Genomic & Biopharma News

In a unanimous vote, FDA advisory committee waves through GW Pharma's cannabinoid Epidiolex
An FDA advisory committee voted 13-0 in favor of GW Pharma's cannabis-derived epilepsy treatment, saying the drug's negative effects on the liver could be managed through labeling and education.
Fierce Biotech, 2018-04-19 17:17:08

Aziyo Biologics, BIOTRONIK enter into US co-distribution agreement
Aziyo Biologics, Inc., a fully integrated regenerative medicine company, today announced that it has entered into a US co-distribution agreement for its CanGaroo Bio Envelope with BIOTRONIK, Inc., a global leader in cardio- and endovascular medical technology.
News Medical Life Sciences, 2018-04-19 15:11:30

Researchers present case study of management of rheumatic mitral regurgitation in woman contemplating pregnancy
In the current issue of Cardiovascular Innovations and Applications (Volume 2, Number 4, 2018, pp 439-446(8); DOI: https://doi.org/10.15212/CVIA.2017.0027, researchers Yee-Ping Sun and Patrick T. O'Gara, Brigham and Women's Hospital, Harvard Medical School, Boston, MA, USA present a case study of management of rheumatic mitral regurgitation in a woman contemplating pregnancy.
News Medical Life Sciences, 2018-04-19 15:03:30

Harnessing the microbiome potential
Spring is underway in parts of the US, and while Florida by no means undergoes the dramatic reappearance of foliage or colorful clumps of daffodils and azaleas, the southern part of the sunshine state experiences its share of spring renewals.  For instance, recently a brood of Muscovy duck (Cairina moschata) hatchlings appeared near Ocean Ridge Biosciences' laboratory.
ORB Company Blog, 2017-03-31 21:41:45

Grail to seek an additional $1B in funding before Hong Kong IPO, report says
Cancer blood test developer Grail is reportedly considering whether to squeeze in yet another billion-dollar funding round before it goes public in Hong Kong later this year, according to Bloomberg.
Fierce Biotech, 2018-04-19 15:03:24

Teva and Procter & Gamble Company terminate PGT Healthcare partnership
Teva Pharmaceutical Industries has announced that Teva and the Procter & Gamble Company have agreed to terminate the PGT Healthcare partnership that the two companies established in 2011 to market OTC (Over The Counter) medicines.
News Medical Life Sciences, 2018-04-19 14:57:54

Cosentyx woes, generics weakness cast cloud on otherwise solid Q1 for Novartis
Novartis’s first-quarter sales and earnings beat consensus analyst estimates. So why did the company’s stock dip more than 2% first thing Thursday? The answer speaks to investors' high expectations for its new CEO, Vas Narasimhan—and for his promise to focus on markets that can drive earnings growth the most.
Fierce Pharma, 2018-04-19 14:53:40

Tradeshow Talks with FarmaTrust
The Farmatrust was formed in 2016 with the vision that we will have consumer apps to figure out the authenticity of the drug at a packet level.
News Medical Life Sciences, 2018-04-19 14:51:58

Harnessing the microbiome potential
Spring is underway in parts of the US, and while Florida by no means undergoes the dramatic reappearance of foliage or colorful clumps of daffodils and azaleas, the southern part of the sunshine state experiences its share of spring renewals.  For instance, recently a brood of Muscovy duck (Cairina moschata) hatchlings appeared near Ocean Ridge Biosciences' laboratory.
ORB Company Blog, 2017-03-31 21:41:45

Teen patient gets a new lease on life
At just 18 years old, Megan Gagliardi was told she might die from a rare genetic heart condition. Now, thanks in part to UAB Medicine's Comprehensive Transplant Institute (CTI), she is celebrating her recent engagement and an important six-year anniversary -; all as the University of Alabama at Birmingham celebrates 50 years of transplant success.
News Medical Life Sciences, 2018-04-19 14:51:22

Smart-tooth technology shows promise in detecting certain diseases in high-risk patients
An interdisciplinary team of researchers from Washington University School of Medicine in St. Louis and the School of Engineering & Applied Science is redefining the notion of a wisdom tooth.
News Medical Life Sciences, 2018-04-19 14:40:00