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04:35 EDT 24th August 2016 | BioPortfolio

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Wednesday 24th August 2016

AstraZeneca to sell antibiotics business business to Pfizer Inc

Shares in UK drugs major AstraZeneca PLC (LON:AZN)  went lower as it struck a deal to sell part of its antibiotics business to US group Pfizer (NYSE:PFE) for up to US$1.575bn. The deal is for its late-stage small molecule antibiotics business and involves three already-approved antibiotics - Merrem, Zinforo and Zavicefta,  and two drugs in clinical trials (ATM-AVI and CXL). It will g...

NICE approves CDF drugs Alimta and Bosulif for routine NHS use

The UK’s National Institute for Health and Care Excellence (NICE) has today issued final guidance recommending…

Bayer’s Eylea recommended by NICE for sight-threatening condition

German pharma major Bayer has announced that its drug Eylea (aflibercept) has been recommended as a cost-effective…

NICE recommends Eylea as first-line treatment for sight threatening condition

Bayer has announced that the National Institute for Health and Care Excellence (NICE) has recommended Eylea (aflibercept) as a cost-effective first-line treatment option for adults with visual impairment due to macular oedema secondary to branch retinal vein occlusion (BRVO). BRVO is caused by a blood clot in one of the branches of the main vein in the retina, which causes blood and fluid leaking ...

Donor faecal transplantation is highly curative in recurrent C difficile infection, trial finds

Faecal transplantation with donor stool is more effective than transplanting a patient’s own stool in preventing further Clostridium difficile episodes in people with recurrent infection, results...

Head injuries in youth are often linked to psychiatric disorders and disability, study finds

Head injuries in childhood and adolescence are strongly linked with a range of outcomes including psychiatric disorders, low educational attainment, increased risk of disability, and early death, a...

Discovery in genetic research could lead to treatments for mitochondrial diseases

A new study from the University of Missouri has succeeded in creating embryos with "heteroplasmy," or the presence of both maternal and paternal mitochondrial DNA. This new innovation will allow scientists to study treatments for mitochondrial diseases in humans as well as the significance of mitoch...

Rigaku to Exhibit Latest Technology at 2016 Japan Analytical & Scientific Instruments Show

Rigaku will be in attendance at JASIS 2016 to showcase its latest X-ray analytical instrumentation Tokyo, Japan (PRWEB) August 24, 2016 X-ray scientific, analytical and industrial instrumentation manufacturer Rigaku Corporation will be presenting its diverse lines of X-ray analytical instrumentation at the 2016 Japan Analytical & Scientific Instruments Show (JASIS). X-ray diffraction (XRD), X...

Enovate Medical Appoints New Vice President of Sales

Doug Gallacher will lead the sales team delivering solutions in today’s EHR healthcare environment Murfreesboro, Tennessee (PRWEB) August 24, 2016 Enovate Medical announced today that Doug Gallacher has been promoted to Vice President of Sales. Doug will be a part of the company’s initiative to position Enovate Medical as a solution provider to hospitals who are adapting to today’s EHR (El...

Dr. Rifaat Salem, Top Fertility Specialist, Again Achieving Success Rates Well Above National Averages

Dr. Rifaat Salem, top fertility specialist in Los Angeles metro, is again achieving success rates well above national averages according to the recently released SART data report. Dr. Salem's fertility treatments include all types of Assisted Reproductive Technologies, which have been offered for over twenty years at Pacific Reproductive Center. Los Angeles, California (PRWEB) August 24, 2016 ...

CSM to Host a Live Webinar on Direct-to-Patient Shipping for Clinical Trials

In-Depth Case Study to Be Discussed on the Revolutionary Advancements of Direct-to-Patient Services Malvern, PA (PRWEB) August 24, 2016 CSM, a leading provider of clinical trial supply services, will conduct an upcoming webinar, “Discover How Direct-to-Patient Shipping is Changing Clinical Trials.” This webinar, hosted by FierceMarkets, will explore how sponsor companies and CROs are adopting...

A Molecule May Help Distinguish Prostate Cancer Treatment Options - Dr. David Samadi Explains How

Scientists found that differences in the levels of an RNA molecule called PCAT-14A may help differentiate slow-growing tumors from aggressive tumors helping physicians more accurately decide the required treatment. New York, NY (PRWEB) August 24, 2016 Distinguishing between aggressive prostate cancer and slow-growing tumors has always been a challenge when determining how to treat this common can...

Medical Marketing Service, Inc. Celebrates 87th Year in Business

Medical Marketing Service, Inc. (mms), a leader in the healthcare marketing industry, is celebrating their 87th year in business. Schaumburg, IL (PRWEB) August 24, 2016 MMS is an email and direct mail marketing service provider that helps companies market to healthcare professionals and improve the ROI of their email and direct mail marketing campaigns. This year marks MMS’ 87th year in busine...

What You Need to Know About Allergy Testing

Allergy Partners offers skin testing and blood based allergy testing and treatment at all of their locations. Finding out what you are allergic to is an important first step to effective allergy treatment. Asheville, North Carolina (PRWEB) August 24, 2016 Allergies affect more than 50 million Americans. Finding out what you are allergic to is an important first step to effective allergy treatment...

Rocky Mountain Fertility Center Now Offering In-House Egg Freezing Program

Rocky Mountain Fertility Center is now offering an in-house egg freezing program to assist patients with their needs for future fertility. The egg freezing is offered by a Board Certified fertility specialist at several locations in Colorado and South Dakota. Denver, Colorado (PRWEB) August 24, 2016 Rocky Mountain Fertility Center is now offering an in-house egg freezing program to assist patient...

MAPS Pain Centers Now Achieving Over 95% Successful Pain Relief with All Patients

Top Chicagoland pain management centers, MAPS pain clinics, are now achieving over 95% successful relief with patients. Patients are seen at seven convenient locations by Board Certified physicians with over 30 treatment options available. Chicago, Illinois (PRWEB) August 24, 2016 Top Chicagoland pain management centers, MAPS pain clinics, are now achieving over 95% successful relief with patient...

Luye Medical Commits $300 Million to Chongqing Hospital Venture

Luye Medical Group, an affiliate of Luye Pharma, signed an MOU to bring international healthcare expertise to Chongqing. Luye will commit $300 million to bring up-to-date healthcare to a large healthcare complex being built by the Jiangbei District of Chongqing. Luye will apparently run the complex while the district will provide the facilities. In 2016, Luye Medical closed a $688 million deal to ...

Cancer was slated to overtake heart disease as America’s top killer — here’s why it hasn’t

Since 2010, the number of deaths related to heart disease has crept up, keeping it the number one killer of Americans. But cancer is the leading cause of death in…

Tuesday 23rd August 2016

Pfizer to buy antibiotics business from AstraZeneca

LONDON (Reuters) - Pharmaceutical company AstraZeneca has agreed to sell its small molecule antibiotics business to Pfizer Inc in a deal that could be valued at more than $1.5 billion.

UPDATE 1-Pfizer to buy antibiotics business from AstraZeneca

* Says deal fits strategy of focusing on cancer and other areas

BRIEF-EMC Instytut Medyczny H1 net los widens to 4.6 mln zlotys

* H1 revenue 134.6 million zlotys ($35.3 million) versus 130.5 million zlotys year ago

America’s Registry of Outstanding Professionals Honors Dr. Jerry Pratt with a Membership in Their 2016 Roundtable

Farmingdale, NY, August 24, 2016 --(PR.com)-- Dr. Jerry Pratt was born in Newport, Rhode Island. He earned his B.A. at the University of Virginia in Charlottesville, Virginia and his M.D. at the Medical College of Virginia at Virginia Commonwealth. He joined the staff of the Borgess Heart Institute in Kalamazoo, Michigan after leaving the University of California Davis Medical Center (UCDMC), Sac...

Abeona to Explore Current Trends Within Orphan Drugs Development at Orphan Drugs & Rare Diseases 2016

London, United Kingdom, August 24, 2016 --(PR.com)-- Abeona has joined the expert speaker line-up for the 5th annual conference on Orphan Drugs and Rare Diseases which takes place on 19 & 20 October 2016 in Central London. Tim Miller PhD, President and CEO, will be will chairing the two-day event. Dr Miller will be speaking at the conference on the “Development of orphan drugs to prev...

FDA Approves Dell UP3216Q Monitor and PerfectLum for Diagnostic Use

Wilmington, DE, August 24, 2016 --(PR.com)-- Qubyx Software Technologies Inc., the U.S. software maker, announced that the U.S. Food and Drug Administration has issued 510(k) clearance for the Dell Ultrasharp UP3216Q monitor and PerfectLum, the company's calibration and quality assurance software for medical purposes. Dell UltraSharp UP3216Q is a 31.5 -inch 8MP medical monitor with a resolut...

BRIEF-LIDDS Q2 pre-tax loss narrows to SEK 1.4 million

* Q2 pre-tax loss 1.4 million Swedish crowns ($166,985) versus loss 2.2 million crowns year ago Source text for Eikon: Further company coverage: ($1 = 8.3840 Swedish crowns) (Gdynia Newsroom)


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