TB Vaccine Brings New Hope to Multiple Sclerosis Patients

Approximately 2.3 million people worldwide suffer from multiple sclerosis (MS). The disease develops when the nerves of the brain and the spinal cord are damaged by one’s own immune system….
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Gilead Releases Breakthrough Treatment for Hepatitis C

According to the Canadian Liver Foundation, there are approximately 170 million people worldwide who suffer from hepatitis C – and 300,000 of them live in Canada.  Known as the “silent…
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Small Start-ups Outpace Big Pharma in Cancer Drug Discovery

The Calistoga story Seattle-based Calistoga Pharmaceuticals began as a passion project. The small biotech start-up was the brain child of Roger Ulrich, a Big Pharma veteran with a 20 year…
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Big Pharma Drug Hunters Join Forces with Academic Researchers

GlaxoSmithKline has recently announced the winners of its first North American Discovery Fast Track competition. In a new kind of drug discovery partnership, the pharma giant offers entrants from Canada…
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Empathy, Awareness and Innovation: Big Pharma Marks World Diabetes Day

World Diabetes Day saw Big Pharma launch several new initiatives to raise awareness about diabetes and fund research on new treatments. Through 4 research grants, Bristol-Myers Squibb investigates the link between depression and diabetes, Abbott launches an empathy-building infographic, and several other industry giants collaborate to develop new drug therapies.

Outsourcing Pharmaceutical R&D: Risks and Rewards

Outsourcing is a popular and profitable strategy that allows large companies to contract out what they consider to be non-critical processes and services – something most of us associate with…
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Trends in Pharma Marketing: Re-Packaging Old Drugs

For many companies, marketing is no longer about mass distribution. It’s about tracking micro trends and reaching out to smaller, more niche demographics.  Nowadays, the marketing messages we receive are…
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High Tech Labs: Revolutionizing the Clinician’s Toolbox

From mapping genomes to new software for monitoring trials, new technologies are revolutionizing the every-day business of clinical research. The emphasis is on efficiency and accuracy: innovators are looking for…
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From Molecules to Manure: Uncovering a Cure for Allergies

Watery eyes, scratchy throat, angry rashes. From pesky annoyance to life threatening reaction: how many of us suffer from allergies? Health Canada says that non-food allergies have become chronic in…
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The Long and Winding Road: Demystifying the Food Supply Chain

Where exactly does your food come from?  With increasingly convoluted global supply chains, it’s hard to determine the twists and turns our last meal took on its journey from transport…
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