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Against backdrop of subdued trial activity in the country and concerns about injury compensation, Indian Society for Clinical Research and Harvard's MRCT Centre offer a portal to facilitate a more objective assessment of causality of serious adverse events.
Dr Patrick Vallance, President R&D at GlaxoSmithKline, tells Scrip that R&D efficiency is a priority for the company and specifies increased transparency on R&D decision-making and its returns. In a wide-ranging interview, Vallance also discusses the attention GSK’s Nucala is garnering within the severe asthma space.
Sun Pharma reported a decline in profits for the third quarter amid dull US and India growth and ongoing investments to prepare for a larger play in the specialty segment, where it hopes to scale up with a mix of organic and inorganic additions to its portfolio.
J&J’s chief scientific officer Dr. Paul Stoffels tells Scrip that flexibility is a hallmark of how the company goes about its collaborations, including the new $30bn deal with Actelion. Stoffels is also hoping to progress the science for a new TB medicine via a unique collaboration in India.
Looking to expand beyond Adcetris, Seattle Genetics pays $250m up front for Immunomedics' Phase I/II ADC for triple-negative breast cancer. Elsewhere in the ADC space, Swiss biotech Novimmune and South Korea's LegoChem are teaming up on a research collaboration.
J&J’s chief scientific officer, Dr. Paul Stoffels, and Novartis’ global head of drug development and chief medical officer, Dr. Vasant Narasimhan, were both among the global industry attendees at the recent BioAsia 2017 meeting in Hyderabad. They shared with Scrip their big picture perspectives on a range of key talking points around R&D, including the cost conundrum and the next big things in the world of medicine.