Consorzio per Valutazioni Biologiche e Farmacologiche with the University of Bari, Department of Pharmacy and the Gianni Benzi Pharmacological Research Foundation have promoted the SMART project - Small Medicines Advanced Research Training - funded by the European program H2020, whose purpose is to boost knowledge and exchange of expertise covering all aspects of pediatric studies from ethics to methodology, innovative studies such as modeling and extrapolation, the production of ad hoc pediatric formulations. SMART is a replicable and exportable interaction model, in which research, innovative enterprise and public administration work together to shape a smart development, sustainable and inclusive strategy to be applied to the development of pediatric medicines. SMART can benefit from the expertise of international experts from University College London and the University of Marseille. This was discussed in Bari during the scientific summer school scheduled from 19th to 23rd September, 2016. The event has been quoted by TGNorba with an interview to Prof. ceci (CVBF scientific director) and Prof. Gesualdo (chair of the School of Medicine, University of Bari) and several journals. LA REPUBBLICA on 21-09-2016 (section BARI) GAZZETTA DEL MEZZOGIORNO on 20-09-2016 (section “BARI CITTÀ”) PORTALE UNIBA SEZIONE EVENTI: http://www.uniba.it/ateneo/rettorato/ufficio-stampa/comunicati-stampa/2016/inaugurata-prima-summer-school-medicina-pediatrica BARI NEWS 24: http://www.barinews24.it/dalla-puglia-sviluppo-intelligente-dei-farmaci-pediatrici/ PUGLIA LIVE: http://puglialive.net/home/news_det.php?nid=104287
On February 27th, 2015, the national newspaper Corriere della Sera has published on its section “Corriere Sociale,” dedicated to volunteering and Third Sector, an article on CVBF and its activities in the field of rare diseases and paediatrics. The page describes the four main focus areas of the Consortium: Clinical Trials (promotion of an ethical use of medication, ethics and regulatory counselling, organisation and conduction of clinical trials, pharmacovigilance services, CRO and CME providers activities and drug management), Regulatory Consultancy (whose value lies in the set of competencies guaranteed by the consortium members), Scientific Research (in particular paediatric clinical research, conducted in the context of European projects), Training (with particular regard to the DEEP project and its significant contribution in the field of paediatric research, with the aim of making the iron chelating agent deferiprone- DFP, available in a new formulation specifically tested for children with β-thalassaemia and other transfusion dependent haemoglobinopathies). Here you can download the complete article.
CVBF, partner of the Gianni Benzi Pharmacological Research Foundation and the paediatric clinical research activities carried out through its DEEP project have been the object of an article published on “Il sole 24 ore – Eventi Sud” on 20th October with the title “CVBF – Innovazione nella ricerca clinica pediatrica” (CVBF – Innovation in paediatric clinical research). Donato Bonifazi, CEO of CVBF and Project Manager of one of CVBF main paediatric projects, DEEP (DEferiprone Evaluation in Paediatrics) has highlighted its value: “The DEEP project will also lead to the collection of information intended for regulatory purposes and may thus provide an important contribution to paediatric research in giving the opportunity to many children in the world to have a new syrup specifically tested for them “. […]
CVBF and the paediatric clinical research activities carried out through its DEEP project have been the object of an article published on "Il sole 24 ore - Eventi Sud" on October 20th with the title "CVBF - Innovazione nella ricerca clinica pediatrica" (CVBF - Innovation in paediatric clinical research). http://issuu.com/comunicazionecvbf/docs/02_cvbf3/0
The importance of children’s right to be informed on what will happen to them when they participate in a clinical trial and the DEEP Project’s effort in involving pediatric patients in decision-making processes regarding their health was the focus of an article by the title “That’s Health, Folks!” which appeared on January 10th, 2014 on HorizonHealth.eu. […]