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H3 granted orphan designation for hepatocellular carcinoma treatment H3B-6527

Wednesday, October 11, 2017

H3 Biomedicine, a clinical stage biopharmaceutical company specializing in the discovery and development of precision medicines for oncology and a member of Eisai’s global Oncology Business Group, announced that the FDA has granted the company an orphan drug designation for H3B-6527, its first solid tumor clinical compound, for the treatment of patients with Hepatocellular Carcinoma (HCC). H3B-6527, a selective, orally bioavailable, and potent covalent inhibitor of fibroblast growth factor receptor 4 (FGFR4), is currently in phase I clinical trials.

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Eisai, Charles River Laboratories extend drug discovery partnership

Monday, June 5, 2017

Eisai, a global research and development-based pharmaceutical company, and Charles River Laboratories International, an early-stage CRO, announced an agreement to extend their two-year collaboration in integrated drug discovery for another year. The continued collaboration strengthens the ongoing partnership between the two companies, focusing on the discovery of novel treatments for tropical and neurological diseases at Eisai’s 14.5 acre, state-of-the-art European Knowledge Centre.

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MAGI Award for Excellence in Site Payments winners announced

Monday, June 5, 2017

Nimblify, a clinical trials technology company, helped announce the winners of the MAGI Award for Excellence in Site Payments at MAGI‘s Clinical Research Conference on May 22, 2017 in Philadelphia, Pennsylvania. Nimblify partnered with MAGI to perform an analysis on the state of the industry as it relates to site payments and to honor and recognize sponsors and CROs that pay sites promptly. Site customers of Nimblify’s parent company, Forte Research Systems, contributed data for hundreds of studies across 142 sponsors and CROs with nearly 32,000 payment records. Dr. Wendy Tate, director of Data Analytics at Nimblify, curated and analyzed the data to identify trends and averages in timeliness of payments made to sites.

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Eisai, Johns Hopkins extend drug discovery collaboration

Wednesday, May 31, 2017

Eisai Inc., the U.S. pharmaceutical subsidiary of Tokyo, Japan-based Eisai Co., Ltd., and  Johns Hopkins University have extended their drug discovery collaboration through an exclusive licensing agreement. The agreement is for a license of compounds identified from collaborative research between Eisai’s Andover Innovative Medicines (AiM) Institute in Andover, Mass., and Johns Hopkins Drug Discovery (JHDD). The compounds were the outcome of research carried out in the laboratory of Professor Barbara Slusher Ph.D., MAS, Professor of Neurology, Neuroscience, Psychiatry, Medicine and Oncology at Johns Hopkins and the Director of JHDD, and is part of a broader ongoing collaborative research arrangement between Eisai and Johns Hopkins that is designed to translate new target discoveries into novel small molecule therapeutics for the development of medicines for neurology and oncology.

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H3 Biomedicine appoints Lihua Yu chief data sciences officer

Tuesday, May 2, 2017

H3 Biomedicine, a clinical stage biopharmaceutical company specializing in the discovery and development of precision medicines for oncology and a member of Eisai’s global Oncology Business Group, announced that Lihua Yu, Ph.D., has been promoted to chief data sciences officer (CDSO). Dr. Yu previously served as H3 Biomedicine’s vice president, Data Science and Information Technology.

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Dementia Consortium funds dementia treatments team

Wednesday, March 15, 2017

The Dementia Consortium, a public-private partnership initiative bridging the gap between academic research and the pharmaceutical industry, is supporting a project led by Dr. David Brough at the University of Manchester to develop novel therapeutics for Alzheimer’s disease targeting the immune system. This is the fifth project supported by the Dementia Consortium, and has been awarded £191,757 by the initiative.

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