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Norway: Biobank assets to be privatised?

06.03.2010

Oslo/Levanger – A report released by the Research Council of Norway (RCN) proposes setting up a national biobank company in Norway. After analysing ethical, judicial and political arguments, the study ordered by the Norwegian Ministry of Education and Research and the Ministry of Health and Care Services suggests a single company should commercialise biomaterials assets from the country’s resources. Since 1943, Norwegian hospitals, research institutions, and governmental health authorities have collected and systemised large amounts of biological material and patient data. This has given rise over the years to almost 2,000 research-based biobanks and close to 200 clinical biobanks. The report recommends using Hunt Biosciences as a model for a national company.
Hunt Biosciences was established in 2007 to provide pharma companies with bio­marker discovery and validation services using biosamples collected over a quarter of a century from more than 250,000 people in the Nord-Trøndelag region. The company, which is owned by the Norwegian University of Science and Technology (NTNU) and North Trøndelag county, holds an exclusive commercial license to the NTNU-biobank material. The proposed biobank company could obtain a similar license for all Norwegian material.

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12.05.2010

Oslo – In Norway, a discussion has begun on how to continue to support biotechnology after the current National Programme for Research in Functional Genomics in Norway (FUGE) comes to a close in 2011. Efforts to draw up a...

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23.04.2010

Oslo – Norwegian cancer specialist Clavis Pharma ASA announced yesterday that its US-based development partner Clovis Oncology for CP-4126 has signed an agreement with Ventana Medical Systems, Inc. to develop a companion...

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01.02.2010

Cancer drug developer Clavis Pharma ASA (Oslo) has appointed Olav Hellebø as its new CEO. Hellebø, who joined Clavis Pharma from UCB at the beginning of February, is an experienced pharmaceutical executive who has held senior...

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04.01.2010

Oslo – Norwegian drug delivery specialist Clavis Pharma ASA has received an unsecured loan of NOK20m (EUR2.4m) from the governmental body Innovation Norway to kick-off a Phase III registration trial with elacytarabine in 350...

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22.12.2009

Oslo – Norwegian drug delivery specialist Clavis Pharma ASA has received an unsecured loan of NOK20m ($3.2m) from Innovation Norway to kick-off a phase III registration trial with elacytarabine in patients with late-stage acute...

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25.11.2009

Oslo/Boulder – Norwegian drugmaker Clavis Pharma has inked a cancer drug development deal worth around US$380m with US-based Clovis Oncology, a newly formed oncology company led by former Pharmion Corporation executives. The deal...

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19.09.2009

Oslo – Norway’s Algeta ASA surprised analysts with a EUR560m licensing pact for the company’s lead drug – an experimental radiotherapy that targets cancerous bone cells. Licensing partner Bayer Schering Pharma will pay US$61m in...

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13.07.2009

Oslo – Prof. Harald Stenmark, head of the Centre for Cancer Biomedicine at the Norwegian Radium Hospital, has received one of the Advanced Grants distributed by the European Research Council. The oncologist will now receive...

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13.07.2009

Oslo – Clavis Pharma ASA, a Norwegian drug developer focused on cancer therapies, has reported that it has received EUR14m (NOK 129m) in additional funding through a private placement of 10.7 million shares led by Carnegie ASA...

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