Genomic & Biopharma News

Pelican Newspaper: Gene profiling at Ocean Ridge Biosciences to unlock mysteries of the human body
Identifying the markers for pancreatic cancer may have happened here in a 5,400 square foot facility where scientists routinely practice next generation RNA profiling and biomarker discovery. Please read the PDF for more details
ORB Company News, 2016-11-25 18:55:37

EpiPen partners Mylan, Pfizer have to fight class action over 'egregious' antitrust claims
Mylan and Pfizer failed to dispatch a lawsuit that accuses the two companies of a massive, far-ranging scheme to pump up sales of the epinephrine injector EpiPen, which Pfizer manufactures for Mylan to sell.
Fierce Pharma, 2018-08-21 15:17:02

Definitive Evidence for Water Ice on the Moon: Study
Data from the Indian Space Research Organization’s Chandrayaan 1 spacecraft show frost on the lunar north and south poles.
The Scientist, 2018-08-21 14:45:35

Study reveals RNA editing regulator involved in cancer development
Researchers have discovered a bidirectional regulator of adenosine-to-inosine (A-to-I) RNA editing that could serve as a new cancer drug target.
News Medical Life Sciences, 2018-08-21 14:42:28

Scientists create universal blood type using enzymes from gut bacteria
Scientists have discovered enzymes from species of the gut microbiome that can convert A and B blood types into the universal type O.
News Medical Life Sciences, 2018-08-21 14:31:02

In defiance of Trump’s budget, Senate poised to boost NIH funding—again
Ignoring President Donald Trump’s proposed budget, the Senate is setting up to approve a $2 billion boost in funding for the National Institutes of Health. The increase is part of the Senate’s “minibus” for fiscal 2019 that deals with more than $850 billion in funding and that could be approved as early as this week.
Fierce Biotech, 2018-08-21 14:18:30

With FDA's new 'real-time' review, Merck's Keytruda scores paramount nod in lung cancer
After Merck’s Keytruda-chemo combo demonstrated a mammoth survival advantage back in April, industry watchers fully expected it to win a full approval in previously untreated non-small cell lung cancer. What they may not have expected was how quickly it would happen.
Fierce Pharma, 2018-08-21 13:49:02

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. Please read the PDF for more details
ORB Company News, 2016-12-02 15:35:33

Vectura to advance asthma inhaler after phase 2 studies show ease of use by young children
Vectura unveiled positive results from two phase 2 studies evaluating the ability of young children and toddlers with asthma to use its nebulized inhaler, suggesting that its VR647 budesonide system could reduce delivery times and lower steroid doses compared to current treatments.
Fierce Biotech, 2018-08-21 13:48:33

Investors led by former CEO offer $3.9B for plasma producer China Biologic
A Chinese plasma producer is at the center of a bidding war as two investor groups vie for a company for which they see big upside because of China's strict rules for importing blood products. 
Fierce Pharma, 2018-08-21 13:46:38

CVS and Rite Aid, riding on FTC coattails, sue AbbVie for 'sham' AndroGel patent claims
Perhaps emboldened by a recent FTC antitrust crackdown on AbbVie, two pharmacy chains now allege they overpaid for AndroGel because the company filed "sham" patent litigation against would-be generic competitors, delaying the cheaper knockoffs.
Fierce Pharma, 2018-08-21 13:28:44