Mon.Jan 24, 2022

Merck drug for chronic cough rejected by FDA

Bio Pharma Dive

According to the drugmaker, the FDA asked in a complete response letter for more information related to how the drug's efficacy was measured

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The downside of VC funding for biotech

World of DTC Marketing

Venture capitalists have poured $42 billion into drug development over the past three years. Most small biotech companies rely on venture capitalist funding to develop new drugs but is that a good way to go? not necessarily.

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US turns to Gilead's COVID-19 drug to help counter omicron

Bio Pharma Dive

With other COVID treatments ineffective against the variant or in short supply, the FDA is expanding its approval of Veklury to include outpatient use

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Performance enhancing substances linked to eating disorder symptoms

Scienmag

With increasing value and emphasis being placed on muscularity and leanness as today’s body ideal, the use of appearance- and performance- enhancing drugs and substances (APEDS), such as whey protein and steroids, has become increasingly prevalent among college-age men and women.

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.

3 ways an IWMS can help streamline your manufacturing operations

Bio Pharma Dive

Manage, maintain and optimize all the tasks, duties and goals that fall under the umbrella of your workplace

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Iowa's institutions on the leading edge of next-gen vaccines and therapies

Bio Pharma Dive

Learn more about Iowa's efforts in the ongoing fight against pandemics and other threats to human and animal health

New strategic partnership to explore four-dimensional first order controls on nickel mineral systems

Scienmag

Researchers at the University of Leicester have signed a major research agreement with BHP, one of the world’s largest mining companies, to identify new areas for the discovery of metals critical to the electric vehicle (EV) revolution.

Chronic kidney disease: treating a silent killer

Pharma Phorum

In November, NICE backed NHS use of AstraZeneca’s diabetes and heart failure drug Forxiga for the treatment of chronic kidney disease. pharmaphorum caught up with AZ’s Joris Silon to discuss unmet needs in the condition.

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nTIDE December 2021 COVID Update: Unemployment trends lower for people with disabilities as pandemic continues to affect labor market

Scienmag

Credit: Kessler Foundation National Trends in Disability Employment (nTIDE) – issued semi-monthly by Kessler Foundation and the University of New Hampshire East Hanover, NJ. January 24, 2022.

An Innovative & Creative Problem Solver Approach to Selling in the Medical Device Space

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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.

IBM sells off large parts of Watson Health business

Pharma Phorum

A private equity group has agreed to take over most of IBM Watson Health, seven years after the business was launched with a pledge to revolutionise healthcare data analysis.

Forest geneticist awarded $1.2 million NSF CAREER grant to study Douglas fir hybridization, genomics and adaptation to climate change

Scienmag

The Douglas fir is one of the most economically important timber trees in the U.S. Harvested for the strength of its wood in a wide variety of uses, especially in fencing, home construction and decking, it’s considered the backbone of the western timber industry.

Charles River joins with immunology lab on COVID-19 research

Outsourcing Pharma

The CRO's work with La Jolla Institute for Immunology, centered on a unique mouse model, is intended to increase understanding of how the COVID-19 virus operates. COVID-19

COVID-19 vaccines don’t cause infertility or harm pregnancy chances, Boston University research shows

Scienmag

Having a COVID-19 vaccine doesn’t impact a couple’s chances of becoming pregnant—but skipping the shots and landing a coronavirus infection might reduce male fertility.

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.

Is Vegan Casein the Next Big Plant-Based Innovation?

XTalks

Fooditive Group , a plant-based ingredient manufacturer, recently developed a vegan version of casein, one of the main animal proteins in milk.

New control technique uses solar panels to reach desired Mars orbit

Scienmag

A satellite on a science mission to Mars aims for a low-altitude orbit, but the lower the orbit, the more propellant is required to enter orbit when arriving from Earth.

Should we be worried about Omicron ‘stealth variant’ BA.2?

Pharma Phorum

With healthcare systems around the world labouring under the strain of dealing with the Omicron wave of COVID-19 infections, attention is already turning to a new sub-variant that is starting to emerge in some countries, including the UK, India and Denmark. Dubbed BA.2,

A soft, stretchable thermometer

Scienmag

The next generation of soft robotics, smart clothing and biocompatible medical devices are going to need integrated soft sensors that can stretch and twist with the device or wearer.

New patent expiration for Genentech Inc drug ESBRIET

Drug Patent Watch

Annual Drug Patent Expirations for ESBRIET Esbriet is a drug marketed by Genentech Inc and is included in two NDAs. It is available from one supplier. There are twenty-one patents….

Orbital insertion burn a success, Webb arrives at L2

Scienmag

Today, at 2 p.m. EST, Webb fired its onboard thrusters for nearly five minutes (297 seconds) to complete the final postlaunch course correction to Webb’s trajectory.

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FDA clears Gilead’s Veklury for COVID outpatients

Pharma Phorum

The FDA has extended the emergency use authorisation for Gilead Sciences’ antiviral Veklury to include non-hospitalised patients with COVID-19, extending the uses of the drug.

Antibody with engineered peptide targets bone metastasis

Scienmag

HOUSTON – (Jan. 24, 2022) – A moderate amount of a peptide-enhanced, biological cancer drug goes a long way in treating breast cancers that metastasize to the bone. Credit: Illustration by the Xiao Research Group/Rice University HOUSTON – (Jan.

Gilead Sues Distributors Selling Counterfeit HIV Drugs

XTalks

Gilead Sciences has been seizing counterfeit versions of its HIV drugs Biktarvy and Descovy since last year and is now suing distributors who have been behind selling the illicit medications. The counterfeit drugs were being sold across several states in the US over the past two years.

Squatina mapama, new species from Panama: first report of an angel shark from the Central American Caribbean

Scienmag

Between 2010 and 2011, two research expeditions sponsored by the Spanish government exploring the biodiversity of benthic organisms —those living on the ocean floor— on Central America’s Pacific and Caribbean coasts, came across a new shark species. The Squatina mapama n.

Team behind RECOVERY trial of COVID drugs casts its net wider

Pharma Phorum

The UK scientists that ran one of the largest trials of experimental COVID-19 drugs have formed a non-profit company that will apply the methodology to other disease areas – with $6.8 million in funding from French drugmaker Sanofi.

Pusan National University scientists reveal links between sperm quality and cell phone use

Scienmag

Cell phones have succeeded in bringing the world closer, making life tolerable during a very trying time. But cellphones also have their downsides. They can have negative effects on health.

Genentech’s Evrysdi (risdiplam) Granted FDA Priority Review for Treatment of Pre-Symptomatic Babies Under 2 Months of Age With Spinal Muscular Atrophy (SMA)

BioTech 365

Genentech’s Evrysdi (risdiplam) Granted FDA Priority Review for Treatment of Pre-Symptomatic Babies Under 2 Months of Age With Spinal Muscular Atrophy (SMA) Genentech’s Evrysdi (risdiplam) Granted FDA Priority Review for Treatment of Pre-Symptomatic Babies Under 2 Months of Age With … Continue reading → Business Wire

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Smoke exposure in the early stages of life alters sleep patterns in adults

Scienmag

Researchers of the University of Bologna carried out a study on murine models (mice) demonstrating that pre-natal exposure to nicotine and its by-products produces long-term effects on sleep and stress-response in some areas of the brain.

First Patient Dosed in Randomised Phase 2 Clinical Trial of MTL-CEBPA in Patients with Advanced Liver Cancer

BioTech 365

First Patient Dosed in Randomised Phase 2 Clinical Trial of MTL-CEBPA in Patients with Advanced Liver Cancer First Patient Dosed in Randomised Phase 2 Clinical Trial of MTL-CEBPA in Patients with Advanced Liver Cancer OUTREACH-2 study evaluating MTL-CEBPA in combination … Continue reading → Business Wire

Reclamation invests $1.6 million in nine technologies that focus on improving water desalination and treatment

Scienmag

The Bureau of Reclamation chose nine recipients to receive $1.6 million in Desalination and Water Purification Research Program funding. This financial assistance will allow project sponsors to collaborate with Reclamation to design, construct, install and test their process.

LifeWorks acquires Breaking Free, a leading provider of digital substance use disorder treatment

BioTech 365

LifeWorks acquires Breaking Free, a leading provider of digital substance use disorder treatment LifeWorks acquires Breaking Free, a leading provider of digital substance use disorder treatment Addition of Breaking Free to the LifeWorks platform enhances mental health offerings and helps … Continue reading → Business Wire

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Fast, cheap test can detect COVID-19 virus’ genome without need for PCR

Scienmag

Link to full release with images: Credit: Mark Stone/University of Washington Link to full release with images: [link] FROM: James Urton University of Washington 206-543-2580 jurton@uw.edu (NOTE: researcher contact information at end) For Immediate Release Jan.