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New lung cancer detection instrument moving to clinical trials stage

Owlstone Nanotech, the developers of a promising new lung cancer detection instrument have announced they are now moving their device into clinical trials. The trials are said to begin later this year in a rapid access lung cancer clinic at Glenfield Hospital in Leicester, England.

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nQuery Advisor + nTerim used to calculate sample size at St James Hospital, Dublin.

nQuery Advisor + nTerim was used to calculate sample size in a study conducted at St James Hospital, Dublin. The study evaluated the dose intensity and toxicities experienced by patients of normal and increased body mass index BMI treated with FOLFOX chemo- therapy, and demonstrated that overweight patients may tolerate doses based on actual body weight.

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Brincidofovir a very-broad-spectrum antiviral drug?

Brincidofovir, or CMX001, is a broad-spectrum antiviral drug in development by Chimerix. The drug is presently in Phase 3 trials for life-threatening adenovirus in children and adults who have compromised immune systems and for adults with cytomegalovirus infections acquired after hematopoietic stem cells transplants for cancer.

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Johnson and Johnson to Start Ebola Vaccine Trial in 2015

Johnson & Johnson said that it will speed development of a new combination Ebola vaccine, with a clinical trial planned for early 2015. "The decision to accelerate the programme is based on the fact that it is such a catastrophic situation in West Africa," remarked chief scientific officer Paul Stoffels.

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GSK to start Clinical Trial on Ebola Vaccine

Glaxo Smith Kline will soon start a clinical trial on an experimental Ebola Vaccine against the deadly virus, which it is co-developing with U.S scientists.

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Clinical trial data to be made available for download.

Clinical trial data submitted for market authorization in the European Union must be made available for downloading for academic and non-commercial research purposes.

Clinical trial data submitted as part of marketing authorization applications in the European Union will be available for downloading, saving and printing for academic and non-commercial research purposes, the European Medicines Agency (EMA) has said.

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Generic versus brand name drugs

With more and more popular brand name drugs losing their patent protection in 2014, the generic versus brand name drugs debate is gaining momentum.

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Info-graphic: The process of discovering and bringing a new drug to the public

Great info-graphic from PPD on the process of discovering and bringing a new drug to the public which can typically cost a pharmaceutical or biotechnology company more than $1 billion and takes an average of 10 to 15 years!

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