Genomic & Biopharma News

New position paper recommends sex-specific cardiovascular drug dosages for better treatment
Sex-specific cardiovascular drug dosages are needed to reduce adverse reactions in women, according to a position paper from the European Society of Cardiology published today in the June issue of European Heart Journal - Cardiovascular Pharmacotherapy.
News Medical Life Sciences, 2017-06-15 10:11:17

Gov’t names two new health ministers
The government has now named the two new junior health ministers who are to replace David Mowat and Nicola Blackwood after they lost their seats in the general election.
PharmaTimes, 2017-06-15 10:00:14

New TSRI study could have implications for development of flu vaccines, drug therapies
Scientists at The Scripps Research Institute have shown that for the virus that causes the flu, two wrongs can sometimes make a right.
News Medical Life Sciences, 2017-06-15 09:49:39

Final NICE nod for Takeda’s Adcetris in Hodgkin’s lymphoma
Certain patients with Hodgkin’s Lymphoma living in England and Wales can now expect routine access to Takeda’s Adcetris on the NHS after NICE deemed the drug a cost-effective use of resources in some scenarios.
PharmaTimes, 2017-06-15 09:48:40

Rebranded UK charity to stream £500m into medical research
LifeArc, the UK medical research charity formerly known as MRC Technology, is investing £500 million over the next five years to underpin its aims of advancing innovations in antimicrobials, neuroscience, personalised oncology and respiratory medicine.
PharmaTimes, 2017-06-15 09:42:02

Brexit Alliance forms to protect UK patients, healthcare
NHS, medical research, industry, patients and public health organisations have come together to form a new alliance that aims to protect the UK’s interests in these areas as it negotiates to separate itself from the European Union.
PharmaTimes, 2017-06-15 09:36:07

Happitech, Arrhythmia Alliance and Bug Labs launch Heart for Heart e-health initiative
Happitech, Arrhythmia Alliance and Bug Labs will announce the launch of the Heart for Heart e-health initiative. This initiative invites people to participate in the world’s largest crowdsourced heart health initiative by inviting them to contribute their heart rhythm data using the free Heart for Heart iPhone App.
News Medical Life Sciences, 2017-06-15 09:32:49

LabConnect gains $24.5M series A to boost study work
LabConnect has received a healthy $24.5 million in its first equity investment as it looks to push on with its clinical trial service offerings.
Fierce Biotech, 2017-06-15 09:27:57

Tailored music sessions could transform lives of post-verbal people, study suggests
Tailored music sessions could be crucial in transforming the lives of millions of people whose speech is impacted by learning difficulties, strokes, dementia, brain damage and autism, a new study suggests.
News Medical Life Sciences, 2017-06-15 09:11:23