:47 PM

The European Medicines Agency (EMA) and EUnetHTA, the European network for Health Technology Assessment, have published a joint three-year work plan outlining key areas of collaboration.

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Vect-Horus collaborates with Advanced Accelerator Applications

Wednesday, November 20, 2013 12:42 PM

French company Vect-Horus, which specializes in the development of vector molecules for the central nervous system, has signed a scientific collaboration agreement with Advanced Accelerator Applications(AAA), a European provider of Molecular Nuclear Medicine (MNM). Financial terms were not disclosed.

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Synexus, Northumbria Healthcare partner

Monday, November 18, 2013 01:53 PM

Synexus has partnered with Northumbria HealthcareNHS Foundation Trust to establish a clinical research facility at Hexham General Hospital, in North East England.

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MHRA, BIA call for earlier access to medicines in the U.K.

Monday, November 18, 2013 01:39 PM

Following the publication of the report on innovation in the regulation of healthcare by the Medicines and Healthcare Products Regulatory Agency (MHRA), the BioIndustry Association (BIA) urges the U.K. government to implement a properly funded and reimbursed Earlier Access to medicines Scheme (EAS), which the group makes its number one recommendation.

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Congressman calls for U.S. to join international trial, disease initiatives

Friday, November 15, 2013 01:06 PM

In a speech to the European Commission, U.S. Representative Chaka Fattah of Pennsylvania reiterated American support for international brain research collaboration and pledged his commitment to engaging the U.S. in two E.U.-led initiatives around clinical trials and neurodegenerative diseases.

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Scientists a step closer to developing vaccine against C. difficile

Friday, November 8, 2013 12:10 PM

A group of scientists from across Europe have launched a three-year project aimed at developing an oral vaccine against Clostridium difficile, an infection that kills around 4,000 people a year (almost four-times more than MRSA) and for which there currently is no effective treatments.

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Novartis proposes to close U.K. site, 371 jobs may be cut

Wednesday, November 6, 2013 12:57 PM

Novartis U.K. will initiate consultation on proposals to close its Horsham site in West Sussex, affecting up to 371 employees, but subject to an employee consultation process and final U.K. board approval.

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