26 May 06
DailyUpdates 25th May, 2006: Today both featured items from DailyUpdates focus on autoimmune disease and remarkably neither are biologics. The first, a press release from Synta announces the advancement of an IL-12/IL-23 inhibitor in development for rheumatoid arthritis and IBD; the second is a review of potassium channels as targets for the treatment of multiple sclerosis.
26 May 06
Although ventricular and atrial fibrillation represent the most common cardiac arrhymias and are associated with amongst the highest rates of cardiovascular morbidity and mortality, treatment options are suboptimal. New opportunities are however approaching the market, notably Cardiome’s RSD1235, paving the way for development by others.
24 May 06
DailyUpdates 24th May, 2006: With the threat of influenza hanging over our heads on a seemingly continuous basis, improving the ability to rapidly and accurately identify patients infected with influenza and furthermore the strain of virus remains paramount. Today we feature research from CombiMatrix concerning their activities in this area. We also headline news coming out of Denmark's Genmab announcing the advance of HuMax-CD20, the company's CD20 monoclonal, into the clinic for the treatment
22 May 06
DailyUpdates 18th May, 2006: As the antidepressant sector continues to go through a period of turbulance we report on new data for one blockbuster from this class - Lexapro. Selected for special mention from over 50 journal articles today's feature demonstrates great timing appearing at the same time as our feature - Major Depressive Disorder. Today's edition of DailyUpdates can be seen here
19 May 06
DailyUpdates 19th May, 2006: Today's edition of DailyUpdates (see it in full here) carries a couple of important articles on renal disease. One loks at the outcome of patients with renal dysfunction across various acute coronary syndromes. The featured article however demonstrates the efficacy of Novartis' Benazepril in treating advanced renal disease
18 May 06
The interferon alpha market is smaller than the interferon beta market, but is characterized by far more products and R&D projects. Conversion of the interferon alpha market to pegylated products explains why new R&D is focused on interferon alpha variants or other subtypes with improved pharmacodynamic and safety properties.
La Merie Business intelligence
15 May 06
DailyUpdates 15th May, 2006: Amongst the 50 or so papers and press releases featured today two focusing on VEGF jump out as being of especial interest. The first, a paper published by Stanford University, reports on the anti-cancer activity of an oncolytic virus in combination with gene therapy. The virus was engineered to selectively replicate in and kill cancer cells . The gene therapy encoded a soluble version of Flk1, one of the VEGF receptors. The two approaches together produce effective a
15 May 06
When not doing 'insane sports', Amgen's Europe chief Rolf Hoffmann is battling big pharma
13 May 06
This summit aims to provide both strategic and practical information that will ensure that organisations can prepare for and survive what is now considered to be the inevitable pandemic. Professor Hugh Pennington from the Department of Medical Microbiology at University of Aberdeen will repeat his warning that, “Only one thing is certain and that is that there will be a pandemic.”
12 May 06
DailyUpdates 12th May, 2006 (click here for entire bulletin): Today appears to be cancer vaccine day with two important announements being made. First off, Genitope Corporation announce the initiation of an ealry phase clinical trial of their MyVax idiotype immunotherapy; this was followed by an announcement by Biovest reporting that fast track status had been awarded to their phase 3 candidate, BiovaxID. This follows in the footsteps of the company's announcement that the FDA had approved sale
11 May 06
A new report estimates that there will be approximately 84,000 cases of adult and childhood leukemia in the world's seven major pharmaceutical markets in 2006. Acute leukemias will account for 43% of these cases, and, although this market is relatively small compared to other cancer types, the clear unmet needs and regulatory incentives should help encourage drug makers.
10 May 06
This Conference will provide a platform for intellectual discourse in order to answer these questions and to discuss other pressing issues regarding the pharmaceutical industry in China in particular, and the world in general. Opportunities and challenges within the whole value chain, from research and development down to sales and marketing will be discussed and solutions put forward for the benefits of attendees.
IBG Company Limited
09 May 06
With four clinical stage projects and 14 projects approaching IND status within the next year, RNAi is evolving as a new therapeutic modality. Topical use of RNAi in ophthalmic diseases dominated the early projects, but new delivery technologies paved the way to a broad use of RNAi in many therapeutic areas.
La Merie Business Intelligence
27 Apr 06
Travellers’ Diarrhoea (TD) frequently occurs in individuals from industrialised countries when visiting destinations in developing countries. Consequences of TD include disruption of holiday and work capacity, and occasionally severe chronic disease. Existing methods of prevention are inadequate. We calculate that the number of travellers to TD risk regions was 88 million in 2003 and may reach 190 million per annum by 2020, suggesting that a significant potential market exists for a TD vaccine.
Nicholas Miller and Ingelise Saunders
25 Apr 06
Specialty Pharma transformations and venture investments have continued to grow at an unprecedented pace. The 2006 meeting is an elite opportunity for Big Pharma, Biotech, and Drug Delivery to network with the industry's fastest growing Specialty Pharma companies and discover what makes them so attractive as a partner.
25 Apr 06
The Definitive Conference for Clinical Research Contract Professionals!
07 Apr 06
COPD is a disease that will grow in importance in the future and it will have a major impact on society, particular amongst those that smoke. At the moment, although new treatments are being developed for COPD the pharmaceutical market remains undeveloped. There will be a high demand for effective medicines and so COPD should be an area of interest for pharmaceutical companies who specialise in the respiratory therapeutic field.
Dr Faiz Kermani
07 Apr 06
Healthcare is receiving greater attention in Latin America than ever before and a number of countries in the region are in the midst of major reforms. The government policies that are being developed have important implications for pharmaceutical companies looking to expand in this emerging pharmaceutical region.
Dr Faiz Kermani
03 Apr 06
Corning Life Sciences today announced the addition of digital displays and enhanced features to its hot plates, stirrers and stirring hot plates. The new digital display features include: a digital temperature display adjustable in 5 degree increments and set temperature indicator; optimum digital stir speed display indicator; and an external temperature controller for precision accuracy “inside the beaker.”
Corning Life Sciences
03 Apr 06
Corning Life Sciences today announced several new products coated with the Ultra-Low Attachment surface including the 25 and 75 cm2 flasks and CELLSTACK® Culture Chambers which are well-suited for many cell culture applications including stem cell, cancer, and immune system research, and enable customers to increase the scale of cell culture, improve yields, and reduce contamination risks
Corning Life Sciences
30 Mar 06
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29 Mar 06
The antidyslipidemics market is driven by the statins, which account for 87% of this segment. However, as many statins are expected to face patent expiry in the coming decade manufacturers are looking to novel products to protect their franchise. Such products include combination such as Pfizer's atorvastatin/torcetrapib. Studies demonstrating that higher doses of existing products can offer improved efficacy but with no increase in side-effects will also help optimize sales in the antidyslipid
28 Mar 06
Heart failure affects more than 5 million people in the U.S. Approximately 20% of hospitalizations are due to acute congestive heart failure translating into a health-care system cost of $15 billion. Given the paucity of the pipeline for acute congestive heart failure, the best hope of clinical improvement will involve improved utilization of existing therapies. However early intervention requires rapid and accurate diagnosis. Given its diagnostic potential, the measurement of plasma BNP a
23 Mar 06
e-Clinical Trials continue to be used more and more by the market leaders - There is no doubt though that the industry is soon to go fully electronic, so don't get behind the game...
Our delegates have been demanding we run this event for the last 6 years! Here is what they have said about our past events:
"...one of the best. I have learned a great deal about many of the important issues associated with e-Clinical Trials", Clinical Trial Manager/EDC Liason, Forest Labs Inc.
22 Mar 06
According to our recent feature Pain Therapeutics 2005 the value of the pharmaceutical market for pain relief approached $23 billion in 2004. The pain market can be divided into acute pain which is well served by OTC medications, post-operative pain and chronic pain. One of the most challenging areas of analgesia is the treatment of chronic neuropathic pain. Cancer pain also represents a largely unmet market which along with post-operative analgesia depends to a large extent on opioid-based th