Wed.Jan 12, 2022

5 questions facing biotech M&A in 2022

Bio Pharma Dive

Analysts expect that deal engines are ready to start firing again following the recent quiet period. Still, uncertainty remains about how biopharma acquisitions could play out in the coming months

Influencer marketing in pharma

World of DTC Marketing

The word influencer was added to the Merriam-Webster dictionary in 2019, but influencer marketing is nothing new. Scandals, fake followers, bot technologies, and the pandemic crisis converged have put a halt to influencer marketing growth and tarnished the public view of influencers as a whole.


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JPM22: Aftershocks for Lilly, CRISPR versus CRISPR and Bluebird's crucial year

Bio Pharma Dive

A restrictive Medicare decision on Alzheimer's drugs sent Lilly shares tumbling, while the CEO of Editas brushed off competitive threats to his company's gene editing technology

PDUFA VII: More Changes Coming in the Latest Reauthorization


As we noted in a separate blog post , the forthcoming reauthorization of the FDA’s Prescription Drug User Fee Act (PDUFA VII) includes several provisions that are expected to help advance cell and gene therapy products, as well as therapies designed to treat rare diseases.

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.

With $2 million grant, UTA scientist aims to create massive cancer database


University of Texas at Arlington computer scientist Jacob Luber has earned a five-year, $2 million grant from the Cancer Prevention and Research Institute of Texas (CPRIT) to create a database that contains every publicly available cancer dataset from the National Cancer Institute (NCI).

Roche debuts smart glucose monitor for hospital use

Pharma Phorum

Roche has launched what it says is a first-of-its kind handheld glucose management device, backed up by a digital platform that aims to simplify the work of doctors and nurses as they deliver care to patients.

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NervGen Pharma sets sights on trial for spinal-cord injury treatment

Outsourcing Pharma

The company plans to launch a Phase Ib/II study of its compound NVG-291 in collaboration with researchers at Northwestern Universityâs Shirley Ryan AbilityLab. Clinical Development

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Sarepta says early filing for DMD gene therapy may be back on

Pharma Phorum

The development of gene therapies for Duchenne muscular dystrophy has proved to be challenging, but one of the key players – Sarepta – thinks it may have the clinical data needed to file for regulator approval.

Remembering faces and names can be improved during sleep


EVANSTON, Ill. — For those who rarely forget a face, but struggle with names, the remedy for boosting learning may as near as your pillow. Credit: Nathan Whitmore, a Ph.D. candidate in the Interdepartmental Neuroscience Program at Northwestern University. EVANSTON, Ill.


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.

Aldeyra builds case for troubled dry eye drug reproxalap

Pharma Phorum

Prospects for Aldeyra’s dry eye disease candidate reproxalap were hit last month after the drug failed to hit its primary objective in a phase 3 trial, but the company isn’t giving up and has new data showing an improvement over Novartis rival therapy Xiidra.

Whole spine MRI suspected child abuse


Leesburg, VA, January 12, 2022—According to an article in ARRS’ American Journal of Roentgenology (AJR), whole-spine MRI commonly demonstrates isolated thoracolumbar injuries in children with suspected abusive head trauma.


Innovation and access: Improving Europe’s pharmaceutical regulatory framework

Pharma Phorum

EMA “lags behind” other international regulators when it comes to approval timelines, finds EFPIA analysis.

My what big eyes you have


Eyes are crucial players in the evolution of organisms. They allow an animal to find food, a mate, potential prey, to avoid predators and aid in regulating the internal clock by differentiating day from night. Eyes are also delicate features that tend to be not well preserved in fossil crustaceans.

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.

Pfizer to Increase Manufacturing of Paxlovid COVID-19 Treatment and Have Omicron-Specific Vaccine Ready by March


Speaking at the JP Morgan Healthcare Conference, being held virtually this year, on Monday, Pfizer CEO Albert Bourla said the company has plans to boost manufacturing of its COVID-19 treatment Paxlovid by up to 50 percent this year.

‘We conclude’ or ‘I believe’? Rationality declined decades ago


Scientists from Wageningen University and Research (WUR) and Indiana University discovered that the increasing irrelevance of factual truth in public discourse is part of a groundswell trend that started decades ago.

Novartis reports good news from COVID-19 antiviral trial

Outsourcing Pharma

The pharma firm and collaborator Molecular Partners reported positive data out of their Phase II study for ensovibep, an antiviral for treating the virus. COVID-19

Clothes dryers are an underappreciated source of airborne microfibers


No one likes when their favorite clothes develop holes or unravel after many laundry cycles. But what happens to the fragments of fabric and stitching that come off? Although it’s known that washing clothes releases microfibers into wastewater, it’s unclear how drying impacts the environment.

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.

Daiichi Sankyo says Plexxikon R&D unit will close down

Pharma Phorum

Just over a decade after being acquired by Daiichi Sankyo, US biotech Plexxikon will be shuttered at the end of March, with its R&D projects transferred to other areas of the Japanese group.

Black hole at center of Milky Way unpredictable and chaotic


An international team of researchers, led by postgraduate student Alexis Andrés, has found that the black hole at the centre of our galaxy, Sagittarius A*, not only flares irregularly from day to day but also in the long term. The team analysed 15 years’ worth of data to come to this conclusion.

Cutting through the Noise

Pharma Phorum

The pandemic has given us a surge of opportunities to take fresh looks at how we live, work and play with huge changes of pace and direction being funnelled through technology.

Russian program receives largest federal grant to the humanities at The University of Cincinnati


Think about how often you use the verb “have,” as in: I have a mother. Credit: Sunnie Rucker-Chang Think about how often you use the verb “have,” as in: I have a mother.


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.

Scientists Unveil Biodegradable, Antibacterial Food Packaging


A team of scientists from Harvard T.H. Chan School of Public Health and Nanyang Technological University (NTU) Singapore recently unveiled a biodegradable, waterproof and antibacterial food packaging.

Learning through ‘guided’ play can be as effective as adult-led instruction up to at least age eight


Teaching younger children through ‘guided’ play can support key aspects of their learning and development at least as well, and sometimes better, than traditional, direct instruction, according to a new analysis.

UKHSA estimates one in seven still infectious after five day COVID-19 isolation

Pharma Times

Under current guidelines, individuals that test positive for COVID-19 may be able to leave self-isolation after 7 days if certain conditions are met


Wayne State University secures NIH grant to develop mobile intervention for young Black adults with asthma


DETROIT – A Wayne State University School of Medicine researcher has secured a $2.5 million grant to develop an effective mobile management intervention program to improve asthma control in young Black American adults. Karen MacDonell, Ph.D., associate professor of Family Medicine and Public Health Sciences, will use the National Institutes of Health R01 grant to […]. Latest News adults asthma Black develop grant intervention mobile NIH secures State University Wayne young

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.

Irritable Bowel Syndrome (IBS) Symptoms

Riverside Clinical Research

What is Irritable Bowel Syndrome? Irritable Bowel Syndrome is a chronic gastrointestinal disorder that affects the large intestine. It is very common, with over 3 million cases reported in the United States each year and 25 million to 45 million people in our country suffering from it. .

Atom by atom: new silicon computer chip technique opens up quantum computing construction possibilities


Quantum computers could be constructed cheaply and reliably using a new technique perfected by a University of Melbourne-led team that embeds single atoms in silicon wafers, one-by-one, mirroring methods used to build conventional devices, in a process outlined in an Advanced Materials paper. Credit: University of Melbourne Quantum computers could be constructed cheaply and reliably […]. Mathematics Atom chip computer computing construction opens possibilities quantum silicon technique


Puma Biotechnology’s NERLYNX® Included in Two Important NCCN Clinical Practice Guideline Updates for the Treatment of Breast Cancer

BioTech 365


New research compares how long osteoporosis drugs persist in bone to prevent hip fracture during medication break


New research findings may help physicians and older adults with osteoporosis better manage their hip fracture risk while taking a break from their medication. The first-of-its-kind study, published in the Annals of Internal Medicine, found that the oral bisphosphonates risedronate and alendronate equally protect against hip fracture during a 2-year drug holiday. However, the risk […]. Latest News bone break compares Drugs fracture Hip long medication osteoporosis persist prevent research

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.