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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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Regulatory bottlenecks mean EU clinicians and patients could lose access to medical devices under new rules

European clinicians and their patients could lose access to vital medical devices, including in-vitro diagnostics, due to a lack of agencies able to certify products in time to comply with strict new regulations.
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White Papers

Working Towards a Standardised Identification Solution

PCI Pharma Services

The security of the pharmaceutical supply chain is an issue of growing concern, with recent reports addressing its vulnerability to counterfeiting. The complexity of the European supply chain is one of the key factors of this counterfeiting pandemic, with millions of medicine packs being moved around the EU, annually. Aside from this, fragmentation has resulted in decreased transparency in the supply chain and increased difficulties to track and trace medicines, leading to significant threat from counterfeiting. As a key source of income for the European economy, it is essential that the supply chain remains safe and free of counterfeits. A significant stumbling block within the industry remains to be the lack of a unified, single‐source pan‐European or indeed global database where scanned bar codes on drug packaging can be verified at point of dispense. At some point in the future the pharmaceutical industry, regulatory bodies, clinicians and retailers will need to join forces to overcome this.
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