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Biobank Responsibility Changed

05.02.2005

Oslo - In order to make the development of biobanks easier the Norwegian government has recently given its subordinate administrative agency and competence centre, the Norwegian Directorate for Health and Social Affairs, the responsibility for the handling of biobank applications. Specific regulations of the handling of genetic samples are laid down in the Act on Biobanks from July 2003. The legislation ensures that the collection, storage, processing and destruction of biobank materials are performed in an ethically justifiable manner. Requirements comprise of implicit consent for diagnosis or treatment biobanks and free explicit informed concent for research biobanks.
Exemptions for further use for new research-related purposes may be allowed by the Ministry after ethical approval, if renewed consent would be difficult to obtain. If a consent is withdrawn, biological samples and data derived from them must be destroyed at request, unless it is already part of a scientific work. Biobank materials may not be sold.

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05.04.2011

Oslo – Norwegian Algeta ASA has entered a research collaboration with Genzyme to evaluate the potential of its Thorium platform Under the terms of the agreement, Genzyme will provide access to a novel tumour-targeting antibody,...

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05.04.2011

Trondheim – Norway-based APIM Therapeutics AS has received a follow-up investment from Sarsia Seed, one of its previous investors. APIM focusses on novel drug candidates that potentiate the action of current chemo­therapeutics to...

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04.11.2010

Oslo – Norwegian diagnostic specialist DiaGenic ASA has raised NOK70m (EUR 8.5m) through the sale of 140 million shares at NOK0.50 per share in a private placement to new and existing investors. DnB NOR Markets acted as manager...

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03.11.2010

Oslo – The Oslo Cancer Cluster and the Shanghai Institute of Materia Medica (SIMM), have signed a memorandum of understanding aimed at accelerating the development and adoption of new cancer therapies. Overall, the collaboration...

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18.09.2010

Oslo/Berlin – Algeta is cashing in on its lead product Alpharadin, a targeted alpha-radiopharmaceutical in clinical trials for treating bone metastases in cancer patients. Bayer Schering Pharma has agreed to pay the Norwegian...

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11.07.2010

Lysaker – Norwegian biopharmaceutical company PCI Biotech Holding ASA has strengthened the company’s equity by a11m (NOK90m) through a share issue of 2.25 million shares with preemptive subscription rights for existing...

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