Genomic & Biopharma News

Researchers test new anti-malaria medication
An international research team has conducted successful phase II clinical tests of a new anti-malaria medication. The treatment led to a cure in 83 cases.
News Medical Life Sciences, 2018-01-19 17:15:16

Teva restructuring hits American HQ, claiming 200-plus Pennsylvania jobs
Teva’s far-reaching cost cuts are hitting close to home—not just in Israel, but at its North American headquarters, too. The embattled company is laying off more than 200 workers in and around its North Wales, Pennsylvania, home base, it said in a WARN notice filed with the Pennsylvania Department of Labor and Industry.
Fierce Pharma, 2018-01-19 16:27:58

Consuming one hundred percent fruit juice does not alter blood sugar levels, study suggests
New evidence suggests that consuming 100% fruit juice does not significantly impact fasting blood insulin, fasting blood glucose, or insulin resistance.
News Medical Life Sciences, 2018-01-19 15:47:12

Prebiotics could enhance the learning and memory skills of infants
This news article describes a recent study which showed that learning and memory skills could be enhanced by adding prebiotics to piglet feed.
News Medical Life Sciences, 2018-01-19 15:29:04

Electronic Sun Sentinel: Gene analysis lab moves to Deerfield Beach

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

BIO urges more VC, R&D in neglected areas, starting with depression
In response to declining venture investment in a range of "highly prevalent, chronic diseases," the Biotechnology Innovation Organization (BIO) is releasing a series of reports calling for more work to be done in these spaces, starting with depression.
Fierce Biotech, 2018-01-19 15:10:59

Acorda draws buyout interest from neuro-focused Biogen, UCB: report
Earlier this month, reports said Acorda could be scouting buyers. And now, rumors are swirling as to who those potential bidders might be.
Fierce Pharma, 2018-01-19 15:05:55

PTC in the hot seat again over price hikes on DMD med Emflaza
Shares of PTC Therapeutics jumped 15% on Jan. 8 after the company released optimistic financial projections for 2017 and 2018. But PTC is facing questions about an issue that has been dogging the company since it bought DMD drug Emflaza from Marathon last March: the drug’s rising price.
Fierce Pharma, 2018-01-19 15:04:56

Citing an 'ever-changing' market, Sanofi to lay off 400 in U.S. sales
Sanofi's already-hit U.S. diabetes and cardiovascular sales team is set for another round of layoffs.
Fierce Pharma, 2018-01-19 14:50:11

Electronic Sun Sentinel: Gene analysis lab moves to Deerfield Beach

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

Broad Institute knocked back by European CRISPR patent ruling
Determining who owns the intellectual property surrounding the gene-editing CRISPR/Cas9 technology has been a combative affair, and the Broad Institute just came out on the wrong side of the latest skirmish.
Fierce Biotech, 2018-01-19 14:48:42