Tufts Center for Drug Development


Strong Growth in Biopharmaceutical Approvals

June 01, 2011

Biotechnology is delivering substantially higher numbers of new product approvals. During the period 2000 to 2009, 65 biopharmaceutical products received US marketing approval, nearly double the number of products approved during the 1990 to 1999 period and five times the 1980 to 1989 level.

Biomarkers and Targeted Therapies Usage

March 01, 2011

A 2010 survey conducted by the Tufts Center for the Study of Drug Development (Tufts CSDD) finds that sponsor companies are allocating resources, modifying organizational structures, and increasing investment in the development of personalized medicines (i.e., tailoring of medical treatment and healthcare delivery based on individual patient characteristics including genetic, molecular, and imaging).