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Clinical Catch-Up: December 11-17

Sanofi, AbbVie and Genmab Celebrate Mid-Phase Trial Wins

Via: https://www.biospace.com/article/abbie-genmab-sanofi-score-respective-mid-phase-trial-wins/ Published: Apr 14, 2022 By Vanessa Doctor, MS   AbbVie and Genmab announced positive topline results from their Phase I/II trial on an investigational antibody for relapsed and refractory large B-cell lymphoma. Initial results from the first cohort of the Epcore NHL-1 study covered 157 patients who were given

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COVID-19 Changed the Biopharma Industry – and There’s No Going Back

Via: https://www.biospace.com/article/cutting-commutes-and-adopting-ai-how-covid-19-has-changed-the-biopharma-industry-/?s=62 Published: Mar 09, 2022 By Hannah Chudleigh As the COVID-19 pandemic approaches its second anniversary in North America, the medical industry looks much different than it did just two years ago. Health and safety protocols have changed drastically, economies are still shifting and political

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6 REASONS BEHIND THE IMPORTANCE OF COMMUNICATION SKILLS IN PHARMA

Via: https://www.biospace.com/article/6-reasons-communication-is-a-critical-skill-in-pharma-field/?s=64 Learn some reasons behind the importance of communication skills.  There are many kills that are important when looking for pharma jobs, but the importance of communication skills is at the top of the list. Communication is key to success in any field, and

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How to Prove You Can Effectively Work Remotely on Your Resume

Via: https://www.biospace.com/article/how-to-prove-you-can-effectively-work-remotely-on-your-resume/ By Laura Brothers These days, many people are working from home. However, if you’ve never worked from home or had a flexible schedule, how do you portray to a recruiter or hiring manager that you have what it takes to be productive outside

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Career Change

6 Reasons Why Pharmaceutical Careers are Lucrative

Via: https://www.biospace.com/article/6-reasons-why-a-career-in-pharma-is-lucrative-/ Published: Feb 09, 2022 By Alina Zahid Pharmaceutical careers are increasing rapidly and here’s why you should be considering it for yourself  The pharmaceutical industry has grown at a rapid pace over the past few years. With new innovations and discoveries constantly being made,

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BioSpace Launches 2022 Hotbed Maps to Highlight Thriving Life Sciences Clusters

BioSpace Launches 2022 Hotbed Maps to Highlight Thriving Life Sciences Clusters

Via: https://www.biospace.com/article/biospace-launches-2022-hotbed-maps-to-highlight-thriving-life-sciences-clusters/ Published: Jan 18, 2022 By Heather McKenzie Featuring nine of the most important regions in the life sciences industry, BioSpace’s Hotbed Maps are the guide employees and investors across the sector look to in order to chart its trajectory. The unique, original watercolor artistry

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Clinical Catch-Up: January 10-14

Clinical Catch-Up: January 10-14

Via: https://www.biospace.com/article/clinical-catch-up-january-10-14/ Published: Jan 17, 2022 By Mark Terry Heading into the middle of January, companies announced plenty of new clinical trial news. Here’s a look. COVID-19-Related Ocugen announced that its development partner, India’s Bharat Biotech, published positive data from a Phase II trial of the vaccine candidate

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Clinical Catch-Up: December 11-17

Clinical Catch-Up: December 11-17

Via: https://www.biospace.com/article/clinical-catch-up-december-11-17/ Published: Dec 20, 2021 By Mark Terry It was an enormously busy week with plenty of announcements from the American Society of Hematology (ASH) meeting and numerous companies working to get the news out ahead of the holidays and year-end. Here’s a look: COVID-19-Related

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Life Sciences Global Expansions: New Sites, Bigger Facilities, More Jobs

Via: https://www.biospace.com/article/life-sciences-companies-expand-operations-across-the-globe/ Published: Dec 17, 2021 By Alex Keown As 2021 nears an end, biopharma companies are eying the establishment of new toeholds and facilities across the globe that will bolster their commercial and manufacturing strategies. BioSpace rounds up some of the latest announcements. Pfizer Builds

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Life Sciences Expansions Take Off as 2021 Wraps Up

Life Sciences Expansions Take Off as 2021 Wraps Up

Via: https://www.biospace.com/article/life-science-companies-announce-expansion-plans-as-they-wrap-up-2021 Published: Dec 08, 2021 By Mark Terry Several life sciences companies and life science-focused real estate firms have announced expansion plans as 2021 comes to an end. Here’s a look: Novavax to Expand Maryland Campus Novavax, on the cusp of getting its COVID-19 vaccine

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"Fourth Wave" Driven Primarily by Delta and New Omicron Data

“Fourth Wave” Driven Primarily by Delta and New Omicron Data

Via: https://www.biospace.com/article/omicron-is-worrisome-but-delta-is-a-problem-right-now-and-other-covid-19-stories/ Dec 03, 2021 By Mark Terry Two years into the COVID-19 pandemic and countries are reporting what might be called the fourth wave of rising cases, driven mainly by the Delta variant, although Omicron has everybody concerned. Here’s a look. Omicron Variant At Least

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6 Reasons to Decline a Counter Job Offer

6 Reasons to Decline a Counter Job Offer

Counteroffers often result when your employer suspects they may be losing a talented employee. They are all of a sudden hit with this reality – there’s something that another company sees in you. Once you’ve given your 2-weeks notice your employer decides you’re worth investing

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Biotech Companies are Expanding the Frontiers of Engineered Cell Therapy

Via: https://www.biospace.com/article/biotech-companies-are-expanding-the-frontiers-of-engineered-cell-therapy-/ Published: Nov 11, 2021 By Maggie Chen The plasticity of a cell is one of its quietly profound advantages – picture cells glowing from an extraneous DNA vector incorporated into the genome or cells that acquire newfound targeting abilities to find and kill problematic

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Clinical Catch-Up: December 11-17

First-of-its-Kind Preventive Breast Cancer Vaccine Study

Via: https://www.biospace.com/article/trial-for-world-s-first-potential-vaccine-for-breast-cancer-begins/ Published: Oct 27, 2021 By Vanessa Doctor, RN Researchers at the Cleveland Clinic are set to launch the Phase I trial for what could be the first-ever vaccine to prevent triple-negative breast cancer. The decision to move forward with the trial comes on the heels of the

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Life Sciences Industry in California Defies Pandemic-Driven Employment Downturn

Via: https://www.biospace.com/article/life-science-industry-in-california-defies-pandemic-driven-employment-downturn/ Published: Oct 20, 2021 By Kaylei Whalen Since the advent of the COVID-19 pandemic, economic struggle and new work-life balances have hallmarked the American experience. Increasing rates of resignation as a result of staffing shortages and burnout have forced employers to make major changes in workplaces across

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BioSpace Movers & Shakers, October 15th

Via: https://www.biospace.com/article/biospace-movers-shakers-oct-15/ Published: Oct 15, 2021 By Alex Keown Biopharma and life sciences companies strengthen their leadership teams and executive boards with these Movers & Shakers.  Reneo Pharmaceuticals – Ashley F. Hall was named chief development officer at California-based Reneo Pharmaceuticals. Hall will oversee nonclinical and clinical

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New Study Finds Freenome’s Multiomics Approach Successful in Detecting Pancreatic Cancer

New Study Finds Freenome’s Multiomics Approach Successful in Detecting Pancreatic Cancer

Via: https://www.biospace.com/article/releases/new-study-finds-freenome-s-multiomics-approach-successful-in-detecting-pancreatic-cancer/ Published: Sep 29, 2021 SOUTH SAN FRANCISCO, Calif., Sept. 29, 2021 /PRNewswire/ — Freenome, a privately-held biotech company, presented new research today at the American Association of Cancer Research (AACR) Special Conference on Pancreatic Cancer. The data demonstrated the potential of extending Freenome’s multiomics approach into other

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Companies Present Exciting News at ESMO 2021

Five Companies Present Exciting News at ESMO 2021

Via: https://www.biospace.com/article/exciting-clinical-news-out-of-the-european-society-for-medical-oncology-congress-2021 |Published: Sep 17, 2021 By Mark Terry Biopharma companies big and small are presenting exciting clinical studies at the European Society for Medical Oncology Congress 2021. Here’s a look at just some of those highlights: Amgen announced the first combination study results from the Phase Ib/II

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What's Next for COVID-19? All Signs Point to Boosters

FDA and CDC Expected to Recommend COVID-19 Boosters

Via: https://www.biospace.com/article/covid-19-us-expected-to-recommend-boosters-and-more/ Published: Aug 17, 2021 By Mark Terry What’s Next for COVID-19? All Signs Point to Boosters As COVID-19 surges to earlier pandemic levels in the U.S., federal health officials are expected to authorize a third booster shot eight months after receiving the second of

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clinical news

Clinical Catch-Up: July 26-30

Via: https://www.biospace.com/article/clinical-catch-up-july-26-30/ With the Alzheimer’s Association International Conference (AAIC) conference last week, there were plenty of clinical trial news and updates. Here’s a look. COVID-19-Related Claritas Pharmaceuticals reported that a study led by clinicians at Royal Brompton & Harefield NHS Foundation Trust validated the potential of its

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6 Ways to Develop Employees and Grow Your Own Talent

There is much to be said for the benefits of developing employees internally. Not only will you have a happier, more engaged, and longer-tenured workforce than if you did not provide these opportunities for growth, but you can also save a fair amount of money

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Clinical Catch-Up: July 12-16

Published: Jul 19, 2021 By Mark Terry Via: https://www.biospace.com/article/clinical-catch-up-july-12-16/ It was a moderately busy mid-summer week for clinical trial news. Here’s a look. COVID-19-Related ARCA biopharma provided an update on its Phase IIb ASPEN-COVID-19 trial of rNAPc2 for hospitalized COVID-19 patients. It has received approval from regulators

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How to Overcome Career Burnout and Stay Motivated

Burnout is defined as a feeling in which you feel so overwhelmed that you are not able to do the things that you had once loved and cared about. Unsurprisingly, the rates of burnout have risen exponentially since the beginning of the pandemic. The primary

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Noting Delta Variant, Pfizer/BioNTech Plan to Ask FDA for Booster Shot EUA

Pfizer, BioNTech to seek authorization for COVID booster shot as Delta variant spreads

via: https://www.biospace.com/article/noting-delta-variant-pfizer-biontech-plan-to-ask-fda-for-eua-for-booster-shot/ Published: Jul 09, 2021 By Mark Terry Pfizer and BioNTech report a plan to request Emergency Use Authorization (EUA) for third booster shots for their COVID-19 vaccine. The two companies cited initial data from a clinical trial that showed a booster dose given six months

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New CEOs Named at Two Biopharma Companies

via: https://www.biospace.com/article/new-ceos-named-at-two-top-pharma-companies Published: Jul 08, 2021 By Vanessa Doctor, RN Two chief executive officers (CEOs) were named to biotech and pharmaceutical companies today. Boston-based oncology company Scorpion Therapeutics has announced the appointment of a new chief executive offer to help drive the firm’s cancer care programs. Dr. Axel Hoos joins the company

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7 Reasons Why Summer is a Great Time to Job Hunt

Think the summer is a bad time for job searching? Guess again! Oddly enough, job seekers are under the impression that searching for a new position during the summer months is a bad idea. What they don’t know, is that companies are filling positions at

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Clinical Catch-Up: January 10-14

Roche Presents Positive Clinical Data for Neurology Programs at EAN Annual Meeting

via: https://www.biospace.com/article/roche-presents-positive-clinical-data-for-neurology-programs-at-ean-annual-meeting/ Roche presented results from several Phase II and III trials at the 7th Congress of the European Academy of Neurology (EAN) Annual Meeting held virtually June 19-22. Some of the results specifically underscored the efficacy and safety of EVRYSDI™ (risdiplam) for motor neuron disease, Enspryng® (satralizumab)

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Clinical Catch-Up: December 11-17

Amgen Reunites With Kyowa Kirin in $400 Million Atopic Dermatitis Deal

Via: https://www.biospace.com/article/amgen-reunites-with-kyowa-kirin-to-develop-atopic-dermatitis-drug-in-400-million-deal/?s=69 Amgen reunited with longtime developmental partner Japan’s Kyowa Kirin to develop a Phase III-ready atopic dermatitis treatment. This morning, California-based Amgen announced it will make a $400 million upfront payment to Kyowa Kirin to partner on the development and potential commercialization of KHK4083, the company’s potential first-in-class

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Clinical catch up

Clinical Catch-Up- May 2021

COVID-19-Related Biophytiscompleted recruitment of 155 patients to its COVA Phase II/III trial of Sarconeos in COVID-19 patients. This will allow the independent Data Monitoring Committee to run its second interim analysis. Sarconeos is an oral, small molecule being developed for sarcopenia in a Phase II trial,

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BioAge Picks Up Muscle-Aging Program From Amgen

BioAge Licenses Amgen Drug To Treat Muscle Aging

Via: https://www.fiercebiotech.com/biotech/bioage-picks-up-muscle-aging-program-from-amgen-bringing-pipeline-count-to-3 BioAge Labs is adding a third program to its pipeline. The new treatment, licensed from Amgen, is designed to combat muscle aging and could be useful in helping older people recover from surgery more quickly, decreasing muscle atrophy after a long hospital stay

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5 EMPLOYER TIPS FOR WORKING WITH A STAFFING AGENCY

5 EMPLOYER TIPS FOR WORKING WITH A STAFFING AGENCY

If you have never worked with a staffing firm before, here are 5 tips to have a successful experience: Timing, timing, timing. Respond quickly to an agency’s telephone call or email!  Time is of the essence as the agency may be competing to get their

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Google Maps will start showing you slower routes. Here’s why

How Google Maps is Becoming Eco-friendly!

Google Maps will start directing drivers to routes it calculates to be the most eco-friendly based on a list of factors. The search engine said it will highlight journeys that generate the lowest carbon footprint instead of showing you the fastest route from point A

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5 Virtual Interview Tips For Job Seekers

5 Virtual Interview Tips For Job Seekers

First of all, congratulations on landing the interview! Whether it’s your dream position or you’re just getting to know the company, the hard part is over. Now it’s time to prepare for something you’re maybe not used to- a virtual interview! Here are 5 tips

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5 Job Hunting Tips To Turn Your Search Around

7 Job Hunting Tips To Turn Your Search Around

Finding the right job opportunities and standing out in a competitive market is tough. Too many professionals are unsure how to effectively look for a new job, since there are so many resources out there and so many steps to take. The good news is you can

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Here are five social media mistakes that could really slow down your job search

Five Social Media Mistakes That Will Hurt Your Job Search

As social media continues to gain normalcy, people filter their tweets and posts less and less, while potential employers are checking out social profiles more and more. Unfortunately, today making big mistakes that are seen by the whole world is extremely easy, particularly if something

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The Biggest Technology Trends In 2021

10 Technology Trends To Look Out For In 2021

via: https://www.inc.com/anis-uzzaman/top-business-technology-trends-in-2021.html By: Anis Uzzaman, General Partner and CEO, Pegasus Tech Ventures 2020’s Covid-19 pandemic has helped us all become acquainted with uncertainty. Companies are in a hurry to develop new digital capabilities in an effort to build resilience and retool for the post-pandemic world. Here

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COVID-19’s Impact on Biopharma Mergers & Acquisitions in 2020

COVID-19’s Impact on Biopharma Mergers & Acquisitions in 2020

Most reports indicate that 2020 was not a particularly good year for mergers and acquisitions (M&As) in the biopharma industry.  There’s also some disagreement on numbers which can be related to how they are defining sectors; healthcare versus biotech and pharmaceutical, for example.  Here’s a

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It’s The Best Time Of The Year To Give Back!

2020 is almost over but before we wave goodbye, R&D Partners wanted to give back to charities near and dear to us. We asked our employees to pick a foundation and make a donation. Here’s a list of all the amazing places we were able

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Success of U.S. COVID-19 Strategy Relies on Vaccines from Multiple Companies

Via: https://www.biospace.com/article/u-s-government-banks-on-vaccines-from-multiple-companies-to-end-pandemic/ Published: Dec 09, 2020 By Alex Keown The U.S. Food and Drug Administration (FDA) is on the cusp of approving the first vaccines against the novel coronavirus, delivering a potential end to the pandemic. Although vaccines will be available pending approval, there are questions

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3 Things to Consider When Choosing a Staffing Agency

A staffing partner can be an incredibly valuable asset for businesses hoping to find the best talent. However, not all recruiters are created equal and you will only be as successful as the firm you choose to partner with. Here are 3 tips you can use

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Amazon Gets Closer to Drone Delivery with FAA Approval

Via: https://www.cnn.com/2020/08/31/tech/amazon-drone-faa-approval/index.html Washington, DC (CNN)Amazon received a critical certificate from the Federal Aviation Administration on Saturday, bringing it a step closer to launching drone delivery in the United States. Amazon (AMZN) now has what’s called a Part 135 air carrier certificate, which must be held before a company begins

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AstraZeneca Expands Phase III

AstraZeneca Expands Phase III COVID-19 Vaccine Trial into the U.S.

Via: https://www.biospace.com/article/astrazeneca-expands-phase-iii-covid-19-vaccine-trial-into-the-u-s-/ AstraZeneca announced that its Phase III clinical trial of its COVID-19 vaccine  candidate, AZD1222, is expanding into the U.S. It will be dubbed D8110C00001 and is funded by the Biomedical Advanced Development Authority (BARDA) and the National Institute of Allergy and Infectious Diseases (NIAID). The

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Rare ‘Boomerang’ Earthquake

Rare ‘Boomerang’ Earthquake Tracked for the First Time

VIA: https://scitechdaily.com/rare-boomerang-earthquake-tracked-by-scientists-in-the-ocean-for-the-first-time By IMPERIAL COLLEGE LONDON Scientists observed a ‘boomerang’ earthquake along Atlantic Ocean fault line, providing clues about how they could cause devastation on land. Earthquakes occur when rocks suddenly break on a fault – a boundary between two blocks or plates. During large earthquakes,

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How To Spin Common Job Hunting Weaknesses to Positives

Most job seekers dread candidacy weakness questions because they don’t want to attract attention to their negative attributes and spoil the chances for the job. However, a weakness can be seen as an area of untapped potential rather than a personal deficiency. For this reason,

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5 Ways to Improve Candidate Experience

5 Ways to Improve Candidate Experience

The candidate experience is essential to a company’s ability to attract top talent. Striving for positive candidate experience is key! Here are 5 tips for ways to improve your candidate experience: Be Expedient One of the quickest ways to lose a candidate’s interest is by

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Top 7 Interview Questions and How to Answer Them

Here are several go-to questions that you can review to be better prepared for your next interview. 1. Tell me about yourself. While worded as a statement, this is really a question you can use to describe your work background and qualifications. If you capitalize

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4 Simple Ways to Quickly Boost Employee Engagement

It has been a growing focus among leaders and is the driving force behind many strategic initiatives undertaken by major companies in recent years. Despite all this, one look at employee engagement scores in the workplace at large will show you that there is still

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How to Choose Between Two Great Candidates

In a perfect world, you’d have the budget to hire all the qualified candidates that you come across. However, that usually isn’t a real possibility and you may have to make some tough choices. What is a hiring manager to do? If you find yourself

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Enrich Your Resume with Your Experience

Enhance Your Resume With Your Experience

Being employed for an extended period of time is a good thing. However, you want to avoid appearing out-of-touch or old on your resume. Instead, learn how to phrase your experience as a huge benefit to the company you’re applying at now. Don’t Stop Learning

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What To Expect From a Open Recruitment Day

What To Expect From a Open Recruitment Day

It’s probably not an interview Firstly, don’t confuse open recruitment days with assessment centres; these are quite different beasts. An assessment day typically requires you to prepare in advance for / participate in an activity against which you’ll be rated. Unless your invitation specifies otherwise, rest assured,

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3 Ways Multitasking is Killing Your Productivity

3 Ways Multitasking is Killing Your Productivity

On the surface, multitasking seems like a good idea. Why not do two, or even three things at the same time, instead of one? It may sound like a good idea in theory, but when it comes to real life, multitasking isn’t effective. In fact,

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clinical news

Sanofi Goes Big on $2 Billion-Plus Vaccine Partnership with Translate Bio

Sanofi Pasteur, the vaccines business unit of Paris-based Sanofi, and Lexington, Massachusetts-based Translate Bioannounced the expansion of an existing collaboration to develop mRNA vaccines for infectious diseases. The original deal was entered in 2018. Under the new deal expansion, Sanofi will pay Translate Bio $425 million up

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Making the Most of Multitasking with Technology

3 Ways to Master Multitasking with Technology

The rapid advancement of technology throughout the last few decades has led to huge leaps forward in our ability to collaborate, produce, and multitask in the workplace. However, with the influx of new technologies, we are now capable of multitasking even to our own detriment.

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The Beginner’s Guide to Social Hiring

The Beginner’s Guide to Social Hiring

It’s a candidate’s job market and, if businesses hope to compete, it’s imperative that they can attract top talent. A huge portion of the talent pool today is, at most, “passively” looking for new opportunities. This means that you can’t just post your open jobs

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Networking

7 Tips to Improve Your Networking Skills

How are your networking skills? You may think you’re hitting it out of the park at every networking event you attend, but you could really be undermining your efforts. Here are 7 tips you can start now to improve every networking event you attend. Never

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Find Your Perfect Work-Life Balance

5 Tips to Finding Your Perfect Work-Life Balance

Striking a balance. That’s never easy, no matter what you’re doing. As humans, we tend to swing the pendulum from one extreme to the other. Though it can be difficult, it is possible to strike that perfect balance between work and personal life. Here are

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6 Practices that Will Boost Your Career

6 Practices to Boost Your Career

Whether your workplace is a driven, get-ahead atmosphere or a laid back, friendly place, you need to be considering your actions if you want to be moving forward in your career. There are things that you are doing now that can get you that raise,

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U.S. Government Will Fund Three COVID-19 Vaccine Programs, Fauci Says

U.S. Government Will Fund Three COVID-19 Vaccine Programs

  In order to generate more shots on goal in the development of a vaccine for COVID-19, the novel coronavirus that has become a global pandemic, the U.S. government will provide funds for the development of three vaccine programs against the disease. In an interview this morning

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The Four Essential Types of Modern Employee

4 Essential Types of Employees

The modern workplace is made up of diverse groups of people from a variety of backgrounds who possess an eclectic mix of skills and interests. Gone are the days when everyone in an office tended to look and sound the same. Today, you will find

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Memorial Day

Memorial Day Facts and Traditions

Memorial Day is an American holiday, observed on the last Monday of May, honoring the men and women who died while serving in the U.S. military. Memorial Day 2020 occurs on Monday, May 25. Originally known as Decoration Day, it originated in the years following

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Apple, Google roll out COVID-19 contact tracing software kit

Apple, Google Roll Out COVID-19 Contact Tracing Software Kit

  Apple and Google are rolling out a software toolkit public health organizations and developers can use to build a connected network of smartphone apps, capable of quickly notifying people if they’ve had close contact with a person diagnosed with COVID-19. Available for both Android

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Skype

10 Tips for Nailing a Skype Interview

More and more employers are using Skype interviews and other video interviews during their screening process. They may use a Skype interview in place of a phone interview, or after the phone interview before bringing you on-site.  Here are 10 tips to make a great first

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3 Leadership Skills Everyone Needs in Times of Change

3 Leadership Skills Everyone Needs in Times of Change

Change is constant, it’s time we embrace it. Even better than just embracing it-learn to lead through it! You’ll have the advantage in the workplace and in the job market. In fact, employers today consider adaptability to be an essential on-the-job skill. Here are three

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How To Craft The Perfect IT CV

It can be too easy to construct a generic CV, especially if you’re just starting out. However, a generic CV is never the best way to deliver information to a recruiter, let alone to secure an interview. Job searching is all about quality, not quantity,

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Tips for working with a recruiter

6 Tips on How to Work With a Recruiter

Just because you’ve scheduled time to speak with a recruiter doesn’t mean your work is done. By preparing you’re guaranteeing your time will be will spent. Here are 6 tips to prepare you for working with a staffing professional: 1. Ask Questions Don’t just go

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3 Signs It’s Time to Look for a New Job

3 Signs It’s Time to Look for a New Job

  If your career isn’t moving in the direction that you’d hoped and you find yourself dreading Monday’s it may be time to start looking for a new job. Here are 3 signs to look out for: You dread Monday mornings: Getting a knot in

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Five reasons to use a recruiter

5 Reasons to Work With a Recruiter

While recruitment consultants can have an unfair reputation, the fact is, we really do get people jobs. You should think of a recruiter as your own personal brand ambassador; a person tasked with the sole objective of helping you take the next important step in

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BioMarin

BioMarin Pens Gene Therapy Pact with little-known Swiss Biotech

BioMarin Pharmaceutical is boosting its early-stage pipeline by penning a deal with Swiss startup Dinaqor. The deal, financials of which were not revealed, is a preclinical collab and license agreement that will see BioMarin tap into Dinaqor’s gene therapy platform, specifically to work on new

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Clinical News

Clinical Catch-Up: April 27 – May 1

There was a lot of clinical trial news, much of it related to COVID-19, including promising data for Gilead Sciences’ remdesivir to treat the disease. There were also quite a few non-COVID-19-related trial updates as the industry continues working despite the global pandemic, presenting abstracts

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Earth Day 2020

Happy Earth Day!

Today marks the 50th anniversary of Earth Day, an annual event which takes place across the world to raise awareness of problems affecting the environment. This year it comes in the wake of the coronavirus pandemic and the lockdowns which have impacted the globe –

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10 Ways to Stay Productive When You Work From Home

Many of us are spending a lot more time at home right now. Including the workdays. When we’d usually be reporting to our desks, we’re finding ourselves on our couches or at our kitchen tables, trying to complete to-do lists without the built-in discipline of

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Roche

Roche Prepares to Launch COVID-19 Antibody Test System

via: https://www.biospace.com/article/roche-prepares-to-launch-covid-19-antibody-test-system Swiss pharma giant Roche is joining the race to develop a test for COVID-19 antibodies in people who have been exposed to the disease. This morning, Roche announced the development and upcoming launch of its Elecsys Anti-SARS-CoV-2 serology test to detect antibodies in people who have been

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Free services are helping businesses mitigate the effects of the outbreak

Paid software and services available for free during the pandemic from Microsoft, Facebook and more…

via: https://www.techradar.com/news/the-best-free-products-and-services-to-help-your-business-navigate-the-coronavirus-crisis Free services are helping businesses mitigate the effects of the outbreak! Companies all over the world have ordered employees to work from home in response to the introduction of widespread quarantine and social distancing measures. Top of the list of concerns for many

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Sanofi and GSK Working together on COVID-19 Vaccine

via: https://xconomy.com/national/2020/04/14/gsk-and-sanofi-team-up-on-covid-19-vaccine-aim-for-clinic-this-year/ Pharmaceutical giants GlaxoSmithKline and Sanofi are teaming up on COVID-19 research, aiming to combine their respective technologies in a new vaccine that could start clinical trials in coming months. The full details of the agreement, which was announced Tuesday, are still being finalized. But

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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

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3D Printed Synthetic Tissue and Bone is Here to Stay

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

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.

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Roche Drug for Spinal Muscular Atrophy

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

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

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Career Change

4 Steps to Position Yourself for a Career Change

VIA: https://www.biospace.com/article/how-to-position-yourself-for-a-career-change Published: Nov 05, 2019 By Porschia Parker   Have you ever made a career change? If so, how did it go? Most life sciences professionals are overwhelmed by the thought of making a career transition. Any type of change, whether it be to a

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Fitbit

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

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

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15 Things To Remove From Your Resume

What you leave off your resume can influence a potential employer as much as what you include. A few simple deletions can make a big difference in whether or not you land an interview. Here are 15 things you should consider removing from your resume:

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Happy National Donut Day

The Science Behind Donuts

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

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5 Ways to work smarter not harder

5 Ways to work Smarter not Harder

It’s easy to get lost in the numerous tasks we need to accomplished every day and what value they really have.  Try these 5 tips and see how working smarter not harder saves you some time in the office.   Comment below if these tips

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5 Scientific Ways To Get Motivated

For the days when you feel like you just can’t.

Did you know there are simple behavioral solutions to help you get motivated to work? Here are 5 scientifically proven examples of things you can do to motivate yourself to get through your day or even to finish a project. Chant A Mantra- One study

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