Janssen

Johnson & Johnson and partners launch Mosaic HIV-1 Preventive Vaccine

Friday, December 8, 2017

Johnson & Johnson announced that its Janssen Pharmaceutical Companies, together with a consortium of global partners, have initiated the first efficacy study for an investigational mosaic HIV-1 preventive vaccine. The Bill & Melinda Gates Foundation and National Institutes of Health are joining forces with Johnson & Johnson to advance the potential prevention option, which is designed to be a “global vaccine” that could prevent a wide range of viral strains responsible for the HIV pandemic.

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Partnership aims to accelerate development of new immunotherapy strategies

Monday, October 23, 2017

The Partnership for Accelerating Cancer Therapies (PACT) has launched thanks to a partnership between the NIH and 11 biopharmaceutical companies. The goal of the new partnership is to accelerate the development of new cancer immunotherapy strategies for more patients in half the time. The initiative specifically aims to explore the question: Why doesn’t immunotherapy work for all cancers, in all patients, and what can be done about it?

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Janssen launches iSTEP, a mobile medication and data management tech platform

Tuesday, October 17, 2017

Janssen Research & Development has established the Integrated Smart Trial & Engagement Platform (iSTEP), an information technology toolset developed to automate investigational product supply and data management in clinical trials. The approach, developed by Janssen, is available for industry-use and is designed to replace the paper-based conventional processes of managing clinical supplies and tracking patient health data with a cohesive suite of digital technologies.

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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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Is eConsent adoption poised to grow?

Friday, September 1, 2017

Activity in the eConsent sector has risen considerably during the past six months, with Medidata’s acquisition of electronic informed consent pioneer Mytrus and the entry of new market players, even though widespread industry adoption of the technology has appeared to have stalled.

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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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Resolving the conflict between feasibility and relevance

Monday, May 15, 2017

Multi-disciplinary teams tasked with the design of phase III clinical trials face a series of challenges. These include: determining the number of subjects required for statistically meaningful results, the time to complete the trial, budget and regulatory hurdles and guideline implications of the trial design.

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