#news #biotech Medivir sells Chinese rights to hepatitis C drug to Ascletis

Biotechnology, Pharma and Biopharma News – Research – Science – Lifescience ://Biotech-Biopharma-Pharma: Medivir sells Chinese rights to hepatitis C drug to Ascletis .Medivir has offloaded the Chinese rights to its early-stage hepatitis C candidate to Ascletis. The deal continues the retreat from infectious diseases Medivir began after Gilead and others cornered the hepatitis C market.

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#news #biotech Biotech deals down by half, and could be lowest since 2013: Report

Biotechnology, Pharma and Biopharma News – Research – Science – Lifescience ://Biotech-Biopharma-Pharma: Biotech deals down by half, and could be lowest since 2013: Report .We all know that biotech M&A activity has been pretty sluggish in 2017, but new stats out from Bloomberg show just how quiet things have been.

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#news #biotech Five Prime names ex-Genentech I-O specialist research SVP

Biotechnology, Pharma and Biopharma News – Research – Science – Lifescience ://Biotech-Biopharma-Pharma: Five Prime names ex-Genentech I-O specialist research SVP .Five Prime Therapeutics has appointed Bryan Irving, Ph.D., as its SVP of research. Irving made his name in the industry in a decade-long stint at Genentech, during which he performed research that gave rise to anti-PD-L1 antibody Tecentriq.

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#news #biotech Arcus adds WuXi Biologics-developed PD-1 drug under $816M deal

Biotechnology, Pharma and Biopharma News – Research – Science – Lifescience ://Biotech-Biopharma-Pharma: Arcus adds WuXi Biologics-developed PD-1 drug under $816M deal .Just weeks after Celgene got a PD-1 drug from China’s BeiGene, Arcus Biosciences inked a $816 million deal to get a PD-1 candidate WuXi Biologics had developed under a contract with Chinese firm Gloria Pharmaceuticals.

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#news #biotech Chutes & Ladders—Novartis lures UCSF cardiovascular scientist Coughlin

Biotechnology, Pharma and Biopharma News – Research – Science – Lifescience ://Biotech-Biopharma-Pharma: Chutes & Ladders—Novartis lures UCSF cardiovascular scientist Coughlin .USCF cardiovascular research leader Shaun Coughlin will join the Novartis Institutes for BioMedical Research, Novo Nordisk’s China GM was promoted to lead the company’s corporate operations, troubled Teva lost a key executive to small biotech Cavion. Plus more hirings, firings and retirings throughout the industry.

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#news #biotech Potato waste processing may be the road to enhanced food waste conversion

Biotechnology, Pharma and Biopharma News – Research – Science – Lifescience ://Biotech-Biopharma-Pharma: Potato waste processing may be the road to enhanced food waste conversion .With more than two dozen companies in Pennsylvania manufacturing potato chips, it is no wonder that researchers in Penn State’s College of Agricultural Sciences have developed a novel approach to more efficiently convert potato waste into ethanol. This process may lead to reduced production costs for biofuel in the future and add extra value for chip makers.

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#news #biotech Gene Editing Used to Repair Mutations in Embryos

Biotechnology, Pharma and Biopharma News – Research – Science – Lifescience ://Biotech-Biopharma-Pharma: Gene Editing Used to Repair Mutations in Embryos .The CRISPR/Cas9 gene editing tool was used to correct a mutation in the DNA of a human embryo, and the…

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#news #biotech Gene Editing Used to Repair Mutations in Embryos

Biotechnology, Pharma and Biopharma News – Research – Science – Lifescience ://Biotech-Biopharma-Pharma: Gene Editing Used to Repair Mutations in Embryos .The CRISPR/Cas9 gene editing tool was used to correct a mutation in the DNA of a human embryo, and the…

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#news #biotech Male fruit flies can smell a good mate based on her metabolism

Biotechnology, Pharma and Biopharma News – Research – Science – Lifescience ://Biotech-Biopharma-Pharma: Male fruit flies can smell a good mate based on her metabolism .A female fruit fly must balance her energy usage between making eggs now and storing nutrients for later. This balance affects the pheromones that she produces and impacts whether male fruit flies find her attractive, report Tatyana Fedina of the University of Michigan and colleagues, August 17, 2017 in PLOS Genetics.

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