Tue.Nov 23, 2021

AstraZeneca, after years of delays, opens UK hub meant to recharge drug research

Bio Pharma Dive

Formally unveiled five years after originally planned, the $1 billion headquarters will become the British drugmaker's second-largest R&D center by headcount

Insulin costs ignore the root cause of diabetes

World of DTC Marketing

OPENING: As the NY Times recently reported , obesity is the leading cause of mortality in the United States. Obesity costs the nation $1.72 trillion every year.


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GSK dives into NASH, RNA interference with Arrowhead deal

Bio Pharma Dive

GSK has secured rights to a genetic medicine in early-stage human testing for NASH, a disease thought to affect millions of people and which has proven to be a tough target for drugmakers

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New species of green microalga identified in São Paulo


A group led by researchers affiliated with the Phycology Laboratory at the Federal University of São Carlos (UFSCar) in the state of São Paulo, Brazil, have discovered a new species of green microalga in a reservoir located in the northwest of the state.

Lessons in Supply Chain Digitization from PepsiCo and Conagra

Speaker: Craig Weiss, ConAgra Brands; Mari Roberts PepsiCo; and Matt Elenjickal, FourKites

Supply chain digitalization is key to success as market volatility, widespread disruption & stiff competition for consumer dollars puts pressure on every aspect of the supply chain. Register to hear how 2 global brands are accelerating digital transformation and increasing efficiency & automation throughout their operations.

LMC Manna, IACT Health join in integrated research network

Outsourcing Pharma

The alliance is aimed at expanding service to pharmaceutical firms and other partners, and advancing treatment options for patients across North America. Clinical Development

A new snow tracking sensor


Roofs collapsing under heavy snow, mini-avalanches in cities, and flash floods are just some of the winter headaches that could be resolved if there were a better way to track snow cover.

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For a fungus, the right “accessories” can make or break a relationship with a plant


For a fungus, the right “accessories” can make or break a relationship with a plant Credit: APS For a fungus, the right “accessories” can make or break a relationship with a plant Plants interact with a diversity of organisms over the course of their lifetime, but even very similar microbes can cause opposite reactions. Two […].


AstraZeneca cuts the ribbon on its $1bn R&D lab in Cambridge

Pharma Phorum

After years of delays and rising costs, AstraZeneca has formally unveiled its $1 billion R&D facility in Cambridge, said to be the biggest science lab of its kind in the UK.

Understanding Eraser Enzymes


University of Delaware biochemist Jeff Mugridge is trying to figure out how so-called mRNA eraser enzymes work in our cells, why those erasers can sometimes misbehave and lead to cancer, and how science can pave the way for possible solutions to this problem.


Chinese tech giant Baidu licenses mRNA algorithm to Sanofi

Pharma Phorum

Sanofi has bolstered its push into mRNA-based therapies with a new licensing deal – but not as might be expected with some up-and-coming biotech company.

3 Ways End-to-End Visibility Helps Minimize the Risks of Ocean Freight

Download this playbook to learn how end-to-end visibility helps to mitigate risk associated with the ocean freight market.

Neurobiologists reveal how value decisions are coded into our brains


In 2019 University of California San Diego researchers discovered the area of the brain where “value decisions” are made. Credit: UC San Diego In 2019 University of California San Diego researchers discovered the area of the brain where “value decisions” are made.

Pfizer-licensed Cardiovascular Drug Reduces Triglycerides in Phase II


A cardiovascular drug Pfizer licensed from Akcea Therapeutics in 2019 hit the mark in a Phase IIb dose-ranging study in patients with elevated non-HDL-C and triglycerides

New chip hides wireless messages in plain sight


Emerging 5G wireless systems are designed to support high-bandwidth and low-latency networks connecting everything from autonomous robots to self-driving cars. But these large and complex communication networks could also pose new security concerns.


Buoyed by new data, Santhera preps filing for DMD drug vamorolone

Pharma Phorum

A year ago, Swiss biotech Santhera was slashing staff to cut costs after it abandoned lead Duchenne muscular dystrophy (DMD) therapy idebenone. Now, it’s ready to file replacement drug vamorolone, armed with new data from a pivotal trial, in what looks like a reversal of its fortunes.

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4 Silver Linings of the Chaotic Ocean Freight Market

Speaker: Peter Tirschwell, Chris Stauber, Sarah Barnes Humphrey, and Audrey Ross

Join this webinar exploring the silver linings that have emerged from the chaotic ocean freight market. The discussion will highlight solutions that prioritize digitization and build a more efficient international supply chain. Jan 25 at 10am CT.

When bees get a taste for dead things


A little-known species of tropical bee has evolved an extra tooth for biting flesh and a gut that more closely resembles that of vultures rather than other bees.


CVS, Walgreens and Walmart Fueled Opioid Crisis, Jury Finds

NY Times

This is the first jury verdict in an opioid case. The decision embraced a key legal argument that judges in other opioid cases had recently rejected.

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Cooled RFA relieves pain after knee replacement


CHICAGO – A minimally invasive ablation procedure offers long-term relief for patients who experience chronic and debilitating pain after knee replacement surgery, according to a study being presented next week at the annual meeting of the Radiological Society of North America (RSNA).

Three Companies Offering Vegan Thanksgiving Alternatives


Plant-based eating is growing drastically as more and more evidence has concluded the diet may be better for human and planetary health. Sales of plant-based meat and dairy products reached a whopping $29.4 billion last year and could increase to over $160 billion by 2030.

The Smart Data Revolution: How AB InBev Drives Efficiency with Visibility Data

Speaker: AB InBev and FourKites

Register for our upcoming webinar to learn how leveraging the right data to make quick, well-informed decisions is the key to success in supply chain & logistics. Join FourKites and AB InBev to learn what’s possible with a data-driven supply chain strategy & real-time transportation visibility.

AIP welcomes Jovonni Spinner as diversity, equity and belonging officer


WASHINGTON, November 23, 2021 — The American Institute of Physics is pleased to welcome Jovonni Spinner as its diversity, equity and belonging officer.


CVS, Walgreens and Walmart Perpetuated Opioid Crisis, Jury Finds

NY Times

This is the first jury verdict in an opioids case. The decision embraced a key legal argument that judges in other opioids cases had recently rejected.

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Dopamine plays key role in songbird mating


In humans, the dopamine system has been tied to rewards and pleasurable sensations. As well as to memory and learning.


New Starbucks Concept Store Uses Amazon Go’s ‘Just Walk Out’ Technology


Starbucks and Amazon Go joined forces and brought a new digital and physical retail space to Starbucks customers. The new Starbucks café will have Amazon Go available in a store located in New York City.

Modernizing Pharmaceutical Supply Chains

Speaker: Nimesh Patel, Gregory Demitrack, and Sarah Barnes Humphrey

Register for our upcoming webinar to better understand the state of the pharmaceutical supply chain. FourKites partnered with Accenture to survey supply chain executives working in pharmaceuticals, biotech, cell and gene therapy, medtech, and other related industries.

Global warming, not just drought, drives bark beetles to kill more ponderosa pines


LOS ALAMOS, N.M., November 23, 2021—In California’s Sierra Nevada, western pine beetle infestations amped up by global warming were found to kill 30% more ponderosa pine trees than the beetles do under drought alone.


Biovectra to Build First mRNA Vaccine and Drug Manufacturing Plant in Canada


Canadian pharma and biotech contract development and manufacturing organization (CDMO) Biovectra has announced plans for building one of the first state-of-the-art mRNA vaccine and biomanufacturing facilities in Canada. The $79.6

Deeper defense against cyber attacks


To address the growing threat of cyberattacks on industrial control systems, a KAUST team including Fouzi Harrou, Wu Wang and led by Ying Sun has developed an improved method for detecting malicious intrusions.

Novartis may have found a buyer for Sandoz; report

Pharma Phorum

Just a few weeks after Novartis revealed it was considering a sale of its generics business Sandoz, there are reports that a potential buyer has already come forward.

Minimizing Retail Supply Chain Disruptions in 2021 and Beyond

Speaker: Izaac Moran, Customer Success Manager, FourKites; Glenn Koepke, SVP of Customer Success, FourKites; and featuring interviews with supply chain experts from Dollar Tree and Best Buy

Register for our upcoming webinar to see how savvy retailers including Dollar Tree and Best Buy are leveraging real-time visibility across their end-to-end supply chains in creative ways to drive agility and thrive in today’s unpredictable environment.

Autism changes brain’s white matter over time


AstraZeneca opens new advanced therapeutics R&D facility in Cambridge

BioPharma Reporter

AstraZeneca has built a new R&D facility - The Discovery Centre (DISC) - in Cambridge in the UK. Bio Developments

Research at MDI Biological Laboratory sheds new light on effects of dietary restriction


BAR HARBOR, MAINE – In new research, Aric N. Rogers, Ph.D.,

Bonus BioGroup’s MesenCure Shows Promise Against COVID-19 Pneumonia


Bonus BioGroup’s product is back in the news again as its cell therapy promises to treat late-stage COVID-19

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.