Genomic & Biopharma News

Adipose-derived stem cell clinical trial focuses on non-healing leg wounds
Sanford Health is launching its second adipose-derived stem cell clinical trial - this one to focus on non-healing leg wounds.
News Medical Life Sciences, 2017-10-20 14:57:12

Electronic Sun Sentinel: Gene analysis lab moves to Deerfield Beach

ORB Company News, 2016-12-02 21:24:27

Researchers discover new function in gene-regulatory protein
Researchers at Umeå and Stockholm universities in Sweden and Johns Hopkins University School of Medicine in the US have published a new study in the journal Molecular Cell.
News Medical Life Sciences, 2017-10-20 14:51:55

After shuttering Animas operations in U.S., Canada, J&J to lay off 297
Earlier this month, Johnson & Johnson announced it would stop selling its Animas insulin pumps in the U.S. and Canada. Now, a WARN notice shows, the company will lay off 297 employees in Pennsylvania.
Fierce Biotech, 2017-10-20 14:47:51

Without tax reform, pharma M&A's still sluggish—but biotech's red hot
Back when the year began, the prospect of U.S. tax reform had pharma companies salivating for some M&A action. But with that reform still absent, dealmaking in 2017 has so far seen a slowdown.
Fierce Pharma, 2017-10-20 14:30:59

Sun Sentinel: Ocean Ridge Biosciences expands to 5,400-square foot facility
Ocean Ridge Biosciences is a survivor in South Florida's fledgling biotech industry. In the past decade, Ocean Ridge has worked with more than 200 academic labs and companies, providing gene-based lab analysis of blood and tissue samples for the development of new drugs and diagnostic tests. Please read the PDF for more details
ORB Company News, 2016-12-28 18:58:47

Eargo pulls in first tranche of series C round worth up to $45M
Eargo, the maker of a “virtually invisible” hearing aid, closed the first tranche of a series C round slated to raise a total of $45 million. It will use the new funding to ramp up innovation, marketing and branding initiatives.
Fierce Biotech, 2017-10-20 13:52:58

UGA researchers pinpoint factors that drive sharp rise in breast cancer genetic testing
A sharp rise in the number of women seeking BRCA genetic testing to evaluate their risk of developing breast cancer was driven by multiple factors, including celebrity endorsement, according to researchers at the University of Georgia.
News Medical Life Sciences, 2017-10-20 13:26:47

Johnson & Johnson buys surgical software specialist
Johnson & Johnson has bought Surgical Process Institute (SPI). The takeover gives J&J control of SPI’s Surgical Procedure Manager, software designed to standardize operations by providing teams with a checklist of best practices.
Fierce Biotech, 2017-10-20 13:23:40

Teens' increased use of electronic devices linked to rise in insufficient sleep
The temptation to respond to social media notifications and text messages from friends is keeping more and more teens awake at night.
News Medical Life Sciences, 2017-10-20 13:15:14

Merck, citing 'ebb and flow' in priorities, plots 1,800 sales layoffs and new chronic care focus
Merck & Co. plans to jettison three U.S. sales teams and 1,800 associated staffers while creating a new, 960-employee chronic care force.
Fierce Pharma, 2017-10-20 13:12:14