May, 2024

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Reimagining research impact: Introducing Web of Science Research Intelligence

Clarivate

Discover how the Web of Science Research Intelligence platform will revolutionize research evaluation by driving responsible innovation and demonstrating societal impact. At Clarivate , we recognize the pivotal role that research plays in shaping the future. That’s why we’re excited to announce the development of Web of Science Research Intelligence , a next-generation software solution powered by AI that will empower researchers to accelerate breakthroughs and research institutions to better me

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Pfizer moves to settle more than 10,000 Zantac cases in state courts: Bloomberg

Fierce Pharma

Following the lead of French pharmaceutical giant Sanofi, Pfizer has agreed to settle more than 10,000 personal-injury claims from users of heartburn drug Zantac, resolving litigation in several U. | Following the lead of French pharmaceutical giant Sanofi, Pfizer has agreed to settle more than 10,000 personal-injury claims from users of heartburn drug Zantac, resolving litigation in several U.S. state courts, according to Bloomberg.

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Mental Health Inequities Could Cost $1.3 Trillion in 2040. How Can the Industry Prevent This?

MedCity News

Mental health inequities are costing the U.S. $477.5 billion annually. This could rise to $1.3 trillion in 2040 if left unaddressed. The post Mental Health Inequities Could Cost $1.3 Trillion in 2040. How Can the Industry Prevent This? appeared first on MedCity News.

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COVID-19 vaccinations now ‘alarmingly low’ in Europe

pharmaphorum

COVID-19 vaccination rates have fallen precipitously in Europe and should be ramped up this autumn so they are at least in line with influenza vaccine uptake.

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Optimizing Clinical Supply Strategy: Navigating Challenges & Finding Your Ideal Model

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AstraZeneca admits Covid-19 vaccine may cause blood clots in “very rare” cases

Pharmaceutical Technology

AstraZeneca has maintained that while the vaccine may, in “very rare” cases, cause TTS, the casual mechanism for this effect remains unknown.

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As Senate’s gaze lands on patents, a former US PTO chief calls the effort a ‘broad misunderstanding’

PharmaVoice

To lower drug prices, lawmakers are turning to the drug patent system to outlaw some common practices — but a former patent agency director says it’s the wrong way to go.

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Takeda, amid restructuring campaign, plots 641 layoffs at two Massachusetts sites

Fierce Pharma

A recently announced $900 million restructuring drive is already making waves at Takeda, wi | From early July to March 2025, the Japanese drugmaker will cut 495 staffers at its Cambridge location and 146 in Lexington, Massachusetts. Takeda is the largest life sciences employer in the state.

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SmarterDx Rakes In $50M For Its AI That Helps Hospitals Capture More Revenue

MedCity News

SmarterDx — an AI startup that provides clinical review and quality audits for medical claims — closed a $50 million Series B funding round, bringing its total funding to date to $71 million. The post SmarterDx Rakes In $50M For Its AI That Helps Hospitals Capture More Revenue appeared first on MedCity News.

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Data for First-in-Class IV-Administered Gene Therapy to Treat Epilepsy Presented at ASGCT 2024

PharmaTech

The company is presenting preclinical data at the American Society of Gene & Cell Therapy annual meeting that supports the potential of the company’s CAP-002 gene therapy for correcting neurological phenotypes associated with genetic epilepsy due to syntaxin-binding protein 1 (STXBP1) mutations.

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Final report says UK infected blood scandal “should have been avoided”  

Pharmaceutical Technology

Nearly 30,000 people, including children in clinical trials, were infected with hepatitis C and HIV from contaminated blood products in the 1970s and 1980s.

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How Machine Learning Drives Clinical Trial Efficiency

Clinical trial data management is increasingly challenging as studies grow in complexity. Quickly accessing and analyzing study data is vital for assessing trial progress and patient safety. In this paper, we explore real-time data access and analysis for proactive study management. We investigate using adverse event (AE) data to monitor safety and discuss a clinical analytics platform that supports collaboration and data review workflows.

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Can robots break the cell therapy bottleneck?

PharmaVoice

A partnership between the cell therapy delivery specialist Portal Biotechnologies and precision robotics maker Multiply Labs could bring the manufacturing bottleneck under control, the CEOs said.

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Beyond discovery: AI and the future of the Web of Science

Clarivate

Learn about our generative AI-powered Web of Science Research Assistant, which will be available from September 2024. Last year, we announced our collaboration with the research community to bring a new generative-AI-powered capability to the Web of Science — the Web of Science Research Assistant. Since we released the beta to our development partners around the world, we have identified innovative ways to ensure the quality, strength and suitability of generative AI for academic researchers.

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At request of AstraZeneca, Europe suspends marketing authorization of COVID vaccine Vaxzevria

Fierce Pharma

Once hailed as a landmark accomplishment for the speed with which it was developed and a shining example of British innovation, the AstraZeneca coronavirus vaccine has been grounded by the European | Once hailed as a landmark accomplishment and a shining example of British innovation, the AstraZeneca coronavirus vaccine has been grounded by the European Medicines Agency (EMA).

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Healthcare Is a Frontier Not Even Walmart Could Conquer  — And It’s Not Looking Great For Others Either

MedCity News

Walmart’s decision to shutter its healthcare division reflects just how difficult it is to achieve profitability in the primary care and telehealth markets. Experts think retailers simply aren’t prepared to handle the bevy of challenges that come along with delivering healthcare — but could this news also be a sign of the system being broken? The post Healthcare Is a Frontier Not Even Walmart Could Conquer — And It’s Not Looking Great For Others Either appeared first on MedCity News.

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How to Stay Competitive in the Evolving State of Martech

Marketing technology is essential for B2B marketers to stay competitive in a rapidly changing digital landscape — and with 53% of marketers experiencing legacy technology issues and limitations, they’re researching innovations to expand and refine their technology stacks. To help practitioners keep up with the rapidly evolving martech landscape, this special report will discuss: How practitioners are integrating technologies and systems to encourage information-sharing between departments and pr

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Potential best-in-class antibody shows “remarkable efficacy” in atopic dermatitis

European Pharmaceutical Review

New data from a Phase IIa trial in moderate-to-severe atopic dermatitis has demonstrated that a novel monoclonal antibody (mAb) could facilitate dosing every 12 weeks for induction therapy. This is due to a 31-day half-life at anticipated therapeutic dose levels, Inmagene Biopharmaceuticals confirmed. Humanised anti-OX40 IgG1 mAb IMG-007 works via a silenced antibody -dependent cellular cytotoxicity (ADCC) function, Inmagene explained.

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AZ’s Dato-DXd misses survival endpoint in lung cancer trial

pharmaphorum

The overall survival (OS) data has come in from the TROPION-Lung01 study of AstraZeneca and Daiichi Sankyo’s datopotamab deruxtecan (Dato-DXd) in lung cancer – and the result likely isn’t what they were hoping for.

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As AI proliferates in pharma, regulators look to catch up in clinical trials

PharmaVoice

The FDA’s newly launched Center for Clinical Trial Innovation potentially opens the door for more efficient and expanded AI use, but leaves pharmas wanting more guidance.

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The Promise of RFID for Improving Medication Inventory Management

Pharmaceutical Commerce

Radio frequency identification (RFID) not only helps hospitals boost their medication safety standards, as it also allows clinicians to continue to provide quality patient care.

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What the FDA's New Dosage Guidance Means for the Future of Clinical Research

Speaker: Dr. Ben Locwin - Biopharmaceutical Executive & Healthcare Futurist

What will the future hold for clinical research? A recent draft from the FDA provides valuable insight. In "Optimizing the Dosage of Human Prescription Drugs and Biological Products for the Treatment of Oncologic Diseases," the FDA notes that "targeted therapies demonstrate different dose-response relationships compared to cytotoxic chemotherapy, such that doses below the Maximum Tolerated Dose (MTD) may have similar efficacy to the MTD but with fewer toxicities.

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BioNTech, flush with $145M from CEPI, looks to expand mRNA vaccine production in Africa

Fierce Pharma

As various efforts to produce next-generation vaccines in Africa are being carried forward by the likes of the World Health Organization (WHO) and the Bill & Melinda Gates Foundation, BioNTech | Under an expansion of the partners’ existing deal, the Coalition for Epidemic Preparedness Innovations (CEPI) is committing up to $145 million to bolster BioNTech’s efforts to establish vaccine R&D and manufacturing capabilities at the German company’s facility in Kigali, Rwanda.

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Telehealth Is Far From Dead, Says Providence’s Virtual Care Chief

MedCity News

This year has been a messy one for virtual care companies, but that doesn’t mean that telehealth is dead, according to Eve Cunningham, Providence’s chief of virtual care and digital health. In her view, virtual care can definitely still be an important part of the care delivery model — but only if it is embedded into the greater healthcare delivery ecosystem.

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FOCUS ON: Connected TV

PM360

PM360’s Focus On section examines a specific area of the life sciences industry. In this issue, we take a closer look at the evolution of the Smart TV and the increase of streaming services and how they can benefit the pharma industry. From connecting with patients by interactive ads to dabbling into cross-platform integration, here is what our specialists had to say.

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Takeda wagers up to $2.2bn on AC Immune Alzheimer’s shot

pharmaphorum

Takeda has made a strong play for a stake in the Alzheimer’s disease market, paying $100 million upfront for an option on AC Immune’s amyloid-targeting immunotherapy. The option fee could be followed by another up to $2.1 billion in potential milestones if Takeda takes global rights to the programme, currently headed by ACI-24.060 which is in a phase 1b/2 trial with new data due in the next few weeks.

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European Clinical Supply Planning: Balancing Cost, Flexibility and Time

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Why AlphaFold 3 is stirring up so much buzz in pharma

PharmaVoice

The “Nobel Prize-worthy invention” could be worth hundreds of billions commercially — and have a deep impact on drug R&D.

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Leading Through Change: Insights from a Keynote Inspirational Business Speaker

Scott Burrows

As a keynote inspirational speaker, I’ve had the privilege of addressing audiences from various industries and backgrounds, but there’s something uniquely invigorating about speaking at sales and leadership conferences. Recently, I had the opportunity to kick off a sales conference for a broker dealer that had just been acquired by the largest independent broker dealer in the U.S.

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House's updated biosecurity bill sets 2032 decoupling deadline for industry's work with WuXi AppTec

Fierce Pharma

Right after an industry survey suggested that switching away from Chinese CDMOs could take biopharma companies up to eight years, lawmakers have adjusted the BIOSECURE Act. | Right after an industry survey suggested that switching away from Chinese CDMOs could take biopharma companies up to eight years, lawmakers have adjusted the BIOSECURE Act. The new draft lays out a 2032 deadline for the separation mandate.

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It’s Past Time to Prevent Polypharmacy in U.S. Healthcare

MedCity News

The dangers of polypharmacy and its increasingly wide reach across the American population make it imperative that we enhance the accuracy and efficiency of medication reconciliation processes. The post It’s Past Time to Prevent Polypharmacy in U.S. Healthcare appeared first on MedCity News.

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Unlocking Excellence: How Catalent Is Transforming Japan’s Clinical Research

Planning on running clinical trials in Japan? How can you reliably supply these studies? Discover Catalent’s clinical supply packaging facility in Shiga, Japan. Strategically located between Tokyo and Osaka, and one of largest in Japan, this 6,000 square meter facility offers comprehensive services including primary and secondary clinical packaging and labelling, comparator sourcing, cold chain storage, local and global distribution, local language support and white glove service to support stud

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LogiPharma Europe 2024: World Courier President Talks Mitigating Supply Chain Risks

Pharmaceutical Commerce

In an interview with Pharma Commerce Editor Nicholas Saraceno at LogiPharma Europe, Nick Porter, President, World Courier discusses mitigating supply chain risks, the future of artificial intelligence in pharma logistics, and more.

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Sorcero genAI conjures plain language from scientific papers

pharmaphorum

Understanding complex scientific studies is often a challenge for patients as well as healthcare professionals, but one that may become easier thanks to artificial intelligence.

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The top pharmaceutical companies by R&D expenditure

Pharmaceutical Technology

From Merck & Co to Sanofi, Pharmaceutical Technology lists the leading pharmaceutical companies spending the most on R&D in 2023.

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Researchers combine herpes virus with cancer vaccine to treat brain cancer in children

PharmaTimes

High-grade gliomas are rare, malignant tumours which account for up to 12% of all childhood brain tumours

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Roles and Responsibilities of Specialized Clinical Supply Experts

When selecting a clinical supply provider, consideration often focuses upon the manufacturing, packaging, storage and distribution capabilities available that will, at face-value, be sufficient to meet the needs of the sponsor and their trial. However, there are human-based and knowledge-driven factors that are often overlooked that go beyond these basic physical capabilities and are integral to the development and delivery of high performing clinical supply chains.