Mon.Nov 29, 2021

Blueprint, taking aim at larger drugmakers, becomes a biotech buyer

Bio Pharma Dive

A $250 million acquisition of startup Lengo Therapeutics has given Blueprint a lung cancer drug that could compete with medicines from Takeda and J&J

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Biologic Therapeutics Development, Part 1: Definition and Distinct Characteristics


The development of biological products (or biologics) represents a major advancement in modern medicine, enabling the treatment of patients with many illnesses where no other therapeutics were previously available.


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Vaccine makers move quickly to confront omicron threat

Bio Pharma Dive

Several companies, including Pfizer and Moderna, are already at work adapting their coronavirus shots to the newly identified variant, which experts worry could more readily evade vaccine protection

Medscape vs. Doximity

World of DTC Marketing

SUMMARY: When it comes to reaching health care professionals, there is only one choice as far as I am concerned, and that’s Medscape. Working with them has always been a pleasure, and we can always “list match” targeted physicians.

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.

Science at the cusp: NASA rocket to study mysterious area above the North Pole


Strange things happen in Earth’s atmosphere at high latitudes. Around local noon, when the Sun is at its highest point, a funnel-shaped gap in our planet’s magnetic field passes overhead. Earth’s magnetic field shields us from the solar wind, the stream of charged particles spewing off the Sun.

Genetic testing offers powerful weapon for detecting breast cancer: Sema4

Outsourcing Pharma

A leader from the health tech solutions company explains how progress in genetic testing has helped advance the detection and prevention of breast cancer. Preclinical Research

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Gain Therapeutics presents hopeful data for Parkinson’s, Gaucher treatment

Outsourcing Pharma

The biotech firm has presented data from a study that could offer hope to patients with Parkinsonâs, Gaucher, Alzheimerâs and other neurodegenerative conditions. Preclinical Research

New study shows the largest comet ever observed was active at near-record distance


A new study by University of Maryland astronomers shows that comet Bernardinelli-Bernstein (BB), the largest comet ever discovered, was active long before previously thought, meaning the ice within it is vaporizing and forming an envelope of dust and vapor known as a coma.


AZ eyes FDA verdict on Lynparza in adjuvant breast cancer in Q1

Pharma Phorum

The FDA will deliver a verdict on AstraZeneca’s PARP inhibitor Lynparza as an adjuvant treatment for breast cancer in the first quarter of next year, after granting the application a priority review.

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Strong winds power electric fields in the upper atmosphere, NASA’s ICON finds


What happens on Earth doesn’t stay on Earth. Credit: Credits: NASA’s Conceptual Animation Lab What happens on Earth doesn’t stay on Earth.

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.

Development of Omicron-specific vaccines is under way

BioPharma Reporter

Moderna, BioNTech and Johnson & Johnson have all started developing Omicron-specific vaccines: among a wider response plan to the SARS-CoV-2 variant. Bio Developments

Ultra-processed foods increase the risk of a second heart attack or stroke


Ultra-processed foods are a major public health concern for their potential adverse effects on health. Now a study by the Department of Epidemiology and Prevention of the I.R.C.C.S.


Report suggests UK’s national vaccine facility is on the block

Pharma Phorum

The UK’s Vaccines Manufacturing and Innovation Centre (VMIC) – unveiled with fanfare by the government in 2018 – is rumoured to be up for sale.

New algorithm efficiently diagnoses shale fracture results from fiber-optic data


The oil industry put fiber-optic sensing cables downhole to better understand why hydraulic fracturing doesn’t free trapped oil at expected rates in shale reservoirs, but the massive streams of information received are hard to analyze.

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.

Speed, flexibility and innovation: Rethinking the way biopharma industry operates

BioPharma Reporter

A new report reveals that âspeed-to-marketâ has jumped up from a lower-ranking business driver before the pandemic to the top priority today for biopharma companies, overtaking cost-based considerations by a healthy margin. Markets & Regulations

Telehealth-delivered diet and exercise program eased knee pain and triggered weight loss


New research investigating the benefits of telehealth-delivered exercise and diet programs has found 80 per cent of participants experienced improvement in pain and an average of 10 per cent in loss of body weight, with one man shedding 39 kilograms.

Helix web tool guides prostate cancer genetic testing

Pharma Phorum

A web-based digital tool called Helix could help clinicians identify patients with prostate cancer who would benefit from genetic testing and counselling, according to researchers in the US.

Molding, patterning and driving liquids with light


**See video of scientists in the Bao lab shaping water with lasers into a surprising shape at this link** Credit: University of Houston **See video of scientists in the Bao lab shaping water with lasers into a surprising shape at this link** HOUSTON, Nov.

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.

Total UK cases of Omicron rise to nine

Pharma Times

An additional six cases of the Omicron variant have now been detected in Scotland, bringing the UK total so far to nine


A catalytic recipe for transforming quantum states


Quantum physicists at the University of Warsaw have discovered new applications for quantum catalysis – the quantum equivalent of chemical catalysis used in industry – revealing that quantum catalysts are useful in many more setups than previously known.


Pfizer COVID-19 Vaccine is Effective Long Term in Adolescents 12 to 15


Pfizer and vaccine partner BioNTech shared positive long-term data last week that shows their COVID-19 vaccine remains effective for at least four months in adolescents 12 to 15 years of age. The vaccine also maintained a good safety profile with no serious side effects.

Geophysicists detect electron dance deep inside the Earth, with a Twist


Credit: Grace Shephard Most are aware that electrons are negatively charged particles that surround the nucleus of atoms and whose behaviour governs chemical interactions. However, it is less commonly known that electrons come in two distinct kinds: spin-up and spin-down.


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.

French Startup Pyxo is Creating a Network for Reusable Food Packaging


Pyxo, a Paris, France-based startup, is taking sustainable food packaging to the next level by creating a network devoted to reusable food containers. Founded in 2018, the French startup was created with the fundamental idea that ecology should not be seen as a constraint, but rather an advantage.

Directional management of interface defects achieved in perovskite solar cells


Organic-inorganic halide perovskite materials have excellent optical capture capacity and carrier conductivity. Perovskite solar cells, with amazing power conversion efficiency, show great application prospects.


Enabling the leaders of the future

Pharma Phorum

Janssen’s Mark Larsen, VP & Head of HR at Janssen EMEA, looks at what COVID-19 has taught us about good leadership and how we develop and enable the leaders of the future. COVID-19 has amplified what is expected of leaders in workplaces around the world.

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Forensic Sciences Research Volume 6, Issue 3 publishes


[link] Credit: FSR [link] Special Issue: Sharing Clinical and Forensic Toxicology Knowledge in the Era of a Pandemic and Beyond This special issue includes an editorial, one review, five research articles and two case reports from leading scientists in the field that further the discussion on clinical and forensic toxicology.

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.

Late cancer diagnoses rise as NHS struggles with COVID-19

Pharma Times

Analyses provided by UK cancer charity Macmillan has provided insights into the repercussions experienced by patients waiting to receive treatment during the COVID-19 pandemic


Exploring together, NASA and industry embrace laser communications


Our televisions and computer screens display news, movies, and shows in high-definition, allowing viewers a clear and vibrant experience. Fiber optic connections send laser light densely packed with data through cables to bring these experiences to users.

Early Tests Show Omicron Tougher for Current COVID Antibody Therapies to Tackle


Early tests of Regeneron’s antibody cocktail show it isn’t as effective against Omicron while a separate tests of Eli Lilly’s antibody cocktail also demonstrated the same

Timber or steel? Study helps builders reduce carbon footprint of truss structures


Buildings are a big contributor to global warming, not just in their ongoing operations but in the materials used in their construction.


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.