Tue.Jan 11, 2022

JPM22: M&A anxiety, Roche's comeback plan and Vir's omicron moment

Bio Pharma Dive

Pharma executives fielded many questions about their dealmaking intentions on the conference's second day, while Roche outlined its plan to compete against Merck and Bristol Myers in cancer immunotherapy


HCPs are overwhelmed by promotional content in digital

World of DTC Marketing

As HCPs get more digitally savvy, pharma marketers should understand that engaging physicians through channels and time of their preference with content relevant to the individual customer. is no more an option but a critical factor to ensure success for any multichannel marketing initiatives.


Sign Up for our Newsletter

This site is protected by reCAPTCHA and the Google Privacy Policy and Terms of Service apply.

5 questions facing the FDA in 2022

Bio Pharma Dive

If Robert Califf wins Senate confirmation as expected, he will face a lengthy agenda as well as questions on Aduhelm controversy, accelerated approval and agency funding


Using only 100 atoms, electric fields can be detected and changed


Bioelectricity, the current that flows between our cells, is fundamental to our ability to think and talk and walk. Credit: KATYA KADYSHEVSKAYA AT USC Bioelectricity, the current that flows between our cells, is fundamental to our ability to think and talk and walk.


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.

Medicare proposes to limit coverage of Biogen Alzheimer's drug

Bio Pharma Dive

The program will only cover Aduhelm, which the FDA controversially approved last June, for patients enrolled in rigorous clinical trials, likely forestalling broad adoption of the treatment

New treasure trove of globular clusters holds clues about galaxy evolution


A survey completed using a combination of ground and space-based telescopes yielded a treasure trove of previously unknown globular clusters – old, dense groups of thousands of stars that all formed at the same time – in the outer regions of the elliptical galaxy Centaurus A.


More Trending

Accumulated heat in the upper ocean is at record levels, again!


The world’s oceans are hotter than ever before, continuing their record-breaking temperature streak for the sixth straight year.

Pfizer, Moderna are prepping new vaccines for Omicron

Pharma Phorum

With evidence growing that the current crop of COVID-19 vaccines are less protective against infection with Omicron, both Pfizer and Moderna have announced plans to develop new versions of their mRNA-based shots that are tailored to the new variant.

Winds of change bring winter rain to eastern Arabia


The Arabian Peninsula is one of the most arid regions in the world, making it important to understand how climate change could affect local rainfall patterns.


Oxford joins consortium to advance quantum drug discovery

Pharma Times

The partnership between Oxford University and SEEQC promises to accelerate the use of quantum computing within pharmaceutical research in order to reduce the development time required for drug production worldwide

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.

How much do students learn when they double the speed of their class videos?


Recorded lectures have become a routine part of course instruction during the COVID-19 pandemic, and college students often try to pack more learning into a shorter span by watching these recordings at double their normal speed or even faster. But does comprehension suffer as a result?


Medicare Proposes to Cover Aduhelm Only for Patients in Clinical Trials

NY Times

If the preliminary decision is finalized this spring, it would sharply limit the number of patients who use the expensive drug. Drugs (Pharmaceuticals) Aduhelm (Drug) Elderly Alzheimer's Disease Medicare Centers for Medicare and Medicaid Services Biogen Inc your-feed-healthcare

Molecular paddlewheels propel sodium ions through next-generation batteries


DURHAM, N.C. — Materials scientists at Duke University have revealed paddlewheel-like molecular dynamics that help push sodium ions through a quickly evolving class of solid-state batteries.

Life sciences predictions for 2022

Pharma Phorum

As the COVID-19 pandemic continues to impact the healthcare landscape, and the digital transformation of the life sciences industry gathers pace, what can we expect to see in 2022?

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.

International study identifies predictors of severe outcomes in children with COVID-19


A new international study offers a clearer picture of the impact of COVID-19 infection and the risk of severe outcomes on young people around the world.

European Commission approves cystic fibrosis treatment for six to 11-year-olds

Pharma Times

There is currently no cure for cystic fibrosis (CF), a debilitating, progressive condition with over 10,830 people in the UK currently diagnosed with the disease


Modular super-enhancer controls retinal development


Enhancers are regions of DNA that do not code for proteins, but control how genes are expressed. Super-enhancers are clusters of enhancers that together regulate genes with important roles in cell identity. Scientists at St.

DNA 83

Melatonin for Sleep: How the Aid Works

NY Times

The “vampire hormone” can act like a dose of sunset, tricking your body into feeling like it’s time to sleep. Quarantine (Life and Culture) Sleep Content Type: Service Melatonin (Hormone) Dreams Insomnia Psychology and Psychologists Anxiety and Stress Sedatives Drugs (Pharmaceuticals) Jet Lag

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.

Sustainable manufacturing


Reducing the world’s reliance on petroleum and natural gas is a worthy goal, one that could help us achieve a smaller carbon footprint. It will, however, mean rethinking how we create many of the products in our everyday lives. Credit: Illustration by Jeffrey C.

What HCPs think about mandatory vaccination

Pharma Phorum

What HCPs think about mandatory vaccination. The practice of making vaccinations mandatory within a population has always been controversial.

Bioengineer awarded NSF CAREER grant to improve cardiovascular flow computer models using machine learning


Accurately measuring blood flow is critical to the fundamental understanding of cardiovascular disease and clinical decision making. Although researchers have made great strides in computational and experimental blood flow modeling, reliable data is still difficult to generate in large quantities.

BMS cuts $3.15bn deal with Century for cancer cell therapies

Pharma Phorum

Bristol-Myers Squibb chief executive Giovanni Caforio has promised to invest in the company’s pipeline at the virtual JP Morgan Healthcare Conference, and demonstrated that commitment by licensing up to four cancer cell therapy candidates from Century Therapeutics.

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.

rTMS as a treatment for Veterans with cognitive impairment and multiple co-morbidities


Palo Alto, California – January 10, 2022: Current treatments for Alzheimer’s disease are of limited effectiveness and do not halt the progression of the disease and associated cognitive decline.

In Southern Africa, Success Against H.I.V. Offers Hope for Beating Back Another Virus

NY Times

A former Africa correspondent, who covered the height of the AIDS epidemic there 15 years ago, finds lessons in the remarkable progress against that virus for our current fight. Acquired Immune Deficiency Syndrome Drugs (Pharmaceuticals) Two Thousands (Decade) Africa South Africa Zambia

Drugs 81

Organic aggregates: new insights on white light


White light, which includes multicolored visible components, affects the rhythm of organisms and has the potential for advanced applications in communications, as well as illumination and display.

UK market developments: GHO Capital invests in RoslinCT, Symbiosis expands viral therapy capabilities

BioPharma Reporter

Healthcare investors, GHO Capital Partners LLP, have invested in Scotland based, RoslinCT, a contract development and manufacturing organization (CDMO) focused on advanced cell therapies. Markets & Regulations

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.

Is more better? Amounts and frequency of milk replacer fed to calves under heat stress


Philadelphia, January 11, 2022 – Calves raised during the heat of summer have reduced growth, increased disease incidence, and higher mortality rates compared with those raised in temperate environments or neutral thermal conditions.


Alcon Announces Launch of Systane Complete Preservative-Free Lubricant Eye Drops in Europe

BioTech 365

Alcon Announces Launch of Systane Complete Preservative-Free Lubricant Eye Drops in Europe Alcon Announces Launch of Systane Complete Preservative-Free Lubricant Eye Drops in Europe Clinically proven to relieve all types of dry eye,1Systane Complete is now preservative-free and available in … Continue reading → Business Wire


Study: safe drinking water remains out of reach for many Californians


Liverpool CCG and Community Pharmacy Liverpool Launch FebriDx® Service at More Than 100 Community Pharmacies

BioTech 365

Liverpool CCG and Community Pharmacy Liverpool Launch FebriDx® Service at More Than 100 Community Pharmacies Liverpool CCG and Community Pharmacy Liverpool Launch FebriDx® Service at More Than 100 Community Pharmacies Point-of-Care Test Detects and Differentiates Bacterial v.

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.