FDA guidance says sponsors should provide 'convincing' proof of concept data to support INDs for individualised medicine

26 April 2021 - Recent draft guidance from the US FDA addresses the non-clinical safety data to support investigational new ...

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Cancer researcher David Thomas says more should be done attract big pharma

18 April 2021 - A Garvan Institute cancer researcher says the government needs to attract big pharmaceutical companies to Australia ...

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MHRA pilot seeks evidence of patient involvement in R&D

25 March 2021 - The UK MHRA has begun a pilot project to encourage patient involvement in drug development, asking ...

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Bright side of the moonshots

25 March 2021 - COVID-19 has brought together biomedical technologies that will transform human health. ...

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Taxpayers fund research and drug companies make a fortune

24 March 2021 - The pharmaceutical industry doesn’t want things to change, but Americans can have both lower prices and innovation. ...

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Funding of pharmaceutical innovation during and after the COVID-19 pandemic

14 January 2021 - The COVID-19 pandemic has highlighted the available mechanisms for funding research, development, manufacturing, and distribution in the ...

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Development of COVID-19 vaccine won’t be affected by politics, Pfizer CEO says

1 October 2020 - Albert Bourla sent an all-hands letter saying company won’t bow to political pressure. ...

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Some good news on COVID-19

9 September 2020 - The virus seems to generate a robust and fairly long-lasting immune response. ...

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COVID-19 vaccine development

9 September 2020 - Australia’s COVID-19 Vaccine and Treatment Strategy supports early access to, and delivery of, safe and effective COVID-19 ...

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This is a heart drug that the world doesn’t need

27 August 2020 - Twenty years ago, perhaps the hottest area of drug research was on a class of compounds called ...

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Australian start-ups push for bigger role in vaccine making

9 August 2020 - An Australian startup racing to develop a successful coronavirus vaccine has urged the federal government to ...

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Italy becomes first country to require pharma to disclose public funding for R&D costs

6 August 2020 - Amid growing clamour for more transparency from the pharmaceutical industry, Italy has become the first country ...

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CSL Behring Australia commences development of treatment for serious cases of COVID-19

6 May 2020 - Plasma-derived therapeutic with potential to treat serious complications of COVID-19. ...

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Australia lacks vaccine making capacity, Defence report warns

6 May 2020 - Australia lacks the facilities and know-how to make its own pandemic vaccines, a report to government ...

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COVID-19: potentially life saving immunoglobulin treatment for seriously ill Australians

6 May 2020 - The Australian Government welcomes the announcement by CSL Behring that Australia will be one of the first ...

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