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Sunday 29th March 2015

Eisai’s new thyroid cancer drug nears EU approval

Positive recommendation by the CHMP could see the drug used in Europe within three months

New firm, new thinking

AbbVie’s UK general manager Matt Regan on creating an evolved culture from Abbott

Interworld Electronics SLK-101C backlit keyboard with QuickLock functionality

Interworld Electronics has released the SLK-101C backlit keyboard. Designed for easy cleaning, the product features an integrated QuickLock key to disable the keyboard functions during cleaning procedures. The unit is housed in a lightweight ABS polycarbonate case with an industrial silicone rubber keypad. It is fully sealed and meets IP65 specifications, making the keyboard resistant to splashin...

Sleep apnea co Ninox raises $5m

$5 million is being raised now and a further $5 million according to milestones.

Novo Nordisk to Launch Novoeight in the U.S. for People With Hemophilia A

Novo Nordisk announced the company will launch Novoeight (Antihemophilic Factor [Recombinant]) in the United States for people living with hemophilia A.Read more about Novo Nordisk to Launch Novoeight in the U.S. for People With Hemophilia A

Integrative Approaches Key to Understanding Cancer and Developing Therapies

Moffitt Cancer Center researchers are using integrative approaches to study cancer by combining mathematical and computational modeling with experimental and clinical data. The use of integrative approaches enables scientists to study and model cancer progression in a manner that conventional experimental systems are unable to do.  Alexander Anderson, Ph.D., chair of the Department of Integrated...

Colleges Getting Out of Health Insurance Business

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Teva close to major acquisition - report

"Bloomberg" reports that Wall Street analysts expect Teva to buy a major pharmaceutical company by September.

Synaptic Systems – antibodies for neuroscience and cell biology

Synaptic Systems (SySy) is a biotech company providing tailor-made antibodies for neuroscientist and cellbiologist. Synaptic Systems – antibodies for neuroscience and cell biology Synaptic Systems offers high-quality antibodies exclusively available from SySy and developed in-house in close collaboration with renowned … Continue reading → Cet article Synaptic Systems – anti...

Saturday 28th March 2015

Why Iceland could hold the secrets to the future of medicine

SOURCE March 28, 2015 In a tiny country of just 320,000 people, scientists have begun to discover precisely how our DNA makes us who we are — and how it might turn on us. This week, researchers used the complete genomes of 2,636 Icelanders, coupled with a trove of historical […]

Genomics Needs A Killer App

SOURCE March 28, 2015 Genomics is an incredible technology for newborn and pre-natal screening, investigating the cause of a rare condition, and treating cancer, but for most healthy people it’s still not particularly revolutionary. Imagine if instead, with the information locked in your DNA, we could predict what diseases you’ll […]

Second Genome – microbiome modulators

Second Genome is a biotech company developing product candidates that modulate microbe-host and microbe-microbe interactions across multiple disease areas. Second Genome – microbiome modulators The human microbiome is composed by several trillions of microorganisms that live in our gut, mouth, … Continue reading → Cet article Second Genome – microbiome modulators est apparu...

First White House Data Chief Discusses His Top Priorities

SOURCE March 27, 2015 Data science is not entirely new to Washington, D.C.—nor is DJ Patil, who was recently named as the U.S.’s first chief data scientist. Pres. Barack Obama’s administration launched nearly six years ago and required all agencies topublish at least three “high-value” data setsto the publicly […]

Seniors: Supercharge that Walker with Legal Steroids: Mobile Apps!

This Infographic Shows the Power of Wireless Medical Innovation SOURCE March 28, 2015 Data from Mobile Future, a communications technology association, shows that smartphone ownership among U.S. seniors has increased 55% in the past year. To illuminate the breathtaking growth and innovative uses of mobile digital health technology, the infographic […]

Built By A Parkinson’s Sufferer, MyHealthPal Tracks Symptoms, Creates Research Data

SOURCE March 21, 2015 The development and availability of wearables is running hand in hand with the exploding interest in the digital health space. Managing our health via apps and devices is slowly becoming the norm. And patients that need to monitor their condition day-to-day have even more to benefit […]

Friday 27th March 2015

Jasco V-730 UV-VIS Spectrophotometer

The V-730 UV-Vis Spectrophotometer from Jasco is a general-purpose instrument suitable for routine, QC and research applications. It features a rugged and compact design, good optical performance (190 to 1100 nm), high-speed scanning (up to 8000 nm/min) and a wide range of sampling accessories. The choice of two intuitive interfaces allows even first-time users to collect data with confidence. Th...

Less Salt at Lunch Does Not Trigger Consumers to Compensate

Consumers who lunch with products containing an average of 41% less salt accept these products and do not compensate for this lower salt consumption during the rest of the day. Low-sodium foods can therefore help to reduce daily salt intake. This is the result of research carried out by Wageningen UR Food & Biobased Research, TNO and the National Institute of Public Health and Environmental Pr...

USAID Taps Cornell to Advance Ebola Protective Garments

In the war against Ebola, Cornell University – along with partners International Personnel Protection Inc (IPP) and protective apparel manufacturer Kappler Inc. – will rethink, reimagine and re-engineer protective suits for health care workers on the front lines battling the life-threatening contagion.

Behind the Measles Outbreak

Study finds vaccination rate far below what’s needed to keep virus in check.

Health On The Hill: No Senate ‘Doc Fix’ Vote Before Recess. Will Break Hurt Chances?

After a decade of short term fixes, the House passed legislation to replace Medicare’s troubled Sustainable Growth Rate, or SGR, and replace it with an alternative doctor payment formula. Kaiser Health News' Mary Agnes Carey and Politico Pro's Jennifer Haberkorn discuss what's next for the bill when the Senate returns from recess next month.

Supreme Court declines Immunovaccine SR&ED case

Bad News for SR&ED Claimers with Government Loans In November 2014 Immunovaccine Technologies Inc. made application to the Supreme Court of Canada for leave to appeal decisions against it by the Tax Court of Canada and the Federal Court of Appeal with respect to ITCs that the CRA had disallowed for SR&ED claims the company [&hellip The post Supreme Court declines Immunovaccine SR&...

People on the move (March 2015)

A monthly roundup of  ‘people on the move’ in Canada’s life science and biotech sectors. Vancouver, BC-based Aequus Pharmaceuticals Inc. has appointed Hamed Shahbazi as an independent director on its board of directors.  Shahbazi is the founder, chairman and CEO of TIO Networks, a multi-channel payment solution that specializes in delivering consumer bill payment and [&hellip The post...

Body’s Good Fat Tissue Communicates With Brain Through Sensory Nerves

Brown fat tissue, the body’s “good fat,” communicates with the brain through sensory nerves, possibly sharing information that is important for fighting human obesity, such as how much fat we have and how much fat we’ve lost, according to researchers at Georgia State University.

Meet the head of Bayer's U.S. Science Hub: Chris Haskell

Ensconced within San Francisco’s Mission Bay lies Bayer’s CoLaborator space, a subdivision of the German healthcare company, which serves as an incubator for fledgling startups working on promising biotech projects.Read more

Disrupted Biological Clock Linked to Alzheimer's

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