Over the past couple of decades, the use of antibiotics around the world has grown at an increasing speed, and so has resistance to antibiotics. In many cases, unnecessary use could be prevented by taking a CRP measurement before a course of antibiotics is prescribed.
Plan International celebrated the UN’s International Day of the Girl Child on 11 October 2017 by organising a global event in which girls will take over positions of power from political, social and financial leaders. Timo Lappalainen, the President and CEO of Orion Corporation, was also challenged to join the campaign.
As the cost pressures on pharmaceutical companies increase, Orion needs to constantly improve its efficiency to stay competitive. In 2016, the company began a group-wide Lean program, where the entire staff is involved in a culture of continuous improvement. Orion’s shift toward Lean culture received the Lean Prize 2016 from Lean Association of Finland.
The importance of cooperation between academic research and the pharmaceutical industry was emphasised at the celebratory symposium held by the Orion Research Foundation in February 2017. The theme of the symposium was “Building the Future Together – Academic Medicine and Pharma”.
11 January 2017 | On 1st November 2016 the Innovative Medicines Initiative (IMI) together with an association of industrial partners came together to support PHAGO, an innovative research project devoted to the development of immunomodulatory therapies for Alzheimer’s disease (AD).