DNA Digest

Interview with Head of ELIXIR’s Human Genomics and Translational Data

Our supporting partner DNAdigest got in touch with one of our speakers at BioData World Congress– Serena Scollen, Head of Human Genomics and Translational Data at ELIXIR. Serena will be speaking about maximising opportunities to use human genomics data and about how ELIXIR enables this through European collaborations. We want to share some snippets of the interview and you will be able to access …

Malaysia’s Premier Biotechnology Park and Ecosystem

Date: 13 March 2014 Time: 9.00am to 2.30pm Venue: Bio-XCell Biotechnology Park, Nusajaya, Johor, Malaysia              Bio-XCell Biotechnology Park (Bio-XCell) is Malaysia’s premier biotechnology park dedicated to healthcare and industrial biotechnology. The park is strategically located in Nusajaya, within the Iskandar region of Johor, Malaysia.  Bio-XCell offers an environment conducive for the development and manufacturing of biologics, pharmaceuticals, bio-based / …

Guest blog: Changes and challenges in pharmaceuticals

  This guest post was provided by Phil Yates, the trainer for the 3 Day MBA in Pharmaceuticals with Terrapinn Training. He is a specialist trainer providing mentoring and coaching support to managers across the globe. The global pharmaceutical market is growing steadily with sales reaching $1.08 trillion in 2011, representing a year-on-year increase of 7.8%. Growth in the mature …

Download Ebook: Top AMNOG resolutions for 2013

  AMNOG:  In January 2011, following pressure to reduce annual spending on the German healthcare budget, price controls were introduced in Germany through the AMNOG based pricing system. There is considerable anxiety within the industry as to whether a feasible price will be received in Germany and given the uncertainties, whether effective launch planning is possible. Here we summarise the …

Nimble Partnerships in the Pharma Industry Well-Designed CRO Relationships Enhance Focus and Flexibility

ICON Clinical Research is a sponsor at 6th Annual BioPharma Asia Convention 2013. In her whitepaper ICON Clinical Research identifies four types of clinical research organization (CRO) relationships. A pharmaceutical company's CRO relationships should reflect its corporate strategy and its views on which clinical development capabilities can be outsourced and which should remain in-house managing partnerships with CROs. The four …

Ever wondered where your money goes when you purchase pharmaceuticals?

Purchasing pharmaceutical products can be costly. But between the manufacturer, wholesaler, pharmacist and the state, have you ever wondered who gets what share of your cash? Figures recently released by the European Federation of Pharmaceutical Industries and Associations can tell you. Image Source: European Federation of Pharmaceutical Industries and Associations, The Pharmaceutical Industry in Figures – Key Data 2012. Full …

Nutraceutical versus Pharmaceutical – Friends or Foes?

The battle is now on between nutraceutical with its natural whole-food based products against the pharmaceutical with its purified concentrated extracts and "designer molecules". Who will emerge the winner in the natural versus chemical battleground? Seems like the natural trend is taking the lead at the moment! The pharmaceutical industry is experiencing an uncertain period known as the "patent cliff" …