Wed.Apr 28, 2021

Pfizer buys infectious disease biotech Amplyx

Bio Pharma Dive

The deal is another sign of Pfizer's interest in infectious disease beyond COVID-19, following the pharma's participation in an industry investment fund

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Using PK Modeling and Simulation to Plan Studies for Pediatric Patient Populations

Camargo

Conducting a clinical study in a pediatric patient population requires careful planning, as providing a benefit to a child without causing harm is a weighty responsibility.

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BioMarin partners with Allen Institute to develop gene therapies for the brain

Bio Pharma Dive

Far along in testing for a hemophilia treatment, BioMarin is expanding its gene therapy research into diseases of the central nervous system and aims to use some of the institute's technology

Wasps are valuable for ecosystems, economy and human health (just like bees)

Scienmag

Credit: Professor Seirian Sumner, UCL Wasps deserve to be just as highly valued as other insects, like bees, due to their roles as predators, pollinators, and more, according to a new review paper led by UCL and University of East Anglia researchers.

Wall Street fears Amgen's tough first quarter is just the start

Bio Pharma Dive

Product sales fell by 5% in the first quarter, keeping the pressure high for Amgen to deliver on expectations for its KRAS cancer drug Lumakras

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Team builds better tool for assessing infant brain health

Scienmag

Credit: Photo by Fred Zwicky CHAMPAIGN, Ill. — Researchers have created a new, open-access tool that allows doctors and scientists to evaluate infant brain health by assessing the concentration of various chemical markers, called metabolites, in the brain.

Moderna targets 3 billion coronavirus vaccine doses in 2022

Bio Pharma Dive

The biotech plans investments to double capacity at plants in Switzerland and Spain, and by 50% at U.S. sites. The total number, however, will depend on the mix of primary and booster doses

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Biden Proposes New $6.5 Billion Advanced Research Agency to End Cancer

BioSpace

Cancer doesn’t care if you’re Democratic, Republican, Libertarian or Green. It strikes without prejudice or consideration. As President Joe Biden said Wednesday night in his first major speech to Congress, “I know of nothing that is more bipartisan

NYU Environmental Studies Professor Sonali Shukla McDermid named Carnegie Fellow

Scienmag

Credit: Mathew McDermid New York University’s Sonali Shukla McDermid has been named an Andrew Carnegie Fellow, one of 26 selected to the 2021 class for a program that provides support for scholars in the social sciences and humanities, the Carnegie Corporation of New York announced today.

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Oxford Immunotec’s COVID-19 test to be used in ‘mix and match’ UK vaccine trial

Pharma Times

Test will be used for T cell testing in study, which is evaluating different combinations of COVID-19 vaccines

Touched by light: Photoexcited stannyl anions are great for producing organotin compounds

Scienmag

Credit: Yuki Nagashima Scientists at Tokyo Institute of Technology developed a new strategy for producing a wide range of organotin compounds, which are the building blocks of many organic synthesis methods.

Introducing the 2020-21 HBA Honorable Mentor and STAR Awardees

Pharma Marketing Network

Introducing the recipient of the 2020-21 HBA Honorable Mentor Award, Dr. Rod MacKenzie , Chief Development Officer and EVP, Pfizer and the recipient of the 2020-21 HBA STAR Award, Susan Torroella , Chief Operating Officer, ArmadaHealth. What is the Honorable Mentor Award?

Flies grow bigger up north: Insect size a promising new proxy for palaeoclimate

Scienmag

Credit: Viktor Baranov MUNICH — Scientists use many proxies to reconstruct Earth’s ancient climates. Pollen, diatoms, geochemical isotopes, and fossils, for example, all contribute to piecing together past-climate puzzles.

Health Care in the U.S., as Seen From Abroad

NY Times

We asked eight people around the world what they thought. It didn’t go well. Health Insurance and Managed Care United States Regulation and Deregulation of Industry Prices (Fares, Fees and Rates) Drugs (Pharmaceuticals

Social media and science show how ship’s plastic cargo dispersed from Florida to Norway

Scienmag

Credit: Tracey Williams, Lost at Sea Project A ship’s container lost overboard in the North Atlantic has resulted in printer cartridges washing up everywhere from the coast of Florida to northern Norway, a new study has shown.

Stop Food Waste Day 2021: How Consumers and Corporations Can Do Their Part

XTalks

Stop Food Waste Day occurs each year on April 28 to educate, raise awareness and fight against food waste globally.

KICT’s solution for monitoring massive infrastructures

Scienmag

Over a quarter of UK adults have received both COVID-19 vaccine doses

Pharma Times

UK government has also offered a first vaccine dose to all individuals in cohorts one to nine

Causes of extreme weather and climate events in China during 2020/21

Scienmag

Credit: Chunzai Wang During the summer of 2020, especially June and July, periods of extreme heavy rainfall occurred in China’s Yangtze River Valley (YRV). These rain events caused the severest floods for the region since the summer of 1998.

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BiologIC Technologies Helps Implement High-throughput Heat Inactivation of Patient Samples at Cambridge Lighthouse Laboratory

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Researchers use a nanoscale synthetic antiferromagnet to toggle nonlinear spin dynamics

Scienmag

UC Riverside-led work could lead to better computer technologies Credit: Barsukov lab, UC Riverside. RIVERSIDE, Calif.

MedX Health Corp. Announces 2020 Year End Results

BioTech 365

MedX Health Corp. Announces 2020 Year End Results MedX Health Corp. Announces 2020 Year End Results MISSISSAUGA, Ontario–(BUSINESS WIRE)–MedX Health Corp.

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Bone collagen of fish shows individual history of migration and feeding habits

Scienmag

Credit: Yoshikazu Kato Collagen is a protein found widely in almost all cells of animals, and scientifically can be used to learn much about an animal’s life history including human being in the present or in the past.

Moderna Announces Additional Investments to Increase Global Supply for COVID-19 Vaccine to up to 3 Billion Doses in 2022

BioTech 365

Moderna Announces Additional Investments to Increase Global Supply for COVID-19 Vaccine to up to 3 Billion Doses in 2022 Moderna Announces Additional Investments to Increase Global Supply for COVID-19 Vaccine to up to 3 Billion Doses in 2022 Investments to … Continue reading → Business Wire

New algorithm makes it easier for computers to solve decision making problems

Scienmag

New approach to solving multiagent decision making problems with an agent-by-agent optimization leads to reduced computational complexity Credit: IEEE/CAA Journal of Automatica Sinica Computer scientists often encounter problems relevant to real-life scenarios.

Vifor Pharma and Angion announce completion of enrollment in phase-II study of ANG-3777 for cardiac-surgery associated acute kidney injury

BioTech 365

Vifor Pharma and Angion announce completion of enrollment in phase-II study of ANG-3777 for cardiac-surgery associated acute kidney injury Vifor Pharma and Angion announce completion of enrollment in phase-II study of ANG-3777 for cardiac-surgery associated acute kidney injury Topline data … Continue reading → Business Wire

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Many children with cardiomyopathy have a genetic mutation but few are screened

Scienmag

Routine genetic screening for all children with cardiomyopathy could make a powerful difference in outcomes and even survival Credit: Douglas Levere/University at Buffalo BUFFALO, N.Y.

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Columbia Care Brings Scale to New York Cannabis Program Through Acquisition of One of the Largest Operating Greenhouse Sites on East Coast

BioTech 365

Columbia Care Brings Scale to New York Cannabis Program Through Acquisition of One of the Largest Operating Greenhouse Sites on East Coast Columbia Care Brings Scale to New York Cannabis Program Through Acquisition of One of the Largest Operating Greenhouse … Continue reading → Business Wire

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Uncertainty of future Southern Ocean CO2 uptake cut in half

Scienmag

Credit: © Oscar Schofield, Rutgers University Anyone researching the global carbon cycle has to deal with unimaginably large numbers.

Aldeyra Therapeutics, Inc. Announces Pricing of $125 Million Public Offering of Common Stock

BioTech 365

Aldeyra Therapeutics, Inc. Announces Pricing of $125 Million Public Offering of Common Stock Aldeyra Therapeutics, Inc. Announces Pricing of $125 Million Public Offering of Common Stock LEXINGTON, Mass.–(BUSINESS –(BUSINESS WIRE)–Aldeyra Therapeutics, Inc.

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Cave deposits reveal Pleistocene permafrost thaw, absent predicted levels of CO2 release

Scienmag

Permafrost thawed as recently as 400,000 years ago, when temperatures were not much higher than today Credit: Jeremy Shakun, Boston College Chestnut Hill, Mass.

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Q-State Biosciences Presents at the 2021 Neuroimmunology Drug Development Summit

BioTech 365

Q-State Biosciences Presents at the 2021 Neuroimmunology Drug Development Summit Q-State Biosciences Presents at the 2021 Neuroimmunology Drug Development Summit CAMBRIDGE, Mass.–(BUSINESS

Legendary licenses

Scienmag

Sandia tech transfer expert garners national award Credit: Photo courtesy of Sandia National Laboratories ALBUQUERQUE, N.M.

Pfizer weighs sale of Philly-area campus—where 2,000 once worked—as company mulls when and how to bring employees back

Journal for Clinical Studies

Not only do corporations have to determine when to bring employees back into the office after more than a year… The post Pfizer weighs sale of Philly-area campus—where 2,000 once worked—as company mulls when and how to bring employees back appeared first on Journal for Clinical Studies.

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HKUST develops a novel raman spectroscopy platform to characterize IDPs in dilute solution

Scienmag

Credit: Vince St. Dollente Mesias, Jinqing Huang / The Hong Kong University of Science and Technology It is challenging to analyze proteins at low concentrations, especially for those in a mixture of various conformations such as intrinsically disordered proteins (IDPs). A research team led by Prof.

Indivior ponies up $300M to put Suboxone marketing allegations to bed

Journal for Clinical Studies

In 2020, Indivior resolved the federal government’s long-running probe into its aggressive marketing of the opioid addiction therapy Suboxone, reaching a… The post Indivior ponies up $300M to put Suboxone marketing allegations to bed appeared first on Journal for Clinical Studies.

Study finds green spaces linked to lower racial disparity in COVID infection rates

Scienmag

A new study is the first to examine the relationship between the supply of green spaces and reduced disparity in infectious disease rates. Credit: Photos courtesy Bin Jiang, Yi Lu and William Sullivan CHAMPAIGN, Ill.