Thu.Jun 17, 2021

Gene editing biotech Verve to raise $267M in large IPO

Bio Pharma Dive

Capitalizing on investor interest in gene editing, the high-profile startup has secured one of the richest biotech initial public offerings priced this year

“I don’t trust the FDA anymore”

World of DTC Marketing

SKIMMERS SUMMARY: Health experts, including those on an external advisory committee to the FDA, are skeptical that Biogen’s drug will even successfully slow the progression of Alzheimer’s after late-stage clinical trials yielded mixed results and are angry the FDA approved the product.

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FDA approves Blueprint cancer drug for use in rare blood disease

Bio Pharma Dive

The agency's decision makes available a new treatment option for patients with advanced systemic mastocytosis, boosting the biotech in the process

A Pill to Treat Covid-19? The U.S. Is Betting on It.

NY Times

A new $3.2 billion program will support the development of antiviral pills, which could start arriving by the end of this year. Coronavirus (2019-nCoV) Remdesivir (Drug) Clinical Trials Drugs (Pharmaceuticals) National Institutes of Health your-feed-healthcare

Trial failure dashes Biogen hopes for next Alzheimer's drug

Bio Pharma Dive

Days after Aduhelm's approval, Biogen said an experimental drug that works in a different way didn't help patients, leading the company to stop research

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Inside ReCode’s New-in-Class Approach to Treating Cystic Fibrosis

BioSpace

The data showed that both experimental therapies restored function in the cystic fibrosis transmembrane conductance regulator gene

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CureVac vaccine disappoints in key study amid 'unprecedented' spread of variants

Bio Pharma Dive

The German biotech’s shot appeared less effective than other mRNA vaccines at preventing COVID-19. But it's unclear whether differences between the shots, or exposure to more elusive variants in testing, are the cause

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Gender Pay Gap Worsens Within European Life Sciences Industry

Pharma Marketing Network

The Healthcare Businesswoman’s Association Europe region released an update to its 2018 industry gender pay gap report that shows there is a clear increase in the pay gap between men and women in the life sciences sector in Europe.

Surprising spider hair discovery may inspire stronger adhesives

Scienmag

Engineers impressed by the functional great diversity of hairs on spider legs Credit: B Poerschke, SN Gorb and F Schaber Just how do spiders walk straight up — and even upside-down across — so many different types of surfaces?

Biodesix Announces Presentation on Novel Proteomic Techniques in Partnership with Seer

BioTech 365

Biodesix Announces Presentation on Novel Proteomic Techniques in Partnership with Seer Biodesix Announces Presentation on Novel Proteomic Techniques in Partnership with Seer Biodesix and Seer to discuss combined efforts to utilize Seer Proteograph™ Product Suite to drive novel proteomic insights … Continue reading → Business Wire

Compact quantum computer for server centers

Scienmag

Researchers build smallest quantum computer yet based on industry standards Credit: University of Innsbruck Over the past three decades, fundamental groundwork for building quantum computers has been pioneered at the University of Innsbruck, Austria.

Bristol Myers Squibb Announces Dividend

BioTech 365

Bristol Myers Squibb Announces Dividend Bristol Myers Squibb Announces Dividend NEW YORK–(BUSINESS WIRE)–$BMY—Bristol Myers Squibb (NYSE: BMY) today announced that its Board of Directors has declared a quarterly dividend of forty-nine cents ($0.49) per share on the $.10

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Sacred natural sites protect biodiversity in Iran

Scienmag

Research team from the Universities of Kassel, Göttingen and Kurdistan investigate this form of local nature conservation Credit: Zahed Shakeri How much do traditional practices contribute to the protection of local biodiversity?

Alzamend Neuro Announces Closing of Initial Public Offering and Full Exercise of Underwriter’s Over-allotment Option for Gross Proceeds of $14.4 Million

BioTech 365

Alzamend Neuro Announces Closing of Initial Public Offering and Full Exercise of Underwriter’s Over-allotment Option for Gross Proceeds of $14.4

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Controlling brain states with a ray of light

Scienmag

Credit: IBEC/IDIBAPS The brain presents different states depending on the communication between billions of neurons, and this network is the basis of all our perceptions, memories, and behaviours.

Geron Announces Publication of IMbark Phase 2 Data in Journal of Clinical Oncology

BioTech 365

Geron Announces Publication of IMbark Phase 2 Data in Journal of Clinical Oncology Geron Announces Publication of IMbark Phase 2 Data in Journal of Clinical Oncology Results reinforce imetelstat’s novel approach to the treatment of myelofibrosis (MF) Data support ongoing … Continue reading → Business Wire

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Tug-of-war receptors for sour taste in fruit flies sheds light on human taste biology

Scienmag

Credit: Yali Zhang, Monell Chemical Senses Center PHILADELPHIA – Sour taste does not have the nearly universal appeal that sweet taste does. Slightly sour foods or drinks such as yogurt and lemon juice are yummy to many, but such highly sour foods as spoiled milk are yucky, even dangerous.

FDA Approves Astepro® Allergy Nasal Spray for Over-the-Counter Use in the United States

BioTech 365

FDA Approves Astepro® Allergy Nasal Spray for Over-the-Counter Use in the United States FDA Approves Astepro® Allergy Nasal Spray for Over-the-Counter Use in the United States First and only steroid-free antihistamine nasal spray for allergy relief to be available OTC … Continue reading → Business Wire

DIA: Considerations for Innovative Trial Design in CNS

ERT

Considerations for Innovative Trial Design in CNS . Join us at DIA 2021 on Sunday, June 20, 2021, at 12:00 pm ET for an insightful presentation featuring ERT’s Kristen Sowalksy, Director, Director, Clinical Science and Consulting – Wearables and Digital Biomarkers. .

ADEA Applauds Senate Bill to Permanently Allow Qualified Students to Vaccinate

BioTech 365

Heat spells doom for Aussie marsupials

Scienmag

Credit: David Gallan When animals are hot, they eat less. This potentially fatal phenomenon has been largely overlooked in wild animals, explain researchers from The Australian National University (ANU).

Eisai and Bristol Myers Squibb Enter Into Global Strategic Collaboration for Eisai’s MORAb-202 Antibody Drug Conjugate

BioTech 365

Eisai and Bristol Myers Squibb Enter Into Global Strategic Collaboration for Eisai’s MORAb-202 Antibody Drug Conjugate Eisai and Bristol Myers Squibb Enter Into Global Strategic Collaboration for Eisai’s MORAb-202 Antibody Drug Conjugate TOKYO & NEW YORK–(BUSINESS WIRE)–$BMY—Eisai Co.,

Passive rewilding can rapidly expand UK woodland at no cost

Scienmag

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Scientific Journal Antiviral Research Publishes Study Demonstrating Benefits of Tychan’s Antibody Discovery Technology Platform

BioTech 365

Yellow fever mosquitoes evolve different strategies to resist pesticides

Scienmag

Unaffected mosquitoes carry different mutations from those that are temporarily knocked out Credit: Saavedra-Rodriguez K et al.,

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Atomwise Adds Pharma Luminaries to Board of Directors and Scientific Advisory Board

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DOE Early Career Research Awardee to study quantum materials

Scienmag

University of Arkansas physicist Jin Hu received a prestigious grant from the US Department of Energy to advance research into novel topological quantum materials Credit: University Relations The U.S.

Outcome Capital Announces Veranex Has Acquired Boston Healthcare Associates

BioTech 365

A simple blood test to identify patients at risk of nonalcoholic fatty liver disease

Scienmag

Researchers at Osaka University identify a new noninvasive biomarker that can be used in the diagnosis of nonalcoholic fatty liver disease Credit: Osaka University Osaka, Japan – Nonalcoholic fatty liver disease (NAFLD) is the most common liver disease worldwide and can progress to liver cirrhosis, liver failure or cancer.

Humana Pharmacy Moves to Sustainable Packaging for Temperature-Sensitive Shipments

BioTech 365

Humana Pharmacy Moves to Sustainable Packaging for Temperature-Sensitive Shipments Humana Pharmacy Moves to Sustainable Packaging for Temperature-Sensitive Shipments LOUISVILLE, Ky.–(BUSINESS –(BUSINESS WIRE)–Humana Inc.

Defining the Hund physics landscape of two-orbital systems

Scienmag

Researchers identify exotic metals in unexpected quantum systems Credit: KAIST Electrons are ubiquitous among atoms, subatomic tokens of energy that can independently change how a system behaves–but they also can change each other.

Giiant Pharma Inc Strengthens its Board of Directors with the Appointment of Dr. Marie Lindner

BioTech 365

Giiant Pharma Inc Strengthens its Board of Directors with the Appointment of Dr. Marie Lindner Giiant Pharma Inc Strengthens its Board of Directors with the Appointment of Dr. Marie Lindner MONTREAL–(BUSINESS WIRE)–#IBD–Giiant Pharma Inc.,

Cell death discovery could lead to new treatment for COPD

Scienmag

Nurse-Led COVID-19 Vaccine Confidence Advisory Committee Announced

BioTech 365

Coelacanths may live nearly a century, five times longer than researchers expected

Scienmag

Credit: Laurent Ballesta Once thought to be extinct, lobe-finned coelacanths are enormous fish that live deep in the ocean.

Lunaphore Appoints Dr. Carlo Bifulco to Scientific Advisory Board

BioTech 365

Bronze Age Scandinavia’s trading networks for copper settled

Scienmag

Crossing the North Sea before crossing the Alps! Credit: Photo: Heide W. Nørgaard, by permission of the National Museum, Copenhagen.