GlaxoSmithKline

NIH partners with 11 biopharmaceutical companies on cancer immunotherapy strategies

Friday, October 13, 2017

The NIH and 11 biopharmaceutical companies launched the Partnership for Accelerating Cancer Therapies (PACT), a five-year public-private research collaboration totaling $215 million as part of the Cancer Moonshot. PACT will initially focus on efforts to identify, develop and validate robust biomarkers—standardized biological markers of disease and treatment response—to advance new immunotherapy treatments that harness the immune system to attack cancer. The partnership will be managed by the Foundation for the National Institutes of Health (FNIH), with the Food and Drug Administration serving in an advisory role. 

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GSK announces phase III results of mepolizumab for eosinophilic COPD

Wednesday, September 13, 2017

GlaxoSmithKline announced the publication of full results from the phase III studies for mepolizumab in chronic obstructive pulmonary disease (COPD). Data from the investigational clinical development program showed that treating eosinophilic COPD patients with the biologic medicine, mepolizumab, in addition to maximal guideline-recommended therapy, reduced exacerbations in these difficult-to-treat patients. Based on the full data, discussions with external experts and the recognized unmet medical need in this patient population, regulatory filings are planned for 2017. Mepolizumab is not approved for use anywhere in the world for COPD.

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Propeller Health expands digital health collaboration with GlaxoSmithKline

Friday, August 25, 2017

Propeller Health, a digital solution for respiratory medicine, announced the expansion of its 2015 collaboration with GSK, enabling both companies to prepare for and undertake commercial activities using the Propeller clip-on sensor and software platform for use with GSK’s ELLIPTA Inhaler. The companies will continue ongoing research and development efforts to collect evidence from the Propeller clip-on sensor and software platform used in conjunction with GSK’s respiratory medicines for asthma and COPD.

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Adimab announces platform transfer with Lilly

Friday, July 21, 2017

Adimab, a global leader in the discovery and optimization of fully human monoclonal and bispecific antibodies, has entered into an agreement with Eli Lilly to transfer the Adimab Platform to Lilly for the discovery and optimization of antibody-based drugs in all therapeutic areas. This technology transfer expands an ongoing collaboration between the two companies that was initiated in 2010, which has yielded several undisclosed therapeutic candidates for Lilly.

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GlaxoSmithKline and Exscientia enter strategic drug discovery collaboration

Thursday, July 6, 2017

Exscientia, an innovative company at the forefront of Artificial Intelligence (AI)-driven drug discovery, has entered into a strategic drug discovery collaboration with GlaxoSmithKline (GSK). During this collaboration, Exscientia will apply its AI-enabled platform and combine it with the expertise of GSK, in order to discover novel and selective small molecules for up to 10 disease-related targets, nominated by GSK across multiple therapeutic areas.

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Improved perception of the industry

Monday, June 12, 2017

The 2017 Global Pharmaceutical Reptrak study, prepared each year by Boston’s Reputation Institute, showed that the public’s perception of the pharmaceutical industry has improved, earning an industry score of 71.8, up from 68.2 in 2016. Furthermore, about 44% of respondents viewed the industry as having an excellent reputation, a seven point increase since 2016. Similarly, the number of respondents who perceived the industry as weak or poor declined, moving to 26% from 35% in 2016.

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Streamlining clinical research templates to make trials faster, less expensive, more efficient

Monday, May 15, 2017

Since 2012, the nonprofit organization TransCelerate Biopharma has worked to develop a template protocol designed to cut costs and shorten timelines for industry-sponsored trials. Separately, the FDA and NIH have also spearheaded an effort to provide a template for all government-funded trials. Several years ago, the two groups began working together, and have now announced that their respective templates have been aligned to further streamline product development in the clinical research industry as a whole.

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