Pfizer's purpose is to innovate to bring patients therapies that significantly improve their lives. R&D is at the heart of fulfilling Pfizer's purpose as we work to translate advanced science and technologies into the therapies that matter most.
Just as science has advanced tremendously over the last decade, so has our understanding of how we need to collaborate to advance innovation more quickly and effectively. Our creative approach to external collaboration has resulted in new types of arrangements with government, academia, patient advocacy groups and the biomedical industry.
Pfizer has signed on to the Dementia Discovery Fund, a new research initiative which aims to boost investment to tackle dementia by bringing together major pharmaceutical companies, the UK government and Alzheimer’s Research UK. The goal of the Fund is to finance new, early stage drug development projects.
Pfizer's President of Worldwide Research and Development spoke at the 33rd Annual J.P. Morgan Healthcare Conference.
The international weekly science journal Nature recently published findings from a large, multi-country study identifying 108 genes, 83 of these unknown before, as contributing to schizophrenia risk. These findings more than triple the number of genetic associations previously known for this disease. Pfizer, through an agreement with the Broad Institute, contributed samples to the investigation, which was conducted by the Psychiatric Genomics Consortium (PGC), a collaboration of more than 80 institutions that analyzed data for more than 150,000 adult subjects.
José Carlos Gutiérrez-Ramos, Group Senior Vice President of BioTherapeutics Research and Development discusses how Pfizer’s Centers for Therapeutic Innovation is working to discover potential medicines by bringing together key stakeholders early in the process, including disease foundations and academic centers.
Pfizer and a number of its industry peers, including Janssen Research & Development, L.L.C. and Sanofi, have committed 26 new agents to The National Institutes of Health (NIH) and its National Center for Advancing Translational Sciences (NCATS) to expand its Discovering New Therapeutic Uses for Existing Molecules program.
Pfizer Opens New State-of-the-Art Research and Development Site in Cambridge, Massachusetts: Bio-Innovation Hub Represents Significant Step in Pfizer’s Long-Standing Commitment to the Area
Dr. Jack Watters, M.D., Pfizer’s VP for External Medical Affairs, took the stage this week at the 12th International Federation on Ageing (IFA) Global Conference on Ageing in Hyderabad, India. Watters’ keynote address on healthy and active aging highlighted the importance of public-private partnerships to ensure the health and well-being of older people. He also emphasized that aging is affecting more than just the lives of those who are older themselves, stating that society should do more to foster inter-generational engagement.
A critical part in the process of bringing new therapies to patients is clinical development, the study of potential new therapies in humans.
Pfizer is finding new ways to develop therapies to improve and extend the lives of patients.
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Pfizer Neuroscience Scientist Mercedes Benya explains the importance of the blood-brain barrier and the bypassing approaches being investigated in order to treat diseases of the central nervous system.
Worldwide Medicinal Chemistry's (WWMC) innovative use of structure-based drug design (SBDD) and physical properties-based optimization (PPBO) helps Pfizer deliver on the pipeline by allowing chemists to analyze complex data.
Michael Ehlers, Chief Scientific Officer of Pfizer's Neuroscience Research Unit (RU), will be awarded the prestigious Thudichum Medal by the Biochemical Society, the U.K.'s largest discipline-based professional and academic society in the biosciences.
Pfizer is one of the key partners in a newly launched international consortium of scientists that represents one of the largest ever academic-industry research collaborations aimed at finding new methods for the development of drugs for autism spectrum disorders.
Two Pfizer colleagues in Worldwide Research & Development were named "We Work for Health Champions" by industry trade organization PhRMA (Pharmaceutical Research and Manufacturers of America).
The "Alzheimer's Challenge 2012" calls for inventive concepts to help improve the diagnostic identification and tracking of Alzheimer's disease and will provide cash prizes for the best submissions.
Elected for a three-year, Das will lead the premier organization worldwide of all scientists dedicated to the discovery, development and manufacture of biotechnology-related pharmaceutical products and therapies through advances in science and technology.
Life Science Leader magazine featured an interview with Pfizer's John Hubbard, Head of Development Operations, on how Pfizer's strategic partner model evolved and how it is going to help spur innovation.
The Day (of New London) featured a front page story about the evolving role of Worldwide Research & Development's Groton site, which is being transformed into the company's drug-development hub: the Center for Discovery and Development Sciences.
Pfizer has entered into a 10-year lease agreement with the Massachusetts Institute of Technology (MIT) for more than 180,000 square feet in a new building under development in Cambridge, Massachusetts.
Pfizer and the Massachusetts Institute of Technology last week held the official groundbreaking of the new location of Pfizer's Cardiovascular, Metabolic and Endocrine Diseases and Neuroscience research units at Kendall Square in Cambridge, Mass.
Hakan Sakul, Executive Director and Head of Diagnostics within WRD's Development Operations organization, was honored with the "Chairman's Award in Personalized Medicine".
Here is a recap of some of the most popular Think Science Now (TSN) blog posts of 2011.
Michael Ehlers, Chief Scientific Officer of Pfizer's Neuroscience Research Unit (RU), discusses the challenges and opportunities in the field of neuroscience research in a special advertorial featured in the latest edition of the journal Nature.
Pfizer colleagues volunteered their time over a recent weekend to share the wonders of science with visitors to the San Diego Festival of Science and Engineering Expo Day.
Pfizer is a pioneering partner in a National Institutes of Health (NIH) collaborative program that will match academic researchers with dozens of pharmaceutical industry-owned molecules.
Two Pfizer colleagues were recognized by the Asian American Business Development Center (AABDC) as among the 2012 "Outstanding 50 Asian Americans in Business."
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