International diabetes research knowledge portal opens

Thursday, October 8, 2015

Researchers funded by the NIH and the Foundation for the NIH (FNIH) have expanded a recently launched online library, called a knowledge portal, which allows open-access searching of human genetic and clinical information on type 2 diabetes. Individual data will remain confidential. The portal includes information from several major international networks, collected from decades of research.

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DREAM Challenge winners announced

Wednesday, September 23, 2015

Winners have been announced for the Prostate Cancer DREAM Challenge, the first research challenge in prostate cancer to marry crowdsourcing with data sharing, paving a new way to tackle key research questions about metastatic castration-resistant prostate cancer (mCRPC), an advanced form of the disease with poor outcomes.

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PeptiDream, Sanofi collaborate

Monday, September 14, 2015

PeptiDream, a public Tokyo-based biopharmaceutical company, has announced a multi-target discovery and optimization collaboration with Sanofi. PeptiDream will use its proprietary Peptide Discovery Platform System (PDPS) technology to generate macrocyclic/constrained peptides against multiple targets of interest selected by Sanofi. Sanofi will have the right to develop and commercialize all therapeutic peptides resulting from the collaboration.

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Sanofi and Evotec to collaborate on diabetes therapies

Monday, August 10, 2015

Evotec, a drug discovery alliance and development partnership company based in Germany, and Sanofi have announced a strategic diabetes collaboration to develop a beta cell replacement therapy based on functional human beta cells derived from human stem cells. In addition, Sanofi and Evotec will use human beta cells for high-throughput drug screening to identify beta-cell-active small molecules or biologics.

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Sanofi, Regeneron collaborate on immuno-oncology

Wednesday, July 29, 2015

Sanofi and Regeneron Pharmaceuticals have entered into a new global collaboration to discover, develop and commercialize new antibody cancer treatments in the emerging field of immuno-oncology. The two companies will jointly develop a programmed cell death protein 1 (PD-1) inhibitor currently in phase I testing, and plan to initiate clinical trials in 2016 with new therapeutic candidates based on ongoing, innovative preclinical programs.

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FDA approves Sanofi, Regeneron’s Praluent (alirocumab) Injection

Monday, July 27, 2015

The FDA has approved Sanofi and Regeneron Pharmaceuticals’ Praluent (alirocumab) Injection, the first FDA-approved treatment in a new class of drugs known as PCSK9 (proprotein convertase subtilisin/kexin type 9) inhibitors. Praluent is indicated as an adjunct to diet and maximally tolerated statin therapy for the treatment of adults with heterozygous familial hypercholesterolemia or clinical atherosclerotic cardiovascular disease (ASCVD) who require additional lowering of low-density lipoprotein (LDL) cholesterol. The effect of Praluent on cardiovascular morbidity and mortality has not been determined.

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Report: Innovation trends in treatments for rare diseases and widespread conditions

Wednesday, June 17, 2015

The antibiotics market is at risk of losing another decade to inadequate levels of research and innovation, according to international intellectual property firm Marks & Clerk’s new report From rare to routine—medicines for rare diseases, vaccines and antibiotics. Research highlights the striking difference between research levels into rare diseases, vaccines and antibiotics across the globe.

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CPhI Pharma Awards 2015 open with five new categories

Monday, June 15, 2015

CPhI Worldwide, organized by UBM EMEAhas opened the annual CPhI Pharma Awards for 2015, with five new categories covering the entire pharmaceutical supply chain. Now in their 12th consecutive year, the awards will honor companies and individuals driving the pharma industry forward through innovations, new approaches, technologies and strategies.  

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Pharma industry improves its tarnished reputation

Monday, June 15, 2015

The reputation of the pharmaceutical industry—historically not much better than that of the oil or tobacco industries—has stabilized in recent years. And public views about clinical research have improved significantly. Yet overall, the level of trust in pharmaceutical companies remains low.

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