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Eli Lilly, T1D Exchange collaborate on new initiatives to advance diabetes care

Thursday, April 10, 2014 01:56 PM

T1D Exchange, the first program of Unitio, a nonprofit organization that helps build patient community and research platforms dedicated to eradicating chronic diseases such as type 1 diabetes, and Eli Lilly have entered into a research collaboration that will enable both organizations to gain deeper, real-world insight about the experience of people with type 1 diabetes, to identify new ways to improve care and advance outcomes.

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PHARMAC promotes competition to improving patient access to high-cost medicines

Thursday, April 10, 2014 01:55 PM

PHARMAC has announced its intention to test out a contestable fund for high-cost medicines for rare disorders, which could be seeking proposals from pharmaceutical companies by the end of 2014. Promoting competition among suppliers could be the key to improving patients’ access to high-cost medicines for rare disorders, said chief executive Steffan Crausaz. The fund is a response to concerns about access to these medicines that PHARMAC has been hearing from patients through forums and consultations in recent months.

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Karyopharm Therapeutics enters agreement with Clinipace Worldwide

Thursday, April 10, 2014 01:49 PM

Clinipace Worldwide, a global digital CRO (dCRO), has announced that Karyopharm Therapeutics, a clinical-stage pharmaceutical company focused on the discovery and development of novel first-in-class drugs directed against nuclear transport targets for the treatment of cancer and other major diseases, has entered into a preferred provider agreement with Clinipace to manage several clinical programs, including oncology and wound healing.

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Greenphire, ERT partner to boost patient compliance for global clinical trials

Thursday, April 10, 2014 01:47 PM

Greenphire, a provider of payment technology for the clinical trial industry, has formed a strategic partnership with ERT, a global provider of high-quality patient safety and efficacy endpoint data collection. The partnership will integrate Greenphire's ClinCard System with ERT's best-in-class electronic patient reported outcomes (ePRO) technology.

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ACRES, Verified Clinical Trials partner to promote clinical trial safety

Thursday, April 10, 2014 01:45 PM

Verified Clinical Trials (VCT) and the Alliance for Clinical Research Excellence and Safety (ACRES) have launched a partnership.

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CEO Roundtable on Cancer launches data-sharing initiative to accelerate drug development

Thursday, April 10, 2014 01:03 PM

The CEO Roundtable on Cancer has launched Project Data Sphere, a new online oncology data-sharing platform using de-identified cancer patient information with the goal of accelerating drug discovery—by developing more efficient clinical trial protocols, epidemiological studies and, ultimately, new cancer therapies. 

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Roche acquires IQuum to strengthen offerings in molecular diagnostics

Wednesday, April 9, 2014 12:40 PM

Roche has acquired IQuum, a privately held company focused on developing point-of-care offerings for the molecular diagnostics market. Roche will pay IQuum shareholders $275 million upfront and up to $175 million in contingent product-related milestones.

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WaveCheck receives $100,000 from Ontario Institute for Cancer Research

Wednesday, April 9, 2014 12:33 PM

WaveCheck has received a $100,000 catalyst grant from the Ontario Institute for Cancer Research (OICR). The funding builds upon MaRS Innovation's Indiegogo crowdfunding campaign for WaveCheck, which successfully raised over $50,000 from over 500 supporters worldwide over two months last fall.

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Lieber Institute forms consortium to develop brain disorder treatments

Wednesday, April 9, 2014 12:31 PM

The Lieber Institute for Brain Development (LIBD), an independent nonprofit, and pharmaceutical companies Astellas, Eli Lilly, Lundbeck, Pfizer and Roche are participating in an early-stage research consortium to analyze RNA, the genomic and epigenetic data obtained from human brains. The goal of the consortium is to expand knowledge around the genetic contribution to brain disorders in the hope of identifying potential new treatment options.

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Daiichi Sankyo, UCSF collaborate on neurodegenerative diseases

Wednesday, April 9, 2014 12:27 PM

Daiichi Sankyo and UC San Francisco (UCSF) have established a drug-discovery collaboration focused on developing novel therapeutics and molecular diagnostics for multiple neurodegenerative diseases.

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