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15:23 EDT 31st October 2014 | BioPortfolio

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

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Friday 31st October 2014

NICE recommends new indication for troubled Pradaxa

NICE has recommended Boehringer Ingelheim’s controversial anti-blood clotting drug Pradaxa for treating and preventing potentially-fatal blood clots in the legs and lungs. Pradaxa (dabigatran) works as a blood thinner and is currently approved by NICE for the prevention of strokes and systemic embolism in patients with irregular heart rhythm (atrial fibrillation) – although the watchdog initia...

Improved labelling sought for biosimilar acceptance

The terms of approval for every biosimilar and its reference product must be made clearer, argue the European Biopharmaceutical Enterprises (EBE) [1]. The development of biosimilar regulatory pathways worldwide has been led by the European Medicines ...

Patients satisfied with generics

A report by health information resource, Iodine, has found that patients have a similar level of satisfaction with generics compared to brand-name drugs.

Biosimilars of pegfilgrastim

Pegfilgrastim is a PEGylated form of the recombinant human granulocyte colony-stimulating factor (G-CSF) analogue filgrastim. It serves to stimulate the level of white blood cells (neutrophils) [1]. Pegfilgrastim treatment can be used to stimulate bo...

Mylan latest to recall blood pressure generic

US generics giant Mylan has become the latest in a line of generics companies that have faced recalls of the blood pressure medication metoprolol.

LG Life Sciences and Mochida make deal for adalimumab biosimilar

South Korea-based LG Life Sciences and Japan-based Mochida Pharmaceutical (Mochida) announced on 15 October 2014 that they had signed a deal to co-develop and commercialize an adalimumab biosimilar for the Japanese market.

Study results show safety of switching to biosimilar infliximab

US-based Epirus Biopharmaceuticals (Epirus) announced on 23 September 2014 positive week 58 follow-up data from its global phase III study for its biosimilar infliximab (BOW015). Results of the open label phase, which was carried out in rheumatoid ar...

Endo accused of Opana pay-for-delay

Specialty drugmaker Endo Health Solutions (Endo) has been accused of paying Impax Laboratories (Impax) more than US$112 million to keep their generic version of its powerful painkiller, Opana ER (oxymorphone), off the market from June 2010 to January...

Supernus sues Actavis over generic Trokendi XR

US-based central nervous system specialist Supernus Pharmaceuticals (Supernus) announced on 2 Oct 2014 that it had sued generics maker Actavis for infringement of three patents covering its antiepileptic drug Trokendi XR (extended release topiramate)...

Watson-Marlow offers Small Batch Filling and Plugging System Complete with Automatic Check Weighing and 12" HMI

Compact Flexicon FPC50W filling machine offers accuracy, flexibility and efficiency Watson-Marlow offers its Flexicon FPC50W, an operator-friendly, fully-automated filling, plugging and capping system that offers accuracy, flexibility for aseptic filling in clinical trials and scale-up applications.  The new FPC50W is equipped with a Wipotec weighing cell, which measures the weight of each in...

BMS lung cancer drug scores in Phase II

Bristol-Myers Squibb is still in the hunt to gain significant market share in the PD-1 therapeutic vaccine race after releasing positive mid-stage data for its new drug Opdivo. The treatment, which is already approved in Japan for melanoma, saw 41% of lung cancer patients still alive after one year’s treatment with the medicine. read more

Blackbird in a UK Garden Wins Photographer of the Year Award

The Society of Biology Photographer and Young Photographer of the Year were announced this evening (14th October) at the King’s Fund in London, as part of Biology Week. Photographer of the Year: Billy Clapham, for ‘The Suburban Mum’: Billy, 19, has won £1000 for his image of a blackbird in his Lincolnshire back garden. (attached) Young Photographer of the Year: Nagarjun Ram...

Biognosys’ Spectronaut™ Software now Supports Thermo Scientific Proteome Discoverer Platform

Proteome Discoverer™ users can generate spectral libraries with Spectronaut™ software Biognosys AG, a Swiss Proteomics Company, announced today the new release of its Spectronaut™ software for analysis of Hyper Reaction Monitoring (HRM) data that will now support spectral library generation from the Thermo Scientific™ Proteome Discoverer™ platform. From August 2013 Sp...

Biomedical Big Data Company GENALICE Releases the First All-In-One DNA Data Processing Solution with True Population Power at ASHG 2014

Today, Dutch biomedical big data company GENALICE officially launched its all-in-one appliance for Next-Gen Sequencing (NGS) data processing, the GENALICE VAULT, at the annual conference of the American Society of Human Genetics. The VAULT is designed to optimally serve genomics teams to perform large-scale DNA studies, including population calling.  GENALICE MAP offers processing speed incr...

Walkaway automation for Vitamin D analysis by mass spec

Improved workflow using automated sample preparation for analysis of Vitamin D levels by Mass Spectrometry. Beckman Coulter's Biomek NXp Workstation allows for reduced technician time and an improved workflow using automated sample preparation for analysis of Vitamin D levels by Mass Spectrometry. With already developed methods and applications support, you can track sample information from prepar...

Toxicity Test Technology Hits the Market

University of Leicester develops technique for high throughput screening of substances that could cause DNA damage. New technology launches to the market It allows for testing of drugs and cosmetics that could pose a risk to human health Damage to DNA is assessed by technique It provides a way of reducing reliance on animal testing Leicester technique in association with Cleaver Scientific Ltd pr...

More cancer patients surviving for longer

Cancer survival rates in England are continuing to improve, though many cancers still have an ‘extremely poor’ prognosis, according to a new report. Conducted by the Office for National Statistics, the research looked at 24 common cancers and found that for the majority of them the trend of increasing survival continued for patients diagnosed between 2008 and 2012. Nick Ormiston-Smith, head of...

Thursday 30th October 2014

Campaign to reduce firearm suicide wins support among NH firearm retailers

For immediate release: October 30, 2014 Boston, MA — Nearly half (48%) of firearm retailers in New Hampshire displayed materials from a firearm suicide…

Microsoft enters into wearables market

Microsoft has launched a new wearable heath tracking device as it looks to battle with Apple and Samsung in an undeveloped but potentially lucrative market. The device that can connect to new smartphones is known simply as ‘Microsoft Band’ and can operate for two days on a single charge. It has 10 sensors that can track heart rate, calories, stress and even a person’s sun exposure. It costs ...

Low Cost Temperature Control for Laboratories

Heating and cooling circulators for temperature applications from -30 °C to +200 °C Huber has replaced the MPC circulators with improved models. The units have a redesigned front and are equipped with an RS232 interface as a standard feature. The improved temperature indication of the MPC models provides a continuous resolution of 0.1 °C over the entire temperature range. The Huber ser...

Biological Sample Concentrator for High Throughput Labs

The miVac Quattro from Genevac is the perfect workhorse sample concentrator for biological laboratories tasked with handling larger numbers of samples. The miVac Quattro centrifugal vacuum concentrator rapidly removes a wide range of solvents, from volatile organic solvents through to DMF, including water, making it the ideal system for concentrating precious samples in applications including olig...

Troubleshooting Guide Improves Gas Chromatography Performance

Thermo Fisher Scientific has developed a user-friendly tool that provides technical assistance for gas chromatography (GC) methods and applications. Designed with the expert advice of columnist John Hinshaw, the GC Troubleshooting Guide provides a step-by-step process to easily diagnosis common symptoms. The guide combats difficulties laboratory professionals can encounter...

New Gamma H2AX Pharmacodynamic Assay Kit

AMSBIO announces the first commercially available gamma H2AX Pharmacodynamic assay kit for the study of double strand DNA breaks through the detection of gamma H2AX - a phosphorylated histone historically proven as a highly specific and sensitive molecular marker for double strand DNA damage detection. This new assay has been developed for anti-cancer drug screening, basic research and upcoming cl...

Wednesday 29th October 2014

Stanford researchers note that new molecular imaging technology could improve bladder-cancer detection

Researchers have developed a new imaging method that targets a protein known as CD47 in human bladder cancer.

MD Anderson researchers find that oxygen-deprived RNA molecules lead to tumor progression

New research at MD Anderson Cancer Center has unearthed a previously unknown phenomenon: Key regulatory molecules are decreased when deprived of oxygen which leads to increased cancer progression.


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