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15:42 EDT 28th April 2015 | BioPortfolio

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

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Tuesday 28th April 2015

2015 BioSynergy Conference - Speaker Presentations

Co-hosted by Bionow and Science City York and in partnership with DEFRA, 'Overcoming Barriers' was the theme for BioSynergy 2015. The conference programme and approved speakers presentations are now available to download.Bringing together busines...

P&G's Bounty celebrates 50 years

Ryan ChavisAs part of the celebration, Bounty unveiled a video that illustrates how the product has been a must-have in the American home over the years.  read more

Edeker delivers first remarks as the newly elected chairman of NACDS

Antoinette AlexanderRandy Edeker, chairman, CEO and president of Hy-Vee, delivered his first remarks as the newly elected chairman of NACDS during Tuesday morning’s NACDS Annual Meeting Business Program. read more

Family Dollar board member passes away

Dan BerthiaumeFamily Dollar Stores has announced the passing of Mark Bernstein, a member of the company's board of directors, on April 27.  read more

Celgene in $450m deal to commercialise MedImmune's anti-PD-L1 candidate

AstraZeneca has inked a development and commercialisation deal with Celgene for its haematology programmed cell death ligand 1 (PD-L1) candidate, MEDI4736.

Supervalu net earnings slip in Q4

Dan BerthiaumeNet earnings at Supervalu Inc. fell 14% to $36 million in fourth-quarter fiscal 2014 from $42 million in the identical period a year earlier.  read more

Local practice forum events: 18 May – 18 June

Monday 18 May: Doncaster and South Humber

Working in GP practices: let’s get this right

I have been following with interest recent correspondence and media activity on pharmacists working in GP practices.

First home HIV self-testing kit goes on sale in UK

The first HIV self-testing kit that is legally approved in the UK to give immediate results to users became available to buy online on 27 April 2015.

Burns: assessment and treatment

Quick action is required with burns to minimise tissue damage and prevent infection.

BMS lifted by new products

New drugs have helped Bristol-Myers Squibb see a slight increase in sales for the first quarter of 2015. Total revenues were $4 billion, up 6% from the same period last year, and several key new products saw strong growth. read more

Hy-Vee launches online shopping service

Gina AcostaHy-Vee is joining the legion of grocery chains with online ordering, delivery and store pickup. read more

Massive global response to assist survivors of Nepal Earthquake

A massive global response is under way to assist people affected by Nepal’s 7.8 magnitude earthquake that hit on 25 April 2015 killing and injuring thousands of people.

Survey: More than 50% of ACS patients do not follow prescribed OAP regimen

Ryan ChavisA recent survey found that 52% acute coronary syndrome patients currently taking an oral anti platelet therapy missed taking or changed the way they take their prescribed OAP therapy, even after being informed by their doctors of its importance.  read more

New white paper sheds light on reaching the senior consumer

Ryan ChavisA new white paper from Euromonitor International presents key findings on what it takes to reach the senior consumer, covering such topics as marketing beauty products and luxury goods to e-health and home assistance.  read more

Pharmacy can help deliver NHS five-year vision

The new government will need to deliver the NHS Five Year Forward View and pharmacy will have a big part in this.

MopTop debuts retail line

Ryan ChavisHaircare line MopTop on Tuesday introduced its line of products at major retailers, including Target, Whole Foods and H-E-B.  read more

Celgene splashes out on cancer R&D firm

Oncology specialists Celgene have made a $485 million outlay to buy Quanticel Pharmaceuticals, to increase its effort and investment in new cancer drug discovery. Celgene will acquire the San Francisco-based biotech firm through a definitive share purchase agreement, through which Celgene will have full access to Quanticel’s platform for cancer cell genomic analysis and its programs to develop C...

HealthSpot names three healthcare vets to leadership roles

Ryan ChavisHealthcare technology company HealthSpot on Tuesday named three seasoned hires to its senior leadership team, including former National Community Pharmacist Association CEO Bruce Roberts.  read more

Sakigake: New Japanese drug laws will foster global innovation says MHLW

‘Epoch making’ revisions to Japanese drug laws have provided a pathway for development of safer, more innovative drugs according to MHLW director, Haruo Akagawa.

Jenway pH electrode range covers routine to research applications

The extensive range of Jenway pH electrodes includes general purpose, application-specific and advanced performance electrodes, complementing Jenway's versatile portfolio of portable and bench pH meters. In order to provide the ideal electrode for almost any temperature, application, sample type and volume, over thirty different Jenway pH electrodes are available. From life science to environmen...

WHO: Pharmas should give cash not drugs to aid Nepal earthquake relief efforts

Drug companies that want to support aid efforts in Nepal should donate cash rather than medicines according to the World Health Organisation (WHO).

Allergan and Hospira recalls

Hospira has recalled one lot of the anaesthetic Bupivacaine after a customer discovered orange and black particles floating and embedded in a glass vial.

“Application guide for Tecan plate washers offers an easy route to optimized results”

Application guide for Tecan plate washers offers an easy route to optimized results  Tecan’s recently published Application guide for Tecan plate washers puts information at your fingertips, allowing users of its popular HydroSpeed™ and HydroFlex™ instruments to optimize their assays more easily and simply. Whether you are performing ELISAs, vacuum filtration, magnetic bead-...

Separation of oligosaccharides, including protein-linked glycans and glycopeptides

New HALO Glycan HILIC Columns The new HALO Glycan HPLC stationary phase is a high performance material specifically targeted for separations of highly polar oligosaccharides, and particularly protein-linked glycans and glycopeptides, by hydrophilic interactive liquid chromatography (HILIC). The phase has a highly polar ligand containing 5 hydroxyl groups, which is attached to a 2.7micron Fused-Cor...


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