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Mexico’s Healthcare Market Value “to Reach Almost $28 Billion by 2020″

Mexico’s pharmaceutical industry will be worth approximately US$22.5 billion by 2020, according to research and consulting firm GlobalData. Combined with the medical devices industry — expected to be worth US$5.4 billion by the same time — the total value of Mexico’s healthcare market value will be $27.9 billion. GlobalData reports that this overall increase in Mexico’s […]
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EMA Invites Comments on Good Biomarker Practice

The European Medicines Agency (EMA) has released a consultation on good genomics biomarker practices. The outcome of the consultation will inform a guideline, which will set criteria to underpin the generation of robust clinical genomic datasets throughout a medicine’s lifecycle,  the choice of genomic techniques and biomarkers, the impact on the relevant study design, and the […]
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EMA Invites Comments on Guidance for Flu Vaccines

The European Medicines Agency (EMA) has released the second module of a new overarching guideline on influenza vaccines for a six-month public consultation. The guidance covers the non-clinical and clinical requirements for the development of new influenza vaccines and aims to facilitate the prompt assessment of new vaccines. It follows the publication in April of […]
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The European Parliament’s New Term: What Can We Expect?

As Europe departs for its annual holiday—sacrosanct, even amid the continuing economic woes, the multiple crises in the Middle East, and the dark mysteries of Russia’s intentions in its former satellites—the question remains unresolved as to what to expect from the new European Parliament in the new term. Philip Ward considers the options in this […]
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New Global Alliance for Improvement of HIV Diagnostics

The Joint United Nations Programme on HIV/AIDS (UNAIDS) and the African Society for Laboratory Medicine (ASLM) have joined with a number of global partners to launch the Diagnostics Access Initiative. Partners in the Initiative, which calls for improving laboratory capacity so that all people living with HIV can be linked to effective HIV treatment services, include […]
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