Amgen and the Duke Clinical Research Institute announce initiation of first large-scale registry to evaluate real-world lipid management and the effectiveness of PCSK9 inhibitors

Amgen (NASDAQ:AMGN) in collaboration with the Duke Clinical Research Institute (DCRI) announced plans to initiate the Cardiovascular Multi-dimensional Observational Investigation of the Use of PCSK9 inhibitors (cvMOBIUS) study – the first large-scale real-world study to assess lipid management and the impact of PCSK9 inhibitors on cardiovascular (CV) outcomes in clinical practice. While there is strong […]

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Bristol-Myers Squibb and Pfizer announce randomized, controlled trial to evaluate the effect of atrial fibrillation screening on health outcomes in older individuals

The Bristol-Myers Squibb-Pfizer Alliance today announced the initiation of a new randomized, controlled study, GUARD-AF (ReducinG stroke by screening for UndiAgnosed atRial fibrillation in elderly inDividuals). The study seeks to determine if earlier detection of atrial fibrillation (AFib) through screening in previously undiagnosed men and women at least 70 years of age in the U.S. […]

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Bayer and Dewpoint Therapeutics partner to research new treatments for cardiovascular and gynecological diseases

Bayer and Dewpoint Therapeutics, a biotechnology company with sites in Boston and Dresden, Germany, today announced an option, research and license agreement worth up to USD 100 million. The partnership will leverage Dewpoint’s proprietary platform for biomolecular condensates and Bayer’s small molecule compound library to develop new treatments for cardiovascular and gynecological diseases. Today, around […]

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

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. The new organizational structure will consist of three independently operating businesses: Merz Aesthetics, Merz Therapeutics and Merz Consumer Care. This […]

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Bayer invests USD 50 Million in eGenesis Series B financing round

eGenesis, a biotechnology company utilizing breakthrough gene editing technologies for the development of effective human-compatible organs to address the global organ shortage, successfully completed a USD 100 million Series B financing. The financing was led by Fresenius Medical Care Ventures (FMCV), with participation from new investors including Leaps by Bayer and Wellington Partners. Existing investors, […]

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AstraZeneca announces three large-scale initiatives in China to advance global medicine research and development

AstraZeneca announced three large-scale initiatives to build on the Company’s long-standing commitment to China and advance global research and development (R&D) for innovative new medicines. The announcements made at the 2nd annual China International Import Expo (CIIE) in Shanghai include the creation of a new Global R&D Centre and an artificial intelligence (AI) Innovation Centre, […]

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Abbott announces discovery of new strain of HIV, keeping global health community a step ahead of the virus

Abbott (NYSE: ABT) announced today that a team of its scientists identified a new subtype of the human immunodeficiency virus (HIV), called HIV-1 Group M, subtype L.(1) The findings, published today in the Journal of Acquired Immune Deficiency Syndromes (JAIDS), show the role next-generation genome sequencing is playing in helping researchers stay one step ahead […]

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Novartis Cosentyx® shows encouraging results versus Humira® from first-of-its-kind head-to-head trial in psoriatic arthritis

Novartis, a leader in rheumatology and immuno-dermatology, announced results from the EXCEED head-to-head trial comparing Cosentyx® (secukinumab) to Humira®* (adalimumab) in patients with active psoriatic arthritis (PsA)[1]. While Cosentyx narrowly missed statistical significance for superiority in ACR 20, the primary endpoint of the EXCEED trial, it showed numerically higher results versus Humira®*[1]. Statistically significant advantages […]

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Bristol-Myers Squibb awards “Golden Tickets” for LabCentral to Carmine Therapeutics, STIMIT

Bristol-Myers Squibb Company (NYSE:BMY) and LabCentral, an innovative, shared laboratory space designed as a launchpad for life sciences and biotech startups, today announced that Carmine Therapeutics and STIMIT are the winners of Bristol-Myers Squibb’s 2019 Golden Tickets for LabCentral. As a platinum sponsor of LabCentral, Bristol-Myers Squibb can select up to two innovative life sciences […]

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