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APCER Pharma moves U.S. headquarters to New Jersey

Wednesday, September 24, 2014 01:17 PM

APCER Pharma Solutions, a global provider of strategic and outsourced services for clinical safety, pharmacovigilance, medical affairs and regulatory operations, has moved its U.S. headquarters to larger offices within the Princeton Corporate Center in central New Jersey. The new office space more than triples APCER Pharma’s capacity for growth in safety, medical writing and medical information services.

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WIRB Copernicus Group acquires ePharmaSolutions

Wednesday, September 24, 2014 08:00 AM

WIRB Copernicus Group, after acquiring three IRBs in the past four months, is continuing its spending spree, expanding into a new area with the purchase of ePharmaSolutions (ePS) of Plymouth Meeting, Pa.

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Avalon Ventures, GlaxoSmithKline launch two new companies

Tuesday, September 23, 2014 09:00 AM

Avalon Ventures has announced the launch of two new companies, Silarus Therapeutics and Thyritope Biosciences, formed through its collaboration with GlaxoSmithKline (GSK) to fund and launch up to 10 early-stage life science companies. Both companies will be located at COI Pharmaceuticals in San Diego, a community established by Avalon Ventures to provide operational support, a fully equipped R&D facility and an experienced leadership team to its life science portfolio companies.

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FlowMetric forms new affiliate FlowMetric Diagnostics

Tuesday, September 23, 2014 08:00 AM

FlowMetric, a Doyleston, Pa.-based provider of flow cytometry and cell sorting services, has formed a new affiliate company, FlowMetric Diagnostics, for developing advanced companion diagnostics from its flow cytometry platform for use in the global health market.

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Study: Finding contributions and needs of life sciences industry in New Jersey

Monday, September 22, 2014 02:32 PM

Recognizing the continuing evolution of New Jersey’s life sciences industry, BioNJ has released a comprehensive report that documents the ongoing growth of the biotechnology sector in the state and combines and assesses the contributions of the entirety of the life sciences sector to New Jersey’s economy, including employment and economic impact.

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Sigma-Aldrich, University of Michigan Medical School partner

Friday, September 19, 2014 12:45 PM

Sigma-Aldrich (SIAL), a St. Louis, Mo.-based life science and high technology company, has entered into a new gene editing partnership with the University of Michigan (U-M) Medical School's Vector Core. Sigma-Aldrich will provide the Vector Core with Sigma CRISPR technology, experimental design consultation and dedicated gene editing bioinformaticians.

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FDA approves STENDRA for ED

Thursday, September 18, 2014 02:21 PM

The FDA has approved a supplemental new drug application (sNDA) for Vivus’ STENDRA (avanafil). STENDRA now is the only FDA-approved erectile dysfunction (ED) medication indicated to be taken as early as approximately 15 minutes before sexual activity.

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FDA approves MOVANTIK (naloxegol) for opioid-induced constipation

Thursday, September 18, 2014 01:05 PM

The FDA has approved AstraZeneca’s MOVANTIK (naloxegol) tablets as the first once-daily oral peripherally-acting mu-opioid receptor antagonist (PAMORA) medication for the treatment of opioid-induced constipation (OIC), in adult patients with chronic, non-cancer pain.

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Covance, Frenova Renal Research collaborate

Wednesday, September 17, 2014 02:23 PM

Covance, a Princeton, N.J.-based global drug development services company, and Frenova Renal Research, a Fresenius Medical Care North America (FMCNA) company based in Waltham, Mass., have announced a new research collaboration designed to find more effective treatments for patients living with chronic kidney disease (CKD) and end stage renal disease (ESRD).

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NIH awards $64M for the understanding of cell pathways, development of new therapies

Tuesday, September 16, 2014 09:00 AM

Building on a successful three-year pilot project, the NIH has awarded more than $64 million to six research institutions to create a database of human cellular responses, the Library of Integrated Network-based Cellular Signatures (LINCS).  Discovering such cell responses will improve scientists’ understanding of cell pathways and aid in the development of new therapies for many diseases.

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