Many people with rare diseases struggle to find the right diagnosis and right treatment for years. The lack of awareness about these conditions make it much harder for them to get the right treatment. Rare Disease Day is all about raising awareness for rare diseases. And, this year, you can join these efforts too. The […]

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Cost and time for clinical development constitute more than 70% of total development of any drug! Small – mid scale biopharma are known for their innovative approaches, agility and faster developments. However, clinical development has always been one step too important, yet too hard for them. There are ways to overcome these challenges and optimize […]

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Increased outsourcing is seen in pharmaceutical and biotechnology companies, with 85 percent comprised of clinical segment, the global CRO market was estimated at $31.6 billion in 2018 and is expected to grow at a CAGR of 12 percent to reach $45.2 billion by 2022 according to a report. Contract research organizations (CRO)’s are the companies […]

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Do you know any product segment, where one does not get to encounter Chinese products? Well, hardly any. It has been the focus of Chinese government for the past several decades to dominate various industrial sectors, including pharmaceuticals. While, China has been the big production factory for generic drugs and API ingredients for many years, […]

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The development of drugs in rare diseases provides great opportunities to pharma companies along with challenges that are required to overcome during drug discovery, pre-clinical, and clinical stages of drug development. Commercially rare diseases drug development differs from traditional diseases, as there are considerably few patients to take the drug, therefore pharmaceutical companies should consider […]

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Rare disease drug development is a rapidly expanding field with growing pressure for getting more orphan drug approved to treat rare diseases. There is a vast consensus among patients, health care bodies, governments etc. to expedite drug development in this field. Some wonderful numbers that attest to growing interest in rare diseases and orphan drugs […]

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Over a million people are currently living with TB in Indonesia, making up more than 10% of the world’s TB burden. Of the estimated 32 000 new cases of drug-resistant TB in the country, only about a third of these cases were detected. In a country with a high malaria burden, less than 1% of […]

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Amyotrophic lateral sclerosis (ALS), also known as Lou Gehrig’s disease or motor neuron disease (MND), is a fatal disease of the nervous system, characterized by progressive muscle weakness resulting in paralysis. Symptoms include stiff muscles, muscle twitching, and gradually worsening weakness due to muscles decreasing in size. In ALS, moton neurons controlling the voluntary muscles, […]

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The United States has consistently emerged as a leading site for clinical research. Clinicaltrials.gov registry, which serves as an effective reference to see clinical trials conducted worldwide, provides an interesting statistics regarding U.S. clinical trials. Clinical trials statistics in the U.S. A glimpse into the studies registered between 2011 and 2013 and further between 2014 […]

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