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Sanofi and Lead Pharma to develop treatments for autoimmune diseases

Sanofi announced today that it has entered into a research collaboration and license agreement with Dutch biot...

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Novo Nordisk and Karolinska Institutet join forces in the field of diabetes

Karolinska Institutet and Novo Nordisk today signed a collaboration agreement in the field of diabetes. The p...

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Duaklir® Genuair® approved in the European Union for chronic obstructive pulmonary disease

AstraZeneca today announced that Duaklir® Genuair® (aclidinium bromide/formoterol fumarate 340/12 mcg) has b...

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Merck lends support in the fight against Ebola

Merck, a leading company for innovative and top-quality high-tech products in the pharmaceutical, chemical and...

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Tuesday, 07 April 2015   
Bayer Grants4Apps® Accelerator: Submissions Open for Digital Health Startups
The Grants4Apps® Accelerator is a mentoring program for digital health startups taking place in Berlin. This year's batch with five startups runs from August 10th until December 4th, 2015. The program offers mentoring by entrepreneurs and Bayer experts, office space for 100 days at Bayer HealthCare Pharmaceuticals headquarters, and funding of 50,000€. The Grants4Apps® Accelerator is looking for startups beyond the ideation phase developing health technology or IT solutions that can connect and empower patients or healthcare stakeholders - mobile apps, digital services, wearables, medical devices, software, hardware. Any integrated next-generation technology that supports adherence, diagnosis, therapy control or prevention is welcome to submit a nomination.
 
Friday, 27 March 2015   
eHealth Week 2015 Matchmaking Event
11 - 13 May 2015, Riga, Latvia.
eHealth Week 2015 is offering attendees a Matchmaking Event with the aim of encouraging collaboration and generating meaningful global business opportunities between European and US companies, health providers and other stakeholders. By signing up, you can review participant and organisational profiles, and request business matchmaking opportunities with delegates from European C-Suites, Nordic countries looking to invest, non-European decision makers from Saudi Arabia, Turkey, the U.S and Canada.
 
Thursday, 19 March 2015   
Innovative Medicines Initiative Alzheimer's disease projects launch joint platform
Today, the Innovative Medicines Initiative (IMI) and its AETIONOMY, EMIF and EPAD projects are proud to announce the creation of the IMI Alzheimer's Disease Research Platform. The platform will facilitate collaboration between the three projects, helping them to deliver results faster. At the same time, IMI and the Global Alzheimer's Platform (GAP) are announcing their plans to sign a Memorandum of Understanding to accelerate Alzheimer's drug development by building a global, standing, trial-ready platform for Alzheimer's drug development.
 

Research & Development

Bayer Grants4Apps® Accelerator: Submissions Open for Digital Health Startups

The Grants4Apps® Accelerator is a mentoring program for digital health startups taking place in Berlin. This year's batch with five...

Innovative Medicines Initiative Alzheimer's disease projects launch joint platform

Today, the Innovative Medicines Initiative (IMI) and its AETIONOMY, EMIF and EPAD projects are proud to announce the creation of...

High levels of vitamin D is suspected of increasing mortality rates

The level of vitamin D in our blood should neither be too high nor to low. Scientists from the University...

Medical nanoparticles: Local treatment of lung cancer

Nanoparticles are extremely small particles that can be modified for a variety of uses in the medical field. For example,...

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Conferences & Events

eHealth Week 2015 Matchmaking Event

11 - 13 May 2015, Riga, Latvia. eHealth Week 2015 is offering attendees a Matchmaking Event with the aim of encouraging collaboration and generating meaningful global business opportunities between European...

mHealth Summit Europe 2015 and eHealth Week join forces

11 - 12 May 2015, Riga, Latvia. The mHealth Summit Europe will be back in 2015 as a part of eHealth Week in Riga, Latvia. The Summit will be opening...

European Telemedicine Conference 2014

7 - 8 October 2014, Rome, Italy. The European Telemedicine Conference (ETC) 2014 will combine the efforts of several leading European Healthcare Organisations into one powerful event. The conference will...

Medical Entrepreneur Start-up Hospital - M.E.S.H Camp 2014

17 - 18 September 2014, Berlin, Germany. Anyone who's ever tried to launch a start-up knows how hard it is. It takes all you've got to succeed. DocCheck Guano organises...

Biovision presents its selection of 44 promising life sciences businesses and projects

5 - 6 June 2014, Lyon, France. Biovision, the annual forum on future-oriented research in life sciences, today announces the list of biotech and medtech companies and projects selected for...

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EC Pharmaceuticals

Medicines for children: more research, more availability and more information compared with 5 years ago

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Recently, the Commission has publisheed a progress report on medicines for children covering the five years since the Paediatric Regulation came into force. This preliminary snapshot points to improvements in...

New symbol to identify medicines undergoing additional monitoring

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An inverted triangle will shortly appear on the inside leaflet of certain medicinal products on the EU market, following a legal act adopted by the European Commission today. The symbol...

Launch of EU Rapid Alert platform for human Tissues and Cells

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A secure alert platform launched by the European Commission will improve the safety of patients undergoing transplantation and medical procedures involving human tissues and cells, e.g. bone marrow, cornea, skin,...

Commission proposes faster access to medicines for patients

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Medicines should enter the market faster. With this intention the European Commission has proposed today to streamline and reduce the duration of national decisions on pricing and reimbursement of medicines....

Pricing and reimbursement of medicines: Commission consults on EU transparency rules

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The European Commission has launched a public consultation in view of modernising rules on the transparency of Member States’ decisions regarding the pricing and reimbursement of medicines. The consultation invites...

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EMA News

Europe to boost cooperation with international partners on generics

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The European Union's decentralised procedure is being used as a model to accelerate the assessment of applications for generic medicines as part of the International Generic Drug Regulators Pilot(IGDRP). The...

European Medicines Agency recommends 39 medicines for human use for marketing authorisation in first half of 2014

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Thirty-nine medicines for human use were recommended for marketing authorisation by the European Medicines Agency's Committee for Medicinal Products for Human Use (CHMP) in the first half of 2014, compared...

EMA publishes 2013 annual report

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The European Medicines Agency (EMA) has published today its 2013 annual report. In 2013, the EMA's Committee for Medicinal Products for Human Use (CHMP) recommended 81 medicines for human use...

Committee for orphan medicines - overview of 2013 and looking ahead

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A total of 11 out of 81 medicines recommended for marketing authorisation by the European Medicines Agency's (EMA) Committee for Medicinal Products for Human Use (CHMP) in 2013 were intended...

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