Navigation Links
Veerman Committee Argues for Continuation of TI Pharma
Date:1/26/2010

LEIDEN, The Netherlands, January 26 /PRNewswire/ -- Top Institute Pharma (TI Pharma) enables unique public-private collaborations that are extremely valuable for pharmaceutical research in the Netherlands. This can be read in the Midterm Review (MTR) of the Top Institute, which was published today. In the report, an independent committee chaired by Cees Veerman concludes that TI Pharma is well on its way to achieving the objectives that were determined at the time of its establishment. The institute addresses issues with marked social relevance, attracts international investments and has brought forth a group of quality researchers. The committee unanimously recommends that TI Pharma should be continued in its present form.

Today, Kees van Lede, one of the members of the MTR committee, presented the report to Minister Ab Klink of Health, Welfare and Sport (VWS). In the report, the committee expresses a favorable view of TI Pharma, which was established in 2006 and received government funding for a period of four years. Every euro invested was matched by the science sector and the private sector.

Van Lede: "As TI Pharma creates actual value, it constitutes a sensible investment - one that furthermore offers a high degree of leverage. The institute attracts many international investments, as the recent commitment of EUR 53 million made by private parties illustrates. In part thanks to TI Pharma, the Netherlands can compete with superstructures like Cambridge in the UK, the Bay Area in the US and Singapore."

TI Pharma has set up an excellent research infrastructure over the past two years. Universities, research institutes and larger and smaller pharmaceutical and biopharmaceutical firms work closely together to enable the better, speedier and cheaper development of valuable medicines. The chairman of the MTR committee, Cees Veerman, states: "The Midterm Review proves that with its excellent project portfolio, TI Pharma makes a valuable contribution to the knowledge infrastructure in the Netherlands. The independent position that TI Pharma occupies ensures that it can play an essential role in the translation of scientific knowledge into economic and social value."

Both the Management Team and the Executive Board of TI Pharma feel encouraged by the conclusions of the MTR and by the recommendations the committee has made to further develop the top institute. Ton Rijnders, Vice President Discovery MSD Oss and chairman of the Executive Board: "The report is a formal confirmation of the quality and the added value of TI Pharma. Furthermore, it is a good thing that the committee has an eye for the lengthy period of time required to develop medicines and consequently affirms that the institute should be continued."

About TI Pharma

Top Institute Pharma (TI Pharma) is a public-private partnership in which scientific and business worlds work together on groundbreaking, multidisciplinary research aimed at improving the development of socially valuable medicines. Their research portfolio is based on the disease areas as specified in Priority Medicines, a report by the World Health Organization (WHO). The knowledge gained in these projects provides an important contribution to better, faster and less-expensive development of valuable new medicines.

SOURCE TI Pharma


'/>"/>
SOURCE TI Pharma
Copyright©2010 PR Newswire.
All rights reserved

Related biology technology :

1. Brazilian National Biosafety Technical Committee Approves Monsanto Company Insect-Protected Corn Trait
2. Ortho Biotech Supports FDA Advisory Committees Recommendations on Use of ESAs in Chronic Renal Failure Patients
3. Michigan Catholic Conference Responds to Formation of Embryonic Stem Cell Research Ballot Committee
4. Genzyme to Participate in FDA Advisory Committee Meeting on the Use of Phosphate Binders in Chronic Kidney Disease
5. Meredith Martin Addy Named Chair of AIPLAs Amicus Committee
6. California IVF Experts Tap Ethics Committee for Guidance
7. Ortho Biotech Modifies Prescribing Information for PROCRIT(R) (Epoetin alfa) Label Reflects Recommendations from Recent FDA Advisory Committee Meetings
8. California Stem Cell Board Member Violates Conflict Rules; Should Resign From Committee, Consumer Group Says
9. Lota Zoth Elected to Ikaria Board and Named Audit Committee Chair
10. GSK Receives Favorable Recommendation by FDA Advisory Committee for Rotarix(R) (Rotavirus Vaccine, Live, Oral)
11. New 300mg Loading Dose Tablet for Plavix(R) Receives Positive Opinion From the European Committee for Medicinal Products (CHMP)
Post Your Comments:
*Name:
*Comment:
*Email:
(Date:12/8/2016)... ... December 08, 2016 , ... ... control cells — optogenetics — is key to exciting advances in the study ... spatially patterned light projected via free-space optics stimulates small, transparent organisms and excites ...
(Date:12/8/2016)... Mass (PRWEB) , ... December 08, 2016 , ... ... genetic data bioInformatics portal. In response to client demand KbioBox developed a sophisticated ... edit biodesign program. Both are accessible from KBioBox’s new website, https://www.kbiobox.com/ ...
(Date:12/8/2016)... Soligenix, Inc. (OTCQB: SNGX) (Soligenix or the ... commercializing products to treat rare diseases where there is ... be hosting an Investor Webcast Event Friday, December 16, ... innate defense regulators (IDRs) as a new drug class, ... the recently announced and published Phase 2 clinical data ...
(Date:12/8/2016)... 2016   Biocept, Inc . (NASDAQ: ... clinically actionable liquid biopsy tests to improve the ... featuring its Target Selector™ Circulating Tumor Cell platform ... detection of actionable biomarkers in patients with metastatic ... Sara Cannon Research Institute (SCRI), the research arm ...
Breaking Biology Technology:
(Date:12/5/2016)... 5, 2016  The Office of Justice Programs, ... CT Scans Enhance or Replace Medico Legal Autopsies?" ... supporting or replacing forensic autopsies with postmortem X-ray ... In response to recommendations made by The ... CT scans as a potential component of medicolegal ...
(Date:11/29/2016)... 2016 BioDirection, a privately held medical device ... objective detection of concussion and other traumatic brain injury ... a meeting with the U.S. Food and Drug Administration ... Package. During the meeting company representatives reviewed plans for ... to commencement of a planned pilot trial. ...
(Date:11/22/2016)... 22, 2016 According to the new market research ... Face, Vein, Signature, Voice), Multi-Factor), Component (Hardware and Software), Function (Contact and ... the market is expected to grow from USD 10.74 Billion in 2015 ... between 2016 and 2022. Continue Reading ... ...
Breaking Biology News(10 mins):