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16:23 EDT 30th March 2017 | BioPortfolio

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

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Thursday 30th March 2017

Novartis Gains Priority Review from the FDA for its CAR-T Cell Therapy

Basel, March 29, 2017 – Novartis announced today that the US Food and Drug Administration (FDA) has accepted the company’s Biologics License Application (BLA) filing and granted priority review for CTL019 (tisagenlecleucel-T), an investigational chimeric antigen receptor T cell (CAR-T) therapy, in relapsed and refractory (r/r) pediatric and young adult patients with B-cell acute lympho...

Genmab Discontinues Mid-Stage Non-Hodgkin’s Lymphoma Study

Copenhagen, Denmark; March 30, 2017 — Genmab A/S (Nasdaq Copenhagen: GEN) announced today that its collaboration partner for daratumumab, Janssen Biotech, Inc., has decided not to initiate stage 2 of the Phase II study (CARINA, LYM2001) of daratumumab in three types of relapsed or refractory non-Hodgkin’s lymphoma (NHL).  The study will not proceed to stage …

FDA Grants Priority Review to Amgen’s Blincyto sBLA

THOUSAND OAKS, Calif., March 29, 2017 /PRNewswire/ — Amgen (NASDAQ:AMGN) today announced that the U.S. Food and Drug Administration (FDA) has accepted for priority review the supplemental Biologics License Application (sBLA) for BLINCYTO® (blinatumomab) to include overall survival (OS) data from the Phase 3 TOWER study. The application also includes new data supporting the treatment of ...

Proveca raises £4m led by Catapult Ventures to launch children’s drug Sialanar in Europe and accelerate children’s medicines pipeline

Manchester, UK – 29th March 2017. Proveca, a European paediatric speciality pharmaceutical company, today announced that it has raised £4m to fund the commercial launch of Sialanar™ and the development and commercialisation of its paediatric product portfolio. Sialanar™ is a treatment for chronic pathological drooling in children, launched in the UK by Proveca, to be follow...

Assembling functional proteins on gold-glass surfaces

Orla Protein Technologies’ Industrial CASE student Tim Robson has presented his latest results on the oriented assembly of engineered outer membrane proteins on the surface of immobilised gold nanoparticles. A poster describing this work was received with great interest at last month’s Biophysical Society Annual Meeting in New Orleans.Orla Protein Technologies have developed a method t...

Engineering Ni supply for biotechnology

Durham scientists have helped uncover the pathway for biosynthesis of the yellow, nickel-containing coenzyme F430, essential in microorganisms that convert CO2 to methane, as reported today in Nature (http://www.nature.com/articles/nature21427.epdf?author_access_token=1SB4HW-XsOmN-OQTqcR039RgN0jAjWel9jnR3ZoTv0PgvILK_Q-fbEftdyVBP50ZNVM7OhS_i5wZdjcf0jkCQJ45wBIcOCglrLCXL5pHhT1qm0tugtMnjEt8o6uhZc1S). ...

Lazy Britain REVEALED: One in four adults gets less than 30 minutes exercise a WEEK – Express.co.uk

Express.co.ukLazy Britain REVEALED: One in four adults gets less than 30 minutes exercise a WEEKExpress.co.ukTHE LAZY lifestyle of the nation was highlighted in a new report which revealed that one in four adults gets less than 30 minutes of exercise a week. PUBLISHED: 18:53, Thu, Mar 30, 2017 | UPDATED: 19:00, Thu, Mar 30, 2017. lazy man GETTY. A new report ...Quarter of adults in England 'e...

Amazon pulls plug on parent company of diapers.com, soap.com

David SalazarThe company is shutting down Quidsi, parent company of diapers.com, soap.com and several other shopping sites, which it purchased in 2010, after it failed to turn a profit. read more

Medic suspended for ‘dishonesty’ over Ebola temperature – BBC News

BBC NewsMedic suspended for 'dishonesty' over Ebola temperatureBBC NewsA doctor who mislead other medics about Pauline Cafferkey - a nurse who developed the Ebola virus - has been suspended from practising for a month. Dr Hannah Ryan took Ms Cafferkey's temperature at Heathrow airport on returning from West Africa ...Ebola doctor suspended for lying about nurse Pauline Cafferkey's high temperature...

Supreme Court hands win to retailers

David SalazarThe Supreme Court ruled on Wednesday, March 29, that First Amendment free speech rights should be considered when determining how merchants disclose to their shoppers that credit card swipe fees can drive up the price of merchandise. read more

Colds feel worse to lonely people, study suggests – The Guardian

The GuardianColds feel worse to lonely people, study suggestsThe GuardianAfter weighing the mucus produced in the study, researchers found that although lonelier participants felt worse, they weren't actually physically sicker. Photograph: Tom Merton/Getty Images. Health ...Lonely People Report More Severe Cold Symptoms, Study FindsNPRFeeling lonely may worsen cold symptomsMedical News TodayHousto...

World’s leading marijuana expert says he has never smoked a joint – The Independent

The IndependentWorld's leading marijuana expert says he has never smoked a jointThe IndependentThe professor considered the grandfather of medical marijuana research has spoken of his lifelong fascination with the chemistry of the cannabis plant – and revealed he has never smoked a joint. Raphael Mechoulam, a professor at Hebrew University in ...Georgia Senate passes medical marijuana billAtlant...

FDA approves Lupin’s HIV-1 generic

Brian BerkAbacavir and Lamivudine tablets, 600mg/300mg, are the AB rated generic equivalent of ViiV Healthcare's Epzicom tablets, 600mg/300mg.

New medical devices and equipment presented to investors at Barcelona Medical Association

New medical devices and equipment presented to investors at Barcelona Medical Association

Animatronic pets at retirement homes a sign of how robots will contribute to our lives – Baltimore Sun

Baltimore SunAnimatronic pets at retirement homes a sign of how robots will contribute to our livesBaltimore SunGlen Meadows Retirement Community has a companion cat for its residents. This interactive robotic cat purrs, meows and rolls over to show its belly. (Kim Hairston, Baltimore Sun video). Brittany BrittoContact ReporterThe Baltimore Sun. Mary Thompson ...In pictures: Men and their moggiesB...

Cockroaches found on cutlery, salad and even inside DISHWASHER of filthy restaurant in horrifying inspection – Mirror.co.uk

Mirror.co.ukCockroaches found on cutlery, salad and even inside DISHWASHER of filthy restaurant in horrifying inspectionMirror.co.ukTurkish restaurant owners were fined £12,000 after cockroaches were found on cutlery, salad and inside a dishwasher. Food hygiene bosses noted floors and walls covered in dirt when they inspected Istanblue in Oldham in November last year, the ...The filthy cockro...

Deadly dog disease Alabama Rot hits the West Midlands – how to spot it – Birmingham Mail

Birmingham MailDeadly dog disease Alabama Rot hits the West Midlands - how to spot itBirmingham MailAnd veterinary experts are now calling on pet owners across the West Midlands to take precautions. The case is the 11th spotted across the country in the past few weeks. A total of 78 dogs have been confirmed with the disease in the UK since 2012.Warning to dog owners after Alabama Rot case confirme...

Deadly dog disease Alabama Rot hits the West Midlands – how to spot it – Birmingham Post

Birmingham PostDeadly dog disease Alabama Rot hits the West Midlands - how to spot itBirmingham PostThe deadly dog disease Alabama Rot has spread to the outskirts of the West Midlands. The case was reported near Warwick on Wednesday. And veterinary experts are now calling on pet owners across the West Midlands to take precautions. The case is the ...Warning to dog owners after Alabama Rot case con...

Exposure to electromagnetic fields linked to motor neurone disease – NHS Choices

NHS ChoicesExposure to electromagnetic fields linked to motor neurone diseaseNHS Choices"Workers exposed to electromagnetic fields in their jobs could be at risk of developing motor neurone disease," the Daily Mail reports. A Dutch study found a link between occupational exposure to low-frequency magnetic fields and increased risk of ...Low frequency electromagnetic fields linked to motor neurone ...

Care home ‘good’ after failings at last inspection – Macclesfield Express

Macclesfield ExpressCare home 'good' after failings at last inspectionMacclesfield ExpressA care home has been given a clean bill of health after failings were identified at a previous inspection. An inspection by the Care Quality Commission (CQC) at Rowans Care Centre in Macclesfield in October 2015 found problems including medicines not ...Riverside Care Home in Stapenhill 'requires improvement'...

Oppilotech Secures Funding From CARB-X to Fight Drug Resistant Infections

London, UK and Washington D.C, USA, 30th March 2017 / Sciad Newswire / Oppilotech Ltd, a biopharmaceutical start-up company founded to develop safe, novel, antibacterial therapies to treat bacterial infections, announced today it has been selected for funding by a new public-private partnership, CARB-X – The Combating Antibiotic Resistant Bacteria Biopharmaceutical Accelerator.

Naloxone available without prescription at all CVS Hawkeye State locations

Brian BerkCVS Pharmacy now dispenses naloxone to patients without an individual prescription in 41 states. read more

Upsher-Smith’s two sNDAs for Qudexy XR approved by FDA

Brian BerkDrug is used as prophylaxis of migraine headache in adults and adolescents 12 years of age and older.  read more

Lisa Holst Joins NorthStar Medical Radioisotopes as Vice President of Sales and Marketing

Wednesday, March 22nd 2017 at 7:48pm UTC BELOIT, Wis.–(BUSINESS WIRE)– NorthStar Medical Radioisotopes LLC has hired Lisa Holst as vice president of sales and marketing. Holst has more than 25 years of sales and marketing experience in the pharmaceutical and medical imaging industries, most recently as senior director of marketing at Navidea Biopharmaceuticals. She joins … Cet ar...

BIOQuébec accueille favorablement le budget du Québec 2017-2018

Wednesday, March 29th 2017 at 1:18am UTC LE GOUVERNEMENT SE DONNE LES MOYENS DE SOUTENIR LE DÉVELOPPEMENT DE L’ÉCONOMIE ET LE BIEN ÊTRE DE LA POPULATION DU QUÉBEC PAR LE BIAIS DE L’INNOVATION ET DES SCIENCES DE LA VIE BROMONT, Québec–(BUSINESS WIRE)– BIOQuébec, salue le dévoilement par le Gouvernement du Québec d’un budget 2017-2018 équilibré … Cet article BIOQué...


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