Bristol-Myers Squibb: what the heart wants
US pharmaceutical group can avoid shareholder involvement in MyoKardia acquisition (Source: FT.com - Drugs and Healthcare)
Source: FT.com - Drugs and Healthcare - October 5, 2020 Category: Pharmaceuticals Source Type: news

Bristol-Myers Squibb to buy heart treatment maker for $13.1bn
MyoKardia deal is US company’s first major acquisition since Celgene last year (Source: FT.com - Drugs and Healthcare)
Source: FT.com - Drugs and Healthcare - October 5, 2020 Category: Pharmaceuticals Source Type: news

Telemedicine startup Hims merges with blank check company Oaktree Acquisition Corp.
Another day, another SPAC. Hims expects the deal with Oaktree to be complete in the fourth quarter. (Source: bizjournals.com Health Care:Biotechnology headlines)
Source: bizjournals.com Health Care:Biotechnology headlines - October 1, 2020 Category: Biotechnology Authors: Brian Rinker Source Type: news

Revel and NovuHealth announce merger of Twin Cities health tech firms
The company will be led by NovuHealth CEO Steve Wigginton, while Revel CEO Jeff Fritz will become an adviser to the CEO and to the board of directors. (Source: bizjournals.com Health Care:Biotechnology headlines)
Source: bizjournals.com Health Care:Biotechnology headlines - October 1, 2020 Category: Biotechnology Authors: Carrigan Miller Source Type: news

Hims will join public markets via merger with Oaktree's'blank check' company
The newly announced deal is expected to close in Q4 2020, and values the direct-to-consumer telehealth company's combined entity at $1.6 billion. (Source: mobihealthnews)
Source: mobihealthnews - October 1, 2020 Category: Information Technology Source Type: news

Telemedicine startup Hims merges with blank check company Oaktree Acquisition Corp.
Another day, another SPAC. Hims expects the deal with Oaktree to be complete in the fourth quarter. (Source: bizjournals.com Health Care:Pharmaceuticals headlines)
Source: bizjournals.com Health Care:Pharmaceuticals headlines - October 1, 2020 Category: Pharmaceuticals Authors: Brian Rinker Source Type: news

Johnson & Johnson Completes Acquisition of Momenta Pharmaceuticals, Inc.
NEW BRUNSWICK, N.J., October 1, 2020 -- Johnson & Johnson (NYSE: JNJ) today announced it has successfully completed its acquisition of Momenta Pharmaceuticals, Inc. (“Momenta”), a company that discovers and develops novel therapies for immune-mediated diseases, in an all cash transaction for approximately $6.5 billion.“We’re delighted to welcome Momenta’s talented team to the Janssen Pharmaceutical Companies of Johnson & Johnson and to begin our work together to further advance patient care in autoantibody-driven diseases,” said Jennifer Taubert, Executive Vice President, Worldwi...
Source: Johnson and Johnson - October 1, 2020 Category: Pharmaceuticals Tags: Our Company Source Type: news

The mouse Sry locus harbors a cryptic exon that is essential for male sex determination
The mammalian sex-determining gene Sry induces male development. Since its discovery 30 years ago, Sry has been believed to be a single-exon gene. Here, we identified a cryptic second exon of mouse Sry and a corresponding two-exon type Sry (Sry-T) transcript. XY mice lacking Sry-T were sex-reversed, and ectopic expression of Sry-T in XX mice induced male development. Sry-T messenger RNA is expressed similarly to that of canonical single-exon type Sry (Sry-S), but SRY-T protein is expressed predominantly because of the absence of a degron in the C terminus of SRY-S. Sry exon2 appears to have evolved recently in mice through...
Source: ScienceNOW - September 30, 2020 Category: Science Authors: Miyawaki, S., Kuroki, S., Maeda, R., Okashita, N., Koopman, P., Tachibana, M. Tags: Development, Genetics reports Source Type: news

Medtronic to Acquire Avenu Medical
Avenu's Percutaneous Fistula Creation Technology Will Strengthen the Medtronic Peripheral Vascular Access Portfolio and Reinforce Medtronic's Commitment to Improving Outcomes for Patients with End-Stage Renal Disease DUBLIN, Sept. 30, 2020 -- (Healthcar... Devices, Mergers & Acquisitions Medtronic, Avenu Medical, AV fistulae, Ellipsys Vascular Access System (Source: HSMN NewsFeed)
Source: HSMN NewsFeed - September 30, 2020 Category: Pharmaceuticals Source Type: news

UnitedHealth Group reportedly scoops up digital pharmacy DivvyDose
The acquisition deal is worth $300 million,  per CNBC.  (Source: mobihealthnews)
Source: mobihealthnews - September 29, 2020 Category: Information Technology Source Type: news

OIG finds VA not fully following acquisition policy
The Department of Veterans Affairs, Office of Inspector General (OIG) found...Read more on AuntMinnie.comRelated Reading: Massive VHA audit explores reasons for imaging delays VA endorses AI research with new institute VA: Delay in patient diagnosis leads to suicide VA identifies radiology reporting delays at Kan. hospital Did VA hospitals cancel valid radiology orders to clear backlog? (Source: AuntMinnie.com Headlines)
Source: AuntMinnie.com Headlines - September 25, 2020 Category: Radiology Source Type: news

Long-awaited merger approved by trust boards
The long-planned merger of two Dorset trusts is due to go ahead next month – after it was initially blocked by regulators seven years ago. (Source: HSJ)
Source: HSJ - September 24, 2020 Category: UK Health Source Type: news

Protech Home Medical receives $20M credit facility from CIT Group to fuel growth, acquisitions
Protech Home Medical Corp., a Wilder-based provider of home medical equipment with a focus on end-to-end respiratory care, has entered into a $20 million senior credit facility with CIT Group as it eyes its next stage of growth. (Source: bizjournals.com Health Care:Biotechnology headlines)
Source: bizjournals.com Health Care:Biotechnology headlines - September 22, 2020 Category: Biotechnology Authors: Liz Engel Source Type: news

Associations among exaggerated threat perceptions, suicidal thoughts, and suicidal behaviors in U.S. firearm owners - Bryan CJ, Bryan ABO, Anestis MD.
Firearm availability has traditionally been conceptualized as an environmental risk factor for suicide mortality. Firearm acquisition for the primary purpose of self-protection (i.e., protective gun ownership) is often motivated by exaggerated threat expec... (Source: SafetyLit)
Source: SafetyLit - September 22, 2020 Category: International Medicine & Public Health Tags: Home and Consumer Product Safety Source Type: news

BioLife Solutions inks $30M deal for SciSafe, with more acquisitions planned
BioLife Solutions raised $86 million through a public offering In July, and it's using the funds to keep growing through mergers and acquisitions. (Source: bizjournals.com Health Care:Pharmaceuticals headlines)
Source: bizjournals.com Health Care:Pharmaceuticals headlines - September 21, 2020 Category: Pharmaceuticals Authors: Megan Campbell Source Type: news

BioLife Solutions inks $30M deal for SciSafe, with more acquisitions planned
BioLife Solutions raised $86 million through a public offering In July, and it's using the funds to keep growing through mergers and acquisitions. (Source: bizjournals.com Health Care:Biotechnology headlines)
Source: bizjournals.com Health Care:Biotechnology headlines - September 21, 2020 Category: Biotechnology Authors: Megan Campbell Source Type: news

Bausch Health To Acquire Option To Purchase All Ophthalmology Assets Of Allegro Ophthalmics
Agreement Includes Global Rights for Risuteganib, An Investigational Treatment Expected to Help Reverse Vision Loss Due to Dry AMD, A Significant Unmet Medical Need LAVAL, QC and SAN JUAN CAPISTRANO, Calif., Sept. 21, 2020 -- (Healthcare Sales & Marketi... Biopharmaceuticals, Ophthalmology, Acquisitions Bausch Health Companies, Bausch & Lomb, Allegro Ophthalmics (Source: HSMN NewsFeed)
Source: HSMN NewsFeed - September 21, 2020 Category: Pharmaceuticals Source Type: news

Boston Scientific Announces Expanded Investment and Exclusive Acquisition Option Agreement with Farapulse, Inc.
Agreement expands company's access to pulsed field ablation technology MARLBOROUGH, Mass., Sept. 21, 2020 -- (Healthcare Sales & Marketing Network) -- Boston Scientific Corporation (NYSE: BSX) today announced it has signed an investment agreement with ... Devices, Cardiology, Venture Capital Boston Scientific, Farapulse, pulsed field ablation, atrial fibrillation (Source: HSMN NewsFeed)
Source: HSMN NewsFeed - September 21, 2020 Category: Pharmaceuticals Source Type: news

Cadbury maker Mondelez seeks acquisitions of ‘healthy’ brands
Food group benefits from lockdown snacking but faces growing concerns over obesity (Source: FT.com - Drugs and Healthcare)
Source: FT.com - Drugs and Healthcare - September 21, 2020 Category: Pharmaceuticals Source Type: news

Siemens unveils new version of cardiac SPECT system
Siemens Healthineers has introduced a new version of its c.cam cardiac SPECT...Read more on AuntMinnie.comRelated Reading: Siemens raises $3.2B to fund Varian acquisition Siemens makes 1st U.S. install of Somatom X.cite CT Siemens's AI-based MRI applications get FDA nod SyntheticMR software compatible with more Siemens scanners Why Siemens-Varian deal is a win-win for both companies (Source: AuntMinnie.com Headlines)
Source: AuntMinnie.com Headlines - September 18, 2020 Category: Radiology Source Type: news

vTv Therapeutics adds MacAndrews & Forbes EVP to board
Edward Taibi previously worked as a corporate attorney in the mergers and acquisitions group of Skadden, Arps, Slate, Meagher& Flom LLP. (Source: bizjournals.com Health Care:Pharmaceuticals headlines)
Source: bizjournals.com Health Care:Pharmaceuticals headlines - September 18, 2020 Category: Pharmaceuticals Authors: Cole Batchelor Source Type: news

Alliance HealthCare Radiology acquires 4 PET/CT centers
Alliance HealthCare Services subsidiary Alliance HealthCare Radiology has purchased...Read more on AuntMinnie.comRelated Reading: Alliance HealthCare revenues climb in Q2 Alliance revenues climb in Q1 Alliance HealthCare inks merger deal, will go private Alliance HealthCare buys OnPoint Alliance HealthCare opens new oncology center (Source: AuntMinnie.com Headlines)
Source: AuntMinnie.com Headlines - September 17, 2020 Category: Radiology Source Type: news

China extends tariff exclusion for Varian for a year
Radiation therapy vendor Varian Medical Systems will remain exempt from paying...Read more on AuntMinnie.comRelated Reading: Varian releases update to proton therapy software Varian names Toth as president and COO Siemens raises $3.2B to fund Varian acquisition Why Siemens-Varian deal is a win-win for both companies Siemens to buy Varian in $16B deal (Source: AuntMinnie.com Headlines)
Source: AuntMinnie.com Headlines - September 16, 2020 Category: Radiology Source Type: news

Apple, Anthem launch 2-year study of asthma app, connected devices
The 900-participant study uses learnings from Apple's Tueo Health acquisition and could inform the development of a digital biomarker for asthma. (Source: mobihealthnews)
Source: mobihealthnews - September 16, 2020 Category: Information Technology Source Type: news

Outset Medical stock more than doubles after IPO scores a target-topping $242M
Shares of portable dialysis business Outset Medical Inc. jumped by 125% Tuesday after it raised $242 million in an IPO that handily beat expectations. It opens one of the Bay Area's busiest periods in years for new stocks being introduced from the region, with five IPOs on the calendar this week, three more in the wings and several others coming by way of direct listings and "blank check" mergers. San Jose-based Outset Medical, led by CEO Lesli e Trigg, sold nearly 9 million shares at $27 each.… (Source: bizjournals.com Health Care:Pharmaceuticals headlines)
Source: bizjournals.com Health Care:Pharmaceuticals headlines - September 16, 2020 Category: Pharmaceuticals Authors: Cromwell Schubarth Source Type: news

Radiology Partners sees scale as benefit of Mednax deal
When Radiology Partners (RP) completes its acquisition of Mednax's radiology...Read more on AuntMinnie.comRelated Reading: Radiology Partners to buy Mednax imaging unit for $885M Bronner to step down from Radiology Partners Radiology Partners adds COVID-19 reporting features Radiology Partners teams up with Rad-Aid Radiology Partners adds Tenn. partnership (Source: AuntMinnie.com Headlines)
Source: AuntMinnie.com Headlines - September 16, 2020 Category: Radiology Source Type: news

The PharmEase Group Acquires RAM Pharma and Creates New Company,...
The PharmEase Group announces the strategic acquisition and new compounding pharmacy name.(PRWeb September 16, 2020)Read the full story at https://www.prweb.com/releases/the_pharmease_group_acquires_ram_pharma_and_creates_new_company_compound_preferred/prweb17392911.htm (Source: PRWeb: Medical Pharmaceuticals)
Source: PRWeb: Medical Pharmaceuticals - September 16, 2020 Category: Pharmaceuticals Source Type: news

Outset Medical scores $242M in IPO that tops targets
Portable dialysis business Outset Medical Inc. raised $242 million on Tuesday in an IPO that handily beat expectations. It opens one of the Bay Area's busiest periods in years for new stocks being introduced from the region, with five IPOs on the calendar this week, three more in the wings and several others coming by way of direct listings and "blank check" mergers. San Jose-based Outset Medical sold nearly 9 mil lion shares at $27 each, giving it an initial market cap of about $1.1 billion. It… (Source: bizjournals.com Health Care:Biotechnology headlines)
Source: bizjournals.com Health Care:Biotechnology headlines - September 15, 2020 Category: Biotechnology Authors: Cromwell Schubarth Source Type: news

Mylan and Pfizer Receive European Commission Approval for Proposed Combination of Mylan and Upjohn
The Companies Have Also Received Approvals in Australia and New Zealand; Combination on Track to Close in Fourth Quarter 2020 HERTFORDSHIRE, England, PITTSBURGH and NEW YORK, Sept. 15, 2020 -- (Healthcare Sales & Marketing Network) -- Mylan (NASDAQ: M... Biopharmaceuticals, Mergers & Acquisitions Mylan, Pfizer, Upjohn (Source: HSMN NewsFeed)
Source: HSMN NewsFeed - September 15, 2020 Category: Pharmaceuticals Source Type: news

Airport security and visibility: security as visualization and its in-place performance - Komasov á S.
Based on field research at V áclav Havel Airport Prague and building on Actor-Network Theory, the article inquires the role of visibility in production of the contemporary form of airport security. Visualization is understood as the acquisition of comprehe... (Source: SafetyLit)
Source: SafetyLit - September 15, 2020 Category: International Medicine & Public Health Tags: Risk Factor Prevalence, Injury Occurrence Source Type: news

Prepare Your Resume, Hone Your Interview Skills
Registration is open for the Employment Acquisition Skills Boot Camp for Scientists, an online professional development program from the American Institute of Biological Sciences (AIBS). Science, technology, engineering, and mathematics (STEM) graduate programs in the United States do an excellent job of preparing students for careers in academia. As early career professionals and a growing number of reports note, however, many STEM graduates (including those with advanced degrees) are interested in employment in sectors beyond the professoriate. Scientists continue to report that they feel ill-prepared and ill-equipped ...
Source: Public Policy Reports - September 14, 2020 Category: Biology Authors: AIBS Source Type: news

Jet Health acquires Arlington ’s Carrington Hospice Care
A California-based home health and hospice services provider has acquired Arlington-based Carrington Hospice Care. The acquisition of the Dallas-Fort Worth provider by Irvine-based Jet Health Inc. will position Carrington for more growth, the company said in a joint statement from Elsie Johnson and Dorothy Ojirika, who founded Carrington in 2018. “The Dallas-Fort Worth health care landscape is rapidly shift ing toward providers that provide multiple home-based care service lines,” the statement… (Source: bizjournals.com Health Care:Pharmaceuticals headlines)
Source: bizjournals.com Health Care:Pharmaceuticals headlines - September 14, 2020 Category: Pharmaceuticals Authors: Bill Hethcock Source Type: news

Jet Health acquires Arlington ’s Carrington Hospice Care
A California-based home health and hospice services provider has acquired Arlington-based Carrington Hospice Care. The acquisition of the Dallas-Fort Worth provider by Irvine-based Jet Health Inc. will position Carrington for more growth, the company said in a joint statement from Elsie Johnson and Dorothy Ojirika, who founded Carrington in 2018. “The Dallas-Fort Worth health care landscape is rapidly shift ing toward providers that provide multiple home-based care service lines,” the statement… (Source: bizjournals.com Health Care:Biotechnology headlines)
Source: bizjournals.com Health Care:Biotechnology headlines - September 14, 2020 Category: Biotechnology Authors: Bill Hethcock Source Type: news

LabCorp grows Southeastern footprint with latest acquisition
The Burlington-based life sciences giant will now conduct much of the clinical ambulatory testing for one of the largest health systems in Louisiana. (Source: bizjournals.com Health Care:Pharmaceuticals headlines)
Source: bizjournals.com Health Care:Pharmaceuticals headlines - September 14, 2020 Category: Pharmaceuticals Authors: John Joyce Source Type: news

9. Addus HomeCare: Service provider ’s rapid growth is fueled by acquisition
The home care services provider assists patients with personal care and daily living functions. It also works in hospice and home health services and says mergers and acquisitions has fueled growth. (Source: bizjournals.com Health Care:Pharmaceuticals headlines)
Source: bizjournals.com Health Care:Pharmaceuticals headlines - September 13, 2020 Category: Pharmaceuticals Authors: Rob Schneider Source Type: news

9. Addus HomeCare: Service provider ’s rapid growth is fueled by acquisition
The home care services provider assists patients with personal care and daily living functions. It also works in hospice and home health services and says mergers and acquisitions has fueled growth. (Source: bizjournals.com Health Care:Biotechnology headlines)
Source: bizjournals.com Health Care:Biotechnology headlines - September 13, 2020 Category: Biotechnology Authors: Rob Schneider Source Type: news

Drivers' car-following behaviors in low-illumination conditions - Zhang W, Wang C, Shen Y, Liu J, Feng Z, Wang K, Chen Q.
This study evaluated drivers' car-following behaviors and characteristics using questionnair... (Source: SafetyLit)
Source: SafetyLit - September 11, 2020 Category: International Medicine & Public Health Tags: Engineering, Physics, Structural Soundness and Failure Source Type: news

Biotech's big JPM Healthcare Conference will go virtual in January
Kiss the $1,000-a-night hotel rooms and $100-an-hour lobby tables goodbye this January: The J.P. Morgan Healthcare Conference is going virtual for 2021. The conference is one of the biggest biotech dealmaking events — often setting the tone for funding rounds, partnerships and mergers and acquisitions for the first part of the year — but has faced increased criticism over the past few years because of rising costs, spotty returns, diversity co ncerns and San Francisco's homelessness issues. The… (Source: bizjournals.com Health Care:Pharmaceuticals headlines)
Source: bizjournals.com Health Care:Pharmaceuticals headlines - September 10, 2020 Category: Pharmaceuticals Authors: Ron Leuty Source Type: news

Growing Birmingham startup eyes growth after major deal
Sam Eskildsen talks more on his company's acquisition and growth. (Source: bizjournals.com Health Care:Biotechnology headlines)
Source: bizjournals.com Health Care:Biotechnology headlines - September 10, 2020 Category: Biotechnology Authors: Tyler Patchen Source Type: news

Unity Software, Outset Medical set targets for busy IPO season
They are part of a rush of eight IPOs and two direct listings planned by companies from the region beginning next week, along with several "blank check" company offerings and mergers. (Source: bizjournals.com Health Care:Pharmaceuticals headlines)
Source: bizjournals.com Health Care:Pharmaceuticals headlines - September 10, 2020 Category: Pharmaceuticals Authors: Cromwell Schubarth Source Type: news

PhRMA will continue to advocate for equity within our industry
When I first started at PhRMA two and a half years ago, our organization was just starting to talk about how we could increase and activate our commitment to diversity& inclusion (D&I). As senior director of talent acquisition, some of my first tasks were to build an inhouse recruiting team and develop a D&I strategy for the organization. (Source: The Catalyst)
Source: The Catalyst - September 10, 2020 Category: Pharmaceuticals Authors: Yolanda Hutchins Tags: Health Equity Source Type: news

09.09.20: Not intended for U.S. and UK Media
Bayer completes acquisition of UK-based biotech company KaNDy Therapeutics Ltd.mehr ... (Source: Bayer IR Newsfeed: Events)
Source: Bayer IR Newsfeed: Events - September 9, 2020 Category: Pharmaceuticals Source Type: news

Brain stimulation reduces dyslexia deficits
(Universit é de Gen è ve) Dyslexia is a frequent disorder of reading acquisition that affects up to 10% of the population. Although several possible causes have been proposed for dyslexia, the predominant one is a phonological deficit associated with changes in rhythmic or repetitive patterns of neural activity in a sound-processing region of the brain. Neuroscientists from the University of Geneva have demonstrated a causal relationship between brain oscillations and the ability to process phonemes. (Source: EurekAlert! - Medicine and Health)
Source: EurekAlert! - Medicine and Health - September 9, 2020 Category: International Medicine & Public Health Source Type: news

Mylan to Acquire Aspen's Thrombosis Business in Europe
Acquisition further complements and expands Mylan's complex injectables offering and presence in hospitals Transaction expected to be immediately accretive to Mylan upon closing and is anticipated to be accretive to VIATRIS™ HERTFORDSHIRE, England, a... Biopharmaceuticals, Acquisitions Mylan, Aspen Pharmacare (Source: HSMN NewsFeed)
Source: HSMN NewsFeed - September 8, 2020 Category: Pharmaceuticals Source Type: news

Siemens raises $3.2B to fund Varian acquisition
Siemens Healthineers has raised 2.73 billion euros ($3.24 billion...Read more on AuntMinnie.comRelated Reading: Siemens makes 1st U.S. install of Somatom X.cite CT Siemens's AI-based MRI applications get FDA nod SyntheticMR software compatible with more Siemens scanners Why Siemens-Varian deal is a win-win for both companies Siemens mobile head CT scanner gets FDA nod (Source: AuntMinnie.com Headlines)
Source: AuntMinnie.com Headlines - September 3, 2020 Category: Radiology Source Type: news

Lovelace Medical Group acquires Albuquerque health care company
The acquisition adds to a streak of similar deals Lovelace has struck with other New Mexico firms. (Source: bizjournals.com Health Care:Biotechnology headlines)
Source: bizjournals.com Health Care:Biotechnology headlines - September 2, 2020 Category: Biotechnology Authors: Collin Krabbe Source Type: news

Lovelace Medical Group acquires Albuquerque health care company
The acquisition adds to a streak of similar deals Lovelace has struck with other New Mexico firms. (Source: bizjournals.com Health Care:Pharmaceuticals headlines)
Source: bizjournals.com Health Care:Pharmaceuticals headlines - September 2, 2020 Category: Pharmaceuticals Authors: Collin Krabbe Source Type: news

MedGyn Completes Acquisition of Thomas Medical
Addition of Thomas Medical's single-use HS Catheters and women's health product lines further strengthens MedGyn's portfolio of U.S. manufactured devices for healthcare professionals across the globe ADDISON, Ill., Sept. 1, 2020 -- (Healthcare Sales & M... Devices, Mergers & Acquisitions MedGyn, Thomas Medical (Source: HSMN NewsFeed)
Source: HSMN NewsFeed - September 1, 2020 Category: Pharmaceuticals Source Type: news

Not Even A $1B Breakup Fee For Cigna From Anthem Lawsuit
A Delaware judge ’s ruling that neither Cigna nor Anthem can collect damages in a battle over who sabotaged their mega-merger years ago means no breakup fees or billion-dollar payout for either health plan. (Source: Forbes.com Healthcare News)
Source: Forbes.com Healthcare News - September 1, 2020 Category: Pharmaceuticals Authors: Bruce Japsen, Senior Contributor Tags: Healthcare /healthcare Innovation /innovation Business /business Editors' Pick editors-pick pharma Source Type: news