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European Federation of Pharmaceutical industries and associations

EFPIA Newsletter 5 March 2020


Would the last pharmaceutical investor in Europe please turn the lights out

Nathalie Moll's blog post

With just a few days until the Commission publishes both its Industrial Strategy and the roadmap for the upcoming Pharmaceutical Strategy, the future of Europe’s life sciences sector is in sharp focus.  

The publication of both documents is eagerly anticipated. Much rests on their content; for patients across Europe, for the European economy and Europe’s life science community. 

In the midst of a coronavirus epidemic, attention turns to the research-based industry to rapidly develop diagnostics, vaccines and treatments in response to such a significant public health threat. It underlines the need for an infrastructure and policy environment that supports medical research in Europe. Read more


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Connecting Healthcare Awards 2020 – Apply Now
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We’re committed to fighting cancer on International Women’s Day – and every day Read more

Right from the Start - Including more women in Clinical Trials (Guest blog)
05 March 2020

Blog post written by Hildrun Sundseth, President EIWH, and Peggy Maguire, Director General, EIWH Read more

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Early detection saves lives! Read more




EFPIA's input to the EU's Beating Cancer Plan Roadmap consultation
05 March 2020 (News & Events)

The research-based pharmaceutical industry remains committed to improving cancer prevention, diagnosis, treatment and... Read more


What we are reading


IMI launches EUR 45m Call for proposals on the coronavirus
On 03 March 2020 (IMI website)

IMI has launched a fast-track Call for proposals on the development of therapeutics and diagnostics to tackle current... Read more

Bernard Mallee: Coronavirus shows our reliance on biopharma
On 03 March 2020 (Irish Examiner)

The industry is devoting all its resources to finding a vaccine, but we should not be complacent about the need to invest... Read more

Cyber Europe 2020 will focus on Health
On 04 March 2020 (European Commission)

ENISA organises the 5th edition of Cyber Europe, the largest Pan European Cybersecurity Exercise, focusing on the healthcare... Read more