Wed.May 12, 2021

Biogen licenses a stroke drug from Japanese drugmaker TMS

Bio Pharma Dive

The drug, which Biogen had an option to license, is one of two in the biotech's pipeline for a condition that has had few new treatments developed

Life may have become cellular by using unusual molecules

Scienmag

All modern life is cellular, but how life came to be cellular remains uncertain. New research suggests chemical compounds likely common on primitive Earth may have helped scaffold the emergence of biological cellularity. Credit: Tony Z.

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CDC panel to vote on Pfizer vaccine for 12- to 15-year-olds

Bio Pharma Dive

The Advisory Committee on Immunization Practices is likely to recommend use of the shot among young teens after an FDA authorization earlier this week

Rare Disease Companies Unite to Advocate for Life-Changing Therapies

BioSpace

The Rare Disease Company Coalition’s 10 founding members have brought 22 treatments to market and currently have more than 160 rare disease programs in the works

Top customer engagement trends in pharma

Bio Pharma Dive

The future of provider and patient engagement in healthcare

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Research team investigates causes of tuberous sclerosis

Scienmag

Mutations can disrupt protein binding through a “burr effect” thus interfering with the regulation of cell growth Credit: Kümmel team/Oeckinghaus team Tuberous Sclerosis Complex (TSC) affects between one and two of every 10,000 new-born babies.

Monoclonal Antibody Proves Worth in Asthma Study

BioSpace

Pivotal data from Amgen’s and AstraZeneca’s NAVIGATOR Phase III trial show tezepelumab, a potential first-in-class human monoclonal antibody, reduced asthma aggravations and exacerbations requiring hospitalizations better than placebo in patients with severe asthma

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Maximize HCP Reach Through Purposeful Omnichannel or Multi-channel Digital Marketing

Pharma Marketing Network

Reaching healthcare professionals can certainly be challenging…especially with the disruption in the pharma marketing ecosystem caused by COVID-19. This disruption has accelerated the digital transformation in pharma.

Polypharmakos and CABI to develop new antimicrobial products from CABI Culture Collection

Scienmag

Is digital mental health the key to tackling a deepening crisis?

Pharma Phorum

In an exclusive feature for pharmaphorum, British Liberal Democrat politician, solicitor and mental health campaigner Sir Norman Lamb discusses why digital mental health services can help tackle the escalating mental health crisis.

Scientists find molecular patterns that may help identify extraterrestrial life

Scienmag

Birdie raises $11.5m to develop care at home app

Pharma Phorum

The care technology firm Birdie has raised $11.5 million to develop its app to help providers deliver elderly care at home.

NUS scientists create a new type of intelligent material

Scienmag

Known as “two-dimensional electrolytes”, these smart materials could potentially be used in many things from drug delivery to energy storage Credit: National University of Singapore Intelligent materials, the latest revolution in the field of materials science, can adapt their properties depending on changes in their surroundings.

Celevac discontinued: What are Celevac alternatives?

Druggist

Are you are one of few last patients who still get Celevac prescribed? Unfortunately, Celevac was discontinued , and now it is impossible to get it on prescription or purchase from the pharmacy.

Brand new physics of superconducting metals refuted by Lancaster physicists

Scienmag

Credit: Lancaster University Lancaster scientists have demonstrated that other physicists’ recent “discovery” of the field effect in superconductors is nothing but hot electrons after all.

A Look Into Telehealth in 2021 and Beyond

Pharma Marketing Network

According to a stat by Medgadget, “Global Telemedicine Market is valued at USD 27.04 Billion in 2019 and Expected to Reach USD 171.81 Billion by 2026 with a CAGR of 37.2% over the Forecast Period.”.

Backyard chickens, rabbits, soybeans can meet household protein demand

Scienmag

Credit: Allison Mills/Michigan Tech In 2020, stores sold out of garden seed, coops and rabbit cages. Now, we have an idea how much protein people can grow in their backyards. The 2020 meat shortages led many to wonder what to eat for protein when supply chains are disrupted.

Labcorp Announces Proposed Sale of Senior Notes

BioTech 365

Labcorp Announces Proposed Sale of Senior Notes Labcorp Announces Proposed Sale of Senior Notes BURLINGTON, N.C.–(BUSINESS

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A new visual library to achieve successful Plus Energy Building design

Scienmag

Mapping culture and climatic energy drivers in Europe Credit: Cultural-E project Researchers from RMIT University, Eurac Research and University Ca’ Foscari Venezia have launched an innovative GIS map with a difference: The European Climate and Cultural Atlas for Plus Energy Building Design – the 2CAP-Energy Atlas.

Heron Wins Approval for Non-Opioid Drug, Allay Therapeutics Launches in Pain Management Space

BioSpace

Shares of Heron Therapeutics climbs after it announced the U.S. FDA approved its non-opioid drug for extended pain relief following some surgeries

Measuring brain blood flow and activity with light

Scienmag

Credit: Wenjun Zhou, UC Davis A new, noninvasive method for measuring brain blood flow with light has been developed by biomedical engineers and neurologists at the University of California, Davis, and used to detect brain activation.

NICE rejects Pfizer’s rare heart disease treatment Vyndaqel

Pharma Times

The final guidance publication comes following an appeal against earlier draft recommendations

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Grant awarded to develop artificial intelligence to improve stroke screening and treatment

Scienmag

Credit: (Photo by Terry Vine) New artificial intelligence technology that uses a common CT angiography (CTA), as opposed to the more advanced imaging normally required to help identify patients who could benefit from endovascular stroke therapy (EST), is being developed at The University of Texas Health Science Center at Houston (UTHealth).

How Thinking Like a Salesperson Can Help You Land Your Dream Job

BioSpace

The moment you step on the job market, you’re selling yourself. Yes, you, the job seeker, are a “brand,” and each touchpoint you have with a potential new employer is an opportunity to “sell” that brand, that vision of your candidacy, the promise of yourself as a future team member and employer

Previously unknown letter reveals Einstein’s thinking on bees, birds and physics

Scienmag

A recently discovered letter written by Albert Einstein discusses a link between physics and biology, seven decades before evidence emerges. Credit: Dyer et al.

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Emergent Bio Execs to Testify Before Congress Following Vaccine Manufacturing Mistake

BioSpace

Emergent company executives Fuad El-ibri and Robert Kramer will be testifying before a congressional probe after a botched batch of 15 million doses of J&J’s COVID-19 vaccine

C-Path announces accelerated data sharing collaboration with Tufts Medical Center

Scienmag

FDA grant supports use of real-world data to generate real-world evidence in neonates Credit: C-Path TUCSON, Ariz.,

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NICE says ‘no’ to Pfizer’s Vyndaqel for rare heart condition

Pharma Phorum

NICE has rejected regular NHS funding for Pfizer’s Vyndaqel (tafamidis) for a rare heart condition, although it has left the door open for negotiations if the pharma decides to drop its price.

Research reveals ancient people had more diverse gut microorganisms

Scienmag

Credit: UM photo by Tommy Martino MISSOULA – Only an anthropologist would treasure millennia-old human feces found in dry caves. Just ask Dr. Meradeth Snow, a University of Montana researcher and co-chair of UM’s Department of Anthropology.

Israeli Company Grabs $28.5 Million for Restorative Cystic Fibrosis Treatment

BioSpace

SpliSense, which focuses on cystic fibrosis and other genetic pulmonary diseases, closed on a $28.5 million Series B financing round. The company plans to use the money to advance its pipeline

No lasting benefit to tubes over antibiotics for childhood ear infections

Scienmag

Labcorp Prices $500,000,000 in 1.550% Senior Notes Due 2026 and $500,000,000 in 2.700% Senior Notes Due 2031

BioTech 365

Labcorp Prices $500,000,000 in 1.550% Senior Notes Due 2026 and $500,000,000 in 2.700% Senior Notes Due 2031 Labcorp Prices $500,000,000 in 1.550% Senior Notes Due 2026 and $500,000,000 in 2.700% Senior Notes Due 2031 BURLINGTON, N.C.–(BUSINESS

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Using ultrasound stimulation to reduce inflammation in COVID-19 in-patients

Scienmag

Credit: Photo courtesy of SecondWave Systems. Researchers at University of California San Diego School of Medicine have begun a pilot clinical trial to test the efficacy of using ultrasound to stimulate the spleen and reduce COVID-19-related inflammation, decreasing the length of hospital stays.

Xencor to Present at the 2021 RBC Capital Markets Global Healthcare Virtual Conference

BioTech 365

Xencor to Present at the 2021 RBC Capital Markets Global Healthcare Virtual Conference Xencor to Present at the 2021 RBC Capital Markets Global Healthcare Virtual Conference MONROVIA, Calif.–(BUSINESS –(BUSINESS WIRE)–Xencor, Inc.

Earthquake early warnings launch in Wash., completing West Coast-wide ShakeAlert system

Scienmag

Credit: Mark Stone/University of Washington When the Big One hits, the first thing Washington residents notice may not be the ground shaking but their phone issuing a warning. The U.S.

Alexion Announces Upcoming Data Presentations at the 26th European Hematology Association Virtual Congress

BioTech 365

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All gas, no brakes: Testosterone may act as ‘brake pedal’ on immune response

Scienmag

In doing so, a WVU researcher has found it could protect men from stomach inflammation Credit: WVU Photo/Brian Persinger Autoimmune diseases have something in common with horses, bachelor’s degrees and daily flossing habits: women are more likely to have them.