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21 January 2016
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Declaration by the Pharmaceutical, Biotechnology and Diagnostics Industries on Combating Antimicrobial Resistance
21 January 2016

On January 21, 2016, the Declaration by the Pharmaceutical, Biotechnology and Diagnostics Industries on Combating Antimicrobial Resistance was launched at an event at the World Economic Forum [...] Read more

From our blog

From our blog

Setting in Stone Industry’s Commitment to Tackling AMR
21 January 2016 by Elizabeth Kuiper, Director of European Affairs, EFPIA

In 2014, the World Health Organization announced that antimicrobial resistance (AMR) – and more specifically antibiotic resistance – was no longer a prediction but an actual reality that is putting at risk the ability to treat common infections.

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MEDSDISPOSAL Video - Subtitles available

#medsdisposal is a campaign geared towards raising awareness about how to dispose of unused or expired medicines appropriately in Europe, gathering information on current disposal schemes in European countries in one place. The video has Spanish, Italian, French, German and Portuguese subtitles. For more information, you can visit

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Events calendar

Events Calendar

Inaugural Conference of the European Institute for Innovation through Health Data (i~HD)
On 10/03/2016 (Paris, France)

This Inaugural Conference will mark the parallel launch of a novel European platform to support multi-centre clinical research. This operational platform, the result of the European project EHR4CR (Electronic Health Records for Clinical Research), can connect securely to the data within multiple hospital EHR systems and clinical data warehouses across Europe, to enable a trial sponsor to predict the number of eligible patients for a candidate clinical trial protocol, to assess its feasibility and to locate the most relevant hospital sites.

The role of i~HD, as a not-for-profit Institute, is to provide independent governance oversight of such services now, and as these expand to connect with many more hospitals across Europe. The conference will present this platform and its pharma-led adoption programme, and detail the i~HD governance services that reflect state-of-the-art in the trustworthy re-use of health data for research. You will also learn about Europe's largest "big data" project in health: EMIF (European Medical Information Framework). The views of patients on the benefits of reusing their data for research will be presented by Mary Baker, past President of the European Brain Council, one of our keynote speakers.

For more information, please click here

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Biovision World Life Science Forum
From 13/04/2016 to 14/04/2016 (Lyon, France)

The Biovision World Life Science Forum is fostering a unique approach to meet and connect with, as well as collaborate between international decision-makers from the academic, civil society, policy-making and private sectors, whether industrial or investors.

Biovision 2016's pattern is dedicated to strengthening Action & Interaction for Innovation with:

  • A prospective part with a main theme on "Global health and Prevention" and specific paths (Medicine & Humanities, Vaccines, Cancer Prevention and Digitalised Patients) with workshops, plenary sessions and calls for action.
  • Catalyser & Investor parts with reinforced and segmented sourcing allowing more specific expertise for the evaluation and follow up of the projects, including financing.
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2016 China/EU Pharmaceutical Industry Forum
On 05/04/2016 (Hamburg, Germany)

CPIA and EFPIA will organise a workshop on 5 April 2016, in Hamburg, Germany, with the following areas of focus: an overview of the pharmaceutical market in China/EU; Pharmaceuticals in the Environment; the Drug Administration Law (DAL) revision; and the implementation of new EU legislation. 

The workshop takes place the day before the start of the DIA Euro meeting, which will facilitate for those who already plan to attend the DIA Euro meeting in Hamburg.
This will be an excellent opportunity to listen to e.g. a presentation on the revision of the Drug Administration Law in China and the European Commission strategy for Pharmaceuticals in the Environment (PIE) and also get direct information from the Commission on what will happen in 2019 re Identification and authentication of medicines in Europe as a result of the implementation of the Falsified Medicines Directive.
Please see the programmme for further details. Below, you can access the speakers' presentations:
European Commission strategy for Pharmaceuticals in the Environment (PIE), Patrizia Tosetti, Medical products: quality, safety, innovation, European Commission
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From our blog

EPAA workshop report on the global harmonisation of the 3Rs in biologicals
21 January 2016 (Reports & Studies)

The EPAA project on the 'Harmonisation of 3Rs for biological products' responds directly to the difficulty created by Article 13 of Directive 2010/63, which mandates [...] Read more

What we are reading

What we are reading

Ebola: $5m vaccine deal announced
21 January 2016 (BBC)

The Vaccine Alliance, Gavi, has signed a $5m (£3.5m) deal for an Ebola vaccine, to protect against future outbreaks of the deadly disease.

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Three ways the Fourth Industrial Revolution can transform healthcare
21 January 2016 (World Economic Forum)

Digital technologies are transforming rapidly daily life for people around the world, in ways never before thought possible. With new levels of mobility and connectivity, and emerging technologies such as artificial intelligence, 3D printing and nanotechnology, it is clear that the pace of change will only grow. 

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