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Norway leading the pack in cancer

08.03.2012

With a bold approach, including next-generation DNA sequencing (NGS) and state-of-the-art biobanking systems, Norway is pushing forward personalised cancer treatments in its national health care system. Clinical-quality genome sequencing still isn’t widely used yet, but the country has already begun tracking every patient diagnosed with carcinoma. In mid-February, the Research Council of Norway launched a new programme to couple analysis results with data from health surveys and registers. “The main objective of the programme is to develop research-based knowledge about human health and disease through better use of human biobanks and health data as unique resources,” said Rolf Bergen, who chairs the programme. Norway has a head start in using NGS to look for tumour mutations in the clinic. Projects underway in the UK and elsewhere still use conventional genetic testing, but that might change soon. China’s BGI, the world’s largest genomics centre, has opened its first European Genome Research subsidiary in Copenhagen (Denmark). Kicked off at the beginning of February, the institute is the cornerstone of a collaboration between BGI and top Danish research institutes. “The vision is to create the best facilities in the field for genomics and bioinformatics,” said Thomas Bjønholm from the University of Copenhagen, who wants to begin development on a vaccine against cancer.

Politics / Law

23.03.2012

Brussels/Strasbourg – Health claims are set to be drastically limited in the EU. On Wednesday 21 March the Environment Committee of the European Parliament confirmed a proposal of the European Commission to prohibit 1,600 health...

Politics / Law

15.03.2012

Parma/Stockholm – Foodborne bacteria such as Salmonella and Campylobacter are becoming more and more resistant to antimicrobial drugs, according to a joint report published by the European food watchdog EFSA and the European...

BioFunding

09.03.2012

In mid-February, scientists and entrepreneurs from nine EU countries met at the Center for Genomic Regulation (CRG) in Barcelona to launch the 4DCellFate project. Positioned within the FP7 Programme, the consortium will receive...

BioFunding

09.03.2012

Brussels – The EU’s Innovative Medicines Initiative (IMI) will establish the European Lead Factory, an EU-wide public-private partnership aiming to facilitate drug discovery efforts. The Lead Factory will comprise a...

Editorial

07.03.2012

T    he societal and economic challenges facing Europe and the world are complex and interconnected. The Bioeconomy Strategy and Action Plan “Innovating for Sustainable Growth: a Bioeconomy for Europe”, which was adopted by the...

Tech Review

07.03.2012

Intellectual Property (IP) is without question one of the most vital aspects of any bio­tech venture, a key and undisputed factor for success. However, most bio­tech companies are still incapable of unlocking the value of their...

Clinical Trial

07.03.2012

Schlieren – Swiss Cytos Biotechnology Ltd. has been authorised to restructure a convertible bond by Canton of Zurich authorities. The company does not have enough cash to pay it back. Negotiations with bond holders failed in a...

Clinical Trial

06.03.2012

Munich – German 4SC AG jumped 39% to €2.05/share after oncology drug candidate resminostat met the primary endpoint of at least a 20% progression-free survival rate in a Phase II trial to treat patients with hepatocellular...

Editorial

06.03.2012

The start of 2012 witnessed the tides turning in favour of small and mid-cap names in the European Life Sciences sector. Major global biotechnology indices like the NBI, BTK, and BIOTK are up over 15% year to date. The pace of...

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