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Bristol Myers taps machine-learning biotech for help finding ALS drugs

Bio Pharma Dive

The companies hope Insitro's technology can lead to a deeper understanding of how ALS progresses and, in turn, help them discover better treatments

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Leaders must make their organizations and the world better

World of DTC Marketing

SUMMARY: Leaders have a duty to make their companies stronger and help make the world a better place. Leadership is crucial in providing a unified vision. Pharma CEO’s shouldn’t believe that their products, alone, will help make the world a stronger place. People want and need more.

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Anatomy of a Nonclinical Study Monitoring Report

Camargo

Perhaps surprisingly, the majority of nonclinical Contract Research Organisations (CROs) are not in glamorous locations. Not too many facilities are located near a beach or with beautiful mountain views, so arriving at their front door at 7:30 am on a cold and snowy Montreal morning in February isn’t on the bucket list of too many people.

Singapore Halts Dosing of Two Flu Shots After 59 Deaths in South Korea

BioSpace

South Korea, on the other hand, indicated they would continue their state-run vaccination program because they did not find a direct link between the deaths and the vaccinations

US to pay Lilly $375M for supply of COVID-19 drug

Bio Pharma Dive

Lilly will charge the U.S. 1,250 per vial of the antibody-based treatment, which is under review by the FDA for an emergency approval

Health consumers: A long way off

World of DTC Marketing

We keep hearing the term “consumers of health” but the American healthcare system is too profitable to allow people to be consumers of healthcare. The need for action now is clear.

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Pfizer Enters Final Stretch of Late-Stage COVID-19 Vaccine Trial

BioSpace

Pfizer indicated yesterday that its Phase III clinical trial of 44,000 volunteers now needs fewer than 2,000 people to be fully enrolled

Identifying and recruiting patients into rare disease clinical trials: A multi-pronged and customized approach

Bio Pharma Dive

Learn about strategies for identifying and recruiting rare disease patients

Parkinson’s UK partners with UCL on phase II trial

Pharma Times

Trial will investigate chemotherapy drug to alleviate hallucinations in people with Parkinson’s

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Soil-powered fuel cell promises cheap, sustainable water purification

Scienmag

COVID-19 by the Numbers: Mortality Rates in U.S. Decrease, Despite Uptick in Cases

BioSpace

The number of excess deaths in the United States is trending downward despite autumn upticks in COVID-19 incidents

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Regulatory-driven material control with SAP

Bio Pharma Dive

Learn about material segmentation, a unique approach for characteristics-based planning and execution

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Re: Imagine Pharma Marketing, November 9-11, 2020 VIRTUAL EVENT

Pharma Marketing Network

Re: Imagine Pharma Marketing | November 9-11 | 2020 VIRTUAL EVENT. COVID has forced change – and even small wins – in this turbulent time period, and it is vital to understand what tools and tactics that are transient and which are long lasting digital marketing/commercial transformations.

Vampire bats social distance when they get sick

Scienmag

Credit: Sherri and Brock Fenton/Behavioral Ecology A new paper in Behavioral Ecology, published by Oxford University Press, finds that wild vampire bats that are sick spend less time near others from their community, which slows how quickly a disease will spread.

CAR T Therapy Helps Toddler Emerge Victorious Over Infant Leukemia

BioSpace

Chasity’s story stands in hopeful defiance of a typically grim acute lymphocytic leukemia prognosis. In this case, CAR T cell therapy has proven to be a uniquely viable option

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Record numbers of biotechs are going public. Here's how they're performing.

Bio Pharma Dive

Initial public offerings have fueled biotech's boom. A new database built by BioPharma Dive will help you keep track of them as they happen

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Releviate Therapeutics Inks Exclusive License for Human Monoclonal Antibodies for Chronic Pain Indications

BioTech 365

Antarctica yields oldest fossils of giant birds with 21-foot wingspans

Scienmag

Two fossils from a group of extinct seabirds represent the largest individuals ever found Credit: Copyright Brian Choo Fossils recovered from Antarctica in the 1980s represent the oldest giant members of an extinct group of birds that patrolled the southern oceans with wingspans of up to 21 feet that would dwarf the 11½-foot wingspan of […].

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Biopharma Update on the Novel Coronavirus: October 27

BioSpace

Please check out the biopharma industry coronavirus (COVID-19) stories that are trending for October 27, 2020

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5 takeaways from the FDA's closely watched coronavirus vaccine meeting

Bio Pharma Dive

Experts convened by the regulators debated how much data would warrant an approval, while pressing government officials on their distribution plans

Perspectum Releases New Whitepaper on The Cost-Effectiveness of Including Imaging in Phase 3 NASH Trials

BioTech 365

High-thermoresistant biopolyimides become water-soluble like starch

Scienmag

Credit: JAIST This is the first report for the syntheses of water-soluble polyimides which are Interestingly derived from bio-based resources, showing high transparency, tunable mechanical strength and the highest thermoresistance in water-soluble polymers reported ever.

Kala Gets the Greenlight from FDA for Dry Eye Disease Treatment

BioSpace

EYSUVIS is the first FDA-approved ocular corticosteroid for the treatment of dry eye disease

Bayer to buy AskBio for $2B in bid to become a gene therapy player

Bio Pharma Dive

Founded by gene therapy pioneer Jude Samulski, AskBio boasts a pipeline of experimental gene therapies as well as its own manufacturing capabilities

TransPerfect Life Sciences Announces Hiring of Industry Veteran Gillian Gittens as eClinical Director

BioTech 365

Deep Longevity and SquareOne Wellness partner on deep biomarkers of aging and longevity

Scienmag

Some Manufacturing Sites for COVID-19 Vaccines Can Skip FDA Inspections

BioSpace

While pre-license inspections of manufacturing sites are typically done following the acceptance of a BLA filing, due to the public health emergency of COVID-19, the FDA is instead requiring a quality control unit to be established by each manufacturer with detailed report submissions about their

Novartis, Molecular Partners partner to develop a scalable COVID-19 drug

Bio Pharma Dive

The two Swiss firms will develop protein drugs that are meant to have similar effects as coronavirus antibodies, but would be easier to mass produce

Kevin Hrusovsky to Speak at Precision Medicine Leaders Summit’s Precision Oncology Conference

BioTech 365

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Scientists discover new organic compounds that could have helped form the first cells

Scienmag

Researchers screened a wide variety of simple organic compounds to see if they could form polymers under early Earth conditions, and found many polymerised more easily than biological compounds and some even spontaneously formed cell-like compartments.

What You Can Do to Help Prevent Contracting and/or Transmitting Covid-19

Riverside Clinical Research

The COVID-19 pandemic has disrupted the lives of millions of people around the world, with far too. many cases resulting in death. We need to protect ourselves and others from the spread of this terrible. illness.

Mirati cancer drug results spark hopes of outperforming Amgen's

Bio Pharma Dive

The biotech's KRAS-blocking pill trails Amgen's sotorasib in development, but early data suggest it might match the bar set by Amgen

Xelum – Excelling in Continuous Manufacturing

Syntegon Technology Pharma Blog

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Identified a subgroup of stem cells that resists ageing and maintains muscle regeneration

Scienmag

The finding provides a basis for Credit: UPF and CNIC Researchers at UPF, the National Centre for Cardiovascular Research, ICREA and Ciberned have identified a physiological mechanism that maintains the regenerative capacity of muscle stem cells, and surprisingly resists the passage of time far more than expected, until geriatric age.