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Exsilio debuts with $82M, pitching a ‘leap’ forward for genetic medicine

Bio Pharma Dive

The company claims it can address some of the field’s limitations with medicines delivered via messenger RNA and lipid nanoparticles.

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The growing uses of medicinal cannabis

Pharmaceutical Technology

Demand for medicinal cannabis is increasing globally to treat a range of illnesses and conditions.

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EMA issues guidance amidst European medicine shortage

Pharmaceutical Technology

The European Medicines Agency (EMA) has published recommendations to increase communication and planning efforts in a bid stop the current medicine shortages becoming even worse. The EMA set up a task force in 2016 in light of issues concerning medicine availability and supply chain.

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Ethnopharmacology: traditional medicine and modern drug discovery

Pharmaceutical Technology

Traditional medicine refers to the knowledge, skills and practices that indigenous and different cultures use to maintain health, encompassing forms such as herbal medicine, Traditional Chinese Medicine (TCM) and acupuncture. Studying the behaviour of animals can aid in drug discovery research too.

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Roche bets on Ionis RNA medicines with neuroscience deal

Bio Pharma Dive

The Swiss drugmaker is restocking its pipeline by buying into preclinical Ionis medicines for Alzheimer’s and Huntington’s diseases.

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These microscopic tunnels are a goldmine for new medicines

Bio Pharma Dive

A growing cohort of biotechs, from Biohaven to Neurocrine to Jazz, hope research on ion channels will bring them new drugs and big business — much like it has done for Vertex.

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European Commission bolsters defences against critical medicine shortages

Pharmaceutical Technology

The EC announced new initiatives to tackle critical medicine shortages in winter, introducing more flexibility to strengthen supplies.

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