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20:50 EDT 26th July 2017 | BioPortfolio

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

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Wednesday 26th July 2017

Study: Majority of retailers adding AI tools within two years

Deena M. Amato-McCoyEager to improve customer communication, a majority of retailers plan to increase in the use of artificial intelligence moving forward. read more

Merck’s Investigational Doravirine Meets Primary Efficacy Endpoint in Pivotal Phase 3 Trial for Treatment of HIV-1 Infection

KENILWORTH, N.J.–(BUSINESS WIRE)–Merck (NYSE:MRK), known as MSD outside the United States and Canada, today announced the presentation of results from the DRIVE-AHEAD study, the second of two pivotal Phase 3 clinical trials evaluating the efficacy and safety of doravirine, the company’s investigational, non-nucleoside reverse transcriptase inhibitor (NNRTI), for the treatment of HIV-...

Adaptive’s ImmunoSEQ Platform to be Used for Immunosequencing-Based Biomarker Discovery in NCI Trials

SEATTLE–(BUSINESS WIRE)–Adaptive Biotechnologies, a pioneer in combining next-generation sequencing and expert bioinformatics to profile T-cell and B-cell receptors (TCRs and BCRs) of the adaptive immune system, today announced a translational collaboration with the Cancer Therapy Evaluation Program (CTEP) of the National Cancer Institute (NCI), part of the National Institutes of Healt...

Novartis preps production platform for alternative to Lucentis

Novartis has scaled up manufacturing of wet age-related macular degeneration (AMD) monoclonal antibody RTH258 ahead of a potential regulatory submission next year.

CRN announces addition of 11 new companies to membership roster

Michael JohnsenCRN's new member companies include eight voting members and three associate members. read more

Dove Chocolate explores sustainability with actress Minka Kelly in new video series

Michael JohnsenDirected by emerging filmmaker Pamela Romanowsky in partnership with Refinery29, the videos provide consumers with a glimpse into the origins of Dove Chocolate. read more

Pharmavite names new CEO familiar with marketing to moms

Michael JohnsenPharmavite's new CEO has worked on notable brands such as Similac, Pediasure, Pedialyte, Stouffers, Pampers and Beech-Nut. read more

Report: Hy-Vee's new super-sized c-store format greenlit

LAKEVILLE, Minn. — Hy-Vee is planning a super-sized convenience store and gas station here, West Central Tribune reported last week. "What we're trying to do with this concept is meet the needs of those folks who live busy lives," Phil Hoey, the company's real-estate director, told the Lakeville City Council, according to the report. The council gave Hy-Vee the green light ...

Walgreens relocates pharmacy operations support center to Chandler, Ariz.

Michael JohnsenWalgreens will move pharmacy operations from its Tempe facility to the new 60,000 square foot pharmacy operations support center in Chandler, Ariz. read more

Recipharm installs dedicated production line for prostate cancer depot

Recipharm has installed a dedicated production line to make prostate cancer drug Liproca Depot for Swedish pharma firm LIDDS AB.

New drugs now: UK provides funds for smaller drug makers

The UK government has announced £6m ($7.8m) funding for small and medium sized enterprises (SMEs) to speed up access to new medicines.

Unichem outlines manufacturing plan for generic Hyzaar

Unichem Laboratories Limited has confirmed it will make its generic version of Hyzaar for the US market at three plants in India.

GlaxoSmithKline names former Walmart CIO to top tech post

Michael JohnsenAs chief information officer for Walmart, GSK's new chief digital & technology officer led a multi-year effort to transform Walmart in the use of data, analytics and digital engagement with its customers. read more

Elizabeth Arden, Tapout partner on body spray line

David SalazarThe six-product line of body sprays come in a range of scents that range from crisp to spicy and musk. read more

Discount dancers: Pfizer's infliximab matching Merck’s new biosimilar rival

Pfizer cut the US price of Inflectra, its version of Johnson & Johnson's Remicade, just weeks before Merck & Co. launched its infliximab biosimilar, Renflexis.

GSK chief reassured over ‘pragmatic’ Brexit approach

Amongst other announcements at its second quarter statement, GSK’s CEO, Emma Walmsley, gave a hint towards the British-based company’s desires for the Brexit transition. She praised the ‘pragmatic’ approach of ministers, in a probable reference to Jeremy Hunt and Greg Clark’s ‘open letter’ to the Financial Times suggesting that the UK would continue to work closely with the EU over d...

Pixi Beauty launches on YouCam makeup

David SalazarPerfect said that partnering with YouCam Makeup allows for discovery of Pixi Beauty products, allowing consumers to test out its products in real-time and on selfie photos. read more

Sartorius takes €10m hit on media sales due to Lonza's regulatory woes

Supply chain issues stemming from an FDA warning letter at a facility run by its partner Lonza have dampened Sartorius Stedim Biotech’s first half 2017 results.

Lonza sets CHF7.5bn 2022 sales target citing pharma drivers

Lonza Group AG has predicted it will generate annual revenue of CHF7.5bn ($7.9bn) by 2022, citing recent acquisition Capsugel and its new Visp-based Ibex manufacturing service as drivers.

Chromatography Essentials: Limited-Time Offer For Vial Inserts, 50% OFF OEM Price!

Thanks to the invention of vial inserts, valuable limited-volume samples can effortlessly be placed into a full-capacity vial for analysis by maximizing sample retrieval, thereby making the sampling process more efficient. There are two key elements that are necessary to create the ‘gold standard’ of vial inserts. The first is a precision-formed mandrel interior that creates a uniform ...

Fast, uniform and reproducible fluid bed drying

Sherwood Scientific's Model 501 programmable Fluid Bed Dryer provides a convenient lab scale method of rapid moisture reduction/removal at relatively low temperature. Multiple configurations and microprocessor control ensure complete flexibility for a wide range of applications. The Model 501 Fluid Bed Dryer delivers a high air flow rate, breaking up wet samples and ensuring vigorous mixing so tha...

Huber presents a new budget-friendly and economically chiller range

Eco-friendly cooling with OLÉ Chillers New models with OLÉ controller including USB, RS232 and OLED display Environmentally-friendly, economic cooling solution for Laboratory and Industry Chillers provide high efficiency and precise temperature control

Breakthrough gene therapy shows promise in Duchenne muscular dystrophy

New research, led by teams from AFM-Telethon laboratory in Nantes and the University of London, have developed a gene therapy for Duchenne muscular dystrophy (DMD) that has shown significant promise in treating the muscle-wasting disease. read more

Roche antibody becomes first of its kind authorised for blood cancer

NICE has announced its decision to make Roche’s Gazyvaro available via the Cancer Drugs Fund (CDF) in combination with chemotherapy for the treatment of follicular lymphoma. The move opens the treatment up to around 600 UK citizens living with the disease. Specifically, the drug is authorised to be administered with bendamustine followed by obinutuzumab maintenance in those who failed to respo...

Phenom-World Launches Phenom Pro and ProX Generation 5 SEMs at Microscopy & Microanalysis Conference USA

The excellent performance in a wide range of applications offers a serious alternative to floor model SEMs Phenom-World, the leading global supplier of desktop scanning electron microscopes (SEMs), today introduced its 5th generation Phenom Pro and ProX SEMs. The systems’ enhanced imaging performance, 20 percent resolution improvement, larger choice of detectors and new software significantl...


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