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The Monday Morning Briefing: Nobel Prize Goes to Pioneering Parasitic Disease Researchers

Posted by Fiona Hartley on Oct 5, 2015 12:56:49 PM

Morning! As is fitting for the first Monday Morning Briefing for almost a month, we have roughly a metric ton of pharma news for you. As ever, please remember not to hog the news - share, discuss and retweet at your leisure. Until next week, dear readers!

We’ll start off with a big, breaking story. The 2015 Nobel Prize in medicine has been awarded to William C Campbell, Satoshi Omura and Youyou Tu, The Guardian reports

Campbell and Omura discovered a new drug Avermectin, which has helped to radically lower the incidence of river blindness and lymphatic filariasis caused by roundworm parasites. Tu discovered Artemisinin, which has significantly reduced the mortality rates for patients suffering from Malaria. “The two discoveries have provided humankind with powerful new means to combat these debilitating diseases that affect hundreds of millions of people annually,” the Nobel committee said. “The consequences in terms of improved human health and reduced suffering are immensurable.”

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Topics: News, Pharma, PharmaVOICE 100

The Monday Morning Briefing: Ebola special report

Posted by Fiona Hartley on Oct 13, 2014 11:23:47 AM

Good morning and welcome to another working week! Ebola news coverage has gone into overdrive with this morning’s announcement of the first transmission on US soil.

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Topics: News, Pharma, PharmaVOICE 100

Meet the five innovators who are changing the clinical trials landscape

Posted by Fiona Hartley on Aug 4, 2014 4:11:32 PM

The clinical trials industry is, safe to say, a conservative one. Social media uptake has been painfully slow, trials are still conducted on paper, and we spend countless hours at conferences and in face-to-face meetings. But the field of clinical trials is also where some of the most innovative, forward-thinking experts in Life Sciences work. There are many people out there changing trials for the better, and the publication of this year’s PharmaVOICE 100 has brought some of those innovators to our attention. Read on to meet our pick of the five most inspiring and influential pharma figures.

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Topics: CDISC, Outsourcing, PharmaVOICE 100

Outsourcing will change the way organizations think about data, says Formedix CEO - video

Posted by Fiona Hartley on Jul 30, 2014 9:21:30 AM

Speaking at DIA 2014 in San Diego, our CEO Mark Wheeldon told PharmaVOICE editor Taren Grom that the FDA's acceptance of CDISC standards will change the way organizations think about data. He also discussed the increasing role of outsourcing to CROs and Formedix On, the online platform that will allow users to buy discrete, independent services.

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Topics: CDISC, Conferences & Events, Outsourcing, PharmaVOICE 100, Services

Vote for Mark Wheeldon: The Clinical People’s Choice

Posted by Fiona Hartley on Mar 18, 2014 2:32:38 PM

PharmaVOICE 100 annually recognizes the most influential people in the life-sciences industry who continually push boundaries and set innovative trends. Those chosen are the driving force of the life-sciences industry.

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Topics: PharmaVOICE 100