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European Pharmaceutical Contractor


European Pharmaceutical Contractor (EPC) is designed to fill a unique position in pharmaceutical publishing. Providing a dedicated platform of communication and information for the international pharmaceutical contract market, it consists of a series of articles and case studies written by eminent figures in contractor groups and traditional multinational pharmaceutical companies.

Each quarterly edition examines areas of importance – both economic and technical – to contract research organisations, contract manufacturers, regulatory controllers, consultants and analysts. This enables regulatory bodies to link directly with policy-makers both in major contractor groups and pharmaceutical companies, and thereby convey regulatory information directly from the governing bodies, but also ensure debate between the policy-makers and consultancy groups.


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Featured in this issue
Industry Interview

Maximum Protection

Neil Coulson at Baker Botts discusses the recent difficulties and developments in the intellectual property field, and advises on how pharma can maintain value.

Research and Development
Diseases of Ageing

Finding the Trigger

Ciriaco Maraschiello at Harlan Contract Research Services believes that, in order to produce more efficacious treatments for age-related conditions, the triggering mechanisms of these diseases need to be fully understood.

In Conclusion

Breaking News

Graham Hughes
reviews pharma's recent news items, and suggests that the industry is receiving selective press attention.

Edited by
Dr Graham Hughes,
Consultant in
Published quarterly in
March, June,
September and December

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Industry Events

Advances and Progress in Drug Design

16-17 February 2015, Marriott Regents Park Hotel, London, UK

SMi are proud to present the 14th annual conference, Advances and Progress in Drug Design, taking place on 16th & 17th February 2015 in Central London.  Join us as we ask questions such as: What are the key challenges in biotherapeutics discovery? How have computational and predictive tools matured for the application of drug discovery? Are there novel ways to inhibit kinase targets? How can we successfully apply ligand-based and structure based computational approaches for the rational design of novel GPCR antagonists? What are the best approaches in building a robust technology pipeline for robust fragment based drug discovery?
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News and Press Releases

Scope International’s Use of ArisGlobal’s Clinical Data Management Platform Proves the Value of a Unified Solution

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