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NIH Injects New Moxie Into Drug Development

Like making a new pair of shoes out of supple old leather, The National Center for Advancing Translational Sciences (NCATS) spearheads the newly minted endeavor by the National Institutes of Health (NIH) to speed the process of delivering new and re-purposed therapeutics to the bedside. This $575 million dollar Translational Research Center will be lead by newly appointed Director,…

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Is Working With The Government Really Like Working With A Slow-Moving Bulldog?

Working with the FDA is apparently so difficult that one federal device regulation expert compared the FDA to “a slow-moving bulldog,” reported Gus Sentementes of the Baltimore Sun. (His article Maryland’s Biotech Pitch: We know the Feds is well worth reading.) It’s fascinating that the requirements of the FDA are so intricate that being able to waltz with…

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