2022

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FDA approves first gene therapy for hemophilia B

Bio Pharma Dive

The treatment, which is for the less common “B” form of the bleeding disorder, will be sold in the U.S. by maker CSL for $3.5 million.

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AI will continue to attract investment in near future in the healthcare industry

Pharmaceutical Technology

Artificial intelligence (AI) was seen as one of the top current investment priorities and was thought to continue to attract investment in the healthcare sector in the upcoming two years, according to GlobalData's latest report ‘Digital Transformation and Emerging Technology in the Healthcare Industry - 2022 Edition’. In this survey-based report tracker, digital media was prioritised as a top current investment target, with 53% of surveyed respondents confirming that their companies are currentl

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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.

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2022 in review: Regulation starts to catch up with AI in pharma

Pharmaceutical Technology

Artificial intelligence (AI) continued to stay in the news with several high-profile deals this year, as the pharmaceutical industry readily took to adopting AI models to improve drug discovery. But as the field grows in leaps and bounds, many authorities have prioritised the release of new guidelines, frameworks, and regulations to keep pace with these advances.

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Optimizing Clinical Supply Strategy: Navigating Challenges & Finding Your Ideal Model

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What to make of Eisai and Biogen’s latest Alzheimer’s drug data

Bio Pharma Dive

At a medical conference, the companies detailed clinical trial results that could help support approval of their drug, lecanemab. However, some doctors aren’t yet convinced the medicine’s risks are worth its potential benefits.

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In surprise result, Alzheimer’s drug from Eisai, Biogen shows benefit in large trial

Bio Pharma Dive

The companies said the drug, called lecanemab, met all of its goals in the Phase 3 study. The data are a significant finding and provide stronger support for a much-debated hypothesis for treating Alzheimer’s.

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‘One needs to feel safe’: Racism can put sleep — and its health benefits — out of reach

STAT News

Lots of people struggle to get enough sleep — and the responsibility for fixing the problem tends to fall on the individual. Experts offer advice like reducing screen time, exercising more, or just going to bed earlier in the evening. But many restless nights can’t be solved with blackout curtains, ear plugs, or other typical suggestions.

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Developing a digital marker for coronary artery disease

Medical Xpress

Using machine learning and clinical data from electronic health records, researchers at the Icahn School of Medicine at Mount Sinai in New York constructed an in silico, or computer-derived, marker for coronary artery disease (CAD) to better measure clinically important characterizations of the disease.

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Long-COVID personalized medicine enters Phase 2 trial

BioPharma Reporter

GeNeuro has recruited the first patients in a Phase 2 trial evaluating temelimab against long-COVID: assessing the efficacy of the treatment for improving cognitive impairment and fatigue.

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UK digital health project aims to tackle dysfunctional breathing

pharmaphorum

A collaboration between academic centres in the UK has won government funding for a digital approach to dysfunctional breathing or dyspnoea, a symptom that affects around 10% of the population. The Engineering and Physical Sciences Research Council (EPSRC) has set aside £400,000 (almost $490,000) for the project, which will help fund work at the Universities of Plymouth, Salford and Stirling, and the Glasgow School of Art.

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The New Age of Decentralized Clinical Trials

White paper that delves into the complex topic of Decentralized Clinical Trials and how to master them within the confines of FDA Regulations

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NervGen Pharma sets sights on trial for spinal-cord injury treatment

Outsourcing Pharma

The company plans to launch a Phase Ib/II study of its compound NVG-291 in collaboration with researchers at Northwestern Universityâs Shirley Ryan AbilityLab.

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New Study: COVID-19 May Cause or Accelerate Neurological Diseases

BioSpace

Danish researchers published a study suggesting that COVID-19 increases the risk of neurodegenerative diseases such as Alzheimer’s and Parkinson’s disease.

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A Cancer Trial’s Unexpected Result: Remission in Every Patient

NY Times

The study was small, and experts say it needs to be replicated. But for 18 people with rectal cancer, the outcome led to “happy tears.”.

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Early cell therapy successes start to turn the tide in lupus

Pharmaceutical Technology

In a field dominated by antibodies and small molecules, two cell-therapy based approaches have come under the spotlight for showing early signs of efficacy in treating lupus. In September, a group from Friedrich Alexander University Erlangen-Nuremberg reported that five patients with lupus achieved remission after an infusion of autologous chimeric antigen receptor (CAR)-T cells led to a deep depletion of B cells.

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How Machine Learning Drives Clinical Trial Efficiency

Clinical trial data management is increasingly challenging as studies grow in complexity. Quickly accessing and analyzing study data is vital for assessing trial progress and patient safety. In this paper, we explore real-time data access and analysis for proactive study management. We investigate using adverse event (AE) data to monitor safety and discuss a clinical analytics platform that supports collaboration and data review workflows.

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AstraZeneca withdraws US COVID vaccine application, shifts focus to antibody treatments

Fierce Pharma

AstraZeneca withdraws US COVID vaccine application, shifts focus to antibody treatments. aliu. Thu, 11/10/2022 - 09:02.

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ALS drug approved by FDA in closely watched decision, marking win for patients, developer

Bio Pharma Dive

The drug, which will be sold as Relyvrio, showed modest benefits in function and survival in testing. It also became the latest test of the FDA's flexibility toward new therapies for neurological disorders.

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COVID spreading faster than ever in China. 800 million could be infected this winter

NPR Health - Shots

Scientists predict China will see the largest COVID surge of the pandemic this winter, with hundreds of millions of people infected. But some experts say that it could have been even worse.

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Opinion: Hospice care needs saving

STAT News

Hospice in America is gravely ill. An extensive investigation jointly published by The New Yorker and ProPublica documented outright fraud, predatory practices, and flagrant mistreatment by specific publicly traded and private equity-owned hospice companies.

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What the FDA's New Dosage Guidance Means for the Future of Clinical Research

Speaker: Dr. Ben Locwin - Biopharmaceutical Executive & Healthcare Futurist

What will the future hold for clinical research? A recent draft from the FDA provides valuable insight. In "Optimizing the Dosage of Human Prescription Drugs and Biological Products for the Treatment of Oncologic Diseases," the FDA notes that "targeted therapies demonstrate different dose-response relationships compared to cytotoxic chemotherapy, such that doses below the Maximum Tolerated Dose (MTD) may have similar efficacy to the MTD but with fewer toxicities.

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Adults who neglect COVID-19 health recommendations may also neglect basic road safety, study finds

Medical Xpress

Reasons underlying hesitancy to get vaccinated against COVID-19 may be associated with increased risks of traffic accidents according to a new study in The American Journal of Medicine. Researchers found that adults who neglect these health recommendations may also neglect basic road safety. They recommend that greater awareness might encourage more COVID-19 vaccination.

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Brain cancer vaccine succeeds at prolonging survival in Phase 3 trial

BioPharma Reporter

A Phase 3 trial for Northwest Biotherapeuticsâs DCVax-L vaccine extended survival in patients with gliobastoma for many months, or in some cases, years: according to new data.

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Moderna’s HIV vaccine prepped for trials in Africa

pharmaphorum

Moderna has joined forces with non-profit organisation IAVI on a third phase 1 trial of its candidate HIV vaccine in Africa, where the burden of the virus is still being keenly felt. IAVI (the International AIDS Vaccine Initiative) has started screening subjects to be included in the study, called IAVI G003, at centres in Rwanda and South Africa, said the biotech.

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Building a biotech in a downturn: 3 lessons from VCs and startup CEOs

Bio Pharma Dive

In a panel discussion hosted by BioPharma Dive, venture capitalists and CEOs discussed how startups can navigate a challenging market as well as possible ripple effects from the new U.S. drug pricing law.

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2022 Research: The Rapid Rise of Ocean Freight Visibility

A research study conducted by The Journal of Commerce and FourKites surveyed hundreds of international shippers, exploring how their usage of global supply chain visibility technology has evolved since the onset of global disruptions caused by COVID-19. For international shippers, ocean freight visibility has evolved from optional to essential and satisfaction with visibility varies greatly depending on how it is obtained and delivered.

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Bluebird gene therapy approved by FDA for rare blood disease

Bio Pharma Dive

The regulator cleared the biotech’s medicine Zynteglo for transfusion-dependent beta thalassemia, giving patients a powerful new treatment option. But it will come at a very high cost of $2.8 million in the U.S.

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Alnylam drug succeeds in key heart disease study, boosting company

Bio Pharma Dive

The success of Alnylam's treatment in a trial known as APOLLO-B could pave the way for the biotech to reach consistent profitability, should the FDA sign off on a planned approval application.

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‘In vivo’ cell therapy: expanding beyond CAR-T

Bio Pharma Dive

At least five startups have emerged with new ways to genetically modify immune cells within the body, an approach that, if successful, could widen the field of CAR-T treatment.

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CAR-T pioneer Carl June on founding biotech startups and cell therapy’s next act

Bio Pharma Dive

The University of Pennsylvania immunologist and inventor of Kymriah spoke with BioPharma Dive about working with pharma, starting companies and the future of the cell therapy field.

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An Innovative & Creative Problem Solver Approach to Selling in the Medical Device Space

Speaker: Steve Goldstein, Sales Leader

Are you currently in sales, or involved in a business that depends on strong sales results? What about the extremely competitive world of medical device sales? What are some of the top challenges your customers face and how do you approach understanding what’s most important to them? Join Steve Goldstein, Sales Success Coach, Motivational Speaker and Medical Device Sales Leader from Gold Selling LLC., to discover critical strategies and approaches you can take to engage your customers, achieve g

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A Versant-backed biotech emerges to take on ‘overlooked’ cancer targets

Bio Pharma Dive

Nested Therapeutics touts a deep bench of scientific leaders and advisers, including Kevan Shokat, whose work drugging KRAS — a cancer-related gene once thought to be undruggable — helped lead to the development of Amgen’s Lumakras.

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'The music stopped': Biotech rout leaves drug startups grounded as demand slumps for IPOs

Bio Pharma Dive

For the first time in years, biotechs no longer have an easy path onto Wall Street, a market reversal that could change what the next generation of young drugmakers looks like.

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Pfizer study results show Paxlovid benefit less clear in lower-risk patients

Bio Pharma Dive

A closely watched study missed its goal, failing to prove the antiviral pill’s benefit in a broader population than the high-risk individuals for which it’s currently cleared.

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Centerview grows role as go-to adviser for biopharma dealmaking

Bio Pharma Dive

Over the past several years, the investment firm has served as a financial adviser on biopharma acquisitions worth more than $200 billion in total, with the latest announced Monday.

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