The biopharmaceutical company lycera has announced a collaboration agreement with Merck, Sharpe & Dohme (MSD) that will focus on developing and commercializing small-molecule therapies for treating a range of autoimmune diseases.
I’ve written frequently about the problem of counterfeit medicines in the United Kingdom and how the country’s Medicines and Healthcare products Regulatory Agency (MHRA) is working to prevent these, but counterfeits are not the only potentially dangerous medicines that are becoming increasingly prevalent.
GlaxoSmithKline has formed a joint venture with Indian vaccines company Biological E to research and develop a six-in-one combination pediatric vaccine to help protect children in India and other developing countries from certain infectious diseases.
In about 20 years and with a cost of around $10 billion. That’s the estimate given by researchers at the Beth Israel Deaconess Medical Center in the US who used quantitative modelling to forecast how much time and money would be required before pharmacogenomics could be expected to be used in clinical care.