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Let’s Meet at ESMO, ERS, EASD and EADV Congresses in September

These are last month’s pharma news and developments brought to you by Congress Bookers, a reliable accommodation partner for lead pharma companies worldwide.

We’ve finished drafting the agenda for the last 4 months of 2017. Time flies, doesn’t it? 🙂

 

In September, we will be on-site at the biggest and most well-known medical congresses in Europe: ESMO 2017, the ERS International Congress, EASD 2017 and the 26th EADV Congress. Congress Bookers will be there to showcase its booking offers for medical congresses in 2018 and beyond. If you also happen to be present at any of these congresses, let’s meet!

Now, here’s some information regarding the above mentioned congresses:

ESMO 2017 – 8-12 September | Madrid, Spain

Bringing together cancer researchers and clinicians, the ESMO 2017 Congress is being held in partnership with the European Association for Cancer Research (EACR). ESMO is considered to be “the most influential annual meeting for oncology professionals in Europe.”

You can see the online programme here.

 

ERS International Congress 2017 – 9-13 September | Milan, Italy

The ERS International Congress is considered to be “the largest meeting of respiratory professionals in the world.” Its scientific and educational programme addresses the needs of researchers, clinicians, general practitioners and health professionals worldwide.

You can see the online programme here.

 

EASD 2017 – 11-15 September | Lisbon, Portugal

The European Association for the Study of Diabetes (EASD) is a non-profit, medical scientific association founded in 1965 and headquartered in Duesseldorf, Germany. EASD holds its Annual Meeting in a different European city each year. Over 15,000 delegates from over 130 countries attend the event. The scientific programme includes presentations on the latest results in diabetes research.

You can see the online programme here.

 

The 26th EADV Congress – 13-17 September | Geneva, Switzerland

EADV was founded in 1987 as a non-profit association. Its mission is to advance excellence in clinical care, research, education and training in the fields of Dermatology and Venereology.

Every year, EADV organizes one main congress in one of the European capital cities and one spring meeting.

You can see the online programme of its 26th Congress here.

See you there!
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Congress Bookers provides a whole range of services needed to organize a group for a medical congress. On our website, you will find a full list of hotel allotments for the most important medical congresses in 2017 and 2018, regardless of their location. The biggest congresses next year are:

  • EASL 2018 – 210 rooms in seven 4-star hotels
  • EAACI 2018 – 615 rooms in fourteen 4-star hotels
  • EHA 2018 – 1200 rooms in thirty 4-star hotels
  • ERS 2018 – 615 rooms in twenty 4-star hotels
  • EURETINA 2018 – 460 rooms in twelve 4-star hotels
  • EASD 2018 – 765 rooms in sixteen 4-star hotels
  • ECTRIMS 2018 – 620 rooms in ten hotels
  • ESMO 2018 – 1092 rooms in twenty-one 4-star hotels.
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EHA 2018 and Things to Do while in Stockholm

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“The European Hematology Association (EHA) promotes excellence in patient care, research and education in hematology.”

EHA’s Annual Congress has a program that tackles every subspecialty in hematology and offers attendees the opportunity to network with experts from all corners of the world. Apart from the educational and scientific program that uncovers the latest findings in hematology, the congress also provides attendees with the opportunity to attend satellite programs and to visit the exhibition put together by well-known pharma companies.

The 23rd Congress of EHA will take place in Stockholm between 14-17 June 2018.

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Stockholm at a glance

The name Stockholm comes from the words “stock” meaning “log” and holm meaning “islet.” Stockholm is built on 14 islands connected by 57 bridges. Over 70 museums are spread across the city, covering an interesting mix of topics and attractions and showcasing the city’s heritage. On the shortest day, Stockholm’s inhabitants see only six hours of sunlight, while on the longest day they enjoy up to 21 hours.

 

Gamla Stan

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Gamla Stan is where the capital was founded in 1252 and it currently represents one of the best preserved medieval city centres in Europe. In Stockholm’s Old Town, the cobblestone streets are reserved for pedestrians only. Even now cellar vaults and frescoes from the Middle Ages can be found behind the visible facades.

In Gamla Stan, you can visit several churches and museums including Sweden’s national cathedral Stockholm Cathedral and the Nobel Museum. Of course, one of the main attraction is t is the Royal Palace, one of the largest palaces in the world with over 600 rooms. Attending the parade of soldiers and the daily changing of the guard is something you’ll definitely like!

 

Skansen

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Located on Royal Djurgården, Skansen is the first open-air museum in the world. Its 150 buildings tell Sweden’s story from the past 500 years. Some say that Skansen is Sweden in miniature. Swedish traditions such as Midsummer, Walpurgis Night and Lucia are celebrated at Skansen.

The museum attracts more than 1.3 million visitors each year. One of the top attractions is the full replica of an average 19th-century town. The great part is that you’ll even see craftsmen in traditional dress such a shoemakers, bakers, etc. showcase their skills as if time has stopped.

The open-air zoo boasts a large number of Scandinavian animals including the bison, brown bear, moose, grey seal, lynx, otter, red fox, reindeer, wolf, etc.

 

The Vasa Museum

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This maritime museum in Stockholm is famous worldwide because it is where you can see the warship Vasa, the only almost fully intact 17th century ship in the whole world. The Vasa sank in 1628 in Stockholm and was raised from the seabed 333 years later. The Vasa Museum opened in 1990 and it is said to be the most visited museum in Scandinavia.

 

The ABBA Museum

This is definitely a must-see for music fans out there. The museum opened in 2013 and is actually an interactive exhibition about the pop band, following its history from folk singers to music icons. The interactive elements include performing on stage with the band and mixing a studio recording.

 

Book your accommodation for EHA 2018.

Congress Bookers provides a whole range of services needed to organize a group for a medical congress. On our website, you will find a full list of hotel allotments for the most important medical congresses in 2017 and 2018, regardless of their location. The biggest congresses next year are:

  • EASL 2018 – 210 rooms in seven 4-star hotels
  • EAACI 2018 – 615 rooms in fourteen 4-star hotels
  • EHA 2018 – 1200 rooms in thirty 4-star hotels
  • ERS 2018 – 615 rooms in twenty 4-star hotels
  • EURETINA 2018 – 460 rooms in twelve 4-star hotels
  • EASD 2018 – 765 rooms in sixteen 4-star hotels
  • ECTRIMS 2018 – 620 rooms in ten hotels
  • ESMO 2018 – 1092 rooms in twenty-one 4-star hotels.

3 Reasons Why You’ll Fall In Love With Kraków the First Time You See It

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Legends say that Kraków was founded after the defeat of a dragon and the dragon-slayer ascended the throne. There’s definitely a mythical atmosphere throughout the city nowadays.

While the Wawel Castle is a major tourist attraction, the Old Town is also quite amazing with its churches, impressive museums and the Rynek Główny, Europe’s largest market square. Kraków is a perfect blend of past and present and that’s very well reflected in the former Jewish quarter, Kazimierz, where synagogues stand as a reminder of the tragedy of the 20th century, while the lively squares and streets reflect the renewal of the 21st.

 

Wawel Cathedral – A Walk Back in Time

This Roman Catholic church is over 900 years old. Interestingly enough, the Gothic cathedral we see today is the 3rd edifice on this site. The 1st one was erected by King Bolesław I Chrobry and destroyed in the 11th century and the 2nd one, built in the 12th century, was destroyed by a fire in 1305 when only the Crypt of St Leonard survived.

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The Cathedral has seen many coronations, funerals and burials of Poland’s monarchs over the centuries.

The moment you’re in front of the edifice you’ll notice the massive iron door and the prehistoric animal bones hanging on a chain to the left. It is believed that these bones have magical powers and that, as long as they are there, the cathedral will also exist.

When inside, you’ll be amazed at seeing a multitude of sarcophagi, tombstones and altarpieces scattered throughout the cathedral and giving you the feeling of belonging to a different time.

 

The Museum of Pharmacy

This is the Jagiellonian University Medical School’s Museum of Pharmacy and it’s one of the largest and the best museums of its kind in Europe.

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Hosted in a historic townhouse, the museum is laid out over 5 floors and features a 22,000-piece collection that includes old laboratory equipment, rare pharmaceutical instruments, jars, barrels,traditional herbal medicines, medical books and documents, etc. Its exhibits include full-scale reproductions of ancient apothecary shops. There is also an exhibit dedicated to Pole, Tadeusz Pankiewicz, who operated a pharmacy in the Kraków Ghetto during WWII.

 

Oskar Schindler’s Factory

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Former metal item factory Oskar Schindler’s Enamel Factory is hosting two museums: the Museum of Contemporary Art in Kraków and a branch of the Historical Museum of the City of Kraków where the fate of Schindler’s Jewish workforce features prominently. Approximately a sixth of the museum’s exhibition is dedicated to them.

The Historical Museum of the City of Kraków also features prewar Krakow, the German invasion of 1939, what the city was like as the capital of Poland under the Nazi occupation, what everyday living looked like, the underground Polish state, as well as the Soviet takeover of the city.

Oskar Schindler’s office has been very well preserved over all these years.

Hope to have convinced you that Kraków should definitely be on your list of travel destinations, especially if you’ve always been passionate about history, science and mythology.

 

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Congress Bookers provides a whole range of services needed to organize a group for a medical congress. On our website, you will find a full list of hotel allotments for the most important medical congresses in 2017 and 2018, regardless of their location. The biggest congresses next year are:

  • EASL 2018 – 210 rooms in seven 4-star hotels
  • EAACI 2018 – 615 rooms in fourteen 4-star hotels
  • EHA 2018 – 1200 rooms in thirty 4-star hotels
  • ERS 2018 – 615 rooms in twenty 4-star hotels
  • EURETINA 2018 – 460 rooms in twelve 4-star hotels
  • EASD 2018 – 765 rooms in sixteen 4-star hotels
  • ECTRIMS 2018 – 620 rooms in ten hotels
  • ESMO 2018 – 1092 rooms in twenty-one 4-star hotels.

How 6 Big Pharma Companies Use Twitter to Engage with Audiences

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Pharma companies have begun to embrace different communication channels, including social media, to promote their products, present their drug development initiatives and engage with audiences worldwide.

However, make no mistake, social media is not the same for pharma companies as it is for regular users. Without proper planning, controls and staff training, firms risk fines, sanctions and worse, damage to their reputation.

Facebook, Twitter and Pinterest are the main online networks that pharmaceutical companies are eyeing. In this article, we’ll take a look at how pharma companies like Bristol-Myers Squibb, AstraZeneca, GlaxoSmithKline, Pfizer, Merck and Novartis use Twitter to maintain a close connection with their existing and potential patients.

 

Bristol-Myers Squibb

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@bmsnews is the name of New York-based Bristol-Myers Squibb’s Twitter account. The latter was opened in April 2009 and has now has 108.000 followers. The company’s Twitter feed covers everything from drug research results and analysis, clinical collaborations with other pharma companies, to features about the company’s supply chain, and many more.

 

AstraZeneca

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Apart from the main @AstraZeneca Twitter account, the company also has accounts for different countries (UK, US, Canada, etc) and a Twitter profile dubbed @AZhelps. The latter is destined to help people manage and support their health more confidently. The account was opened in 2009 and it currently has over 3000 followers. On the official company account, AstraZeneca posts articles and press releases related to drug discovery, tweets from different conferences, research data, etc. The account now boasts 126.000 followers.

 

GlaxoSmithKline

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@GSK was one of the first pharma companies to be on Twitter. They created their account 10 years ago, in 2007, and now have 146.000 followers. The UK-based company also has a US version @GSKUS that it started in March 2009 and has 73.800 followers. They post R&D updates, info about conferences and events that they’re attending, studies, interviews with patients and employees, etc.

 

Pfizer

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Apart from having separate Twitter accounts for countries like Belgium, France, Turkey, Germany, Austria, etc, @pfizer has an official Twitter profile started in 2009 which now has 206.000 followers and a channel dedicated to media announcements and investor communications dubbed @pfizer_news. Pfizer’s Twitter account is the most followed of all the big pharma Twitter accounts. It mainly focuses on the company’s initiatives in the greater therapeutic arena (like the #QuitSmoking one), cancer research, health tips, polls and surveys, etc.

 

Sanofi

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@sanofi created its official Twitter profile in 2009 and now has 92.600 followers. The French pharma company has more than 18 Twitter accounts. It has handles for different regions – France, Canada, and the US, as well as accounts for different units like its diabetes franchise and its Genzyme unit. On the company’s official Twitter feed you can find posts related to Big Data and health initiatives, collaborations with startups to develop new health solutions, their anti counterfeiting initiatives, vaccines research and development, etc.

 

Novartis

Similar to the other pharma companies, Novartis has several Twitter handles, one for each division of the company (@NovartisPharma for the pharmaceutical division, @NovartisScience, @NovartisCancer) as well as the official page @Novartis. The latter was created in 2008 and has 216.000 followers.

Also, Novartis has one account devoted entirely to oncology clinical trials @NovartisOncCT that allows patients to find out if they qualify for trials.

On their general Twitter account, they update their audience on the latest drug research and development initiatives, post news related to partnerships and collaborations, etc.

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In June 2014, the FDA released its social media guidance regarding the presentation of risk and benefit information which prevents pharma companies from marketing their drugs on social media without presenting the risks associated with their use. However, pharma players have found creative and useful ways of attracting and keeping their audiences engaged. Chapeau!

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Congress Bookers provides a whole range of services needed to organize a group for a medical congress. On our website, you will find a full list of hotel allotments for the most important medical congresses in 2017 and 2018, regardless of their location. The biggest congresses next year are:

  • EASL 2018 – 210 rooms in seven 4-star hotels
  • EAACI 2018 – 615 rooms in fourteen 4-star hotels
  • EHA 2018 – 1200 rooms in thirty 4-star hotels
  • ERS 2018 – 615 rooms in twenty 4-star hotels
  • EURETINA 2018 – 460 rooms in twelve 4-star hotels
  • EASD 2018 – 765 rooms in sixteen 4-star hotels
  • ECTRIMS 2018 – 620 rooms in ten hotels
  • ESMO 2018 – 1092 rooms in twenty-one 4-star hotels.

Top Pharma News and Developments that Made Headlines in May

These are last month’s pharma news and developments brought to you by Congress Bookers, a reliable accommodation partner for lead pharma companies worldwide.

 

Merck’s Keytruda got FDA approval to treat genetically ID’d tumors

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Merck’s Keytruda was approved by the FDA to treat patients whose cancers have a specific genetic feature, making that the first time the FDA approved a cancer treatment based on a common genetic feature and not on the location where the tumor originated.

Keytruda is used for the treatment of solid tumors that have a biomarker referred to as microsatellite instability-high (MSI-H) or mismatch repair deficient (dMMR).

 

The FDA approved first generic Strattera for the treatment of ADHD

The first generic versions of Strattera  have been approved by the FDA to treat attention-deficit/hyperactivity disorder (ADHD) in pediatric and adult patients.

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Strattera will be marketed by Apotex Inc., Teva Pharmaceuticals USA Inc., Aurobindo Pharma Limited and Glenmark Pharmaceuticals Limited.

 

Bristol-Myers Squibb entered strategic collaboration with Array BioPharma

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Bristol-Myers Squibb has entered a clinical research collaboration with Array BioPharma to test the latter’s investigational MEK inhibitor, binimetinib in combination with its Opdivo (nivolumab) and Opdivo + Yervoy (ipilimumab) regimen. This could be a treatment for metastatic colorectal cancer in patients with microsatellite stable tumors.

Bristol-Myers Squibb’s Opdivo has recently been accepted for priority review in liver cancer.

 

Sanofi and Regeneron Got FDA Approval for Kevzara

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Sanofi and Regeneron announced FDA approval of Kevzara (sarilumab) for the treatment of moderately to severely active rheumatoid arthritis (RA) in adult patientswho have had an inadequate response or intolerance to one or more disease modifying antirheumatic drugs (DMARDs), such as methotrexate (MTX).

Kevzara is a human monoclonal antibody that binds to the interleukin-6 receptor (IL-6R), and has been shown to inhibit IL-6R mediated signaling. IL-6 is a cytokine in the body that, in excess and over time, can contribute to the inflammation associated with RA.

In the US, Kevzara will be marketed by Regeneron and Sanofi Genzyme, the specialty care global business unit of Sanofi.

 

Novartis receives FDA approval for expanded use of Zykadia

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The US Food and Drug Administration approved the expanded use of Zykadia (ceritinib) to include the first-line treatment of patients with metastatic non-small cell lung cancer (NSCLC) whose tumors are anaplastic lymphoma kinase (ALK)-positive.

Zykadia first received accelerated approval in 2014 for patients with ALK-positive metastatic NSCLC who progressed on or are intolerant to crizotinib.

In January 2017, the FDA granted Zykadia Breakthrough Therapy designation for the first-line treatment of patients with ALK-positive metastatic NSCLC with metastases to the brain, and Priority Review for first-line ALK-positive metastatic NSCLC.

 

AstraZeneca’s Imfinzi was shown to reduce the risk of disease worsening or death in the Phase III PACIFIC trial

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AstraZeneca and MedImmune, its global biologics research and development arm, revealed positive results for the Phase III PACIFIC trial of Imfinzi (durvalumab) as sequential treatment in patients with locally-advanced, unresectable (Stage III) non-small cell lung cancer (NSCLC) who had not progressed following standard platinum-based chemotherapy combined with radiation therapy.

AstraZeneca also received accelerated approval from the US FDA for Imfinzi in previously treated patients with advanced bladder cancer.

 

Congress Bookers provides a whole range of services needed to organize a group for a medical congress. On our website, you will find a full list of hotel allotments for the most important medical congresses in 2017 and 2018, regardless of their location. The biggest congresses next year are:

  • EASL 2018 – 210 rooms in seven 4-star hotels
  • EAACI 2018 – 615 rooms in fourteen 4-star hotels
  • EHA 2018 – 1200 rooms in thirty 4-star hotels
  • ERS 2018 – 615 rooms in twenty 4-star hotels
  • EURETINA 2018 – 460 rooms in twelve 4-star hotels
  • EASD 2018 – 765 rooms in sixteen 4-star hotels
  • ECTRIMS 2018 – 620 rooms in ten hotels
  • ESMO 2018 – 1092 rooms in twenty-one 4-star hotels.

Top 3 Cities For Medical Congresses in 2018

Time flies. The first half of 2017 has elapsed and we’re slowly but surely preparing for 2018. That’s the thing when you’re operating inside the MICE industry, you need to plan in advance….yes, sometimes a year in advance!

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With that in mind, we thought it would be interesting to use our website http://www.congressbookers.com/ and see where some of the biggest medical congresses will take place in 2018. You know, just in case you’re also interested in visiting some amazing cities next year while travelling for a congress.

 

Barcelona

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Home of the following big medical congresses in 2018:

If you’re in Barcelona for one of these congresses, be sure to also visit some of the city’s iconic sites.

 

Sagrada Família

The a large Roman Catholic church is designed by Antoni Gaudí. The latter dedicated more than 40 years (the last 14 of them exclusively) to the project, and is buried beneath the nave.

Construction began in 1882 and when Gaudí died in 1926 less than a quarter of the project was complete. It is hoped the masterpiece will be completed in 2026 to coincide with the 100th anniversary of Gaudí’s death.

Gaudí’s work on the building is part of a UNESCO World Heritage Site.

 

Picasso Museum

This is Barcelona’s most famous museum. The Picasso family moved to Barcelona in 1895 and Picasso lived here until 1904. You can see a unique collection of 4000 works with early sketches and canvases.

 

Vienna

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Home of the following big medical congresses in 2018:

Vienna is a city you’ll fall in love with from the first moment you set foot on its streets. Here are some things that any Vienna visitor should see (although keep in mind that the number of museums in Vienna is truly impressive!):

 

MuseumsQuartier

Designed by Fischer von Erlach, MuseumsQuartier is essentially an ensemble of museums, cafes and restaurants inside former imperial buildings. Its 60,000 sq metres of exhibition space host the Leopold Museum, MUMOK, Kunsthalle, Architekturzentrum and Zoom. The site is considered a true cultural hub.

 

Sigmund Freud Museum

Founded in 1971, the museum is actually where Freud spent his most prolific years and developed his groundbreaking theories. Freud moved here in 1891 but left in 1938 when he was forced into exile by the Nazis. The appartment was later turned into a museum by his daughter Anna.

 

Schloss Schönbrunn

From the 18th century to 1918, Schönbrunn was the residence of the Habsburg emperors. It was designed by the architects Johann Bernhard Fischer von Erlach and Nicolaus Pacassi. The palace is now a Unesco World Heritage site. Of the palace’s 1441 rooms, 40 are open to the public. Its historical importance, beautiful location and gardens make this palace one of the very top sights in Vienna.

 

Munich

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Home of the following big medical congresses in 2018:

An epicentre for rich culture, art and history, Munich has a museum for every interest under the sun. No matter where you are in the city, you are surrounded by its intriguing history.

 

Munich’s Residenz

The former royal palace of the Bavarian monarchs is situated in the centre of Munich and it is the largest city palace in Germany. Visitors can admire its architecture, room decorations, and displays from the former royal collections. The complex of buildings contains ten courtyards and displays 130 rooms.

 

Frauenkirche: The Cathedral of Our Dear Lady

Munich’s huge and imposing Frauenkirche was completed in 1488 as a Late Gothic church. The cathedral is 109 meters long by 40 meters wide, with high walls and sturdy twin 100-meter-tall towers. The building has a volume of about 200,000 m³ and  it is said to having had capacity to house 20,000 standing people. A rich collection of 14th to 18th century artwork of artists like Erasmus Grasser, Jan Polack, Hans Leinberger, Hans Krumpper and Ignaz Günther decorates the interior of the cathedral.

 

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Top Pharma News and Developments that Made Headlines in April

These are last month’s pharma news and developments brought to you by Congress Bookers, a reliable accommodation partner for lead pharma companies worldwide.

 

FDA approved Brineura for a specific form of Batten disease

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The U.S. Food and Drug Administration approved Brineura as a treatment for a specific form of Batten disease. Being an enzyme replacement therapy, Brineura’s active ingredient (cerliponase alfa) is a recombinant form of human TPP1, the enzyme deficient in patients with CLN2 disease.

Brineura is set to slow loss of walking ability in pediatric patients aged 3 and older suffering from late infantile neuronal ceroid lipofuscinosis type 2 (CLN2), also known as tripeptidyl peptidase-1 (TPP1) deficiency.

The FDA granted approval of Brineura to BioMarin Pharmaceutical Inc.

 

Novartis entered clinical trial agreement with Allergan

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Novartis entered into a clinical trial agreement with Allergan to use its FXR agonist and Allergan’s cenicriviroc (CVC) for the treatment of non-alcoholic steatohepatitis (NASH) as part of a Phase IIb study.

NASH is known to be one of the biggest triggers of liver diseases leading to liver transplants worldwide. At the moment, there aren’t any approved treatments for NASH.

As part of the agreement, Novartis and Allergan will conduct a Phase IIb clinical trial to assess the safety, efficacy and tolerability of their combines therapies for NASH.

 

Bristol-Myers Squibb enters into separate agreements with Biogen & Roche

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Bristol-Myers Squibb entered into two separate agreements with Biogen and Roche to License anti-eTau and anti-myostatin compounds.

Under the agreements, Bristol- Myers Squibb plans to license BMS-986168, an anti-eTau compound in development for Progressive Supranuclear Palsy (PSP), to Biogen, and BMS-986089, an anti-myostatin adnectin in development for Duchenne Muscular Dystrophy, to Roche.

 

Roche’s Tecentriq won FDA OK

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Genentech, a unit of Swiss drugmaker Roche Holding AG, got approval from the FDA for its already approved immunotherapy drug, Tecentriq, to treat advanced bladder cancer. The FDA granted Tecentriq an accelerated approval as an initial treatment for patients with advanced bladder cancer who are not eligible for standard cisplatin chemotherapy.

Tecentriq belongs to PD-1 inhibitors drug class. The latter helps the immune system fight cancer by blocking a mechanism used by tumors to escape attack.

 

GlaxoSmithKline’s malaria vaccine Mosquirix to undergo pilot studies in Ghana, Kenya and Malawi

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GlaxoSmithKline’s Mosquirix is set to undergo real-world pilot studies in Ghana, Kenya and Malawi, 3 African countries selected by the World Health Organization, starting next year.

The pilots will enroll babies aged between 5 to 17 months. Besides testing the vaccine’s efficacy, the study will also focus upon whether it’s possible or not to deliver 4 doses in the sub-Saharan areas.

World Health Organization selected the three African countries because of their high malaria rates despite broad use of insecticidal bed nets and well-functioning immunization programs.

 

Takeda partners Harrington Discovery Institute for rare disease therapeutics development

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Pharma company Takeda has partnered with Harrington Discovery Institute at University Hospitals in Cleveland, Ohio, to advance breakthrough therapeutic discoveries in rare diseases.

Under the agreement, Takeda will leverage Harrington Discovery Institute’s established operating model to set up a new programme to advance the development of medicines for rare diseases.

The Harrington programme will assist US MD and PhD researchers to carry out disruptive and transformative research, that may lead to the development of new treatments.
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Congress Bookers provides a whole range of services needed to organize a group for a medical congress. On our website, you will find a full list of hotel allotments for the most important medical congresses in 2017, regardless of their location. The biggest congresses next year are: