Thu.Apr 29, 2021

FDA gives first citation to biotech for failure to report clinical trial details

Bio Pharma Dive

The agency threatened to fine Acceleron for not posting study results to clinicaltrials.gov. Whether the action is a sign of a larger crackdown is unclear

Pharma websites tracking visitors

World of DTC Marketing

WHAT”S UP WITH THAT: A quick analysis of two pharma websites shows that Facebook, and others, are tracking users. Does pharma even know or care? With the release of Apple’s latest updates, privacy has suddenly become a big issue, especially for Facebook.

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Merck, GSK vaccine sales hit by pandemic as competitors' business booms

Bio Pharma Dive

Both companies blamed the impact of COVID-19 on sharp declines in sales of their shingles, pneumonia and HPV shots

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AstraZeneca Hits Another Bump in the Road to COVID-19 Vaccine Approval in the US

BioSpace

AstraZeneca’s COVID-19 vaccine road to approval has been anything but smooth

A serious side effect puts a biotech's eye gene therapy in limbo

Bio Pharma Dive

Adverum Biotechnologies has unmasked a Phase 2 study in which a trial participant suffered severe inflammation and vision loss — a finding that could threaten the program’s future in multiple eye diseases

Meteorite amino acids derived from substrates more widely available in the early solar system

Scienmag

Credit: JAXA Scientists have recreated the reaction by which carbon isotopes made their way into different organic compounds, challenging the notion that organic compounds, such as amino acids, were formed by isotopically enriched substrates.

Apixaban vs warfarin: rise of newer anticoagulant

Druggist

Apixaban (Eliquis®) and warfarin are two popular prescription-only drugs classified as anticoagulants, commonly known as blood thinners. Warfarin has been used as an anticoagulant for a very long time.

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First UK-based clinical trial focused viral vector manufacturer announces launch

Pharma Times

ViroCell Biologics will meet the growing demand for viral vectors in clinical trials

Cancer rates in medieval Britain around ten times higher than previously thought, study suggests

Scienmag

Credit: Jenna Dittmar The first study to use x-rays and CT scans to detect evidence of cancer among the skeletal remains of a pre-industrial population suggests that between 9-14% of adults in medieval Britain had the disease at the time of their death.

COVID-19 Vaccine Manufacturing Mishap Spurs C-Suite Shakeup at Emergent

BioSpace

Battered by vaccine manufacturing mishaps that led to the contamination of 15 million doses of the Johnson & Johnson vaccine, Emergent BioSolutions is shaking up its leadership to ensure such errors do not occur again

International organization honors renowned Rutgers microbiologist

Scienmag

Martin J. Blaser, MD, recognized for career-long focus on the microbiome’s effect on human health Credit: Roy Groething Martin J.

India's Double Mutant Strain Raises Concern, But Companies Confident on Vaccine Effectiveness

BioSpace

A study found in India that the existing COVID-19 vaccines should be effective against the Indian variant, not just the Pfizer-BioNTech vaccine

Icebreaker’s cyclone encounter reveals faster sea ice decline

Scienmag

Credit: Photo by Joo-Hong Kim, Korea Polar Research Institute In August 2016 a massive storm on par with a Category 2 hurricane churned in the Arctic Ocean. The cyclone led to the third-lowest sea ice extent ever recorded.

VFMCRP announces positive results of phase-III clinical trial of Velphoro® in China

BioTech 365

VFMCRP announces positive results of phase-III clinical trial of Velphoro® in China VFMCRP announces positive results of phase-III clinical trial of Velphoro® in China Met primary efficacy endpoint of non-inferiority versus sevelamer carbonate Velphoro® effective in lowering and maintaining serum … Continue reading → Business Wire

Small galaxies likely played important role in evolution of the Universe

Scienmag

Researchers find first-ever galaxy observed in a ‘blow-away’ state Credit: Credit: Podevin, J.f., 2006 A new study led by University of Minnesota astrophysicists shows that high-energy light from small galaxies may have played a key role in the early evolution of the Universe.

OnLume Surgical Completes $7 Million Series A Financing

BioTech 365

OnLume Surgical Completes $7 Million Series A Financing OnLume Surgical Completes $7 Million Series A Financing Funding supports commercial launch of novel fluorescence image-guided surgery system MADISON, Wis.–(BUSINESS

Open-source GPU technology for supercomputers

Scienmag

Researchers navigate advantages and disadvantages Credit: Vladimir Stegailov Researchers from the HSE International Laboratory for Supercomputer Atomistic Modelling and Multi-scale Analysis, JIHT RAS and MIPT have compared the performance of popular molecular modelling programs on GPU accelerators produced by AMD and Nvidia.

DarshanTalks: How Are Your Candidates #jobhacking?– April 29, 2021

Pharma Marketing Network

[link]. The post DarshanTalks: How Are Your Candidates #jobhacking?</br>– </br>– April 29, 2021 appeared first on Pharma Marketing Network. Featured Pharma Marketing Podcasts Podcasts

Implementing Industry 4.0 in SMEs by focusing on the customer

Scienmag

A study by the UPV/EHU-University of the Basque Country offers SMEs a tool to change the way customers interact with companies, and their experiences Credit: 123RF Small and medium-sized manufacturing enterprises (SMEs) face many obstacles and difficulties (economic, technical, cultural, etc.)

SOLA Biosciences Presented Positive ALS Animal Efficacy Data of SOL-257 at the 1st Annual MDA Insight in Research Investor Summit for Neuromuscular Disease

BioTech 365

SOLA Biosciences Presented Positive ALS Animal Efficacy Data of SOL-257 at the 1st Annual MDA Insight in Research Investor Summit for Neuromuscular Disease SOLA Biosciences Presented Positive ALS Animal Efficacy Data of SOL-257 at the 1st Annual MDA Insight in … Continue reading → Business Wire

Corals that “spit” algae

Scienmag

An ancient immune response regulates the development of beneficial symbioses Credit: Natascha Bechtoldt Microalgae of the dinoflagellate group are known for their ability to survive in other animal cells.

Aptar Reports First Quarter 2021 Results

BioTech 365

Aptar Reports First Quarter 2021 Results Aptar Reports First Quarter 2021 Results CRYSTAL LAKE, Ill.–(BUSINESS –(BUSINESS WIRE)–AptarGroup, Inc.

Exploring extremes — When is it too hot to handle

Scienmag

Credit: Heriot-Watt University Exploring extreme environments can put significant operational challenges on the engineering systems we depend upon to safely explore and at times operate within.

Oxford Finance Appoints David Hickman to Managing Director of Business Development

BioTech 365

Oxford Finance Appoints David Hickman to Managing Director of Business Development Oxford Finance Appoints David Hickman to Managing Director of Business Development David has been appointed to Debbie Baker’s position upon her retirement announcement ALEXANDRIA, Va.–(BUSINESS

Combining solar panels and lamb grazing increases land productivity, study finds

Scienmag

Credit: Sean Nealon, Oregon State University CORVALLIS, Ore. – Land productivity could be greatly increased by combining sheep grazing and solar energy production on the same land, according to new research by Oregon State University scientists.

Insulet Announces Pricing of New Senior Secured Credit Facilities

BioTech 365

Insulet Announces Pricing of New Senior Secured Credit Facilities Insulet Announces Pricing of New Senior Secured Credit Facilities ACTON, Mass.–(BUSINESS

How SARS-CoV-2 hijacks human cells to evade immune system

Scienmag

Credit: UC San Diego Health Sciences Researchers at University of California San Diego School of Medicine have discovered one way in which SARS-CoV-2, the coronavirus that causes COVID-19, hijacks human cell machinery to blunt the immune response, allowing it to establish infection, replicate and cause disease.

Personalis to Present at the 2021 Bank of America Healthcare Conference

BioTech 365

Personalis to Present at the 2021 Bank of America Healthcare Conference Personalis to Present at the 2021 Bank of America Healthcare Conference MENLO PARK, Calif.–(BUSINESS –(BUSINESS WIRE)–Personalis, Inc.

First Nations ambassador Edith Cloutier to be honored by INRS

Scienmag

INRS will be awarding an honorary doctorate to Edith Cloutier Credit: Paul Brindamour The Institut national de la recherche scientifique (INRS) is proud to announce that it will be awarding an honorary doctorate to Edith Cloutier, a dedicated ambassador of Indigenous identity and a defender of Indigenous rights.

Seagen Reports First Quarter 2021 Financial Results

BioTech 365

Seagen Reports First Quarter 2021 Financial Results Seagen Reports First Quarter 2021 Financial Results -Net Product Sales of $302.6

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Unlocking herbaria biodiversity using a QR code sampling-to-sequencing workflow

Scienmag

Credit: California Academy of Sciences Within the past decade, next-generation sequencing technologies have revolutionized the way in which genetic data are generated and analyzed.

Gilead Sciences Announces Second Quarter 2021 Dividend

BioTech 365

Gilead Sciences Announces Second Quarter 2021 Dividend Gilead Sciences Announces Second Quarter 2021 Dividend FOSTER CITY, Calif.–(BUSINESS –(BUSINESS WIRE)–$GILD #GILD–Gilead Sciences, Inc.

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Research Roundup: Underlying Conditions, COVID-19 Severity and More

BioSpace

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

Dexcom Reports First Quarter 2021 Financial Results

BioTech 365

Dexcom Reports First Quarter 2021 Financial Results Dexcom Reports First Quarter 2021 Financial Results SAN DIEGO–(BUSINESS WIRE)–DexCom, Inc. Nasdaq: DXCM) today reported its financial results as of and for the quarter ended March 31, 2021.

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AstraZeneca Q1: Strong Growth with Some Pipeline Clean-up

BioSpace

AstraZeneca reported its first-quarter financial reports. As is often the case, they updated their pipeline, and indicated they had dropped a few drugs, including a promising multiple myeloma drug

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Teva Announces the Launch of the First Generic Version of Absorica® (isotretinoin) Capsules, for the Treatment of Severe Recalcitrant Nodular Acne in Patients 12 Years of Age and Older, in the United States

BioTech 365

Teva Announces the Launch of the First Generic Version of Absorica® (isotretinoin) Capsules, for the Treatment of Severe Recalcitrant Nodular Acne in Patients 12 Years of Age and Older, in the United States Teva Announces the Launch of the First … Continue reading → Business Wire

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Digital mental health interventions for young people are perceived promising, but are they effective

Scienmag

April 29, 2021 -An increasing number of digital mental health interventions are designed for adolescents and young people with a range of mental health issues, but the evidence on their effectiveness is mixed, according to research by Columbia University Mailman School of Public Health and Spark Street Advisors. Computerized cognitive behavioral therapy was found effective […].