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Which 15 Biopharma Employers are Leading in Opportunities for Promotion?

Biospace news - Thu, 11/14/2019 - 02:00
For BioSpace’s recent Ideal Employer report, life sciences professionals weighed in on the topic.

UCSF Team Blocks Enzyme That Contributes to the Spread of Breast Cancer

Biospace news - Thu, 11/14/2019 - 02:00
A research team may have discovered a means to prevent breast cancer from spreading to other parts of the body through the blocking of a single enzyme.

CDC Superbug Report: Pushing Back on a Losing Battle

Biospace news - Thu, 11/14/2019 - 02:00
The agency found that more than 2.8 million antibiotic-resistant infections occurred in the U.S. each year, killing more than 35,000 people.

BioSpace Global Roundup, Nov. 14

Biospace news - Thu, 11/14/2019 - 02:00
Companies from across the globe provide updates on their business and pipelines.

Merck's Ervebo is the World's First Approved Ebola Vaccine

Biospace news - Thu, 11/14/2019 - 02:00
The European Commission approved the world’s first Ebola vaccine. The vaccine is manufactured by Merck and has a trade name of Ervebo.

Mylan Manufacturing Site Flagged for Poor Controls Over Valsartan Production

Biospace news - Thu, 11/14/2019 - 02:00
The letter outlines multiple failures, including failure to have adequate written procedures for the receipt, identification and handling of raw materials and failure to adequately clean equipment and utensils.

What to Do If You’re Having Trouble Getting Along with Your Boss

Biospace news - Thu, 11/14/2019 - 02:00
Unfortunately, you’re not going to get along with everyone. But when you figure out how to communicate and both know what to expect, it goes a long way in smoothing out what could be a rocky ride.

Biotech In-Demand Jobs: Computer and Information Research Scientists

Biospace news - Thu, 11/14/2019 - 02:00
In the last article on our series of common biopharma careers, we take a close look at what it takes to become a successful computer and information research scientist.

FDA Adcom Votes Against Lilly-Boehringer Ingelheim’s Jardiance in Type 1 Diabetes

Biospace news - Thu, 11/14/2019 - 02:00
The advisory committee voted 14 to 2 that the benefits of the drug did not outweigh the risks to support approval. The FDA is not obligated to follow the recommendation, but typically do.

Merz to create three independent, customer-focused healthcare businesses to drive growth

World Pharma News - Wed, 11/13/2019 - 13:00
Merz, a global, diversified healthcare company, has announced plans for a new business structure that will enable the company to better address customer and patient needs, shorten innovation cycles and capitalize on new market opportunities.

Mylan and Pfizer announce Viatris as the new company name in the planned Mylan-Upjohn combination

World Pharma News - Wed, 11/13/2019 - 11:00
HERTFORDSHIRE, England & PITTSBURGH & Mylan N.V. (NASDAQ: MYL) and Pfizer Inc. (NYSE: PFE) announced that the name of the new company to be formed by the planned combination of Mylan and Upjohn, a division of Pfizer, will be Viatris (pronounced 'viǝ-trīs).

Kiadis to Restructure Months After Acquiring CytoSen Therapeutics

Biospace news - Wed, 11/13/2019 - 02:00
The company will discontinue development of its lead T-cell asset, ATIR101, halt its ongoing Phase III trial and lay off half its staff.

Merck Snaps Up Preclinical Neurodegenerative Asset in $576 Million Buy

Biospace news - Wed, 11/13/2019 - 02:00
Merck plunked down $576 million to acquire San Diego-based Calporta to gain access to preclinical TRPML1 agonists that are seen as potential treatments for neurodegenerative disorders such as Alzheimer’s or Parkinson’s.

Amgen Exits Neuroscience R&D, Plans to Cut 149 Jobs in Boston Area

Biospace news - Wed, 11/13/2019 - 02:00
Unfortunately, this makes Amgen yet another major biopharma company to exit or slim down work on neurological diseases. Others include Pfizer, Bristol-Myers Squibb, GlaxoSmithKline and AstraZeneca.

Tracking and Delivering Targeted Cancer Therapeutics with Microbubbles and Sound Waves

Biospace news - Wed, 11/13/2019 - 02:00
Biomedical engineers at the University of Southern California developed a method using ultrasound to control and track drug release.

GSK's Nucala Hits the Mark in Phase III HES Trial, Setting Up Potential Approval

Biospace news - Wed, 11/13/2019 - 02:00
HES is a rare group of inflammatory disorders that affects approximately 20,000 people around the world.

Weill Neurohub Will Promote Cross-Institutional Collaboration in Brain Trauma and Neurodegenerati...

Biospace news - Wed, 11/13/2019 - 02:00
The Weill Family Foundation, University of California, Berkeley, University of California, San Francisco and the University of Washington launched the Weill Neurohub with a $106 million gift.

What Does an Employer Really Mean When Asking "Why Should We Hire You?"

Biospace news - Wed, 11/13/2019 - 02:00
“Why should we hire you?” is a question frequently asked in job interviews, but what’s really behind the question, and how should you respond to it?

Is DNA the Data Storage of the Future?

Biospace news - Wed, 11/13/2019 - 02:00
DNA is structurally suited to storing information for extended periods of time, given its half-life of 521 years.

3 Tips for Successfully Managing Your Time Better at Work

Biospace news - Wed, 11/13/2019 - 02:00
Of the 40+ hours you spend at your desk or in your office each week, how many are actually spent being productive?