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FDA Approves First Targeted Therapy to Treat Patients with Painful Complication of Sickle Cell Disease

FDA approves first targeted therapy to treat patients with painful complication of sickle cell disease

VIA: https://www.worldpharmanews.com/fda/5020-fda-approves-first-targeted-therapy-to-treat-patients-with-painful-complication-of-sickle-cell-disease Today, the U.S. Food and Drug Administration approved Adakveo (crizanlizumab-tmca), a treatment to reduce the frequency of vaso-occlusive crisis – a common and painful complication of sickle cell disease that occurs when blood circulation is obstructed by sickled red blood cells – for patients age 16 years and older. “Hope has never been… Tags: , , ,

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3 ways 3D Printed Synthetic Body Parts are Transforming Medical Device Companies

3D Printed Synthetic Tissue and Bone is Here to Stay

VIA – https://www.cadimensions.com/blog/3-ways-3d-printed-synthetic-body-parts-are-transforming-medical-device-companies Written by: Adam Fasnacht l Published in: 3D Printers If you work at a medical device company, you know that there are many situations that require using human body parts. More often than not, these come from cadavers and not 3D printed synthetic tissue. As gross as it may be (and trust me, I’m…

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Roche Drug for Spinal Muscular Atrophy Hits Target in Late-Stage Trial

Roche Drug for Spinal Muscular Atrophy

VIA: https://www.reuters.com/article/us-roche-risdiplam-approval/roche-drug-for-spinal-muscular-atrophy-hits-target-in-late-stage-trial-idUSKBN1XL1WL   ZURICH (Reuters) – Roche’s bid to rival Biogen and Novartis in treating spinal muscular atrophy (SMA) got a lift on Monday when the Swiss drugmaker said its drug risdiplam improved motor function in a key study. Roche, which plans to seek approval for the investigational medicine this year, said its SUNFISH trial… Tags: , , , , ,

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Google Buys Fitbit For $2.1B, Stepping Back Into Wearables

Fitbit

VIA: https://www.fiercebiotech.com/medtech/google-shells-out-2-1b-for-fitbit-and-its-health-focused-wearables – by Conor Hale | Nov 1, 2019   Google has moved to acquire Fitbit through a $2.1 billion deal that will subsume the company’s activity and fitness trackers along with its health-logging platform. The tech giant described the deal as an opportunity to “invest even more in Wear OS”—Google’s software ecosystem for Android-powered smartwatches, which… Tags:

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BioScience Forum Presents

Nathalie Dubois-Stringfellow

R&D Partners is excited to attend the BioScience Forum, volunteering monthly at the networking and presentation event. This month Nathalie Dubois-Stringfellow, Ph.D. Vice President, Product Development and Management Sangamo Therapeutics is presenting on “Genomic Medicines: Applications in CNS and Autoimmunity“ When: February 27th, 6:00 PM – 9:00 PM Where: 275 S Airport Blvd, South San…

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BioScience Forum Presents

BioScience Forum Presents

  R&D Partners is excited to attend the BioScience Forum, volunteering monthly at the networking and presentation event. This month Barbra Sasu, Ph.D. Chief Scientific Officer Allogene Therapeutics, Inc. is presenting on “Allogeneic CAR T Therapies for Cancer” When: July 25, 6:00 PM – 9:00 PM Where: 275 S Airport Blvd, South San Francisco, California 94080,…

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The Science Behind Donuts

Happy National Donut Day

National Donut day started in 1938 as a fund raiser for Chicago’s The Salvation Army. They used this delicious treat to raise money for those in need during the great depression. Volunteers who handed out donuts to soldiers were known as Doughnut Dollies. There are tons of deals and even many places handing out FREE…

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