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European Biopharmaceutical Review

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Spring 2015

   
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Editor’s Letter

Deborah O’Neil comments on the ever-changing regulatory landscape, reminding us how quickly the industry moves, as well as highlighting a number of this edition’s features.
 
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Legal, Regulatory and Public Policy
Clinical Trial Agreements

Standard Practice


As overheads rise, Richard Dickinson, Blaine Templeman and Jackie Mulryne from Arnold & Porter LLP propose implementing more simplistic and standardised approaches to documentation, which will improve the cost and timing of clinical trial contracting.
 
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Patent Cancellation

On the Attack


Olga Partington and Paul Calvo of Sterne, Kessler, Goldstein and Fox discuss the similarities and differences between US post-grant proceedings and European oppositions when it comes to challenging a patent.
 
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America Invents Act

Patents Overhauled


Tom Scourfield and Andrew Payne at CMS review the America Invents Act, noting that, although its requirements have gone some way towards harmonising regulation with the rest of the world, some provisions remain unique to the US.
 
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INTERVIEW
Q&A: Epidemics

Expect the Unexpected


Peter Openshaw from Imperial College London advises on what steps pharma and governments can take to manage the widescale threats from communicable diseases.
 
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Q&A: Nanomedicine

Small and Mighty


Nanobiotix’s Laurent Lévy tells EBR about the many applications of nanomedicine in healthcare, and what this could mean for the sector over the next decade.
 
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Industry Interview

Beating Cancer


EBR
quizzes Hamish Ryder about the projects he is working on at Cancer Research Technology’s Discovery Laboratories, and how they could benefit patients.
 
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INDUSTRY DYNAMICS
In Brief

The Weakest Link


Emile Bellott reflects on current approaches to precision medicine, and suggests how the industry can make the most of research funding.
 
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BUSINESS STRATEGY
Clinical and Regulatory Strategies

Biosimilars Go Global


Kinesys Consulting’s Gerry McGettigan and Elizabeth Yamashita at Oncobiologics observe how commercial drivers are gradually pushing companies to produce biosimilars that meet the technical standards and regulatory requirements of all major international markets.
 
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RESEARCH AND DEVELOPMENT
Advanced Therapy Medicinal Products

Coming of Age


Despite slow progress, Gopalan Narayanan of the NDA Group believes the future is bright for cell- and gene-based therapies. Due to their potential in curing or correcting disease pathology, the industry should see increased uptake across the field, with more products gaining approval.
 
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BIO-SECURITY
Bioterrorism

The Lone Wolf


Miri Halperin Wernli at Actelion Pharmaceuticals and Boaz Ganor at the International Institute for Counter-Terrorism urge biopharma firms to remain vigilant against potential intrusions. With employee and patient safety at stake, companies cannot afford to neglect any data access gaps or security deficiencies.
 
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Cyber Security

Identity Fraud


SAFE-BioPharma’s Jon Weisberg encourages the industry to make the most of the tools at hand when it comes to deploying strategies to defend against cyber criminality and terrorism. He recommends putting standardised identity trust at the forefront of any agenda.
 
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BIOIMAGING
Medical Imaging

Imaging the Future


State-of-the-art imaging is enabling the discovery and optimisation of tomorrow’s therapeutics. Patrick McConville of Molecular Imaging Inc explains how careful integration of technologies can help to quantify the critical properties and effects of new medicines.
 
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Confocal Microscopy

Diabetes Focus


Olympus’s Helge Schmidt questions Professor Simone Baltrusch at the University of Rostock about her investigation into the role of the mitochondrial network in diabetes and how confocal microscopy is advancing academic research in the field.
 
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Preclinical Imaging

A View to Succeed


David Taylor at MR Solutions reflects on the transformation of the preclinical imaging market, and how new, compact scanning systems are allowing ease of use, smoothness of workflow and seamless integration of imaging modalities.

 
 
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Edited by
Dr Deborah O'Neil,
Chief Executive and Scientific Officer,
NovaBiotics Ltd
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January, April,
July and October

News and Press Releases

Neopac Offers its Polyfoil Tubes with Child-Resistant Closures

Child-resistant closure for pharmaceutical products is an important subject. The closure should not only be child-save but also easy for adults and the elderly to use. Neopac’s CR-closures fulfill all these requirements.
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White Papers

Clinical Trials in Russia Orange Paper: 1st Quarter 2014

Synergy Research Group

In summary, Russia remains a very popular geography for local, regional, and global pharmaceutical companies to conduct clinical trials. Sponsors mention the following reasons for conducting studies in Russia: 1. Fast patient enrollment due to the centralized medical infrastructure. 2. Nearly 100% patient retention 3. GCP trained and certified Investigative Sites generating high quality data 4. Low cost: Average per patient cost is 60% to 70% below US and European prices due to the low cost of Investigators and the high concentration of patients in therapeutically aligned medical centers
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Industry Events

Managing Risk, Complexity and Compliance

10-12 June 2015, Warsaw, Poland

Clinical trial management continues to face challenges in achieving the timelines and quality standards needed to meet ever-increasing regulatory and commercial requirements. To help PCMG members prepare and overcome these challenges, its 2015 conference will focus on three topics: risk, complexity, and compliance in clinical outsourcing.
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