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bluebird bio, Duke collaborate on value-based payment framework for gene therapy

Tuesday, May 23, 2017

bluebird bio, a clinical-stage company committed to developing potentially transformative gene therapies for severe genetic diseases and T cell-based immunotherapies for cancer, announced that it will participate in a consortium led by Duke University’s Robert J. Margolis, M.D., Center for Health Policy to develop a broadly-supported path for value-based payment reform models for gene therapies and other innovative treatments.

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Verily, Duke and Stanford launch Project Baseline study

Thursday, April 20, 2017

Verily Life Sciences, an Alphabet company, in partnership with Duke University School of Medicine and Stanford Medicine, announced the initiation of the Project Baseline study, a longitudinal study that will collect broad phenotypic health data from approximately 10,000 participants, who will each be followed over the course of at least four years. The study is the first initiative of Project Baseline, a broader effort designed to develop a well-defined reference, or “baseline,” of health as well as a rich data platform that may be used to better understand the transition from health to disease and identify additional risk factors for disease. Beyond this initial study, Project Baseline endeavors to test and develop new tools and technologies to access, organize and activate health information.

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GeoVax forms scientific advisory board

Tuesday, January 3, 2017

GeoVax Labs, a biotechnology company specializing in developing human vaccines, has announced the formation of its inaugural Scientific Advisory Board (SAB) to provide expert guidance as the company advances its vaccine development for multiple targets including HIV, hemorrhagic fever (Ebola, Sudan, Marburg, Lassa), Zika virus, chronic Hepatitis B and immuno-oncology.

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Ebola-affected countries receive NIH support research training support

Monday, October 31, 2016

The recent Ebola epidemic in West Africa highlighted the need for better global preparedness and response to disease outbreaks. To help address that need in Guinea, Liberia and Sierra Leone—the countries most affected by the epidemic—the NIH has established a new program to strengthen the research capacity to study Ebola, Lassa fever, yellow fever and other emerging viral diseases. In the initiative’s first funding round, NIH’s Fogarty International Center is awarding grants to four U.S. institutions that will partner with West African academic centers to design training programs for their scientists and health researchers.

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