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Celgene Acquires Cancer Drug Start-Up in $7B Deal

The biopharmaceutical company Celgene Corp. is acquiring Impact Biomedicines Inc., a developer of drugs to treat a type of blood-related cancer, in a deal valued as much as $7 billion. . . . → Read More: Celgene Acquires Cancer Drug Start-Up in $7B Deal

Continuous Flow Manufacturing In Space Station Test

Among the experiments carried to the International Space Station in mid-December is a test of continuous separations of one liquid from another, used in drug and chemical manufacturing. . . . → Read More: Continuous Flow Manufacturing In Space Station Test

Highly Targeted Opioid Designed to Avoid Side Effects

A pharmacology team decoded complex opioid proteins in the brain to design a compound that can relieve pain, but avoid the dangerous adverse effects causing addiction and overdoses. . . . → Read More: Highly Targeted Opioid Designed to Avoid Side Effects

Sangamo, Pfizer Partner on ALS Gene Therapy

Drug maker Pfizer Inc. is licensing and collaborating on a gene therapy technology from Sangamo Therapeutics Inc. to treat amyotrophic lateral sclerosis, or ALS, and a related neurodegenerative disease. . . . → Read More: Sangamo, Pfizer Partner on ALS Gene Therapy

RNA Therapies Start-Up Raises $55.3M in Early Funds

A start-up company creating treatments for inherited diseases that target faulty RNA transcribed from genetic codes is raising $55.3 million in its first venture funding round. . . . → Read More: RNA Therapies Start-Up Raises $55.3M in Early Funds

NIH Grant Funds Synthetic Peptide for Severe Asthma

A synthetic peptide, a short chain of amino acids, is being developed as a treatment for severe cases of asthma that do not respond to conventional drugs. . . . → Read More: NIH Grant Funds Synthetic Peptide for Severe Asthma

Microneedle Patch Delivers Anti-Obesity Drugs

A skin patch containing hundreds of tiny porous needles is shown in lab mice to deliver drugs that turn ordinary body fat into calorie-burning brown fat to reduce body mass. . . . → Read More: Microneedle Patch Delivers Anti-Obesity Drugs

Finland Begins Large-Scale National Genomic Study

The country of Finland is conducting a nationwide genomic analysis of its population, collecting 500,000 blood samples from its 5.5 million citizens. . . . → Read More: Finland Begins Large-Scale National Genomic Study

FDA Approves Gene Therapy for Inherited Vision Loss

A therapy using transfers of healthy genes to treat a rare form of inherited vision loss was approved today by the U.S. Food and Drug Administration. . . . → Read More: FDA Approves Gene Therapy for Inherited Vision Loss

Biotechs Partner on HPV Cancer Immunotherapies

Biotechnology companies in the U.S. and the Netherlands are collaborating on treatments for cancers caused by a type of human papillomavirus, or HPV. . . . → Read More: Biotechs Partner on HPV Cancer Immunotherapies