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03:18 EST 29th January 2015 | BioPortfolio

Latest news articles in the life-science, healthcare, medical device, biotechnology and pharmaceuticals sectors. 

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Thursday 29th January 2015

Genalice and Knome form Strategic Partnership to Empower Rapid NGS Data Interpretation

GENALICE and Knome, Inc. USA jointly announced a strategic partnership to offer their products together as a turn-key solution for those using next-generation sequencing (NGS) data to interpret patients’ genomes. GENALICE MAP is an ultra-fast and highly accurate preprocessing solution for aligning and calling NGS data and seamlessly connects to Knome’s informatics and genomics interpr...

Wednesday 28th January 2015

Provider status bill: Look how far you have come!

Steve Anderson"During one of the sessions at the 2008 NACDS Regional Chain Conference, we projected onto the video screen some images of advertisements that NACDS was beginning to use in the Washington, D.C. area. Looking back, one of the things that I remember most was the boldness and strategic focus of the tagline: 'Pharmacies. The face of neighborhood healthcare.' With the 2015 ed...

BareMinerals develops new Complexion Rescue

Antoinette AlexanderBareMinerals has unveiled its new Complexion Rescue, a tinted, hydrating gel cream invented by encapsulating hydrating humectants and pigment with mineral infused water to help lock in moisture upon contact with skin for hydration and rapid absorption. read more

Rite Aid HQ raises $590,000 in support of United Way of the Capital Region

Michael JohnsenRite Aid announced Wednesday that associates in its corporate offices, located throughout the greater Harrisburg area, raised $590,524 during its 2014 fundraising campaign for the United Way of the Capital Region. read more

Former Coty exec George Cleary takes helm at Iluminage Beauty

Antoinette AlexanderFormer Coty executive George Cleary has joined Iluminage Beauty as the company's new CEO. read more

House Energy and Commerce Committee releases white paper on 21st Century Cures initiative

Michael JohnsenThe House Energy and Commerce Committee on Tuesday released a discussion document in the 21st Century Cures initiative. read more

Cardinal Health Specialty Solutions signs agreement with RainTree Oncology Services

Michael JohnsenCardinal Health Specialty Solutions on Tuesday announced that it has signed a three-year agreement with RainTree Oncology Services to serve as its exclusive distributor for injectable, infused, oral oncolytic and supportive care specialty medications.

BioPlus Specialty Pharmacy accredited by ACHC, VIPPS

Michael JohnsenBioPlus Specialty Pharmacy on Tuesday earned accreditation from two important industry accrediting bodies: Verified Internet Pharmacy Practice Sites and Accreditation Commission for Health Care. read more

ABC Q1 revenue up 15.1%

Michael JohnsenAmerisourceBergen on Wednesday reported that in its fiscal year 2015 first quarter ended Dec. 31, 2014, revenue increased 15.1% to $33.6 billion in the quarter. read more

Meijer set to open first Wisconsin stores this summer

Michael JohnsenMore than two years after Meijer first publicly confirmed that it was considering opening stores in the state of Wisconsin, the Grand Rapids, Mich.-based retailer is in the home stretch of construction of its four new supercenters in the greater Milwaukee area. read more

Bipartisan legislation would designate pharmacists as healthcare providers in Medicare Part B

Antoinette AlexanderBipartisan legislation has been introduced in the U.S. House of Representatives that would formally designate pharmacists as healthcare providers under Medicare Part B. read more

Yankee Candle explores picnics, peach cobbler for spring 2015

Ryan ChavisThe Yankee Candle Co. on Wednesday announced the launch of new fragrances for spring 2015. read more

US Supreme Court backs Teva in Copaxone patent case

Teva has won a US Supreme Court judgement allowing it to continue marketing its multiple sclerosis drug Copaxone without challenge from rival company’s generics. The decision means Teva has had its patent case against manufacturers of generic Copaxone (glatiramer acetate) sent back to the US Court of Appeals for the Federal Circuit for reconsideration. read more

Rite Aid to build 900,000-sq.-ft. DC in South Carolina

Michael JohnsenRite Aid announced plans to build a 900,000-sq.-ft. distribution center in Spartanburg, S.C.    read more

Rite Aid to build 900,000 square foot DC in South Carolina

Michael JohnsenRite Aid announced Wednesday plans to build a 900,000 square foot distribution center in Spartanburg, S.C.  read more

Private-sector alliance to transform healthcare payment models

Michael JohnsenSeveral of the nation’s largest healthcare systems and payers on Tuesday announced a powerful new private-sector alliance dedicated to accelerating the transformation of the U.S. healthcare system to value-based business and clinical models. read more

Lindt announces Valentine's Day offerings

Ryan ChavisChocolatier Lindt earlier this week announced a variety of new Valentine's Day-themed products to be sold alongside the company's signature offerings.  read more

Moorfields Eye Hospital to close its specials manufacturing facility

Moorfields Eye Hospital NHS Foundation Trust has decided to close its specials manufacturing facility in London, its board has announced.

Pfizer says Merck KGaA Ab pact will speed discoveries in 2015

Pfizer says its antibody alliance with Merck KGaA will let it fast-track development of combination biologics in 2015.

Brookside intros new Crunchy Clusters

Ryan ChavisThe Hershey Co. on Tuesday announced the introduction of Brookside Chocolate's Crunchy Clusters, a confection that takes mutligrains of rice, toasted oats and graham cracker bits and combines them with fruit-flavored centers covered in dark chocolate.  read more

Johnson Matthey posts higher Q3 API profits; Pfizer patent spat continues

Johnson Matthey saw demand for ADHD APIs increase in the third quarter, while sales of its pain management ingredients and bulk opiates declined.

Registration now open for 2015 Sweets and Snacks Expo

Ryan ChavisIt's time once again for confectionary and snack retailers, as well as manufacturers to come together for the Sweets and Snacks Expo, which is scheduled to be held May 19-21 at Chicago's McCormick Place.    read more

Registration now open for 2015 Sweets & Snacks Expo

Ryan ChavisIt's time once again for confectionary and snack retailers, as well as manufacturers to come together for the Sweets & Snacks Expo, which is scheduled to be held May 19 through May 21 at Chicago's McCormick Place.    read more

Registration open for 2015 Sweets & Snacks Expo

Ryan ChavisIt's time once again for confectionary and snack retailers, as well as manufacturers to come together for the Sweets & Snacks Expo, which is scheduled to be held May 19 through May 21 at Chicago's McCormick Place.    read more

Novartis sales below forecast in ‘transformative’ year

Novartis’ fourth quarter sales have faded slightly as growth in pharmaceuticals is beaten back by generic competition, and the firm continues with its plethora of divestment deals. Overall sales in Q4 were $14.6 billion, a slight decrease of 2% from the same period last year. Novartis chief executive Joseph Jimenez remains upbeat however, adding: “I’m confident that we are positioned for fut...


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