Category Archives: Europe

The Transatlantic Trade and Investment Partnership: From Hot TTIP to Oblivion?

Only a year ago, hopes were high of rapid progress towards a transatlantic trade deal that would boost the European and US economies — and ease conditions for drug firms on both sides of the ocean. TTIP, the Transatlantic Trade and Investment Partnership, was the hot tip for a 2014 success story. But as summer […]
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EuropaBio’s Most Innovative Biotechs 2014

EuropaBio, the European Association for Bioindustries, has announced its “top five biotech SMEs in Europe”. The companies will compete to win the 5th annual Most Innovative EU Biotech SME Award, to be awarded during European Biotech Week (October 8) in Brussels, Belgium. Shortlisted are: 
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Major Changes to EU Clinical Trials Regulation

Earlier this year, the newly approved EU Clinical Trials regulation (No 536/2014) was published in the Official Journal of the EU (OJEU).  The European Commission (EC) estimates that all the changes could save researchers €800 million (over $1 billion) a year. It replaces the existing EU Clinical Trials Directive (2001/20/EC), which was intended to simplify […]
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UK’s Controversial Cancer Fund Boosted — But What’s the Long-Term Plan?

By Leela Barham. The English Cancer Drugs Fund (CDF), set up to provide funding for those products that the National Institute for Health and Care Excellence (NICE) has not recommended for use or where their guidance isn’t yet available, remains controversial. Initially penciled for closure in 2014, it is now planned to run to 2016. […]
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Europe: More Direct-Acting Antivirals, More Controversy

The storms raging across Europe—and beyond—over the pricing of new hepatitis C treatments have been intensified by the European Union’s approval last week of the latest directly-acting antiviral, Bristol-Myers Squibb’s Daklinza (daclatasvir). Just two months after the European Medicines Agency gave a positive opinion on the drug, the formal authorization was delivered for use in […]
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