Genomic & Biopharma News

Fruit fly model for studying diseases like gout, kidney stones reveals new drug targets
A new fruit fly model that mimics diseases associated with high uric acid levels, such as gout and kidney stones, has revealed new targets for developing treatments for these diseases.
News Medical Life Sciences, 2019-08-16 12:57:00

Among hurdles for those with opioid addictions: Getting the drug to treat it
Louis Morano knew what he needed, and he knew where to get it. He made his way to a mobile medical clinic parked on a corner of Philadelphia's Kensington neighborhood, in the geographical heart of the city's overdose crisis. People call it "the bupe bus."
News Medical Life Sciences, 2019-08-16 12:42:00

Monopar files for $40M IPO to test chemo side effect drug
Monopar Therapeutics has filed to raise $40 million through an IPO. The public financing will enable Monopar to start a phase 3 trial of a prophylactic treatment for a side effect of chemoradiotherapy. 
Fierce Biotech, 2019-08-16 12:41:16

Biological clocks in plants regulate the effectiveness of widely-used herbicide
Plants can tell the time, and this affects their responses to certain herbicides used in agriculture according to new research led by the University of Bristol.
News Medical Life Sciences, 2019-08-16 12:39:43

Electronic Sun Sentinel: Gene analysis lab moves to Deerfield Beach

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

Health plan’s ‘Cadillac tax’ may finally be running out of gas
The politics of health care are changing. And one of the most controversial parts of the Affordable Care Act — the so-called Cadillac tax — may be about to change with it.
News Medical Life Sciences, 2019-08-16 12:20:27

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

Alector, Prevail trade blows over alleged misuse of confidential information
Alector and Prevail Therapeutics have traded blows over the work of Asa Abeliovich, a founder of both biotechs. The dispute centers on whether Abeliovich used Alector’s confidential information in connection with his work for Prevail.
Fierce Biotech, 2019-08-16 12:05:12

Rozlytrek bags FDA approval
For the indication of ROS1-positive, metastatic non-small cell lung cancer (NSCLC).
PharmaTimes, 2019-08-16 11:39:11

£500,000 injected into ‘innovative’ AI online safety software
UK Meds has announced a partnership with Onfido to make buying prescription-only medicines online much safer.
PharmaTimes, 2019-08-16 11:32:16

Terlipressin hits phase III endpoint
CONFIRM is the largest-ever prospective study conducted in patients with hepatorenal syndrome type I.
PharmaTimes, 2019-08-16 11:29:43