Md. vaccine company raises another $16M for cancer programs after a strong 2020
The latest funding comes on top of $61.3 million in new funding the local biotech raised in April. (Source: bizjournals.com Health Care:Physician Practices headlines)
Source: bizjournals.com Health Care:Physician Practices headlines - January 18, 2021 Category: American Health Authors: Sara Gilgore Source Type: news

Sinovac says its COVID-19 vaccine more effective with longer dosing interval
China's Sinovac Biotech said on Monday that a clinical trial in Brazil showed its COVID-19 vaccine was almost 20 percentage points more... (Source: Reuters: Health)
Source: Reuters: Health - January 18, 2021 Category: Consumer Health News Source Type: news

Best practices for leading in times of uncertainty
The objective of the program, called Partners in Care, was to consistently deliver caring moments to patients and members, as well as to one another. The strategy leaned heavily on creating in-person events and gatherings at the health system’s 33 medical centers so that local leaders could model and strengthen… (Source: bizjournals.com Health Care:Biotechnology headlines)
Source: bizjournals.com Health Care:Biotechnology headlines - January 18, 2021 Category: Biotechnology Authors: Mary Johnson Source Type: news

Roche Annual General Meeting 2021: Exercising of shareholder rights via the independent proxy
Basel, 18 January 2021 - Roche (SIX: RO, ROG; OTCQX: RHHBY) announced today that unfortunately it will not be possible for shareholders to attend the Annual General Meeting in person owing to the ongoing pandemic. Our main concern is to protect our shareholders from any potential health risks that may arise because of the ongoing difficult pandemic situation. As a precautionary and prudent measure, the Board of Directors has decided to conduct the Annual General Meeting of Roche Holding Ltd on Tuesday, 16 March 2021, in accordance with Art. 8 of the Federal Act on the Statutory Principles for Federal Council Ordinances on ...
Source: Roche Media News - January 18, 2021 Category: Pharmaceuticals Source Type: news

Roche Annual General Meeting 2021: Exercising of shareholder rights via the independent proxy
Basel, 18 January 2021 - Roche (SIX: RO, ROG; OTCQX: RHHBY) announced today that unfortunately it will not be possible for shareholders to attend the Annual General Meeting in person owing to the ongoing pandemic. Our main concern is to protect our shareholders from any potential health risks that may arise because of the ongoing difficult pandemic situation. As a precautionary and prudent measure, the Board of Directors has decided to conduct the Annual General Meeting of Roche Holding Ltd on Tuesday, 16 March 2021, in accordance with Art. 8 of the Federal Act on the Statutory Principles for Federal Council Ordinances on ...
Source: Roche Investor Update - January 18, 2021 Category: Pharmaceuticals Source Type: news

Best practices for leading in times of uncertainty
The objective of the program, called Partners in Care, was to consistently deliver caring moments to patients and members, as well as to one another. The strategy leaned heavily on creating in-person events and gatherings at the health system’s 33 medical centers so that local leaders could model and strengthen… (Source: bizjournals.com Health Care:Biotechnology headlines)
Source: bizjournals.com Health Care:Biotechnology headlines - January 18, 2021 Category: Biotechnology Authors: Mary Johnson Source Type: news

Dollar General will pay employees to get Covid-19 vaccine
Dollar General said it will pay employees to get a Covid-19 vaccine. The discounter will provide frontline hourly workers with a one-time payment equivalent to four hours of regular pay after receiving the vaccine, according to a news release. Salaried workers and the company’s distribution and transportation teams will receive similar accommodations. “We do not want our employees to have to choose between receiving a vaccine or coming to work, so we are working to remove barriers,” the… (Source: bizjournals.com Health Care:Biotechnology headlines)
Source: bizjournals.com Health Care:Biotechnology headlines - January 18, 2021 Category: Biotechnology Authors: Meg Wrather Source Type: news

Caplin Point arm inks strategic partnership with Canada's JAMP Pharma Group
C C Paarthipan, Chairman of Caplin Point Laboratories said: "We have targeted Canada as one of our key expansion areas in regulated markets and we are excited to work with JAMP, one of the fastest growing companies in Canada" (Source: The Economic Times Healthcare and Biotech News)
Source: The Economic Times Healthcare and Biotech News - January 18, 2021 Category: Pharmaceuticals Source Type: news

Telangana yet to use Covaxin; inoculation underway in 324 sites
The official said on the second day that Serum Institute's Covishield will be administered as Bharat Biotech's Covaxin is yet to be dispatched to the centres. Telangana received 20,000 doses of the Covaxin as against 3.64 lakh of Covishied. (Source: The Economic Times)
Source: The Economic Times - January 18, 2021 Category: Consumer Health News Source Type: news

India to ship vaccines to neighbours in few weeks
The first destinations would be in India ’s immediate neighbourhood, like Nepal, Bhutan, Bangladesh, Myanmar, Sri Lanka, Afghanistan, Maldives and Mauritius to help them kickstart their own vaccination processes against the coronavirus. (Source: The Economic Times Healthcare and Biotech News)
Source: The Economic Times Healthcare and Biotech News - January 18, 2021 Category: Pharmaceuticals Source Type: news

COVID-19: India records lowest fatalities in eight months
The daily coronavirus infections fell below 14,000 for the second time this month taking India's COVID-19 caseload to 1,05,71,773, while 145 new fatalities were recorded, the lowest in around eight months, according to the Union Health Ministry data updated on Monday. (Source: The Economic Times Healthcare and Biotech News)
Source: The Economic Times Healthcare and Biotech News - January 18, 2021 Category: Pharmaceuticals Source Type: news

Here are the biggest stock market winners and losers in Biden ’s massive stimulus plan
Sectors including banking, biotech, gold mining, green energy and infrastructure will be in play this year. (Source: Reuters: Health)
Source: Reuters: Health - January 17, 2021 Category: Consumer Health News Source Type: news

Coronavirus headlines: Houston clubs criticized; Vaccine clinic updates
A popular nightclub was shut down for violating Covid-19 capacity, while others are drawing scrutiny. Meanwhile, the vaccine clinic at Minute Maid Park saw higher demand than expected, and additional vaccine hubs are coming to Houston. (Source: bizjournals.com Health Care:Biotechnology headlines)
Source: bizjournals.com Health Care:Biotechnology headlines - January 17, 2021 Category: Biotechnology Authors: KHOU 11 staff Source Type: news

Durham analytics firms join to enhance health care data – including Covid-19 findings
Two Durham firms are merging to boost efforts toward analyzing real-world health care data. (Source: bizjournals.com Health Care:Biotechnology headlines)
Source: bizjournals.com Health Care:Biotechnology headlines - January 17, 2021 Category: Biotechnology Authors: Cameron Snipes Source Type: news

Ascend Laboratories recalls over 20,000 bottles of antibacterial drug in US
The US-based Ascend Laboratories LLC is recalling 20,232 bottles of Cephalexin for oral suspension, USP, 125 mg per 5 mL, manufactured by Alkem Laboratories, according to the latest Enforcement Report by the US Food and Drug Administration. (Source: The Economic Times Healthcare and Biotech News)
Source: The Economic Times Healthcare and Biotech News - January 17, 2021 Category: Pharmaceuticals Source Type: news

Metropolis Healthcare to acquire Hitech Diagnostic Centre in a cash, stock deal
S P Ganesan, its promoter and founder, will be part of the leadership team for the next few years to enable a smooth transition and integration with Metropolis, the filing said. (Source: The Economic Times Healthcare and Biotech News)
Source: The Economic Times Healthcare and Biotech News - January 17, 2021 Category: Pharmaceuticals Source Type: news

Seropositivity for COVID-19 found to be lesser in smokers, vegetarians: CSIR survey
The study which was piloted by CSIR-Institute of Genomics and Integrative Biology (IGIB), Delhi said of the 10,427 individuals, 1,058 (10.14 per cent) had antibodies against SARS-CoV-2. (Source: The Economic Times Healthcare and Biotech News)
Source: The Economic Times Healthcare and Biotech News - January 17, 2021 Category: Pharmaceuticals Source Type: news

What will 2021 bring for area health systems? Local CEOs talk finances, projects and consolidation
"If Einstein were to close, it would kill us and we would be next." (Source: bizjournals.com Health Care:Biotechnology headlines)
Source: bizjournals.com Health Care:Biotechnology headlines - January 16, 2021 Category: Biotechnology Authors: John George Source Type: news

Health officials ramp up Covid-19 vaccinations with new sites, eligibility
The Arizona Department of Health Services said Friday it is expanding its Covid-19 vaccination programs, adding distribution at pharmacies and at a second state-run site in the East Valley and broadening the number of people eligible for the vaccine. (Source: bizjournals.com Health Care:Biotechnology headlines)
Source: bizjournals.com Health Care:Biotechnology headlines - January 16, 2021 Category: Biotechnology Source Type: news

4 life sciences companies, including maker of 1st at-home Covid test, file for IPOs totaling nearly $400M
Red-hot IPO trend from 2020 pushes into new year — and more are on the way. (Source: bizjournals.com Health Care:Biotechnology headlines)
Source: bizjournals.com Health Care:Biotechnology headlines - January 16, 2021 Category: Biotechnology Authors: Ron Leuty Source Type: news

Dollar General will pay employees to get Covid-19 vaccine
Dollar General said it will pay employees to get a Covid-19 vaccine. The discounter will provide frontline hourly workers with a one-time payment equivalent to four hours of regular pay after receiving the vaccine, according to a news release. Salaried workers and the company’s distribution and transportation teams will receive similar accommodations. “We do not want our employees to have to choose between receiving a vaccine or coming to work, so we are working to remove barriers,” the… (Source: bizjournals.com Health Care:Biotechnology headlines)
Source: bizjournals.com Health Care:Biotechnology headlines - January 16, 2021 Category: Biotechnology Authors: Meg Wrather Source Type: news

Blood Bank of Hawaii launches ‘Fight Covid with Covid’ initiative
The local nonprofit recently launched a new initiative called “Fight Covid with Covid,” aimed to help further treat Covid-19 patients as the state’s only provider of Covid-19 Convalescent Plasma, or CCP. (Source: bizjournals.com Health Care:Biotechnology headlines)
Source: bizjournals.com Health Care:Biotechnology headlines - January 16, 2021 Category: Biotechnology Authors: Kelsey Kukaua Source Type: news

DARZALEX FASPRO ® (daratumumab and hyaluronidase-fihj) Becomes the First FDA-Approved Treatment for Patients with Newly Diagnosed Light Chain (AL) Amyloidosis
January 15, 2021 (HORSHAM, Pa.) – The Janssen Pharmaceutical Companies of Johnson & Johnson announced today the U.S. Food and Drug Administration (FDA) approval of DARZALEX FASPRO® (daratumumab and hyaluronidase-fihj), a subcutaneous formulation of daratumumab, in combination with bortezomib, cyclophosphamide and dexamethasone (D-VCd) for the treatment of adult patients with newly diagnosed light chain (AL) amyloidosis.[1] DARZALEX FASPRO® is the first and only FDA-approved treatment for patients with this blood cell disorder that is associated with the production of an abnormal protein, which leads to th...
Source: Johnson and Johnson - January 16, 2021 Category: Pharmaceuticals Tags: Our Company Source Type: news

Bharat Biotech ’s consent forms 'must' for Covaxin shot; What does the form say?
(Source: The Economic Times)
Source: The Economic Times - January 16, 2021 Category: Consumer Health News Source Type: news

Bharat Biotech to pay compensation if Covaxin causes side effects
"The compensation for serious adverse event will be paid by sponsor (BBIL) in case if the SAE is proven to be causally related to the vaccine," the consent form said. (Source: The Economic Times Healthcare and Biotech News)
Source: The Economic Times Healthcare and Biotech News - January 16, 2021 Category: Pharmaceuticals Source Type: news

Covid vaccination drive: Bharat Biotech to pay compensation if Covaxin causes side effects
(Source: The Economic Times Healthcare and Biotech News)
Source: The Economic Times Healthcare and Biotech News - January 16, 2021 Category: Pharmaceuticals Source Type: news

From Polio to Tetanus, five vaccines that saved the world before COVID-19 came along
(Source: The Economic Times Healthcare and Biotech News)
Source: The Economic Times Healthcare and Biotech News - January 16, 2021 Category: Pharmaceuticals Source Type: news

India begins world's largest immunisation exercise today
(Source: The Economic Times Healthcare and Biotech News)
Source: The Economic Times Healthcare and Biotech News - January 16, 2021 Category: Pharmaceuticals Source Type: news

Healthcare NGO raises concerns over Covaxin
A day before India begins the world ’s largest Covid-19 vaccination drive, a group of healthcare-focused NGOs has sought clarifications from the government on the approval given to Bharat Biotech’s Covaxin. (Source: The Economic Times)
Source: The Economic Times - January 16, 2021 Category: Consumer Health News Source Type: news

Brown adjusts vaccination schedule for teachers, seniors after federal promise falls through
Earlier this week, state officials had hoped to start vaccinations of those groups much sooner than expected. (Source: bizjournals.com Health Care:Biotechnology headlines)
Source: bizjournals.com Health Care:Biotechnology headlines - January 15, 2021 Category: Biotechnology Authors: Elizabeth Hayes Source Type: news

University Hospitals executive picked for Federal Reserve Bank of Cleveland board
Heidi Gartland, chief government and community relations officer for University Hospitals Cleveland, has been appointed to the board of directors for the Federal Reserve Bank of Cleveland. Each reserve bank's main office has a nine-member board of directors. Six of the directors, including Gartland, represent the general public and consider mostly the interests of agriculture, commerce, industry, services, labor and consumers, the Cleveland Fed said in a statement. Each director is responsible… (Source: bizjournals.com Health Care:Biotechnology headlines)
Source: bizjournals.com Health Care:Biotechnology headlines - January 15, 2021 Category: Biotechnology Authors: Mary Vanac Source Type: news

Oakland Coliseum, three S.F. locations could be first Bay Area mass Covid vaccination site
Baseball stadiums in Los Angeles and San Diego are already being used to distribute Covid vaccines, but not so far in the Bay Area. (Source: bizjournals.com Health Care:Biotechnology headlines)
Source: bizjournals.com Health Care:Biotechnology headlines - January 15, 2021 Category: Biotechnology Authors: Jim Gardner Source Type: news

Independent physician practices struggle to become Covid-19 vaccination sites
Allowing people ’s primary care physicians to administer the vaccine could also help lessen the reluctance that some feel. (Source: bizjournals.com Health Care:Biotechnology headlines)
Source: bizjournals.com Health Care:Biotechnology headlines - January 15, 2021 Category: Biotechnology Authors: Felicia Alvarez Source Type: news

Accolade's stock surges following proposed $460M acquisition of 2nd.MD
Accolade Inc. has agreed to acquire telemedicine company 2nd.MD in a deal valued at up to $460 million, six months after an initial public offering. The proposed deal sent Accolade's stock up 10% in trading Friday, closing at $52.35 per share. Founded in 2007, Accolade is a technology and health care concierge company that helps people navigate the complexities of medical delivery and workplace benefits. The company has dual headquarters in Seattle, where it had 150 employees as of last September,… (Source: bizjournals.com Health Care:Biotechnology headlines)
Source: bizjournals.com Health Care:Biotechnology headlines - January 15, 2021 Category: Biotechnology Authors: John George Source Type: news

Broad Institute director, MIT research exec to join Biden administration
Eric Lander, president and founding director of the Broad Institute of MIT and Harvard, and Maria Zuber, MIT ’s vice president for research, have been tapped by President-elect Joe Biden for top science roles in his administration. Lander, 63, has been director of the Broad since 2004, and previously served as co-chair of the President’s Council of Advisors on Science and Technology for President Bara ck Obama for eight years until 2017. Lander will take a leave of absence from MIT, where he… (Source: bizjournals.com Health Care:Biotechnology headlines)
Source: bizjournals.com Health Care:Biotechnology headlines - January 15, 2021 Category: Biotechnology Authors: Don Seiffert Source Type: news

Santa Clara County blames feds for bad info on limited Covid vaccine supply
Santa Clara County is expanding Covid-19 vaccination sites even as county officials say they have nowhere near the doses available to meet demand. County Counsel James Williams laid the blame squarely on the federal government, which he said is not communicating details of vaccine availability with state or local officials, leaving them to depend on news media reports for information. “We learned a few days ago, for example, that the fede ral government was going to release stockpiles of vaccine… (Source: bizjournals.com Health Care:Biotechnology headlines)
Source: bizjournals.com Health Care:Biotechnology headlines - January 15, 2021 Category: Biotechnology Authors: Jody Meacham Source Type: news

Former UCSF dean David Kessler named to lead federal vaccine efforts under Biden
He is one of a number of notable Biden administration officials specializing in health care with strong ties to the Bay Area. (Source: bizjournals.com Health Care:Biotechnology headlines)
Source: bizjournals.com Health Care:Biotechnology headlines - January 15, 2021 Category: Biotechnology Authors: Kevin Truong Source Type: news

With lab space at a premium, Fred Hutch considers converting offices during expansion
Lab space is difficult to secure in Seattle where the vacancy rate is less than 1%. Growing biotechs are gobbling up space as quickly as it's built. (Source: bizjournals.com Health Care:Physician Practices headlines)
Source: bizjournals.com Health Care:Physician Practices headlines - January 15, 2021 Category: American Health Authors: Megan Campbell Source Type: news

Advancing The World Through Biotech With Dr. Michelle McMurry-Heath
The head of the Biotechnology Innovation Organization, or BIO, shares fascinating insights on battling Covid-19, exciting advances being made on other diseases and much else. (Source: Forbes.com Healthcare News)
Source: Forbes.com Healthcare News - January 15, 2021 Category: Pharmaceuticals Authors: Steve Forbes, Forbes Staff Tags: Policy /policy Business /business Innovation /innovation Healthcare /healthcare Editors' Pick editors-pick Source Type: news

Here ’s when teachers in Northern Kentucky will receive Covid-19 vaccine
St. Elizabeth is also working directly with school administrators in Boone, Campbell, Grant and Kenton County K-12 school districts – both public and parochial – to schedule vaccine appointments. (Source: bizjournals.com Health Care:Biotechnology headlines)
Source: bizjournals.com Health Care:Biotechnology headlines - January 15, 2021 Category: Biotechnology Authors: Liz Engel Source Type: news

Why Bon Secours Mercy Health is launching new affiliate
"We push the envelope when it comes to logistics. Our operating model is very succinct and vertically integrated. We wanted to start to share that with others and build a business out of it. ” (Source: bizjournals.com Health Care:Biotechnology headlines)
Source: bizjournals.com Health Care:Biotechnology headlines - January 15, 2021 Category: Biotechnology Authors: Liz Engel Source Type: news

Vir Biotechnology and GSK announce NHS-supported AGILE study to evaluate VIR-7832 in the early treatment of COVID-19
Vir Biotechnology, Inc. (Nasdaq: VIR) and GlaxoSmithKline plc (LSE/NYSE: GSK) announced an agreement with the U.K.-based AGILE initiative to evaluate VIR-7832 in patients with mild to moderate COVID-19 in a Phase 1b/2a clinical trial. VIR-7832 is a neutralising COVID-19 antibody that preclinical data suggests has two distinguishing properties: an enhanced ability to clear infected cells and the potential to enhance virus-specific T cell function, which could help treat and/or prevent COVID-19 infection. (Source: World Pharma News)
Source: World Pharma News - January 15, 2021 Category: Pharmaceuticals Tags: Featured GlaxoSmithKline Business and Industry Source Type: news

10 Minutes With... Candace Ifabiyi, Dole VA Medical Center
Candace Ifabiyi, CEO for the Dole VA Hospital, said the medical center has done well in distributing the Covid-19 vaccine quickly. (Source: bizjournals.com Health Care:Biotechnology headlines)
Source: bizjournals.com Health Care:Biotechnology headlines - January 15, 2021 Category: Biotechnology Authors: Kirk Seminoff Source Type: news

BayCare, AdventHealth share their growth and strategy plans for 2021
Hospital CEOs share what's ahead for the new year from building new hospitals to freestanding ERs. (Source: bizjournals.com Health Care:Biotechnology headlines)
Source: bizjournals.com Health Care:Biotechnology headlines - January 15, 2021 Category: Biotechnology Authors: Veronica Brezina-Smith Source Type: news

Largest Bay Area Digital Health Companies
This List includes digital health companies with offices in the Greater Bay Area, which is defined as Alameda, Contra Costa, Marin, Napa, San Francisco, San Mateo, Santa Clara, Solano and Sonoma counties. Information was obtained from company representatives and SFBT research. In case of ties, companywide employees is used as secondary ranking criteria. (Source: bizjournals.com Health Care:Biotechnology headlines)
Source: bizjournals.com Health Care:Biotechnology headlines - January 15, 2021 Category: Biotechnology Source Type: news

Largest Pittsburgh-area Elder Care Providers
Information was obtained from individual firms and firm websites and could not be independently verified by the Pittsburgh Business Times. In the case of ties, companies are listed alphabetically. (Source: bizjournals.com Health Care:Biotechnology headlines)
Source: bizjournals.com Health Care:Biotechnology headlines - January 15, 2021 Category: Biotechnology Source Type: news

Where Philadelphia's largest companies, law firms stand on political giving after Capitol riot
Some plan to cut contributions to the 147 members of Congress who voted against certifying the President-elect Joe Biden's November win, others chose to suspend all giving and virtually all of them are evaluating their criteria and policies. (Source: bizjournals.com Health Care:Biotechnology headlines)
Source: bizjournals.com Health Care:Biotechnology headlines - January 15, 2021 Category: Biotechnology Authors: Jeff Blumenthal Source Type: news

Foundation led by retired local CEO pledges $500K to support Dayton Children's
Dayton Children's Hospital has received a six-figure gift from a foundation led by the former CEO of one of Southwest Ohio's largest staffing companies. (Source: bizjournals.com Health Care:Biotechnology headlines)
Source: bizjournals.com Health Care:Biotechnology headlines - January 15, 2021 Category: Biotechnology Authors: Jacob Fisher Source Type: news

Why loneliness in America is rising
There are 330 million Americans, yet we ’re lonely and getting lonelier.  Cigna fielded a survey of 10,000 U.S. adults [1] to further explore the impact of loneliness in our culture, and in our workplace. Loneliness in America is up 7-percentage points from 54% in 2018 to 61% in 2019.  Why? Not enough social support, too few meaningf ul social interactions, poor physical and mental health, not enough balance in our lives. For resources on how to overcome loneliness and signs to look for, visit… (Source: bizjournals.com Health Care:Biotechnology headlines)
Source: bizjournals.com Health Care:Biotechnology headlines - January 15, 2021 Category: Biotechnology Authors: Cigna Source Type: news

Need a business strategy for 2021? Try pivotal leadership.
Pivotal leadership — the ability to transform challenging crises into bold solutions and a new future — is essential. (Source: bizjournals.com Health Care:Biotechnology headlines)
Source: bizjournals.com Health Care:Biotechnology headlines - January 15, 2021 Category: Biotechnology Authors: Marcia Daszko Source Type: news