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.

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.

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.

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Vertex gets positive trial results for non-opioid painkiller in boost to pipeline

Bio Pharma Dive

After several attempts at designing a drug for acute pain, Vertex has a candidate it's ready to take into late-stage testing following two successful Phase 2 studies

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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.

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

National Disease Research Interchange Receives College of American Pathologists Accreditation

BioTech 365

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.

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.

Pinpointing the sound of failure

Scienmag

Finding the specific sound a rock makes when it cracks and breaks seems impossible when surrounded by other subsurface noises. But Texas A&M University researcher Dr. Siddharth Misra, the Ted H. Smith, Jr. ’75 75 and Max R.

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.

Omicron BA.2 variant triggers COVID-19 surge in England

Pharma Times

The sub-variant combines mutations from both Omicron and Delta

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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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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.

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?

How would a nuclear winter impact food production?

Scienmag

The day after lead author Daniel Winstead approved the final proofs for a study to be published in Ambio, the journal of the Royal Swedish Academy of Sciences, Russia put its nuclear forces on high alert.

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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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

FDA clears AstraZeneca, Merck drug to treat some genetic breast cancers early

Bio Pharma Dive

Lynparza is the first drug targeting BRCA mutations to be approved for use in early breast cancer, a decision that could lead to more genetic testing

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.

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.

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.

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

5 FDA decisions to watch in the second quarter

Bio Pharma Dive

While a market downturn has weighed on the biotech industry, FDA approvals for drugs from Bristol Myers Squibb, Bluebird bio and Amylyx Pharmaceuticals could help the sector regain its footing

'We have to make a stand': Biotech leaders vow to break ties with Russia over Ukraine war

Bio Pharma Dive

Biotech CEOs Paul Hastings and Jeremy Levin explained the goals behind a letter supported by more than 400 executives and investors that calls for drugmakers to stop working with Russian companies

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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.