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16:25 EDT 30th March 2017 | BioPortfolio

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Thursday 30th March 2017

Radiologist shortage hits Northern Ireland

Body: Echoing an alarm sounded from U.K. neighbor Scotland last month, a radiology association in Northern Ireland is letting it be known that nearly a quarter of the region’s radiologist posts are vacant. “We are aware of the severe shortages of qualified radiologists in Northern Ireland and the potential impact that this is having on the care of cancer patients,” the Royal College of ...

Medical Compression Systems faces closure

The company, which has a device for preventing blood clots in orthopedic surgery, posted $7.5 million revenue in 2016.

Long look at lots of rad techs: No link between work-related radiation exposure and fatal brain tumors

After assessing several decades’ worth of survey data on more than 110,000 radiologic technologists, researchers have all but ruled out a dose-response association bet

Novo Nordisk Receives Positive CHMP Opinion for Hemophilia B Drug

NewsPegylated products have been approved in hemophilia A and other therapeutic areas.Topics: 

Pixium Vision (PIX) - Key advancements for Iris II and Prima in 2017

Edison Investment Research - Pharmaceutical & healthcare - Pixium Vision: Pixium Vision is developing two different retinal implants that provide vision by electrically stimulating the retina. Commercialisation efforts for Iris II are starting in Europe. Prima intends to target a larger population, and human trials could start in H117. Using a risk-adjusted NPV model, we obtain a pipeline rNPV of ...

4SC (VSC) - A streamlined focus moving forward

Edison Investment Research - Pharmaceutical & healthcare - 4SC: 2016 was an important year for 4SC as it launched its potentially pivotal Phase II study with resminostat, an epigenetic cancer drug, in CTCL. In addition, it announced positive subgroup analysis of a Phase II study in HCC with its partner Yakult. It is streamlining its focus on three core assets: resminostat, 4SC-202 (initiating Phas...

Atossa Genetics (ATOS) - Atossa to raise $4.0m in combined class offering

Edison Investment Research - Pharmaceutical & healthcare - Atossa Genetics: Atossa intends to raise $4.0m (gross proceeds), excluding over-allotments, in an equity offering of Class A and Class B units, consisting of 0.664m common shares (CS), 3,502 Series A convertible preferred shares (SACPS), and 5.33m common share warrants (CSW). The offering is expected to close on 3 April, subject to customa...

Exposure to electromagnetic fields linked to motor neurone disease

"Workers exposed to electromagnetic fields in their jobs could be at risk of developing motor neurone disease," the Daily Mail reports. A Dutch study found a link between occupational exposure to low-frequency magnetic fields and increased risk of dying from the most common type of motor neurone disease – amyotrophic lateral sclerosis (ALS). ALS is a condition that causes progressive...

BMA urges government to grant permanent residence to European doctors working in UK

Healthcare leaders have urged the government to grant permanent residence as soon as possible to doctors from other European countries working in the UK to mitigate the potential effect of Brexit on...

STAT Plus: Despite drug price acrimony, newly approved drugs carry steep price tags

Politicians have upbraided pharmaceutical companies for increasing prices. Still, new drugs hitting the market are being listed at steep prices.

PureTech Announces Licensing & Equity Agreement with Novartis's mTORC1 Programs

NewsThe immune-enhancing potential of mTORC1 inhibitors has been explored in a Phase 2 program that included two successful Phase 2a studies in hundreds of elderly patients.

NHS will publish national list of “low value” drugs to curb GPs’ prescribing costs

NHS England is to publish a national list of “low value” drugs as part of a new drive to reduce GPs’ prescribing costs.The proposals were unveiled just a week after The BMJ reported that locally...

Sofosbuvir faces fresh patent challenge in Europe

The medical aid charity Doctors Without Borders (Médecins Sans Frontières) and other non-governmental organisations have begun a new legal challenge aimed at revoking the European patent for the...

Almirall launches story campaign to raise rosacea awareness

The Red Girl highlights the negative psychological effects of the disease

Kate Paxton to lead Ketchum's UK healthcare practice

Agency also picks Neil McLelland for a leadership role at Inspired Science

Hanover launches Middle East office in Dubai

Operations will be led by Jonty Summers

Computer Program Developed to Diagnose, Locate Cancer from Blood Sample

NewsDNA from tumor cells is known to end up in the bloodstream in the earliest stages of cancer so offers a unique target for early detection of the disease.

STAT Plus: Novartis loses battle with the feds over documents for 80,000 ‘sham’ events

The decision stems from a whistleblower lawsuit filed by a former Novartis sales rep, contending the company violated federal anti-kickback laws.

Immunovia (IMMUNOV) - Final top-line IMMray data in Lupus, FY16 results

Edison Investment Research - Pharmaceutical & healthcare - Immunovia: Immunovia has announced final top-line data of the IMMray platform from a retrospective study in autoimmune diseases. The study showed that the IMMray biomarker platform could differentiate blood samples from patients with systemic lupus erythematosus (SLE) from other autoimmune diseases with 96% accuracy. This is an important f...

Method to Boost Detection of Highly Cancerous Stem Cells Identified

NewsJapanese researchers identify process to improve fluorescence detection of cancer stem cells, which are primarily responsible for brain tumor progression and recurrence after treatment.

California Doctors Again Press For More Money To Treat Poor Patients

They want the state’s new tobacco tax to help pay for a raise in Medicaid rates, but so far Gov. Jerry Brown has other plans for that money.

Argentine Senate Approves Medical Use of Cannabis Oil

NewsArgentina's Senate has given final legislative approval to a bill legalizing the use of cannabis oil and other marijuana derivatives for medicinal purposes, and setting up a regulatory framework for the state to prescribe and distribute them to patients.

EPA Refuses to Ban Pesticide Used on Crops

NewsPresident Donald Trump's administration denied a petition by environmental groups that sought to ban a common pesticide used on citrus fruits, apples, cherries and other crops, reversing a push by the Obama administration to revoke all uses of the pesticide on food after a government review concluded it could harm children's brains.

Intelligent, Customizable Pipette Asset Management System

Product AnnouncementMETTLER TOLEDO’s recently launched Rainin SmartStand is set to change pipette management. This intelligent, customizable and highly scalable pipette asset management system is easily adapted to any laboratory’s standard operating procedures, helping to drive compliance in regulated environments, such as pharma, GLP and QC laboratories.

GP numbers drop despite government pledge to boost workforce

General practice leaders have expressed alarm at new figures showing that the number of full time equivalent GPs in England fell by more than 400 in the last three months of 2016.The new figures,...


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