Category Archives: European Medicines Agency

Patient Experience Still Undervalued in Regulating Drugs

As I write this, I’m sitting in the University of British Columbia/Vancouver General Hospital (UBC/VGH) Eye Care Centre, where my husband, Chuck, is completing post-tests at the conclusion of a six-month study on prosopagnosia, otherwise known as face blindness. The…

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Venter, Watson Warm Up for Clash of the Titans

DUBLIN ‑ Europe’s biggest scientific carnival is pitching its tent beside the River Liffey this week. Dublin is playing host to the Euroscience Open Forum (ESOF) 2012 meeting and, thereby, assumes the mantle of Europe’s City of Science for the…

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The EMA’s Shambolic Handling of Glybera

If you can’t see the wood for the trees the common sense response is to do a little thinning and let the light shine through. But for the bogged-down-in-bureaucracy European Medicines Agency (EMA), the response last week to the need…

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He Said What?!?! Best Biotech Quotes of 2011

As BioWorld Insight readers know, our “Word on the Street” column provides a sample of the most entertaining and thought-provoking quotes our staff stumbles upon each week. Some are gathered during interviews, some gleaned from analyst reports, and some overheard…

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The Good, the Bad and . . . the Huh? A 2011 Biotech Recap

The past year brought the biotech sector a mixed bag of news. Some of it was positive – for instance, the FDA picked up its drug approval pace in 2011 and, in some cases, even surprised the most hardened biotech…

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Video Coverage from #BIO2011 – State of the British Biotech Industry

Nigel Gaymond, Chief Executive of the BioTech Industry, UK, discusses his opinions on the future of the British biotech sector at the 2011 BIO International Convention.  Do you agree? What are you thoughts on British biotech?  Let us know in…

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