Genomic & Biopharma News

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

Researchers identify possible genetic basis for coronary artery disease
The buildup of plaque in the heart's arteries is an unfortunate part of aging. But by studying the genetic makeup of people who maintain clear arteries into old age, researchers led by UNC's Jonathan Schisler, PhD, have identified a possible genetic basis for coronary artery disease (CAD), as well as potential new opportunities to prevent it.
News Medical Life Sciences, 2017-11-17 14:50:20

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

Endo scores a victory in its first testosterone bellwether case
Endo has been beset by a range of challenges, from generics pricing pressure to opioid lawsuits, but there was some good news this week in a lawsuit alleging wrongdoing in how it marketed its testosterone drug Testim.
Fierce Pharma, 2017-11-17 14:37:14

Express Scripts rolls out smart inhalers in digital health push 
Express Scripts is making smart inhalers available to its members who suffer from asthma or COPD. The move potentially represents a big win for Propeller Health, which now has a chance to provide its sensor-enabled inhaler and companion app to a large population of patients. 
Fierce Biotech, 2017-11-17 14:35:16

J&J notches latest win in long-running talc saga as caseload grows to 5,500
As the number of pending talc cases continues to tick upward, Johnson & Johnson is maintaining its defensive winning streak. On Thursday, jurors in Los Angeles sided with the company against a plaintiff who argued her mesothelioma was the result of talc use and that the product contains cancer-causing asbestos.
Fierce Pharma, 2017-11-17 14:34:40

FDA approves first adjuvant treatment to reduce risk of kidney cancer recurrence
The U.S. Food and Drug Administration today approved Sutent (sunitinib malate) for the adjuvant treatment of adult patients who are at a high risk of kidney cancer (renal cell carcinoma) returning after a kidney has been removed (nephrectomy).
News Medical Life Sciences, 2017-11-17 14:22:57

Pfizer’s Sutent kidney cancer win should give it a boost, at least until I-O treatments arrive
Pfizer’s old dog Sutent has shown it has one more trick to perform as a renal cancer treatment before being passed up by the new breed of immuno-oncology drugs.
Fierce Pharma, 2017-11-17 14:04:24

Brain astrocytes could play key role in pathogenesis of Alzheimer's disease
Astrocytes, the supporting cells of the brain, could play a significant role in the pathogenesis of Alzheimer's disease (AD), according to a new study from the University of Eastern Finland. This is the first time researchers discovered a direct association between astrocytes and AD. Published in Stem Cell Reports, the study investigated the brain cell function of familial AD patients by using stem cell technologies.
News Medical Life Sciences, 2017-11-17 14:03:50

Pentagon will not decide on battlefield drug/device approvals
Controversial plans to allow the Pentagon to approve drugs and medical devices intended for use by soldiers have been set aside in the latest version of a bill approved this week by the House of Representatives.
Fierce Biotech, 2017-11-17 14:00:09

Researchers map first-ever proteome of healthy human heart
A healthy heart beats about two billion times during a lifetime – thanks to the interplay of more than 10,000 proteins. Researchers from the Max Planck Institute of Biochemistry and the German Heart Centre at the Technical University of Munich have now determined which and how many individual proteins are present in each type of cell that occurs in the heart.
News Medical Life Sciences, 2017-11-17 13:52:49