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Abbott Announces New Partnerships and Programs to Advance its Diversity in Clinical Trials Initiative

  • New efforts focus on research infrastructure, continued training of diverse clinical research personnel and improved diversity within Abbott's own clinical trials
  • Abbott's Diversity in Clinical Trials initiative aligns with the company's continued focus for greater health equity, expanded access, affordability and removing barriers to life-saving technology and innovation
  • The new programs build on a successful first year of the multi-million-dollar corporate initiative

ABBOTT PARK, Ill., May 11, 2023 /PRNewswire/ -- Abbott (NYSE: ABT) today announced a series of new programs within its multi-million-dollar initiative to increase diversity in clinical trials and improve care among under-represented populations. The new additions to Abbott's Diversity in Clinical Trials initiative build on the partnerships, scholarships, and the focus on diversified participants in the company's own clinical trials during the initiative's first year.

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Bayer and Bicycle Therapeutics Enter Strategic Collaboration for Development of Novel Targeted Radionuclide Therapies in Oncology

  • Collaboration will leverage Bicycle Therapeutic’s synthetic peptides for the discovery and development of multiple targeted radioconjugates of the company in oncology
  • Advancing the use of bicycle peptides as a novel targeting approach in radiopharmaceuticals
  • Bicycle Therapeutics to receive upfront payment of USD 45 million, and potential future development and commercial-based milestones, up to a total of USD 1.7 billion, plus tiered commercial royalties

BERLIN & CAMBRIDGE, England & BOSTON--(BUSINESS WIRE)--Bayer and Bicycle Therapeutics plc (NASDAQ: BCYC), a biotechnology company pioneering a new and differentiated class of therapeutics by utilizing proprietary bicyclic peptides technology (Bicycle®), today announced that they have entered into a strategic collaboration agreement to discover, develop, manufacture, and commercialize Bicycle radioconjugates for multiple agreed upon oncology targets.

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Bayer opens first Co.Lab Life science incubator in Cambridge

Global Bayer Co.Lab network of life science incubators established to accelerate innovation and foster collaborations within vibrant biotech ecosystems / U.S. flagship location opening in Cambridge, MA, encompasses state-of-the-art laboratories and collaborative working space designed specifically to support entrepreneurs focused on developing the next generation of cell and gene therapies / Bayer’s Co.Lab Cambridge co-located with the Bayer Research and Innovation Center (BRIC), BlueRock Therapeutics, and Leaps by Bayer, allowing for direct access to Bayer’s experts / Investment part of Bayer’s continued strategic investment in the U.S.

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Roche launches Institute of Human Biology to accelerate breakthroughs in R&D by unlocking the potential of human model systems

  • The Institute of Human Biology aims to better predict which drug candidates are safe and most effective in patients by evolving and increasing the use of human model systems.
  • Human model systems are miniature living 'replicas' of human tissues and organs that also have the potential to reduce reliance on animal testing.
  • The institute brings together scientists from academia and industry to lead the broad adoption of human model systems in pharmaceutical R&D as well as in clinical practice.

Basel, 4 May 2023 - Roche (SIX: RO, ROG; OTCQX: RHHBY) announced today the launch of the Institute of Human Biology (IHB) focussing on advancing research in the field of human model systems such as organoids. Leveraging human model systems, the institute aims to accelerate drug discovery and development by improving the understanding of how organs function and how diseases develop. Ultimately, this will help to bring medicines to patients faster. These efforts will also enable early testing of which drug candidates are safe and which molecules would work best for each patient.

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Abbott's Life Support System Receives New FDA Clearances to Help Doctors Treat More Critically Ill Patients

  • Abbott's CentriMag™ Blood Pump, previously cleared for use up to six hours, now can be used to provide longer-term life support to critically ill patients, providing doctors more time to make critical care decisions
  • Abbott's CentriMag™ Pre-connected Pack, which combines a blood pump and oxygenator to form a life support circuit, also received FDA clearance for life support lasting less than six hours, helping physicians provide urgent critical care more efficiently and in fewer steps

ABBOTT PARK, Ill., April 25, 2023 /PRNewswire/ -- Abbott (NYSE: ABT) today announced two new clearances from the U.S. Food and Drug Administration (FDA) for the company's industry-leading life support system. With the new indication, the CentriMag Blood Pump for use with the CentriMag™ System, is now cleared for longer-term use in adults when extracorporeal membrane oxygenation (ECMO) – a type of life support for people whose heart and lungs are not working – is critical to saving their life. Now, the clearance for longer-term support allows physicians more time to assess next steps and make critical care decisions for their patients.

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Boehringer Ingelheim

Boehringer Ingelheim inaugurates largest European development centre for biotechnology

  • Investment of 350 million EUR in state-of-the-art research infrastructure is Boehringer Ingelheim’s largest single investment in Germany to date
  • Boehringer Ingelheim strengthens innovation power and development of biopharmaceuticals, which account for approx. 50 percent of the company’s research pipeline
  • New high-tech facility in Biberach offers attractive workplaces for more than 500 scientists

Boehringer Ingelheim today inaugurated its state-of-the-art Biologicals Development Center (BDC) in Biberach an der Riß, Germany. The new high-tech facility underlines the company’s strong commitment to Germany and Europe as location for research and development (R&D) for the care of patients around the world. With the investment of 350 million EUR, Boehringer Ingelheim significantly enhances its innovation power and development of biopharmaceutical development capabilities in Germany.

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