Wed.Jan 19, 2022

GSK loses R&D chief Barron to high-powered startup amid investor pressure

Bio Pharma Dive

Hal Barron, a key figure in GSK's efforts to revitalize its drug research, will step down as its top scientist at a time when the company is feeling heat from investors to deliver faster growth

Researchers simulate SARS-COV-2 transmission and infection on airline flights


A study published in Indoor Air simulated the transmission of SARS-CoV-2, the virus that causes COVID-19, on a flight from London to Hanoi and on another flight from Singapore to Hangzhou.


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UCB to buy Zogenix for nearly $2B in 'first step' for M&A in 2022

Bio Pharma Dive

The acquisition will give the Belgian pharma access to an epilepsy drug that won U.S. approval in June 2020 but that Zogenix has struggled to sell

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English Channel stops new rockpool species reaching UK


The English Channel prevents many rockpool species “making the jump” from Europe to the UK, new research shows. Credit: Christophe Patterson The English Channel prevents many rockpool species “making the jump” from Europe to the UK, new research shows.

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.

EQRx builds case for cancer drug it hopes can disrupt market

Bio Pharma Dive

Study results show EQRx's drug, which it means to position as a lower-cost alternative to widely used cancer immunotherapies, extended the lives of lung cancer patients. But it's unclear whether that will be enough to sway the FDA

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Antitrust regulators aim to revamp merger guidelines, signaling threat to health sector deals

Bio Pharma Dive

The news sparked headlines about an attempt by regulators to target big tech, but it could have serious implications for healthcare, too

Planetary astronomer Cristina Thomas named 2022 Emerging Scholar for trailblazing research and mentorship


Assistant professor Cristina Thomas of Northern Arizona University has been named an Emerging Scholar by the leading education magazine Diverse: Issues in Higher Education in its Jan. 20, 2022 issue.

ililli: How Social Audio is Driving HCP Engagement

Pharma Marketing Network

Talk to me. Pharma brands that want deep engagements need to look at and listen to social audio. It’s not surprising. In fact, it’s the most direct route to your goal. You want to talk to doctors?

Researchers use electrically responsive fluid to make eye-like adaptive lens


WASHINGTON — Researchers have developed an adaptive liquid lens based on a new electrically responsive fluid called dibutyl adipate (DBA) that changes focal length when a voltage is applied.

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.

Which PCD Products Are The Best To Start A Pharma Franchise?

Fossil Remedies

We know that the PCD Pharma Franchise business is lucrative and profitable. But do we know which PCD products should we pick so that the maximum profitability is ensured? Perhaps no. This blog is an attempt to clarify the concepts about choosing the best products. First, choose the right company.

RIT professor Poornima Padmanabhan honored with NSF CAREER Award


Scientists look to space for origins of the solar system; chemical engineers like Poornima Padmanabhan are searching for the origins of life based on minute systems of molecules. Credit: A.

Billionaire-backed “rejuvenation” start-up Altos Labs launches operations

Pharma Phorum

Just months after the venture was unveiled, controversial biotechnology company Altos Labs has officially launched with $3 billion in funding secured from investors.

Hubble finds a black hole igniting star formation in a dwarf galaxy


Often portrayed as destructive monsters that hold light captive, black holes take on a less villainous role in the latest research from NASA’s Hubble Space Telescope. A black hole at the heart of the dwarf galaxy Henize 2-10 is creating stars rather than gobbling them up.

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.

De-risking cell therapy manufacturing with downstream technology innovation

BioPharma Reporter

Automated cell therapy manufacturing processes could reduce manual intervention and human errors, enabling more robust processes, improved product quality, and lower costs. Downstream Processing

When graphene speaks, scientists can now listen


NEWS RELEASE Credit: Brandon Martin/Rice University NEWS RELEASE Jeff Falk 713-348-6775 Mike Williams 713-348-6728 When graphene speaks, scientists can now listen Brothers in Rice lab find audio from graphene production contains valuable data HOUSTON – (Jan.

Don’t be afraid to change

Pharma Phorum

The digital revolution generated by the pandemic fractured lines of connection and severed the life-blood of being able to meet with clinicians for sales teams and MSLs.

SUTD sets its sights on chalcogenide nanostructured displays


One of the key components behind next-generation high resolution video displays will be optical nanoantennas. These devices use nanotechnology to mix and interfere with light beams to produce colour and even holograms.


Searching for Pfizer’s Paxlovid Pills When Mom Got Covid

NY Times

The experience showed how hard it is for many people to get potentially lifesaving treatments. Coronavirus Omicron Variant Coronavirus (2019-nCoV) Paxlovid (Drug) Telemedicine Molnupiravir (Drug) Drugstores Drugs (Pharmaceuticals

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Review reports improved transparency in antidepressant drug trials


New research suggests manufacturers of newly developed antidepressant drugs have become more forthcoming about clinical trials that don’t pan out.

Wearable Biosensors for Decentralized and Hybrid Clinical Trials


The way in which clinical trials are conducted is entering a new dimension as clinical trial operations are becoming more adaptable.

Camels’ noses inspire a new humidity sensor


Camels have a renowned ability to survive on little water. They are also adept at finding something to drink in the vast desert, using noses that are exquisite moisture detectors.

Five Takeaways from the Big Three PBMs’ 2022 Formulary Exclusions

Drug Channels

For 2022, the three largest pharmacy benefit managers (PBMs)—Caremark (CVS Health), Express Scripts (Cigna), and OptumRx (United Health Group)— increased the number of drugs they excluded from their standard formularies. Each exclusion list contains 400 to 500 products.

Epilepsy research boosts case for new gene therapy for Dravet syndrome


Research from the University of Virginia School of Medicine suggests how a newly developed gene therapy can treat Dravet syndrome, a severe form of epilepsy, and potentially prolong survival for people with the condition.

NICE moves: increased accessibility and flexibility for health tech

Pharma Times

NICE also aims to make strides in digital, genomic and antimicrobial technologies

New sensor grids record human brain signals in record-breaking resolution


A team of engineers, surgeons and medical researchers has published data from both humans and rats demonstrating that a new array of brain sensors can record electrical signals directly from the surface of the human brain in record-breaking detail.

New AstraZeneca treatment for rare cancer reduces risk of death

Pharma Times

Imfinzi has shown improvements in the overall survival of patients with biliary tract cancer


Changes in the Greenland Ice Sheet volume lag climate changes, such that today’s climate could still be affecting its size in thousands of years’ time


Editor’s Note: The embargo will lift today at 2 PM ET as scheduled, so journalists are welcome to publish a story about it as soon as this happens, however it will not be available online until either tomorrow (January 20) or Friday (January 21).


Transgene and BioInvent Joint JITC Publication Demonstrates the Potential of BT-001 Oncolytic Virus to Provide Therapeutic Benefit Beyond Current Anti-PD1/ Anti-CTLA-4 Immune Checkpoint Blockade

BioTech 365


Black and white US women have gut microbiome differences, and these may be associated with insulin resistance, a risk factor for diabetes


Tandem Diabetes Care to Announce Fourth Quarter and Full Year 2021 Financial Results on February 22, 2022

BioTech 365

Tandem Diabetes Care to Announce Fourth Quarter and Full Year 2021 Financial Results on February 22, 2022 Tandem Diabetes Care to Announce Fourth Quarter and Full Year 2021 Financial Results on February 22, 2022 SAN DIEGO–(BUSINESS WIRE)–$TNDM–Tandem Diabetes Care, Inc.


New data suggest machine learning algorithms can accurately predict C. diff infection in hospitalized patients


New Data Suggest Machine Learning Algorithms Can Accurately Predict C. Diff Infection in Hospitalized Patients Findings published in the American Journal of Infection Control could help reduce clinical and economic impact of common and serious HAIs Arlington, Va., January 20, 2022 – New data published today suggest that several commonly used machine learning algorithms (MLAs) […]. Latest News accurately algorithms data diff hospitalized infection learning machine Patients predict suggest