Keyword: World Health Organization
The past week brought discoveries related to tumor metastasis, the virulence of a superbug, and breast cancer risk.
The list of the 12 "priority pathogens" will help encourage and direct R&D to tackle the growing problem of antimicrobial resistance, says the agency.
Over the past few years, regulators have frequently found fault with data integrity at manufacturers and CROs, which have been accused of everything from logging discrepancies in uncontrolled Excel files to the duplicating of electrocardiogram results. In response, PricewaterhouseCoopers is calling for adoption of technologies to identify and prevent fraudulent activities.
As rates of drug-resistant tuberculosis rise across the globe, GlaxoSmithKline is partnering with Switzerland's BioVersys and France's University of Lille to develop a preclinical candidate against the airborne disease.