Genomic & Biopharma News

Tmunity dials series A round up to $135M to fuel progress of T-cell immunotherapy pipeline
Tmunity has added $35 million to its series A round, bringing its total haul up to $135 million. The cash sets ex-Novartis executive Usman “Oz” Azam up to build out the infrastructure Tmunity needs to hustle its pipeline of T cell-based immunotherapies through clinical development.
Fierce Biotech, 2018-04-19 12:34:23

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

Merck KGaA, not Pfizer, lands consumer health deal with P&G worth $4.2B
Turns out Procter & Gamble didn’t want Pfizer’s consumer health unit after all. But it did want Merck KGaA’s. Thursday, P&G said the two companies had inked a pact that will send Merck’s portfolio from Germany to Cincinnati, Ohio, for €3.4 billion.
Fierce Pharma, 2018-04-19 12:24:03

U.K. drugmaker McCallum gets FDA warning over data, testing issues
McCallum, an over-the-counter drug manufacturing operation, was hit with a warning letter from the FDA for testing issues with its products and failing to keep appropriate records.
Fierce Pharma, 2018-04-19 12:17:39

Genetic make-up impacts long-term effectiveness of phobia treatment
Researchers have discovered that variations in the efficacy of psychological treatment for phobias are associated with the serotonin transporter gene.
News Medical Life Sciences, 2018-04-19 12:11:04

FDA Approves Opdivo-Yervoy Combo for Advanced Kidney Cancer

Immuno-Oncology News, 2018-04-19 12:00:34

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

FDA hits Hong Kong OTC drugmaker with warning letter
The FDA issued a warning letter to Hong Kong-based over-the-counter drugmaker Luen Wah Medicine, citing the company for not testing the identity and strength of each active ingredient in its products.
Fierce Pharma, 2018-04-19 12:00:27

Icon to implement Intel’s AI-enabled remote monitoring platform for clinical trials
Icon has reached a preliminary agreement with Intel to use the Intel Pharma Analytics Platform, which can continuously monitor and collect clinical data from study participants using wearables and can use artificial intelligence methods to analyze the data.
Fierce Biotech, 2018-04-19 11:55:05

Environmental pollutants found to worsen rheumatoid arthritis
Scientists have uncovered a link between the risk of developing rheumatoid arthritis and environmental pollutants, such as cigarette smoke.
News Medical Life Sciences, 2018-04-19 11:53:00

Study: Inactivity of astronauts during spaceflights may have more pronounced effect on skeletal muscle than hypoxia
The inactivity of astronauts during spaceflights presents a significant risk to their muscles, says a new study in The Journal of Physiology. Scientists have simulated the impact of 21 day spaceflights on the body, and the impact of low gravity environments such as the Moon or Mars.
News Medical Life Sciences, 2018-04-19 11:16:05