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CONTENTS

European Biotechnology | Summer Edition | Vol. 15 | 2016

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Regional news

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68 Northern Europe: Sweden, Denmark, Finland and Norway

Companies turn to novel breeding methods while global GMO acreage tumbles on 20th anniversary

10 Antimicrobial resistance review presents in-depth analysis with recommendations for global action; EU buries biofuels; Clash over glyphosate

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70 Western Europe: France, Belgium, The Netherlands and the UK 72 Central Europe: Germany and Switzerland

12 Innovative Medicines Initiative launches new €60m fund; Heard in Brussels: EMA primed for action

74 Southern Europe: Italy, Spain, Portugal, Malta and Greece

64 Staggered market approval: EMA is en route to Adaptive Pathways

76 Eastern Europe: Hungary, Poland and Lithuania

economy

science & Technology

20 Switzerland presents new growth data from its biotech sector

83 F rench researchers find fat-killer; Alternate antibiotics: innate immunity boosters; Killing tumours with light

Oncolytic viruses – Natural Born Killers

22 IP Flash; LSP closes venture funds

For over a century, doctors have known that some viruses halt or even reverse cancer. Because the effect was almost always temporary, however, development in the field has stagnated since the 1960s. Now interest in oncolytic viruses is surging, as progress in genetic engineering and cancer immunotherapy unlocks possible new approaches. Companies are inserting killer genes or ones that stimulate the immune system into tumour -targeting vectors. Could viruses be the key to curing a wide range of cancers?

26 Interview: Richard Mason; Johnson & Johnson Innovation Centre London

23 Update on clinical trials

84 B PI Europe: Biomanufacturing turns complex and continuous 85 Enzymatic vessel rasp clears atherosclerotic plaques

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28 EMA News 86 Biopeople 29 Analyst commentary 30 Euro Biotech Stocks

87 N ews from partner associations: SBA, BIO Deutschland, DIA, EBN

32 S tart-up story: Tilt Biotherapeutics, Helsinki, Finland

88 Events 89 Company index/Product 90 Encore

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