Category Archives: Gene therapy

Bioscience Research: China to Overtake U.S. by 2020

Bioscience research in China is set to overtake the United States within the next five to ten years, according to data from search engine CiteAb.
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J.P. Morgan: Pharma's Agenda for 2014

Presenters at the 32nd annual J.P. Morgan Healthcare Conference talked up value-based pricing, emerging market strategies, complex generics and new technology, from bedside devices and genetic sequencers to first-in-class mechanisms of action. Company executives honed in on their chosen therapeutic areas and made the case for aggressive spending in R&D to bring the next generation […]
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Assessing the Value of Retrospective Studies: Real-World Data, Real-World Applications

by Sarah Ray The value of retrospective studies cannot be overstated. Retrospective studies affect many healthcare sectors, including the pharmaceutical industry and general public health. Applying these studies provides clear advantages at different points of the product life-cycle. During drug development, these studies may help clinical teams propose adaptations or even a companion diagnostic tests […]
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CEO Interview: Harvey Berger, Ariad Pharmaceuticals

Eight months into the launch of its first approved drug – Iclusig (ponatinib), a small molecule therapy indicated for two rare forms of leukemia – Ariad Pharmaceuticals’ principal founder and CEO Harvey Berger says doing it all, from discovery to global commercialization, is the company’s path to sustainability and the way to take on Big […]
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Myriad Decision: Praise and Perils for Biotechnology Patent Policy

The Supreme Court decision blocking patents on naturally-occurring genes has generated predictions of doom for biotech innovation, along with expectations of more healthy competition in discovering new treatments and diagnostics. Although some commentators regarded the decision, Association for Molecular Pathology v. Myriad Genetics, as a “major reversal” in longstanding patent policy, many leaders of the […]
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