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Trial finds vitamin D does not prevent type 2 diabetes in people at high risk

Trial finds vitamin D does not prevent type 2 diabetes in people at high risk

11 Jun 2019

No meaningful difference between the two study groups regardless of age, sex, race or ethnicity.

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Partnership seeks breath biomarkers for the early detection of malignant mesothelioma

Partnership seeks breath biomarkers for the early detection of malignant mesothelioma

6 Jun 2019

Owlstone Medical and IAHFIAW to use Breath Biopsy to examine the chemicals found on the breath of individuals with documented historical exposure to asbestos and radiologically and histologically confirmed mesothelioma.

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Lilly gets its hands on non-opioid pain asset

Lilly gets its hands on non-opioid pain asset

4 Jun 2019

Early-phase molecule from Centrexion to be developed further as a potential non-opioid treatment option for multiple pain conditions.

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Updated clinical trial simulation software saves time and money

Updated clinical trial simulation software saves time and money

3 Jun 2019

One customer saves $25m and 3 years' development time in their clinical development strategy.

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Merck bolsters oncology pipeline with acquisition

Merck bolsters oncology pipeline with acquisition

22 May 2019

Acquisition includes novel late-stage renal cell carcinoma candidate, PT2977.

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Follicum files patent application for new topical formulation for hair loss

Follicum files patent application for new topical formulation for hair loss

30 Apr 2019

Using easy-to-apply cream instead of direct scalp injection would extend patent protection by 8 years.

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Hovione Technology acquires global rights to new pulmonary inhaler device

Hovione Technology acquires global rights to new pulmonary inhaler device

15 Apr 2019

The Papillon DPI is a single-part, blister-based, reusable inhaler, suitable for both chronic and acute treatments.

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Isotype-specific secondary antibodies for improved signal detection

Isotype-specific secondary antibodies for improved signal detection

10 Apr 2019

Offers an alternative to cross-adsorbed secondary antibodies when absolute specificity is required.

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Sterling Pharma to acquire CiVentiChem in the US

Sterling Pharma to acquire CiVentiChem in the US

9 Apr 2019

The acquisition will enhance the CDMO's chemistry development capabilities to support pre-clinical and early phase clinical supply.

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'Drugs from bugs' joint venture

'Drugs from bugs' joint venture

4 Apr 2019

Lonza and Chr. Hansen create a strategic joint venture to become the partner of choice for developing and manufacturing live biotherapeutic products for pharma and biotech customers.

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Catalent expands OptiMelt hot melt extrusion capabilities

Catalent expands OptiMelt hot melt extrusion capabilities

4 Apr 2019

The investment includes the addition of equipment to enhance development capabilities for preclinical and early clinical phase development, as well as adding downstream processing technologies to support HME formulations.

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Curcumin and pomegrantes - new hope for Alzheimer’s prevention?

Curcumin and pomegrantes - new hope for Alzheimer’s prevention?

3 Apr 2019

New research at University of Warwick will test how curcumin kick-starts the brain’s cleansing of damaging plaques and cells.

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