Fri.Apr 30, 2021

FDA panel largely backs speedy cancer drug approvals, forcing tough choice for agency

Bio Pharma Dive

Over three days of meetings, a group of FDA advisers discussed the tough trade-offs of accelerated immunotherapy approvals. Their decisions could escalate an already intense debate

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Jones receives $2.87 million for Gulf war illness study

Scienmag

Credit: UTHSC Memphis, Tenn. April 30, 2021) – The National Institute of Environmental Health Sciences has awarded Byron C. Jones, PhD, professor in the Department of Genetics, Geonomics, and Informatics at the University of Tennessee Health Science Center, $2.87

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Emergent CEO defends company from criticism of error that ruined vaccine doses

Bio Pharma Dive

The company expects to respond within days to a long list of findings FDA officials made in a nine-day inspection of Emergent's Baltimore plant earlier this month

A milestone in muscular dystrophy therapy

Scienmag

Credit: Spuler Lab, ECRC Muscle stem cells enable our muscle to build up and regenerate over a lifetime through exercise. But if certain muscle genes are mutated, the opposite occurs. In patients suffering from muscular dystrophy, the skeletal muscle already starts to weaken in childhood.

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Denying problems, AstraZeneca says US coronavirus vaccine filing due within weeks

Bio Pharma Dive

Five weeks after AstraZeneca reported positive trial results, the company has still not applied to the FDA for authorization, saying the size of the dataset has slowed its submission

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‘Twisting’ atomic materials may convert light into electricity

Scienmag

US Army grant to UC Riverside will support the study of the science of light and its interaction with matter Credit: Stan Lim, UC Riverside. RIVERSIDE, Calif.

Not just COVID-19 vaccines: 5 things that cause blood clots

Pharma Phorum

Reports of COVID-19 vaccinations causing blood clots has caused alarm in the general population. However due to the rarity of incidences from vaccination, myGP explores the most common causes of blood clots and how we can prevent them.

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Moderna Announces Emergency Use Listing Granted by the World Health Organization for its COVID-19 Vaccine

BioTech 365

Moderna Announces Emergency Use Listing Granted by the World Health Organization for its COVID-19 Vaccine Moderna Announces Emergency Use Listing Granted by the World Health Organization for its COVID-19 Vaccine CAMBRIDGE, Mass.–(BUSINESS –(BUSINESS WIRE)–Moderna, Inc.

eNeuro publishes commentaries on upcoming documentary “In Silico”

Scienmag

Special collection provides additional perspective on brain modelling and collaborative neuroscience Credit: eNeuro 2021 eNeuro is publishing a special collection of commentaries on April 30, 2021 on the neuroscience documentary In Silico.

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Perimeter Medical Imaging AI Reports 2020 Financial Results and Provides Corporate Update

BioTech 365

Perimeter Medical Imaging AI Reports 2020 Financial Results and Provides Corporate Update Perimeter Medical Imaging AI Reports 2020 Financial Results and Provides Corporate Update TORONTO–(BUSINESS WIRE)–Perimeter Medical Imaging AI, Inc.

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Neural nets used to rethink material design

Scienmag

Rice lab’s new strategy puts evolution of microscopic structures on fast track Credit: Mesoscale Materials Science Group/Rice University HOUSTON – (April 30, 2021) – The microscopic structures and properties of materials are intimately linked, and customizing them is a challenge.

FARXIGA Approved in the US for the Treatment of Chronic Kidney Disease in Patients at Risk of Progression With and Without Type 2 Diabetes

BioTech 365

FARXIGA Approved in the US for the Treatment of Chronic Kidney Disease in Patients at Risk of Progression With and Without Type 2 Diabetes FARXIGA Approved in the US for the Treatment of Chronic Kidney Disease in Patients at Risk … Continue reading → Business Wire

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Engineering T cells to attack cancer broadly

Scienmag

A new approach to immunotherapy arrests solid tumor growth for a variety of cancers and squashes the spread of cancer to other tissues, in mice. Credit: Shawn Wang, Ph.D.

Rebuilding Clinical Trials in the Image of Patient Need: Key Takeaways from Reuters Pharma Clinical 2021

Pharma Marketing Network

Clinical trials may be one of the very last bastions of a non-customer-focused approach within the pharmaceutical industry. Protocols, which have remained substantively unchanged for over 30 years, often impose an immense burden on patient participants, largely due to the frequency of site visits.

A glimmer of hope: New weapon in the fight against liver diseases

Scienmag

Credit: Niigata University Niigata, Japan–Researchers from Niigata University , the University of Tokyo, Osaka University and Tokyo Medical University, Japan have developed a new approach that could revolutionize the treatment, prevention, and possibly reversal of the damages caused by liver diseases.

Overcoming the Treatment-Risk Paradox for Intensive Blood Pressure Care

BioTech 365

Overcoming the Treatment-Risk Paradox for Intensive Blood Pressure Care Overcoming the Treatment-Risk Paradox for Intensive Blood Pressure Care New editorial published in the Journal of the American College of Cardiology compares cardiovascular disease prevention treatments MANHASSET, N.Y.–(BUSINESS

Study aims to improve tobacco treatment delivery for people with HIV

Scienmag

KCAS Bioanalytical and Biomarker Services Welcomes Senior Director of Biopharmaceutical Services

BioTech 365

KCAS Bioanalytical and Biomarker Services Welcomes Senior Director of Biopharmaceutical Services KCAS Bioanalytical and Biomarker Services Welcomes Senior Director of Biopharmaceutical Services KANSAS CITY, Kan.–(BUSINESS

Scripps Research chemist Donna Blackmond elected to National Academy of Sciences

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COVID-19 Vaccines Now Available at All Rite Aid Locations

BioTech 365

COVID-19 Vaccines Now Available at All Rite Aid Locations COVID-19 Vaccines Now Available at All Rite Aid Locations Appointments can be made online and walk-in appointments available CAMP HILL, Pa.–(BUSINESS

New methods: Faster, safer, greener

Scienmag

Chemist from the University of Göttingen receives ERC Advanced Grant Credit: University of Göttingen Professor of Chemistry, Lutz Ackermann from Göttingen University has received an Advanced Grant from the European Research Council (ERC).

NOXXON Announces €1.2M Equity Raise Through Conversion of Warrants by Kreos Capital and Other Historical Investors

BioTech 365

NOXXON Announces €1.2M Equity Raise Through Conversion of Warrants by Kreos Capital and Other Historical Investors NOXXON Announces €1.2M Equity Raise Through Conversion of Warrants by Kreos Capital and Other Historical Investors BERLIN–(BUSINESS WIRE)–Regulatory News: NOXXON Pharma N.V.

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The novel coronavirus’ spike protein plays additional key role in illness

Scienmag

Salk researchers and collaborators show how the protein damages cells, confirming COVID-19 as a primarily vascular disease Credit: Salk Institute LA JOLLA–(April 30, 2021) Scientists have known for a while that SARS-CoV-2’s distinctive “spike” proteins help the virus infect its host by latching on to healthy cells.

Immunicom Presents Promising Preliminary Data from Multiple Studies in Late-Stage Cancer Patients at ISFA / E-ISFA Conference

BioTech 365

Immunicom Presents Promising Preliminary Data from Multiple Studies in Late-Stage Cancer Patients at ISFA / E-ISFA Conference Immunicom Presents Promising Preliminary Data from Multiple Studies in Late-Stage Cancer Patients at ISFA / E-ISFA Conference ImmunopheresisTM is shown to be well-tolerated … Continue reading → Business Wire

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New brain-like computing device simulates human learning

Scienmag

Like Pavlov’s dog, device can be conditioned to learn by association Credit: Northwestern University Researchers have developed a brain-like computing device that is capable of learning by association.

BioMed Realty Acquires Development Site in Seattle

BioTech 365

Care teams differ for Black, white surgical patients in the same hospitals

Scienmag

Could the makeup of medical teams help explain why Black patients are more likely than white patients to die after heart surgery in the same hospitals?

KIYATEC Announces Investment from Seae Ventures and Names Co-founder and Managing Partner Jason Robart to its Board of Directors

BioTech 365

KIYATEC Announces Investment from Seae Ventures and Names Co-founder and Managing Partner Jason Robart to its Board of Directors KIYATEC Announces Investment from Seae Ventures and Names Co-founder and Managing Partner Jason Robart to its Board of Directors Cancer testing … Continue reading → Business Wire

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Dalian coherent light source reveals oxygen production from three-body photodissociation of water

Scienmag

Credit: DICP The provenance of oxygen on Earth and other solar planetary bodies is a fundamental issue.

Certara to Present at the BofA Securities 2021 Virtual Health Care Conference

BioTech 365

Certara to Present at the BofA Securities 2021 Virtual Health Care Conference Certara to Present at the BofA Securities 2021 Virtual Health Care Conference PRINCETON, N.J.–(BUSINESS –(BUSINESS WIRE)–Certara, Inc.

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Branching worm with dividing internal organs growing in sea sponge

Scienmag

Alexion Reports First Quarter 2021 Results

BioTech 365

Alexion Reports First Quarter 2021 Results Alexion Reports First Quarter 2021 Results 1Q21 total revenues of $1,636.5 million, a 13% increase over 1Q20 1Q21 GAAP diluted EPS of $2.86; non-GAAP diluted EPS of $3.52 Completed enrollment in Phase 3 studies … Continue reading → Business Wir

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AGS recognizes expert and emerging geriatrics leaders at 2021 Virtual Annual Scientific Meeting

Scienmag

Credit: American Geriatrics Society New York (April 30, 2021)–The American Geriatrics Society (AGS) annually recognizes researchers, clinicians, educators, and emerging health professionals who have made outstanding contributions to high-quality, person-centered care for older people.

Janssen Submits Marketing Authorisation Application to the European Medicines Agency Seeking Approval of BCMA CAR-T Therapy Ciltacabtagene Autoleucel (cilta-cel) for the Treatment of Relapsed and/or Refractory Multiple Myeloma

BioTech 365

‘Pokemonas’: Bacteria related to lung parasites discovered, named after Pokémon

Scienmag

Credit: Marcel Dominik Solbach A research team at the University of Cologne has discovered previously undescribed bacteria in amoebae that are related to Legionella and may even cause disease.

NuvOx Completes Construction of Expanded Manufacturing Facility.

BioTech 365

NuvOx Completes Construction of Expanded Manufacturing Facility. NuvOx Completes Construction of Expanded Manufacturing Facility. TUCSON, Ariz.–(BUSINESS

Not just for finding planets: Exoplanet-hunter TESS telescope spots bright gamma-ray burst

Scienmag

Credit: The Astrophysical Journal DALLAS (SMU) – NASA has a long tradition of unexpected discoveries, and the space program’s TESS mission is no different.

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