March, 2022

As biotech retreats, gene therapy companies retrench and redraw plans

Bio Pharma Dive

At least nine biotechs working in cell or gene therapy have announced layoffs, cost cuts or restructured their research since December — restructurings that have coincided with a stock market downturn

The biggest challenge for healthcare

World of DTC Marketing

American healthcare is the most expensive globally, but it’s not close to being the best. Our healthcare system has become like a mass-market retailer, in the door to treat the problem and out the door with an Rx or other treatment recommendation.

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Artificial intelligence paves the way to discovering new rare-earth compounds

Scienmag

Artificial intelligence advances how scientists explore materials. Researchers from Ames Laboratory and Texas A&M University trained a machine-learning (ML) model to assess the stability of rare-earth compounds.

How to Prepare for BA.2, the Omicron Subvariant

NY Times

Taking these seven steps now can lower your risk and minimize the disruption to your family’s life.

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.

The Caregiver Vertical: How Pharma Engages

Pharma Marketing Network

Members of a multidisciplinary care team may include physicians, nurses, pharmacists, radiologists, dieticians…the list goes on. But one key member is often omitted: the patient’s caregiver.

Reason behind the growth of PCD Pharma Franchise in India

Fossil Remedies

It is every entrepreneur’s dream to launch a business that earns a great profit. After all that is something, which everyone aims for. The pharma business has become one of the most popular businesses in the last 20 years. It is because the pharma sector has done remarkably well.

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The need for mental healthcare is great

World of DTC Marketing

Mental illnesses are common in the United States. Nearly one in five U.S. adults live with a mental illness (52.9 million in 2020). Mental illnesses include many different conditions that vary in severity, ranging from mild to moderate to severe.

Study identifies and addresses US cancer screening deficits due to the COVID-19 pandemic

Scienmag

Deaths from cancer are expected to increase over the next decade as a result of screening deficits due to the COVID-19 pandemic.

House Passes Bill to Limit Cost of Insulin to $35 a Month

NY Times

The bill stands to benefit millions of Americans with diabetes, but to become law, it will need to attract at least 10 Republican votes in the Senate.

The Digital Health Start-up Journey: Series A to scale-up

Pharma Phorum

Although resources exist for digital health entrepreneurs looking to raise their first key investment round, industry advice on next steps is harder to find. The growth of a start-up after obtaining Series A funding is a transformational phase when scaling up the company becomes critical.

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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.

Moderna takes HIV trimer mRNA vaccine into clinical trials

BioPharma Reporter

The first participant has been dosed in a Phase 1 clinical trial of HIV trimer mRNA vaccine candidate mRNA-1574. Bio Developments

FDA sets out advice to developers of gene editing medicines

Bio Pharma Dive

Draft recommendations from the agency were generally straightforward, analysts said, although the document emphasized the potential safety risks of gene editing

Cancer: Progress but a long way to go

World of DTC Marketing

I admire President Biden for trying for a cancer cure moonshot but unfortunately, cancer is not just one disease; it’s many with a range of different causes, physiologies, and treatments.

Wind, solar could replace coal power in Texas

Scienmag

HOUSTON – (March 21, 2022) – Texas can be a model for the nation on how to effectively replace coal with wind and solar for the state’s energy needs while meeting environmental goals, according to new research by Rice University engineers.

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.

Ivermectin Does Not Reduce Risk of Covid Hospitalization, Large Study Finds

NY Times

“At some point it will become a waste of resources to continue studying an unpromising approach,” one expert said. Clinical Trials Coronavirus (2019-nCoV) Research Ivermectin (Drug) Drugs (Pharmaceuticals) your-feed-science

Will people be left behind by the digital health revolution?

Pharma Phorum

The uptake of digital health tools during the pandemic has been enormous due to improved access they provide to healthcare. In this article, Ben Hargreaves asks whether there are gaps in those utilising these solutions and what action is being taken to address this.

Moderna’s Australian mRNA manufacturing facility set to become operational in 2024

BioPharma Reporter

Moderna has finalized a strategic partnership with the Australian government to build an mRNA manufacturing facility in Melbourne: which is expected to produce up to 100 million mRNA respiratory vaccine doses annually. Upstream Processing

AbbVie holds off another Humira challenger with Alvotech deal

Bio Pharma Dive

A settlement will allow the Iceland-based drugmaker to launch its Humira copycat, currently under FDA review, in the U.S. beginning next July

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Now alcohol is a direct cause of cancer

World of DTC Marketing

Oxford researchers say they have confirmed that alcohol is a direct cause of cancer, emphasizing how their findings reinforce the need to lower levels of alcohol consumption in the population for cancer prevention. The question is will the healthcare community do anything about these findings?

Novel theory of entropy may solve materials design issues

Scienmag

A challenge in materials design is that in both natural and manmade materials, volume sometimes decreases, or increases, with increasing temperature.

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Biden Administration Plans to Offer Second Booster Shots to Those 50 and Up

NY Times

The plan will give people the option of another booster without recommending it.

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National Disease Research Interchange Receives College of American Pathologists Accreditation

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AZ, Merck get FDA okay for Lynparza as adjuvant breast cancer therapy

Pharma Phorum

The FDA has cleared AstraZeneca and Merck & Co’s Lynparza as an adjuvant or neoadjuvant treatment for breast cancer, extending its lead over pretenders to its PARP inhibitor crown.

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GSK partners with LifeMine as startups advance plans to make drugs from fungi

Bio Pharma Dive

The deal, announced alongside a $175 million round, makes biotech entrepreneur Greg Verdine's startup the most well-funded among an emerging group of companies searching for drugs in fungal DNA

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We need evidence-based digital health

World of DTC Marketing

Digital health companies aim to address the numerous health care challenges, including poor patient engagement, communication gaps between patients and providers, lack of longitudinal data, inconvenience of care delivery, and insufficient clinical decision support for providers and patients.

Gradual evolution is back: Darwinian theory of gradual process explained in new research

Scienmag

Abrupt shifts in the evolution of animals – short periods of time when an organism rapidly changes size or form – have long been a challenge for theorists including Darwin.

Alopecia Hair Loss: What to Know About Jada Pinkett Smith’s Condition

NY Times

Jada Pinkett Smith’s hair loss condition played a major role in an incident at the Oscars. Here’s what we know about it. Alopecia Areata Autoimmune Diseases Baldness Drugs (Pharmaceuticals) Smith, Jada Pinkett

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The right way to use social media for clinical trial recruitment

Clairnes

The post The right way to use social media for clinical trial recruitment appeared first on Clinical Trial Recruitment & Management Services.

Virtual and augmented reality: Bringing the future to pharma manufacturing

Pharma Phorum

Virtual and augmented reality tools have reached a level of maturity to be utilised across various industries. In this article, Ben Hargreaves asks whether there is particular potential for the technologies to revolutionise staff training and reduce costs in pharma manufacturing.

Passage Bio to cut jobs in latest biotech restructuring

Bio Pharma Dive

Stung by a stock market downturn, a number of biotechs are trimming spending and reprioritizing research to save cash. Passage's layoffs will reduce its workforce by 13

Biden proposes subsidizing drug middlemen for insulin

World of DTC Marketing

The House is preparing to vote on a $35 monthly insulin cap later, but there is stern opposition to the plan, which could cost billions over ten years. Essentially taxpayers would be subsidizing drug company profits for the price of a product that should have come down a long time ago.

Why are people with allergic asthma less susceptible to severe COVID?

Scienmag

CHAPEL HILL, NC – The vast majority of people infected with the omicron variant of SARS-CoV-2 experience mild cold-like symptoms, moderate flu-like symptoms, or no symptoms at all, but the virus is so transmissible that it still spread deep into lung tissue to cause severe disease and death in thousands of people in the United […].

Moderna to Seek Authorization of Its Coronavirus Vaccine for Young Children

NY Times

The company said the vaccine produced a strong immune response in children younger than 6, but proved only about 40 percent effective in preventing symptomatic Covid-19.

The top 3 barriers to Alzheimer’s disease patient recruitment, and how to overcome them

Clairnes

The post The top 3 barriers to Alzheimer’s disease patient recruitment, and how to overcome them appeared first on Clinical Trial Recruitment & Management Services. Blog clinical trial patient recruitment decentralized trials hybrid trials patient centricity regulation changes