Pfizer buys into Biohaven's fast-selling migraine medicine

Bio Pharma Dive

The pharmaceutical giant will pay Biohaven $500 million for ex-U.S. rights to rimegepant — a sizable licensing deal, though not the buyout that some of the biotech's investors appeared to be hoping for

German Merck buys manufacturer of key component in mRNA medicines

Bio Pharma Dive

Merck KGaA is buying Indianapolis-based Exelead, a specialist in the lipid nanoparticles used to ferry mRNA into the body, for $780 million in cash

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Is digital the future of medicine?

World of DTC Marketing

Digital medicine has been thrust into the spotlight because of the pandemic and the media hype is in overdrive. A study of some 16m American ones just reported in jama Internal Medicine , a journal, found that their use of telemedicine surged 30-fold between January and June.

A new startup gets Takeda's backing to take complex genetic medicines 'off the shelf'

Bio Pharma Dive

Ensoma Therapeutics debuts with a lucrative alliance with the Japanese pharma and an unusual way to deliver genetic medicines into the body

Should e-cigarettes be licensed as medicines?

Scienmag

Latest News Ecigarettes licensed MedicinesNicholas Hopkinson at Imperial College London welcomes the move, saying this will give doctors another means to help smokers quit. E-cigarettes are currently regulated as consumer products so cannot be promoted as smoking cessation aids, he explains. Yet a Cochrane review already supports existing e-cigarettes as a smoking cessation aid, as does recently updated guidance […].

Lilly pays $880M for Prevail, pushing further into genetic medicine

Bio Pharma Dive

The acquisition marks a significant bet by Lilly on gene therapy's potential to address tough-to-treat neurological disorders like Parkinson's disease

Easy-to-take medicine better at suppressing HIV in children

Scienmag

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Albert Einstein College of Medicine and Montefiore Health System receive federal grant to expand addiction medicine education and training

Scienmag

December 16, 2021—(BRONX, NY)—Albert Einstein College of Medicine and Montefiore Health System have been awarded a three-year, $447,000 grant to grow their addiction medicine education and training programs for medical students and residents.

Prime Medicine raises $315M to fuel 'search-and-replace' gene editing work

Bio Pharma Dive

Formed around research from the Broad Institute's David Liu and Andrew Anzalone, Prime has attracted significant funding from a wide range of high-profile biotech backers

Supply chain middlemen ‘pocket half of US branded medicine spending’

Pharma Phorum

In 2020, over half of total spending on brand medicines went to the supply chain, middlemen and other stakeholders, overtaking the amount going to drug manufacturers for the first time, according to a new study. News Sales and Marketing medicines spending pharmacy benefit manager PhRMA

Personalized medicine – Functioning, induced liver cells from skin tissue

Scienmag

Latest News cells Functioning induced Liver Medicine personalized skin tissueThe urea cycle is responsible for removing nitrogenous waste produced from the breakdown of protein in the organism. If the OTC enzyme is missing in this cycle, ammonia accumulation rises to toxic levels. An OTC deficiency is the most common disorder in the urea cycle. It could not be cured with drugs until now. The […].

Taking stock of NHS medicines optimisation

Pharma Phorum

Given the rising cost of medicines as a share of the NHS budget in England, the establishment of ICSs provides a timely opportunity to take stock on delivering medicines optimisation at local level, says NHS Gloucestershire CCG’s Ellen Rule. Building a ‘One Medicines Team’.

Venture capital pours more money into RNA medicines with the launch of Replicate

Bio Pharma Dive

The company, which focuses on self-replicating RNA, comes equipped with $40 million from Apple Tree Partners and a stamp of approval from the former research head at Biogen

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Organicell on regenerative medicine: the pharmaphorum podcast

Pharma Phorum

In the latest episode of the podcast Dominic Tyer speaks with Dr Maria Ines ‘Mari’ Mitrani, chief science officer at the clinical-stage biopharmaceutical company Organicell Regenerative Medicine. The post Organicell on regenerative medicine: the pharmaphorum podcast appeared first on.

Amgen, expecting higher demand for its medicines, to build plant in North Carolina

Bio Pharma Dive

The biotech is also constructing a new factory in Ohio and, between the two, expects to investment nearly $1 billion over the next few years

Multi-algorithm approach helps deliver personalized medicine for cancer patients

Scienmag

Biology approach cancer deliver helps Medicine Multialgorithm Patients personalizedToday, machine learning, artificial intelligence, and algorithmic advancements made by research scientists and engineers are driving more targeted medical therapies through the power of prediction.

Bioengineered hybrid muscle fiber for regenerative medicine

Scienmag

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Leveraging space to advance stem cell science and medicine

Scienmag

Latest News advance cell Leveraging Medicine Science space StemLOS ANGELES — The secret to producing large batches of stem cells more efficiently may lie in the near-zero gravity conditions of space. Scientists at Cedars-Sinai have found that microgravity has the potential to contribute to life-saving advances on Earth by facilitating the rapid mass production of stem cells. A new paper, led by Cedars Sinai and […].

Obesity Medicine Association introduces new incoming board of trustees and executive director

Scienmag

November 18, 2021 –The Obesity Medicine Association (OMA) welcomed their newly elected Board of Trustees at the recent Overcoming Obesity conference in Chicago, IL. The Board brings expertise in the field of obesity medicine to guide and direct the organization. Denver, Colo.,

Functional precision medicine using drug sensitivity testing enables tailoring of therapy for leukemia patients

Scienmag

A functional precision medicine study conducted in Finland demonstrates that treatment selection based on results from drug sensitivity testing of patients’ cells can be clinically useful in patients with aggressive hematological cancers.

IU findings published in New England Journal of Medicine show effectiveness of low-cost medicine in treating high blood pressure in people with advanced kidney disease

Scienmag

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$30M gift to establish the Ronald Weiser Center for Prostate Cancer at Michigan Medicine

Scienmag

University of Michigan Regent Ron Weiser has committed $30 million to Michigan Medicine to establish an innovative, patient-focused program in prostate cancer. Cancer 30M cancer Center establish gift Medicine Michigan prostate Ronald Weiser

Journal of Nuclear Medicine impact factor surges more than 27%

Scienmag

JNM ranks third among all medical imaging journals Credit: SNMMI The Journal of Nuclear Medicine has again achieved the highest impact factor ever in its history, now ranking third among all medical journals worldwide, according to new data just released in the 2020 Journal Citation Reports.

Students win kudos for sports medicine research

Scienmag

– UMass Lowell students testing a new device that could transform the way heart-rate data is collected have won praise for their work from the American College of Sports Medicine. SCIENCE EDUCATION Cardiology Diagnostics Graduate/Postgraduate Education Health Care Medicine/Health Neurobiology Public Health Pulmonary/Respiratory Medicine Sports Medicine UndergraduateStudy of heart-rate sensor earns praise for UMass Lowell team LOWELL, Mass.

Digital therapeutics: a new frontier of medicine

Pharma Phorum

The post Digital therapeutics: a new frontier of medicine appeared first on. The area of digital therapeutics is growing rapidly, and in this piece Ben Hargreaves examines why this is the case, how broadly these therapies can be applied and why investment in the area is mounting.

Wishing You More Affordable Medicine This Christmas

Pharmacy Checkers

With some stops and starts, this blog has become far more focused on policy, regulatory matters, law and politics — and less on everyday consumer issues relating to drug prices.

Insilico Medicine initiates first-in-human study of AI-discovered drug

Scienmag

30, 2021 (4:00PM EST New York, 1PM California) – Insilico Medicine, an end-to-end artificial intelligence (AI)-driven drug discovery company, today announced that the first healthy volunteer has been dosed in a first-in-human microdose trial of ISM001-055. New York and Hong Kong, Nov.

Foundation Medicine wins FDA OK for pan-tumor test as liquid biopsy market heats up

Bio Pharma Dive

The approval for the FoundationOne Liquid CDx follows the agency's nod earlier this month for Guardant Health's next-generation sequencing diagnostic

Combining ancient and modern medicine, scientists use cupping to deliver COVID-19 vaccine in lab tests

Scienmag

Medicine & Health ancient Combining COVID19 cupping deliver lab Medicine modern scientists tests vaccineNew Brunswick, N.J.

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Obesity represents a catastrophic failure of government policy, public health, and medicine

World of DTC Marketing

The post Obesity represents a catastrophic failure of government policy, public health, and medicine. SUMMARY: Obesity has many causes, and while we would like to think the answer is as easy as people exercising more and eating less, it isn’t that simple.

Most patients confident in personalized medicine: survey

Outsourcing Pharma

A recent survey conducted by dosing technology firm found that the vast majority (85%) of patients think that personalized medicine stands to improve care.

Lundquist investigator Chang’s study in JAMA Internal Medicine

Scienmag

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Datavant, Real Chemistry form precision medicine partnership

Outsourcing Pharma

The two firms will work together on solutions to connect de-identified, first-party data to real-world data to help advance precision medicine development.

Pop Culture Boosts Acceptance of Plant Medicine

BioTech 365

Pop Culture Boosts Acceptance of Plant Medicine Pop Culture Boosts Acceptance of Plant Medicine Ayahuasca and other treatments benefit from depictions in TV shows and in celebrity interviews LOS ANGELES, Jan. 05, 2022 (GLOBE NEWSWIRE) — Portrayals of plant medicine … Continue reading → GlobeNewswire

Insilico Medicine launches trial for AI-discovered drug

Outsourcing Pharma

The artificial intelligence-driven drug discovery company has dosed its first healthy volunteer in a trial for a candidate to treat idiopathic pulmonary fibrosis. Clinical Development

Personalized medicine requires complex supply chains: Marken

Outsourcing Pharma

A clinical trial logistics expert discusses specialized concerns involved in transporting cell and gene products and other personalized medicine items.

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Personalized medicine supply chain highly complex: Marken

Outsourcing Pharma

A clinical trial logistics expert discusses specialized concerns involved in transporting cell and gene products and other personalized medicine items.

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TARA Biosystems Partners with Scipher Medicine®

BioTech 365

TARA Biosystems Partners with Scipher Medicine® TARA Biosystems Partners with Scipher Medicine® – Scipher to use proprietary patient molecular data analyzed by its SpectraTM platform to identify novel drug targets.

Blockchain: Ready to revolutionise medicinal cannabis research?

Pharma Phorum

” Therefore human beings have known the medicinal properties of cannabis since Emperor Marcus Aurelius was jotting down pithy advice for stoics between battles on the Rhine. The post Blockchain: Ready to revolutionise medicinal cannabis research?

OU College of medicine partners with US Department of Defense

Scienmag

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New pandemic medicine course helped MCG adapt during COVID-19

Scienmag

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Foundation Medicine Announces Executive Leadership Transition

BioTech 365

Foundation Medicine Announces Executive Leadership Transition Foundation Medicine Announces Executive Leadership Transition CAMBRIDGE, Mass.–(BUSINESS –(BUSINESS WIRE)–Foundation Medicine, Inc.

How Covid Misinformation Created a Run on Animal Medicine

NY Times

Veterinarians, ranchers and farmers say they are struggling with the effects of the surging demand for ivermectin, a deworming drug.