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06:34 EDT 29th March 2015 | BioPortfolio

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Sunday 29th March 2015

GSK agrees UK deal for meningitis shot after Novartis stand-off

LONDON, March 29 (Reuters) - GlaxoSmithKline has reached a deal with the British government to supply a new meningitis B vaccine, following a lengthy stand-off over price with the product's previous owner Novartis.

Week in Review: ZAI Lab to Develop BMS Liver Cancer Drug in China

ZAI Lab of Shanghai in-licensed China rights to a liver cancer drug candidate from Bristol-Myers Squibb; Concord Medical, a company that operates radiotherapy and imaging centers in China, will pay $40 million to acquire a Singapore hospital from For...

Guinea president declares 45-day Ebola 'emergency' in five regions

Guinean President Alpha Conde has declared a 45-day "health emergency" in five regions of the Ebola-hit nation in a bid to stem the spread of the deadly disease.

Saturday 28th March 2015

What Is the Industry Underestimating About An ADC Supply Chain? – Part 2

In What Is the Industry Underestimating About An ADC Supply Chain? – Part 1, I spoke with industry experts from Seattle Genetics, Lonza, and Marken about the various challenges an ADC supply chain can present, including longer-than-expecte...

What Is The Reason For Uneven Gender Roles In Pharma Leadership?

About a month ago, Sanofi put an end to its several-month-long search for a new CEO by selecting Bayer’s Olivier Brandicourt. The day the company announced this move, I published a blog questioning why it’s so often expected that CEO posi...

Prevention of costly hip fractures should be a priority in UK

(International Osteoporosis Foundation) A new study presented today at the World Congress on Osteoporosis, Osteoarthritis and Musculoskeletal Diseases reveals the high cost of first and subsequent hip fractures to the healthcare system in the UK. Hip...

Guinea president announces new emergency measures in Ebola fight

CONAKRY, March 28 (Reuters) - Guinea's President Alpha Conde announced on Saturday new emergency measures enabling authorities to restrict movements in western Guinea where Ebola transmission continues a year after the epidemic was declared.

UPDATE 1-Police fire tear gas on crowd during Sierra Leone Ebola lockdown

* Sierra Leone has reported nearly 12,000 Ebola cases (Adds quote from resident of Devil Hole, further detail)

Boeing And All Nippon Airways Finalize Order For Three 787-10 Dreamliners

CHICAGO (dpa-AFX) - Boeing (BA) and All Nippon Airways (ANA) finalized an order for three 787-10 Dreamliners, valued at approximately $900 million at list prices.With this order, originally announ...

IBM InfoSphere DataStage erhält Huawei Ready -Zertifizierung für Big-Data-Kompatibilität

Shenzhen, China (ots/PRNewswire) - Huawei gab heute bekannt, dass IBM InfoSphere DataStage den Huawei Ready-Status erhalten hat, nachdem es den Integrations- und Interoperabilitätstest mit Huawei F...

Yahoo! And Microsoft Extend Search-Deal Talks

SUNNYVALE (dpa-AFX) - Yahoo! Inc. (YHOO) and Microsoft Corp. (MSFT) have entered into the Tenth Amendment effective as of March 23, 2015 to the Search and Advertising Services and Sales Agreement,...

Police fire tear gas on crowd during Sierra Leone Ebola lockdown

FREETOWN, March 28 (Reuters) - Police fired tear gas at an angry crowd in Sierra Leone on Saturday after they threw stones at officials during a three-day national lockdown that the government hopes will accelerate the end of the Ebola epidemic, resi...

Minnesota finds third bird flu infection in commercial poultry

CHICAGO (Reuters) - The U.S. Department of Agriculture on Saturday confirmed the third infection of a virulent strain of avian flu in a commercial poultry flock in Minnesota, the nation's top turkey-producing state.

Mood Disorders Hamper Quality of Life in SLE (CME/CE)

(MedPage Today) -- Some mood disorders may respond to systemic lupus erythematosus therapies over time.

Third Minnesota turkey farm hit by bird flu outbreak

An outbreak of a bird flu strain that's deadly to poultry deepened Saturday when state and federal officials confirmed a third Minnesota turkey farm has been infected, this time in one of the state's top poultry producing counties.

Food poisoning sickens hundreds of Cambodian pupils

More than 600 Cambodian villagers, mostly school children, fell ill after eating contaminated food provided to a school during an anti-child labour event, health officials said Saturday.

Dairy farms asked to consider breeding no-horn cows

Food manufacturers and restaurants are taking the dairy industry by the horns on an animal welfare issue that's long bothered activists but is little known to consumers: the painful removal of budding horn tissue from calves so farm workers or other ...

New MRI technique could eliminate biopsies

Chuck Bednar for redOrbit.com - @BednarChuck In research that could one day make it possible to diagnose cancer without the need for a biopsy, researchers at the Johns Hopkins University School of Medicine have developed an MRI method that can detect a specific type of sugar molecule associated with cancerous cells.

Greenpeace-Aktivisten kennzeichnen McDonald's-Filialen in 43 Städten mit Hähnchen-Stinkefinger / Neue Umfrage: Verbraucher gegen Gentechnik und Antibiotika

Hamburg (ots) - Aus Protest gegen Billigfleisch bei McDonald's plakatieren heute Greenpeace-Aktivisten die Fenster von Fast-Food-Filialen in 43 deutschen Städten. Die Plakate zeigen eine Hühnerkral...

Young People At Risk of Second Injury After Knee Surgery

SATURDAY, March 28, 2015 -- One-third of young athletes who have surgery to repair the anterior cruciate ligament (ACL) in the knee suffer another ACL injury later in life, new research finds. "Our study shows that young knees are more prone to...

Progress Reported in Battling Advanced Ovarian Cancer

SATURDAY, March 28, 2015 -- An experimental vaccine and a drug already on the market each may help slow down advanced ovarian cancer, two new studies suggest. In one, of just 31 patients, researchers found that adding the vaccine to standard...

Next-Generation Transcatheter Aortic Valve Replacements Will Drive Rapid Market Growth

The global market value for transcatheter heart valves will expand at an impressive Compound Annual Growth Rate (CAGR) of 19.7%, from almost $881 million in 2013 to around $3.02 billion by 2020, according to research and consulting firm GlobalData. ...

Stiff Shoulder No Reason to Delay Rotator Cuff Surgery: Study

SATURDAY, March 28, 2015 -- It may not be necessary to delay rotator cuff surgery in patients with shoulder stiffness, a new study suggests. Researchers compared 170 people who had rotator cuff surgery with 25 people who underwent a glenohumeral...

Memories May Not Live in Neurons’ Synapses

The finding could mean recollections are more enduring than expected and disrupt plans for PTSD treatments -- Read more on ScientificAmerican.com

FDA Approves Blood Pump System for High-Risk Cardiac Procedures

The U.S. Food and Drug Administration today approved the Impella 2.5 System, a miniature blood pump system intended to help certain patients maintain stable heart function and circulation during certain high-risk percutaneous coronary intervention (H...


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