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Why natural language processing (NLP) is a critical part of your real world data strategy

Bio Pharma Dive

The barrier to knowledge can be eliminated when pharmaceutical companies use natural language processing to analyze unstructured content

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Pharma buys politicians to ensure high drug prices remain

World of DTC Marketing

SUMMARY: Large-cap pharma companies are trading higher in the morning hours after White House unveiled a framework for a deal on President Biden’s social spending package on Thursday leaving out a key provision that allowed Medicare to negotiate lower prescription drug prices.

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Study reveals a gene crucial to sperm cell production

Scienmag

Scientists at Cincinnati Children’s appear to have flipped another piece in the underexplored puzzle of male infertility. Credit: Cincinnati Children’s Scientists at Cincinnati Children’s appear to have flipped another piece in the underexplored puzzle of male infertility.

Are COVID-19 Vaccine Mandates Legal? Are there exceptions?

Triage Cancer

As more employers require their employees to get vaccinated, the federal government’s requirement for larger employers to have vaccine mandates moves forward, and schools are considering vaccine requirements for students, you might be wondering: are COVID-19 vaccine mandates legal?

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.

Vertex aligns with another CRISPR gene editing startup

Bio Pharma Dive

A new alliance with Mammoth Biosciences marks the latest evidence of Vertex's interest in gene editing, which has already been the focus of multiple deals with emerging biotechs

The future of healthcare?

World of DTC Marketing

SUMMARY: One definitive trend to emerge from the pandemic is that more people are becoming healthcare consumers. They want healthcare to be easier to access and don’t want to wait for necessary medical tests.

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How COVID-19 Policy Helps the Cancer Community

Triage Cancer

Nearly two years into the pandemic, COVID-19 policy is helping the cancer community in often unapparent ways. This new legislation is giving relief to people who have lost their jobs, had their hours reduced, lost their insurance, can’t pay their rent, and so much more.

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Takeda reels in a cell therapy research partner with 'build-to-buy' deal

Bio Pharma Dive

The Japanese drugmaker is acquiring GammaDelta Therapeutics, a partner since 2017, and its research on allogeneic cell therapy for cancer

About your DTC messaging…

World of DTC Marketing

SUMMARY : DTC message development and use is the most essential action to get patients interested in your product, but it can’t be based on unrealistic patient behavior modifications. Yesterday I received a call from a physician who is a thought leader in the diabetes area.

A better way to raise chickens for low-intensity, small stakeholders

Scienmag

KNOXVILLE, Tenn. – How can rural producers in Rwanda better produce chicken for both household consumption and profit? University of Tennessee researchers are suggesting a hybrid model for the Rwandan broiler industry, among other improvements, in a new journal article.

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.

10 Tips On How To Get Started With Agile Marketing

Pharma Marketing Network

What is Agile Marketing Exactly? Agile marketing is the application of agile values and principles to manage the way a marketing team gets work done. At its core, an agile approach values flexibility, iteration, and speed.

Merck agrees to license COVID-19 pill widely through pact with patent group

Bio Pharma Dive

The deal with the Medicines Patent Pool is meant to increase access in lower-income countries to molnupiravir, an experimental drug that could become the first oral treatment for COVID-19

It’s time to get back to basics in DTC marketing

World of DTC Marketing

LEAD-IN: “What is the reason to believe?” ” It seems like a simple question, doesn’t it yet? In today’s micro-segmented audience environment, it’s often hard to come up with one reason that might resonate with everyone in your target audience.

Three-channel Kondo effect discovered in cubic holmium compound

Scienmag

Tokyo, Japan – A scientist from Tokyo Metropolitan University has applied numerical methods to capture the hallmarks of a quantum phenomenon known as the three-channel Kondo effect in an f-electron system for the first time.

Merck takes further steps to expand access to oral COVID pill

Pharma Phorum

Merck & Co has signed a licensing deal with the UN-backed Medicines Patent Pool (MPP) that could pave the way for generic companies to manufacture its much-anticipated oral antiviral for COVID-19.

FDA clears Pfizer's coronavirus vaccine for young kids, moving US to next stage of rollout

Bio Pharma Dive

The authorization makes the shot available to nearly 28 million kids between the ages of 5 and 11, though a CDC panel next week could hold significant sway over who among them should be vaccinated

Potential COVID-19 treatment to wrap up Phase III trial

Outsourcing Pharma

Appili Therapeutics reports it has enrolled the last patient for its Phase III study of Avigan/Reeqonus (favipiravir), developed in alliance with AiPharma. Clinical Development

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Innovative chip built by UCPH physicists resolves quantum headache

Scienmag

One of the engineering headaches in the global marathon towards a large functional quantum computer is the control of many basic memory devices – qubits – simultaneously. This is because the control of one qubit is typically negatively affected by simultaneous control pulses applied to another qubit.

Trial For World’s First Potential Breast Cancer Vaccine Begins

BioSpace

The decision to move forward with the trial comes on the heels of the FDA's approval of its IND application, allowing Cleveland Clinic and Anixa Biosciences to proceed

FDA advisers support Pfizer's coronavirus vaccine for young children

Bio Pharma Dive

The expert panel pressed Pfizer and the FDA on the shot's safety, but ultimately were convinced by the potential for significant benefit in 5- to 11-year-olds

Priority review for Novartis CAR-T cell therapy Kymriah

Pharma Times

Novartis is eyeing approval for Kymriah to treat adult patients with relapsed or refractory follicular lymphoma

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A scientific competition assesses methods for anomalous diffusion

Scienmag

Is a Vaccine for Alzheimer’s on the Horizon?

BioSpace

Nuravax is developing a vaccine to induce therapeutically potent concentrations of antibodies against pathological proteins associated with both AD and Parkinson's disease

Tracking the FDA's meeting on Pfizer's vaccine for kids

Bio Pharma Dive

Outside experts are reviewing Pfizer's application for emergency authorization of its vaccine in 5- to 11-year-olds. Follow their discussion with BioPharma Dive reporters live

Strike two for Novartis’ lung cancer antibody canakinumab

Pharma Phorum

Expectations for Novartis’ canakinumab as a therapy for cancer have taken another dive, after a second phase 3 trial in non-small cell lung cancer (NSCLC) failed to meet its primary objectives.

Meanders help the climate

Scienmag

It takes about 8500 years for a grain of sand from the Andes to be washed across the Argentine lowlands into the Río Paraná.

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Rafael Pharmaceuticals’ Cancer Metabolism Drug Fails Phase III Assessment

BioSpace

Despite these challenges, Raphael remains dedicated to developing the field of cancer metabolism-based therapeutics

Merck sees up to $7B in coming sales of coronavirus pill

Bio Pharma Dive

Executives based their projections on contracts already in place for the drug, known as molnupiravir. But sales could climb even higher if it works as a preventive treatment too

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Bayer, One Drop launch AI tool for heart disease prevention

Pharma Phorum

Bayer’s two-year-old digital health collaboration with One Drop has borne its first fruit, an artificial intelligence-powered software module for preventing cardiovascular disease (CVD).

Is it worth trying to sway the most staunch climate deniers?

Scienmag

Thanks to algorithms that learn about social media users’ content preferences, Facebook timelines, Twitter feeds, suggested YouTube videos, and other news streams can look startlingly different from one person’s online account to the next.

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Kymera Study Validates IRAK4 as Viable Protein Degradation Target

BioSpace

Kymera was able to demonstrate for the first time proof-of-biology ex vivo using whole blood from one of their KT-474 treated patient cohorts

NIH, FDA spearhead broad partnership to speed gene therapy research

Bio Pharma Dive

The two institutions will work with drugmakers and non-profit groups on a wide-ranging initiative meant to make the complex treatments easier and less costly produce

Sustained healthcare systems need sustainable pharma business models

Pharma Phorum

COVID-19 demonstrated the importance of robust supply chains and the dangers of an over reliance on overseas manufacturing. But can the Pharmaceutical Strategy for Europe help to redress the balance?

Low-gravity simulator design offers new avenues for space research and mission training

Scienmag

TALLAHASSEE, Fla. — As humanity continues its exploration of the universe, the low-gravity environment of space presents unusual challenges for scientists and engineers. Credit: Courtesy of Wei Guo/FAMU-FSU College of Engineering TALLAHASSEE, Fla. —

Research Roundup: Amino Acids Might Fend Off Dementia and Alzheimer’s and More

BioSpace

Every week there are numerous scientific studies published. Here’s a look at some of the more interesting ones