Genomic & Biopharma News

Bayer backs off running Casebia JV, as CRISPR Tx takes over management
Three years after Bayer and gene-editing biotech CRISPR Therapeutics joined forces to launch and run Casebia Therapeutics, the German Pharma is now handing over the full reins of running the biotech to CRISPR.
Fierce Biotech, 2019-10-21 16:18:12

Opinion: The Nature of Social Inequalities in Great Britain
Regional differences in wealth in the UK are tied to genetic variants related to education--and migration is only widening the gap.
The Scientist, 2019-10-21 15:33:19

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

The importance of place and context in alcohol research
Every time someone drinks an alcoholic beverage, he or she will drink that beverage at some place and some time.
News Medical Life Sciences, 2019-10-21 15:24:20

J&J's Stelara clinches ulcerative colitis nod to back up declining Remicade
Under assault from newer therapies in the anti-inflammatory market, Johnson & Johnson has focused on expanding Stelara beyond dermatology—and Monday, it took another big step in that direction. The FDA approved Stelara to treat adults with ulcerative colitis, a condition that affects around 910,000 U.S. patients per year.
Fierce Pharma, 2019-10-21 15:11:13

SciLifeLab and AstraZeneca establish cryo-EM collaboration to advance biomedicine
The study published in Science Advances reveals the mechanism by which the receptor tyrosine kinase RET can increase neuronal survival in degenerative diseases. To understand the mechanism of this signaling complex, the researchers solved the cryo-EM structure of its extracellular region, employing a new approach for data collection.
News Medical Life Sciences, 2019-10-21 15:09:46

Electronic Sun Sentinel: Gene analysis lab moves to Deerfield Beach

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

Scientists investigate how background noise affects brain activity
Have you ever found it difficult to focus on a task due to background noise? Scientists at the University of Alberta are studying just how these sounds impact our brain activity--and what that impact means for designing neurotechnology.
News Medical Life Sciences, 2019-10-21 15:00:24

Zeroing in on fast-growing vaccines, GSK sheds two shots to Bavarian Nordic for up to $1.1B
GlaxoSmithKline's burgeoning vaccines business is selling off two of its smaller shots to focus on its fast-growing top sellers and future prospects in its pipeline. Bavarian Nordic will pick up GSK's rabies and tick-borne encephalitis franchises in a deal that could be worth more than $1 billion.
Fierce Pharma, 2019-10-21 14:58:15

AstraZeneca's Farxiga nabs first CV approval from the FDA. Will a bigger one follow?
The Holy Grail for AstraZeneca’s SGLT2 med Farxiga is an approval to treat heart failure in patients with or without diabetes—and it’s well on its way to that goal. But while it waits for that game-changing win, Farxiga will take a heart-helping approval for diabetes patients.
Fierce Pharma, 2019-10-21 14:54:19

Smith & Nephew CEO Nawana to exit over salary; Ex-Roche Dx chief Diggelmann to step in
Smith & Nephew CEO Namal Nawana will step down after about a year and a half in the position over salary demands. Starting Nov. 1, Nawana will be replaced by the former CEO of Roche Diagnostics, Roland Diggelmann.
Fierce Biotech, 2019-10-21 14:53:14