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European CRO KCR, which operates across 18 countries in Europe as well as in the U.S., has recently registered new entities in the U.K. and Germany. This move is part of the company’s strategy to bring the business closer to Western European customers and deepen client relationships.
Tracon Pharmaceuticals and Santen Pharmaceutical have entered into an exclusive agreement for the development and global commercialization of Tracon's anti-endoglin antibodies, including TRC105, in ophthalmology. Preclinical and clinical data from Tracon's ongoing development of TRC105, in combination with anti-VEGF products in oncology, indicate inhibiting both the endoglin and VEGF pathways has the potential to show advantages over inhibiting VEGF alone in the treatment of conditions such as wet age-related macular degeneration (wet AMD).
Xenetic Biosciences, a biopharmaceutical company focused on developing next-generation biologic drugs and novel oncology therapeutics, has opened its new corporate headquarters and R&D facility in Lexington, Mass. Xenetic relocated its global headquarters to Lexington from London.
A new imaging center, to be part of the University of Glasgow’s $21 million Clinical Research Facility on the New South Glasgow Hospital site, will contribute to the creation of personalized medicines. Scottish Health Secretary Alex Neil announced the $4.1 million in funding.
Human Longevity (HLI), a genomics and cell therapy-based diagnostic and therapeutic company focused on extending the healthy, high-performance human life span, has been launched by co-founders J. Craig Venter, Ph.D., Robert Hariri, M.D., Ph.D., and Peter H. Diamandis, M.D.
Eisai, a research-based pharmaceutical company, and Biogen Idec have entered into a collaboration to develop and commercialize two of Eisai’s clinical candidates for Alzheimer’s disease (AD), E2609 and BAN2401. The agreement also provides Eisai with an option to jointly develop and commercialize two of Biogen Idec’s candidates for AD, the anti-amyloid beta (Aβ) antibody BIIB037 and an anti-tau monoclonal antibody.
Curie-Cancer, the body responsible for developing Institut Curie’s industry partnership activities, and DNA Therapeutics, a biopharmaceutical company developing a new class of cancer drugs, are renewing their partnership. The ongoing collaboration aims to provide a new class of therapeutic cancer products to patients, including those resistant to conventional therapies.
Celerion, a provider of early clinical research, has expanded clinical operations to South Korea. Through a partnership with Seoul National University Hospital (SNUH), the new Asian office is located within the SNUH Clinical Trials Center, giving Celerion and its clients access to the 80-bed clinical research unit, particularly geared toward clinical pharmacology, oncology and pediatrics.
Harlan Contract Research Services (CRS), a privately held provider of general and specialty toxicology services, and Bertin Pharma, a global solution provider offering R&D outsourcing services headquartered in France, have announced a strategic partnership for early drug development. The companies will offer a wider range of drug discovery and translational medicine services, including expanded profiling and molecule testing, especially in the context of regulatory studies.
UDG Healthcare, an international provider of healthcare services, has agreed to acquire the healthcare communications business of KnowledgePoint360, for $144 million in cash.
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Transition Therapeutics has acquired an Irish domiciled company, the holder of all development and commercialization rights of neuropsychiatric drug candidate ELND005, which will become a subsidiary of Transition. Transition also announced a $15 million investment by Perrigo to acquire approximately 7% of Transition's common shares.
Proteomics International, a global accredited proteomics laboratory, has signed a collaborative agreement with inVentiv Health Clinical, a provider of global clinical research and bioanalytical services.
Abide Therapeutics has entered into a strategic collaboration with Celgeneto discover and develop new drugs in inflammation and immunology. Abide has pioneered innovative technologies to selectively target serine hydrolases, one of the largest enzyme families involved in regulating human physiology.
Roche and Discuva have entered into a worldwide collaboration and license agreement for the discovery and development of new antibiotics to treat life-threatening infections caused by multi-drug resistant Gram-negative bacteria using Discuva’s proprietary SATINtechnology platform.
The German Bundestag is implementing a number of pharmaceutical policy changes within the scope of the 14th law amending Book V of the German Social Code, including an extension of the drug price freeze to 2017.
Schulman Associates IRB and Falcon Consulting Group, a provider of Clinical Quality Assurance (CQA) and Good Clinical Practice (GCP) services, have formed a joint venture—Provision Research Compliance Services.
MEI Pharma, a San Diego-based oncology company focused on the clinical development of novel therapies for cancer, has announced that the FDA has granted orphan drug designation to the company's investigational drug Pracinostat for the treatment of acute myeloid leukemia (AML).