Genomic & Biopharma News

Mallinckrodt to split business
UK-based specialty pharma group Mallinckrodt has unveiled plans to spin-off its specialty generics and active pharmaceutical ingredients business into a new company
PharmaTimes, 2018-12-07 09:55:54

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

NICE OKs NHS funding for Gilead’s CAR T-cell therapy
Gilead’s CAR T-cell therapy Yescarta will be available on the NHS to some adults with lymphoma.
PharmaTimes, 2018-12-07 09:53:42

Revolutionary dietary supplement aims to mitigate long term impact of alcohol consumption
Survivor is a revolutionary dietary supplement designed to boost your liver's response to alcohol, aimed at mitigating the negative impact it has on your body.
News Medical Life Sciences, 2018-12-07 09:14:01

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

Capturing vital signs of patients with a cellphone camera
As biometric systems -- technologies which measure biological information to identify a person -- continue to advance, their potential impact on health care capabilities surge. Via tools such as fingerprint recognition, face recognition, iris and retina recognition, and vein recognition, health care workers are provided with increasingly sophisticated ways to monitor patients.
News Medical Life Sciences, 2018-12-07 08:14:14

People covered by Michigan's expanded Medicaid program report improvements in health, finds study
Five states will expand Medicaid in 2019. Fourteen may start requiring Medicaid enrollees to work in return for their health coverage. And a new study could help all of these states understand what might be in store under these policies.
News Medical Life Sciences, 2018-12-07 08:10:18

The unique genetic makeup of myeloma tumor cells revealed by single cell RNA-Seq
Cancer arises when cells lose control. Deciphering the "blueprint" of cancer cells - outlining how cancer cells hijack specific pathways for uncontrolled proliferation - will lead to more efficient ways to fight it. Joint effort of scientists from the Weizmann Institute of Science and clinicians from major hemato-oncology departments in Israel succeeded...
Transcriptome Research & Industry News, 2018-12-07 08:00:35

Liquid biopsies in SOLAR-1 trial predict benefit of Alpelisib in PIK3CA-mutant breast cancer
Liquid biopsy-based assessment of PIK3CA mutational status served as a better indicator of progression-free survival compared with analysis of tissue biopsy in breast cancer patients enrolled in the phase III clinical trial SOLAR-1, according to data...
Exosome RNA Research & Industry News, 2018-12-07 08:00:20

Black women with breast cancer have worse outcomes despite receiving equivalent treatments as white women
Even with equivalent treatments in women with hormone receptor-positive, HER2-negative breast cancer, black women had significantly higher breast cancer recurrence and increased overall mortality compared to white women in a large phase III clinical trial, TAILORx, according to data presented at the 2018 San Antonio Breast Cancer Symposium, held Dec. 4-8.
News Medical Life Sciences, 2018-12-07 07:51:16

Researchers confirm link between neonatal vitamin D deficiency and schizophrenia
Newborns with vitamin D deficiency have an increased risk of schizophrenia later in life, a team of Australian and Danish researchers has reported.
News Medical Life Sciences, 2018-12-07 07:08:20