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DailyUpdates 30th March: According to WHO, there are some 130 million diagnosed diabetics in the world and the long term consequences of diabetes such as diabetic nephropathy are becoming increasingly frequent and unmet components of diabetes care. Intensive glycemic control prevents or retards microalbuminuria, an early sign of nephropathy in patients with type 2 diabetes and in a recent study Japanese researchers compare two different classes of oral antidiabetic drugs with respect to their e
DailyUpdates 30th March: According to WHO, there are some 130 million diagnosed diabetics in the world and the long term consequences of diabetes such as diabetic nephropathy are becoming increasingly frequent and unmet components of diabetes care.  Intensive glycemic control p…
Overactive bladder, a condition associated with a variety of other pathologies affects over 17 million Americans and costs the US over $12 billion per year. Current treatments focus on the muscarinic receptor antagonists such as tolterodine and oxybutanin with further examples from this class expected on the market. Therapeutics from novel pharmacological classes are expected to offer further improvements and in an upcoming edition of the Journal of Pharmacology & Experimental Therapeutics Uni
New data published on KW-7158, a novel treatment of overactive bladder   DailyUpdates 29th March: Overactive bladder, a condition associated with a variety of other pathologies affects over 17 million Americans and costs the US over $12 billion per year.  Current treatments focus…
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The presence of Arthur Dent's in pyjamas throughout the Hitch Hiker's Guide to the Galaxy, in a series of increasingly surreal encounters, acts as a constant reminder to the reader that no matter what
In Douglas Adam's HitchHikers Guide to the Galaxy our hero Arthur Dent escapes the explosion that destroys Mother Earth by the skin of his teeth. Unfortunately though, Arthur doesn't have time to change out of his pyjamas and dressing gown before being whisked away on a galactic adventure that ran a couple of books too long. The presence of Dent's ill advised bed wear in a series of increasingly surreal encounters acts as a constant reminder to the reader that no matter what people say, and how much we evolve, there are times when your clothing just has to be appropriate. This is more than usu…
Andrew Curl from the ABPI explains more about the industry's ability to innovate and provide world-beating medicines.
A Moderator said: Spencer wants to know: "Is money allocated for research solely on how many people the particular disease kills or is it more to do with how much money the drug can be sold for?" Andrew Curl said: Money is allocated to research based on whether there is a un met medical need. If there is then this is an attractive area for medical research. A Moderator said: Adam wants to know: "Why is only 12% of the NHS budget spent on medicine when it is so vital to a patients care?" Andrew Curl said: It is up to the NHS how it spends its money but the amount spent in the UK is only approximately a half what is spent in Europe on medicines per hea…
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,
According to WHO, there are some 130 million diagnosed diabetics in the worlds, a figure that is predicted to increase to 300 million by 2025.  The majority of patients suffer from type 2 diabetes however type 1 diabetes (also known as insulin-dependent diabetes (IDDM) or juvenile-onset diabete…
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
Pharma NewsBytes features selected press releases recently featured on DailyUpdates and offers the reader a leisurely stroll through the past few weeks of activity from within the pharmaceutical industry. Selected press releases - January 19th-February 2nd Advances in novel approaches towards the…
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
  Emerging Drug Discovery Targets from LeadDiscovery 6th February 2004 to view this alert on line please go to http://www.leaddiscovery.co.uk/TherapeuticAdvances%20Archive/Feb%206th%20emerging%20targets.htm ************************************** "Emerging Drug Discovery Targets" provides a twic…
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.
Emerging Molecular Targets to Treat Disorders Affecting Cognitive Function The Westin Princeton at About this Conference 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 fun…
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.
Greenbridge, a 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. Greenbridge claims their product will revolutionise hospital hygiene. The news comes after a study commissioned by the company revealed that the is at risk of a severe epidemic of MRSA, or methicillin-resistant staphylococcus aureas. Lethal traces of the superbug were found in many public places, the authors of the study claimed. It is feared that the bug could kill up to 150,000 hospital pat…
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.
  Emerging Drug Discovery Targets from LeadDiscovery 18th December 2003 to view this alert on line please go to http://www.leaddiscovery.co.uk/TherapeuticAdvances%20Archive/Dec%2018th%20emerging%20targets.htm ************************************** "Emerging Drug Discovery Targets" provides a twice monthl…
According to research by market analyst, Datamonitor, pharmaceutical companies drug promotion spends are on an upward spiral.
According to research by market analyst, Datamonitor, pharmaceutical companies drug promotion spends are on an upward spiral. This is an important part of the marketing mix and should not be overlooked, however, new research suggests that companies’ spends on promotion are increasing faster than the proportionate rate of sales, and this is bad news for their return on investment (ROI). In an increasingly competitive market place, clearly, those companies with superior promotion skills will achieve a greater share of the market.   To enhance their promotional “reach” and reduce in house costs, pharmaceutical companies will often also use a communications agency.…
Pharma NewsBytes selects out what LeadDiscovery considers as being some of the most interesting press releases to have appeared on their DailyUpdates tracking service over the past few weeks. Currently featured new items focus on development activity in the field of Alzheimer's disease; advances in autoimmune diseases and inflammatory disorders; and news from the 26th Annual San Antonio Breast Cancer Symposium
LeadDiscovery's intelligence service, DailyUpdates has evolved as a key tool to help all in the drug development sector keep track of breaking journal articles, press releases and pharmaceutical reports. Pharma NewsBytes features selected press releases recently featured on DailyUpdates and offers the reader a leisurely stroll through the past few weeks of activity from within the ph…
Which ever side of the desk you’re on you will be familiar with the principle of the trade-off between the cost of recruitment and the cost of failure to recruit the right person – never more in the spotlight than now.
A few points to consider when choosing a consultancy for either your PSL or a one-off assignment, compiled by Nigel Haigh, founder in 1989 of Haigh Recruitments Consultants, specialists in recruitment within Healthcare Communications.   What’s the Strategy?   “The management of any and all the strategies, processes, procedures and technologies that facilitates, supports or communicates the sales and marketing function with the customer, can now be identified as Customer Relationship Marketing”. What, I hear you ask, has a definition of CRM to do with the sele…
Transplantation immunotherapy commonly involves the use of azathioprine often combined with low doses of cyclosporine. Increased susceptibility to infection and severe toxicity represent serious adverse effects and a newer molecular target being investigated for the prevention of transplant rejection is Janus tyrosine kinase 3 (Jak3). Jak3 is this months "Target of the Month" from LeadDiscovery's and here they describe Pfizer's efforts to optimize inhibitors of this kinase
The global market for immunosuppressant therapy is in excess of 4 billion USD per year. This therapeutic class is used for the treatment of both autoimmune diseases (see our recent analysis of rheumatoid arthritis therapeutics) and for the prevention of organ rejection in transplantation. Since the first successful kidn…
Personality test experts People Maps return to offer candidates more invaluable advise about the use of personality profilers and their importance in the job interview process
Upon receipt of your personality report a professional interviewer will interpret your results and draw some conclusions about you even before they have met you. This may seem unfair but it is not uncommon. The interviewer is not just trying to figure out if you have the technical skills to do the job but they want to know that you will fit in and get along with everyone. Your CV will already have provided information about your technical skills or you wouldn’t be at the interview but it doesn’t provide any information about who you are as a person. This is why companies use personality profilers. Companies have the…
Increased regulations and review are continually challenging clinical supply operations. In addition, managing diverse resources while ensuring accurate, timely supply of materials is always difficult. Pharmaceutical Education Associates “Global Clinical Supplies” conference will show you the key strategies you’ll need to ensure efficiency and compliance in your global supply operations.
Just a few of the key topics to be discussed include: *Understanding the implementation of the clinical trials directive and annex 13 *Identifying key strategies for next-generation compliance for supply chain systems *Preparing for the FDA rule and EPC in the bar coding of pharmaceuticals *Determining if radio frequency identification (RFID) is the answer to clinical supply efficiency *Understanding how to…
This comprehensive one-day training offers MSLs, their managers and those interested in a better understanding of the profession an overview of what the job entails, best practices and realistic ways to incorporate them into your own job. The training will focus on the components of a successful career as a MSL, as opposed to educating on individual therapeutic types.
Field-based medical science liaisons (MSLs) play a vital role within pharmaceutical and biotechnology organizations. The variety of responsibilities they have directly affects the success of a therapeutic agent, as MSLs engage Key Opinion Leaders (KOLs) for their products, help develop company marketing and educational programs, and communicate vital information to sales teams, health practitioners and clinical investigators.&…
This edition of "Emerging Drug Discovery Targets" features a potent histone deacetylase inhibitor from Norvartis for the treatment of cancer, two new approaches to metabolic disorders and VEGFR-1 as a target for rheumatoid arthritis. As usual we also provide updates on industrial advances and licensing opportunities.
  Emerging Drug Discovery Targets from LeadDiscovery 21st November 2003 to view this alert on line please go to http://www.leaddiscovery.co.uk/TherapeuticAdvances%20Archive/Nov%2021st%20emerging%20targets.htm ************************************** "Emerging Drug Discovery Targets" provides a twice monthly summary of some of the most exciting breaking information recently featured by the pharmaceutical analysts, LeadDiscovery. Information includes editorials on recently pub…
The field of histone deacetylation continues to receive considerable interest principally due to the ability of histone deacetylase (HDAC) inhibitors to produce cytostatic activity in cancer, but more recently due to the role that this class has in other indications such as autoimmune disorders. Novartis researchers have now developed a HDAC inhibitor of greater anti-proliferative potency than that of SAHA, and which almost completely blocked the growth of human colon and lung cancer xenografts
The field of histone deacetylation continues to receive considerable interest due to the ability of histone deacetylase (HDAC) inhibitors to modulate transcriptional activity. Molecules from this therapeutic class have the potential to occupy an indomitable position in the fast-moving cytostatic mark…
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 development activity in the field of rheumatoid arthritis; advances in anti-hyperlipemia therapeutics; and the termination of MK-0869 development for the treatment of depression
LeadDiscovery's intelligence service, DailyUpdates has evolved as a key tool to help all in the drug development sector keep track of breaking journal articles, press releases and pharmaceutical reports. Pharma NewsBytes features selected press releases recently featured on DailyUpdates and offers the reader a leisurely stroll through the past few weeks of activity from within the pharmaceutical industry…