HOME ABOUT CONTACT AVAILABLE ISSUES SUBSCRIBE MEDIA & ADS CONFERENCE CALENDAR
LATEST UPDATES » Volume 20, Volume 2, February 2016 Biomedical Research Governance       » Tissue banking in Singapore — An Evolving Enterprise       » China Recognizes Prominent Scientists and Stresses on Innovation       » NUS Researchers Uncover Potent Parasite-killing Mechanism of Nobel Prize-Winning Anti-Malarial Drug       » A New Water Robot "Born" to Detect Water Quality       » Probing the Mystery of How Cancer Cells Die       » Researchers Find Link between Processed Foods and Autoimmune Diseases       » Unravelling the Genetics of Pregnancy and Heart Failure      
INSIDE INDUSTRY
Lupus research organizations welcome big-science push to drive new therapies for lupus patients

The Alliance for Lupus Research (ALR) and the Lupus Research Institute (LRI) have joined the National Institutes of Health (NIH) in the Accelerating Medicines Partnership (AMP) launched to speed new paths to treatment for lupus and autoimmune diseases.

The new $230 million collaboration will harness the collective knowledge and resources among the NIH, biopharmaceutical companies, nonprofit organizations and academic communities. Recognizing that no new targeted therapies exist for severe lupus, the new consortia will work to better understand the disease and uncover new targets for drug development. A total of $41.6 million is allocated specifically to the autoimmune diseases lupus and rheumatoid arthritis.

Collaboration pushes discovery forward

"We are very pleased to see the NIH build upon the deep foundation of novel scientific discovery that the lupus research organizations have accomplished over the past decade," said Margaret Dowd, President and CEO of the Lupus Research Institute. "By investing in early-stage, high-risk ideas, we have supported innovation in fundamental understanding of the disease and successfully identified a diverse range of new pathways and targets in lupus. Now the NIH partnership will propel progress further with tremendous investment and collaboration across all sectors."

Alliance for Lupus Research President Kenneth M. Farber commented, "The large-scale approach of the AMP program is necessary to critically assess which of the many novel pathways and targets implicated in lupus show the greatest promise for the development of new therapeutics. We are excited to be part of this new consortia that takes collaboration in lupus to a new level. By advancing targets, the program promises to benefit not just lupus patients but all those living with systemic autoimmune diseases."

As members of the consortium steering committee for lupus and rheumatoid arthritis, LRI and ALR will have an active role in setting the research agenda and assessing progress.

Source: PR Newswire

Click here for the complete issue.

NEWS CRUNCH  
news Collaboration is Cure for Better Global Health Outcomes, UK-India Experts Say
news EmTech Asia Opens: Features 50 speakers on innovation and emerging technologies
news Russia's only project to supply local high-tech anti-cancer drugs abroad continues with the first shipment to Vietnam
PR NEWSWIRE  
Asia Pacific Biotech News
EDITORS' CHOICE  

Primates in Biomedical Research
COLUMNS  
\
APBN Editorial Calendar 2016
January:
Guest Editorial - Biotechnology In Korea
February:
Guest Editorial - Biomedical Research Governance
March:
Guest Editorial - Life-Saving Opportunities: A Guide to Regenerative Medicine
April:
Cancerology / Oncology
May:
Guest Editorial - Antibody Informatics In Japan
June:
Medical Devices and Technology
July:
Water Technology
August:
Occupational Health
September:
Olympics: Evolution of Sports
October:
Respiratory: Seasonal flu viruses
November:
Tobacco Smoking
Editorial calendar is subjected to changes.
– Editor: Carmen, Jia Wen Loh
MAGAZINE TAGS
About Us
Events
Available issues
Editorial Board
Letters to Editor
Instructions to Authors
Advertise with Us
CONTACT
World Scientific Publishing Co. Pte. Ltd.
5 Toh Tuck Link, Singapore 596224
Tel: 65-6466-5775
Fax: 65-6467-7667
» Editorial Enquiries: biotech_edit@wspc.com
» For Subscriptions, Advertisements &
   Media Partnerships Enquiries:
   Ms PoPo Kwok or Ms Sok Ching Lim/td>
Copyright© 2015 World Scientific Publishing Co Pte Ltd  •  Privacy Policy