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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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Pathogenica achieves CE marking for HAI BioDetection Kit

Monday, August 19, 2013 03:32 PM

Pathogenica has achieved the CE mark under the European Directive on In Vitro Diagnostic Medical Devices for its HAI BioDetection kit that runs on the Ion PGM benchtop sequencer.  This milestone marks the HAI BioDetection CE-IVD kit as the first sequence-based infectious disease diagnostic kit on the market.

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ABPI launches clinical trial disclosure toolkit

Friday, August 16, 2013 11:36 AM

The Association of the British Pharmaceutical Industry (ABPI) has launched a clinical trial disclosure toolkit to help pharmaceutical companies meet clinical trial transparency requirements.

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Telormedix receives E.U. funding for Psoriasis treatment

Tuesday, August 13, 2013 09:00 AM

Telormedix, a clinical stage biopharmaceutical company focused on toll-like receptor 7 (TLR7) small molecules in the treatment of cancer and inflammatory diseases, has raised funding from the European Eurostars Program to coordinate an international research project involving a consortium of companies aimed at developing new formulations of one of the company’s drug candidates, TMX-302, for the treatment of psoriasis.

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U.K. grants $192.4 million to researchers

Friday, August 9, 2013 01:20 PM

The National Institute for Health Research (NIHR) has granted $192.4 million to health researchers across the U.K. to tackle the nation’s most pressing health problems.

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Trevor Jones appointed chairman of Simbec Research

Tuesday, July 30, 2013 11:00 AM

CRO Simbec Research has appointed professor Trevor M. Jones  non-executive chairman of the board of directors. Jones was formerly group R&D director of Wellcome and director general of the Association of the British Pharmaceutical Industry (ABPI).

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Alexion opening operations in Ireland

Friday, July 26, 2013 03:04 PM

Alexion Pharmaceuticalsis opening an office and laboratory facility in Dublin in conjunction with the company’s decision to establish a global supply chain facility in Ireland. Alexion has begun recruiting approximately 50 employees for a range of initial positions in its supply chain, quality assurance, quality control and logistics functions to open by yearend.

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