Category Archives: Global

Positive Results for Ebola Vaccine

Immunovaccine Inc., a clinical stage vaccine company, announced on Aug. 25 positive results for a vaccine formulated in its DepoVax technology in an Ebola virus challenge study performed by the National Institute of Allergy and Infectious Diseases (NIAID) of the NIH. In a preliminary study, four vaccinated cynomolgus macaque, which are particularly sensitive to the Ebola […]
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China Closes In On US As Biggest Healthcare Market

China overtook Japan as the world’s second-biggest healthcare market in 2013, and with its annual healthcare spending forecast to reach nearly US$900bn by 2018, it will rapidly close the gap on the US, reports the Economist Intelligence Unit (EIU). EIU’s China Healthy Province Index (CHPI) provides a detailed healthcare profile of each of China’s 31 provinces,ranking provinces […]
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Ebola Debates Turn Everyone into an Expert

It is a tragic truism to remark that the merits of the pharma sector are most sharply perceived only at times of deep human suffering. The debates engendered by the latest Ebola outbreak neatly if nastily demonstrate the point. All of a sudden, the mass media and social networks are reflecting wide public demands for […]
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ADHD Market to Reach Nearly $10 Billion by 2020

The Attention-Deficit Hyperactivity Disorder (ADHD) therapeutics market value will rise from $6.9 billion in 2013 to $9.9 billion by 2020, with broadening diagnostic criteria a key driver of growth, according to GBI Research. The company’s new report states that the increase — which represents a Compound Annual Growth Rate (CAGR) of 5.3% and relates to […]
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Mind the (Generation) Gap: The Hunt for Talent in Asia

As more global life sciences firms see their Asian businesses skyrocket, the search for strong, internationally savvy talent in Asia-Pacific has never been more competitive, writes Susan Macdonald of RSA. The need to build manufacturing and commercial infrastructure in Asia-Pacific with the associated regulatory, quality and compliance processes to satisfy Western authorities is reaching new […]
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