Catalent Announces Acquisition of Japanese Facility to Provide Local...
Catalent, a global leader in clinical supply services, today announced a deal to acquire a clinical packaging facility in Minakuchi, located in the Shiga prefecture of Japan, from Teva-Takeda...(PRWeb May 20, 2020)Read the full story at https://www.prweb.com/releases/catalent_announces_acquisition_of_japanese_facility_to_provide_local_and_global_clinical_supply_solutions/prweb17137150.htm (Source: PRWeb: Medical Pharmaceuticals)
Source: PRWeb: Medical Pharmaceuticals - May 20, 2020 Category: Pharmaceuticals Source Type: news

Supporting Syrian families displaced by armed conflict: a pilot randomized controlled trial of the Caregiver Support Intervention - Miller KE, Koppenol-Gonzalez GV, Arnous M, Tossyeh F, Chen A, Nahas N, Jordans MJD.
BACKGROUND: The impact of armed conflict and displacement on children's mental health is strongly mediated by compromised parenting stemming from persistently high caregiver stress. Parenting interventions for refugees emphasize the acquisition of parentin... (Source: SafetyLit)
Source: SafetyLit - May 19, 2020 Category: International Medicine & Public Health Tags: Age: Adolescents Source Type: news

Racial and ethnic differences in women's HIV risk and attitudes towards pre-exposure prophylaxis (PrEP) in the context of the substance use, violence, and depression syndemic - Willie TC, Kershaw TS, Blackstock O, Galvao RW, Safon CB, Tekeste M, Ogburn DF, Wilbourn B, Modrakovic D, Taggart T, Kaplan C, Caldwell A, Calabrese SK.
Women with syndemic conditions, i.e., two or more co-occurring epidemics, are at elevated risk for HIV acquisition and are therefore prime candidates for pre-exposure prophylaxis (PrEP). However, PrEP uptake remains low among women, especially among Black ... (Source: SafetyLit)
Source: SafetyLit - May 19, 2020 Category: International Medicine & Public Health Tags: Social Etiologies and Disparities Source Type: news

ANALYSIS: Grubhub and Doordash revealed as money losing scams that only exist to sucker naive investors
(Natural News) As Uber and Grubhub continue merger talks, questions are being raised over how food-delivery companies such as the latter, as well as rival DoorDash, are actually making money for their investors. In their latest round of merger talks, Grubhub rejected Uber’s offer of 1.9 of the latter’s shares for one of its shares, stating that the... (Source: NaturalNews.com)
Source: NaturalNews.com - May 19, 2020 Category: Consumer Health News Source Type: news

Quality Inn Acquisition Checks In at Nearly $1.4M (Real Deals)
Sohang Krupa LLC, led by Jaiminbhai and Zalakben Patel, bought the 59-room hotel in Jacksonville. The seller is Shree Laxmi Krupa Inc., led by Chandrika Patel. (Source: Arkansas Business - Health Care)
Source: Arkansas Business - Health Care - May 18, 2020 Category: American Health Source Type: news

ActiGraph Announces Acquisition by ArchiMed
Partnership will deepen the breadth and value of ActiGraph’s wearable patient monitoring solutions portfolio(PRWeb May 18, 2020)Read the full story at https://www.prweb.com/releases/actigraph_announces_acquisition_by_archimed/prweb17118030.htm (Source: PRWeb: Medical Pharmaceuticals)
Source: PRWeb: Medical Pharmaceuticals - May 18, 2020 Category: Pharmaceuticals Source Type: news

Med-tech firm Conventus raises $24.5 million for acquisition
The target is Flower Orthopedics, a Horsham, Pa.-based company that sells pre-packaged foot and ankle implants and surgical tools. It has about 20 employees. (Source: bizjournals.com Health Care:Pharmaceuticals headlines)
Source: bizjournals.com Health Care:Pharmaceuticals headlines - May 17, 2020 Category: Pharmaceuticals Authors: Carrigan Miller Source Type: news

Med-tech firm Conventus raises $24.5 million for acquisition
The target is Flower Orthopedics, a Horsham, Pa.-based company that sells pre-packaged foot and ankle implants and surgical tools. It has about 20 employees. (Source: bizjournals.com Health Care:Biotechnology headlines)
Source: bizjournals.com Health Care:Biotechnology headlines - May 17, 2020 Category: Biotechnology Authors: Carrigan Miller Source Type: news

DOD awards $138 million contract to ApiJect to develop vaccines for coronavirus with RFID chips and GPS tracking
(Natural News) The Department of Defense’s (DOD) Joint Acquisition Task Force in partnership with the Department of Health and Human Services (HHS) has awarded ApiJect Systems America a lucrative $138 million contract to produce hundreds of millions of “smart” syringes for administering Wuhan coronavirus (COVID-19) vaccines to the masses. According to the Pentagon, ApiJect subsidiary... (Source: NaturalNews.com)
Source: NaturalNews.com - May 16, 2020 Category: Consumer Health News Source Type: news

BKD acquires Texas health care consulting firm
BKD CPAs& Advisors announced an acquisition that will provide a booster shot to its health care business in the Dallas area. On Friday, BKD announced its purchase of CampbellWilson LLP, a health care consulting firm that specializes in time studies that help providers maximize reimbursements from Medicaid and Medicare. Terms of the deal, which is to become effective June 1, were not disclosed. CampbellWilson was founde d in 1988 and has grown to a $3 million consulting practice, according to a… (Source: bizjournals.com Health Care:Biotechnology headlines)
Source: bizjournals.com Health Care:Biotechnology headlines - May 15, 2020 Category: Biotechnology Authors: Brian Kaberline Source Type: news

GenesisCare closes 21st Century Oncology acquisition
Australian cancer and cardiac care company GenesisCare has closed the previously...Read more on AuntMinnie.comRelated Reading: GenesisCare acquires 21st Century Oncology ASTRO names new officers to its board 21st Century Oncology names new CEO MIM Software lands Australian order 21st Century Oncology launches IPO (Source: AuntMinnie.com Headlines)
Source: AuntMinnie.com Headlines - May 15, 2020 Category: Radiology Source Type: news

Initially hiding CAD findings could improve mammography
The performance of computer-aided detection (CAD) software for breast cancer...Read more on AuntMinnie.comRelated Reading: MRI features help predict breast cancer prognosis AI-based CAD accurately detects tuberculosis on chest x-rays FDA recognizes AI-based image acquisition software AI boosts radiologists' mammography performance AI performs well in large-scale breast screening study (Source: AuntMinnie.com Headlines)
Source: AuntMinnie.com Headlines - May 15, 2020 Category: Radiology Source Type: news

AcquisitionOfNorthernBiologics
Boehringer Ingelheim Acquires Northern Biologics ’ Preclinical Cancer Antibody Pipeline, Expanding Immuno-oncology Portfolio Acquisition provides assets targeting the tumor stroma and myeloid cellsThese new programs targeting the tumor microenvironment are the latest in a series of strategic acquisitions and collaborations that strengthen Boehringer Ingelheim ’s position in cancer immunology, with leading assets and robust capabilities in cancer vaccines, oncolytic viruses,  T-cell engagers and myeloid cell modulators Acquisition of Versant-built company based in Toronto ’s MaRS Discovery D...
Source: Boehringer Ingelheim Corporate News - May 14, 2020 Category: Research Source Type: news

RadNet navigates effects of pandemic in Q1
Acquisitions and price increases helped imaging services provider RadNet to...Read more on AuntMinnie.comRelated Reading: RadNet to acquire AI software firm DeepHealth RadNet forms partnership with AI developer RadNet inks Del. contract RadNet launches AI division with Nulogix acquisition RadNet inks deal to acquire Calif. radiology group (Source: AuntMinnie.com Headlines)
Source: AuntMinnie.com Headlines - May 12, 2020 Category: Radiology Source Type: news

A formative figure in the company's history: Roche Honorary Chairman Fritz Gerber dies at the age of 91
Basel, 11 Mai 2020- On May 10th 2020 Dr. h.c. Fritz Gerber died in his 92nd year. For more than two decades, he had shaped Roche's development into a leading global healthcare company in an exceptionally successful dual role as Group CEO (1978-1998) and Chairman of the Board (1978-2001). He remained closely associated with Roche throughout his life as Honorary Chairman. Starting at the end of the 1970s, Fritz Gerber led the company from a difficult situation to new success. Under his leadership, Roche's Group structures were fundamentally renewed and decentralized – ranging from focusing on the core businesses to mod...
Source: Roche Investor Update - May 11, 2020 Category: Pharmaceuticals Source Type: news

A formative figure in the company's history: Roche Honorary Chairman Fritz Gerber dies at the age of 91
Basel, 11 Mai 2020 - On May 10th 2020 Dr. h.c. Fritz Gerber died in his 92nd year. For more than two decades, he had shaped Roche's development into a leading global healthcare company in an exceptionally successful dual role as Group CEO (1978-1998) and Chairman of the Board (1978-2001). He remained closely associated with Roche throughout his life as Honorary Chairman. Starting at the end of the 1970s, Fritz Gerber led the company from a difficult situation to new success. Under his leadership, Roche's Group structures were fundamentally renewed and decentralized – ranging from focusing on the core businesses to mo...
Source: Roche Media News - May 11, 2020 Category: Pharmaceuticals Source Type: news

BioPharmX Corporation Urges Stockholders to Vote Now on Proposed Merger with Timber Pharmaceuticals
CAMPBELL, Calif., May 8, 2020 -- (Healthcare Sales & Marketing Network) -- BioPharmX Corporation (NYSE American: BPMX) ("BioPharmX") is urging its stockholders to vote now on the proposed merger of BioPharmX with Timber Pharmaceuticals LLC (&quo... Biopharmaceuticals, Drug Delivery, Mergers & Acquisitions BioPharmX, Timber Pharmaceuticals, HyantX, Topical Delivery, ichthyosis (Source: HSMN NewsFeed)
Source: HSMN NewsFeed - May 8, 2020 Category: Pharmaceuticals Source Type: news

The Dedalus Group, Participated by Ardian, Acquires Part of the Agfa-Gevaert Group's Healthcare IT Business
The Dedalus Group, a leading European company, and one of the worldwide main ones, active in clinical healthcare information systems to support clinical professionals and organizations in order to improve their care quality level according to an economic and financial sustainability approach, announces that it has completed the acquisition of part of Agfa HealthCare (Agfa-Gevaert Group) IT business for the healthcare sector. (Source: eHealth News EU)
Source: eHealth News EU - May 7, 2020 Category: Information Technology Tags: Featured Industry Business and Industry Source Type: news

Centene signs lease to expand in Florida
The new lease follows Centene's acquisition of WellCare Health Plans earlier this year. (Source: bizjournals.com Health Care:Pharmaceuticals headlines)
Source: bizjournals.com Health Care:Pharmaceuticals headlines - May 6, 2020 Category: Pharmaceuticals Authors: Ashley Gurbal Kritzer Source Type: news

Temple, Jefferson call off Fox Chase Cancer Center deal
Jefferson University and Temple University have called off the planned acquisition of Fox Chase Cancer Center by Jefferson because of the "devastating economic impact" of Covid-19. The organizations announced the termination of the transaction late Tuesday, saying the decision was amicable. “This transaction is the latest casualty of Covid-19,” said Dr. Stephen K. Klasko, president of Thomas Jefferson University and CEO of Jefferson Health. “Because of the tremendous impact that the virus… (Source: bizjournals.com Health Care:Pharmaceuticals headlines)
Source: bizjournals.com Health Care:Pharmaceuticals headlines - May 5, 2020 Category: Pharmaceuticals Authors: John George Source Type: news

Temple, Jefferson call off Fox Chase Cancer Center deal
Jefferson University and Temple University have called off the planned acquisition of Fox Chase Cancer Center by Jefferson because of the "devastating economic impact" of Covid-19. The organizations announced the termination of the transaction late Tuesday, saying the decision was amicable. “This transaction is the latest casualty of Covid-19,” said Dr. Stephen K. Klasko, president of Thomas Jefferson University and CEO of Jefferson Health. “Because of the tremendous impact that the virus… (Source: bizjournals.com Health Care:Biotechnology headlines)
Source: bizjournals.com Health Care:Biotechnology headlines - May 5, 2020 Category: Biotechnology Authors: John George Source Type: news

Alexion pays $1.4B for Bay Area biotech in bid to double commercial portfolio
With its own product portfolio under threat of competition, Alexion Pharmaceuticals Inc. is working to solidify its foothold in the red-hot blood disorder market through a $1.4 billion acquisition. Alexion (Nasdaq: ALXN) is absorbing San Francisco biotech Portola Pharmaceuticals Inc. (Nasdaq: PTLA), the companies announced Tuesday. The Boston-based biotech giant will pay $18 per share for Portola, which was trading at $7.76 per share when markets closed Monday. Portola’s stock price jumpe d nearly… (Source: bizjournals.com Health Care:Biotechnology headlines)
Source: bizjournals.com Health Care:Biotechnology headlines - May 5, 2020 Category: Biotechnology Authors: Allison DeAngelis Source Type: news

NY Pause brings health-care renovations, expansions, acquisitions to a standstill
Two years ago, 27 health-care projects were in the works across the region. The flow has now slowed to a trickle. (Source: bizjournals.com Health Care:Pharmaceuticals headlines)
Source: bizjournals.com Health Care:Pharmaceuticals headlines - May 2, 2020 Category: Pharmaceuticals Authors: Tracey Drury Source Type: news

NY Pause brings health-care renovations, expansions, acquisitions to a standstill
Two years ago, 27 health-care projects were in the works across the region. The flow has now slowed to a trickle. (Source: bizjournals.com Health Care:Biotechnology headlines)
Source: bizjournals.com Health Care:Biotechnology headlines - May 2, 2020 Category: Biotechnology Authors: Tracey Drury Source Type: news

New Acquisition Could Give Abiomed Access to Help COVID-19 Patients
Abiomed, maker of the Impella heart pump, could have the chance to reach some COVID-19 patients with its latest acquisition. The Danvers, MA-based company said it acquired Breethe, a developer of an extracorporeal membrane oxygenation system for an undisclosed sum. Breethe has applied for a 510K clearance of the ECMO system. The Baltimore, MD-based company’s technology has the potential to serve the needs of patients whose lungs can longer provide sufficient oxygenation, including patients suffering from cardiogenic shock, cardiac arrest or respiratory failure such as due to ARDS, H1N1, SARS, or COVID-19....
Source: MDDI - May 1, 2020 Category: Medical Devices Authors: Omar Ford Tags: COVID-19 Cardiovascular Source Type: news

Medtech in a Minute: Another Deal Bites the Dust, Telemedicine Changes the Game, and More
Another Deal Bites the Dust Citing a negative market impact from COVID-19, Alphatec backed out of its agreement to acquire EOS Imaging. While the deal is no longer feasible as contemplated, Alphatec said it is open to a strategic collaboration, if EOS is willing. Earlier this month, Organovo killed a proposed merger with Tarveda Therapeutics, but not because of the pandemic. That decision was prompted by indecisive scientific data on Organovo's part. Telemedicine Is Changing the Diabetes Game Telemedicine is emerging as the hero technology during COVID-19. In the diabetes space, the technology is enabling new patient acces...
Source: MDDI - April 30, 2020 Category: Medical Devices Authors: Amanda Pedersen Tags: Business Source Type: news

Motiv shifts its smart rings from health tracking to biometrics following acquisition
The company has halted sales of the Motiv Ring to consumers, but will continue to support its health tracking app for existing owners. (Source: mobihealthnews)
Source: mobihealthnews - April 29, 2020 Category: Information Technology Source Type: news

FDA updates mammo facility guidance for COVID-19
The U.S. Food and Drug Administration (FDA) on April 27 updated its guidance...Read more on AuntMinnie.comRelated Reading: FDA cuts back on U.S. inspections due to COVID-19 FDA offers mammo facility guidance for COVID-19 FDA pauses international inspections due to COVID-19 FDA recognizes AI-based image acquisition software FDA proposes electronic 510(k) submission template (Source: AuntMinnie.com Headlines)
Source: AuntMinnie.com Headlines - April 29, 2020 Category: Radiology Source Type: news

Report: Optum in talks to buy virtual therapy provider for $470 million
UnitedHealth Group Inc.'s Optum unit is reportedly pursuing an acquisition of AbleTo, a New York provider of remote mental health services, for about $470 million. CNBC, citing sources familiar with the matter, said that the deal would value AbleTo at about 10 times forward revenue, though they noted that the terms of the acquisition could still change. Both companies declined to comment. AbleTo provides virtual mental-health treatments to patients, either via phone or text chat with its network… (Source: bizjournals.com Health Care:Biotechnology headlines)
Source: bizjournals.com Health Care:Biotechnology headlines - April 28, 2020 Category: Biotechnology Authors: Mark Reilly Source Type: news

Alphatec Pulls Out of Deal to Acquire EOS Imaging
Alphatec is pulling out of its agreement to acquire EOS Imaging because of negative impacts on the market caused by the novel coronavirus [COVID-19]. Carlsbad, CA-based Alphatec said based upon its assessment, it concluded that a “Material Adverse Effect” has occurred, resulting in circumstances that are no longer conducive to the completion of the transaction described in the terms of agreement. Instead, Alphatec said the door is open for the two companies to collaborate. The surgical spine specialist announced in late February that it would pick up EOS Imaging for $88 million, plus deb...
Source: MDDI - April 27, 2020 Category: Medical Devices Authors: Omar Ford Tags: COVID-19 Orthopedics Source Type: news

Regulator approves long-running merger plans
Regulators have approved a merger between two foundation trusts after initially blocking the plans seven years ago. (Source: HSJ)
Source: HSJ - April 27, 2020 Category: UK Health Source Type: news

JCR Pharmaceuticals announces Completion of Acquisition of ArmaGen, Inc.
ASHIYA, Japan and SAN DIEGO, April 27, 2020 -- (Healthcare Sales & Marketing Network) -- JCR Pharmaceuticals Co., Ltd. (TSE 4552; "JCR") announced that it has completed the previously announced acquisition of ArmaGen, Inc., a privately held US b... Biopharmaceuticals, Mergers & Acquisitions ArmaGen, JCR Pharmaceuticals, J-Brain Cargo (Source: HSMN NewsFeed)
Source: HSMN NewsFeed - April 27, 2020 Category: Pharmaceuticals Source Type: news

With its latest acquisition, One Drop looks to integrate Sano Intelligence's CGM wearable for broader health monitoring
One Drop recently announced the acquisition of Sano's assets, IP and a portion of its staff. (Source: mobihealthnews)
Source: mobihealthnews - April 21, 2020 Category: Information Technology Source Type: news

Conformis Gets Some Economic Relief to Help with Negative COVID-19 Impact
There is a bit of relief for Conformis, a maker of custom orthopedic implants, which has been impacted significantly by the novel coronavirus (COVID-19). The Billerica, MA-based company said in a release it received $4.7 million under the paycheck protection program (PPP) offered by the U.S. Small Business Administration. In response to the coronavirus (COVID-19) pandemic, the Coronavirus Aid, Relief, and Economic Security Act authorizes the SBA to make available low-interest rate loans to qualified small businesses under the PPP. According to the terms of the PPP, all or a portion of the loan may be fully forgiven if the ...
Source: MDDI - April 21, 2020 Category: Medical Devices Tags: COVID-19 Business Source Type: news

Amblyotech, A Digital Therapeutics Company, Announces It Has Been Acquired by Novartis
Amblyotech Inc. is a clinical stage digital therapeutics company committed to the advancement of treatments and diagnostics for amblyopia (lazy eye) and other ocular disorders Acquisition will advance this innovative therapeutic program intended to trea... Biopharmaceuticals, Ophthalmology, Mergers & Acquisitions Amblyotech, Novartis, amblyopia (Source: HSMN NewsFeed)
Source: HSMN NewsFeed - April 20, 2020 Category: Pharmaceuticals Source Type: news

Digital Therapeutics Leader Biofourmis Expands into Oncology Market with Strategic Acquisition of Gaido Health
Acquisition of Gaido Health from Takeda Digital Ventures builds Biofourmis' digital therapeutics portfolio in oncology, while improving the care experience for cancer patients and providers BOSTON, April 16, 2020 -- (Healthcare Sales & Marketing Network... Biopharmaceuticals, Oncology, Acquisitions Biofourmis, Gaido Health, digital therapeutics, Biovitals (Source: HSMN NewsFeed)
Source: HSMN NewsFeed - April 16, 2020 Category: Pharmaceuticals Source Type: news

Tanzania: Govt Cancels its National Holiday Celebration as COVID Rate Rises
[VOA] Tanzania has canceled this year's April 26 national holiday celebration commemorating the 1964 merger of Tanganyika and Zanzibar to become Tanzania as the country's coronavirus tally rises. (Source: AllAfrica News: Health and Medicine)
Source: AllAfrica News: Health and Medicine - April 16, 2020 Category: African Health Source Type: news

Hanging by a thread? Forests and drought
Trees are the living foundations on which most terrestrial biodiversity is built. Central to the success of trees are their woody bodies, which connect their elevated photosynthetic canopies with the essential belowground activities of water and nutrient acquisition. The slow construction of these carbon-dense, woody skeletons leads to a slow generation time, leaving trees and forests highly susceptible to rapid changes in climate. Other long-lived, sessile organisms such as corals appear to be poorly equipped to survive rapid changes, which raises questions about the vulnerability of contemporary forests to future climate...
Source: ScienceNOW - April 15, 2020 Category: Science Authors: Brodribb, T. J., Powers, J., Cochard, H., Choat, B. Tags: Botany, Ecology special/review Source Type: news

Mylan names Coury executive chairman again
Mylan NV on Wednesday named Chairman Robert J. Coury to the role of executive chairman as the company deals with not only the COVID-19 global pandemic, but also works to complete a merger with the Upjohn unit of Pfizer Inc. It's the second time Coury has been executive chairman of the pharmaceutical company, which is now headquartered in The Netherlands but is run from its global center at Southpointe in Canonsburg. The longtime Mylan board member was CEO from 2002 to 2012 and was then executive… (Source: bizjournals.com Health Care:Biotechnology headlines)
Source: bizjournals.com Health Care:Biotechnology headlines - April 15, 2020 Category: Biotechnology Authors: Paul J. Gough Source Type: news

Mylan names Coury executive chairman again
Mylan NV on Wednesday named Chairman Robert J. Coury to the role of executive chairman as the company deals with not only the COVID-19 global pandemic, but also works to complete a merger with the Upjohn unit of Pfizer Inc. It's the second time Coury has been executive chairman of the pharmaceutical company, which is now headquartered in The Netherlands but is run from its global center at Southpointe in Canonsburg. The longtime Mylan board member was CEO from 2002 to 2012 and was then executive… (Source: bizjournals.com Health Care:Pharmaceuticals headlines)
Source: bizjournals.com Health Care:Pharmaceuticals headlines - April 15, 2020 Category: Pharmaceuticals Authors: Paul J. Gough Source Type: news

One Drop ’s Latest Acquisition Takes it Deeper into Telemedicine
Medtech deals are still happening despite the economic pressures brought on by the coronavirus pandemic. The latest deal sees digital health specialist One Drop acquiring all the assets and intellectual property of Sano Intelligence for an undisclosed sum.   San Francisco, CA-based Sano had developed a biometric sensor that tells a person important things about their health by revealing how the person’s body metabolizes glucose. The deal between the two was structured as an asset purchase with several members of the Sano team slated to join One Drop.   New York-based One Drop said ...
Source: MDDI - April 14, 2020 Category: Medical Devices Tags: Digital Health COVID-19 Source Type: news

FirstMedCommsJobs: The Allegro training programme – an update
To celebrate the Allegro 100 milestone, Katie Johnson (Talent Acquisition Associate) and Eleanor Thomas (Medical Writer and a graduate of the Allegro programme) joined Peter Llewelyn for a... The post FirstMedCommsJobs: The Allegro training programme – an update appeared first on Ashfield Healthcare. (Source: Ashfield Healthcare News)
Source: Ashfield Healthcare News - April 14, 2020 Category: Pharmaceuticals Authors: Ashfield Healthcare Communications Source Type: news

Adventist Health acquires community health planning venture
A recent acquisition by Roseville-based Adventist Health could see the health system play a larger role in community planning and environmental health. This week, Adventist announced that it's acquired Blue Zones LLC, a Minneapolis-based company that researches and assesses community health. Blue Zones originally started as a project for National Geographic, which was written by Blue Zone's founder, Dan Buettner, in 2005. The company name is ba sed on the concept that there are five “blue zones”… (Source: bizjournals.com Health Care:Pharmaceuticals headlines)
Source: bizjournals.com Health Care:Pharmaceuticals headlines - April 10, 2020 Category: Pharmaceuticals Authors: Felicia Alvarez Source Type: news

Adventist Health acquires community health planning venture
A recent acquisition by Roseville-based Adventist Health could see the health system play a larger role in community planning and environmental health. This week, Adventist announced that it's acquired Blue Zones LLC, a Minneapolis-based company that researches and assesses community health. Blue Zones originally started as a project for National Geographic, which was written by Blue Zone's founder, Dan Buettner, in 2005. The company name is ba sed on the concept that there are five “blue zones”… (Source: bizjournals.com Health Care:Biotechnology headlines)
Source: bizjournals.com Health Care:Biotechnology headlines - April 10, 2020 Category: Biotechnology Authors: Felicia Alvarez Source Type: news

Pentagon will accelerate PPE production with faster, more nimble contracts
With caps on the prototype acquisition vehicle lifted, defense officials want new ideas from industry on how to produce and decontaminate protective gear. (Source: bizjournals.com Health Care:Pharmaceuticals headlines)
Source: bizjournals.com Health Care:Pharmaceuticals headlines - April 9, 2020 Category: Pharmaceuticals Authors: Carten Cordell Source Type: news

Organovo Says No to Tarveda Merger
Organovo Holdings said it has terminated its merger agreement with Tarveda Therapeutics. The San Diego, CA-based company originally submitted the proposal to merge with Tarveda Therapeutics late last year. Watertown, MA-based Tarveda is a clinical-stage biopharmaceutical company developing a new class of potent and selective precision oncology medicines, which it refers to as Pentarin miniature drug conjugates. The merger proposal, which would have been an all-stock transaction, was voted down during a recent special meeting of stockholders. If the merger had gone through the combined company would have operated under the ...
Source: MDDI - April 9, 2020 Category: Medical Devices Authors: Omar Ford Tags: Business Source Type: news

Why 'Kimtirement' is a real thing with this longtime biotech exec
After her company completed a merger in November, people told Kim Popovits to take six months off before considering anything. (Source: bizjournals.com Health Care:Pharmaceuticals headlines)
Source: bizjournals.com Health Care:Pharmaceuticals headlines - April 8, 2020 Category: Pharmaceuticals Authors: Ron Leuty Source Type: news

Regulator: Circle merger would reduce competition in two areas
The competition regulator has said it will allow the merger of two private hospital groups if its concerns about reduced competition in two regions are resolved. (Source: HSJ)
Source: HSJ - April 8, 2020 Category: UK Health Source Type: news

Red Nucleus Acquires R & D Software Solution
Acquisition Creates Industry Game Changer(PRWeb April 08, 2020)Read the full story at https://www.prweb.com/releases/red_nucleus_acquires_r_d_software_solution/prweb17032556.htm (Source: PRWeb: Medical Pharmaceuticals)
Source: PRWeb: Medical Pharmaceuticals - April 8, 2020 Category: Pharmaceuticals Source Type: news

Allurion Files for PMA Submission of Elipse Gastric Balloon
Allurion Technologies is one step closer to having its Elipse gastric balloon enter the U.S. market. The Natick, MA-based company announced the PMA submission of the device early Tuesday. The submission comes hot on the heels of Allurion raising $34 million in new funding through a securities financing and a growth capital term loan. Allurion also announced the hiring of Joyce Johnson as VP, Regulatory Affairs and Quality Assurance. “Joyce comes to Allurion at an opportune and exciting time as we work towards receiving US regulatory approval from the FDA for the Elipse Balloon,” said Sha...
Source: MDDI - April 7, 2020 Category: Medical Devices Authors: Omar Ford Tags: Implants Regulatory and Compliance Source Type: news