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Almac, ESMS Global collaborate

Monday, November 24, 2014 02:45 PM

Almac, a global provider of advanced clinical technology and support services, and ESMS, a 24/7 medical emergency response service for clinical trials based in the U.K., are collaborating to offer clients an exclusive solution surrounding emergency unblinding procedures.

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AstraZeneca to expand its Maryland biologics manufacturing center, add 300 jobs

Monday, November 24, 2014 02:44 PM

AstraZeneca plans to expand its biologics manufacturing center in Frederick, Md. The more than $200 million project will increase production capacity at the facility to support AZ’s maturing pipeline, and will help the company keep pace with a growing demand for the development and use of biologics, which currently represent nearly 50% of AZ’s overall pipeline.

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NextDocs joins the Parexel Perceptive Partner Program

Monday, November 24, 2014 02:41 PM

NextDocs, a Conshohocken, Pa.-based provider of regulated content management and compliance solutions for the life sciences industry, has joined the Parexel Perceptive Partner Program. NextDocs will enhance and broaden its services to biopharmaceutical customers by leveraging the Perceptive MyTrials eClinical platform, a suite of applications for managing clinical trials. 

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Clinverse names John Musante chief commercial officer

Monday, November 24, 2014 02:34 PM

Clinverse, a provider of automated financial management technology solutions for clinical trials, has added John Musante as chief commercial officer. Musante brings more than 25 years of experience across industry sectors including health care, technology, and life sciences.

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AiCure tests artificial intelligence in opioid trial

Monday, November 24, 2014 08:00 AM

AiCure, a New York-based artificial intelligence company providing advanced facial recognition and motion-sensing technology to monitor medication ingestion, has announced the start of a major clinical trial to monitor and intervene with patients receiving medication as maintenance therapy for opioid addiction.

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Global oncologists share insights into cancer immunology

Monday, November 24, 2014 08:00 AM

Cancer immunotherapy has become one of the hottest fields of clinical research in decades.

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Australia, New Zealand cancel agreement for joint therapeutic regulator

Friday, November 21, 2014 11:21 AM

Peter Dutton, MP, Minister for Health for Australia, and the Jonathan Coleman, Minister of Health for New Zealand, have announced their governments’ agreement to cease efforts to establish a joint therapeutic products regulator, the Australia New Zealand Therapeutic Products Agency (ANZTPA).

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OncoSec Medical, University of Washington ink research agreement

Friday, November 21, 2014 11:20 AM

OncoSec Medical, a San Diego-based company developing DNA-based intratumoral cancer immunotherapies, has entered a sponsored research agreement (SRA) with the University of Washington to evaluate the immunologic mechanisms of intratumoral DNA IL-12 electroporation.

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Apellis Pharmaceuticals to acquire Potentia Pharmaceuticals

Friday, November 21, 2014 11:18 AM

Apellis Pharmaceuticals, a Crestwood, Ky.-based, clinical stage immunotherapy company, will acquire Potentia Pharmaceuticals, an early stage biotechnology company also located in Crestwood. Apellis obtained the necessary intellectual property rights to develop its complement inhibitor drug compound (APL-2) in ophthalmology and plans its first clinical trial in dry age-related macular degeneration (dry AMD).

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Shire to relocate 500 jobs, U.S. headquarters, to Massachusetts

Thursday, November 20, 2014 01:43 PM

Shire plans to relocate over 500 positions to Massachusetts from its Chesterbrook, Pa., site and establish Lexington, Mass., as the company’s U.S. operational headquarters. The transition is a continuation of the company’s “One Shire” efficiency program and will streamline business globally through two principal locations—Massachusetts and Switzerland—with support from a limited number of regional and country-based offices around the world.

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