January, 2022

GSK loses R&D chief Barron to high-powered startup amid investor pressure

Bio Pharma Dive

Hal Barron, a key figure in GSK's efforts to revitalize its drug research, will step down as its top scientist at a time when the company is feeling heat from investors to deliver faster growth

Pharma’s outdated hiring practices

World of DTC Marketing

One of the reasons it’s a job-seekers market because candidates today want more from their employers. They want a good work-life balance and want to be valued as a contributor to the success of their company. We live in an instant gratification world.

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PDUFA VII: More Changes Coming in the Latest Reauthorization

Camargo

As we noted in a separate blog post , the forthcoming reauthorization of the FDA’s Prescription Drug User Fee Act (PDUFA VII) includes several provisions that are expected to help advance cell and gene therapy products, as well as therapies designed to treat rare diseases.

Feelings of fatigue predict death in older adults

Scienmag

PITTSBURGH, Jan. 24, 2022 – How fatigued certain activities make an older person feel can predict the likelihood death is less than three years away, according to research published today in the Journal of Gerontology: Medical Sciences by University of Pittsburgh epidemiologists.

Lessons in Supply Chain Digitization from PepsiCo and Conagra

Speaker: Craig Weiss, ConAgra Brands; Mari Roberts PepsiCo; and Matt Elenjickal, FourKites

Supply chain digitalization is key to success as market volatility, widespread disruption & stiff competition for consumer dollars puts pressure on every aspect of the supply chain. Register to hear how 2 global brands are accelerating digital transformation and increasing efficiency & automation throughout their operations.

Surprised by a Medical Bill? Here’s What to Do.

Triage Cancer

If you’ve ever been surprised by a medical bill, you’re not alone. An estimated 10 million patients a year receive the shock of unexpectedly high medical bills for emergency or out-of-network care from providers they did not choose.

How digital patient recruitment can reduce enrollment costs in Major Depressive Disorder clinical trials

Clairnes

The post How digital patient recruitment can reduce enrollment costs in Major Depressive Disorder clinical trials appeared first on Clinical Trial Recruitment & Management Services. Blog clinical trial patient recruitment decentralized trials hybrid trials patient centricity regulation changes

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The financial toxicity of treating cancer

World of DTC Marketing

(Stat News) Today, a study followed 380 patients being treated at community oncology groups across the U.S. after they were diagnosed with metastatic colon cancer. They told the researchers that insurance didn’t protect them from serious money problems.

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ililli: How Social Audio is Driving HCP Engagement

Pharma Marketing Network

Talk to me. Pharma brands that want deep engagements need to look at and listen to social audio. It’s not surprising. In fact, it’s the most direct route to your goal. You want to talk to doctors?

With $2 million grant, UTA scientist aims to create massive cancer database

Scienmag

University of Texas at Arlington computer scientist Jacob Luber has earned a five-year, $2 million grant from the Cancer Prevention and Research Institute of Texas (CPRIT) to create a database that contains every publicly available cancer dataset from the National Cancer Institute (NCI).

Abbott CEO Ford showcases new ‘biowearable’ line at CES

Pharma Phorum

US medical device company Abbott has said it plans to launch a new range of ‘biowearable’ health devices aimed at consumers, in a move that builds on its expertise in glucose monitoring.

3 Ways End-to-End Visibility Helps Minimize the Risks of Ocean Freight

Download this playbook to learn how end-to-end visibility helps to mitigate risk associated with the ocean freight market.

Stand Up to Cancer research initiative targets pancreatic cancer

Outsourcing Pharma

Joining with a noted research foundation, the group is aiming for earlier detection and treatment of the disease, which hits nearly 500K people annually. Clinical Development

5 questions facing biotech M&A in 2022

Bio Pharma Dive

Analysts expect that deal engines are ready to start firing again following the recent quiet period. Still, uncertainty remains about how biopharma acquisitions could play out in the coming months

The downside of VC funding for biotech

World of DTC Marketing

Venture capitalists have poured $42 billion into drug development over the past three years. Most small biotech companies rely on venture capitalist funding to develop new drugs but is that a good way to go? not necessarily.

Charles River Laboratories to Present at J.P. Morgan Healthcare Conference

BioTech 365

Charles River Laboratories to Present at J.P. Morgan Healthcare Conference Charles River Laboratories to Present at J.P. Morgan Healthcare Conference WILMINGTON, Mass.–(BUSINESS –(BUSINESS WIRE)–$CRL #CRL–Charles River Laboratories International, Inc.

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4 Silver Linings of the Chaotic Ocean Freight Market

Speaker: Peter Tirschwell, Chris Stauber, Sarah Barnes Humphrey, and Audrey Ross

Join this webinar exploring the silver linings that have emerged from the chaotic ocean freight market. The discussion will highlight solutions that prioritize digitization and build a more efficient international supply chain. Jan 25 at 10am CT.

New study sheds light on origins of life on Earth

Scienmag

New Brunswick, N.J. 14, 2022) – Addressing one of the most profoundly unanswered questions in biology, a Rutgers-led team has discovered the structures of proteins that may be responsible for the origins of life in the primordial soup of ancient Earth. Credit: Rutgers New Brunswick, N.J.

AI providing the edge against cancer?

Pharma Phorum

The global R&D pipeline is dominated by potential treatments in oncology and this is also where the investment is flowing.

Protagen, BioAnalytix, and GeneWerk unveil combined CRO business: ProtaGene

BioPharma Reporter

Protagen, BioAnalytix, and GeneWerk this week announced their unified operations and re-brand as ProtaGene, a CRO partner for the biologics and cell and gene therapy developers, from discovery to commercialization. Markets & Regulations

Pfizer expands into gene editing with Beam research deal

Bio Pharma Dive

Pfizer's work with mRNA vaccines led it explore other applications of the technology, resulting in a multi-year partnership with the high-profile biotech Beam Therapeutics on gene editing treatments for rare diseases

The Smart Data Revolution: How AB InBev Drives Efficiency with Visibility Data

Speaker: AB InBev and FourKites

Register for our upcoming webinar to learn how leveraging the right data to make quick, well-informed decisions is the key to success in supply chain & logistics. Join FourKites and AB InBev to learn what’s possible with a data-driven supply chain strategy & real-time transportation visibility.

Can pharma really leverage social media?

World of DTC Marketing

A Mediabistro survey showed that social networks influence more than 40% of people’s health choices. Tik-Tok, Instagram, and other social media channels may soon be overwhelmed with pharma companies’ content, but is it a good idea?

New study finds AstraZeneca booster generates higher antibodies against Omicron

Pharma Times

AstraZeneca (AZ) has reported preliminary data from a trial it conducted on its COVID-19 booster shot, Vaxzevria

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Machine learning for morphable materials

Scienmag

Flat materials that can morph into three-dimensional shapes have potential applications in architecture, medicine, robotics, space travel, and much more. But programming these shape changes requires complex and time-consuming computations.

Chronic kidney disease: treating a silent killer

Pharma Phorum

In November, NICE backed NHS use of AstraZeneca’s diabetes and heart failure drug Forxiga for the treatment of chronic kidney disease. pharmaphorum caught up with AZ’s Joris Silon to discuss unmet needs in the condition.

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Modernizing Pharmaceutical Supply Chains

Speaker: Nimesh Patel, Gregory Demitrack, and Sarah Barnes Humphrey

Register for our upcoming webinar to better understand the state of the pharmaceutical supply chain. FourKites partnered with Accenture to survey supply chain executives working in pharmaceuticals, biotech, cell and gene therapy, medtech, and other related industries.

De-risking cell therapy manufacturing with downstream technology innovation

BioPharma Reporter

Automated cell therapy manufacturing processes could reduce manual intervention and human errors, enabling more robust processes, improved product quality, and lower costs. Downstream Processing

5 questions facing gene therapy in 2022

Bio Pharma Dive

As record levels of money pour into gene therapy research, biotechs are under increased pressure to address issues related to safety, delivery and overlapping pipelines

The disdain of big pharma

World of DTC Marketing

Drug companies raised the prices on hundreds of medications on Jan. 1, with most prices up 5% to 6% on average.

New blood test can identify presence of cancer

Pharma Times

The test is a technological first in determining the metastatic status of a cancer without using prior insight of the primary cancer presented

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Minimizing Retail Supply Chain Disruptions in 2021 and Beyond

Speaker: Izaac Moran, Customer Success Manager, FourKites; Glenn Koepke, SVP of Customer Success, FourKites; and featuring interviews with supply chain experts from Dollar Tree and Best Buy

Register for our upcoming webinar to see how savvy retailers including Dollar Tree and Best Buy are leveraging real-time visibility across their end-to-end supply chains in creative ways to drive agility and thrive in today’s unpredictable environment.

Research reveals new links between brain over-activity and schizophrenia symptoms

Scienmag

New research has shown that over-activity in a specific area of the brain is linked to certain symptoms of Schizophrenia, opening up possibilities for the development of more targeted treatments.

Otsuka backs GrayMatters’ digital wearable tech for mental disorders

Pharma Phorum

Japanese pharma group Otsuka has led a $10 million first-round financing of GrayMatters Health, an Israeli company developing a digital health approach to the management of mental illness.

Abbott’s New Cardiac Mapping System Gets FDA Clearance for Treatment of Cardiac Arrhythmias

XTalks

Abbott’s new cardiac mapping platform, EnSite X EP System, has received clearance from the US Food and Drug Administration (FDA) for the treatment of cardiac arrhythmias.

Allogene cleared by FDA to resume 'off the shelf' cancer cell therapy trials

Bio Pharma Dive

A "chromosomal abnormality" that led regulators to halt Allogene's trials was judged to be unrelated to its technology, a finding with important implications for the field of donor-derived cell therapies

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.