All articles by Elisabeth Fisher

  1. Speeding up European clinical trial regulation

    When the European Commission announced the long-awaited revision of the European clinical trials regulation on 17 July 2012, it was…
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    22 Jul
  2. Mobile revolution: how have drug developers embraced smart device technology?

    As a conservative industry, Big Pharma is usually not an early adopter of new technologies. Recently, however, there have been…
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    30 May
  3. Positive results for Lundbeck’s schizophrenia drug trial

    Danish pharmaceutical company Lundbeck and its Japanese partner Otsuka have announced successful results from a Phase 3 clinical trial evaluating…
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    7 May
  4. Plasma-based virus treatment: Q&A with Max-Planck-Institut’s Julia Zimmerman

    When, in late 2011, news became public that researchers had found a way to block adenoviruses by using plasma to…
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    29 Apr
  5. Curing addiction: vaccines to end drug abuse

    The idea of vaccinating drug addicts against substance abuse is nothing new. In fact, researchers have been intrigued for nearly…
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    23 Apr
  6. Diminishing vaccine wastage: next-gen of temperature-controlled packaging

    The World Health Organisation (WHO) estimates the global vaccine wastage currently amounts to 50% for lyophilised and to 25% for…
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    1 Apr
  7. UK Budget 2012: the pharmaceutical industry reacts

    Association of the British Pharmaceutical Industry (ABPI) chief executive Stephen Whitehead: "The measures announced in the budget statement will help…
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    21 Mar
  8. UK Budget 2012: boosting pharmaceutical research

    Against the background of an economy struggling to recover from one of the deepest recessions in history, UK Chancellor George…
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    20 Mar
  9. Track and trace: Europe’s battle against falsified drugs

    With the approval of the Falsified Medicine Directive in February 2011, the European Union (EU) has finally made genuine steps…
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    18 Mar
  10. Medical cargo theft: securing the supply chain

    Once a clinical trial gets on track and patient recruitment has started, the main concern for drug firms is to…
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    5 Feb
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