Wed.Jun 29, 2022

Novartis details plans to lay off up to 8,000 amid sweeping restructuring

Bio Pharma Dive

The Swiss pharma confirmed it will cut as many as 1,400 jobs in Switzerland and thousands more globally under a reorganization plan first announced in early April


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World of DTC Marketing

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5 FDA decisions to watch in the third quarter

Bio Pharma Dive

Between July and September, the regulator could approve a first-of-its-kind autoimmune drug and two gene therapies as well as decide how COVID-19 vaccines should be updated

EC grants approval for Kite’s cell therapy to treat follicular lymphoma

Pharmaceutical Technology

The European Commission (EC) has granted marketing authorisation for Gilead Sciences’ subsidiary Kite’s CAR T-cell therapy, Yescarta (axicabtagene ciloleucel), to treat adults with relapsed or refractory follicular lymphoma (FL). .

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.

Bayer, Amgen back ReCode's plan to broaden genetic medicine's reach

Bio Pharma Dive

The two drugmakers joined a long list of investors, including Pfizer and Sanofi, that have been funding the startup’s plan to develop a new type of lipid nanoparticle technology

AI hiring levels in the pharmaceutical industry rose in May 2022

Pharmaceutical Technology

The proportion of pharmaceutical companies hiring for AI related positions kept relatively steady in May 2022 compared with the equivalent month last year, with 39.3% of the companies included in our analysis recruiting for at least one such position.


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Enabling the next wave of innovative drug therapies with speciality enzymes

Pharmaceutical Technology

Approximately 75,000 enzymes are thought to exist in the human body as vital catalysts for biochemical reactions or conversions. For hundreds of years, we have found myriad uses for microbial enzymes in manufacturing – from food, drink, and household products to a range of industrial applications.

Fostering Patient Engagement with Portals

Pharmaceutical Commerce

Six engagement tips for companies to consider to improve patient use of portals.


Terumo and GenCure sign agreement for cell and gene therapies

Pharmaceutical Technology

Terumo Blood and Cell Technologies and BioBridge Global subsidiary, GenCure, have entered a new partnership agreement to expand and integrate cell and gene therapy manufacturing solutions.

Romantic partners can influence each other’s beliefs and behaviors on climate change, new Yale study finds


Few would argue that romantic partners have the potential to shift each other’s beliefs and behaviors, but what about their views on climate change specifically?


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.

Rare Disease Spotlight – tracing the rise of orphan drug designations over almost 40 years

Pharmaceutical Technology

This year has already been eventful when it comes to the development of therapies for rare diseases.

Targeting a human protein to squash SARS-CoV-2 and other viruses


More than two years into the COVID-19 pandemic, people are realizing that the “new normal” will probably involve learning to co-exist with SARS-CoV-2. Some treatments are available, but with new variants emerging, researchers are looking toward new strategies.

Behind the Scenes, McKinsey Guided Companies at the Center of the Opioid Crisis

NY Times

The consulting firm offered clients “in-depth experience in narcotics,” from poppy fields to pills more powerful than Purdue’s OxyContin.

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How Facebook clickbait draws users into engaging with posts


A study of 4,000 Facebook posts by news organizations provides unique insights into clickbait and user engagement.

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.

Amid monkeypox outbreak, US officials plan to release 1.6M doses of Bavarian Nordic's Jynneos vaccine

Fierce Pharma

Amid monkeypox outbreak, US officials plan to release 1.6M doses of Bavarian Nordic's Jynneos vaccine. esagonowsky. Wed, 06/29/2022 - 08:39

Clashes of inference and perspective explain why children sometimes lose the plot in conversation


Children who suddenly appear to lose the thread of an otherwise obvious conversation often do so because they cannot combine two key communicative skills until surprisingly late in their development, researchers have found. Credit: Elspeth Wilson, Faculty of Education, University of Cambridge.

Gilead, Sanofi, GSK and more to pay for employees' abortion-related travel costs after Roe ruling

Fierce Pharma

Gilead, Sanofi, GSK and more to pay for employees' abortion-related travel costs after Roe ruling. zbecker. Wed, 06/29/2022 - 09:59


The world’s rivers are changing, here’s how


The way rivers function is significantly affected by how much sediment they transport and where it gets deposited. River sediment — mostly sand, silt, and clay — plays a critical ecological role, as it provides habitat for organisms downstream and in estuaries.


Bayer launches digital AI platform for radiology specialists


Bayer has stepped up the digital capabilities of its radiology business with the launch of artificial intelligence-based apps for X-ray, MRI and CT imaging.

Shining some light on the obscure proteome


Histone deacetylase (HDAC) inhibitors are a class of drugs used in oncology.

US secures more Lilly COVID-19 antibodies for $275M, but with pandemic funding uncertain this may be a swan song

Fierce Pharma

US secures more Lilly COVID-19 antibodies for $275M, but with pandemic funding uncertain this may be a swan song. kdunleavy. Wed, 06/29/2022 - 09:43

Book gives fresh perspective on Black literature of 1930s


A new volume in Cambridge University Press’s “African American Literature in Transition” series brings a fresh perspective to a decade – the 1930s – that is often overshadowed by the Great Depression as well as by literary developments that came before and after it.

With Congress weighing insulin cost cap, Sanofi slashes price for uninsured in US

Fierce Pharma

With Congress weighing insulin cost cap, Sanofi slashes price for uninsured in US. kdunleavy. Wed, 06/29/2022 - 11:28

Could carbon monoxide foam help fight inflammation?


CAMBRIDGE, MA — Carbon monoxide is best known as a potentially deadly gas. However, in small doses it also has beneficial qualities: It has been shown to reduce inflammation and can help stimulate tissue regeneration.

Avacta announces escalation in clinical study of AVA6000


AVA6000 is a novel form of doxorubicin that has been modified using Avacta’s delivery platform to improve safety


Measuring levels of proteins in eye fluid may accurately predict need for lifelong macular degeneration therapy


In a study of eye fluid from 38 patients, Johns Hopkins Medicine researchers say they have found that levels of a specific protein appears to help accurately predict whether people with the wet form of age-related macular degeneration may need lifelong, frequent eye injections to preserve vision or if they can be safely weaned off […].

Japan’s MHLW accepts GSK’s submission for shingles vaccine in adults

Pharmaceutical Technology

The Japanese Ministry of Health, Labour and Welfare (MHLW) has accepted GlaxoSmithKline’s (GSK) regulatory application for recombinant, adjuvanted Zoster vaccine, Shingrix, for preventing shingles (herpes zoster) in at-risk adults of the age 18 years and above.

Pollution exposure associated with multimorbidity risk


Exposure to the air pollution known as fine particulate matter (PM2.5) is associated with an increased risk of having a cluster of multiple chronic diseases, according to a new study published this week in the open-access journal PLOS Global Public Health by Kai Hu of University of St.

Pfizer seeks to overturn three RSV vaccine patents held by GSK


Already competing to bring the first vaccine against respiratory syncytial virus (RSV) to market, Pfizer and GSK are also fighting a patent infringement battle in the courts.

New research: Up to 540,000 lives could be saved worldwide by targeting speed and other main areas


A new series published in The Lancet today highlights the growing problem of road traffic injuries and lays out some opportunities for preventing injuries and saving lives.

New eczema meds from AbbVie, Pfizer and Leo Pharma score NICE backing

Fierce Pharma

New eczema meds from AbbVie, Pfizer and Leo Pharma score NICE backing. kdunleavy. Wed, 06/29/2022 - 21:20


Major chords and melodies may not universally be perceived as happier than minor music, according to study of remote Papua New Guinea communities



Fierce Next Gen: As gene therapies proliferate, pharma and payers look to avoid 'cost shocks'

Fierce Pharma

Fierce Next Gen: As gene therapies proliferate, pharma and payers look to avoid 'cost shocks'. esagonowsky. Wed, 06/29/2022 - 14:58

Off-shelf glucose monitors prove accurate for dialysis patients


In what is believed to be the first study of its kind, new UVA Health research reveals that a factory-calibrated continuous glucose monitor (CGM) may be sufficiently accurate for use by people on dialysis, a group often plagued by dangerous swings in blood-sugar levels.