Celgene and Jounce in $2.6-bn Immuno-Oncology Collaboration Deal

celgene_logoCelgene and Jounce Therapeutics are to join in a global strategic collaboration with the aim of developing and commercialising immuno-oncology treatments.

The collaboration will provide Celgene the options to jointly develop and commercialise Jounce’s primary product candidate, JTX-2011, and other innovative immunotherapies targeting B cells, T regulatory cells and tumor-associated macrophages. Continue reading

Trial for Sandoz biosimilar hailed as ‘landmark’

testtubesClinical data gathered for Sandoz’s biosimilar Etanercept (derived from Amgen and Pfizer’s Enbrel) was based from a “landmark” trial design in psoriasis in which over 500 patients switched from the original drug to the biosimilar.

The data from the EGALITY trial showed the Novartis unit’s biosimilar, filed in the US and EU, met primary endpoint of Psoriasis Area and Severity Index (PASI) 75 response, after 12 weeks. Continue reading

Merck to Collaborate with IVI to Develop Next Generation Purification Processes

merck_logoMerck and non-profit organisation International Vaccine Institute (IVI) based in Seoul, South Korea, are collaborating to develop a more robust and scalable vaccine manufacturing processes. Merck will provide funding and expertise in areas of clarification and purification under a new research agreement between the two. Continue reading

Clinical Professionals Wins at the Global Recruiter Awards 2016

gbrLast night Clinical Professionals, Europe’s leading life science recruiter, attended the Global Recruiter awards with hopes of winning the award for Best Innovation in Recruitment for our Life Science Training Academy, accredited by the Science Council.

We are pleased to announce we have won!

The Global Recruiter UK Awards celebrates the best and brightest within the professional staffing industry, judged by a team of experts drawn from the recruitment sector to recognise outstanding performance and service contribution within a variety of different categories.ClpW_sWWkAQ293o.jpg large

In order to be considered for the innovation category, Clinical Professionals were required to submit a brand new or addition to an existing product, process or service for their clients. Our Life Science Training Academy proved to be the perfect choice.

Clinical Professionals first launched the Training Academy in May 2015 to provide the Life Science industry a unique service that trains the best Life Science graduates and work to gain them “first to industry” roles post trading within clinical drug development.

As a leading voice within life sciences staffing and feedback from both clients and candidates we decided to design, fund and provide long-term funding for our brightest life sciences graduates with our unique program. Clinical Professionals has now trained and placed over 20 graduates into first to industry roles and has now increased its programs to supply more highly trained graduates to industry.

yvette_clelandYvette Cleland CEO comments, “Clinical Professionals is very proud to be the recipient of the Global Recruiter for Innovation, however our proudest achievement is to be in a unique position to fund, train and bring our outstanding graduates to first to industry roles and to continue to expand our program. “

If you would like to know more about our Training Academy and how it can assist your career within the Life Science industry or how it can help with bring new talent within your company, visit here for more information.

Clinical Professionals provide candidates and clients with an award winning specialist approach to their life science job search and staffing requirements while aiming to improve the overall job search experience, to find out more about our other services please get in contact by emailing info@clinicalprofessionals.co.uk or call 0118 959 4990

Shire to License Global Rights for Pfizer Biologic

Shire_logoPF-00547659 is an investigational biologic being evaluated for the treatment of moderate-to-severe inflammatory bowel disease (IBD). The biologic is designed to directly target a gastrointestinal (GI) endothelial adhesion molecule known as mucosal addressin cell adhesion molecule 1 (MAdCAM-1), that binds to the α4β7 integrin on lymphocytes. Continue reading

Clinical Professionals New Charity Endeavour with The Arrows Group Foundation

arrows_group_foundationClinical Professionals is delighted to announce that our JustGiving page is now live.

This year Clinical Professionals has embarked upon a charitable collaboration with the Arrows Group Foundation.

The Arrows Group Foundation was first created in 2014 by Adrian Treacy, Arrows Group COO and Co-Founder, after witnessing the extent of child poverty in Delhi, in particular a 3 year old girl who was homeless and alone. As a result, the foundation was created as an independent charity with the sole aim of changing the lives of many children in India like the little girl, through imparting the same opportunities for improvement with a dedicated network of volunteers and a skill development approach. Continue reading

My Career in Clinical Research and The Importance of Clinical Trials

deborah_bruce_clinical_professionalsIn recognition of International Clinical Trials day, Clinical Professionals invites Deborah Bruce, Training Academy Manager, to provide some personal insight and reflect on the importance of clinical trials.

As today is International Clinical Trials Day, which marks the anniversary of the first clinical trial by James Lind in 1747, I find myself reflecting on my career in clinical research and the importance of clinical trials. Continue reading

The Clinical Professionals 2016 AGM

 photo DSC_1720_zpsi9uxpu9u.jpgOn Friday 6th of May, the Clinical Professionals Group held its AGM at the Penta Hotel in Reading to celebrate another successful year in Life Sciences staffing and to thank all of our staff for their massive contribution to an exceptional year.  2016 also sees the business celebrate its 10th anniversary which we see as a significant milestone. Continue reading