What can we do to serve drug repurposing better?

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Thanks to all who have attended the 6th annual Drug Repositioning, Repurposing and Rescue Conference in Chicago on June 28 & 29. We had two excellent days of presentations, formal discussions, and informal meetings on the sidelines. Also, the well-established close collaboration with Cures Within Reach has been fruitful once more. The potential of this annual event, organized by Arrowhead, ...
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Drug Repuposing Patents – What We Did Not Discuss

If you follow our discussions of patent documents claiming radically new uses for known compounds, published in the issues that ASSAY and Drug Development Technologies dedicates to drug repurposing, you might think that there is a lot of patenting activity going on in this field – indicative of broad commercial interest. Actually, there is significantly more out there. However, the space we can a...
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United Airlines is done. Lets talk about Chicago police

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No life science patents, congresses or corporate matters this time. This post goes beyond. It should affect your choice of flights to Arrowhead’s annual Drug Repurposing Conference in June. Imagine you have booked a table at a Chicago restaurant. To get the reservation, you had to pay in advance. While you are waiting for your meal, you are suddenly ordered to give up your table: somebody from ...
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Coming Soon: Selected Patent Evaluations from the April 2017 Drug Repurposing Issue of ASSAY

Coming Soon: Selected Patent Evaluations from the April 2017 Drug Repurposing Issue of ASSAY
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The kind people at Mary Ann Liebert, Inc. Publishers have accelerated publication of ASSAY and Drug Development Technologies’ summer special issue: we got sufficient good manuscripts to warrant that. And lo!, this allows us to publish discussions of selected drug repurposing patent applications in a very timely manner. Once again, incredible pharmacological creativity from around the world! Here i...
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Why Moving EMA to Vienna Would Make Sense

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Today the UK government has finally activated Article 50 of the Lisbon Treaty, officially declaring what had been decided nine months ago: they are leaving the European Union for good, by April 2019 at the latest – deal or no deal. That the European Medicines Agency would have to move from its Canary Wharf offices in London to the Continent had been obvious as soon as the Brexit vote was announ...
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Drug Repurposing Patent Applications Discussed in Upcoming ASSAY Special Issue

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Winter is coming…. And that means that ASSAY and Drug Development Technologies will publish another special issue on drug repurposing. Here are the highlights of the PCT patent applications from Q2 and Q3/2016 that will be discussed. X-Ray Contrast Agents for Ebola (WO/2016/054658, 3e Therapeutics Corp.) A Heart Failure Drug for Myopathies and Respiratory ALS Complications (WO/2016/059287,...
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Presentation at the B·Debate Conference on Drug Repurposing for Rare Diseases

Presentation at the B·Debate Conference on Drug Repurposing for Rare Diseases
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H.M. Pharma Consultancy will present at the·B·Debate conference, Drug Repurposing for Rare Diseases. The Cure for the 21st Century, to be held in Barcelona on November 17 and 18, 2016. This event, jointly organized by Barcelona's innovative health ecosystem, biocat and "la Caixa" Foundation, with Barcelona Science Park (PCB) and Hospital Sant Joan de Déu (HSJD), offers an interdisciplinary forum w...
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Selected drug repurposing patent applications published in Q1/2016

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This is a selection of PCT patent applications published during the first three months of 2016 that claim new uses for known drugs, and are reviewed in ASSAY and Drug Development Technologies‘ 2016 summer special edition on drug repurposing. This follows up on our blogpost of June 23 where we summarized the patent applications of Q4/2015, also to be published in this issue of ASSAY. – Do not miss ...
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Jump the Channel, UK Life Science Companies

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Imagine that you are a director of a company. One day you hear one of your employees stating loud and clear, with much feeling: „I have decided to quit!“ But the next day, in Human Resources, when the person is handed his or her papers, eyes and mouth assume the „Big O“ shape: „But I have not resigned! All I had said is that I have decided to quit! A person can make a decision and tell everybod...
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Selected drug repurposing patent applications published in Q4/2015

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This is a selection of patent applications from Q4/2015 that claim new uses for known drugs, and are reviewed in ASSAY and Drug Development Technologies‘ summer special edition on drug repurposing. Note that this is only about a third of what was actually published in the quarter; activity has been constantly rising in this field of patenting. Q1/2016 to follow soon. WO/2015/147411 ( Dong-A Uni...
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