Wednesday, 24 September 2014   
Novartis presents oncology research advances with new data on Zykadia(TM), Afinitor® and key pipeline compounds at ESMO 2014
NovartisNovartis will showcase new data at the European Society for Medical Oncology (ESMO) Congress, September 26-30, 2014 in Madrid, Spain. In keeping with the meeting's focus on "Precision Medicine in Cancer Care," Novartis will feature compounds that target specific pathways and molecular markers involved in cancer. The Novartis data include new analyses from the pivotal trial evaluating Zykadia(TM) (ceritinib) in ALK+ non-small cell lung cancer (NSCLC), overall survival results from the pivotal trial of the mTOR inhibitor Afinitor® (everolimus) in advanced pancreatic neuroendocrine tumors (pNET), and updated patient management data for Afinitor in advanced breast cancer.
 
Tuesday, 23 September 2014   
Small molecule antibodies for cancer immunotherapy: ImmuSmol raises 500 000 euros for in vivo proof-of concept
ImmuSmol, a Bordeaux-based biotechnology company specialized in the development of antibodies targeting small molecules, is announcing today it has raised 500 000 euros to progress its cancer immunotherapy program to in vivo proof-of-concept. This initial financing was supported by the Aquitaine Regional Council, Bpifrance, as well as private investors. ImmuSmol CEO Alban Bessede commented: "Small molecules have not yet been exploited as drug targets in the field of cancer immunotherapy. Our first in vivo results have confirmed the potency of our antibodies. With this additional funding, our goal is to establish a solid preclinical proof-of-concept, to set up new industrial or financial partnerships in 2015."
 
Wednesday, 17 September 2014   
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 eHealth Week like no other event, providing international thought leadership on how we can fulfil the mHealth promise with a focus on "Revitalizing the mHealth Agenda in Europe". The event addresses opportunities and challenges, as well as strategies for taking mHealth from pilots to true implementation. Some preliminary programme topics include:
 

Research & Development

Small molecule antibodies for cancer immunotherapy: ImmuSmol raises 500 000 euros for in vivo proof-of concept

ImmuSmol, a Bordeaux-based biotechnology company specialized in the development of antibodies targeting small molecules, is announcing today it has raised...

Eating is addictive but sugar and fat are not like drugs, study says

People can become addicted to eating for its own sake but not to consuming specific foods such as those high...

Scientists discover how to 'switch off' autoimmune diseases

Scientists have made an important breakthrough in the fight against debilitating autoimmune diseases such as multiple sclerosis by revealing how...

Wine only protects against CVD in people who exercise

Wine only protects against cardiovascular disease (CVD) in people who exercise, according to results from the In Vino Veritas (IVV)...

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Conferences & Events

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...

Delegates from more than 30 countries to share the benefits of eHealth at WoHIT 2014

2 - 4 April 2014, Nice, France. The World of Health IT Conference and Exhibition 2014 (WoHIT 2014), taking place in Nice, France, presents a comprehensive international programme with 18...

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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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