Computational disease modeling company Cytoreason Ltd. is expanding its reach into Asia with a recent partnership with South Korean big data company Helixrus Inc., which is focused on biological big data and multiomics. The alliance will focus on leveraging Helixrus’ deep knowledge of the South Korean pharmaceutical market, and extensive network of relationships in Asian markets, to highlight Cytoreason’s capabilities in prioritizing new targets, finding biomarkers, profiling combinations, stratifying patients and other use cases within the drug lifecycle.
Arecor Therapeutics plc has presented early stage clinical data from a novel concentrated insulin formulation, which it hopes will outperform marketed rivals by allowing lower volume and reduced frequency doses. Cambridge, U.K.-based Arecor presented data at the International Advanced Technologies and Treatments for Diabetes meeting from AT-278, an investigational meal-time concentrated (500 U/mL) novel formulation of insulin.
In the second of two hearings before the U.S. Senate Health, Education, Labor and Pensions Committee on the next iteration of the FDA drug and device user fee agreements, the focus was supposed to be on advancing regulation and innovation. But Ranking Member Richard Burr (R-N.C.) shifted the spotlight April 26 to accountability in his opening remarks and subsequent questioning.
As part of a series of guidances addressing clinical trial diversity, the U.S. FDA issued a draft guidance April 13 focused on improving enrollment of participants from underrepresented racial and ethnic populations.
Elix Inc. has teamed up with Shionogi & Co. Ltd. to validate a retrosynthetic analysis model for drug discovery that will employ chemical reaction data from Shionogi to explore various routes to synthesizing new molecules.
Policymakers shouldn’t look to march-in rights as a simple solution to make medical products more affordable, according to experts speaking at an Information Technology & Innovation Foundation discussion on how using the march-in provisions of the Bayh-Dole Act as price controls would threaten America’s research universities.
Leading clinicians in the U.K. have set out a blueprint for integrating pharmacogenomic testing into prescribing in all cases where there is a known association between a gene variant and how an individual will respond – or not – to a particular drug.
The bipartisan PREVENT Pandemics Act, which seeks to put into U.S. law many of the lessons learned from the COVID-19 pandemic, marked its first milestone March 15, with the Senate Health, Education, Labor and Pensions (HELP) Committee sending it to the full Senate with a do-pass recommendation on a 20-2 vote.
Over the past few years, China has been quick to make promises to improve its regulatory and patent schemes for biopharmaceuticals and medical devices in keeping with its World Trade Organization (WTO) commitments, but it’s been slow to fulfill those promises – at least in the eyes of the Office of the U.S. Trade Representative (USTR).