This year’s Dementia Awareness Week runs from 15-21 May and is supported by the Alzheimer’s Society – the UK’s leading support and research charity for people with dementia, their families and carers. The theme this year focuses on encouraging people who are worried about dementia to confront their worries by addressing dementia directly and going to the Alzheimer’s Society for information and support.
CorporateLiveWire recognized Life Sciences Advisory as the top Life Sciences Advisory firm in the USA for 2016 with its M&A Awards.
M&A is on the rise across almost every region. Knock on effects of strengthening global markets mean that international deal valuation is rising, as is the number of deals. 2016 was a fantastic year for mergers and acquisitions globally, with high deal volumes and valuations including the China National Chemical Corp acquisition of Syngenta AG for an enormous $43bn in cash.
Women in Bio (WIB) organized a dynamic panel discussion on “Hot Topics in Life Sciences” examining what’s innovative and exciting in the current field of life sciences. The event was held at Nektar Therapeutics on September 26 in San Francisco. The issues ranged from FDA regulation and innovation barriers to drug adherence and drug repurposing, and WIB members were actively engaging with the speakers and the overall conversation was enlightening and productive.
Current therapies for Parkinson’s disease treat the symptoms but do not prevent, slow or halt its progression. Investigators are on the cusp of discovery and drug development that will improve current symptomatic treatments, allow for earlier diagnosis, and provide the cure for Parkinson’s that millions desperately seek. Genetic insights, characterization of drug targets and coordination of efforts have brought us closer to a disease-modifying therapy.
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