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22:04 EDT 18th October 2017 | BioPortfolio

Consumers aiming to improve pet health

Mark HamstraFrom food and treats to toys and grooming products, consumers are seeking items for their pets that offer the same healthy attributes as the products they buy for themselves. read more

E-cigarettes, tobacco-free products offer smokers alternatives

Seth MendelsonSome industry figures estimate that nearly 4 million Americans are daily e-cigarette users, and that figure could double within five years. read more

Specialty drugs up share of per-capita spend as sales growth slows

David SalazarAs specialty growth looks set to plateau, the drug class continues to see its share of per-capita spending increase, with a decline in spending on traditional medicines creating space for...

Male consumers exhibit passion for facial hair grooming, maintenance

The artistry of maintaining beards and other facial hair has nudged up sales of such products as traditional safety razors, shave oils and even electric shaving tools. read more

Natural beauty in sync with healthier lifestyle trend

Natural beauty now accounts for 12% of the total cosmetics and toiletries market in the United States — here’s how retailers and suppliers are capitalizing on the upward trend in demand fo...

TECHSPACE ONE - Sci-Tech Daresbury’s newest addition to the family

Sci-Tech Daresbury completed its latest development, TECHSPACE ONE in January 2017, on the back of a hugely successful 2016 with 34 technology companies locating onto the site.TECHSPACE ONE is a 3-sto...

Rite Aid names EVP operations from Northeast and Midwest division

Michael JohnsenPrior to joining Rite Aid, Derek Griffith held various store operations roles with increasing responsibility at Target and Home Depot. read more

CVS Health to support Anthem’s newly launched IngenioRx PBM

David SalazarThe companies inked a five-year agreement that will see CVS Health’s Caremark PBM managing such services as claims processing and prescription fulfillment services for IngenioRx. re...

Supervalu expands wholesale reach through Associated Grocers of Florida acquisition

Michael JohnsenSupervalu on Wednesday also reported second quarter fiscal 2018 consolidated net sales of $3.8 billion, an increase of $995 million or 35%. read more

Walmart exec encourages the industry to seek the bigger picture

Dan MackWalmart VP and DMM, personal care, told attendees of a recent Mack Elevation thought leadership conference that industry executives must align with Walmart’s philosophies and be rea...

Rite Aid unveils latest Medicare plan selection tool for open enrollment period

Michael JohnsenRite Aid pharmacies nationwide are providing senior customers with free resources to help select the right prescription drug plan or update their existing coverage for 2018. read more

Jeremy Hunt: We must do better on NHS waiting times – BBC News

BBC NewsJeremy Hunt: We must do better on NHS waiting timesBBC NewsHealth Secretary Jeremy Hunt has admitted the health service in England must improve its record on waiting times after a BBC analysis...

Q&A: Anda’s Chip Phillips talks company’s 25-year growth

Drug Store News spoke with Anda president Chip Phillips about how the company and industry has changed as it marks its 25th anniversary. read more

Walgreens expands retail pharmacy, omnichannel technology teams

Michael JohnsenWalgreens is currently building out its space in the Sullivan Center to host the new center of excellence, which will host much of the company’s retail pharmacy technology team al...

19 Have Died From Massive Outbreak of Hepatitis A in San Diego – Slate Magazine (blog)

Slate Magazine (blog)19 Have Died From Massive Outbreak of Hepatitis A in San DiegoSlate Magazine (blog)Nineteen people have died in an outbreak of more than 500 cases of hepatitis A in San Diego, acc...

The Emerson Group names new president

Michael JohnsenThe Emerson Group's Ed Morgan has been with the company since 2005, coming out of the supplier community where he called on Walmart for Bayer and Novartis, among other OTC vendors. ...

Hertfordshire NHS breath tests for smokers before surgery – BBC News

BBC NewsHertfordshire NHS breath tests for smokers before surgeryBBC NewsSmokers will be breath-tested before they are considered for non-urgent surgery, two clinical commissioning groups (CCGs) have ...

Teva introduces Testim generic

David SalazarThe product is indicated for testosterone replacement therapy in adult males for conditions associated with the deficiency or absence of endogenous testosterone. 

Parents getting tipsy in front of kids can harm their well-being – Evening Standard

Evening StandardParents getting tipsy in front of kids can harm their well-beingEvening StandardParents drinking in moderation can leave children feeling embarrassed, worried or unrestful, new researc...

Region’s NHS trusts among the best in country for meeting key patient wait targets – The Northern Echo

The Northern EchoRegion's NHS trusts among the best in country for meeting key patient wait targetsThe Northern EchoHOSPITAL trusts across the region are some of the best performing in the country for...

Elderly patient could be put at risk by pressure to empty NHS beds, warns social care chief inspector – Telegraph.co.uk

Telegraph.co.ukElderly patient could be put at risk by pressure to empty NHS beds, warns social care chief inspectorTelegraph.co.ukPressures on hospitals to empty thousands of beds ahead of winter cou...

Symmetrical Eyes Indicate Dyslexia – The Scientist

The ScientistSymmetrical Eyes Indicate DyslexiaThe ScientistPeople who read normally tend to have one dominant eye while people with dyslexia do not, research shows. By Ruth Williams | October 18...

NHS Tracker: Five things we’ve learned – BBC News

BBC NewsNHS Tracker: Five things we've learnedBBC NewsThis week saw the BBC launch its NHS Tracker project. The online search allows users to find out how their local services perform against the thre...

Women ‘deserve apology’ over vaginal mesh implants – BBC News

BBC NewsWomen 'deserve apology' over vaginal mesh implantsBBC NewsWomen left in permanent pain and unable to walk, work or have sex because of vaginal mesh implants deserve an apology, a senior MP has...

No charges to be brought against cheesemaker over girl’s E coli death – The Guardian

The GuardianNo charges to be brought against cheesemaker over girl's E coli deathThe GuardianNo criminal charges are to be brought against the Scottish cheesemaker implicated in an E coli outbreak tha...

FDA Grants Priority Review to AstraZeneca and Merck’s Lynparza in Metastatic Breast Cancer

WILMINGTON, Del.–(BUSINESS WIRE)–AstraZeneca and Merck & Co., Inc., (Merck: known as MSD outside the US and Canada) today announced that the US Food and Drug Administration (FDA) has a...

AbbVie and Harpoon Therapeutics Enter Immuno-Oncology Research Collaboration

NORTH CHICAGO, Ill. and SOUTH SAN FRANCISCO, Calif., Oct. 18, 2017 /PRNewswire/ — AbbVie (NYSE: ABBV), a global biopharmaceutical company, and Harpoon Therapeutics, a biotechnology company devel...

Merck’s Keytruda More than Doubled Overall Survival Compared to Chemo in Phase 3 Lung Cancer Study

KENILWORTH, N.J.–(BUSINESS WIRE)–Merck (NYSE: MRK), known as MSD outside the United States and Canada, today announced the presentation of updated overall survival (OS) findings, a seconda...

Norman Sharpless sworn in as director of the National Cancer Institute

Succeeds Harold Varmus, M.D., who stepped down in March 2015.

Ipsen and Exelixis’ Cabozantinib Meets Primary Endpoint in Phase 3 Hepatocellular Carcinoma Trial

PARIS–(BUSINESS WIRE)–Regulatory News: Ipsen (Euronext: IPN; ADR: IPSEY) and its partner Exelixis (NASDAQ: EXEL) today announced that its global phase 3 CELESTIAL trial met its primary end...

Lilly and CureVac Enter Global Collaboration to Develop mRNA Cancer Vaccines

INDIANAPOLIS and TÜBINGEN, Germany, Oct. 18, 2017 /PRNewswire/ — Eli Lilly and Company (NYSE: LLY) and CureVac AG have announced a global immuno-oncology collaboration focused on the de...

FDA Grants Priority Review for AstraZeneca’s sBLA for Imfinzi in Advanced Non-Small Cell Lung Cancer

WILMINGTON, Del.–(BUSINESS WIRE)–AstraZeneca and MedImmune, its global biologics research and development arm, today announced that the US Food and Drug Administration (FDA) has accepted a...

GSK taps Plasticell's stem cell differentiation tech

GSK will look to optimise its induced pluripotent stem cell (iPSC) differentiation processes through collaboration with high throughput tech firm Plasticell.

GSK taps Plasticell's iPSC differentiation tech

GSK will look to optimise its induced pluripotent stem cell (iPSC) differentiation processes through collaboration with high throughput tech firm Plasticell.

Hamilton BiOS® Automated Storage System to be Installed at Harvard T.H. Chan School of Public Health

Will store 3.5 million biospecimens, including over 150,000 aliquots from 25,000 participants, as part of the Biobank for Microbiome Research in Massachusetts joint collaboration Hamilton St...

Insights and Innovations Theatre Offers Packed Schedule at Lab Innovations 2017

Lab Innovations – the UK’s only dedicated showcase for laboratory, analytical and biotech equipment – returns to the NEC, Birmingham, for its sixth consecutive year on the 1st and 2n...

Suspected cases from Seychelles test negative for plague

Suspected cases from Seychelles test negative for plague

'Luxturna' recommendation good for all AAV based gene therapies says advocacy group

The US approval recommendation for Spark Therapeuticsâ blindness gene therapy voretigene neparvovec is also an endorsement of AAV delivery technologies according to the Alliance for Regenerative Medi...

Dödligheten i hjärtinfarkt halverad – men ojämlikheten ökar

Forskningsframsteg och livsstilsförbättringar bakom glädjande siffror om hjärtsjukdom.

TeselaGen: Building the Information Technology Backbone for Synthetic Biology

The post TeselaGen: Building the Information Technology Backbone for Synthetic Biology appeared first on SynBioBeta.

First-ever study in the personalised treatment of rare cancers brings promising results

The first-ever trial to treat patients for rare cancers in a personalised manner based on the characteristics of their individual disease has wrought promising results, it has emerged. The approach em...

Ola Winqvist tar över

ISR immune system regulation låter Ola Winqvist ta över som vd.

Läkemedel kommer i andra hand

I Läkemedelsverkets nya rekommendationer för behandling av typ 2-diabetes framhålls livsstilsförändringar före läkemedel.

Improve Your Sample Lyophilisation

Genevac announces that state-of-the-art condenser technology enables its HT Series 3 evaporator, using FastLyo™ methodology, to set a new benchmark for fast and efficient sam...

Lonza Introduces the New CytoSMART™ 2 System for Live Cell Imaging

Lonza has introduced the CytoSMART™ 2 System, an updated version of Lonza’s popular CytoSMART™ System for live cell imaging. The CytoSMART™ 2 Device features an advanced optica...

Breakthrough AI able to identify 97% of breast cancer risk

  Scientists at MIT’s Computer Science and Artificial Intelligence Laboratory have developed a machine learning AI system that is able diagnose patients with breast cancer 97% of the time. At p...

Novartis sheds generics plant and 450 jobs amid pricing pressure

Novartis has announced its intention to shut down its US generics manufacturing plant in Broomfield, Colorado, a move that will lead to a loss of 450 jobs over a two-year period. According to the comp...

Little impact on pharma biz, says hurricane hit J&J

Back-up generators and secondary manufacturing sites limited the supply and financial impact of Hurricane Maria across J&Jâs Puerto Rican pharma facilities, the firm says.

New studies point to cracks forming in NHS services

Two studies published separately by the BBC and the Care Quality Commission (CQC) point to growing problems across NHS services in the UK. The BBC’s report found that performances across the UK are...

Ex-Hurricane Ophelia & Ireland-based manufacturing: Pfizer, Roche & Takeda update

Storm Ophelia hit the Green Isle this week, forcing the closure of schools, public institutions, and a number of drug manufacturing sites across the country.

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