'Pirated' link allowed ineligible people to get vaccines at Baltimore Convention Center
UMMS said it takes steps to confirm eligibility at the Convention Center but relies on citizens "not to cheat the system." (Source: bizjournals.com Health Care:Biotechnology headlines)
Source: bizjournals.com Health Care:Biotechnology headlines - February 27, 2021 Category: Biotechnology Authors: Morgan Eichensehr Source Type: news

It's hard to lead even in ideal circumstances — these executives did it during the Covid-19 pandemic
They ’ve led their companies through one of the hardest years in Silicon Valley history. Here’s how they did it. (Source: bizjournals.com Health Care:Biotechnology headlines)
Source: bizjournals.com Health Care:Biotechnology headlines - February 27, 2021 Category: Biotechnology Authors: J. Jennings Moss Source Type: news

Pa. official says it could be summer before next priority group OK'd for Covid-19 vaccine
And there ’s no word on when restrictions on businesses and occupancy could be lifted despite new cases well below December’s peak. (Source: bizjournals.com Health Care:Biotechnology headlines)
Source: bizjournals.com Health Care:Biotechnology headlines - February 26, 2021 Category: Biotechnology Authors: Paul J. Gough Source Type: news

After chaotic auction, Doernbecher halts bidding in Nike charity event
Doernbecher Children's Hospital on Friday said it's investigating what went wrong during a Thursday night auction of limited-edition Nike merchandise, including a one-of-a-kind sneaker that had a winning bid of $2.25 million. The event was part of the hospital's annual Doernbecher Freestyle partnership in which patients team with Nike designers and create lines of footwear and apparel. The program is run through the foundation of the parent hospital, Oregon Health Science& University. For 17… (Source: bizjournals.com Health Care:Biotechnology headlines)
Source: bizjournals.com Health Care:Biotechnology headlines - February 26, 2021 Category: Biotechnology Authors: Matthew Kish Source Type: news

Tackling deadly newborn disease, BridgeBio affiliate wins FDA drug approval
The BridgeBio model is designed to move drugs tackling rare diseases with a well-defined genetic basis quickly and efficiently to approval. (Source: bizjournals.com Health Care:Biotechnology headlines)
Source: bizjournals.com Health Care:Biotechnology headlines - February 26, 2021 Category: Biotechnology Authors: Ron Leuty Source Type: news

Northwestern Mutual Foundation donates $5M to Children's cancer center
The Northwestern Mutual Foundation, announced a $5 million donation to Children ’s Wisconsin and the MACC Fund Center for Cancer and Blood Disorders. (Source: bizjournals.com Health Care:Biotechnology headlines)
Source: bizjournals.com Health Care:Biotechnology headlines - February 26, 2021 Category: Biotechnology Authors: Rich Kirchen Source Type: news

DDA's incentive campaign will lure eight companies, almost 700 jobs to downtown Miami
The companies relocating to the city include a hedge fund, health care businesses, and an advertising and media tech firm. (Source: bizjournals.com Health Care:Biotechnology headlines)
Source: bizjournals.com Health Care:Biotechnology headlines - February 26, 2021 Category: Biotechnology Authors: Ashley Portero Source Type: news

Top Oregon and Multnomah County public health leaders on what went right or wrong with Covid response
Oregon acted fast but could have done more vis-a-vis certain communities, officials said. (Source: bizjournals.com Health Care:Biotechnology headlines)
Source: bizjournals.com Health Care:Biotechnology headlines - February 26, 2021 Category: Biotechnology Authors: Elizabeth Hayes Source Type: news

Covid, one year later: Sizing up Oregon's response
How did the state perform in four key areas: initial response, testing, equity and vaccine rollout? (Source: bizjournals.com Health Care:Biotechnology headlines)
Source: bizjournals.com Health Care:Biotechnology headlines - February 26, 2021 Category: Biotechnology Authors: Elizabeth Hayes Source Type: news

UC Davis Health debuts plans for $3.75 billion hospital tower project
The UC Davis Medical Center is set to see a massive overhaul of its intensive care unit space under a new $3.75 billion expansion plan. The university is planning to build a new 16-story hospital tower that would replace the 120,000-square-foot east wing of the hospital, as well as parts of the north and south wings of the hospital. Those wings of the medical center are not expected to meet seismic safety standards by the 2030 dea dline set by the state. Plans also show a five-story pavilion that… (Source: bizjournals.com Health Care:Biotechnology headlines)
Source: bizjournals.com Health Care:Biotechnology headlines - February 26, 2021 Category: Biotechnology Authors: Felicia Alvarez Source Type: news

Raleigh, Durham in prime position for growth as pandemic boosts life sciences to new heights
The pandemic has made the CRO industry more vital than ever, putting the Triangle in prime position to see major growth in the sector. (Source: bizjournals.com Health Care:Biotechnology headlines)
Source: bizjournals.com Health Care:Biotechnology headlines - February 26, 2021 Category: Biotechnology Authors: Lauren Ohnesorge Source Type: news

Official says it could be summer before next priority group OKed for vaccine
“We’ve seen delays come through just because of the weather and because of some of these allocation issues, and so again, I think we have to be realistic and look to where we are at this time of year,” Lindsey Mauldin, senior adviser for Covid-19 at the the Pennsylvania Department of Health, s aid. (Source: bizjournals.com Health Care:Biotechnology headlines)
Source: bizjournals.com Health Care:Biotechnology headlines - February 26, 2021 Category: Biotechnology Authors: Paul J. Gough Source Type: news

Translating passion into execution: Cure Rare Disease's founder on the business of biotech
When a career path chooses you in the form of a pressing personal cause, passion and commitment must soon be followed by execution. And that means schooling up — quickly. I had heard the call of entrepreneurship early. I had a new Harvard Business School degree in hand at the same time my brother’s health was declining steeply due to Duchenne muscular dystrophy. His fatal degenerative neuromuscular condition wouldn't wait, and the lack of viable option s in the pipeline for his gene mutation required entrepreneurial thinking. The science would come. I was in Boston, after all, immersed in bioscience. And it has...
Source: bizjournals.com Health Care:Biotechnology headlines - February 26, 2021 Category: Biotechnology Authors: Rich Horgan Source Type: news

Insurance giant Cigna to acquire South Florida's telehealth unicorn MDLive
One of the nation's largest health insurance companies entered into an agreement to buy MDLive. Evernorth, a Cigna (NYSE: CI) portfolio company, announced it will purchase the Miramar-based telehealth company in a deal expected to close in the second quarter of 2021. The financial terms of the transaction were not disclosed, but MDLive is among a handful of technology companies in Florida wi th valuations above $1 billion. Founded in 2009, MDLive's network includes more than 2,000 physicians across… (Source: bizjournals.com Health Care:Biotechnology headlines)
Source: bizjournals.com Health Care:Biotechnology headlines - February 26, 2021 Category: Biotechnology Authors: Ashley Portero Source Type: news

Meharry breaks ground on $30 million Living and Learning Center
The Living and Learning Center, being constructed at the corner of Morena Street and 21st Avenue, will be able to house 126 students and feature two classrooms. (Source: bizjournals.com Health Care:Biotechnology headlines)
Source: bizjournals.com Health Care:Biotechnology headlines - February 26, 2021 Category: Biotechnology Authors: Joel Stinnett Source Type: news

Texas hospital among those launching national cancer research foundation with $250M gift
The new foundation expects to begin funding grant awards to research teams within a few months. (Source: bizjournals.com Health Care:Biotechnology headlines)
Source: bizjournals.com Health Care:Biotechnology headlines - February 26, 2021 Category: Biotechnology Authors: Chris Mathews Source Type: news

Houston prepares to welcome President Joe Biden, First Lady
This story excerpt is courtesy of our partners at KHOU 11.  Click here for KHOU's full story. HOUSTON — President Joe Biden and First Lady Jill Biden will touch down in Houston on Friday. His visit is planned to focus on winter storm recovery and Covid-19 vaccines. One of the biggest needs from the winter storm was access to basic things like water an d food. At the Houston Food Bank, sources tell KHOU that Biden will be thanking volunteers for helping Texas recover. There have been lines across… (Source: bizjournals.com Health Care:Biotechnology headlines)
Source: bizjournals.com Health Care:Biotechnology headlines - February 26, 2021 Category: Biotechnology Authors: Grace White | KHOU 11 Source Type: news

This Buffalo-based startup thinks it can succeed where others failed in health-care optimization
Ryan Young, a joint MD/MBA student, was going to be an anesthesiologist. He's taking a detour first into the life of a startup founder. (Source: bizjournals.com Health Care:Biotechnology headlines)
Source: bizjournals.com Health Care:Biotechnology headlines - February 26, 2021 Category: Biotechnology Authors: Dan Miner Source Type: news

Fast-growing mobile medical startup SmileMD moves HQ to Columbus from Dublin
A larger space shortly after closing a $5 million VC round gives SmileMD room to grow and a home base for recruiting doctors and hosting national trade groups. (Source: bizjournals.com Health Care:Biotechnology headlines)
Source: bizjournals.com Health Care:Biotechnology headlines - February 26, 2021 Category: Biotechnology Authors: Carrie Ghose Source Type: news

‘It’s the best job in the world’: Allan Jones reflects on his time at the Allen Institute
Allan Jones has been running the late Paul Allen's medical research nonprofit for 18 years. (Source: bizjournals.com Health Care:Biotechnology headlines)
Source: bizjournals.com Health Care:Biotechnology headlines - February 26, 2021 Category: Biotechnology Authors: Megan Campbell Source Type: news

KC area ’s biggest counties ease limits on bars and restaurants
Jackson, Johnson and Wyandotte counties announced plans Thursday to ease Covid-19 restrictions on when bars and restaurants must close. The change means the establishments can resume their pre-pandemic closing times, though other limitations connected to social distancing and mask wearing remain in effect, Fox 4 reports. The joint announcement by the Kansas City area’s most populous counties comes as new cases of the coronaviru s drop and vaccine penetration grows. In Johnson County, commissioners… (Source: bizjournals.com Health Care:Biotechnology headlines)
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Independence Blue Cross partners with Quartet to improve access to behavioral health care
The alliance is a response to the Covid-19 pandemic's impact on mental health. (Source: bizjournals.com Health Care:Biotechnology headlines)
Source: bizjournals.com Health Care:Biotechnology headlines - February 26, 2021 Category: Biotechnology Authors: John George Source Type: news

Adaptive Biotechnologies eyes expansion to Europe
“There is a lot of interest in our immunosequencing products from major labs around the world, and we want to improve our ability to capture that business,” says the CEO. (Source: bizjournals.com Health Care:Biotechnology headlines)
Source: bizjournals.com Health Care:Biotechnology headlines - February 26, 2021 Category: Biotechnology Authors: Megan Campbell Source Type: news

California Northstate presses pause on medical center project
The news arrives a week after the Elk Grove Planning Commission unanimously rejected the project. (Source: bizjournals.com Health Care:Biotechnology headlines)
Source: bizjournals.com Health Care:Biotechnology headlines - February 26, 2021 Category: Biotechnology Authors: Felicia Alvarez Source Type: news

Hazelden Betty Ford names new CEO
Lee is the first physician CEO in Center City-based Hazelden Betty Ford's history, as well as its youngest and its first non-white chief executive. (Source: bizjournals.com Health Care:Biotechnology headlines)
Source: bizjournals.com Health Care:Biotechnology headlines - February 26, 2021 Category: Biotechnology Authors: Carrigan Miller Source Type: news

Missouri will activate next vaccine tier on March 15
Missouri Gov. Mike Parson announced Thursday that the next tier in its  Covid-19 vaccine plan will open in the state on March 15. Missouri's Phase 1B-Tier 3 will make the vaccine available to an additional 550,000 Missourians. Parson said Tier 3 includes an important part of the state's population, including "workers in many of the industries we depend on to keep our everyday lives operating normally." Phase 1B-Tier 3 focuses on vaccinating what the state classifies as its “critical infrastructure."… (Source: bizjournals.com Health Care:Biotechnology headlines)
Source: bizjournals.com Health Care:Biotechnology headlines - February 25, 2021 Category: Biotechnology Authors: Dori Olmos- KSDK Source Type: news

Analysis: The need to raise the minimum wage
A $15 per hour federal minimum wage would disproportionately benefit the country ’s essential workers. (Source: bizjournals.com Health Care:Biotechnology headlines)
Source: bizjournals.com Health Care:Biotechnology headlines - February 25, 2021 Category: Biotechnology Authors: molly kinder Source Type: news

Tablet Covid vaccine maker to push on with clinical trials
Despite lackluster results from an early trial of its tablet Covid-19 vaccine, Vaxart Inc. said Thursday that it will move forward to a midstage study by the end of June. The small South San Francisco company (NASDAQ: VXRT) said it is driven by the emergence of new strains of Covid that some injectable vaccines may not cover well and slow progress in reaching people with needle jabs before new strains emerge. "A better solution is needed given that Covid-19 may be a challenge for years to come,"… (Source: bizjournals.com Health Care:Biotechnology headlines)
Source: bizjournals.com Health Care:Biotechnology headlines - February 25, 2021 Category: Biotechnology Authors: Ron Leuty Source Type: news

Big biotech, UCs launch $53M effort targeting Alzheimer's, other brain diseases
UCSF and UC Berkeley will receive $53 million over 10 years as part of a collaboration with biotech giant Genentech Inc. and its Swiss parent Roche to research potential new treatments for Alzheimer's, Huntington's and Parkinson's diseases, ALS, autism and other central nervous system conditions. The partnership builds on a University of California-University of Washington effort started in 2019 and backed by the foundation of former Citibank CEO Sandy Weill and his wife, Joan, and it will initially… (Source: bizjournals.com Health Care:Biotechnology headlines)
Source: bizjournals.com Health Care:Biotechnology headlines - February 25, 2021 Category: Biotechnology Authors: Ron Leuty Source Type: news

Health Care Leadership Forum: After a terrible year, there's reason for hope
At the Business Journal's annual Health Care Leadership Forum, local leaders weighed in on the era of Covid-19 and what challenges and opportunities lie ahead. (Source: bizjournals.com Health Care:Biotechnology headlines)
Source: bizjournals.com Health Care:Biotechnology headlines - February 25, 2021 Category: Biotechnology Authors: Felicia Alvarez Source Type: news

UC receives anonymous $1M gift, will establish new endowed chair
The University of Cincinnati College of Medicine is adding a new endowed chair position – the first within one of its divisions – thanks to a $1 million gift from an anonymous donor. (Source: bizjournals.com Health Care:Biotechnology headlines)
Source: bizjournals.com Health Care:Biotechnology headlines - February 25, 2021 Category: Biotechnology Authors: Liz Engel Source Type: news

Novant to invest $222M in critical care tower at Forsyth Medical Center as it moves into Phase 2 of capital plan
The tower will include 60 critical care and 36 intermediate beds, as well as an enhanced surgical suite and collocated supportive services. (Source: bizjournals.com Health Care:Biotechnology headlines)
Source: bizjournals.com Health Care:Biotechnology headlines - February 25, 2021 Category: Biotechnology Authors: Trajan Warren Source Type: news

Anti-aging biotech's first clinical trial aims to breathe new life into old blood
The East Bay company believes that boosting levels of hemoglobin by inhibiting a certain enzyme could treat unexplainable anemia in people over 65. (Source: bizjournals.com Health Care:Biotechnology headlines)
Source: bizjournals.com Health Care:Biotechnology headlines - February 25, 2021 Category: Biotechnology Authors: Ron Leuty Source Type: news

How this Denver kidney care startup grew its employees sixfold in 2020
The company not only expanded its employee count but its available markets as well. (Source: bizjournals.com Health Care:Biotechnology headlines)
Source: bizjournals.com Health Care:Biotechnology headlines - February 25, 2021 Category: Biotechnology Authors: Jensen Werley Source Type: news

Flagship startup that aims to treat 'any disease' raises $123M
When four-year-old biotech startup Cellarity emerged from stealth in December 2019, it laid out an ambitious vision: to combine cellular biology with machine learning to develop treatments for all diseases. Now, several high-profile investors are joining founding investor Flagship Pioneering in supporting Cellarity's approach. The startup just closed a $123 million Series B round from funds and accounts managed by BlackRock, The Baupost Group and Banque Pictet on behalf of their clients, plus eight other investors and Flagship. With the funding, Cellarity plans to double in size this year to about 120 employees, move to a ...
Source: bizjournals.com Health Care:Biotechnology headlines - February 25, 2021 Category: Biotechnology Authors: Rowan Walrath Source Type: news

High stakes for Raleigh with $12 billion megamerger of global CROs
The deal could have huge implications for the Triangle's status as a hub for contract research organizations. (Source: bizjournals.com Health Care:Biotechnology headlines)
Source: bizjournals.com Health Care:Biotechnology headlines - February 25, 2021 Category: Biotechnology Authors: Lauren Ohnesorge Source Type: news

Despite grim milestones, experts say state ’s turned corner on Covid-19
WASHINGTON – Health officials confirmed Covid-19 in another 1,310 Arizonans Wednesday and reported that 43 more people died from the disease, according to the latest numbers from the Arizona Department of Health Services. Depressing numbers – but a vast improvement from just six weeks ago, when the daily average of new cases in one week was 9,742 people and deaths were averaging 154 a day. And an indication, experts said, that the state may have finally turned a corner. “I think we’ve definitely… (Source: bizjournals.com Health Care:Biotechnology headlines)
Source: bizjournals.com Health Care:Biotechnology headlines - February 25, 2021 Category: Biotechnology Authors: Jake Holter Source Type: news

Pandemic propels interest in nursing programs, medical school
Forget any concerns of a pandemic chasing off interest in medical careers: Nursing and medical schools have seen applications increase during the Covid-19 crisis. Baccalaureate nursing programs saw a 6% increase in enrollment in 2020, according to a survey of 900 nursing schools by the American Association of Colleges of Nursing, Kaiser Health News reports. Laura Schmidt, board president for the Organization for Associate Degree Nursing, said two-year nurs ing degree programs appear to be seeing… (Source: bizjournals.com Health Care:Biotechnology headlines)
Source: bizjournals.com Health Care:Biotechnology headlines - February 25, 2021 Category: Biotechnology Authors: Caitlin Mullen Source Type: news

Tryon Medical Partners begins administering its first Covid-19 vaccines to employees, at-risk patients
Tryon Medical Partners began administering its first Covid-19 vaccines this week. (Source: bizjournals.com Health Care:Biotechnology headlines)
Source: bizjournals.com Health Care:Biotechnology headlines - February 25, 2021 Category: Biotechnology Authors: Caroline Hudson Source Type: news

Independent health center plans expansion to Urbana in 2021
The health center should deliver a unique care model to the city — one that blends primary care with behavioral health, pharmacy, nutrition, chronic care management, medication-assisted treatment and social services support. (Source: bizjournals.com Health Care:Biotechnology headlines)
Source: bizjournals.com Health Care:Biotechnology headlines - February 25, 2021 Category: Biotechnology Authors: Jacob Fisher Source Type: news

Bristol Myers Squibb expanding cell manufacturing in Devens
The building will manufacture lymphoma drug Breyanzi, which the FDA approved earlier this year. (Source: bizjournals.com Health Care:Biotechnology headlines)
Source: bizjournals.com Health Care:Biotechnology headlines - February 25, 2021 Category: Biotechnology Authors: Catherine Carlock Source Type: news

UNLOCKED: These are KC's 2021 Healthiest Employers
Two weeks ago, the Kansas City Business Journal released the list of 2021 Healthiest Employers. Now the list has been unlocked so everyone can view the honorees. This year, 30 companies will be honored with the award, which is based on wellness programming and benefits. Healthiest Employers LLC, a data and research company, measured those factors using the Springbuk analytics platform. The assessment scored companies on their wellness program's culture an d leadership commitment, foundational components,… (Source: bizjournals.com Health Care:Biotechnology headlines)
Source: bizjournals.com Health Care:Biotechnology headlines - February 25, 2021 Category: Biotechnology Authors: Ellen Cagle Source Type: news

J & J vaccine, lower case counts give Allegheny County officials optimism
The Food and Drug Administration on Wednesday released an analysis of the Johnson and Johnson vaccine, deeming it safe and effective against Covid-19. (Source: bizjournals.com Health Care:Biotechnology headlines)
Source: bizjournals.com Health Care:Biotechnology headlines - February 24, 2021 Category: Biotechnology Authors: Paul J. Gough Source Type: news

Former Atlanta CEO Parker H. 'Pete' Petit gets prison, $1M fine for fraud
The Securities and Exchange Commission in November 2019 charged MiMedx, Petit, and former Chief Operating Officer William C. Taylor with defrauding investors. (Source: bizjournals.com Health Care:Biotechnology headlines)
Source: bizjournals.com Health Care:Biotechnology headlines - February 24, 2021 Category: Biotechnology Authors: David Allison Source Type: news

HCA to pay $400 million for majority stake in Brookdale Senior Living home health and hospice business
Brookdale Health Care Services operates 57 home health agencies, 22 hospice agencies and 84 outpatient therapy locations across 26 states, providing care at Brookdale facilities and inside patients' homes. (Source: bizjournals.com Health Care:Biotechnology headlines)
Source: bizjournals.com Health Care:Biotechnology headlines - February 24, 2021 Category: Biotechnology Authors: Joel Stinnett Source Type: news

KB Home unveils healthy living concept home in Phoenix
KB Home is working with Mayo Clinic to research the impact of indoor environments on the health of occupants. (Source: bizjournals.com Health Care:Biotechnology headlines)
Source: bizjournals.com Health Care:Biotechnology headlines - February 24, 2021 Category: Biotechnology Authors: Angela Gonzales Source Type: news

Covid-19 vaccination site will open in Mall of America this week
Minnesota will open its fourth large-scale Covid-19 vaccination site in the Mall of America, the state announced Wednesday. The site will launch this week and will initially focus on vaccinating child care workers and educators. About 8,190 teachers, school staff and people employed in child care will be vaccinated there in its first week. People eligible for the vaccine will be contacted directly, the state said. It' s the state's fourth such site, joining sites in Minneapolis, Duluth and Rochester.… (Source: bizjournals.com Health Care:Biotechnology headlines)
Source: bizjournals.com Health Care:Biotechnology headlines - February 24, 2021 Category: Biotechnology Authors: Carrigan Miller Source Type: news

Mayo Clinic unveils 'healthy living' concept home built by Los Angeles company
The Mayo Clinic founded the Well Living Lab to conduct and apply human-centered research to study the interaction between health, well-being and indoor environments. (Source: bizjournals.com Health Care:Biotechnology headlines)
Source: bizjournals.com Health Care:Biotechnology headlines - February 24, 2021 Category: Biotechnology Authors: Carter Jones Source Type: news

Moderna ramps up manufacturing capacity to 1.4B doses for 2022
Cambridge biotech Moderna Inc. is ramping up the manufacturing capacity of its Covid-19 vaccine over the next two years. The plans call for 700 million doses in 2021, up from 600 million, and 1.4 billion doses in 2022. In a statement, Moderna (Nasdaq: MRNA) said it has already funneled additional investment into its manufacturing facilities and partner facilities, although spokesperson Ray Jordan declined to name specific locations or investment amounts. Moderna CEO Stephane Bancel has said that… (Source: bizjournals.com Health Care:Biotechnology headlines)
Source: bizjournals.com Health Care:Biotechnology headlines - February 24, 2021 Category: Biotechnology Authors: Rowan Walrath Source Type: news

When employees return to the office, it might not be for five days a week
Only 7% of Blue Cross and Blue Shield of Minnesota's employees want to return to their office full-time, Blue Cross CEO Craig Samitt said. (Source: bizjournals.com Health Care:Biotechnology headlines)
Source: bizjournals.com Health Care:Biotechnology headlines - February 24, 2021 Category: Biotechnology Authors: Carrigan Miller Source Type: news