Tue.Apr 06, 2021

New CAR-T therapy from Bristol, Bluebird effective but too costly, ICER finds

Bio Pharma Dive

The influential drug cost watchdog recommended a discount of between 37% and 54% to the $419,500 list price the companies charge for Abecma, a multiple myeloma cell therapy cleared by the FDA in March

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Pharma not ready for imminent future

World of DTC Marketing

QUICK READ: Changes are on the horizon for healthcare and pharma, yet very few pharma companies are prepared for the changes that are coming.

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Ionis cuts jobs at a former spinout and inks new deal with Sobi

Bio Pharma Dive

Some seven months after acquiring the rest of Akcea Therapeutics, Ionis is laying off most of its subsidiary's staff and turning to Sobi to sell its drugs

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Is disability the last bastion of the representation debate?

Pharma Phorum

From #MeToo to Black Lives Matter, as a society we have been discussing the relationship between representation and equality more than ever over the last few years. .

New data push a biotech's muscle disease drug closer to a key test

Bio Pharma Dive

An experimental medicine from Scholar Rock could complement drugs from Biogen, Novartis and Roche, though its benefit needs to be proven in further study

The incredible bacterial ‘homing missiles’ that scientists want to harness

Scienmag

A Berkeley Lab-led team is digging into the bizarre bacteria-produced nanomachines that could fast-track microbiome science Credit: Antara Mutalik Imagine there are arrows that are lethal when fired on your enemies yet harmless if they fall on your friends.

Thousands to benefit from five-minute breast cancer treatment

Pharma Times

NHS England is rolling out Roche's new combined treatment Phesgo, which drastically cuts administration time

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Vaccitech Confidentially Files for IPO in the US

BioSpace

At this time Vaccitech hasn’t priced its offering, although the report suggests they might sometime this month

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Key brain molecule may play role in many brain disorders

Scienmag

Scientists discovered microRNA-29 is an important cellular switch controlling late-stage brain development, a foundational discovery that will help researchers explore new therapeutic approaches for neurodevelopmental conditions.

Best Lacri-Lube alternative eye ointments

Druggist

Lacri-lube has been out of stock for months. Still, after all this time, some patients get repeat prescriptions issued with Laci-Lube on it.

SwRI’s 100-kg small satellite platform added to NASA’s RDSO catalog

Scienmag

SwSP-100 now available through the $6 billion Rapid Spacecraft Acquisition IV contract Credit: SwRI SAN ANTONIO — April 6, 2021 — NASA has selected Southwest Research Institute’s 100 kg-class small satellite (SmallSat) platform to be listed in the Rapid Spacecraft Development Office (RSDO) IV catalog used by the U.S.

NIH to Back First Phase II Trials for COVID-19 Therapy Targeting Viral Proteases

BioSpace

The $3.1 million NCATS grant will help the company test SPI-1005 in two trials, both OK’d by the U.S. Food and Drug Administration (FDA) last August

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How has the COVID-19 pandemic impacted peoples’ interactions with nature?

Scienmag

Credit: Dr. Soga The COVID-19 pandemic and the global response to it have changed many of the interactions that humans have with nature, in both positive and negative ways.

Healthy Ways to Resolve Workplace Conflict and Preserve Your Business Relationships

BioSpace

Workplace conflict is bound to happen throughout your career. Learn how to take advantage of moments of discord to identify opportunities for growth, learning, and collaboration while also steering clear of highly toxic people who thrive on conflict

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New super parallel computer system ‘KAGAYAKI’ based on Dell at JAIST now in operation

Scienmag

Provides 2.24x higher performance than previous system Credit: JAIST and Dell Technologies Japan Advanced Institute of Science and Technology (“JAIST”; Nomi City, Ishikawa Prefecture ; President: Minoru Terano) and Dell Technologies Co.,

LumiraDx, a Next-Generation Point of Care Diagnostics Testing Company to List on Nasdaq via Merger with CA Healthcare Acquisition Corp

BioTech 365

LumiraDx, a Next-Generation Point of Care Diagnostics Testing Company to List on Nasdaq via Merger with CA Healthcare Acquisition Corp LumiraDx, a Next-Generation Point of Care Diagnostics Testing Company to List on Nasdaq via Merger with CA Healthcare Acquisition Corp … Continue reading → Business Wire

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Carpal tunnel syndrome is not just an office workers’ condition

Scienmag

Zero Gravity Solutions, Inc.’s Subsidiary, BAM Agricultural Solutions, Inc., and the National Black Farmers Association Expand Collaboration to Provide BAM-FX Product and Agronomy Support to Disadvantaged Farmers

BioTech 365

Zero Gravity Solutions, Inc.’s s Subsidiary, BAM Agricultural Solutions, Inc., and the National Black Farmers Association Expand Collaboration to Provide BAM-FX Product and Agronomy Support to Disadvantaged Farmers Zero Gravity Solutions, Inc.’s s Subsidiary, BAM Agricultural Solutions, Inc.,

‘Brain glue’ helps repair circuitry in severe TBI

Scienmag

Reparative hydrogel mimics the composition and mechanics of the brain Credit: University of Georgia At a cost of $38 billion a year, an estimated 5.3

Organon Announces Proposed Senior Notes Offering

BioTech 365

Organon Announces Proposed Senior Notes Offering Organon Announces Proposed Senior Notes Offering KENILWORTH, N.J.–(BUSINESS

Houston Methodist, Rice University launch neuroprosthetic collaboration

Scienmag

Outset Medical Announces Primary and Secondary Offering of Common Stock

BioTech 365

Outset Medical Announces Primary and Secondary Offering of Common Stock Outset Medical Announces Primary and Secondary Offering of Common Stock SAN JOSE, Calif.–(BUSINESS –(BUSINESS WIRE)–Outset Medical, Inc.

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New perspective to understand and treat a rare calcification disease

Scienmag

Researchers developed a new animal model to study a rare genetic disease that can lead to blindness at the age of 40-50.

Ag-West Bio Welcomes International Digital Agriculture Company Solinftec to Saskatchewan

BioTech 365

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‘The Futures of Feminism’, a new book by Professor Emerita Valerie Bryson

Scienmag

Credit: Manchester University Press WHO needs feminism? The short answer to this question is everyone.

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Fortanix Unlocks the Power of Confidential Computing

BioTech 365

Fortanix Unlocks the Power of Confidential Computing Fortanix Unlocks the Power of Confidential Computing Financial Services and Healthcare Industry Innovators Using Fortanix Technology to Deliver Real-World Applications MOUNTAIN VIEW, Calif.–(BUSINESS

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Testing a new way to tackle cancer

Scienmag

Belmont Village Senior Living Celebrates the Gift of Community Immunity Across Southern California

BioTech 365

Belmont Village Senior Living Celebrates the Gift of Community Immunity Across Southern California Belmont Village Senior Living Celebrates the Gift of Community Immunity Across Southern California A sharp contrast to the dangers of social isolation when aging alone LOS ANGELES–(BUSINESS … Continue reading → Business Wire

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Alien raindrops surprisingly like rain on Earth

Scienmag

Credit: Image Credit: AGU WASHINGTON–Raindrops on other planets and moons are close to the size of raindrops on Earth despite having different chemical compositions and falling through vastly different atmospheres, a new study finds.

CSols, Inc. Announces a Joint Webinar with Abbott Informatics Highlighting an Innovative STARLIMS Configuration

BioTech 365

CSols, Inc. Announces a Joint Webinar with Abbott Informatics Highlighting an Innovative STARLIMS Configuration CSols, Inc. Announces a Joint Webinar with Abbott Informatics Highlighting an Innovative STARLIMS Configuration NEWARK, Del.–(BUSINESS –(BUSINESS WIRE)–CSols, Inc.

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UCI awarded 5-year, $4.2M grant to study rare muscle disorder affecting aging Americans

Scienmag

Currently untreatable, sporadic inclusion body myositis (sIBM) causes muscle weakness and severe disability Credit: UCI School of Medicine Irvine, CA – April 6, 2021 – The National Institute of Arthritis and Musculoskeletal and Skin Diseases has awarded UCI a 5-year, $4.2

Artiva Biotherapeutics Appoints Michael E. Faerm as Chief Financial Officer

BioTech 365

Artiva Biotherapeutics Appoints Michael E. Faerm as Chief Financial Officer Artiva Biotherapeutics Appoints Michael E. Faerm as Chief Financial Officer SAN DIEGO–(BUSINESS WIRE)–Artiva Biotherapeutics, Inc.,

Japanese consumers more concerned about gene-editing of livestock than of vegetables, survey shows

Scienmag

Credit: Photo by Hisashi Urashima A statistically rigorous survey of Japanese consumers has found that they have more negative opinions about the use of new gene-editing techniques on livestock than they do about use of the same technologies on vegetables.

Captivate Bio Signs Agreement with denovoMATRIX GmbH, Offering Enabling Technologies for Cell Manufacturing

BioTech 365

Exploring comet thermal history: Burnt-out comet covered with talcum powder

Scienmag

Credit: Kyoto Sangyo University The world’s first ground-based observations of the bare nucleus of a comet nearing the end of its active life revealed that the nucleus has a diameter of 800 meters and is covered with large grains of phyllosilicate; on Earth large grains of phyllosilicate are commonly available as talcum powder.

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New Healthcare Industry Survey Reveals Majority of Healthcare Organizations Unprepared for ONC Cures Act Final Rule

BioTech 365

New Healthcare Industry Survey Reveals Majority of Healthcare Organizations Unprepared for ONC Cures Act Final Rule New Healthcare Industry Survey Reveals Majority of Healthcare Organizations Unprepared for ONC Cures Act Final Rule Survey from Life Image Shows Widespread Lack of … Continue reading → Business Wire

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IN SILICO chronicles the promises and pitfalls of big neuroscience

Scienmag

Credit: Couple 3 Films April 6, 2021 – NEW YORK – With major funding from the Alfred P. Sloan Foundation, the film IN SILICO is bringing the opportunities and challenges of “big data” neuroscience to virtual screens across North America on April 30th.