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Bristol-Myers Squibb expands R&D in Massachusetts, cuts virology business

Friday, June 26, 2015 09:01 AM

Bristol-Myers Squibb has announced new steps in the evolution of the company's R&D organization, including plans to open a new state-of-the-art research site in Cambridge, Mass., in addition to the ongoing expansion of the company's R&D Discovery site in the San Francisco Bay Area.

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Broad Institute, Google Genomics partner to expand access to research tools

Thursday, June 25, 2015 10:26 AM

Broad Institute of MIT and Harvard is teaming up with Google Genomics to explore how to break down major technical barriers that increasingly hinder biomedical research by addressing the need for computing infrastructure to store and process enormous datasets, and by creating tools to analyze such data and unravel long-standing mysteries about human health.

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PrimeGen Biotech opens new research facility, HQ in California

Wednesday, June 24, 2015 10:16 AM

PrimeGen Biotech, a privately-held research firm, has opened a new 10,000 square-foot research facility located in Santa Ana, Calif. Founded by co-founder of AST Computers and former CEO of SRS Labs, Thomas C.K. Yuen plans to utilize PrimeGen's new research facility and his experience in marketing technologies to lead PrimeGen's team of research scientists in the discovery of new breakthroughs in stem cell science, and bringing advanced treatments of degenerative and aging related diseases to market.

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GSK launches Altius Institute for Biomedical Sciences

Wednesday, June 17, 2015 09:25 AM

GlaxoSmithKline is launching the Altius Institute for Biomedical Sciences, an independent, nonprofit research institute in Seattle. Altius will be pioneering new technologies and approaches for decoding how genes are controlled and how a cell’s “operating system” functions in health and disease. GSK expects to capitalize on rapid progress in understanding gene control to select and validate better drug targets, and to accelerate many key aspects of developing new medicines.

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HHS selects nine regional Ebola treatment centers

Monday, June 15, 2015 01:25 PM

To further strengthen the nation’s infectious disease response capability, the U.S. Department of Health and Human Services has selected nine health departments and associated partner hospitals to become special regional treatment centers for patients with Ebola or other severe, highly infectious diseases.

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HHS pursues fast, easy test to detect Ebola virus infections

Monday, June 15, 2015 01:23 PM

To assist doctors in diagnosing Ebola virus disease quickly, the U.S. Department of Health and Human Services’ Office of the Assistant Secretary for Preparedness and Response (ASPR) will pursue development of an Ebola virus diagnostic test for use in a doctor’s office, hospital, clinic, or field setting that will provide results within 20 minutes.

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Schulman IRB breaks ground on new RTP location

Friday, June 12, 2015 10:18 AM

Schulman Associates IRB, a central IRB in customer service and technology, recently began build-out of its new office space on Laboratory Drive in Research Triangle Park, Durham, N.C. The location will house review board and administrative staff, including IT, operations and customer service professionals.

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Merz North America opens new headquarters in Raleigh, North Carolina

Monday, June 8, 2015 01:21 PM

Merz North America, the U.S. affiliate of the global Merz Pharma Group, has opened its new headquarters in Raleigh, N.C. Merz’s move to Raleigh brings more than 200 jobs to the area, including the creation of more than 50 new positions.

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NIH suspends operations in its Clinical Center Pharmaceutical Development Section

Friday, June 5, 2015 10:55 AM

The NIH Clinical Center has suspended operations of its Pharmaceutical Development Section (PDS) due to the discovery of serious manufacturing problems and lack of compliance with standard operating procedures. FDA representatives inspected the PDS and found a series of deficiencies that will require the NIH Clinical Center to take a number of corrective actions.

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Takeda consolidates U.S. vaccine sites in Massachusetts

Thursday, June 4, 2015 01:35 PM

Takeda Pharmaceutical will consolidate its Vaccine Business Unit (VBU) operations by establishing global and regional hubs as the organization continues to grow and advance its important vaccine programs in norovirus, dengue and seasonal influenza.

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