Compassionate use and the impact on clinical research

Monday, April 11, 2016

The Pulse on Global Trials by Matthew Howes

Requests for compassionate use of drugs not yet approved by the FDA have been making headlines, and experts predict this trend will continue. Last year, the FDA received 1,262 expanded access requests from drug companies, on behalf of patients, to use unapproved drugs outside of clinical trial programs.

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Turing Pharmaceuticals launched

Wednesday, February 25, 2015

Turing Pharmaceuticals officially has launched. New York-based Turing will focus on developing and commercializing innovative treatments for serious diseases and conditions across a broad range of therapeutic areas, for which there currently are limited or no treatment options.

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High school junior Natalie Ng wins International BioGENEius Challenge

Friday, April 26, 2013

Natalie Ng, a junior at Monta Vista High School in Cupertino, Calif., won the International BioGENEius Challenge, the premier competition for high school students that recognizes outstanding research in biotechnology. Ng’s research in breast cancer and biomarkers helped her stand out from the 13 other finalists from across the U.S., Canada and Australia competing for the Challenge’s top prize, a $7,500 cash award.

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Report: Orphan drug market on the rise

Thursday, May 24, 2012

GBI Research, a pharmaceutical market expert, has released its report “Orphan Disease Therapeutics Market to 2018: Improved Understanding of Rare Diseases’ Heterogeneity and Novel New Clinical Trial Designs to Foster Innovation,” which provides insights into the orphan disease therapeutics market until 2018.

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