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Marketplace & Business
CRO Growth

Deal Me In


Contract research continues to thrive as CROs strengthen their R&D services and sponsors tighten their budgets. Growth is surging this year and predicted to at least the end of the decade, driven by the big players and market consolidation. EPC has more.
 
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Legal & Regulatory
Patent Protection

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It is uncertain times for patent portfolios in Europe, with pharma companies large and small working out whether to opt in or out of the Unifi ed Patent Court system, coming in 2017. The risks, rewards and – crucially – costs of the new regime must all be weighed up, says Paul Harris at Pillsbury Law.
 
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Science & Innovation
Business Models

Eco Friendly

A new ecosystem model is rapidly evolving in pharma and life sciences. Heather Fraser at IBM explains how it will require a level of collaboration the industry has not engaged in before, transcending boundaries and stimulating a growth in innovation.
 
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DATA MANAGEMENT
Q&A: Investigator Site Data

Joint Ventures


Through collaborative efforts such as the Shared Investigator Platform, biopharma partners are working to lessen administrative burdens for investigators and enhance the patient experience. Jackie Kent of Eli Lilly and TransCelerate talks to EPC.
 
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Risk Management
Pharmacovigilance

Progress Report


EPC offers a run-down of specific measures being implemented by the EMA to maximise the efficiency of the EudraVigilance safety reporting system for adverse events, following a significant decline in signals in 2014.
 
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Research and Development
Preclinical Development

Non-Clinics: Progression

Exploring the changing face of non-clinical development, Envigo's Lee Coney looks at the intricacies of investigating the safety and pharmacology of biologic drugs before they enter clinical trials, and the essential role of CRO players.
 
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Industry Events

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19-20 June 2018, Copenhagen, Denmark

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