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Roche acquires Trophos to expand neuromuscular disease portfolio

Wednesday, January 21, 2015 01:00 PM

Roche has agreed to acquire Trophos, a privately held biotechnology company based in Marseille, France. The company has developed a proprietary cholesterol-oxime based chemistry platform. Trophos's mitochondrial targeted compounds enhance the function and survival of stressed cells by preventing mitochondrial permeability transition, a key determinant of cell death or survival.

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Trovagene, Genomac expand collaboration

Wednesday, January 21, 2015 12:57 PM

Trovagene, a provider of technology for the detection and monitoring of cell-free DNA headquartered in San Diego, will expand its clinical collaboration with Genomac Research Institute in Prague, Czech Republic. Trovagene Precision Cancer Monitoring technology will be used in two prospective clinical studies for the early detection of emerging oncogene mutations indicative of resistance to targeted therapies used to treat colorectal and lung cancer.

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Verified Clinical Trials, Quorum Review IRB collaborate to prevent dual enrollment

Monday, January 19, 2015 12:53 PM

Verified Clinical Trials and Quorum Review IRB have developed an expedited research subject authorization review process that reduces cost and time. Research sites, CROs and sponsors will benefit from this alliance in the effort to stop dual enrollment in clinical trials and reduce significant protocol deviations. 

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Dedicated Computing joins the Intel Cluster Ready program

Monday, January 19, 2015 12:52 PM

Dedicated Computing, a Waukesha, Wis.-based global technology company, is participating in the Intel Cluster Ready program to deliver integrated high-performance computing (HPC) cluster solutions to the life sciences market. Powered by Intel Xeon processors, Dedicated Computing is offering a family of purpose-built analytics and storage clusters for use in bioinformatics research.

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Johnson & Johnson forms Ebola vaccine development consortia

Monday, January 19, 2015 12:48 PM

Johnson & Johnson has formed a consortia with leading global research institutions and non-government organizations to work in conjunction with Janssen Pharmaceutical to accelerate the development of its Ebola vaccine regimen. The Innovative Medicines Initiative (IMI) plans to award these consortia grants totaling more than $116 million from the Ebola+ program to support the development, manufacturing and patient education for the vaccine regimen.

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Neuropore, UCB enter world-wide collaboration and agreement

Monday, January 19, 2015 12:45 PM

Neuropore Therapies, a wholly owned U.S. subsidiary of Austria-based Ever Neuro Pharma, and UCB, a Brussels, Belgium-based global biopharmaceutical company, have entered into a worldwide collaboration and agreement to develop and commercialize therapeutic products aiming at slowing the progression of Parkinson’s disease and related disorders. This includes NPT200-11, Neuropore’s novel small molecule that targets pathogenic alpha-synuclein, which currently is in preclinical development and is expected to enter clinical phase I in 2015.

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When the Evaluator is Evaluated

Monday, January 19, 2015 08:00 AM

Regardless of the industry, or how simple or complex the profession, a consistent assessment of job performance is required to determine a professional’s ongoing proficiency.

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Biotronik announces first enrollments in new thromboembolic events study

Friday, January 16, 2015 01:03 PM

Biotronik, a manufacturer of cardiovascular medical technology, has announced the first enrollments in its prospective, multi-center, international Reduce-TE Pilot study (Reduction of AF Ablation Induced Thrombo-Embolic Incidence). The study will assess the ability of the advanced irrigated ablation catheter AlCath Flux eXtra Gold to reduce the incidence of silent microemboli (SME). SME are a complication associated with catheter ablation of the pulmonary veins, a common treatment for atrial fibrillation (AF). The Biotronik ablation catheter features a GoldTip and a 3-D irrigation system which study investigators believe can diminish the number of SME via optimized cooling, thereby improving patient safety.

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Nobel Laureate Bruce Beutler joins Prevacus medical advisory board

Friday, January 16, 2015 12:45 PM

Prevacus, a biopharmaceutical company based in Tallahassee, Fla., has appointed Nobel Laureate Bruce Beutler to its medical advisory board.

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AC Immune, Janssen to collaborate on Alzheimer's disease vaccines

Friday, January 16, 2015 12:29 PM

AC Immune, a Swiss-based biopharmaceutical company, has entered into a worldwide exclusive license agreement and research collaboration with Janssen Pharmaceuticals to develop and commercialize therapeutic anti-Tau vaccines for the treatment of Alzheimer's disease and potentially other tauopathies.

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2015 CRO outlook: M&As, IPOs, strategic partnerships and increased eClinical outsourcing expected to continue

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