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Pharmacquired: Splashy deals belie a shallow pool of heart drugs left to acquire

Bio Pharma Dive

Recent deals for MyoKardia and The Medicines Co. may be hard to follow, since venture investors and big pharma acquirers have largely ignored cardiovascular drugs

New cancer drug clinical trials struggling

World of DTC Marketing

WHAT’S THIS ABOUT THEN : Researchers are rushing to launch clinical trials of experimental vaccines against the coronavirus, and treatments for COVID-19.

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“Get the First Inch Right”: Oncology Combination Product First-in-class Treatment Success Story

Camargo

Throughout the life-cycle of a drug development program, sponsors are confronted with a range of key questions. They must decide on the correct….

Parkinson’s disease is not one, but two diseases

Scienmag

A major study from Aarhus University in Denmark has now identified that there are actually two types of Parkinson’s disease.

Lilly, with new data, seeks emergency clearance for COVID-19 antibody drug

Bio Pharma Dive

The pharma is the first to seek emergency approval for this kind of treatment, and may quickly follow up with a second request after reporting promising data for a two-drug combination

DTC marketers disconnect from digital marketing

World of DTC Marketing

HERE’S THE PITCH: Guidelines surrounding effective frequency are different by every advertised product. For pharma products, effective frequency is, for example, the frequency at which someone is going to go online to learn more about your product. TV alone is not going to sell your product. You need to invest in digital marketing too. DTC marketers should be joined at the hip with their market research people.

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Groundbreaking research into solar energy technology develops through new EU-project

Scienmag

Credit: Yen Strandqvist/Johan Bodell/Chalmers University of Technology Over the last few years, a specially designed molecule and an energy system with unique abilities for capturing and storing solar power have been developed by a group of researchers from Chalmers University of Technology in Sweden.

Achieving success in pharma marketing: The need for a personalized, omnichannel approach

Bio Pharma Dive

Personalized, insight-driven omnichannel marketing has never been more beneficial or important

ERT Announces Leadership Transition

ERT

ERT, a leading global data and technology company which minimizes risk and uncertainty in clinical trials, today announced that Joe Eazor will succeed Jim Corrigan as President and Chief Executive Officer effective October 5, 2020. Jim will continue to support the company during a transition period.

CRISPR Pioneers Doudna and Charpentier Win Nobel Prize in Chemistry

BioSpace

There is little doubt that CRISPR gene editing is and will continue to revolutionize biology and medicine. The Nobel Committee confirmed their belief in that by awarding the Nobel Prize in Chemistry to Emmanuelle Charpentier and Jennifer A. Doudna for their discovery and development of CRISPR

Study finds older adults using cannabis to treat common health conditions

Scienmag

Data indicates 61 percent of patients who used cannabis began after age 60 Credit: UC San Diego Health Sciences With growing interest in its potential health benefits and new legislation favoring legalization in more states, cannabis use is becoming more common among older adults.

From no drugs to 3: Patients with spinal muscular atrophy now face hard choices

Bio Pharma Dive

The availability of three vastly different, cutting-edge medicines for the rare disease has put patients, families and doctors in an unfamiliar position

Clinical trials have ‘much work to do’ in boosting diversity

Outsourcing Pharma

A veteran with more than 20 years of experience talks about the vitality of recruiting an inclusive patient population, and the perils of falling short. Clinical Development

White House Reverses Course, Approves New FDA COVID-19 Vaccine Guidelines

BioSpace

The new guidelines posted Tuesday by the FDA, call for vaccine developers to follow patients dosed with the experimental medication for at least two months before seeking Emergency Use Authorization

A hydrogel that could help repair damaged nerves

Scienmag

Credit: Adapted from ACS Nano 2020, DOI: 10.1021/acsnano.0c05197 Injuries to peripheral nerves — tissues that transmit bioelectrical signals from the brain to the rest of the body — often result in chronic pain, neurologic disorders, paralysis or disability.

FDA releases coronavirus vaccine guidelines that White House resisted

Bio Pharma Dive

The review criteria outlined in the document, which the White House had held up for weeks, make the early approval of a coronavirus shot before the Nov. 3 election less likely

Maintaining Both Your Business and Your Sanity During the Pandemic

Pharma Marketing Network

Just a little more than seven months ago, pharma, agencies, vendors, physicians, pharmacists, patients, and medical supply chains in the U.S. and across the world were caught in a whirlwind of groundlessness and anxiety as Covid -19’s spread quickly enveloped much of the planet.

Regeneron Requests Emergency Use Authorization for COVID-19 Antibody Cocktail

BioSpace

Regeneron stated that under its agreement with the U.S. government for initial doses of the cocktail, if an EUA is granted the government “has committed to making these doses available to the American people at no cost and would be responsible for their distribution

Musical training can improve attention and working memory in children – study

Scienmag

Cognitive benefits could last a lifetime Credit: L. Kausel and coauthors Neuroscientists have found new evidence that learning to play an instrument may be good for the brain.

FDA told coronavirus vaccine makers of stricter standards for early approval

Bio Pharma Dive

Blocked by the White House from issuing new vaccine guidelines, the FDA made its criteria for an emergency authorization clear anyway, publishing requirements it had previously communicated to drugmakers

How to Set and Meet Expectations for Your Clinical Trials: Track Staff Effort

Forte Research Systems®

Learn how sites can quantify protocol complexity and anticipate resources to ensure more efficient clinical trial processes. Metrics Site Management Clinical Trial Metrics

Pfizer-Lilly Endeavor Shows NGF Inhibitor Tanezumab Lowers Osteoarthritic Pain

BioSpace

Results from multiple Phase III trials show consistent improvements in pain relief and physical function

Anglo-Saxon warlord found by detectorists could redraw map of post-Roman Britain

Scienmag

First burial of its kind in mid-Thames region suggests it was more important than previously thought Credit: University of Reading Archaeologists have uncovered a warrior burial in Berkshire that could change historians’ understanding of southern Britain in the early Anglo-Saxon era.

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Amgen and Cytokinetics claim heart drug success, but results widely disappoint

Bio Pharma Dive

A weaker-than-expected benefit for omecamtiv mecarbil, a key drug the companies are developing for heart failure, raised doubts about the medicine's potential role

Perspectives on a Post-pandemic World

Pharma Marketing Network

An interview with Mark Bard, Co-Founder of The DHC Group and Justin Grossman, CEO/Managing Partner, meltmedia.

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Promising Early Data Prompts Eli Lilly to Seek EUA for COVID-19 Antibody Treatment

BioSpace

Eli Lilly is seeking Emergency Use Authorization for its antibody therapy, LY-CoV555, for the treatment of high-risk patients with recently diagnosed mild-to-moderate coronavirus disease 2019 (COVID-19

UMD researchers use artificial intelligence language tools to decode molecular movements

Scienmag

Algorithms–like the ones that fill in words as people type–can learn to predict how and when proteins form different shapes.

Regeneron follows Lilly in asking for emergency approval of COVID-19 antibody drug

Bio Pharma Dive

The two antibody treatments are now being reviewed by the FDA, although limited supply could mean their impact won't be felt for months, even if they are cleared for use

Perspectives on a Post-pandemic World

Pharma Marketing Network

An interview with Mark Bard, Co-Founder of The DHC Group and Justin Grossman, CEO/Managing Partner, meltmedia.

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Pharma’s digital transformation journey and the role of customer reference data

Pharma Phorum

Better management of customer data could help pharmaceutical companies’ digital transformation, according to Veeva’s Rebecca Silver.

Paleontologists identify new species of mosasaur

Scienmag

Ancient lizard’s long, crocodile-like snout suggests it carved out a niche in a competitive marine ecosystem.

Pfizer and Sangamo, just after a rival's setback, kick off late-stage gene therapy trial

Bio Pharma Dive

The FDA's recent rejection of a hemophilia therapy from BioMarin sets a high data standard for approval. Will Pfizer fare any better

Global Trial Launches to Test Remdesivir with hIVIG in COVID-19

BioSpace

The U.S. National Institutes of Health (NIH) is launching a clinical trial of a combination of Gilead Sciences’ antiviral drug remdesivir (Vitrakvy) and hyperimmune intravenous immunoglobulin (hIVIG

Telemedicine Adoption is on the Rise

VirTrial

The rate of change across today’s clinical research landscape is breathtaking, especially for an industry that has historically been considered slow to adopt. As we face a world-wide pandemic the likes of which we’ve never seen before, our industry plays a critical role in finding a solution.