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The age of collaboration: why pharma companies now have to work together

December 9, 2015
Research and Development R&D, co-operation, collaboration, pharma

It seems 2015 may be remembered as the year of the mega merger; the year when all records were broken …


Lilly pulls plug on basal insulin Peglispro

December 8, 2015
Manufacturing and Production R&D, basal insulin peglispro, diabetes, lilly, peglispro, phase III failure

Lilly has decided to pull out of filing its diabetes drug basal insulin peglispro, after failing to convince regulators and …


Pharma company vows to plough profits back into R&D

November 30, 2015
Sales and Marketing Australia, R&D, breast cancer, profits, sales, social enterprise

An Australian pharma company has adopted a social enterprise model in order to be able to donate 100% of its …

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Challenges in oncology R&D – part 2

November 25, 2015
Manufacturing and Production, Research and Development R&D, Takeda, oncology

Pharmafile put questions on the challenges pharma companies face when working in oncology R&D to Dixie-Lee Esseltine, vice president of …

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Governments and industry ‘combining to stall drug development’

November 9, 2015
Research and Development, Sales and Marketing BMJ, R&D, drug development

Both government and industry practices are responsible for the innovation deficit in the pharmaceutical sector, meaning that “the majority of …

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Drugs later in development ‘winning the race to market’

November 4, 2015
Research and Development R&D, drug approval, drug development, market exclusivity

Nearly all later entrants to drug classes were in clinical testing or regulatory review before first-in-class approval, according to the …


Shire to acquire Dyax in $5.9 billion deal

November 2, 2015
Manufacturing and Production, Research and Development, Sales and Marketing Dyax, M&A, MA, R&D, Shire, hereditary angioedema, rare disease

Shire has struck a deal to acquire the biotech firm Dyax for $5.9 billion, in order to acquire exclusive rights …

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European Commission funds €23m project to develop HIV vaccine

November 2, 2015
Research and Development, Sales and Marketing BioNTech, European Commission, HIV, R&D, horizon 2020

The European Commission has kicked-off a new €23 million research program to bring together researchers to work on a potential …


$350m collaboration deal for BMS and Five Prime Therapeutics

October 15, 2015
Research and Development BMS, Bristol-Myers Squibb, R&D, five prime, immuno-oncology, tumours

Bristol-Myers Squibb has signed a collaboration agreement with the US biotech firm Five Prime Therapeutics, for a Colony Stimulating Factor …

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Merck and Incyte to initiate Keytruda, epacadostat combo trial

October 15, 2015
Research and Development Incyte, Merck, R&D, melanoma, phase III, skin cancer

Merck and biopharma firm Incyte are to expand their clinical collaboration to include a Phase III study evaluating the combination …


Mayor of London announces Takeda, UCL R&D partnership

October 14, 2015
Research and Development London, R&D, Takeda, UCL, neurology

Takeda is teaming up with researchers at University College London (UCL) to identify and validate novel target genes for the …

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Teva joins Watson Health in R&D link-up

October 14, 2015
Research and Development Big Data, R&D, Teva, Watson Health, ibm

Teva has partnered with the IBM Watson Health Cloud to create a global technology platform to aid its R&D efforts …

Pharma ‘is getting better at drug R&D’

September 23, 2015
Research and Development R&D, drug development, market access, productivity

An investigation into pharma R&D data shows that drugmakers are becoming more successful at identifying the right candidates for drug …

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Medimmune and Cancer Research UK launch new drug discovery lab

September 11, 2015
Research and Development AstraZeneca, Cambridge, Cancer, Cancer Research UK, MedImmune, R&D, george freeman

MedImmune and the UK’s biggest cancer charity have opened a new laboratory for joint cancer research.Research at the laboratory, which …


Pharma leaders urge UK Government not to cut spending

September 9, 2015
Research and Development Autumn spending review, George Osborne, R&D, government, research, research and development, research funding

Representatives of more than 200 life sciences organisations have urged the UK government to protect the sector from spending cuts. …

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