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Moderna founder launches new biotech, looking to cure diseases through 'endless RNA'

Bio Pharma Dive

Laronde comes equipped with $50 million in funding from Flagship Pioneering and a goal to upend how diseases are treated with long-lasting RNA medicines

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Thoughts on working with and in the pharma industry

World of DTC Marketing

THOUGHT: I love working in the pharma industry. Yes, I have been critical of the industry because I believe there is too much focus on pleasing Wall Street, yet I believe that there are some really good people starting to climb the ladder and that soon we’ll see some really substantial changes.

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In the News: April 2021 Regulatory and Development Updates

Camargo

Each month, Camargo’s “In the News” series highlights important changes and advancements in the regulatory and development space and explores how those changes could impact your program. FDA’s Accelerated Approval Program Comes Under Fire.

To prevent next pandemic, scientists say we must regulate air like food and water

Scienmag

Credit: Martin Visser, Unsplash Humans in the 21st century spend most of their time indoors, but the air we breathe inside buildings is not regulated to the same degree as the food we eat and the water we drink.

Fate offers glimpse at 'natural killer' cell therapy for leukemia

Bio Pharma Dive

The biotech's treatment is part of a wave of new treatments meant to mimic the effects of natural killer cell transplants in leukemia, though analysts remain skeptical

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The theory of maximizing pharma profits

World of DTC Marketing

IN SUMMARY: Developing and selling pharmaceutical products is not a standard business/ Often, people need the drugs we make to stay healthy, extend life and beat cancer. So the question this raises is “how much profit is a pharma company entitled to make?”

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After Months of Prodding, CDC Updates Guidance on COVID-19 Airborne Transmission

BioSpace

The CDC says that COVID-19 is an airborne threat, stating that transmission and subsequent infection can occur via inhalation of very fine respiratory droplets and aerosolized particles

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FDA authorizes Pfizer's coronavirus vaccine for younger teens

Bio Pharma Dive

The emergency clearance greatly expands the pool of people who can be vaccinated in the U.S. just as some states are beginning to report waning demand

The responsibility for chronic health issues

World of DTC Marketing

IN SUMMARY: Hypertension, diabetes, and obesity drive a lot of healthcare costs, and the obesity epidemic may be one of the root causes of the rise in rates of hypertension, diabetes and even certain types of cancer.

Rare Disease Companies Unite to Advocate for Life-Changing Therapies

BioSpace

The Rare Disease Company Coalition’s 10 founding members have brought 22 treatments to market and currently have more than 160 rare disease programs in the works

Using micro-sized cut metal wires, Japanese team forges path to new uses for terahertz waves

Scienmag

Credit: Takehito Suzuki, Tokyo University of Agriculture and Technology Japanese researchers successfully tested reflectionless, highly refractive index metasurface that may eventually be used in practical applications to send, receive, and manipulate light and radio waves in the terahertz waveband (THz).

Merck, with new breast cancer data, aims to rebound from FDA rejection

Bio Pharma Dive

Study results could address concerns raised by FDA advisers who recently voted against approval of Keytruda in patients with early-stage breast cancer

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Marketing to physicians

World of DTC Marketing

QUICK READ: Reaching physicians with key brand messages isn’t hard, but the online landscape has become crowded with many players. By far, Medscape is still number one in physician reach , and medical journal advertising has been proven to result in more branded Rx’s.

With $52 Million Series A, Appia Bio Anticipates a Bright Future in Cell Therapy

BioSpace

Appia is developing engineered allogeneic cell therapies from hematopoietic stem cells (HSCs) for cancer patients

Fruit flies and mosquitos are ‘brainier’ than most people suspect, say scientists

Scienmag

Findings provide baseline number of brain cells likely needed for complex behaviors Credit: Joshua Raji and Christopher Potter, Johns Hopkins Medicine.

Amgen asks FDA for approval of key asthma drug

Bio Pharma Dive

Tezepelumab is one of Amgen's top experimental medicines and a U.S. OK would help its efforts to offset revenue declines from its aging blockbusters

Strategies for Your Content Marketing to Have Greater Impact

World of DTC Marketing

It’s 2021. Trends are a whole lot different from what they were a decade ago. This doesn’t just relate to fashion or hobby choices, either. It’s also highly relevant in the marketing world. One of the most essential methods to generate organic traffic is content marketing when it comes to marketing.

Is digital mental health the key to tackling a deepening crisis?

Pharma Phorum

In an exclusive feature for pharmaphorum, British Liberal Democrat politician, solicitor and mental health campaigner Sir Norman Lamb discusses why digital mental health services can help tackle the escalating mental health crisis.

Etching process enhances the extraction of hydrogen during water electrolysis

Scienmag

Credit: The authors Extracting hydrogen from water through electrolysis offers a promising route for increasing the production of hydrogen, a clean and environmentally friendly fuel.

Third Rock launches biotech targeting 'notoriously difficult' DNA regulators

Bio Pharma Dive

With $82 million in hand, Flare Therapeutics is looking to create precision cancer drugs by going after a type of protein called transcription factors

Cellino Develops Scalable, Closed-Loop System for Autologous Stem Cell Manufacturing

BioSpace

Cellino’s unique blend of lasers and machine learning is transforming the manufacture of autologous stem cell therapies from an inconsistent hand-crafted endeavor to a scalable, efficient, closed-loop, modern process

Birdie raises $11.5m to develop care at home app

Pharma Phorum

The care technology firm Birdie has raised $11.5 million to develop its app to help providers deliver elderly care at home.

Organic, printable device could restore sight to the blind

Scienmag

‘Artificial retina’ created using a biomedical printing press Credit: University of Sydney A researcher at the University of Sydney is developing a printable device that acts like a retina and could one day restore sight to blind people.

Biogen gene therapy misses goal in eye disease study

Bio Pharma Dive

The results are a setback for Biogen, which spent $800 million two years ago to acquire the treatment's developer, Nightstar Therapeutics

Monoclonal Antibody Proves Worth in Asthma Study

BioSpace

Pivotal data from Amgen’s and AstraZeneca’s NAVIGATOR Phase III trial show tezepelumab, a potential first-in-class human monoclonal antibody, reduced asthma aggravations and exacerbations requiring hospitalizations better than placebo in patients with severe asthma

Abbott’s AI-powered coronary imaging platform deployed in the UK

Pharma Times

Heart attack patients offered treatment with new technology at the Royal Free Hospital in London

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Researchers develop 3D-printed jelly

Scienmag

Heron, on third attempt, secures FDA approval for non-opioid painkiller

Bio Pharma Dive

The San Diego-based biotech's drug, which will now be sold as Zynrelef, had perviously been rejected by the agency in 2019 and 2020

New COVID-19 Vaccine on the Block Displays Multi-Variant Potential

BioSpace

The Infectious Disease Research Institute (IDRI), Duke Human Vaccine Institute, and 3M are working together on a potential vaccine that might protect individuals against multiple variants of SARS-CoV-2

Celevac discontinued: What are Celevac alternatives?

Druggist

Are you are one of few last patients who still get Celevac prescribed? Unfortunately, Celevac was discontinued , and now it is impossible to get it on prescription or purchase from the pharmacy.

Force-sensing PIEZO proteins are at work in plants, too

Scienmag

FDA unexpectedly grounds a gene therapy for a rare heart disease

Bio Pharma Dive

Rocket Pharma’s Danon disease treatment — key to the company's quiet rise over the past year — is the latest gene therapy to be put on hold by the agency. Executives predict only a short delay, however

Labcorp Announces Proposed Sale of Senior Notes

BioTech 365

Labcorp Announces Proposed Sale of Senior Notes Labcorp Announces Proposed Sale of Senior Notes BURLINGTON, N.C.–(BUSINESS

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DarshanTalks: How To Build a Trusted Workforce – May 14, 2021

Pharma Marketing Network

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Terpen-tales: The mystery behind the unique fragrance of the lovely lavender

Scienmag

Scientists explain the genetics of what makes the smell of lavender special Credit: Horticulture Research Even the mention of lavender evokes the distinct fragrance of the flower. This beautiful flower has been used to make perfumes and essential oils since time immemorial.

Gingko Bioworks to go public through $2.5B SPAC deal

Bio Pharma Dive

Bellco Capital, led by Kite Pharma and Allogene Therapeutics founder Arie Belldegrun, will co-sponsor the transaction alongside Eagle Equity Partners

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Kinos Medical Merges with restor3d

BioTech 365

Kinos Medical Merges with restor3d Kinos Medical Merges with restor3d DURHAM, N.C.–(BUSINESS –(BUSINESS WIRE)–#3dprinting–restor3d is pleased to announce an exciting merger with Kinos Medical, a leading total ankle replacement company.

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