Thu.Jan 21, 2021

How 2 scientific pioneers teamed up to run AskBio, Bayer's new gene therapy division

Bio Pharma Dive

Katherine High and Jude Samulski, two well-known gene therapy researchers, were longtime collaborators and competitors. Now they're colleagues at one of the world's largest drugmakers

The importance of your product website

World of DTC Marketing

SUMMARY: Among US adults who looked for health information and used the internet for their most recent search, the percentage who reported accessing health information without frustration was stable during the study period (from 37.2% in 2008 to 38.5% in 2017).

Insiders

Sign Up for our Newsletter

This site is protected by reCAPTCHA and the Google Privacy Policy and Terms of Service apply.

Woodcock steps in as acting FDA chief with crucial vaccine decisions ahead

Bio Pharma Dive

Coronavirus vaccine reviews and drug approval backlogs will be just some of the challenges the longtime FDA veteran will face as the agency awaits President Joe Biden’s permanent pick

Drugs 139

Seasonal Flu Nearly Eradicated During Pandemic, Despite Rising COVID-19 Cases

BioSpace

Despite the rising number of COVID-19 cases reported across the globe, rates of influenza have virtually flatlined across the Northern Hemisphere, leading many doctors and researchers to wonder how this could be replicated in non-pandemic times

Eli Lilly Claims Drug Prevents Coronavirus Infection in Nursing Homes

NY Times

A monoclonal antibody protected residents and staff members in facilities where the virus had appeared. Antibodies Drugs (Pharmaceuticals) Nursing Homes Disease Rates Elderly Coronavirus (2019-nCoV) Vaccination and Immunization Elder Care Deaths (Fatalities) Eli Lilly and Company United States

47% of Americans Still Hesitant to Get COVID-19 Vaccine, New Poll Says

BioSpace

Americans are still hesitant to be vaccinated against COVID-19, according to just-released research from Invisibly

20 most popular prescription painkillers UK

Druggist

The main focus of today’s post is to review the most popular prescription painkillers in the UK. I previously reviewed the popularity of different drugs in the UK, which may interest you: Top 15 most prescribed drugs in the UK & most popular antidepressants in the UK.

More Trending

Drug Prevents Coronavirus Infection in Nursing Homes, Maker Claims

NY Times

A monoclonal antibody protected residents and staff members in facilities where the virus had appeared. Antibodies Drugs (Pharmaceuticals) Nursing Homes Disease Rates Elderly Coronavirus (2019-nCoV) Vaccination and Immunization Elder Care Deaths (Fatalities) Eli Lilly and Company United States

How Food Delivery is Exacerbating Climate Change

XTalks

It’s no secret that food delivery usage has skyrocketed over the course of the pandemic. With stay-at-home orders and strict guidelines for restaurants, many have turned to food delivery to fulfill cravings, and restaurants that have managed to survive so far have used it as a lifeline.

F.D.A. Approves Monthly Shots to Treat H.I.V.

NY Times

A combination of two injectable drugs will provide an alternative to daily pills for people with H.I.V. your-feed-science Acquired Immune Deficiency Syndrome Drugs (Pharmaceuticals) Food and Drug Administration United States

Gene Therapy for Muscular Disorders

Pharma Phorum

With clinical holds lifting there has been more investment and clinical progress in the gene therapy for muscular disorders space than ever before, yet the consequences of toxicity are not a distant memory.

Biden Inherits a Vaccine Supply Unlikely to Grow Before April

NY Times

But with 200 million doses pledged for the first quarter of the year, some experts say President Biden’s plan for 100 million shots in 100 days is far too modest.

Giant sand worm discovery proves truth is stranger than fiction

Scienmag

Trace fossil reveals more about this ancient creature’s behavior Credit: Masakazu Nara Simon Fraser University researchers have found evidence that large ambush-predatory worms–some as long as two metres–roamed the ocean floor near Taiwan over 20 million years ago.

Oxford University weighing up how vaccine platform would need to adapt to deal with variants

BioPharma Reporter

The team behind the Oxford-AstraZeneca COVID-19 vaccine says it is carefully assessing the impact of new variants from the UK, South Africa and Brazil on vaccine immunity. Markets & Regulations

Research Roundup: Blood Test for Severe COVID-19 and More

BioSpace

Every week there are numerous scientific studies published. Here’s a look at some of the more interesting ones

Pfizer, BioNTech’s COVID-19 vaccine likely to be effective against UK strain

Pharma Times

Antibodies in blood of vaccinated individuals neutralised in vivo version of variant

A Year of COVID-19 Provides Lessons for the Future

BioSpace

One year and more than 410,000 deaths later, the United States is still firmly in the grips of the COVID-19 pandemic

77

Why Biden Inherited a Covid-19 Vaccine Supply Unlikely to Grow Before April

NY Times

But with 200 million doses pledged for the first quarter of the year, some experts say President Biden’s plan for 100 million shots in 100 days is far too modest.

Students win kudos for sports medicine research

Scienmag

Study of heart-rate sensor earns praise for UMass Lowell team LOWELL, Mass. – UMass Lowell students testing a new device that could transform the way heart-rate data is collected have won praise for their work from the American College of Sports Medicine. A portable sensor that collects heart-rate data shows promise for its accuracy and […].

First Psychiatry Consortium funded project announced for schizophrenia

Pharma Phorum

A partnership between University of Oxford, the Earlham Institute, and the global pharmaceutical companies Biogen Inc and Boehringer Ingelheim is announced today to investigate a new drug target for the treatment of schizophrenia.

Research Roundup: Blood Test for Severe COVID-19 and More

The Pharma Data

Every week there are numerous scientific studies published. Here’s a look at some of the more interesting ones. Blood Test to ID High Risk for Severe COVID-19. Researchers at Washington University School of Medicine in St.

DNA 52

Navigating uncertainty: Why we need decision theory during a pandemic

Scienmag

Spectrum Pharmaceuticals Announces Two Oral Presentations at Upcoming IASLC 2020 World Conference on Lung Cancer

The Pharma Data

22, 2021 12:00 UTC. HENDERSON, Nev.–(

Why so few black skiers and ballet dancers?

Scienmag

BioSpace Movers & Shakers, Jan. 22

The Pharma Data

LabCorp – Ann Sesok-Pizzini was named chief medical officer of Labcorp Diagnostics. She succeeds Dot Adcock, who retired. Sesok-Pizzini joins Labcorp with over two decades of experience in healthcare.

Combined river flows could send up to 3 billion microplastics a day into the Bay of Bengal

Scienmag

Credit: Photo by Sara Hylton, National Geographic.

PolarityTE, Inc. Announces Exercise of Warrants for Gross Proceeds of $7.67 Million

The Pharma Data

The gross proceeds to the company from the exercise of the warrants and the sale of the additional warrants are expected to be $7,671,343, prior to deducting placement agent fees and estimated offering expenses. Wainwright & Co. is acting as the exclusive placement agent for the offering.

Sales 52

 Global Addictions Therapeutics Market Research 2021-2025 | Market Planning Structure due to COVID-19 Spread | Technavio

BioTech 365

Meaningful Moment for HIV Treatment as FDA Approves ViiV’s Monthly Shot

The Pharma Data

Jason Armond / Los Angeles Times via Getty Images. The U.S. Food and Drug Administration (FDA) gave a greenlight for ViiV Healthcare ’s Cabenuva.

New combination of immunotherapies shows great promise for treating lung cancer

Scienmag

Researchers at Canada’s McMaster University use one immunotherapy to enable another Credit: Georgia Kirkos, McMaster University HAMILTON, ON, Jan.

A Look at This Week’s Biotech IPOs

The Pharma Data

The 2021 trend of biotech initial public offerings (IPOs) continued this week. Here’s a look. Precigen – Germantown, Md.-based based Precigen announced its pricing of its $112.5 million IPO at a price of $7.50 per share.

Global Dry Eye Syndrome Drugs Market Research 2021-2025 | Industry Impact Analysis | Technavio

BioTech 365

Senhwa Announces the First Patient Enrolled in an Investigator Initiated Trial Of Silmitasertib as a Treatment for Patients with Severe COVID-19

The Pharma Data

TAIPEI and SAN DIEGO , Jan. 21, 2021 /PRNewswire/ — Senhwa Biosciences, Inc.

DNA 52

Edgemont Partners Advises Prescient Healthcare Group on Its investment by Bridgepoint

BioTech 365

Janssen Announces U.S. FDA Approval of CABENUVA (rilpivirine and cabotegravir), the First Long-Acting Regimen for the Treatment of HIV

The Pharma Data

CABENUVA offers adults living with HIV a new once-monthly injectable option for maintaining viral suppression. TITUSVILLE, N.J. , 21, 2021 /PRNewswire/ — The Janssen Pharmaceutical Companies of Johnson & Johnson today announced the U.S.

RNA 52

Gilead Sciences to Release Fourth Quarter and Full Year 2020 Financial Results on Thursday, February 4, 2021

BioTech 365

Gilead Sciences to Release Fourth Quarter and Full Year 2020 Financial Results on Thursday, February 4, 2021 Gilead Sciences to Release Fourth Quarter and Full Year 2020 Financial Results on Thursday, February 4, 2021 – Conference Call and Webcast to … Continue reading → Business Wire

52

Invitae Announces Pricing of Public Offering of Common Stock – Jan 22, 2021

The Pharma Data

SAN FRANCISCO , Jan. 21, 2021 /PRNewswire/ — Invitae Corporation (NYSE: NVTA) today announced the pricing of an underwritten public offering of 7,766,990 shares of its common stock at a price to the public of $51.50 per share. All of the shares are being sold by Invitae.