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  • AZ begins liver cancer immunotherapy tie-up with AVEO

    AstraZeneca has announced a collaboration with US biotech AVEO oncology to investigate a potential cancer immunotherapy combination in liver cancer. AZ’s Imfinzi (durvalumab) immunotherapy has s...


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    https://pharmaphorum.com/news/az-begins-liver-cancer-immunotherapy-tie-up-with-aveo/2264
  • Neurocrine slumps as Tourette’s drug fails clinical trial

    Shares in Neurocrine Biosciences slumped by as much as a fifth after a much-anticipated trial in Tourette’s syndrome missed the mark. The phase IIb T-Force GOLD study of valbenazine showed that ...


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    https://pharmaphorum.com/news/neurocrine-slumps-as-tourettes-drug-fails-clinical-trial/2265
  • J&J’s Tremfya outperforms Novartis’ Cosentyx in psoriasis

    A large head-to-head study has shown Johnson & Johnson’s psoriasis drug Tremfya outperformed Novartis’ rival, Cosentyx, which had previously set standards in moderate to severe disease...


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    https://pharmaphorum.com/news/jjs-tremfya-outperforms-novartis-cosentyx-in-psoriasis/2266
  • NICE rejects Alnylam and Akcea’s amyloidosis drugs

    NICE has rejected two pioneering drugs for the rare inherited condition, hereditary transthyretin-related amyloidosis (hATTR) in the first draft guidance. The cost-effectiveness body had been using an...


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    https://pharmaphorum.com/news/nice-rejects-alnylam-and-akceas-amyloidosis-drugs/2267
  • UAB research may point a path to more effective influenza vaccines

    Seasonal influenza vaccines are typically less than 50 percent effective, according to Centers for Disease Control and Prevention studies. Research at the University of Alabama at Birmingham, publishe...


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    https://worldofmicrobes.com/uab-research-may-point-a-path-to-more-effective-influenza-vaccines/2268
  • Immunotherapy Opportunities Lie in Glioma Molecular Landscape

    Immunotherapy has proved effective in treating a number of cancers, but brain tumors have remained stubbornly resistant. Now, a new study suggests that a slow-growing brain tumor arising in patients a...


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    https://www.technologynetworks.com/biopharma/news/immunotherapy-opportunities-lie-in-glioma-molecular-landscape-313009?utm_campaign=Newsletter_TN_Brea2254
  • Sprayable Gel Could Help the Body Fight Off Cancer After Surgery

    Many people who are diagnosed with cancer will undergo some type of surgery to treat their disease — almost 95 percent of people with early-diagnosed breast cancer will require surgery and it&rs...


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    https://www.technologynetworks.com/cancer-research/news/sprayable-gel-could-help-the-body-fight-off-cancer-after-surgery-313005?utm_campaign=Newslette2255
  • Identifying Different Types of Cancer Cells Using AI

    In cancer patients, there can be tremendous variation in the types of cancer cells from one patient to another, even within the same disease. Identification of the particular cell types present can be...


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    https://www.technologynetworks.com/cancer-research/news/identifying-different-types-of-cancer-cells-using-ai-313007?utm_campaign=Newsletter_TN_Breakin2256
  • Vanguard IEP Peripheral Balloon Angioplasty System with Emboli Filter Cleared in U.S.

    Contego Medical, based in Raleigh, North Carolina, landed FDA clearance for its Vanguard IEP peripheral balloon angioplasty system. The product features the Congego’s proprietary Integrated Embo...


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    https://www.medgadget.com/2018/12/vanguard-iep-peripheral-balloon-angioplasty-system-with-emboli-filter-cleared-in-u-s.html2257

EVENTS

Conferences

8th World Conference on Women’s Health and Breast Cancer

8TH WORLD CONFERENCE ON WOMEN’S HEALTH AND BREAST CANCER

December 17-18, 2018
ME Conferences insist participants from all over the universe clock in “8th World Conference On Women’s Health and Breast Cancer” during December 13-14, 2018 in Abu Dhabi, UAE which includes precise keynote, presentations Oral talks, poster presentation, and Exhibitions. The theme ...

The International Conference on Advanced Research in Life Science, Biology and Applied Chemical

THE INTERNATIONAL CONFERENCE ON ADVANCED RESEARCH IN LIFE SCIENCE, BIOLOGY AND APPLIED CHEMICAL

December 29-30, 2018
The conference aims to bring together worldwide researchers and professionals, encourage intellectual development and providing opportunities for networking and collaboration. This association meets with its objectives through academic networking, meetings, conferences, workshops, projects, research...

Biotech Showcase

BIOTECH SHOWCASE

January 07-09, 2019
Biotech Showcase™ is an investor conference, during JPM 2019, devoted to providing private and public biotechnology and life sciences companies with an opportunity to present to, and meet with, investors and pharmaceutical executives in one place during the course of one of the industry's ...

Social Media In The Pharmaceutical Industry Conference

SOCIAL MEDIA IN THE PHARMACEUTICAL INDUSTRY CONFERENCE

January 21-22, 2019
The Social Media In The Pharmaceutical Industry Conference will feature social media, being the prime location for global conversations plays a central role in pharmacovigilance and digital marketing, as well as understanding trends, challenges and a 'Social Listening' tool to learn patient ...

Big Data & Analytics for Pharma Summit

BIG DATA & ANALYTICS FOR PHARMA SUMMIT

December 11-12, 2018
The Big Data & Analytics for Pharma Summit, organized by the The Innovation Enterprise Limited will take place from 5th to 6th December 2018 in Philadelphia, United States Of America. The conference will cover areas like big data & analytics technologies re-shaping the pharmaceutical industr...

Biological Chemical Sensors Summit and Exhibition

BIOLOGICAL CHEMICAL SENSORS SUMMIT AND EXHIBITION

December 10-12, 2018
Emerging technological innovations enabled by next generation sensors will define the landscape for the future commercialization of life-changing products. The exponential growth of the global sensors market and the demand for next-generation integrated systems is expected to reach $154 billion by 2...

23rd International Conference on Pharmaceutical Biotechnology

23RD INTERNATIONAL CONFERENCE ON PHARMACEUTICAL BIOTECHNOLOGY

December 10-11, 2018
conference series is a renowned organization that organizes highly notable conferences around the globe. Currently, we are bringing forth “23rd International Conference on Pharmaceutical Biotechnology” (Pharma Biotech 2018) scheduled to be held during December 10-11, 2018 at Rome, Italy....

10th International Conference on Dermatology & Cosmetology

10TH INTERNATIONAL CONFERENCE ON DERMATOLOGY & COSMETOLOGY

December 07-08, 2018
This unique international conference of Dermatology & Cosmetology provides a platform for researchers and decision makers in the Dermatology field to present their latest findings and learn about all the important developments in dermatology and Cosmetology field. The increasing demand for the d...

 

Webinars

DEC 17, 2018 | 11:00 AM
DRUG-DRUG INTERACTIONS: UNDERSTANDING PROPOSED FDA REGULATORY UPDATES AND APPLYING IN VITRO AND PHYSIOLOGICALLY BASED TECHNIQUES
As the population ages, approximately 33 percent of patients are considered polypharmacy, taking multiple drugs at the same time (Bjerrum, Gonzalez Lopez-Valcarcel et al. 2008). The percentage of the population taking at least five different medications increases from 25 percent to 46 perc...
DEC 18, 2018 | 8.00 AM
RISK STRATIFICATION OF THE APPARENTLY HEALTHY POPULATION WITH ARCHITECT STAT HIGH SENSITIVE TROPONIN-I
In this webinar, you will hear about a recently CE marked application for ARCHITECT STAT High Sensitive Troponin I, that aids in providing greater accuracy for estimation of risk for future cardiac events in apparently healthy people, when used in conjunction with clinical and diagnostics ...
DEC 18, 2018 | 10.30 AM
HIGH-THROUGHPUT DRUG RESIDENCE TIME SCREENING USING JUMP DILUTION KINETICS
In drug discovery, in vitro assessment of compound affinity is often quantified by endpoint parameters such as IC50. However, drug efficacy is also influenced by the duration of the molecule binding to the target or residence time. Increased residence time can confer longer pharmacological...
JAN 09, 2019 | 11:00 AM
REDUCING MICROBIOLOGICAL RISK & USING QUALITY TOOLS IN THE PHARMA INDUSTRY
The pharmaceutical industry paradigm change is occurring and industry has taken an important leap towards formality of quality improvement using quality tools. Recent industry and regulatory support of ‘risk-based’ concepts and principles are leading to a ‘desired state&r...
JAN 09, 2019 | 10.00 AM
REDUCING MICROBIOLOGICAL RISK AND USING QUALITY TOOLS IN THE PHARMACEUTICAL INDUSTRY
Manufacturing has been paid dividends for many years through the use of quality tools such as statistical process control, quality function deployment, vendor audit management, hazard analysis critical control points (HACCP), value stream analysis, and other valuation methods. In the highl...
JAN 22, 2019 | 9.00 AM
EXTRACTABLES FROM SINGLE-USE BIOREACTORS AND IMPACT ON CELL CULTURE PERFORMANCE
Attribute Sciences, Process Development, Amgen Biopharmaceuticals are drugs manufactured by growing genetically engineered cells in bioreactors to produce a therapeutic protein. Plastic single-use bioreactors are of interest to biopharmaceutical drug manufacturers due to their significant ...

PRACTICAL APPLICATION OF RMM IN PHARMACEUTICAL MANUFACTURING
The application of Rapid Microbiological Methods (RMM) is a topic that has gained interest over the past few years as pharmaceutical manufacturers investigate and look to gain improved efficiencies across all areas of their businesses – including the microbiology laboratory. This pharma w...
BIOPHARMA DEAL MAKING: LESSONS LEARNT FROM CASS BUSINESS SCHOOL’S STUDY OF STRATEGIC DEALS AND CORPORATE PORTFOLIO MANAGEMENT
Extensive prior studies have shown strong positive effects for targets and negative effects for acquirers but, they have focused on measuring value creation from individual deals, not a firm’s overall programs of activity and performance over longer time periods. This far reaching study an...
PRINCIPLES OF DIFFERENTIAL SCANNING CALORIMETRY (DSC) – THE MOST USED THERMAL ANALYSIS TECHNIQUE IN PHARMACEUTICALS
Differential scanning calorimetry (DSC) is the most frequently used thermal analysis technique alongside TGA, TMA and DMA. DSC is used to measure enthalpy changes due to changes in the physical and chemical properties of a material as a function of temperature or time. The method allows yo...
”LIVE MSL WEBINAR – FROM SCIENCE TO PHARMA”
As an MSL you will be the scientific and clinical expert in a specific drug and disease area and you will be working with the top clinicians and clinical researchers in your field to bring innovative new drugs to the market and further establish the current drugs. If you would like to get ...
DIGITAL BEST PRACTICES FOR ACCELERATING DRUG DEVELOPMENT
Watch this on-demand webinar to hear from Robert Albert, Collaboration Lead at AstraZeneca, and Ellen Reilly, VP of Life Sciences at DocuSign, on the digital future of pharmaceuticals and the best practices for investing and adopting eSignature solutions to reduce development cycle time an...
WEBINAR - THE 7 DEADLY SINS OF PHARMA JOB APPLICATIONS
For the last 10 years, here at GetReskilled, we have been helping people from a wide range of backgrounds make mid-career changes into well-paid jobs and careers into the pharmaceutical and medical device manufacturing industries. With a decade of experience in the industry we’ve come to l...

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Perhaps unsurprisingly, one of the major world events that happened in 2016 was the UK referendum in June 2016 on whether to leave the EU. In the lead up to the vote, we published a head to head piece...

This year was a big year for Clinical Pharmacist, which started with its relaunch in January as a peer-reviewed journal and it being sent to all members of the Royal Pharmaceutical Society as part of ...

On 7 December 2016 the Competition and Markets Authority (“CMA”) took an infringement decision, resulting in the fining of pharmaceutical company Pfizer and distributor Flynn Pharma. The companies wer...

Two years ago, the leading German pharmaceutical company, Boehringer Ingelheim, applied to Slovak authorities for its new anti-diabetes drug, Synjardy, to be covered by health insurance. Drug manufac...

Herbert Smith Freehills (HSF) and Latham & Watkins won lead roles on Baxter International's acquisition of Claris Injectables for $625m, in a bid by Baxter to expand its portfolio of essential generic...

For FDA professionals focused on drug quality and safety, the rapid increase in imported drugs from nations where we devote limited inspection resources is of great concern. One way to address this co...

We all know someone who has been given the diagnosis of cancer. It is definitely life-changing. The first time I was effected by the diagnosis was when my father received it. I didn’t think to ask him...

Industry experts say the Obama administration's decision to lift a ban on importing Cuban pharmaceuticals and collaborating with the nation's researchers could bring the nation's cheaper, reputable me...

Digital health tech is moving beyond the consumer market. Research from Frost & Sullivan shows that the healthcare wearables device market could more than triple to $18.9 billion in 2020 from $5.1 bil...