Thu.Jan 13, 2022

5 questions facing gene therapy in 2022

Bio Pharma Dive

As record levels of money pour into gene therapy research, biotechs are under increased pressure to address issues related to safety, delivery and overlapping pipelines

Pharma spent $3.9B on TV ads in 2021

World of DTC Marketing

(Endpoints) Pharma TV advertising boomed in 2021 – to the tune of $3.91 billion across prescription meds, iSpot reports. That’s an increase of 4.8% year over year, which may not sound like much but marks pharma’s steady growth through the pandemic.

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Study finds hydroxychloroquine delays disability for least treatable form of multiple sclerosis

Scienmag

A University of Calgary study has found promising results for the generic drug hydroxychloroquine when used to treat the evolution of disability of primary progressive multiple sclerosis (MS), the least treatable form of the autoimmune disease.

Protagen, BioAnalytix, and GeneWerk unveil combined CRO business: ProtaGene

BioPharma Reporter

Protagen, BioAnalytix, and GeneWerk this week announced their unified operations and re-brand as ProtaGene, a CRO partner for the biologics and cell and gene therapy developers, from discovery to commercialization. Markets & Regulations

Lessons in Supply Chain Digitization from PepsiCo and Conagra

Speaker: Craig Weiss, ConAgra Brands; Mari Roberts PepsiCo; and Matt Elenjickal, FourKites

Supply chain digitalization is key to success as market volatility, widespread disruption & stiff competition for consumer dollars puts pressure on every aspect of the supply chain. Register to hear how 2 global brands are accelerating digital transformation and increasing efficiency & automation throughout their operations.

Heart disease causes early brain dysfunction and can treble key Alzheimer’s protein

Scienmag

• Scientists have discovered that heart disease causes brain dysfunction that could lead to dementia before the buildup of plaque in blood vessels of the brain • Heart disease causes problems in the brain that causes less blood to reach the neurons that need it • Findings also show that a combination of heart […].

New study finds AstraZeneca booster generates higher antibodies against Omicron

Pharma Times

AstraZeneca (AZ) has reported preliminary data from a trial it conducted on its COVID-19 booster shot, Vaxzevria

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Supply chain middlemen ‘pocket half of US branded medicine spending’

Pharma Phorum

In 2020, over half of total spending on brand medicines went to the supply chain, middlemen and other stakeholders, overtaking the amount going to drug manufacturers for the first time, according to a new study.

First melanoma test to offer reassurance of low risk of cancer spread

Scienmag

A pioneering test which reliably predicts the spread or return of the most deadly form of skin cancer has been developed by a team of Newcastle scientists and clinicians.

More than ever expected of today’s data managers: IQVIA

Outsourcing Pharma

With the amount of available data increasing and technology evolving, says a company leader, the job of data manager is more demanding than ever before. Clinical Development

Swapping just one food item per day can make diets substantially more planet-friendly

Scienmag

If your New Year’s resolution is to eat better for the planet, a new Tulane University study finds it may be easier than you think. Credit: Tulane University If your New Year’s resolution is to eat better for the planet, a new Tulane University study finds it may be easier than you think.

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3 Ways End-to-End Visibility Helps Minimize the Risks of Ocean Freight

Download this playbook to learn how end-to-end visibility helps to mitigate risk associated with the ocean freight market.

Korea’s Samsung Bio reveals massive capacity boost on the cards

BioPharma Reporter

Samsung Biologics flags further facility construction plans, with biologics, cell and gene therapies and next-generation vaccines to be the focus of those new sites. Markets & Regulations

Unusual team finds gigantic planet hidden in plain sight

Scienmag

A UC Riverside astronomer and a group of eagle-eyed citizen scientists have discovered a giant gas planet hidden from view by typical stargazing tools.

Study Shows Exercise Can Strengthen Neural Connections in the Aging Brain to Maintain Cognitive Health

XTalks

We’ve long known that physical activity is good for the mind and body. Now, researchers at the University of California San Francisco (UCSF) have found that exercise can change the chemistry of the brain to promote stronger connections between neurons in older adults.

Gabriela Meléndez-Peláez to receive 2022 Penn Nursing Renfield Foundation Award for Global Women’s Health

Scienmag

PHILADELPHIA, PA (January 13, 2022) – Gabriela Meléndez-Peláez, a Guatemalan nurse-midwife, maternal health advocate, and the Founder of Asociación Corazón del Agua, will receive the 2022 Penn Nursing Renfield Foundation Award for Global Women’s Health for her tireless work in addressing maternal health inequities in Guatemala.

4 Silver Linings of the Chaotic Ocean Freight Market

Speaker: Peter Tirschwell, Chris Stauber, Sarah Barnes Humphrey, and Audrey Ross

Join this webinar exploring the silver linings that have emerged from the chaotic ocean freight market. The discussion will highlight solutions that prioritize digitization and build a more efficient international supply chain. Jan 25 at 10am CT.

Sanofi places $75m bet with ABL on popular Parkinson’s drug target

Pharma Phorum

Sanofi has joined a growing list of drugmakers going after alpha-synuclein targeting drugs for Parkinson’s disease, licensing a bispecific antibody from South Korea’s ABL Bio in a deal that could be worth more than $1 billion.

Novel treatment target for heart disease found in the blood vessel wall

Scienmag

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Chobani Releases Plant-Based Coffee Creamers as IPO Nears

XTalks

Yogurt maker Chobani is launching a line of plant-based coffee creamers, which will join the company’s robust line of dairy-free and oat-based options.

Strong evidence shows Sixth Mass Extinction of global biodiversity in progress

Scienmag

The history of life on Earth has been marked five times by events of mass biodiversity extinction caused by extreme natural phenomena. Today, many experts warn that a Sixth Mass Extinction crisis is underway, this time entirely caused by human activities. Credit: O. Gargominy, A. Sartori.

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The Smart Data Revolution: How AB InBev Drives Efficiency with Visibility Data

Speaker: AB InBev and FourKites

Register for our upcoming webinar to learn how leveraging the right data to make quick, well-informed decisions is the key to success in supply chain & logistics. Join FourKites and AB InBev to learn what’s possible with a data-driven supply chain strategy & real-time transportation visibility.

BioNTech, InstaDeep showcase early warning system for COVID variants

Pharma Phorum

BioNTech and artificial intelligence start-up InstaDeep say they have developed an early warning system that can predict high-risk variants of COVID-19 from their genetic sequences much earlier than with current methods.

Peanut studies reveal surprising truths about RNA and open the door to better understanding epigenetic mechanisms in plants

Scienmag

Plants encounter microbes all the time, in the air, water, and soil. Some cause disease, others are neutral, but a few microbes promote plant health and growth.

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Xtalks Voices with Food Industry Training Expert Kristin Kastrup from Intertek Alchemy

XTalks

In this video, Xtalks spoke with Kristin Kastrup, a Senior Consultant for HR and Training Optimization at Intertek Alchemy, about training technology for frontline workers in the food industry.

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Commercial UK battery modelling capability to speed up battery development in UK

Scienmag

HARWELL, UK (11 January 2022) About:Energy, a joint spin out from Imperial College London and the University of Birmingham has been set up to help commercialise the battery modelling capability developed by the Faraday Institution’s Multi-scale Modelling Project.

Modernizing Pharmaceutical Supply Chains

Speaker: Nimesh Patel, Gregory Demitrack, and Sarah Barnes Humphrey

Register for our upcoming webinar to better understand the state of the pharmaceutical supply chain. FourKites partnered with Accenture to survey supply chain executives working in pharmaceuticals, biotech, cell and gene therapy, medtech, and other related industries.

PureTech Founded Entity Gelesis, the Maker of Plenity® for Weight Management, Will Debut as a Publicly Traded Company Following the Closing of its Business Combination with Capstar

BioTech 365

PureTech Founded Entity Gelesis, the Maker of Plenity® for Weight Management, Will Debut as a Publicly Traded Company Following the Closing of its Business Combination with Capstar PureTech Founded Entity Gelesis, the Maker of Plenity® for Weight Management, Will Debut … Continue reading → Business Wire

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Tiger shark migrations altered by climate change, new study finds

Scienmag

A new study led by scientists at the University of Miami (UM) Rosenstiel School of Marine and Atmospheric Science revealed that the locations and timing of tiger shark movement in the western North Atlantic Ocean have changed from rising ocean temperatures.

New Study: Decentralized Clinical Trials Can Achieve Net Financial Benefits of 5X to 14X, Due to Reduced Trial Timelines and Other Factors

BioTech 365

New Study: Decentralized Clinical Trials Can Achieve Net Financial Benefits of 5X to 14X, Due to Reduced Trial Timelines and Other Factors New Study: Decentralized Clinical Trials Can Achieve Net Financial Benefits of 5X to 14X, Due to Reduced Trial … Continue reading → Business Wire

Kessler Foundation awarded federal grant to study virtual reality immersive technology for visual neglect in traumatic brain injury

Scienmag

East Hanover, NJ – January 13, 2022 – Peii (Peggy) Chen, PhD, senior research scientist in the Center for Stroke Rehabilitation Research at Kessler Foundation, has been awarded a $376,109 grant from the U.S. Department of Defense, U.S.

Minimizing Retail Supply Chain Disruptions in 2021 and Beyond

Speaker: Izaac Moran, Customer Success Manager, FourKites; Glenn Koepke, SVP of Customer Success, FourKites; and featuring interviews with supply chain experts from Dollar Tree and Best Buy

Register for our upcoming webinar to see how savvy retailers including Dollar Tree and Best Buy are leveraging real-time visibility across their end-to-end supply chains in creative ways to drive agility and thrive in today’s unpredictable environment.

The Partnership Between Agility Innovation Partners and DiRx Aims to Expand Access to Affordable Medicine

BioTech 365

The Partnership Between Agility Innovation Partners and DiRx Aims to Expand Access to Affordable Medicine The Partnership Between Agility Innovation Partners and DiRx Aims to Expand Access to Affordable Medicine EAST BRUNSWICK, N.J.–(BUSINESS –(BUSINESS WIRE)–DiRx Inc.

Frozen in the spotlight: scientists from the GIST develop catalyst that turns off when illuminated

Scienmag

Catalysts are compounds that enable and accelerate desired chemical reactions without themselves degrading and are pivotal in virtually all of applied chemistry.

MaaT Pharma Announces Initiation of Coverage of its Stock by KBC Securities, Kempen and Portzamparc/Groupe BNP Paribas

BioTech 365

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$10M project aims for more pest-resilient food options in Asia

Scienmag

ITHACA, N.Y. – A new Cornell University-led project will accelerate the application of a proven biotechnology to enhance food and nutritional security in Bangladesh and the Philippines while protecting the health of farmers and the environment. Credit: Arif Hossain ITHACA, N.Y. –

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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.