Tue.Nov 30, 2021

FDA panel, after debate, narrowly backs Merck COVID pill

Bio Pharma Dive

While agency advisers raised concerns over molnupiravir's modest benefits and potential risks, a majority felt the antiviral drug is a needed option for COVID-19 patients at high risk of severe disease

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UTEP, El Paso electric launch partnership for energy research, education


EL PASO, Texas (Nov. 30, 2021) – UTEP President Heather Wilson and El Paso Electric President and CEO Kelly A. Tomblin signed a memorandum of understanding today to establish a partnership that will enhance energy research and improve education in the El Paso region.


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GSK hires away top Pfizer vaccine scientist

Bio Pharma Dive

Philip Dormitzer, who helped Pfizer develop shots for COVID-19, RSV and influenza, will become the British pharma's head of vaccine R&D next month

UCI-led study confirms linkage between altered DNA repair and DNA damage in neurodegenerative conditions causing debilitating movement disorders


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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.

Regeneron warns its antibody drug may be less potent versus omicron

Bio Pharma Dive

While Regeneron is still testing its treatment against the new variant, the biotech is readying contingency plans, including second-generation versions of its drug

Shrinking qubits for quantum computing with atom-thin materials


For quantum computers to surpass their classical counterparts in speed and capacity, their qubits—which are superconducting circuits that can exist in an infinite combination of binary states—need to be on the same wavelength. Achieving this, however, has come at the cost of size.


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Researchers, practitioners and community members call for greater inclusion in ecosystem restoration


Restoration efforts hold unique potential for improving environmental outcomes and human wellbeing. They are the focus of the recently launched UN Decade on Ecosystem Restoration.

GSK aim for HIV cure by 2030

Pharma Times

Following its recent approval of an injectable HIV-1 treatment from the National institute for Health and Care Excellence (NICE), GlaxoSmithKline (GSK) has high hopes in developing a cure for the virus in the future

Stuttering starts at speech initiation, not due to impaired motor skills #ASA181


SEATTLE, November 30, 2021 — About one in 20 people go through a period of stuttering during childhood. Until the latter half of the 20th century, stuttering was believed to be a psychological problem stemming from lack of effort or from trauma.


Health Innovators: Senseonics’ Francine Kaufman

Pharma Phorum

In the most recent of the Health Innovators video series, pharmaphorum’s founder, Dr Paul Tunnah, chats with the chief medical officer of Senseonics.


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.

COVID-19 during pregnancy doesn’t harm baby’s brain


CHICAGO – COVID-19 of mild to moderate severity in pregnant women appears to have no effect on the brain of the developing fetus, according to a study being presented today at the annual meeting of the Radiological Society of North America (RSNA). Credit: RSNA and Sophia Stöcklein, M.D.

Human Skin Replaces Some Animal Testing, Expedites Drug Development


Genoskin’s solution is to develop the technologies to replace animals and humans in clinical studies with virtual models, steadily pushing living creatures further and further from testing

Flu virus shells could improve delivery of mRNA into cells


Nanoengineers at the University of California San Diego have developed a new and potentially more effective way to deliver messenger RNA (mRNA) into cells.

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Blueprint inks deal to buy lung cancer biotech Lengo

Pharma Phorum

Targeted cancer drug specialist Blueprint Medicines has agreed to pay $250 million upfront to acquire Lengo Therapeutics and its lead drug for lung cancer, a rival to already-approved therapies from Johnson & Johnson and Takeda.

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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.

Planetary scientists discover brief presence of water in Arabia Terra on Mars


As part of a team of collaborators from Northern Arizona University and Johns Hopkins University, NAU PhD candidate Ari Koeppel recently discovered that water was once present in a region of Mars called Arabia Terra.

GSK poaches Pfizer exec Dormitzer as new vaccines R&D chief

Pharma Phorum

GlaxoSmithKline has found a replacement for head of vaccines R&D Emmanuel Hanon, who left the company for a US biotech earlier this year, hiring Phil Dormitzer from Pfizer. Phil Dormitzer.

Summer rains in American Southwest are not your typical monsoon


The months-long rainy season, or monsoon, that drenches northwestern Mexico each summer, reaching into Arizona and New Mexico and often as far north as Colorado and Northern California, is unlike any monsoon in the world, according to a new analysis by an earth scientist from the University of California, Berkeley.

Oat Nog and RanchNog: Eggnog Alternatives Just in Time for the Holidays


Despite being one of the most well-known holiday drinks, eggnog has gained a controversial reputation among skeptics. This is why two prominent food and beverage brands launched their own limited-edition eggnog alternatives.

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.

High-speed holography of cells spots physical beacons of disease


DURHAM, N.C. Biomedical engineers at Duke University have engineered a holographic system capable of imaging and analyzing tens of thousands of cells per minute to both discover and recognize signs of disease. Credit: Cindy Chen, Duke University DURHAM, N.C.

New patent expiration for Glaxo Grp drug FLOVENT HFA

Drug Patent Watch

Annual Drug Patent Expirations for FLOVENT+HFA Flovent Hfa is a drug marketed by Glaxo Grp Ltd and is included in one NDA. It is available from four suppliers. There are…. The post New patent expiration for Glaxo Grp drug FLOVENT HFA appeared first on DrugPatentWatch - Make Better Decisions.

Complications in pregnancy and birth increase with COVID-19 infection


Pregnant women with COVID-19 are more likely to have complications with pregnancy and birth compared to those without, according to research publishing November 30th in the open-access journal PLOS Medicine.

EMA to review Atara's MAA submission for allogeneic T-cell therapy: ‘A watershed moment for the field’

BioPharma Reporter

The EMA has validated Atara Biotherapeutics' Marketing Authorization Application (MAA) for tabelecleucel (tab-cel), the first time an off-the-shelf allogeneic T-cell therapy will be evaluated by any regulatory agency in the world. Markets & Regulations

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.

Insilico Medicine initiates first-in-human study of AI-discovered drug


New York and Hong Kong, Nov. 30, 2021 (4:00PM EST New York, 1PM California) – Insilico Medicine, an end-to-end artificial intelligence (AI)-driven drug discovery company, today announced that the first healthy volunteer has been dosed in a first-in-human microdose trial of ISM001-055.

10 Ways to Combat Stressful Work Situations


Are you looking for ways to combat a stressful work environment? Here are 10 ways that can help you improve your day at work


Popular blood thinners may lead to brain bleeding after head injury


Credit: RSNA and Warren Chang, M.D.

CVS Pharmacy Downsizes: 10 Industry Trends Driving the Retail Shakeout

Drug Channels

ICYMI, CVS Health recently announced that it will close about 900 of its retail pharmacies. This downsizing complements the company’s shift toward its healthcare delivery future. This long-overdue move highlights the retail industry’s fundamental economic headwinds.

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.

E-cigarettes may be independently linked to erectile dysfunction, new research finds


Smoking has long been associated with Erectile Dysfunction (ED) and Cardiovascular Disease (CVD). However, little research has explored if there is a similar association among men who use Electronic Nicotine Delivery Systems (ENDS), commonly referred to as e-cigarettes. In the first population-based study of its kind, researchers from NYU Grossman School of Medicine and Johns […]. Latest News dysfunction Ecigarettes erectile finds independently linked research

23andMe Ramping Up Drug Development Efforts with Key Moves


23andMe raised $592 million in proceeds from the IPO and, as of September 30, had about $700 million. With that cash in hand, it plans to push faster and deeper into drug development

Coffee time: Caffeine improves reaction to moving targets


In the first study of its kind to explore caffeine’s effects on dynamic visual skills, researchers concluded that caffeine increases alertness and detection accuracy for moving targets. Caffeine also improved participants’ reaction times. “A A lot of what happens in our environment is moving—like trying to cross a busy intersection as a pedestrian or finding something on […]. Latest News Caffeine coffee improves moving reaction targets time

Janssen and Amgen Combine for Regulatory Win in Multiple Myeloma


The approval was based on Phase II data from the PLEIADES study that showed patients treated with the combination therapy generated an overall response rate of 84.8


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.