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Report: Innovation driving positive outlook for pharma and biotech in 2015

Friday, January 16, 2015 12:28 PM

Innovation will continue to drive the pharma and biotech sectors in 2015 as forecasts point to another prosperous year, according to EP Vantage’s latest report, Pharma & Biotech 2015 Preview. EP Vantage is the editorial arm of global market intelligence firm Evaluate.

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WCCT Global, NIAID to collaborate on influenza challenge research

Friday, January 16, 2015 12:26 PM

CRO WCCT Global, headquartered in Southern California, is collaborating with the National Institute of Allergy and Infectious Diseases (NIAID) for influenza challenge research. With the construction of WCCT Global's influenza challenge facility in Costa Mesa, Calif., the CRO has the capability to conduct virus challenge clinical trials in North America.

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MRIGlobal awarded $54M by NIH

Friday, January 16, 2015 12:25 PM

MRIGlobal, an independent, nonprofit CRO based in Kansas City, Mo., has been awarded a $54 million, 10-year program from the National Institute of Neurological Disorders and Stroke to provide support for the development and manufacturing of drug candidates for ultimate use in human clinical trials.

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AMRI announces CFO transition

Friday, January 16, 2015 10:50 AM

Michael M. Nolan, senior vice president and chief financial officer, will be departing Albany Molecular Research (AMRI), a global contract research and manufacturing organization. Nolan will remain with AMRI through February 2015 to support an orderly transition. Felicia Ladin will join the company in the same role, effective Feb. 4, 2015.

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Neurotrope forms Clinical Advisory Board to support Alzheimer's disease program

Friday, January 16, 2015 10:43 AM

Neurotrope has formed its Alzheimer's Disease Clinical Advisory Board (CAB) with the following appointments: Jeffery L. Cummings, M.D., ScD, CCF; Martin R. Farlow, M.D.; Sam Gandy, M.D., Ph.D.; Christina Sampaio, M.D., Ph.D.; and Michael Weiner, M.D.

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Astellas Pharma hires global executive Eric Terhaerdt

Friday, January 16, 2015 10:11 AM

Eric Terhaerdt has been named senior vice president of Global Development Operations for Astellas Pharma, based in Tokyo, Japan. Terhaerdt will be located at Astellas' headquarters for the Americas in Northbrook, Ill., and will report to Dr. Bernie Zeiher, executive vice president, Global Development and Therapeutic Area head: immunology, infectious disease, transplantation and central nervous system and pain, with Astellas Pharma Global Development.

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Oncology and infectious diseases forecast as top investment areas for 2015

Thursday, January 15, 2015 01:39 PM

Oncology, cardiovascular, autoimmune/anti-inflammatories and infectious diseases will be the top areas of investments in 2015, according to a report by global growth consulting firm Frost & Sullivan.

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Optum Labs adds five collaborators

Thursday, January 15, 2015 01:37 PM

Optum Labs, a Cambridge, Mass.-based collaborative research and innovation center co-founded by Optum and Mayo Clinic, has added five new collaborators committed to improving the quality and value of patient care. These include:

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Report: Turkish life sciences industry draws outside investors, pharma

Thursday, January 15, 2015 01:36 PM

Big pharmaceutical companies and foreign investors are flocking to Turkey to capitalize on its encouraging economic policies, according to global growth consulting firm Frost & Sullivan. The establishment of technology development zones that exempt pharmaceutical entrepreneurs and academics from income taxes until 2023 has played a particularly crucial role in driving R&D activity in the life sciences industry.

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Cromsource supports Italian Cystic Fibrosis Society’s clinical research training initiative

Thursday, January 15, 2015 01:19 PM

Cromsource, an international CRO, is delivering several modules of a training course on clinical research best practice organized by the SIFC (Italian Cystic Fibrosis Society). The course commenced in December 2014 and will complete in February 2015.

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

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