Friday, October 30, 2020

FDA approves Roche, PTC drug for spinal muscular atrophy

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The Food and Drug Administration has approved the latest entrant into the market for drugs to treat spinal muscular atrophy. South Plainfield, New Jersey-based PTC Therapeutics said Friday that the FDA had approved Evrysdi (risdiplam) as the first orally administered drug for SMA for use at home by children and adults aged 2 months...

15 Covid-19 forecasts healthcare leaders must get right

The annual healthcare budgeting process begins with forecasting future patient volumes, case mix, and revenue. The model baseline is the current year metrics combined with a track record of many years of forecasting. The stakes are high, as preparing for a five percent growth and only realizing two percent increase can results in...

INVEST Pitch Perfect winner spotlight: Atentiv’s digital therapeutic for ADHD isn’t just fun and games

A screenshot shows one of the levels of Skylar’s Run, a digital therapeutic developed by Atentiv to improve attention in kids with ADHD. In one level of Skylar’s Run, players control a character moving through a jungle on a distant planet, collecting blue crystals along the way. There’s a twist: The game isn’t controlled by...

Guardant scores FDA approval for liquid biopsy test

The Food and Drug Administration has approved a liquid biopsy diagnostic test that the manufacture is calling the first such test for comprehensive tumor mutation profiling across solid tumor cancers. Redwood City, California-based Guardant Health said late Friday afternoon that the FDA had approved its Guardant360 CDx in patients with any solid tumor, as...

Big Pharma plays CMO as Pfizer signs on to produce Covid-19 drug remdesivir for Gilead

A large U.S. drugmaker is partnering with Gilead Sciences to manufacture the latter company’s antiviral drug for treating Covid-19. New York-based Pfizer said Friday that it had made a multi-year agreement with Foster City, California-based Gilead to manufacture remdesivir, the antiviral drug that received an emergency use authorization from the Food and Drug Administration...

Teenage Girl in Oregon Contracts Plague – Bubonic Plague – HEALTH

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Why MedCity News should be your go-to advertising partner

The current public health crisis has changed the way companies are doing business. We have been forced to re-imagine the way startups, investors, vendors and providers, payers, pharma and medtech companies make connections. The in-person networking opportunities and trade shows have been suspended and we have retreated to the Internet for socially distanced...

Why This Girl was Barred from Her Youth Soccer Tournament

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Using graphs to develop a deeper understanding of COVID-19

For more than three years, at DZD (Deutsches Zentrum für Diabetesforschung), the German Centre for Diabetes Research, we have been using graph software to help our main research mission, looking at diabetes. Now, we are using the same software to build a new knowledge graph to help fight COVID-19. At the DZD we’ve been...

StartUPDATES: New developments from healthcare startups

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Specifica has designed and created an exclusive antibody display library in collaboration with Scholar Rock. The collaborative library design will enable Scholar Rock to more easily and efficiently discover antibodies with characteristics critical to creating quality therapeutics. Aerovate Therapeutics has closed a $72.6 million Series A funding round to support its treatment for pulmonary...
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