U of L won't buy Jewish Hospital, other KentuckyOne assets
The University of Louisville announced Wednesday evening that it is ending its efforts to take over KentuckyOne Health Inc.'s Louisville assets. The university ended the talks citing its inability to find a "suitable partner to help fund the acquisition," according to a news release from the school. U of L entered into a talks with KentuckyOne and its parent organization, Colorado-based Catholic Health Initiatives, or CHI, in December. C HI and KentuckyOne have been trying to sell their Louisville… (Source: bizjournals.com Health Care:Biotechnology headlines)
Source: bizjournals.com Health Care:Biotechnology headlines - June 13, 2019 Category: Biotechnology Authors: Chris Larson Source Type: news

Dassault Puts Down $5.8B for Medidata Solutions
Dassault Systèmes said that it has struck a deal to acquire Medidata Solutions for $5.7 billion. The move would give Dassault an entry point into the clinical trial technology market. The deal is set to close in 4Q19. The transaction was unanimously approved by the boards of both companies. New York-based Medidata revenue was $636 million for the previous fiscal year. Medidata’s clinical expertise and cloud-based solutions power the development and commercialization of smarter therapies for 1,300 customers worldwide, including pharmaceutical companies and biotechs, contract research organizati...
Source: MDDI - June 12, 2019 Category: Medical Devices Authors: Omar Ford Tags: Business Source Type: news

Crowded Urgent Care Market Suffers Growing Pains
Private equity have poured dollars into urgent care centers but the industry is not in the best of health. (Source: Forbes.com Healthcare News)
Source: Forbes.com Healthcare News - June 12, 2019 Category: Pharmaceuticals Authors: Mergermarket, Contributor Source Type: news

Centene-WellCare Merger Wins Proxy Advisor ’s Support
Shareholder advisor Institutional Shareholder Services (ISS) has endorsed Centene's acquisition of WellCare Health Plans. (Source: Forbes.com Healthcare News)
Source: Forbes.com Healthcare News - June 12, 2019 Category: Pharmaceuticals Authors: Bruce Japsen, Contributor Source Type: news

New Netsmart CFO: Don't expect growth to slow
Netsmart CFO Kevin Kaufman said the Overland Park-based company will continue its pace of two to three acquisitions a year. (Source: bizjournals.com Health Care News Headlines)
Source: bizjournals.com Health Care News Headlines - June 12, 2019 Category: Health Management Authors: Lily Lieberman Source Type: news

New Netsmart CFO: Don't expect growth to slow
Netsmart CFO Kevin Kaufman said the Overland Park-based company will continue its pace of two to three acquisitions a year. (Source: bizjournals.com Health Care:Biotechnology headlines)
Source: bizjournals.com Health Care:Biotechnology headlines - June 12, 2019 Category: Biotechnology Authors: Lily Lieberman Source Type: news

Sobi Acquires Emapalumab and Related Assets
STOCKHOLM, June 12, 2019 -- (Healthcare Sales & Marketing Network) -- Swedish Orphan Biovitrum AB (publ) (Sobi™) (STO:SOBI) has signed an agreement to acquire, from Novimmune's shareholders, a newly established company owning emapalumab and related assets... Biopharmaceuticals, Acquisitions Swedish Orphan Biovitrum, Sobi, Novimmune, emapalumab (Source: HSMN NewsFeed)
Source: HSMN NewsFeed - June 12, 2019 Category: Pharmaceuticals Source Type: news

CutisPharma Announces Acquisition Of Silvergate Pharmaceuticals, Name Change To Azurity Pharmaceuticals
WOBURN, Mass., June 12, 2019 -- (Healthcare Sales & Marketing Network) -- CutisPharma, Inc. announced today its acquisition of Silvergate Pharmaceuticals, Inc. and the unveiling of its new corporate brand for the unified company: Azurity Pharmaceuticals. ... Biopharmaceuticals, Mergers & Acquisitions CutisPharma, Silvergate Pharmaceuticals, Azurity Pharmaceuticals (Source: HSMN NewsFeed)
Source: HSMN NewsFeed - June 12, 2019 Category: Pharmaceuticals Source Type: news

Wyoming County hospital acquires two medical practices
With acquisitions of two medical practices in Arcade, the Wyoming County Community Health System is continuing to expand its family practice service line. The hospital in April filed plans with the state Department of Health to open a new office on Liberty Street in Arcade for family medicine and other specialty services. The clinic will be housed at the offices of WNY Medical P.C., which had been operated by Dr. Gordon Comstock for nearly 40 years before his retirement.  The hospital, through… (Source: bizjournals.com Health Care:Physician Practices headlines)
Source: bizjournals.com Health Care:Physician Practices headlines - June 11, 2019 Category: American Health Authors: Tracey Drury Source Type: news

Broward County health care company acquired in $50M deal
Health Insurance Innovations Inc. (NASDAQ: HIIQ) of Tampa has acquired a Coral Springs-based health care network in a cash and stock transaction. TogetherHealth, a direct-to-consumer platform that connects individuals with insurance carriers through consumer acquisition and engagement was acquired for $50 million in cash and 630,000 shares of Health Insurance Innovations' common stock. A five-year earn-out provision based on the future pe rformance of the acquired businesses is also included in… (Source: bizjournals.com Health Care:Biotechnology headlines)
Source: bizjournals.com Health Care:Biotechnology headlines - June 10, 2019 Category: Biotechnology Authors: Crystal Owens Source Type: news

$4.8 billion deal for gene therapy pioneer Spark Therapeutics delayed once more
The finish line for their proposed $4.8 billion deal is proving to be quite elusive for Roche and Spark Therapeutics. The companies announced Monday they have have each received a request for additional information and documentary material from the Federal Trade Commission in connection with the FTC's review of Roche’s pending acquisition of Spark (NASDAQ: ONCE), a Philadelphia gene therapy company. The reques t extends the waiting period for action on the proposed deal — part of the regulatory… (Source: bizjournals.com Health Care:Pharmaceuticals headlines)
Source: bizjournals.com Health Care:Pharmaceuticals headlines - June 10, 2019 Category: Pharmaceuticals Authors: John George Source Type: news

Regulators hold up Roche’s $5bn Spark acquisition
Wait period extended after watchdogs in US and UK request more information about deal (Source: FT.com - Drugs and Healthcare)
Source: FT.com - Drugs and Healthcare - June 10, 2019 Category: Pharmaceuticals Source Type: news

Roche and Spark Therapeutics, Inc. receive Request for Additional Information from FTC under Hart-Scott-Rodino Act and announce extension of tender offer for shares of Spark Therapeutics, Inc.
Roche and Spark Therapeutics, Inc. ( “Spark”) today announced that they have each received a request for additional information and documentary material (the “Second Request”) from the U.S. Federal Trade Commission (the “FTC”) in connection with the FTC’s review of Roche’s pending acquisition of Spark. (Source: Roche Media News)
Source: Roche Media News - June 10, 2019 Category: Pharmaceuticals Source Type: news

Roche and Spark Therapeutics, Inc. receive Request for Additional Information from FTC under Hart-Scott-Rodino Act and announce extension of tender offer for shares of Spark Therapeutics, Inc.
Roche and Spark Therapeutics, Inc. ( “Spark”) today announced that they have each received a request for additional information and documentary material (the “Second Request”) from the U.S. Federal Trade Commission (the “FTC”) in connection with the FTC’s review of Roche’s pending acquisition of Spark. (Source: Roche Investor Update)
Source: Roche Investor Update - June 10, 2019 Category: Pharmaceuticals Source Type: news

Partnership agreements, mergers and premises: Avoiding disputes for GP practices
Whether practices are working at scale or simply keen to avoid messy disputes, a partnership agreement can provide essential protection. (Source: NHS Networks)
Source: NHS Networks - June 6, 2019 Category: UK Health Source Type: news

PE firms NY Jacob Ballas, others start process to sell 31.5% in SRL
IHH Healthcare, which had proposed to buy out PEs after its acquisition of Fortis, is facilitating transaction. (Source: The Economic Times)
Source: The Economic Times - June 6, 2019 Category: Consumer Health News Source Type: news

Organoids by design
Organoids are multicellular structures that can be derived from adult organs or pluripotent stem cells. Early versions of organoids range from simple epithelial structures to complex, disorganized tissues with large cellular diversity. The current challenge is to engineer cellular complexity into organoids in a controlled manner that results in organized assembly and acquisition of tissue function. These efforts have relied on studies of organ assembly during embryonic development and have resulted in the development of organoids with multilayer tissue complexity and higher-order functions. We discuss how the next generati...
Source: ScienceNOW - June 6, 2019 Category: Science Authors: Takebe, T., Wells, J. M. Tags: Development special/review Source Type: news

Columbus cannabis business Green Growth Brands expanding to Florida wth latest acquisition
Green Growth Brands Inc. can open up to 35 medical marijuana dispensaries in Florida with a planned acquisition of a licensee. The Columbus cannabis retailer announced an agreement Tuesday to buy Spring Oaks Greenhouses Inc. for $54.7 million, to be paid in a combination of cash, stock and a promissory note. Spring Oaks was licensed to grow, process and dispense marijuana in April. "We admire several of the existing oper ators in the state, and Florida is a special market, with favorable financial… (Source: bizjournals.com Health Care:Biotechnology headlines)
Source: bizjournals.com Health Care:Biotechnology headlines - June 5, 2019 Category: Biotechnology Authors: Carrie Ghose Source Type: news

Bristol-Myers Squibb announces post-closing leadership team
Bristol-Myers Squibb Company (NYSE:BMY) today announced the future leadership team of the combined company effective upon completion of the company’s pending merger with Celgene Corporation (NASDAQ:CELG). The company is evolving key aspects of its R&D and Commercialization structure to drive the continued growth of a highly successful marketed portfolio, maximize the six near-term launch opportunities and deliver the value of the combined pipeline, (Source: World Pharma News)
Source: World Pharma News - June 5, 2019 Category: Pharmaceuticals Tags: Featured Bristol-Myers Squibb Business and Industry Source Type: news

Two Regulatory Consultancy Firms Plan to Become One
Brandwood Biomedical and Capital K Consulting plan to merge into one consultancy firm as of July 1 to form Brandwood-CKC.  Brandwood is based in St. Leonards, Sydney, Australia and provides international regulatory, reimbursement, and product development consultancy for medical devices and in vitro diagnostics. Capital K Consulting, based in Pennant Hills, New South Wales, Australia, provides regulatory services for corporations with Australia and New Zealand prescription and over-the-counter pharmaceuticals. The combined firm will be based in St. Leonards, Sydney and also will have offices in Los A...
Source: MDDI - June 4, 2019 Category: Medical Devices Tags: Business Regulatory and Compliance Source Type: news

Partners pulls back from planned acquisition of Care New England
Partners HealthCare has backed out of plans to acquire a Rhode Island health care system, after the state ’s governor stepped in and urged local hospitals to try to work out a merger. Boston-based Partners has been attempting since April 2017 to acquire Care New England, a three-hospital health system based out of Providence. But Rhode Island Gov. Gina Raimondo asked Care New England (CNE) to try to first work out an agreement with nearby Lifespan and the medical school at Brown University, to… (Source: bizjournals.com Health Care:Pharmaceuticals headlines)
Source: bizjournals.com Health Care:Pharmaceuticals headlines - June 4, 2019 Category: Pharmaceuticals Authors: Jessica Bartlett Source Type: news

Planned mergers will make two super CCGs
Clinical commissioning groups in London are planning mergers that would form the two largest CCGs in England. (Source: HSJ)
Source: HSJ - June 4, 2019 Category: UK Health Source Type: news

The last link: from gun acquisition to criminal use - Cook PJ, Pollack HA, White K.
Guns that are used in crime and recovered by the police typically have changed hands often since first retail sale and are quite old. While there is an extensive literature on "time to crime" for guns, defined as the elapsed time from first retail sale to ... (Source: SafetyLit)
Source: SafetyLit - June 4, 2019 Category: International Medicine & Public Health Tags: Jurisprudence, Laws, Legislation, Policies, Rules Source Type: news

Boulder biotech firm enters reverse merger valued at up to $60 million
In addition to capital, the Boulder company also gains a listing on the Nasdaq. (Source: bizjournals.com Health Care:Physician Practices headlines)
Source: bizjournals.com Health Care:Physician Practices headlines - June 3, 2019 Category: American Health Authors: Jensen Werley Source Type: news

Boulder biotech firm enters reverse merger valued at up to $60 million
In addition to capital, the Boulder company also gains a listing on the Nasdaq. (Source: bizjournals.com Health Care:Biotechnology headlines)
Source: bizjournals.com Health Care:Biotechnology headlines - June 3, 2019 Category: Biotechnology Authors: Jensen Werley Source Type: news

Humana says it will not seek a rumored acquisition target
Louisville-based Humana said Monday that it will not make a proposal to combine with Clayton, Mo.-based managed care provider Centene. In an 8-K filing, Humana said, “the company will not make a proposal to combine with Centene as an alternative to Centene’s proposed transaction with WellCare Health Plans Inc. The company does not intend to make any further statement regarding the foregoing.” Centene’s $17.3 billion deal to acquire WellCare was announced in March, but since then rumors… (Source: bizjournals.com Health Care:Pharmaceuticals headlines)
Source: bizjournals.com Health Care:Pharmaceuticals headlines - June 3, 2019 Category: Pharmaceuticals Authors: Vince Brennan Source Type: news

WellCare CEO, CFO to join Centene ’s executive leadership team
Centene Corp. will add WellCare Health Plans ’ executives Ken Burdick and Drew Asher to its executive leadership plan once the $17.6 billion acquisition is completed, according to the latest announcement from the company. WellCare CEO Ken Burdick and Drew Asher, executive vice president and chief financial officer, will report directly to Michael F. Neidorff, chairman, president and CEO of Centene Corp. Burdick’s employment agreement is for a two-year term. The announcement doesn’t mention… (Source: bizjournals.com Health Care:Pharmaceuticals headlines)
Source: bizjournals.com Health Care:Pharmaceuticals headlines - June 3, 2019 Category: Pharmaceuticals Authors: Crystal Owens Source Type: news

Merger lead appointed CEO of acute trust
Chesterfield Royal Hospital Foundation Trust has appointed a new chief executive who has been responsible for a major merger project in her current job. (Source: HSJ)
Source: HSJ - June 3, 2019 Category: UK Health Source Type: news

Revealed: more surgeries than ever closed last year
Surgery closures have risen almost eight-fold in six years, hitting record levels in 2018, a major investigation by our sister publication Pulse has revealed.  Nearly two million patients have been affected by surgery closures across the UK - including full practice closures, branch closures and surgeries that closed following a merger - since 2013. Hide related content:  Show related contentread more (Source: Management in Practice)
Source: Management in Practice - May 31, 2019 Category: Practice Management Authors: costanzapearce Tags: *** Editor ' s Pick Latest News Source Type: news

Uganda: Medical Tops Uganda Insurance Products
[East African] Medical insurance is now Uganda's leading insurance product by gross premiums written, after escaping the 2014 wave of de-mergers when composite firms were required to choose between life and non-life products. (Source: AllAfrica News: Health and Medicine)
Source: AllAfrica News: Health and Medicine - May 30, 2019 Category: African Health Source Type: news

NHSE seeks 19 clinical directors
NHS England and NHS Improvement have advertised all national clinical director and adviser posts as part of their effective merger. (Source: HSJ)
Source: HSJ - May 30, 2019 Category: UK Health Source Type: news

Object Pharma Announces Strategic Acquisition of Metabiologics
Object Will Commercialize the Full Spectrum of Botulinum Neurotoxins to Address Unmet Needs in Aesthetic and Therapeutic Markets(PRWeb May 30, 2019)Read the full story at https://www.prweb.com/releases/object_pharma_announces_strategic_acquisition_of_metabiologics/prweb16344787.htm (Source: PRWeb: Medical Pharmaceuticals)
Source: PRWeb: Medical Pharmaceuticals - May 30, 2019 Category: Pharmaceuticals Source Type: news

Inside the deal: How market volatility helped Centene land a better WellCare deal
Centene Corp.'s proposed $17.3 billion acquisition of WellCare Health Plans is facing criticism from a sudden swarm of hedge funds looking to scuttle the deal. (Source: bizjournals.com Health Care:Pharmaceuticals headlines)
Source: bizjournals.com Health Care:Pharmaceuticals headlines - May 29, 2019 Category: Pharmaceuticals Authors: Brian Robbins Source Type: news

REIT deepens investment in Charlotte with local acquisitions totaling $264M
Welltower Inc. acquired five local medical buildings as part of a national, $1.25 billion portfolio transaction. (Source: bizjournals.com Health Care:Pharmaceuticals headlines)
Source: bizjournals.com Health Care:Pharmaceuticals headlines - May 29, 2019 Category: Pharmaceuticals Authors: Ashley Fahey Source Type: news

Baptist brings high-tech monitoring into ICUs
The merger of Baptist Memorial Health Care Corp. with Mississippi Baptist Health Systems has brought with it state-of-the-art opportunities to improve patient care.   One example of a technology that has been beneficial to Mississippi Baptist staff and its patients — as well as to Baptist Memorial’s — is remote monitoring of ICU beds across the entire Baptist health system.  On a corporate level, Baptist Memorial had eICU technology that Mississippi B aptist did not before the merger. The… (Source: bizjournals.com Health Care:Biotechnology headlines)
Source: bizjournals.com Health Care:Biotechnology headlines - May 28, 2019 Category: Biotechnology Authors: Jason Bolton Source Type: news

Doubts Grow About Centene Sale To Humana
Big shareholders support Centene ’s acquisition of WellCare, raising doubts about any sale to Humana. (Source: Forbes.com Healthcare News)
Source: Forbes.com Healthcare News - May 28, 2019 Category: Pharmaceuticals Authors: Bruce Japsen, Contributor Source Type: news

Partnership agreements, mergers and premises: Avoiding disputes for GP practices
Whether practices are working at scale or simply keen to avoid messy disputes, a partnership agreement can provide essential protection. (Source: NHS Networks)
Source: NHS Networks - May 28, 2019 Category: UK Health Source Type: news

Ohio-based company snags SA property as part of $1.25B national portfolio
This is the company's fourth local acquisition since November 2018. (Source: bizjournals.com Health Care:Biotechnology headlines)
Source: bizjournals.com Health Care:Biotechnology headlines - May 27, 2019 Category: Biotechnology Authors: Ryan Salchert Source Type: news

Ohio-based company snags SA property as part of $1.25B national portfolio
This is the company's fourth local acquisition since November 2018. (Source: bizjournals.com Health Care News Headlines)
Source: bizjournals.com Health Care News Headlines - May 27, 2019 Category: Health Management Authors: Ryan Salchert Source Type: news

Acquisitions Alter List of 75 Largest Private Companies in Arkansas
The departures of five companies that were acquired in the past year made room at the bottom of the list for companies that had not made the cutoff last year — or ever. The price of entry to the list? $100 million (Source: Arkansas Business - Health Care)
Source: Arkansas Business - Health Care - May 27, 2019 Category: American Health Source Type: news

How Exact Sciences Reinvented Itself
Ten years ago, Exact Diagnostics wasn’t a diagnostics powerhouse. The Madison, WI-based test had not yet gained FDA approval for Cologuard, its DNA-based colorectal cancer test. It didn’t have the support of insurers that it now has today. The firm was still very much in the state of transition. MD+DI spoke with Exact Sciences CEO, Kevin Conroy about the company’s past, present, and future. MDDI: Let’s talk about a little bit about when you took over the helm at Exact Sciences. How did that come about, and what was the company like back then? What was ...
Source: MDDI - May 24, 2019 Category: Medical Devices Authors: Omar Ford Tags: IVD Source Type: news

Justice Department Wants Closer Examination Of Centene-WellCare Deal
The U.S. Justice Department has asked Centene and WellCare Health Plans for more information about their merger, the two health insurers confirmed Thursday. (Source: Forbes.com Healthcare News)
Source: Forbes.com Healthcare News - May 24, 2019 Category: Pharmaceuticals Authors: Bruce Japsen, Contributor Source Type: news

Snubbing Takeover Talk, Centene And WellCare Set June Shareholders Vote On Merger
Centene and WellCare Health Plans set a date of June 24th for shareholders of each company to approve of their merger at separate meetings. (Source: Forbes.com Healthcare News)
Source: Forbes.com Healthcare News - May 23, 2019 Category: Pharmaceuticals Authors: Bruce Japsen, Contributor Source Type: news

California genomics company to close Denver office, cut jobs
The closure comes nearly a year after the firm's acquisition of a local company. (Source: bizjournals.com Health Care:Pharmaceuticals headlines)
Source: bizjournals.com Health Care:Pharmaceuticals headlines - May 23, 2019 Category: Pharmaceuticals Authors: Jensen Werley Source Type: news

UnitedHealth: We ’re Still Working On Closing DaVita Deal
UnitedHealth Group's Optum unit is still working with regulators to close its acquisition of DaVita Medical Group, a purchase first announced in December of 2017. (Source: Forbes.com Healthcare News)
Source: Forbes.com Healthcare News - May 23, 2019 Category: Pharmaceuticals Authors: Bruce Japsen, Contributor Source Type: news

Huge £175m IT deal will cover three prestigious trusts
A major hospital trust has gone to market for a £175m overhaul of its IT systems, with an option to expand into two neighbouring trusts amid merger rumours. (Source: HSJ)
Source: HSJ - May 23, 2019 Category: UK Health Source Type: news

Role of AcrAB-TolC multidrug efflux pump in drug-resistance acquisition by plasmid transfer
Drug-resistance dissemination by horizontal gene transfer remains poorly understood at the cellular scale. Using live-cell microscopy, we reveal the dynamics of resistance acquisition by transfer of the Escherichia coli fertility factor–conjugation plasmid encoding the tetracycline-efflux pump TetA. The entry of the single-stranded DNA plasmid into the recipient cell is rapidly followed by complementary-strand synthesis, plasmid-gene expression, and production of TetA. In the presence of translation-inhibiting antibiotics, resistance acquisition depends on the AcrAB-TolC multidrug efflux pump, because it reduces tetr...
Source: ScienceNOW - May 23, 2019 Category: Science Authors: Nolivos, S., Cayron, J., Dedieu, A., Page, A., Delolme, F., Lesterlin, C. Tags: Cell Biology, Microbiology reports Source Type: news

The Robots Are Coming, Are You Ready?
Robotics in medtech are quickly becoming common place as the number of companies in the market continue to grow. On June 12, seasoned veterans of robotic surgery companies will share their thoughts about the state of surgical robotics technology at MD&M East. It’s no secret that for many years Intuitive Surgical has long dominated the surgical robotics market. The Sunnyvale, CA-based company’s name has been synonymous with surgical robotics in medtech. But that is rapidly changing. Johnson & Johnson’s Ethicon subsidiary along with Alphabet’s Ve...
Source: MDDI - May 22, 2019 Category: Medical Devices Authors: Omar Ford Tags: Digital Health Business Source Type: news