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Research Roundup: New Insight into Zombie Cells - a Culprit in Aging

Biospace news - Fri, 07/15/2022 - 02:00
Key findings identify the mechanism behind how senescent cells become zombified, migraine drugs could combat obesity and new AI may identify vaccine hesitancy.

How to Help Patients Overcome Barriers to Treatment

Biospace news - Fri, 07/15/2022 - 02:00
Discover the biggest barriers patients face when seeking healthcare treatment, and find out what physicians can do to help patients overcome these barriers and improve patient engagement.

First Patient Dosed in CAN108 (Maralixibat) EMBARK Phase 2 Study in Biliary Atresia in China CANbridge Pharmaceuticals Inc. (HKEX:1228), announced that the first patient has been dosed in the Phase 2 EMBARK study of CAN108 (maralixibat) in biliary atresia

Biospace news - Fri, 07/15/2022 - 02:00
Founded by George Church, known by many as the Father of Genomics, Manifold Bio launched with a $40 million Series A financing round to advance its "protein barcoding" platform.

Global Roundup: Kyowa Kirin Drops Parkinson's Candidate Despite Promising Phase II Data

Biospace news - Fri, 07/15/2022 - 02:00
Kyowa Kirin announced it is dropping its Parkinson’s disease candidate, KW-6356, a follow-up to Nourianz, despite promising Phase II data that showed the drug is "potentially effective."

SPONSORED: Taking the Headache out of Unpredictable Production Requirements with Scalable Solutions

Biospace news - Fri, 07/15/2022 - 02:00
Discover how Eppendorf OEM worked with the market leader in laboratory automation to develop a win-win business model and 25-year partnership.

Lilly will supply an additional 150,000 doses of bebtelovimab to U.S. government

World Pharma News - Thu, 07/14/2022 - 10:00
Eli Lilly and Company (NYSE: LLY) announced a modified purchase agreement with the U.S. government to supply an additional 150,000 doses of bebtelovimab for approximately $275 million. The existing U.S. government supply of bebtelovimab, including the new purchase, is expected to meet present demand through late August 2022.

Cyrus Arman to Captain CytoDyn, Leronlimab, through Troubled Waters

Biospace news - Thu, 07/14/2022 - 02:00
CytoDyn Inc. has tapped Cyrus Arman as its new president and he is expected to take over the reins of the company as chief executive officer and be added to the board of directors within six months.

Novartis/BeiGene Alliance Making an Impact in Esophageal Cancer

Biospace news - Thu, 07/14/2022 - 02:00
At the end of June, Novartis announced the latest data readouts in a long string of successes for tislelizumab. BioSpace spoke with Ken Kato, an investigator on the most recent RATIONALE 306 trial.

Light at the End of Long Road as FDA Greenlights Novavax Vaccine - UPDATED

Biospace news - Thu, 07/14/2022 - 02:00
The FDA granted Novavax’s COVID-19 vaccine Emergency Use Authorization after a lengthy and obstacle-riddled journey. It is authorized as a two-dose primary series for adults 18 years and older.

Regeneron, Sanofi Look to Extend Dupixent into Young Kids with Eosinophilic Esophagitis

Biospace news - Thu, 07/14/2022 - 02:00
Regeneron Pharmaceuticals and Sanofi announced positive results from a Phase III trial of Dupixent (dupilumab) in kids ages one to 11 years with eosinophilic esophagitis (EoE).

Theravance Finds Creative Solution to Recent Woes with $1.31B Royalty Payday

Biospace news - Thu, 07/14/2022 - 02:00
Under the terms of the deal, Theravance and Innoviva are surrendering 85% and 15% of their stakes in Trelegy in exchange for $1.1 billion and $282 million from Royalty, respectively.

FDA Indefinitely Delays BeiGene/Novartis anti-PD-1 Esophageal Cancer Drug

Biospace news - Thu, 07/14/2022 - 02:00
Beigene and Novartis announced the FDA has deferred action on the BLA for tislelizumab until inspections of facilities in China can be completed.

Employee Retention: How to Get Staff to Stick Around

Biospace news - Thu, 07/14/2022 - 02:00
Most employers are well aware of the devastating effects the pandemic has had on employee retention. Read on to find out how long you can expect your staff to stay and how to keep them.

Following Breast Cancer Fail, CytomX Slashes Workforce by 40% - UPDATED

Biospace news - Thu, 07/14/2022 - 02:00
​​​​​​​CytomX Therapeutics is shifting its focus to preclinical and early clinical studies, emphasizing alliances and slashing its workforce by about 40% to extend cash flow to 2025.

The fourth COVID-19 vaccine reduces the risk of death by 72% amongst the elderly

World Pharma News - Wed, 07/13/2022 - 10:00
A new study by Tel Aviv University and Ben Gurion University of the Negev, in collaboration with the Israeli Ministry of Health, has found that the fourth COVID-19 vaccine is effective in protecting the elderly population in long-term care facilities from the Omicron variant. The groundbreaking study included approximately 40,000 elderly Israelis living in institutions supervised by the

Lack of Sufficient Data Sinks Atara in Mid-Phase MS Study

Biospace news - Wed, 07/13/2022 - 02:00
Atara announced that it has completed an interim analysis of its Phase II EMBOLD trial for the use of its candidate ATA188 in patients with progressive multiple sclerosis.

Can AAV Gene Therapy Transcend Challenges in the Huntington's Space?

Biospace news - Wed, 07/13/2022 - 02:00
uniQure gave a 12-month update on AMT-130, the first-ever AAV gene therapy for HD to enter clinical trials. BioSpace spoke with the company's president of R&D, Dr. Ricardo Dolmetsch.

Will Biotech Unicorns Soon Be on The Endangered Species List?

Biospace news - Wed, 07/13/2022 - 02:00
The pace of unicorn creation – which is still quite fast – is slowing as economists predict a coming recession. BioSpace sought out the perspective of four experts.

NYU Surgeons Successfully Implant Two Pig Hearts into Brain-Dead Patients

Biospace news - Wed, 07/13/2022 - 02:00
Physicians at New York University have successfully implanted pig hearts into the bodies of patients that were living but no longer showed neural function, a process called xenotransplantation.

Amazon Forays into Life Sciences with Fred-Hutch Partnered Cancer Vaccine

Biospace news - Wed, 07/13/2022 - 02:00
In what seems like an unlikely collaboration, Seattle-based Fred Hutchinson Cancer Center (Fred Hutch) is partnering with Amazon to develop cancer vaccines.