April 2015

Letter from the Editor

April 1, 2015

In 2014, PharmaVOICE began highlighting — through a regular feature called the Innovator’s Corner — the innovations being developed throughout the life-sciences industry. We went looking for projects — spanning new therapies, new drug research avenues, new devices, and new technology — that are ground breaking, that aim to meet the challenges all stakeholders face […]

UpFront

April 1, 2015

Industry at Large Olympic cross-country skier Kris Freeman at the ADA camp. Mr. Freeman is one of the motivational speakers Lilly Diabetes provides as part of the Lilly Camp Care Package program. Lilly Supports Camps for Children with Diabetes Lilly Diabetes is supporting the American Diabetes Association summer camp program with a donation of $92,000 […]

What’s New

April 1, 2015

Next20 Launched as Healthcare Thought Partnership Firm Trending now: Senior pharmaceutical industry executives establish new company and business model. Three highly experienced pharmaceutical and healthcare industry executives have formed next20, a new “thought partnership,” which provides strategic support to help healthcare and pharmaceutical companies of all sizes identify and fully leverage revenue opportunities. Next20 is […]

The Network

April 1, 2015

Walgreens and PatientsLikeMe Bring Drug Information to Consumers Trending now:  Technology-enabled consumer health engagement is on the rise. Walgreens and PatientsLikeMe Walgreens is adding data from PatientsLikeMe to its online health dashboard, giving patients a view of possible medication side effects sourced directly from other patients. Anyone researching a medication or filling a prescription on […]

Tools of the Trade

April 1, 2015

PHT Provides Mobile Engagement Apps for Increased Patient Retention in Clinical Trials Trending now: Patient-focused mobile apps designed to increase patient engagement and protocol compliance can help reduce participant dropout rate. PHT is expanding its suite of patient-centric apps for improved clinical research with the availability of the Patient Connect Engagement Suite of apps, an […]

Pharma Trax

April 1, 2015

Venture Funding Trends Trending now: Report shows an increase in funding for rare diseases and a decrease in funding for chronic diseases. Seventy-eight percent of U.S. venture investment for therapeutics went toward novel drug R&D, suggesting innovation is a core priority for venture investors, according to the Biotechnology Industry Organization (BIO) in a first-of-its-kind study […]

On the Calendar

April 1, 2015

Coming Attractions The Frontend of Innovation (FEI) conference, May 18-20, 2015, in Boston is positioned to showcase the new breed of innovation leaders. Content will address how to truly generate momentum for the next generation of innovation culture leaders, business models, and structures and what it will take to dominate your industry. The answers today […]

Talent Pool

April 1, 2015

Biotechnology Pool Mary Thistle Dimension Names Chief Business Officer Dimension Therapeutics, a rare disease company advancing novel treatments for diverse genetic disorders of the liver based upon an AAV gene therapy platform, has appointed Mary Thistle to the newly created position of chief business officer. Most recently, Ms. Thistle was senior VP, business development, at […]

Celebrating Innovation: Innovative Companies

April 1, 2015

in•no•va•tion the action or process of innovating. • a new method, idea, product, etc. When this special issue was conceived, the idea was to shine a light on the innovators and innovations that are changing the life-sciences industry. We issued a call to action to our readers to identify the companies that are changing the […]

Innovations: Apps and Websites

April 1, 2015

App Screens for Early Vision Loss GoCheckKids Screens Children Younger than 5 Years Pediatricians now have a new way to screen for amblyopia, a leading cause of vision loss in children. Gobiquity Mobile Health’s GoCheck Kids is the first pediatric vision screener app designed to facilitate early detection of risk factors for children 6 months […]

Innovations: Drug Therapies

April 1, 2015

First and Only Vaccine Approved for Meningitis Pfizer’s Trumenba a Key Public Health Advance A serious and life-threatening disease can now be prevented with the first and only  FDA-approved vaccine in its class. Pfizer’s Trumenba Meningococcal Group B Vaccine was granted accelerated approval by the FDA in October 2014. The approval of Trumenba is an […]

Innovations: Processes

April 1, 2015

TMF Management: Beyond the Technology Paragon Brings 360-View to Electronic Master File Management Paragon has developed a new holistic approach to TMF allowing for perpetual inspection readiness: metaTMF. This method defines the content and data required for continual inspection readiness, aligned to the people, processes, and tools required to achieve deep maturity in TMF compliance, […]

Innovations: Platforms

April 1, 2015

Creating Custom Multichannel Customer Engagement Cegedim’s Hub Helps Sales Reps Simplify Complex Digital Mix In these challenging times of shrinking prescriber access, pharmaceutical marketers need to determine a meaningful digital channel mix to engage their customers right out of the gate. Cegedim’s Customer Engagement Hub (CEH) takes big data complexity and turns it into concrete, […]

Innovations: Technologies

April 1, 2015

Breakthrough Technology Identifies and Delivers New Pharmacological Treatments for CNS and PNS Diseases Rhenovia Pharma Technology Improves Neural Network Analysis In most industries, solutions to complex problems involve computer modeling and simulation (M&S). Rhenovia Pharma uses state-of-the-art M&S to predict the effects of molecules or combinations of molecules on various read-outs of neuronal networks under […]

Innovations: Products, Tools, Solutions

April 1, 2015

Keeping Pace with Project Data Parexel Reinvents Technology to Fit New Development Landscape Drug development is a complex journey. To aid pharmaceutical companies in navigating this complex landscape, Parexel created a brand new version of its technological solution, Liquent Insight 6.0, which was originally launched in 2004. Parexel’s Liquent was born out of many direct […]

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