Genomic & Biopharma News

Palm Beach Post: ORB Leaves Palm Beach County for New Lab Space
David Willoughby lives in Palm Beach Gardens and, until recently, worked there too. But the owner of Ocean Ridge Biosciences wanted to expand, and he couldn't find suitable space in northern Palm Beach County. Please read the PDF for more details
ORB Company News, 2016-12-02 15:35:33

News of Note—Zhejiang Huahai Pharmaceutical gets some cash; Merck wins an award
Here is some news of note for the week.
Fierce Pharma, 2018-10-16 13:06:47

Nearing phase 3, resTORbio posts new data on infection drug 
ResTORbio has shared additional data from a phase 2b trial of RTB101 in patients with respiratory tract infections. The analyses provide further evidence of the effect the TORC1 inhibitor has on the incidence of RTIs and urinary tract infections in high-risk elderly patients.
Fierce Biotech, 2018-10-16 12:28:12

Seeking global deals, Taiho swells its U.S.-based VC fund to $300M
Seeking further returns from Taiho Ventures, Taiho Pharma just decided to multiply the VC’s investment pool sixfold to $300 million.
Fierce Biotech, 2018-10-16 12:21:33

Eisai enters into agreement with Eurofarma for development and sales of lorcaserin in 17 countries
Eisai Co., Ltd. has entered into an agreement to grant exclusive development and marketing rights for its anti-obesity agent lorcaserin hydrochloride (generic name, product name in the United States: BELVIQ, product name for once-daily formulation in the United States: BELVIQ XR, "lorcaserin") in 17 countries in Latin America and the Caribbean, excluding Brazil, to Eurofarma Laboratorios S.A. which has a business foundation in Latin America.
News Medical Life Sciences, 2018-10-16 12:13:03

Study uses novel approach to investigate genetic origins of mental illnesses
A study in Biological Psychiatry has established a new analytical method for investigating the complex genetic origins of mental illnesses using brain cells that are grown in a dish from human embryonic stem cells.
News Medical Life Sciences, 2018-10-16 12:02:12

1st Patient Dosed in Trial of IO102-Keytruda Combo in Treating Metastatic Lung Cancer

Immuno-Oncology News, 2018-10-16 11:54:32

Palm Beach Post: ORB Leaves Palm Beach County for New Lab Space
David Willoughby lives in Palm Beach Gardens and, until recently, worked there too. But the owner of Ocean Ridge Biosciences wanted to expand, and he couldn't find suitable space in northern Palm Beach County.
ORB Company News, 2016-12-02 15:35:33

Scientists develop dual anthrax-plague vaccine
A team of researchers has now engineered a virus nanoparticle vaccine against Bacillus anthracis and Yersinia pestis, tier 1 agents that pose serious threats to national security of the United States. B. anthracis and Y. pestis are the pathogens that cause anthrax and plague, respectively.
News Medical Life Sciences, 2018-10-16 11:40:01

Drugmakers funnel millions to lawmakers; a few dozen get $100,000-plus
A new Kaiser Health News database tracks campaign donations from drugmakers over the past 10 years.
News Medical Life Sciences, 2018-10-16 11:05:04

CoupledClustering – integrative analysis of single-cell genomics data by coupled nonnegative matrix factorizations
When different types of functional genomics data are generated on single cells from different samples of cells from the same heterogeneous population, the clustering of cells in the different samples should be coupled. Stanford University researchers formulate this “coupled clustering” problem as an optimization problem and propose the method of coupled nonnegative matrix factorizations (coupled ...
Transcriptome Research & Industry News, 2018-10-16 11:00:48