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AbbVie, Genmab, with new data, prep FDA application for dual-acting cancer drug

Bio Pharma Dive

Fresh trial results intensify competition with Roche to deliver the first lymphoma drug that marries antibody technology with an immunotherapy pathway

Covid comments hurt survivors

World of DTC Marketing

Over 70% of people have been exposed to medical or health-related misinformation. Of those exposed, almost half are not confident in their ability to discriminate between accurate health information and misinformation. Social media is cited as the most common source of misinformation.

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Moving away from genetic continental ancestry categories in research and medicine

Scienmag

In a Policy Forum, Anna Lewis and colleagues argue that, for researchers and others who want to invoke genetic ancestry, there is a scientific and ethical imperative to move away from continental ancestry categories and to instead embrace a view of genetic ancestry that reflects continuous variation and historical depth.

Children’s Brain Tumor Foundation – Together we are Stronger!

Triage Cancer

When a child is diagnosed with a brain or spinal cord tumor, a family is thrown into an unfamiliar world that lasts well beyond diagnosis and treatment. It is a journey that lasts a lifetime, but no family has to go through it alone.

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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.

Pfizer, BioNTech to seek FDA OK for booster dose in 5- to 11-year-olds

Bio Pharma Dive

A third shot sparked a strong immune response in clinical testing, positioning the companies to make boosters available to the roughly 28 million kids in the U.S. who became eligible for their first two doses late last year

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Converting solar energy to electricity on demand

Scienmag

The researchers behind an energy system that makes it possible to capture solar energy, store it for up to eighteen years and release it when and where it is needed have now taken the system a step further.

Why the drug pricing debate is focused on insulin

Pharma Phorum

The treatment has been around for over a century but insulin has still become the centre of the ongoing discussion over pricing of pharmaceutical products. Ben Hargreaves looks at why insulin’s price is so controversial and whether this could be set to change.

GSK acquires Sierra Oncology, betting $2B on a bone cancer drug with a long history

Bio Pharma Dive

The British pharma is buying into the potential of a medicine meant to treat the anemia often associated with myelofibrosis, a complication that isn't adequately addressed by current therapies

Pfizer set to acquire COVID-19 smartphone detection app for $100m

BioPharma Reporter

Pfizer is set to acquire Australiaâs ResApp - a company developing a smartphone app to detect COVID-19 and other respiratory diseases based on the userâs cough - for $100m AUD ($74m USD). Bio Developments

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.

Solution to world’s largest waste stream: Make sand

Scienmag

After water, sand is the most exploited natural resource on the planet. However, its extraction from seas, rivers, beaches and quarries has an impact on the environment and surrounding communities.

UK launches its ‘Netflix-style’ payment model for antibiotics

Pharma Phorum

The UK is poised to become the first country in the world to launch a new payment model for antibiotics that could reverse decades of decline in the category.

Biotech startups face 'trickle-down effects' as sector's IPO drought endures

Bio Pharma Dive

The slowdown has already forced many biotechs to wait longer to go public. There are early signs private financing deals may be flagging as well

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Join DrugPatentWatch at the 15th Pharma Resource Planning and Portfolio Optimization Conference

Drug Patent Watch

DrugPatentWatch publisher Yali Friedman, Ph.D. will be speaking at the 15th Edition Pharma Resource Planning and Portfolio Optimization Conference. The event is from from April 25-26, 2022 at the Sheraton….

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.

New study confirms potential of geoelectrical methods in search for hidden graves

Scienmag

Rather than digging to identify unmarked mass grave sites or evidence to locate missing persons, new technologies are helping law enforcement agents, forensic scientists and historians uncover attempts to hide victims.

Digital investment promises to accelerate the use of wearable sensor data in clinical trials

Pharma Phorum

Pfizer, Moderna name new finance chiefs amid surging revenue

Bio Pharma Dive

Pfizer is bringing in former Lowe's and CVS Health executive David Denton, while Moderna hired Jorge Gomez, previously CFO at Cardinal Health. Both take the reins as their new companies face strategic questions

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One dose HPV vaccine offers ‘solid protection’ against cervical cancer, says WHO

BioPharma Reporter

A single dose of the Human Papillomavirus (HPV) vaccine offers comparable protection to the current two dose schedule, according to a review from the WHOâs Strategic Advisory Group of Experts on Immunization (SAGE) released this week. Markets & Regulations

The ethics of research on conscious artificial brains

Scienmag

One way in which scientists are studying how the human body grows and ages is by creating artificial organs in the laboratory. The most popular of these organs is currently the organoid, a miniaturized organ made from stem cells.

Innovation across the healthcare system is needed to realise the value of medicines

Pharma Phorum

Janssen’s Catherine Taylor, vice-president, EMEA medical affairs, therapy area strategy, discusses the importance of systemic innovation across the healthcare system to realise the full value of medicines.

AACR 2022: NK cell promise, more TIGIT questions and extending CAR-T's reach

Bio Pharma Dive

This year's meeting on early cancer research featured promising study results from German biotechs BioNTech and Affimed as well as details from a "practice-changing" lung cancer trial

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Why Understanding Ramadan Will Mean the World to Your Muslim Coworkers

Intouch Solutions

It’s officially Ramadan, the Islamic month where Muslims fast from sunrise to sunset. During this month, Muslims around the world will be taking time to reflect on their blessings, express gratitude, and give charity.

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Cheers to five more years

Scienmag

ALBUQUERQUE, N.M. — An initiative that helps businesses transform New Mexico national laboratories’ technologies into viable products and services will continue driving innovations to market into 2027. Passed by the state legislature and signed into law by Gov.

GSK bolsters cancer pipeline with $1.9bn Sierra Oncology buy

Pharma Phorum

GlaxoSmithKline has agreed a deal to buy Sierra Oncology and its lead drug momelotinib for anaemia associated with the blood cancer myelofibrosis, sending the US biotech’s shares skywards.

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Data and compassion: How the pharma industry prepared me for leadership through Covid

Bio Pharma Dive

Leading through a pandemic is no easy feat but this pharmaceutical company's CEO led his organization not only from his head, but also from his heart

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Bill Gates: We Must Develop Drugs Much Faster in the Next Pandemic

NY Times

The more rapidly we are able to produce safe, effective drugs for quick-spreading pathogens like the coronavirus, the more lives we can save. Coronavirus (2019-nCoV) Drugs (Pharmaceuticals) Research Science and Technology Clinical Trials

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Methane from waste should not be wasted: Exploring landfill ecosystems

Scienmag

Each year, humans across the globe produce billions of tons of solid waste. Roughly 70% of this refuse ends up deposited in landfills, where it slowly decays. Yet, what may seem an inert accumulation of useless debris, is in reality, a complex ecosystem, teeming with microbial activity.

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Gaming health firm GripAble raises $11m for rehab platform

Pharma Phorum

GripAble has raised $11 million in first-round financing that will be used to advance its digital health approach to rehabilitation for people with neurological and musculoskeletal conditions on the international stage.

Versant-backed startup launches with plans to broaden cell therapy's reach

Bio Pharma Dive

Cimeio Therapeutics, which emerged Wednesday with $50 million in funding, will use "shielding" technology to try to bring stem cell transplants and adoptive cell therapy to more patients

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FDA draft guidance outlines path to increased trial inclusivity

BioPharma Reporter

The US agencyâs latest draft document lays out guidelines to help increase involvement of underrepresented ethnic and racial populations in clinical research. Markets & Regulations

Backyard astronomers win recognition from the professionals

Scienmag

200 supernova found by six mates – enabling discoveries about the evolution of stars and the ingredients of life. Credit: Trevor Barry 200 supernova found by six mates – enabling discoveries about the evolution of stars and the ingredients of life.

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How Much Do You Know About in silico Trials?

XTalks

Conventional in vitro and in vivo studies are used in the drug development pipeline. However, could there be another way for developing biomedical products using in silico technology? This involves the use of an individualized computer simulation for medical device or drug development.