Genomic & Biopharma News

Merck’s Zostavax draws new litigation from patients alleging they contracted shingles
Eighteen patients have filed a liability lawsuit against Merck & Co., alleging Zostavax is an “unreasonably dangerous vaccine” that caused injuries.
Fierce Pharma, 2017-07-21 14:16:18

Study seeks to understand social functioning among young adult cancer survivors
Cancer survivors often talk about wanting to get back to normal, but a new study indicates many young adults who survived the disease struggle with attaining this goal two years after their initial diagnosis.
News Medical Life Sciences, 2017-07-21 13:47:39

WHO alerts countries to increasing trend of HIV drug resistance
WHO alerts countries to the increasing trend of resistance to HIV drugs detailed in a report based on national surveys conducted in several countries.
News Medical Life Sciences, 2017-07-21 13:47:32

Corning, with assists from Pfizer and Merck, plans $500M pharma glass project that Trump announced
U.S. manufacturer Corning said it is time the pharmaceutical industry has new, more durable glass for its new injected medicines, and with input and commitments from Pfizer and Merck & Co., it intends to produce it in the U.S.
Fierce Pharma, 2017-07-21 13:47:18

Aeterna CEO Dodd out as company reviews options
It's been a big week for Aeterna Zentaris. Fresh from the news that its lead pipeline candidate is back under FDA review with a verdict due before year-end, it's just announced the departure of CEO David Dodd and a strategic rethink.
Fierce Biotech, 2017-07-21 13:30:19

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

FiercePharmaAsia—Takeda’s workforce rejig and Velcade patent win, China’s insurance drug list
Takeda is relocating 600 jobs in R&D and 150 in vaccines from suburban Chicago to the Boston area, a U.S. appeals court reinstated a key Velcade patent till 2022, some blockbuster foreign meds became the latest to be added onto China's insurance drug list after taking huge discounts, and more.
Fierce Pharma, 2017-07-21 13:25:58

Alzheimer’s drug may be promising treatment for traumatic brain injury
Traumatic brain injury (TBI) is a major cause of disability and death globally, but medications have generally failed to benefit patients. A new study found that memantine, a drug that is used to treat dementia associated with Alzheimer's disease, may be a promising therapy.
News Medical Life Sciences, 2017-07-21 13:01:02

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

Researchers explore how physical exercise affects brain metabolism
Numerous studies have shown that physical exercise seems beneficial in the prevention of cognitive impairment and dementia in old age. Now researchers at Goethe University Frankfurt have explored in one of the first studies worldwide how exercise affects brain metabolism.
News Medical Life Sciences, 2017-07-21 12:57:37

How cows are boosting the search for an HIV vaccine
Despite enormous advances in drug therapies to treat HIV, the quest to develop a vaccine against the virus that causes AIDS has been unsuccessful. Now an international group of scientists is turning to a surprising ally in this ongoing effort: the cow.
Fierce Biotech, 2017-07-21 12:55:01