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6 innovative oncology biotechs in China to watch in 2018

Posted by Tom Tan

11/04/18 15:30

China is home to a quarter of the world’s cancer patient population but has in previous years been behind the curve in terms of developing innovative oncology therapies. However, in just a few short years the Chinese life science industry has rapidly transformed into one of the most watched biotech hubs in the world. It’s now the place to be for life science professionals looking to be at the forefront of scientific discovery, particularly following the explosion of the immunotherapy approach to treating cancer. Here are just six of the most innovative Chinese biotechs to watch in 2018:

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Topics: Life sciences news

How artificial intelligence is tackling neurodegenerative diseases

Posted by Monique Ellis

04/04/18 15:45

Neurodegenerative diseases are a substantial burden on the pharmaceutical industry, let alone for the millions of patients affected worldwide. Common neurodegenerative conditions such as Alzheimer’s disease, Parkinson’s disease and motor neuron disease (MND) seriously impair either physical movement or mental functioning, and are currently difficult to diagnose, complicated to treat and impossible to cure. Could the age of artificial intelligence (AI) and machine learning be the turning point for the diagnosis, prevention and treatment of these debilitating neurological diseases?

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Topics: Life sciences news

Who are the top 10 pharmaceutical companies in the world? (2018)

Posted by Monique Ellis

28/03/18 16:00

The global pharmaceutical industry reached unprecedented heights in 2017, being estimated at an astounding $1.11 trillion. By 2020, this figure is set to rise to $1.43 trillion. With rising pressure to develop drugs to meet ever increasing global demand, pharmaceutical companies continue to work tirelessly to bring the most innovative and cutting-edge treatments to patients.

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Topics: Life sciences news, Top 10 blog, Top 10 list

Some of the greatest women in life sciences today

Posted by Monique Ellis

07/03/18 16:50

Over the past few centuries, we have benefitted from many, many incredible discoveries by female scientists. Famous examples include Marie Curie’s discovery of radium which led to the development of the x-ray, and Rosalind Franklin’s crucial work on understanding the molecular structures of DNA. But what about the women who are changing the world of life sciences today?

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Topics: Motivation, Life sciences news

What do big mergers mean for small CROs?

Posted by Monique Ellis

28/02/18 15:10

The last few years have seen a substantial increase in mergers and acquisitions at the top of the global contract research organisation (CRO) food chain. We’ve seen Quintiles and IMS become IQVIA, the acquisition of Chiltern by LabCorp and INC Research merge with inVentiv Health to create Syneos Health. At this high level, the mergers are bound to lead to domination of the CRO landscape, changing it beyond recognition. But what does this mean for smaller and mid-sized CROs?

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Topics: Life sciences news

The most exciting research and development projects in 2018

Posted by Monique Ellis

21/02/18 12:00

In the face of increasing demand for more effective and affordable healthcare, the life science industry is continuously battling to develop drugs and therapies to save and improve patients’ lives across the globe. Using the most technologically and scientifically advanced methods of today, pharmaceutical and biotechnology companies are now capable of developing new and innovative ways to treat disease, including many that were previously thought incurable. 2018 and the years beyond bring promise of an exciting period within R&D.

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Topics: Life sciences news, Clinical research

What will be the biggest therapy areas in 2022?

Posted by Monique Ellis

17/01/18 16:15

Which are the therapy areas to watch over the next few years? How will long-standing sectors like oncology and vaccines stand compared with figures in 2017? With some therapy areas forecasted to grow in strength year on year, sales in other areas are expected to slow or stagnate. Have a look at which therapies are likely to be on top by 2022: 

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Topics: Life sciences news

Top 10 most significant FDA approvals of 2017

Posted by Monique Ellis

20/12/17 15:30

Taking a look back over the year, ProClinical reviews the most significant drug and device approvals by the US Food & Drug Association (FDA) in 2017. Giving a healthy 41 products the seal of approval, the FDA has commissioned a variety of novel therapies and innovative devices that are sure to have a big impact within the industry.

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Topics: Life sciences news, Top 10 blog

What will happen if you don’t comply with the MDR and IVDR?

Posted by Owen Bach

07/12/17 12:30

Simply put, failing to comply with the new medical device (MDR) and in-vitro diagnostic (IVDR) regulations is not an option for companies that wish to continue developing these devices once the transitional period comes to an end in 2021. The regulations are absolutely critical to the future success of medical devices companies. Here’s why:

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Topics: Life sciences news, Regulatory affairs, Quality Assurance, Manufacturing

How will the changing role of Notified Bodies after the MDR and IVDR affect your company?

Posted by Owen Bach

30/11/17 12:30

Perhaps one of the most significant changes from the recent EU medical device regulations is the reformed role of Notified Bodies. Previously seen as ‘industry partners’ that would assist medical device companies with compliance and conformity assessments, Notified Bodies will now be the primary enforcers of the new regulations. This is an effort to ensure that they are fully qualified to oversee certified products, and that more emphasis is put on high-risk devices.

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Topics: Life sciences news, Regulatory affairs, Quality Assurance, Manufacturing

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ProClinical is one of the leading recruitment agencies in the life sciences sector. Blogs are written by ProClinical recruitment consultants and experts within the recruitment and life sciences industries. This blog features advice on finding new jobs and career planning, as well as life sciences news and hiring tips for employers.

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