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Europe’s updated guidelines on atopic dermatitis

The latest update to the consensus-based European guidelines for the treatment of atopic dermatitis in adults and children was published in May this year, replacing the previous set of European guidelines published in July 2012.

How will the UK’s relaxed cannabis regulations impact clinical practice?

The UK home secretary announced that as of November 1, specialist doctors will be given the option to legally prescribe patients cannabis-based products if their patients would benefit from the treatment. This will stop regulations from limiting the disease indications that cannabis-based medicines can be prescribed for, and physicians will no longer need to seek approval from an expert panel for patients to access these medicines.

Verge Genomics: employing AI to improve drug discovery

Verge Genomics has successfully seized the immense opportunities from AI and machine learning algorithms to revolutionise drug discovery processes for the largely unmet medical need of neurodegenerative diseases such as Parkinson’s. CEO Alice Zhang explains how the platform works, why she believes it is superior to traditional approaches and the company’s plans for the future.

Biopharmaceuticals and Liposomal Formulations

Polymun offers the development of liposomal formulations for all kinds of pharmaceutically active ingredients and vaccine antigens. A broad spectrum of analytical methods has been established for this purpose.

The New HOF smartVTS Vial Transfer System

The demand for high-quality loading and unloading systems for freeze-drying systems in the pharmaceutical and biotechnological industries is increasing. HOF fulfils this need with the right innovative answers and the expansion of reliable and high-quality production.

Sepha Multi-Q Leak Testing System

The Sepha Multi-Q is a standalone, multi-functional, non-destructive leak test system that can be used in combination with interchangeable attachments to fit the full range of container types available on the market today.

Trial design should give Dermira’s AD drug a better shot at Phase IIb success

Dermira’s lebrikizumab Phase IIb trial for atopic dermatitis (AD) has a better shot at statistical and clinical significance with the exclusion of corticosteroid, a class of steroid hormone, use. The outcome should be able to beat efficacy results of Roche’s previous proof-of-concept (POC) trial that tested lebrikizumab with corticosteroids and only achieved a 20% difference versus placebo, the inactive drug or treatment used in a clinical trial.

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