Health Care Heroes 2021: Robert Edwards of Unity Psychiatric Care
If your heart is strong, and you ’re fully mobile, and you have all your teeth, you can thank your youth or your good genetics. Or, more likely, you can thank your doctor. A good doctor can see you through everything from minor aches and pains and major medical issues to mental struggles and chronic physical issues. A good docto r will nag you — and absolutely besiege you with calls, texts, and emails — about your annual checkups and age-related diagnostic tests. And, there’s a lot of behind-the-scenes… (Source: bizjournals.com Health Care:Biotechnology headlines)
Source: bizjournals.com Health Care:Biotechnology headlines - October 25, 2021 Category: Biotechnology Authors: Susan Ellis Source Type: news

WHO's advisory group set to meet on October 26 to decide on Covaxin EUL approval
While the WHO has so far approved Covid-19 vaccines of Pfizer-BioNTech, AstraZeneca-SK Bio/Serum Institute of India, Johnson& Johnson-Janssen, Moderna, and Sinopharm for emergency use, Covaxin's approval is awaited. (Source: The Economic Times Healthcare and Biotech News)
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U.S., India's Biological E. finalise $50 mln financing deal for COVID-19 shots
US& Biological E finalise financing agreement to expand the company's capacity to produce COVID-19 shots. (Source: The Economic Times Healthcare and Biotech News)
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Biocon eyes $30b US insulin market via its biosimilars
With the approval of aspart, Biocon says it will become the first company to receive approvals for two interchangeable insulin drugs in the US, helping it make a strong entry into that market. This also proves that the company has the science and vertical integration required to get to the US market, it said. (Source: The Economic Times Healthcare and Biotech News)
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Preparing for a return to the office: 4 critical things every employer needs to know
Taking a statewide look at health care in the age of Covid. (Source: bizjournals.com Health Care:Biotechnology headlines)
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Gland Pharma expects to begin exports of single shot Sputnik Light vaccine by November
As per RDIF, Sputnik Light has been authorized in more than 15 countries. Gland Pharma said it is focusing on rolling out the single shot Sputnik Light vaccine. (Source: The Economic Times Healthcare and Biotech News)
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Q & A: South Florida's Health Care Heroes take on tough questions
Four South Florida hospital and health care system executives who have led their organizations through the coronavirus pandemic on where things stand and how we move forward. (Source: bizjournals.com Health Care:Biotechnology headlines)
Source: bizjournals.com Health Care:Biotechnology headlines - October 23, 2021 Category: Biotechnology Authors: Eileen Cukier Source Type: news

Culture divide between vaccinated and unvaccinated can't be mended
Companies walk a tightrope as the tension between workers continues at the office. (Source: bizjournals.com Health Care:Biotechnology headlines)
Source: bizjournals.com Health Care:Biotechnology headlines - October 23, 2021 Category: Biotechnology Authors: Emon Reiser Source Type: news

Health Care Heroes: Mayo Clinic's Shannon Shanklin
Talking to those on the front lines fighting the Covid-19 pandemic on the First Coast. (Source: bizjournals.com Health Care:Biotechnology headlines)
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Health Care Heroes: UF Health's David A. Caro
Talking to those on the front lines fighting the Covid-19 pandemic on the First Coast. (Source: bizjournals.com Health Care:Biotechnology headlines)
Source: bizjournals.com Health Care:Biotechnology headlines - October 23, 2021 Category: Biotechnology Authors: James Cannon Source Type: news

Health Care Heroes: Flagler Health+'s Jason Barrett
Talking to those on the front lines fighting the Covid-19 pandemic on the First Coast. (Source: bizjournals.com Health Care:Biotechnology headlines)
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Covid impact on employer health care costs muted
Late last year, employers and those in the benefits industry were concerned that Covid-19 would have a hangover affect on health care costs. (Source: bizjournals.com Health Care:Biotechnology headlines)
Source: bizjournals.com Health Care:Biotechnology headlines - October 23, 2021 Category: Biotechnology Authors: Logan Moore Source Type: news

Elizabeth Holmes sent to Walgreens a doctored report that made it look like Pfizer had endorsed Theranos' technology
Theranos founder Elizabeth Holmes sent executives at Walgreen Boots Alliance Inc. a report that had been altered to make it look — falsely — like Pfizer Inc. had endorsed the startup's blood testing technology, according to evidence introduced at Holmes' fraud trial Friday. The report pertained to a 15-month study that began in 2007 that looked at the response of late-stage cancer patients to certain treatments, The Wall Street Journal reported. The patients were provided with Theranos testing… (Source: bizjournals.com Health Care:Biotechnology headlines)
Source: bizjournals.com Health Care:Biotechnology headlines - October 23, 2021 Category: Biotechnology Authors: Troy Wolverton Source Type: news

Chip shortage could hit supplies of critical medtech devices
A TOI report said the shortage could threaten availability of hundreds of chip-powered critical care and ICU devices including ventilators, defibrillators, imaging machines, glucose, ECG, blood pressure monitors and implantable pacemakers. (Source: The Economic Times Healthcare and Biotech News)
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Here ’s why developing countries can make COVID-19 mRNA vaccines
Depending on wealthy nations to donate billions of doses is not working, public health experts say. The solution, many now believe, is for the countries to do something that the big U.S. mRNA vaccine makers say is not feasible: manufacture the gold-standard mRNA shots themselves. (Source: The Economic Times Healthcare and Biotech News)
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6 of our other vaccines have already been approved by WHO: Bharat Biotech
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Genentech wins FDA approval for unique refillable treatment targeting blinding eye disease
The FDA approval comes as Genentech and parent Roche face generic competition for Lucentis and other companies pursue longer-acting drugs for wet AMD patients. (Source: bizjournals.com Health Care:Biotechnology headlines)
Source: bizjournals.com Health Care:Biotechnology headlines - October 22, 2021 Category: Biotechnology Authors: Ron Leuty Source Type: news

Pfizer says Covid-19 vaccine more than 90% effective in kids
The shots could begin in early November. (Source: bizjournals.com Health Care:Biotechnology headlines)
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Covid hospitalizations in Oregon will remain above 400 until Thanksgiving: OHSU
The public is tiring of wearing masks and people are increasingly gathering indoors. (Source: bizjournals.com Health Care:Biotechnology headlines)
Source: bizjournals.com Health Care:Biotechnology headlines - October 22, 2021 Category: Biotechnology Authors: Elizabeth Hayes Source Type: news

Froedtert Health paid nearly $30M for Manitowoc's Holy Family
Froedtert Health paid $29.9 million in cash to acquire a controlling interest in Holy Family Memorial of Manitowoc, according to a recent financial disclosure. (Source: bizjournals.com Health Care:Biotechnology headlines)
Source: bizjournals.com Health Care:Biotechnology headlines - October 22, 2021 Category: Biotechnology Authors: Rich Kirchen Source Type: news

2021 Health Care Heroes honoree: WellMed's Clinical Innovation team
With a patient base of about 650,000 older people, WellMed was faced with the prospect in early 2020 of many medical conditions being undiagnosed because of pandemic lockdowns and patient fears of visiting doctors ’ offices or hospitals. (Source: bizjournals.com Health Care:Biotechnology headlines)
Source: bizjournals.com Health Care:Biotechnology headlines - October 22, 2021 Category: Biotechnology Authors: Danny King Source Type: news

2021 Health Care Heroes honoree: Jay Johannigman
Jay Johannigman is a physician with the United States Army Reserves, a trauma surgeon at Brooke Army Medical Center and chief medical officer at Knight Aerospace. (Source: bizjournals.com Health Care:Biotechnology headlines)
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2021 Health Care Heroes honoree: Kristen Lemus
Kristen Lemus is chief nurse executive at Baptist Health System. (Source: bizjournals.com Health Care:Biotechnology headlines)
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2021 Health Care Heroes honoree: Dr. Jason Bowling
Dr. Jason Bowling is an epidemiologist at University Health. (Source: bizjournals.com Health Care:Biotechnology headlines)
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Uniontown Hospital in affiliation with WVU Medicine Children's
WVU Medicine Uniontown Hospital in Fayette County has opened up a program affiliation with sibling WVU Medicine Children's for the children it serves in Fayette and Greene counties. The program affiliation provides for subspecialty care, preventive care and education from WVU Medicine Children's, it's children's hospital-within-a-hospital at the J.W. Ruby Memorial. WVU Medicine Children's will open up a new standalone children's hospital next year. Uniontown Hospital became a part of WVU Medicine… (Source: bizjournals.com Health Care:Biotechnology headlines)
Source: bizjournals.com Health Care:Biotechnology headlines - October 22, 2021 Category: Biotechnology Authors: Paul J. Gough Source Type: news

2021 Health Care Heroes honoree: Dr. Ezequiel Silva III
Dr. Ezequiel Silva III is a diagnostic and interventional radiologist at South Texas Radiology Group. (Source: bizjournals.com Health Care:Biotechnology headlines)
Source: bizjournals.com Health Care:Biotechnology headlines - October 22, 2021 Category: Biotechnology Authors: Danny King Source Type: news

Women Who Mean Business: Meet HBJ's 2021 health care honorees
These are the women who made waves in the health care industry in 2021. (Source: bizjournals.com Health Care:Biotechnology headlines)
Source: bizjournals.com Health Care:Biotechnology headlines - October 22, 2021 Category: Biotechnology Authors: Sara Samora Source Type: news

Waltham cancer biotech goes public in $118M IPO
Xilio Therapeutics, the Waltham-based cancer biotech that rebranded from Akrevia Therapeutics back in early 2020, has made its Wall Street debut. The company raised $117.5 million in an IPO on Friday, selling nearly 7.4 million shares at $16 apiece. Xilio is trading on the Nasdaq under the symbol "XLO." Midday trading saw shares trading at just over $15 each, a drop of about 5%. Sign up for the BioFlash e-newsletter, your free twice-weekly source for medical device and life sciences news in… (Source: bizjournals.com Health Care:Pharmaceuticals headlines)
Source: bizjournals.com Health Care:Pharmaceuticals headlines - October 22, 2021 Category: Pharmaceuticals Authors: Rowan Walrath Source Type: news

Georgia's 10 Largest HMOs
Rank HMO 2020 enrollment Total revenue Net admitted assets Total capital and surplus Chief officer(s (Source: bizjournals.com Health Care:Biotechnology headlines)
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Central Florida Hospitals
About the List: Information for this list was provided by the Agency for Health Care Administration, unless otherwise specified. 2-All information systemwide provided by Orlando Health. 3-Orlando Health Arnold Palmer Hospital for Children and Orlando Health Winnie Palmer Hospital for Women& Babies. 4-All information provided by Nemours Children's Hospital, Florida. (Source: bizjournals.com Health Care:Biotechnology headlines)
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Beyond the List: How Ranken Jordan Pediatric Bridge Hospital adapted to staffing, other pandemic challenges
Even as millions nationwide are vaccinated, many hospitals are still operating in crisis mode. Ranken Jordan Pediatric Bridge Hospital has shifted to "maintenance" mode. Here's how they did it. (Source: bizjournals.com Health Care:Biotechnology headlines)
Source: bizjournals.com Health Care:Biotechnology headlines - October 22, 2021 Category: Biotechnology Authors: Maddy Simpson Source Type: news

Missouri's largest HMOs
(health maintenance organizations) ranked by total Missouri enrollment as of Dec. 31, 2020. Information on The List was supplied by the Missouri Department of Commerce and Insurance and could not be independently verified by the St. Louis Business Journal. Local is defined as St. Louis, St. Charles, Lincoln, Warren, Franklin, Washington and Jefferson counties and the city of St. Louis in Missouri; and St. Clair, Madison, Jersey, Clinton, Calhoun, Macoupin, Bond and Monroe counties in Illinois. (Source: bizjournals.com Health Care:Biotechnology headlines)
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Missouri's largest non-HMO health insurance groups
ranked by total Missouri enrollment as of Dec. 31, 2020. Information on The List was supplied by the Missouri Department of Commerce and Insurance and could not be independently verified by the St. Louis Business Journal. Local is defined as St. Louis, St. Charles, Lincoln, Warren, Franklin, Washington and Jefferson counties and the city of St. Louis in Missouri; and St. Clair, Madison, Jersey, Clinton, Calhoun, Macoupin, Bond and Monroe counties in Illinois. (Source: bizjournals.com Health Care:Biotechnology headlines)
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St. Louis' largest hospitals
Largest St. Louis hospitals ranked by operating revenue in 2020. Information on The List was supplied by individual hospitals and hospital representatives through questionnaires and could not be independently verified by the St. Louis Business Journal. Local is defined as St. Louis, St. Charles, Lincoln, Warren, Franklin, Washington and Jefferson counties and the city of St. Louis in Missouri; and St. Clair, Madison, Jersey, Clinton, Calhoun, Macoupin, Bond and Monroe counties in Illinois. (Source: bizjournals.com Health Care:Biotechnology headlines)
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Primary care chain Good Clinic wants in on the ground floor of apartment projects
The chain of primary care clinics is leasing ground-level spots in a growing number of Twin Cities mixed-use developments. (Source: bizjournals.com Health Care:Biotechnology headlines)
Source: bizjournals.com Health Care:Biotechnology headlines - October 22, 2021 Category: Biotechnology Authors: Dylan Thomas Source Type: news

Editorial: A check on hospital expansion
Massachusetts already spends more on health care than most other states, so if the members of the state ’s Health Policy Commission believe that expansion is one of the drivers, they need to make the case more forcefully, based on data. (Source: bizjournals.com Health Care:Biotechnology headlines)
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Mass. regulators say hospital growth drives spending, yet they can't stop it
A medical arms race of hospital expansions is underway in Massachusetts, and state regulators say it could raise health care spending. But they also say they're unable to stop it. (Source: bizjournals.com Health Care:Biotechnology headlines)
Source: bizjournals.com Health Care:Biotechnology headlines - October 22, 2021 Category: Biotechnology Authors: Jessica Bartlett Source Type: news

40 under 40: Justin Langford, AdventHealth Tampa
Justin Langford is a dedicated and versatile health care leader who understands what it means to be a servant leader. He is a graduate of the University of South Florida, where he earned an undergraduate degree in health sciences and a graduate degree in health informatics. He is currently pursuing a doctorate degree in health care administration at Walden University. He began work at AdventHealth Tampa nine yea rs ago, and presently works as the director of clinical operations and strategic Innovation,… (Source: bizjournals.com Health Care:Biotechnology headlines)
Source: bizjournals.com Health Care:Biotechnology headlines - October 22, 2021 Category: Biotechnology Authors: Brooke Strickland, Contributing writer Source Type: news

Highmark Health to require employees to be fully vaccinated
A change to the policy announced in September makes vaccination at Highmark Health, Highmark Inc. and Allegheny Health Network a condition of employment. (Source: bizjournals.com Health Care:Biotechnology headlines)
Source: bizjournals.com Health Care:Biotechnology headlines - October 22, 2021 Category: Biotechnology Authors: Paul J. Gough Source Type: news

Pfizer says COVID-19 vaccine more than 90% effective in kids
The Food and Drug Administration is expected to post its initial review of the company's safety and effectiveness data later Friday. Next week, advisers to the FDA will publicly debate the evidence. (Source: The Economic Times Healthcare and Biotech News)
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U.S. CDC Advisory Committee Unanimously Recommends Johnson & Johnson COVID-19 Vaccine as a Booster for All Eligible Individuals Who Receive Authorized COVID-19 Vaccines
NEW BRUNSWICK, N.J., October 21, 2021 – Johnson & Johnson (the Company) today announced that the U.S. Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC) Advisory Committee on Immunization Practices (ACIP), has recommended its COVID-19 vaccine as a booster for all eligible individuals who receive an authorized COVID-19 vaccine. “Today’s recommendation supports the use of the Johnson & Johnson COVID-19 vaccine as a booster for eligible individuals in the U.S. regardless of which vaccine they initially receive,” said Paul Stoffels, M.D., Vice Chairman of the Executive Committee and Chief Scientif...
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Meet the 2 women who started a small East Bay drug research operation that now hopes to reach 150 employees
The company, started by veterans of Boehringer Ingelheim, Abgenix and Amgen, tripled its Fremont space. (Source: bizjournals.com Health Care:Biotechnology headlines)
Source: bizjournals.com Health Care:Biotechnology headlines - October 21, 2021 Category: Biotechnology Authors: Ron Leuty Source Type: news

Dean of UC Davis medical school takes new position in New York
Dr. Allison Brashear, the dean of the University of California Davis School of Medicine will be stepping down next month. (Source: bizjournals.com Health Care:Biotechnology headlines)
Source: bizjournals.com Health Care:Biotechnology headlines - October 21, 2021 Category: Biotechnology Authors: Emily Hamann Source Type: news

Troubled Zymergen renegotiates loan, cuts 100 more jobs and loses co-founder
Synthetic biology company Zymergen Inc., which in August replaced CEO Josh Hoffman as its eco-friendly thin film for smartphone screens faltered, said it has renegotiated a loan that includes an earlier maturity date as it begins to cut 100 more jobs. The Emeryville company (NASDAQ: ZY) also said co-founder and operations chief Jed Dean will step down Oct. 31. Dean founded the company with Hoffman and Zach Serber in May 2013 to train microbes to spit out proteins, nucleic acids and the like that… (Source: bizjournals.com Health Care:Biotechnology headlines)
Source: bizjournals.com Health Care:Biotechnology headlines - October 21, 2021 Category: Biotechnology Authors: Ron Leuty Source Type: news

Local biotech startup MicroLev wins Trinity ’s annual Stumberg Venture Competition
The annual competition provides $25,000 to a winning group of student entrepreneurs to help jumpstart their venture. (Source: bizjournals.com Health Care:Pharmaceuticals headlines)
Source: bizjournals.com Health Care:Pharmaceuticals headlines - October 21, 2021 Category: Pharmaceuticals Authors: Jeannette E. Garcia Source Type: news

Local biotech startup MicroLev wins Trinity ’s annual Stumberg Venture Competition
The annual competition provides $25,000 to a winning group of student entrepreneurs to help jumpstart their venture. (Source: bizjournals.com Health Care:Biotechnology headlines)
Source: bizjournals.com Health Care:Biotechnology headlines - October 21, 2021 Category: Biotechnology Authors: Jeannette E. Garcia Source Type: news

Leen Kawas officially out at Athira after investigation finds doctored research
Bothell-based biotech Athira Pharma (Nasdaq: ATHA) has officially moved on from Leen Kawas, the company's former CEO who was placed on temporary leave pending an investigation of her doctoral research while at Washington State University. The embattled biotech announced Kawas was resigning from both her roles as CEO and president, as well as from her position on the company's board of directors. Mark Litton, who had been the chief operating officer before taking over day-to-day leadership when Kawas… (Source: bizjournals.com Health Care:Pharmaceuticals headlines)
Source: bizjournals.com Health Care:Pharmaceuticals headlines - October 21, 2021 Category: Pharmaceuticals Authors: Rick Morgan Source Type: news

Leen Kawas officially out at Athira after investigation finds doctored research
Bothell-based biotech Athira Pharma (Nasdaq: ATHA) has officially moved on from Leen Kawas, the company's former CEO who was placed on temporary leave in June pending a review of her doctoral research while at Washington State University. The embattled biotech announced Kawas was resigning from both her roles as CEO and president, as well as from her position on the company's board of directors. Mark Litton, who had been the chief operating officer before taking over day-to-day leadership when Kawas… (Source: bizjournals.com Health Care:Biotechnology headlines)
Source: bizjournals.com Health Care:Biotechnology headlines - October 21, 2021 Category: Biotechnology Authors: Rick Morgan Source Type: news

Meet the 2 women who started a small East Bay drug research operation that now hopes to reach 150 employees
The company, started by veterans of Boehringer Ingelheim, Abgenix and Amgen, tripled its Fremont space. (Source: bizjournals.com Health Care:Biotechnology headlines)
Source: bizjournals.com Health Care:Biotechnology headlines - October 21, 2021 Category: Biotechnology Authors: Ron Leuty Source Type: news

2021 Ultimate CEO: Dr. Kent Thielen of Mayo Clinic
Meet the men and women leading First Coast business. (Source: bizjournals.com Health Care:Biotechnology headlines)
Source: bizjournals.com Health Care:Biotechnology headlines - October 21, 2021 Category: Biotechnology Authors: Stuart Korfhage Source Type: news