Mon.Jan 10, 2022

Pfizer expands into gene editing with Beam research deal

Bio Pharma Dive

Pfizer's work with mRNA vaccines led it explore other applications of the technology, resulting in a multi-year partnership with the high-profile biotech Beam Therapeutics on gene editing treatments for rare diseases

Pharma is in acquisition mode but small biotechs hurting for money

World of DTC Marketing

Pharma companies are flush with cash and looking to make deals, but there are still a lot of small biotech companies that don’t have enough money to launch their products entirely.


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Allogene cleared by FDA to resume 'off the shelf' cancer cell therapy trials

Bio Pharma Dive

A "chromosomal abnormality" that led regulators to halt Allogene's trials was judged to be unrelated to its technology, a finding with important implications for the field of donor-derived cell therapies

How a potent antifibrotic peptide works and why it could reverse scarring in multiple organs


A research team at the Medical University of South Carolina (MUSC) led by Carol Feghali-Bostwick, Ph.D.,

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.

BioMarin plans return to FDA with updated data on hemophilia gene therapy

Bio Pharma Dive

Two-year results from a Phase 3 study of Roctavian show treatment prevented bleeding, potentially giving BioMarin the data it needs to resubmit an application for approval

KTU students’ success in the Silicon Valley competition: Created a transparent protective face mask


A team of students from Kaunas University of Technology (KTU) and start-up Assero have introduced an innovative see-through mask. The mask prototype won international recognition, as it took the second place in the Silicon Valley Innovation Competition in the Best Overall Innovation category.


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Rapid preparation of CdSe thin-film solar cells


Si-based tandem solar cell is regarded as the most promising strategy to break the theoretical efficiency limit of single-junction Si solar cells. With Si as the bottom cells, the optimal bandgap of top cells is 1.7 eV, which enables high efficiency of ~45% for two-junction tandem solar cells.


JPM22: Pfizer's big bet on mRNA, Biogen 'proven wrong' on Aduhelm price and the next cell therapies

Bio Pharma Dive

The healthcare conference's first day brought a trio of mRNA deals from Pfizer, a rare admission from Biogen's CEO and new focus on what's next in cell therapy


OU-led research uses artificial intelligence to guide the search for the next SARS-COV-2


Daniel Becker, an assistant professor of biology in the University of Oklahoma’s Dodge Family College of Arts and Sciences, has been leading a proactive modeling study over the last year and a half to identify bat species that are likely to carry betacoronaviruses, including but not limited to SARS-like viruses.

Leveraging print and digital communications for patient-centric clinical trials

Bio Pharma Dive

The demand for communicating and reaching trial participants where they live in the most convenient and effective fashion is growing daily and having a dynamic print solution can help make that happen

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.

Scientists uncover new information about cellular death process, previously thought to be irreversible


A study published by researchers at the University of Illinois Chicago describes a new method for analyzing pyroptosis — the process of cell death that is usually caused by infections and results in excess inflammation in the body — and shows that process, long thought to be irreversible once initiated, can in fact be halted […].

The Pandemic isn't over; neither is the new era of healthcare logistics

Bio Pharma Dive

We have to focus on maintaining a sustainable, collaborative supply chain that delivers for everyone on this hard road ahead


Manifolds in commonly used atomic fingerprints lead to failure in machine-learning four-body interactions


Atomic environment fingerprints, or structural descriptors, are used to describe the chemical environment around a reference atom.


Stand Up to Cancer research initiative targets pancreatic cancer

Outsourcing Pharma

Joining with a noted research foundation, the group is aiming for earlier detection and treatment of the disease, which hits nearly 500K people annually. Clinical Development

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.

Study shows climate change will lead to increase in kidney stones


Philadelphia, January 10, 2022—Rising temperatures due to climate change will lead to an increase in cases of kidney stones over the next seven decades, even if measures are put in place to reduce greenhouse gas emissions, according to a new study by researchers at Children’s Hospital of Philadelphia (CHOP).

Beyond the pandemic: the potential of mRNA technology

Pharma Phorum

The arrival of COVID-19 brought precious few positives, but one that emerged for the pharmaceutical industry was the emergence and validation of mRNA vaccine technology to prevent disease.

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A crowning achievement in understanding head development


Cranial neural crest cells, or CNCCs, contribute to many more body parts than their humble name suggests. These remarkable stem cells not only form most of the skull and facial skeleton in all vertebrates ranging from fish to humans, but also can generate everything from gills to the cornea.

AstraZeneca and Neurimmune to develop investigational human monoclonal antibody NI006

BioPharma Reporter

Alexion, AstraZenecaâs Rare Disease group, has entered into an exclusive global collaboration and licence agreement with Neurimmune AG for NI006, an investigational human monoclonal antibody currently in Phase Ib development for the treatment of transthyretin amyloid cardiomyopathy (ATTR-CM).

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.

New approach can help identify young children most at risk for obesity


UNIVERSITY PARK, PA. Newly developed risk scores synthesize genetic information into an easy-to-interpret metric that could help clinicians identify young children most at risk of developing obesity. Credit: Penn State Center for Medical Genomics UNIVERSITY PARK, PA.

Veganuary 2022: History and Significance of the Vegan Movement


Combining the words “vegan” and “January,” Veganuary is an annual challenge encouraging people around the world to switch to a vegan diet and lifestyle for the month. This entails abstaining from animal products including food, clothing and cosmetics.

Daniele Cortecchia wins a Starting grant from the European Research Council (ERC) for innovative research on new photoluminescent materials


Bayer and Mammoth Biosciences collaborate on novel gene editing tech

BioPharma Reporter

Bayer AG and Mammoth Biosciences, Inc., have announced a strategic collaboration and option agreement for the use of Mammothâs CRISPR systems to develop in vivo gene-editing therapies. Bio Developments

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.

Researchers Switch Off Gene to Switch On Ultraviolet in Butterfly Wings


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Biopharma buyers continue to shift deal-making spending away from M&A

BioPharma Reporter

Strategic partnerships rather than M&A will be key for biopharma companies in 2022, finds a report from EY. Markets & Regulations

First ERC Starting Grant acquired for Chemnitz University of Technology: Nano-researcher receives most important EU funding for young scientists for research project in the field of Smart Dust


The European Research Council (ERC) announced the ERC Starting Grant for the first time in 2021 as part of the new Horizon Europe program. Only exceptionally innovative and excellent research ideas from young scientists are funded by an ERC Starting Grant.

Alcon to Launch DAILIES TOTAL1 Contact Lenses in the U.S. for Patients with Astigmatism

BioTech 365

Alcon to Launch DAILIES TOTAL1 Contact Lenses in the U.S. for Patients with Astigmatism Alcon to Launch DAILIES TOTAL1 Contact Lenses in the U.S. for Patients with Astigmatism The first and only Water Gradient contact lens for patients with astigmatism, … Continue reading → Business Wir


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.

Ketamine and psychological therapy helped severe alcoholics abstain for longer in trial


People with severe alcohol disorder were able to stay off alcohol for longer when they were treated with low doses of ketamine combined with psychological therapy in a clinical trial.

ASC Therapeutics and Professor Steven W. Pipe Publish Expert Review on Novel Gene Therapies of Hemophilia A

BioTech 365

ASC Therapeutics and Professor Steven W. Pipe Publish Expert Review on Novel Gene Therapies of Hemophilia A ASC Therapeutics and Professor Steven W.

NTU Singapore and the European Union announce artists and partner institutions for the first cycle of SEA AiR, a new studio residential program in the EU for Southeast Asian artists


Nanyang Technological University, Singapore (NTU Singapore) and the European Union Delegation to Singapore today announced the partner institutions and artists selected for the inaugural cycle of SEA AiR – Studio Residencies for Southeast Asian Artists in the EU (SEA AiR).


Rheonix Receives FDA Clearance for Fully Automated Encompass MDx® Workstation and Molecular Test for Detection of Sexually Transmitted Infections

BioTech 365


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.