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Lars Klareskog pushes rheumatology beyond symptomatic treatment

Over the years, the perception of inflammatory diseases has changed drastically. The advent of cytokine inhibitors meant great improvement to many patients, especially those suffering from rheumatoid arthritis. However, these treatments remain symptomatic. Together with Janssen Pharmaceutica, world-renowned rheumatologist Lars Klareskog is ready to take the research and treatment of inflammatory joint disease to the next level.

June 12, 2017 · Janssen Pharmaceutica

Stop eye-balling MRI scans

Up to 1 billion people in the world suffer from neurological disorders. Currently, many brain scans are still evaluated by visual inspection. Quantification of different biomarkers in these brain scans can improve diagnosis, patient monitoring and, eventually, patient outcome. The Leuven-based company Icometrix provides software to bring quantification of brain scans into clinical trials and clinical practice. We should stop eye-balling images of brain scans and step into the world of quantitative analysis.

April 17, 2017 · Janssen Pharmaceutica

Kiadis Pediatric Investigation Plan concerning blood cancer approved by EMA

Kiadis Pharma N.V., a clinical stage biopharmaceutical company developing innovative T-cell immunotherapy treatments for blood cancers and inherited blood disorders, today announces that the Pediatric Committee (PDCO) of the European Medicines Agency (EMA) has accepted the Company’s Pediatric Investigation Plan (PIP) for ATIR101™ for the adjunctive treatment in hematopoietic stem cell transplantation (HSCT) for a malignant disease. In addition, the PDCO has agreed that the Company may defer conducting the studies defined in the PIP until after it files a Marketing Authorization Application (MAA) in Europe for the use of ATIR101™ for the treatment of blood cancers.

March 28, 2017 · BioVox

Investing in European biotech faced with many challenges

Investing in biotech companies is a capital-intensive and risky business, and it’s no secret that more money and less risk-averse investors are available in the US than in Europe. To keep innovations, companies, and their economic benefits from being transferred to regions outside Europe, many national and international European initiatives are in place. The question remains whether this is sufficient to fundamentally improve Europe’s currently underfunded biotech ecosystem. The biotech investment specialists of V-Bio Ventures take us through Europe’s biotech investment landscape.

March 16, 2017 · V-Bio Ventures