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Government Shutdown Could Have Lasting Impact on Scientific Research

Posted on January 26th, 2019 by

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The U.S. government shutdown dragged on past the one-month mark, creating financial panic for many government workers and resulting in a ripple of negative affects across the country. (more…)

Pharma Industry Associations Air Their Concerns Following Rejection of Brexit Deal

Posted on January 23rd, 2019 by

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There has always been a special relationship between the United States and the United Kingdom that gives the two nations a unique connection. Unfortunately, lately, the two have also shared quite a bit of upheaval and uncertainty in their respective governments.

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Growth, recognition, results—and an important partnership

Posted on January 17th, 2019 by

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Here at Sigilon Therapeutics, we have had a very exciting period of growth recently, including receiving an Advanced Therapy Medicinal Product (ATMP) designation from the European Medicines Agency, adding two new members to our leadership team and initiating a collaboration with Eli Lilly in type 1 diabetes. (more…)

Government Shutdown Means New Drugs May Have to Wait – But Safety Monitoring Will Continue

Posted on January 17th, 2019 by

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The partial shutdown of the U.S. government, which began just before the Christmas holiday, has been especially terrible for hundreds of thousands of federal employees who are either furloughed or working without pay. (more…)

Avoiding Pitfalls and Costly Mistakes in Early Stage R&D

Posted on January 17th, 2019 by

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Pharma R&D costs continue to rise rapidly. A well-known Tufts study estimated the average pre-tax cost per new approved prescription drug (including failures and capital costs) was nearly $2.6 billion in 2013. However, the creation of novel approved drugs has not kept up with investment over the past two decades. (more…)

FDA Announces Plans to Improve Approvals Process for Medical Devices

Posted on January 15th, 2019 by

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In the pharmaceutical industry, safety protocols are rigorous. Clinical trials, a lengthy and intense part of the drug development process, are deemed absolutely crucial to ensuring the safety and efficacy of new drugs and therapies. There are also many regulations designed to make certain that high standards are maintained during the various trial phases.

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