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2014-06-23 04:20:31

LONDON, June 23, 2014 /PRNewswire/ -- Highlights: - Creation of an international CRO with complete service offering from Phase I to Phase IV post-authorisation studies - Appointment of a highly experienced Board, including Professor Trevor Jones CBE, Chairman, Ronald Openshaw, Chief Executive Officer and Professor Sir Christopher Evans, Non-Executive Director - Completed with GBP12.5m of funds raised from Welsh...

2014-01-08 08:28:14

LA JOLLA, Calif., Jan. 8, 2014 /PRNewswire/ -- Auspex Pharmaceuticals, Inc., a Phase 3 clinical stage biopharmaceutical company focused on developing and commercializing novel medicines for the treatment of orphan diseases, today announced the completion of two separate financings totaling $35 million and appointment of a new Board member: -- $20 million Series E equity financing led by Deerfield Management Company and supported by existing investors, Thomas, McNerney and...

2011-07-26 11:54:00

PHILADELPHIA, July 26, 2011 /PRNewswire-USNewswire/ -- The Raymond and Ruth Perelman School of Medicine at the University of Pennsylvania announces the launching of a first-of-its-kind interdisciplinary center focused on discovering novel treatments for orphan diseases. The Center will bring together, without institutional walls, all necessary approaches to attacking and treating orphan diseases: establishing dedicated research support facilities, translating findings into therapies,...

2011-06-09 23:29:26

Mutations in genes essential to survival are behind so-called orphan diseases, explaining in part why these diseases are rare and often deadly, according to a study appearing in The American Journal of Human Genetics. The new finding contrasts sharply with what is known about mutations in non-essential genes being the drivers of common diseases having higher prevalence rates, according to scientists at Cincinnati Children's Hospital Medical Center who conducted the research. The...


Word of the Day
monteith
  • A large punch-bowl of the eighteenth century, usually of silver and with a movable rim, and decorated with flutings and a scalloped edge. It was also used for cooling and carrying wine-glasses.
  • A kind of cotton handkerchief having white spots on a colored ground, the spots being produced by a chemical which discharges the color.
This word is possibly named after Monteith (Monteigh), 'an eccentric 17th-century Scotsman who wore a cloak scalloped at the hem.'
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