Vincristine shortage: an overview on the current European situation

Over the last months, a worrying shortage in the production and distribution of vincristine has affected the health marketplace across the world. Vincristine is an antineoplastic drug, a natural extract from the periwinkle (Cantharanthus roseus, formerly Vinca rosea), which is a species of myrtle. Vincristine is an antitumor drug hugely used in the care of

December 12th, 2019|

A new year of activities for KIDS Bari and KIDS Albania has started

We are happy to announce that even this year the youths of KIDS Bari and KIDS Albania have kicked off their activities aimed to promote the involvement of young persons and patients in the research and clinical fields strongly favouring the achievement of goals in the paediatric drug development and availability. The healthy youths and

December 12th, 2019|

Clinical Trials Europe, 20th November 2019: TEDDY efforts to promote patient’s engagement were presented

On 19th and 20th November 2019, the Annual meeting “Clinical Trials Europe” was held in Barcelona and provided the occasion to bring the clinical community together. The participants had the possibility to share and discuss fresh perspectives and practises for clinical management, patient centricity, drug development operating environment and digital revolution. TEDDY Network participated in

December 12th, 2019|

Publication: “Survey by TEDDY European Network of Excellence for Paediatric Clinical Research demonstrates potential for Europe‐wide trials”

Ensuring high-quality ethical research on the safety and efficacy of medicines for children represents one of the main objectives of the paediatric sector! However, there are no summary data in the public domain about the capacity and competence of European paediatric centres to carry out research studies. To this end, the TEDDY Network developed and

November 28th, 2019|

TEDDY Network was presented at the EUCROF Training Day on “Essentials of Paediatric Clinical Research

On 24 October 2019, EUCROF Paediatric Working Group organised a F2F training on “Essentials of paediatric clinical research” held at the Centro Nacional de Invesigaciones Oncológicas in Madrid. The meeting provided the occasion to give an overview of the current regulatory landscape for paediatric research, review specific and most important challenges with corresponding solutions in

November 12th, 2019|

SAVE THE DATE: 4th EPTRI General Assembly Meeting, 21 and 22 October 2019 in Warsaw, Poland

On 21 and 22 October 2019, the 4th EPTRI General Assembly Meeting will be held in Warsaw and will be organised in collaboration with the Polish partner, the Children’s Memorial Health Institute. EPTRI (European Paediatric Translational Research Infrastructure) is aimed to design a new paediatric Research Infrastructure, intended to accelerate paediatric drug development including most

October 1st, 2019|

SAVE THE DATE. Europe Biobank Week 2019. A poster on #wecare project and patients engagement will be presented

The usual appointment with the European Biobank Week (EBW) this year will be held in Lübeck, Germany, from October 8 until 11. TEDDY European Network of Excellence for Paediatric Clinical Research will be part to the event, presenting a poster entitled “#wecare_ye project: a new EU initiative to promote the paediatric patients engagement”, showing the

September 30th, 2019|

SAVE THE DATE. “Shaping the Future of Paediatrics”, organized by Bambino Gesù Children’s Hospital in Rome

On 2th-4th October 2019 Bambino Gesù Children’s Hospital in partnership with the International Society of Pediatric Innovation (iSPI) will organise the Conference “Shaping the Future of Paediatrics” at Centro Congressi Piazza di Spagna in Rome. The Conference will feature demo sessions on innovation in paediatrics and speeches about 5 main topics: Advances in clinical paediatrics

September 30th, 2019|

A draft framework about paediatric clinical trial preparedness has been published by Enpr-EMA and is open for public consultation

The recommendations by the Enpr-EMA working group on trial preparedness have now been published and are available at this link. Stakeholders are invited to submit comments to by 15 November 2019. The document has been linked and highlighted on the EMA’s stakeholder landing pages, and disseminated to relevant EMA contacts. You are encouraged to

September 30th, 2019|

Have a look at the report of Nuffield Council on Bioethics: a focus on the ethical issues related to children in clinical research

Which role should children play in research decisions? Which are the responsibilities of the researchers who invite children and young people to take part in research? These are only two issues addressed by the report released by the Nuffield Council on Bioethics, entitled “Children and clinical research: ethical issues” and available at this link. The

September 27th, 2019|