Genomic & Biopharma News

Poll: Most Americans unaware GOP plans would make deep funding cuts to Medicaid
Congress is moving fast toward repealing the Affordable Care Act, with an eye on revamping Medicaid, the health insurance program for low-income people. But most Americans say the program — which Republicans call a "broken system" — is working well on the national level and within their states.
News Medical Life Sciences, 2017-06-23 13:14:49

Pelican Newspaper: Gene profiling at Ocean Ridge Biosciences to unlock mysteries of the human body
Identifying the markers for pancreatic cancer may have happened here in a 5,400 square foot facility where scientists routinely practice next generation RNA profiling and biomarker discovery. Please read the PDF for more details
ORB Company News, 2016-11-25 18:55:37

CSL's Haegarda set for Q3 launch as Shire petitions for injunction
Even as it’s tangled in a rare disease patent dispute, CSL Behring has secured FDA approval for Haegarda to prevent HAE attacks in adolescents and adults. Haegarda is the first C1 esterase inhibitor for under the skin attack prevention, a method Shire says violates a patent it received back in April.
Fierce Pharma, 2017-06-23 13:10:09

FiercePharmaAsia—China’s ICH membership, Takeda’s $111M plant, Ipca ban
China’s FDA joined ICH as a regulatory member, Takeda wrapped up construction of new solid dosage plant in Germany, the FDA bans imports of Ipca Lab drugs.
Fierce Pharma, 2017-06-23 13:00:11

Medical City Frisco pediatric urologists break down barriers regarding penile birth defects
One of the most common birth defects in newborn baby boys is never discussed, never seen in the media and rarely mentioned in medical educational material.
News Medical Life Sciences, 2017-06-23 12:58:40

Novel Nanopsis technology quadruples magnification power of regular optical microscope
A British nanotech invention has revolutionized the humble optical microscope by quadrupling its magnification power to a level far beyond what could previously be achieved with visible light.
News Medical Life Sciences, 2017-06-23 12:54:22

Palm Beach Post: ORB Leaves Palm Beach County for New Lab Space
David Willoughby lives in Palm Beach Gardens and, until recently, worked there too. But the owner of Ocean Ridge Biosciences wanted to expand, and he couldn't find suitable space in northern Palm Beach County. Please read the PDF for more details
ORB Company News, 2016-12-02 15:35:33

Pathogen linked to seafood poisoning disarms key host defense system by paralyzing cell's skeleton
The leading cause of acute gastroenteritis linked to eating raw seafood disarms a key host defense system in a novel way: It paralyzes a cell's skeleton, or cytoskeleton.
News Medical Life Sciences, 2017-06-23 12:48:14

Aveo soars as long-beleaguered cancer drug nears approval
Aveo Pharmaceuticals’ troubled tivozanib is on the cusp of winning approval in Europe. Drug assessors in the region gave the thumbs-up to the tyrosine kinase inhibitor in kidney cancer, sending Aveo’s stock on a tear and teeing up its partner to bring the drug to market.
Fierce Biotech, 2017-06-23 12:45:58

OIST researchers create taurine-modified photosensitizer for brain cancer therapy
Photodynamic therapy is often used to treat brain tumors because of its specificity—it can target very small regions containing cancerous cells while sparing the normal cells around it from damage. It works by injecting a drug called a photosensitizer into the bloodstream, where it gathers in cells, and then exposing the drug-filled cells to light.
News Medical Life Sciences, 2017-06-23 12:39:13

Abbott launches CE Marked Alinity hq analyzer for hematology
Abbott announced today that the Alinity hq analyzer for hematology is now CE Marked and available in Europe and other countries that recognize CE Mark.
News Medical Life Sciences, 2017-06-23 11:59:01