• NIH Launches New Program to Share Drug Compounds

    • 04 May 2012
    The National Institutes of Health's (NIH) new National Center for Advancing Translational Sciences (NCATS) said it will launch a new pilot program to partner with a number of pharmaceutical manufacturers in an effort to look for new uses for some of their existing compounds. NCATS, currently under the temporary leadership of Thomas Insel , was formed in late 2011 to spur the development of new therapies by focusing on ways to bridge the so-called "valley of death" betwe...
  • Australia and New Zealand Agencies Announce Workflow Ahead of Planned Merger

    Australia's Therapeutic Good Administration (TGA) and New Zealand's Medicines and Medical Devices Safety Authority will be merged in to a single regulatory body in the next five years, according to a statement released by TGA on 28 January. The new regulatory body will have "the objective of ensuring that consumers have access to safe, quality medicines and medical devices which are brought to market through a single approval process for both countries," TGA said in a ...