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Finding the Next Asian Pharma Sensation

19 Mar 04

Japan has always been considered the technology pioneer of Asia, however, in recent years a number of other countries in this region have placed significant emphasis on industrial and technological performance in order to improve their own world position. One industry that is developing rapidly in the region is the pharmaceutical industry.
Dr Faiz Kermani and Dr Rebecca Gittins

Pharma NewsBytes: 6th February

13 Feb 04

Pharma NewsBytes selects out what we consider as being some of the most interesting press releases to have appeared on our DailyUpdates tracking service over the past few weeks. Currently featured new items focus on a number of novel approaches to the treatment of cancer including the development of caspase inhibitors; gene therapy approaches to the expression of TNF-alpha; an advanced monoclonal antibody; and a strategy to block XIAP. In addition new therapeutics for the treatment of rheumatoid
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The effects of insulin on airway function: repercussions for intra-tracheal insulin delivery and for asthma therapeutics

13 Feb 04

According to WHO, there are some 130 million diagnosed diabetics in the world. The market for diabetes therapeutics is rising. Oral antidiabetic drugs, the leading class of drugs used to treat the disease, accounted for almost 63% of sales during this period, while sales of insulin stand at around 30%. Further increases are inevitable and the market for diabetes medications could exceed $20 billion by 2006. The largest unmet need in the diabetes market is improved delivery of insulin. Currently,
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Emerging Drug Discovery Targets: 6th February

13 Feb 04

This edition of "Emerging Drug Discovery Targets" features a potential approach to the treatment of COPD; Ligands' retinoic acid receptor agonist with appetite suppressive and insulin sensitizing properties; the use of HDAC inhibitors for the treatment of rheumatoid arthritis; Tamoxifen as a dual chemopreventative and anti-atherosclerosis treatment; and broad based inhibition of multidrug resistance proteins for improved cancer treatment. As usual we also provide updates on industrial advances a
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Canada commits to R&D

04 Feb 04

By 2010 Canada aims to become one of the top 5 countries in the world in terms of industrial R&D performance. Its pharmaceutical and biotech sectors, which are already key contributors to the economy, look set to prosper.
Dr Faiz Kermani and Dr Rebecca Gittins

Emerging Molecular Targets to Treat Disorders Affecting Cognitive Function

03 Feb 04

Pharmaceutical Education Associates’ presents a one-of-a-kind forum exploring the most recent and clinically relevant research pertaining to brain targets for the enhancement of cognitive function. Of particular interest will be the effectiveness of new cognition-enhancing drugs in the treatment of neurodegenerative disorders such as Alzheimer’s disease, as well as their potential for the treatment of the cognitive decline associated with normal aging or as a prelude to disease.
Jennifer McGinnis

NEW SPRAY WILL KILL SUPERBUG

20 Jan 04

a Bristol based Biochemical Company, says it has invented a new sprayable antibacterial disinfectant agent, to be launched under the name of D-Stroy, that can kill the hospital superbug MRSA and TB.
Daisy Norman

Why Pharmaceutical R&D investment can pay off

19 Jan 04

Obtaining a benefit from pharmaceutical R&D investment requires long-term planning and a consideration of how the commercial and technological environment in which the industry operates might change.
Dr Faiz Kermani

Can Pharma Reign in Spain? – Part 2

12 Jan 04

Spain has a buoyant pharmaceutical market, but it is also a growing centre for pharmaceutical R&D. Industry figures show that there has been a rapid rise in R&D investment in the country since the early 1990s.
Dr Faiz Kermani

Emerging Drug Discovery Targets (18th December 2003)

05 Jan 04

This edition of features new generation oncolytic viruses from Cell Genesys active against colorectal cancer cells; a p38 MAPK inhibitor for the treatment of rheumatoid arthritis from Fujisawa; data describing the anti-angiogenic activity of bisphosphonates in cancer models; a new JAK3 inhibitor from Pfizer for transplant rejection; and an integrin antagonist from Merck for the treatment of osteoporosis. As usual updates on industrial advances and licensing opportunities are provided.
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