Tue.May 10, 2022

Pfizer to acquire Biohaven in $11.6B bet on biotech's migraine drugs

Bio Pharma Dive

The rest of Biohaven's pipeline, which includes drugs for ALS and obsessive compulsive disorder, will be spun out into a new company led by the biotech's current CEO and retaining its name

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Strong solar flare erupts from sun


The Sun emitted a strong solar flare on Tuesday, May 10, 2022, peaking at 9:55 a.m. NASA’s Solar Dynamics Observatory, which watches the Sun constantly, captured an image of the event. Credit: Credit: NASA/SDO The Sun emitted a strong solar flare on Tuesday, May 10, 2022, peaking at 9:55 a.m.


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Against a historic market downturn, Moma Therapeutics raises $150M for precision cancer research

Bio Pharma Dive

The biotech's Series B round, which kicked off early this year, should be able to fuel its work on "molecular machines" until at least 2024, according to CEO Asit Parikh

Head, body, eye coordination conserved across animal kingdom, researchers find


UNIVERSITY PARK, Pa. Fruit flies synchronize the movements of their heads and bodies to stabilize their vision and fly effectively, according to Penn State researchers who utilized virtual-reality flight simulators.

2022 Research: The Rapid Rise of Ocean Freight Visibility

Download this a benchmark study from FourKites and The Journal of Commerce exploring how international shippers’ usage of global supply chain visibility technology has evolved since the onset of global disruptions caused by COVID-19.

With spotlight on FDA, Congress weighs reforms to accelerated drug approvals

Bio Pharma Dive

The controversial approval of Biogen’s Aduhelm, as well as drugmaker delays in completing confirmatory trials on time, have highlighted flaws in the program, pushing lawmakers to consider changes

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Roche extends Kaiku digital monitoring partnership again

Pharma Phorum

Roche has elevated a longstanding alliance with Finland’s Kaiku Health focusing on digital patient monitoring and management (DPMM) to the level of a strategic partnership.

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Computational sleuthing confirms first 3D quantum spin liquid


HOUSTON – (May 10, 2022) – Computational detective work by U.S. and German physicists has confirmed cerium zirconium pyrochlore is a 3D quantum spin liquid. Credit: Jeff Fitlow/Rice University HOUSTON – (May 10, 2022) – Computational detective work by U.S.


Wearable tracks health by measuring skin gas emissions

Pharma Phorum

Researchers in the US have developed a wearable monitor that could be used to monitor metabolic diseases through gases released from a person’s skin.

Henry Ford Health first in Michigan to offer robotic high-intensity focused ultrasound for prostate cancer


DETROIT (May 10, 2022) – Henry Ford Health is the first in Michigan to offer Robotic High Intensity Focused Ultrasound (HIFU) for the treatment of localized prostate cancer.

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.

AstraZeneca metastatic breast cancer treatment secures FDA approval

BioPharma Reporter

The US agency has approved Enhertu for patients diagnosed with HER2-positive metastatic breast cancer previously treated with an anti-HER2-based regimen. Markets & Regulations

History professor’s book examines racism in Russia


CHAMPAIGN, Ill. Russia, under President Vladimir Putin’s administration, is perhaps the most dangerous country for racial violence in the world, according to University of Illinois Urbana-Champaign history professor Eugene Avrutin. Credit: Courtesy Eugene Avrutin CHAMPAIGN, Ill.


Pediatricians Hold the Front Lines of a Mental Health Crisis

NY Times

Around the country, the setting for adolescent mental health care looks ever more like this doctor’s office in Kentucky, the next patient arriving every 15 minutes.

Tooth and claw: New book offers context, strategies for conflicts between humans and wildlife


When Michael Conover first published his seminal book in 2002, the title he chose — Resolving Human-Wildlife Conflicts — carried a sense of efficient pragmatism.

Mandatory COVID Vaccination Policy Template

The federal government is developing a rule requiring employers with more than 100 employees ensure their workers are vaccinated or produce a negative COVID test weekly before entering the workplace. So, what can your organization do to prepare? Get Paycor’s COVID Vaccination Policy Template to help communicate important details to your employees.

Emergent Hid Evidence of Covid Vaccine Problems at Plant, Report Says

NY Times

The report sheds new light on executives’ worries about deficiencies in the company’s quality control systems at its troubled Baltimore plant; no contaminated doses were ever released to the public.

More than starting a company: The Art and Science of Entrepreneurship


Entrepreneurs who are ready to start companies often lack enough knowledge and skillsets to do it correctly. How can they gain these?


First treatment option indicated for CKD in Scotland for 20 years

Pharma Times

NICE recommendation for Forxiga could entitle 53,000 adults to the new kidney disease therapy


Machine learning framework IDs targets for improving catalysts


UPTON, NY—Chemists at the U.S. Department of Energy’s Brookhaven National Laboratory have developed a new machine-learning (ML) framework that can zero in on which steps of a multistep chemical conversion should be tweaked to improve productivity.

Cytiva opens Swiss manufacturing facility and Center of Excellence for cell and gene therapies

BioPharma Reporter

Cytiva is opening a new 7,400m manufacturing facility in Grens, Switzerland this month: which will serve as a center of excellence for the companyâs cell and gene therapy business as well as a being a base for European customer training programs. Upstream Processing

Single cell RNA sequencing uncovers new mechanisms of heart disease


Hypertrophic cardiomyopathy is a heart disease that leads to a stressed, swollen heart muscle. Due to a poor understanding of underlying mechanisms, effective clinical treatments are not available.

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CancerVar: A New Bioinformatics Tool Developed for Clinical Interpretation of Cancer Mutations


CancerVar will help researchers standardize and automate clinical interpretations for 13 million somatic mutations from 1,911 cancer census genes. Approximately 75 to 80 percent of cancer cases arise from somatic variants and cancers that occur this way are also called sporadic cancers.

Go hard or go home: Scientists show reduced heavy metal toxicity in goldfish using hard water


When industrial effluents containing high levels of heavy metals are discharged into fish bodies, they pose a serious threat to aquatic ecosystems.

Healthcare communication and how it’s changing

Pharma Phorum

Engaging, strategic, customer-centric communication is important in any industry, and no industry has been unaffected by the changing world of digital communication.

Potential pathway linking infant infections to cardiovascular disease risk


Researchers have discovered a potential pathway linking early life infections to cardiovascular disease risk later in adulthood, offering opportunities for targeted intervention.

COV-BOOST trial data show value of fourth dose

Pharma Phorum

Administering a fourth dose of an mRNA COVID-19 vaccine provides a stronger level of protection than a third dose, particularly in the over-70s, according to the latest readout from the UK COV-BOOST trial.

Climate change is pushing the pine beauty moth northward 50 years ahead of earlier predictions


In Finland, climate change is causing the pine pest Panolis flammea, or pine beauty moth, to shift its range northward 50 years ahead of predictions.


Researchers Use Emerging Ovarian Cancer Biomarker to Develop New Blood Test for Ovarian Cancer


Researchers at the University of Manchester have developed a new blood test that can help diagnose ovarian cancer faster and more accurately in women, particularly those under the age of 50, using a newer ovarian cancer biomarker.

Study identifies potential target for treating childhood blood cancer


Scientists have pinpointed a possible new target for treating patients with the blood cancer juvenile myelomonocytic leukaemia (JMML), according to a study published today in eLife. Credit: Maja Solman (CC BY 4.0)

Gross-to-Net Bubble Update: 2021 Pricing Realities at 10 Top Drugmakers

Drug Channels

Time for Drug Channels ’ annual update on pricing at the largest pharmaceutical manufacturers. This year’s review includes 10 companies: Eli Lilly and Company, Genentech, GlaxoSmithKline, Janssen, Merck, Novartis, Novo Nordisk, Sanofi, Takeda, and UCB. You can find links to each company’s data below.

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New study describes multi-agent systems for optimization and decision-making through games


In artificial intelligence, multi-agent systems can be thought of as a society of individuals (agents) that interact by exchanging knowledge and by negotiating with each other to achieve an individual/global goal.

Topamax For Weight Loss: Should I Take It Or Not?


Everyone loves to stay fit and fine, but weight gain is a common problem every person struggles with. WHO has stated that more than 1.9 billion adults 18 years and older are overweight. Moreover, 650 million are obese. Being overweight can create many health problems.

How “calming” our spinal cords could provide relief from muscle spasms


Poor sleep, difficulty moving and injuries from hitting something accidentally are just some of the challenges faced by suffers of often-painful involuntary muscle spasms.