Tue.Jan 11, 2022

JPM22: M&A anxiety, Roche's comeback plan and Vir's omicron moment

Bio Pharma Dive

Pharma executives fielded many questions about their dealmaking intentions on the conference's second day, while Roche outlined its plan to compete against Merck and Bristol Myers in cancer immunotherapy

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HCPs are overwhelmed by promotional content in digital

World of DTC Marketing

As HCPs get more digitally savvy, pharma marketers should understand that engaging physicians through channels and time of their preference with content relevant to the individual customer. is no more an option but a critical factor to ensure success for any multichannel marketing initiatives.

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5 questions facing the FDA in 2022

Bio Pharma Dive

If Robert Califf wins Senate confirmation as expected, he will face a lengthy agenda as well as questions on Aduhelm controversy, accelerated approval and agency funding

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Melatonin for Sleep: How the Aid Works

NY Times

The “vampire hormone” can act like a dose of sunset, tricking your body into feeling like it’s time to sleep. Quarantine (Life and Culture) Sleep Content Type: Service Melatonin (Hormone) Dreams Insomnia Psychology and Psychologists Anxiety and Stress Sedatives Drugs (Pharmaceuticals) Jet Lag

2022 Research: The Rapid Rise of Ocean Freight Visibility

Download this a benchmark study from FourKites and The Journal of Commerce exploring how international shippers’ usage of global supply chain visibility technology has evolved since the onset of global disruptions caused by COVID-19.

Medicare proposes to limit coverage of Biogen Alzheimer's drug

Bio Pharma Dive

The program will only cover Aduhelm, which the FDA controversially approved last June, for patients enrolled in rigorous clinical trials, likely forestalling broad adoption of the treatment

Using only 100 atoms, electric fields can be detected and changed

Scienmag

Bioelectricity, the current that flows between our cells, is fundamental to our ability to think and talk and walk. Credit: KATYA KADYSHEVSKAYA AT USC Bioelectricity, the current that flows between our cells, is fundamental to our ability to think and talk and walk.

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Medicare Proposes to Cover Aduhelm Only for Patients in Clinical Trials

NY Times

If the preliminary decision is finalized this spring, it would sharply limit the number of patients who use the expensive drug. Drugs (Pharmaceuticals) Aduhelm (Drug) Elderly Alzheimer's Disease Medicare Centers for Medicare and Medicaid Services Biogen Inc your-feed-healthcare

New treasure trove of globular clusters holds clues about galaxy evolution

Scienmag

A survey completed using a combination of ground and space-based telescopes yielded a treasure trove of previously unknown globular clusters – old, dense groups of thousands of stars that all formed at the same time – in the outer regions of the elliptical galaxy Centaurus A.

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In Southern Africa, Success Against H.I.V. Offers Hope for Beating Back Another Virus

NY Times

A former Africa correspondent, who covered the height of the AIDS epidemic there 15 years ago, finds lessons in the remarkable progress against that virus for our current fight. Acquired Immune Deficiency Syndrome Drugs (Pharmaceuticals) Two Thousands (Decade) Africa South Africa Zambia

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Is more better? Amounts and frequency of milk replacer fed to calves under heat stress

Scienmag

Philadelphia, January 11, 2022 – Calves raised during the heat of summer have reduced growth, increased disease incidence, and higher mortality rates compared with those raised in temperate environments or neutral thermal conditions.

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An Innovative & Creative Problem Solver Approach to Selling in the Medical Device Space

Speaker: Steve Goldstein, Sales Leader

Currently in sales or involved in a business that depends on strong sales results? Join Steve Goldstein, Sales Success Coach, Motivational Speaker and Medical Device Sales Leader from Gold Selling LLC. You will absorb critical strategies to become a trusted partner in greater sales success.

Pfizer, Moderna are prepping new vaccines for Omicron

Pharma Phorum

With evidence growing that the current crop of COVID-19 vaccines are less protective against infection with Omicron, both Pfizer and Moderna have announced plans to develop new versions of their mRNA-based shots that are tailored to the new variant.

Accumulated heat in the upper ocean is at record levels, again!

Scienmag

The world’s oceans are hotter than ever before, continuing their record-breaking temperature streak for the sixth straight year.

Life sciences predictions for 2022

Pharma Phorum

As the COVID-19 pandemic continues to impact the healthcare landscape, and the digital transformation of the life sciences industry gathers pace, what can we expect to see in 2022?

rTMS as a treatment for Veterans with cognitive impairment and multiple co-morbidities

Scienmag

Palo Alto, California – January 10, 2022: Current treatments for Alzheimer’s disease are of limited effectiveness and do not halt the progression of the disease and associated cognitive decline.

Mandatory COVID Vaccination Policy Template

The federal government is developing a rule requiring employers with more than 100 employees ensure their workers are vaccinated or produce a negative COVID test weekly before entering the workplace. So, what can your organization do to prepare? Get Paycor’s COVID Vaccination Policy Template to help communicate important details to your employees.

What HCPs think about mandatory vaccination

Pharma Phorum

What HCPs think about mandatory vaccination. The practice of making vaccinations mandatory within a population has always been controversial.

Winds of change bring winter rain to eastern Arabia

Scienmag

The Arabian Peninsula is one of the most arid regions in the world, making it important to understand how climate change could affect local rainfall patterns.

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BMS cuts $3.15bn deal with Century for cancer cell therapies

Pharma Phorum

Bristol-Myers Squibb chief executive Giovanni Caforio has promised to invest in the company’s pipeline at the virtual JP Morgan Healthcare Conference, and demonstrated that commitment by licensing up to four cancer cell therapy candidates from Century Therapeutics.

How much do students learn when they double the speed of their class videos?

Scienmag

Recorded lectures have become a routine part of course instruction during the COVID-19 pandemic, and college students often try to pack more learning into a shorter span by watching these recordings at double their normal speed or even faster. But does comprehension suffer as a result?

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UK market developments: GHO Capital invests in RoslinCT, Symbiosis expands viral therapy capabilities

BioPharma Reporter

Healthcare investors, GHO Capital Partners LLP, have invested in Scotland based, RoslinCT, a contract development and manufacturing organization (CDMO) focused on advanced cell therapies. Markets & Regulations

Molecular paddlewheels propel sodium ions through next-generation batteries

Scienmag

DURHAM, N.C. — Materials scientists at Duke University have revealed paddlewheel-like molecular dynamics that help push sodium ions through a quickly evolving class of solid-state batteries.

Is The Skinny Label Back From the Dead?

FDA Law Blog

By Sara W. Koblitz — Since the August 2021 decision in GSK v. Teva , the generic industry has been waiting with bated breath to see whether the section viii carve-out (and thus skinny-labeled generic drugs) will survive.

International study identifies predictors of severe outcomes in children with COVID-19

Scienmag

A new international study offers a clearer picture of the impact of COVID-19 infection and the risk of severe outcomes on young people around the world.

Alcon Announces Launch of Systane Complete Preservative-Free Lubricant Eye Drops in Europe

BioTech 365

Alcon Announces Launch of Systane Complete Preservative-Free Lubricant Eye Drops in Europe Alcon Announces Launch of Systane Complete Preservative-Free Lubricant Eye Drops in Europe Clinically proven to relieve all types of dry eye,1Systane Complete is now preservative-free and available in … Continue reading → Business Wire

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Modular super-enhancer controls retinal development

Scienmag

Enhancers are regions of DNA that do not code for proteins, but control how genes are expressed. Super-enhancers are clusters of enhancers that together regulate genes with important roles in cell identity. Scientists at St.

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Liverpool CCG and Community Pharmacy Liverpool Launch FebriDx® Service at More Than 100 Community Pharmacies

BioTech 365

Liverpool CCG and Community Pharmacy Liverpool Launch FebriDx® Service at More Than 100 Community Pharmacies Liverpool CCG and Community Pharmacy Liverpool Launch FebriDx® Service at More Than 100 Community Pharmacies Point-of-Care Test Detects and Differentiates Bacterial v.

Sustainable manufacturing

Scienmag

Reducing the world’s reliance on petroleum and natural gas is a worthy goal, one that could help us achieve a smaller carbon footprint. It will, however, mean rethinking how we create many of the products in our everyday lives. Credit: Illustration by Jeffrey C.

Is The Skinny Label Back From the Dead?

FDA Law Blog

By Sara W. Koblitz — Since the August 2021 decision in GSK v. Teva , the generic industry has been waiting with bated breath to see whether the section viii carve-out (and thus skinny-labeled generic drugs) will survive.

Organic aggregates: new insights on white light

Scienmag

White light, which includes multicolored visible components, affects the rhythm of organisms and has the potential for advanced applications in communications, as well as illumination and display.

Veristat Supported Marketing Applications for 12% of all FDA Novel Drug Approvals in 2021

BioTech 365

Veristat Supported Marketing Applications for 12% of all FDA Novel Drug Approvals in 2021 Veristat Supported Marketing Applications for 12% of all FDA Novel Drug Approvals in 2021 Bridging the Gap between Trial and Treatment by Supporting the Approval of … Continue reading → Business Wire

Bioengineer awarded NSF CAREER grant to improve cardiovascular flow computer models using machine learning

Scienmag

Accurately measuring blood flow is critical to the fundamental understanding of cardiovascular disease and clinical decision making. Although researchers have made great strides in computational and experimental blood flow modeling, reliable data is still difficult to generate in large quantities.

Dr. Stephen J. Hoenig Completes First-of-its-Kind Procedure at The Vascular Care Group, Leominster

BioTech 365

Stephen J. Hoenig Completes First-of-its-Kind Procedure at The Vascular Care Group, Leominster Dr. Stephen J.

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Alcohol consumption is affected by a protein linked to the circadian rhythm, new Concordia research finds

Scienmag

It’s a commonly heard question after New Year’s: “Why do we drink the way we do?” A group of researchers has found that at least some of it has to do with a particular protein in the part of the forebrain that regulates, among other things, decision-making and reward perception.

Frontiers in Immunology Publishes New Study Data from IncellDx Supporting a Model for Understanding Long COVID’s Cause

BioTech 365

Frontiers in Immunology Publishes New Study Data from IncellDx Supporting a Model for Understanding Long COVID’s Cause Frontiers in Immunology Publishes New Study Data from IncellDx Supporting a Model for Understanding Long COVID’s Cause SAN CARLOS, Calif.–(BUSINESS

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Study: safe drinking water remains out of reach for many Californians

Scienmag