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Pharma trends: Biogen Idec forms first-of-its-kind research consortium to identify ALS drug targets

Posted on 21 December 2012

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Big Pharma, Biogen Idec has created a new research consortium in collaboration with several leading academic research centers for research in myotrophic lateral sclerosis (ALS) treatment. This research consortium will not only leverage a range of scientific techniques and disciplines to identify new approaches in treating ALS but also set new pharma trends in the social approach to handle the patients.

In the view of this pharma trends venture, it is anticipated that coordinating research and sharing results across a number of different disciplines, will greatly accelerate the understanding of the mechanism of this disease and the development of new targets and approaches to treatment.

Through the Consortium, each participating lab will undertake a three-year research project.

This level of collaboration will enable researchers to apply others' learnings to their own efforts in near real time which will highly benefit the research motive and also prove in setting new pharma trends.


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