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18:37 EDT 30th March 2017 | BioPortfolio

Report: Walgreens and Duane Reade terminate Blink Health agreement

Brian BerkThe Blink Health website and app negotiates with pharmacies to determine one, low price for each medication that is accepted at more than 57,000 pharmacies nationwide. read more

NACDS, NCPA join state pharmacy association in suit contesting ‘flawed’ Medicaid rule

Michael JohnsenFour-out-of-five registered voters in Washington state believe that pharmacy benefits should be covered under Medicaid, according to a survey conducted by Morning Consult. read more

Novartis Gains Priority Review from the FDA for its CAR-T Cell Therapy

Basel, March 29, 2017 – Novartis announced today that the US Food and Drug Administration (FDA) has accepted the company’s Biologics License Application (BLA) filing and granted priority r...

Genmab Discontinues Mid-Stage Non-Hodgkin’s Lymphoma Study

Copenhagen, Denmark; March 30, 2017 — Genmab A/S (Nasdaq Copenhagen: GEN) announced today that its collaboration partner for daratumumab, Janssen Biotech, Inc., has decided not to initiate stage 2 o...

FDA Grants Priority Review to Amgen’s Blincyto sBLA

THOUSAND OAKS, Calif., March 29, 2017 /PRNewswire/ — Amgen (NASDAQ:AMGN) today announced that the U.S. Food and Drug Administration (FDA) has accepted for priority review the supplemental Biolog...

Proveca raises £4m led by Catapult Ventures to launch children’s drug Sialanar in Europe and accelerate children’s medicines pipeline

Manchester, UK – 29th March 2017. Proveca, a European paediatric speciality pharmaceutical company, today announced that it has raised £4m to fund the commercial launch of Sialanar™ ...

Assembling functional proteins on gold-glass surfaces

Orla Protein Technologies’ Industrial CASE student Tim Robson has presented his latest results on the oriented assembly of engineered outer membrane proteins on the surface of immobilised gold n...

Engineering Ni supply for biotechnology

Durham scientists have helped uncover the pathway for biosynthesis of the yellow, nickel-containing coenzyme F430, essential in microorganisms that convert CO2 to methane, as reported today in Nature ...

Guinness intros Irish Wheat

David Salazar Guinness Irish Wheat is brewed in Dublin’s Open Gate Brewery, where Guinness brewers explore new recipes and adjust old ones. read more

Mountain Dew introduces Mtn Dew Label Series

David SalazarThe new products under the Label Series will be the citrus-flavored Mtn Dew White Label and the apple-kiwi-flavored Mtn Dew Green Label. read more

Mars to reinvest in supply chain, launches M&M’s Spotlight concert series

David Salazar The company on Thursday announced a $70 million investment that it says would add roughly 250 jobs at various sites across the country and ensuring that 95% of its chocolate products ar...

Lazy Britain REVEALED: One in four adults gets less than 30 minutes exercise a WEEK – Express.co.uk

Express.co.ukLazy Britain REVEALED: One in four adults gets less than 30 minutes exercise a WEEKExpress.co.ukTHE LAZY lifestyle of the nation was highlighted in a new report which revealed that one in...

Amazon pulls plug on parent company of diapers.com, soap.com

David SalazarThe company is shutting down Quidsi, parent company of diapers.com, soap.com and several other shopping sites, which it purchased in 2010, after it failed to turn a profit. read more

Medic suspended for ‘dishonesty’ over Ebola temperature – BBC News

BBC NewsMedic suspended for 'dishonesty' over Ebola temperatureBBC NewsA doctor who mislead other medics about Pauline Cafferkey - a nurse who developed the Ebola virus - has been suspended from pract...

Supreme Court hands win to retailers

David SalazarThe Supreme Court ruled on Wednesday, March 29, that First Amendment free speech rights should be considered when determining how merchants disclose to their shoppers that credit card swi...

Colds feel worse to lonely people, study suggests – The Guardian

The GuardianColds feel worse to lonely people, study suggestsThe GuardianAfter weighing the mucus produced in the study, researchers found that although lonelier participants felt worse, they weren't ...

World’s leading marijuana expert says he has never smoked a joint – The Independent

The IndependentWorld's leading marijuana expert says he has never smoked a jointThe IndependentThe professor considered the grandfather of medical marijuana research has spoken of his lifelong fascina...

FDA approves Lupin’s HIV-1 generic

Brian BerkAbacavir and Lamivudine tablets, 600mg/300mg, are the AB rated generic equivalent of ViiV Healthcare's Epzicom tablets, 600mg/300mg.

New medical devices and equipment presented to investors at Barcelona Medical Association

New medical devices and equipment presented to investors at Barcelona Medical Association

Animatronic pets at retirement homes a sign of how robots will contribute to our lives – Baltimore Sun

Baltimore SunAnimatronic pets at retirement homes a sign of how robots will contribute to our livesBaltimore SunGlen Meadows Retirement Community has a companion cat for its residents. This interactiv...

Cockroaches found on cutlery, salad and even inside DISHWASHER of filthy restaurant in horrifying inspection – Mirror.co.uk

Mirror.co.ukCockroaches found on cutlery, salad and even inside DISHWASHER of filthy restaurant in horrifying inspectionMirror.co.ukTurkish restaurant owners were fined £12,000 after cockroaches ...

Deadly dog disease Alabama Rot hits the West Midlands – how to spot it – Birmingham Mail

Birmingham MailDeadly dog disease Alabama Rot hits the West Midlands - how to spot itBirmingham MailAnd veterinary experts are now calling on pet owners across the West Midlands to take precautions. T...

Deadly dog disease Alabama Rot hits the West Midlands – how to spot it – Birmingham Post

Birmingham PostDeadly dog disease Alabama Rot hits the West Midlands - how to spot itBirmingham PostThe deadly dog disease Alabama Rot has spread to the outskirts of the West Midlands. The case was re...

Exposure to electromagnetic fields linked to motor neurone disease – NHS Choices

NHS ChoicesExposure to electromagnetic fields linked to motor neurone diseaseNHS Choices"Workers exposed to electromagnetic fields in their jobs could be at risk of developing motor neurone disease," ...

Care home ‘good’ after failings at last inspection – Macclesfield Express

Macclesfield ExpressCare home 'good' after failings at last inspectionMacclesfield ExpressA care home has been given a clean bill of health after failings were identified at a previous inspection. An ...

Oppilotech Secures Funding From CARB-X to Fight Drug Resistant Infections

London, UK and Washington D.C, USA, 30th March 2017 / Sciad Newswire / Oppilotech Ltd, a biopharmaceutical start-up company founded to develop safe, novel, antibacterial therapies to treat bacteria...

Naloxone available without prescription at all CVS Hawkeye State locations

Brian BerkCVS Pharmacy now dispenses naloxone to patients without an individual prescription in 41 states. read more

Upsher-Smith’s two sNDAs for Qudexy XR approved by FDA

Brian BerkDrug is used as prophylaxis of migraine headache in adults and adolescents 12 years of age and older.  read more

Lisa Holst Joins NorthStar Medical Radioisotopes as Vice President of Sales and Marketing

Wednesday, March 22nd 2017 at 7:48pm UTC BELOIT, Wis.–(BUSINESS WIRE)– NorthStar Medical Radioisotopes LLC has hired Lisa Holst as vice president of sales and marketing. Holst has more tha...

BIOQuébec accueille favorablement le budget du Québec 2017-2018

Wednesday, March 29th 2017 at 1:18am UTC LE GOUVERNEMENT SE DONNE LES MOYENS DE SOUTENIR LE DÉVELOPPEMENT DE L’ÉCONOMIE ET LE BIEN ÊTRE DE LA POPULATION DU QUÉBEC PAR LE BIAIS DE L’INNOVATION ...

Burst Biologics Initiates Prospective Multicenter Clinical Study in Spinal Fusion

Tuesday, March 28th 2017 at 12:00pm UTC BOISE, Idaho–(BUSINESS WIRE)– Burst Biologics has received IRB approval to begin a multicenter prospective clinical study in spinal fusion patients....

Hanmi/Beijing Hanmi and Innovent Enter into a Global Strategic Partnership to Co-develop a Novel Immuno-oncology Bispecific Antibody

Thursday, March 30th 2017 at 5:52am UTC SEOUL, South Korea & BEIJING–(BUSINESS WIRE)– Hanmi Pharmaceutical Co. Ltd (Hanmi) (KRX:128940), a Korea-based pharmaceutical company, and Innov...

InVivo Therapeutics Announces First Canadian Site for Cervical Spinal Cord Injury Study

Thursday, March 30th 2017 at 12:00pm UTC – Leading Spinal Cord Researcher Dr. Michael Fehlings and Toronto Western Hospital to be First Study Site – CAMBRIDGE, Mass.–(BUSINESS WIRE)&...

NPA hosts 20th Annual Natural Products Day to promote VMS industry to Congress

Michael JohnsenNPA members discussed several important issues including inclusion of dietary supplement coverage for reimbursement under HSAs and FSAs. read more

Mylan closes deal on Cold-Eeze acquisition

Michael JohnsenThe Cold-Eeze family of brands includes leading over-the-counter cold remedies sold as lozenges, gummies, oral sprays, caplets, QuickMelts and oral liquid dose forms in the U.S. read mo...

NCPA joined by more than 100 health organizations lobbying against DIRs

Michael JohnsenThe support is up significantly from last year, when more than 95 health care organizations signaled their support in similar letters to the House and Senate last September. read more

Emisphere set to benefit as Novo Nordisk pushes oral diabetes pipeline

Novo Nordisk’s focus on developing oral versions of semaglutide and four other diabetes drugs could net drug delivery firm Emisphere over $200m.

EMA says CRO monitoring activity not location based

The EMA has stressed its monitoring of CROs is location independent after raising concerns about third Indian contractor in two years.

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Lonza Expands Airway Disease Portfolio with Addition of IPF Airway Cells

Lonza now offers cryopreserved lung fibroblasts isolated from donors diagnosed with Idiopathic Pulmonary Fibrosis (IPF) for use in research into this potentially fatal condition. Normal lung fibroblas...

Sleeping Habits Linked to Increase in Obesity

Getting a bad night’s sleep could be increasing some people’s likelihood of becoming obese. According to a study led by the University of Glasgow, and published today in the American Journ...

Matrix Gemini LIMS Purchased By Agrihealth Veterinary Laboratory

The Agrihealth Group of companies, a leading provider of services that directly support the agricultural and food production industries across a number of countries, has purchased a Matrix Gemini LIMS...

US FDA wants evidence Opto-Pharm's Tuas plant remediation effort has worked

The US FDA has criticised Opto-Pharm Pte for selling unlicensed "drugs" and not bringing its Singapore manufacturing plant up to code.

England world leaders in the use of Whole Genome Sequencing to diagnose TB

In a world-first, Whole Genome Sequencing (WGS) is now being used to identify different strains of tuberculosis, announced Public Health England today. This is the first time that WGS has been used as...

Trump's FDA pick vows to sever past pharma ties to avoid partisanship

After much speculation, Donald Trump recently announced his top pick for Commissioner of the FDA as Dr Scott Gottlieb. Gottlieb served as Deputy Commissioner during the Bush administration and has a b...

Mylan’s generic of best-selling GSK drug delayed by FDA

Mylan’s plan to bring its generic competitor to GSK’s best-selling respiratory drug, Advair, has hit a major snag after it received a complete response letter (CRL) from the FDA. The news will arr...

Domainex appoints Timo Veromaa as Executive Chairman

Cambridge, UK, 30th March 2017 / Sciad Newswire / Domainex Ltd, a privately-owned drug discovery services company, is pleased to announce that Dr Timo Veromaa has been appointed Executive Chairman w...

First treatment for form of MS approved by FDA

In big news for sufferers of MS and the company that developed the drug, Roche subsidiary Genetech, the FDA has approved Ocrevus for primary progressive multiple sclerosis (PPMS) and relapsing forms o...

Novartis investigational CAR-T therapy gets FDA priority review

Novartis’ investigational chimeric antigen receptor T cell (CAR-T) therapy CTL019 (tisagenlecleucel-T) has been awarded has been awarded priority review by the FDA for the treatment of relapsed and ...

Defense Stock News: Patriot One (TSX.V: $PAT) (OTCQB: $PTOTF) Reports Reseller Licensing Agreement and Initial Purchase Order of US$500,000 with South African Security Firm

TORONTO, ON - March 30, 2017 (Investorideas.com Newswire) Defense stock News alert for Patriot One Technologies Inc., (TSX.V: PAT) (OTCQB: PTOTF) (FRANKFURT: 0PL), developer of a revolutionary conceal...

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