While the annual meetings of the American Society of Clinical Oncology (ASCO) can almost always be counted on to generate news about scientific breakthroughs in understanding and treating cancer, the theme for this year’s conference goes beyond that conventional approach. ASCO 2016 Annual Meeting will prominently feature discussions about how clinicians can best integrate recent advances, and particularly how to best assess the impact on real-world patients.
A report by Deloitte on the world’s 12 largest drugmakers shows that the average cost of bringing a product to market rose by more than 25% to greater than $1B in 2011, from $830M in 2010. By Cindy Dubin
Biologics are an integral part of the landscape of current therapies as pipelines continue to fill with them. Due to their importance and this ever expanding pipeline, the demands continue to escalate due to cost pressure, competition, regulatory requirements, disposable systems, and biosimilars. To date, these demands arguably have primarily been met with empirical understanding. However, there is a critical need for new approaches, tools, and technologies to deliver deeper understanding beyond the empirical realm. By Dr. Kirk Beebe, Director of Application Science, Metabolon, Inc.
Phase I clinical trials are an integral step in the drug development process. Specific factors can influence the timelines and success of these studies. This white paper addresses the critical success factors for Phase I clinical studies and provides guidance on the appropriate capabilities, expertise and experience to evaluate as a sponsor selects a CRO.
An international pharmaceutical company approached Camargo Pharmaceutical Services to help navigate the Food and Drug Administration (FDA) 505(b)(2) approval pathway for a promising drug under development designated for patients with cardiovascular disease. Product X is a prodrug that is converted in one metabolism-dependent step to produce the active metabolite of an approved drug.
Idenix Pharmaceuticals, Inc. (Nasdaq:IDIX), a biopharmaceutical company engaged in the discovery and development of drugs for the treatment of human viral diseases, today announced a non-exclusive collaboration with Janssen Pharmaceuticals, Inc. for the clinical development of all-oral direct-acting antiviral (DAA) HCV combination therapies.
Janssen Pharmaceuticals, Inc. today announced that it has entered into a non-exclusive collaboration with Vertex Pharmaceuticals Incorporated to evaluate in a Phase 2 study the safety and efficacy of an all-oral regimen for the treatment of hepatitis C (HCV).
A new set of computer models has successfully predicted negative side effects in hundreds of current drugs, based on the similarity between their chemical structures and those molecules known to cause side effects, according to a paper appearing online this week in the journal Nature. By Kristen Bole
Eli Lilly and Company (NYSE: LLY) and Avid Radiopharmaceuticals, Inc., a wholly owned subsidiary of Lilly, today announced the U.S. Food and Drug Administration (FDA) approval of Amyvid™, a radioactive diagnostic agent indicated for brain imaging of beta-amyloid plaques in patients with cognitive impairment who are being evaluated for Alzheimer's Disease and other causes of cognitive decline.
In a collaborative effort, Absorption Systems is working with Drs. Ken Korzekwa and Swati Nagar of Temple University and Dr. Jeff Jones of Washington State University to develop technologies to improve the predictive power of certain in vitro-in vivo correlations (IVIVCs).