Lexicon Pharmaceuticals to divest drug, plans to cut workforce in half
The Woodlands-based pharmaceutical company employed 184 workers as of Feb. 28. (Source: bizjournals.com Health Care:Biotechnology headlines)
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Another top exec at Amazon health care startup Haven exits
With the departure of another top executive in a matter of months, it is increasingly looking like a hard task for Haven to revolutionize health care in the middle of a pandemic. (Source: bizjournals.com Health Care:Biotechnology headlines)
Source: bizjournals.com Health Care:Biotechnology headlines - August 5, 2020 Category: Biotechnology Authors: Jessica Bartlett Source Type: news

Colleges in New England stand to gain as campuses scramble to test for Covid-19
New England is ground zero for higher education in America. It's also potentially ahead of the curve when it comes to keeping Covid-19 in check on campus. Covid-19 testing will be critical for the roughly 49% of U.S. universities and colleges planning to return students to campuses for the fall semester. And while many are scrambling to budget for this testing burst, strategies are emerging that will likely determine winners and losers when it comes to keeping campuses open during the pandemic. In… (Source: bizjournals.com Health Care:Biotechnology headlines)
Source: bizjournals.com Health Care:Biotechnology headlines - August 5, 2020 Category: Biotechnology Authors: Hilary Burns Source Type: news

In 'Shark Tank'-like program, 4 Bay Area companies race to deliver more, faster, better Covid tests
The NIH program could help Bay Area companies deliver 100,000 or more coronavirus tests per day as early as this fall. (Source: bizjournals.com Health Care:Biotechnology headlines)
Source: bizjournals.com Health Care:Biotechnology headlines - August 4, 2020 Category: Biotechnology Authors: Ron Leuty Source Type: news

Another top exec at Amazon health care startup Haven exits
With the departure of another top executive in a matter of months, it is increasingly looking like a hard task for Haven to revolutionize health care in the middle of a pandemic. (Source: bizjournals.com Health Care:Biotechnology headlines)
Source: bizjournals.com Health Care:Biotechnology headlines - August 4, 2020 Category: Biotechnology Authors: Jessica Bartlett Source Type: news

Merkley, Wyden urge Senate leadership to reject Trump push to condition relief funds on in-person instruction
U.S. Sens. Jeff Merkley and Ron Wyden joined 28 Senate colleagues to urge Senate leadership to reject the Trump administration ’s vow to cut funding to schools that don’t reopen for in-person instruction in the fall. Many Oregon school districts, including Portland Public Schools, plan to offer full-time, remote-only instruction until at least November, due to the Covid-19 pandemic. Beaverton, North Clackamas, Lake Osw ego, Hillsboro and Salem-Keizer also plan to stay remote. Survey: How do… (Source: bizjournals.com Health Care:Biotechnology headlines)
Source: bizjournals.com Health Care:Biotechnology headlines - August 4, 2020 Category: Biotechnology Authors: Elizabeth Hayes Source Type: news

Novavax reports positive phase 1 data on its Covid-19 vaccine candidate
Gaithersburg ’s Novavax Inc. (NASDAQ: NVAX) reported Tuesday positive phase 1 clinical trial data on its Covid-19 vaccine candidate, a necessary step to advance a product officials hope will eventually protect people from coronavirus. The study found the candidate, called NVX-CoV2373, to both be generally wel l-tolerated and elicit “robust antibody responses,” the company said Tuesday, adding that it showed the potential to reduce the disease’s transmission. Specifically, the candidate had… (Source: bizjournals.com Health Care:Biotechnology headlines)
Source: bizjournals.com Health Care:Biotechnology headlines - August 4, 2020 Category: Biotechnology Authors: Sara Gilgore Source Type: news

Birmingham veterinarian Jay Price acquires clinic property
A Birmingham veterinarian continues to expand his holdings with another property deal. (Source: bizjournals.com Health Care:Biotechnology headlines)
Source: bizjournals.com Health Care:Biotechnology headlines - August 4, 2020 Category: Biotechnology Authors: Hanno van der Bijl Source Type: news

UAB, Southern Research make headway on diabetes drug candidate
The University of Alabama at Birmingham and Southern Research have discovered a new drug candidate that may offer a major advancement for diabetes treatment. The experimental drug, which was tested on cell cultures for both Type 1 and Type 2 diabetes, significantly improved four detrimental characteristics of diabetes, including high blood sugar, elevation in the hormone glucagon that counteracts the effects of insulin, promotes glucose production and increases blood glucose; excessive production… (Source: bizjournals.com Health Care:Biotechnology headlines)
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NeuroOne raises $7 million, inks partnership with Zimmer Biomet
Zimmer Biomet has acquired the rights to distribute NeuroOne's Evo electrodes, which are used in the treatment of epilepsy. (Source: bizjournals.com Health Care:Biotechnology headlines)
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Lufthansa resumes service to Seattle-Tacoma International Airport from Frankfurt
Lufthansa said it's also making a rapid Covid-19 test available at Frankfurt Airport, calling it an important first step "to restart international travel." Here's how the German airline is doing it. (Source: bizjournals.com Health Care:Biotechnology headlines)
Source: bizjournals.com Health Care:Biotechnology headlines - August 4, 2020 Category: Biotechnology Authors: Andrew McIntosh Source Type: news

Covid-19 spread in Multnomah County doesn't appear related to protests, health official says
Multnomah County has seen about 4,500 cases of the new coronavirus, with 95 deaths, according to the latest tally. (Source: bizjournals.com Health Care:Biotechnology headlines)
Source: bizjournals.com Health Care:Biotechnology headlines - August 3, 2020 Category: Biotechnology Authors: Jonathan Bach Source Type: news

ADPH and UAB launch new testing, tools for campus reopenings
The Alabama Department of Public Health (ADPH) and UAB have launched GuideSafe, a  multitool platform designed for campus re-entry programs at higher education institutions across the state as they prepare to reopen amid the Covid-19 crisis. GuideSafe builds on the previously announced Stay Safe Together and Testing for Alabama initiatives for use across the University of Alab ama System. The new platform mandatory entry testing that will begin at 11 additional locations across Alabama starting… (Source: bizjournals.com Health Care:Biotechnology headlines)
Source: bizjournals.com Health Care:Biotechnology headlines - August 3, 2020 Category: Biotechnology Authors: Tyler Patchen Source Type: news

12 people in a 3-bedroom house, then the virus entered the equation
To combat the virus, Americans of every income are being encouraged to wear masks and keep their distance. But for low-income families who crowd together to stretch their budgets, home has its own risks. (Source: bizjournals.com Health Care:Biotechnology headlines)
Source: bizjournals.com Health Care:Biotechnology headlines - August 3, 2020 Category: Biotechnology Authors: Conor Dougherty Source Type: news

Boulder biotech co. enters technology-share agreement with industry giant
Boulder-based SomaLogic has an agreement with biotech giant Amgen (Nasdaq: AMGN) to use some of SomaLogic ’s proprietary technology to help advance Amgen’s drug discovery and development programs. The agreement builds upon an existing collaboration SomaLogic has with an Amgen subsidiary, Iceland-based deCODE. The new agreement will expand to broader application across Amgen’s pipeline. SomaLog ic specializes in diagnostic tests that can deliver actionable health-management information for… (Source: bizjournals.com Health Care:Biotechnology headlines)
Source: bizjournals.com Health Care:Biotechnology headlines - August 3, 2020 Category: Biotechnology Authors: Jensen Werley Source Type: news

MassHealth threatens to cut off three nursing homes from reimbursement
MassHealth is threatening to cut off three nursing homes from reimbursement, saying all had failed to provide infection control during the coronavirus pandemic. (Source: bizjournals.com Health Care:Biotechnology headlines)
Source: bizjournals.com Health Care:Biotechnology headlines - August 3, 2020 Category: Biotechnology Authors: Jessica Bartlett Source Type: news

Commerce puts itself on the leading edge of health care banking
Commerce Bank is blazing new trails with financial solutions its offering to health care providers. (Source: bizjournals.com Health Care:Biotechnology headlines)
Source: bizjournals.com Health Care:Biotechnology headlines - August 3, 2020 Category: Biotechnology Authors: James Dornbrook Source Type: news

Coronavirus pandemic challenges New Mexico's future health care workforce
Studying for a future in health care provides plenty of challenges. But studying to be a nurse during a global coronavirus pandemic — there's a whole brand new challenge. (Source: bizjournals.com Health Care:Biotechnology headlines)
Source: bizjournals.com Health Care:Biotechnology headlines - August 3, 2020 Category: Biotechnology Authors: Ron Davis Source Type: news

Shipt partners with WellCare for Medicare member grocery delivery
WellCare's Medicare Advantage members in nearly two dozen states now have greater access to groceries and other essentials during the pandemic.   Shipt partnered with the Tampa-based provider of government-sponsored managed care services to bring groceries to thousands of clients. WellCare is providing low-income and special-needs plan members with free, monthly Shipt memberships for the remainder of 2020. Members can have groceries and essentials delivered from a number of retailers directly… (Source: bizjournals.com Health Care:Biotechnology headlines)
Source: bizjournals.com Health Care:Biotechnology headlines - August 3, 2020 Category: Biotechnology Authors: Tyler Patchen Source Type: news

Novant Health takes a new approach with women's center in SouthPark
Novant Health is pioneering a newer model of women's care in Charlotte. (Source: bizjournals.com Health Care:Biotechnology headlines)
Source: bizjournals.com Health Care:Biotechnology headlines - August 3, 2020 Category: Biotechnology Authors: Caroline Hudson Source Type: news

TBJ Plus: V Foundation's new TV gig; UNC System president ready for challenges; Here comes Isaias!
V FOUNDATION FINDS A WAY: Even amid Covid-19, the V Foundation for Cancer Research is getting the word out about its mission. The organization is teaming with ESPN for “V for Victory,” a one-hour television special hosted by ESPN’s Kevin Negandhi and Hannah Storm, on Aug. 8 at 2 p.m. EST on ABC as part of the Wine Celebration’s 2020 virtual event. The idea is to shine a light on cancer survivor stories and the urgency to support cancer research during the pandemic and support the V Foundation’s… (Source: bizjournals.com Health Care:Biotechnology headlines)
Source: bizjournals.com Health Care:Biotechnology headlines - August 3, 2020 Category: Biotechnology Authors: Cameron Snipes Source Type: news

Exact Sciences ups investment in Massachusetts cancer blood-testing firm
Madison-based Exact Sciences increases investment in Thrive Earlier Detection Corp. (Source: bizjournals.com Health Care:Biotechnology headlines)
Source: bizjournals.com Health Care:Biotechnology headlines - August 3, 2020 Category: Biotechnology Authors: Allison DeAngelis Source Type: news

YMCA closes downtown Milwaukee branch, citing community Covid-19 spread
Citing the concentration of Covid-19 cases in the city of Milwaukee, the YMCA of Metropolitan Milwaukee temporarily closed its downtown Milwaukee branch. The branch closing was announced via email to members Saturday night Aug. 1 but the branch is closed Sundays, so the shutdown took effect Monday morning. A sign on the entrance door also announced the closing of the branch at 161 W. Wisconsin Ave. at the former Shops of Grand Avenue. The Downtown YMCA reopened June 10 with limited capacity and… (Source: bizjournals.com Health Care:Biotechnology headlines)
Source: bizjournals.com Health Care:Biotechnology headlines - August 3, 2020 Category: Biotechnology Authors: Rich Kirchen Source Type: news

Nemours Children's Health System names new leader for Delaware Valley operations
Nemours Children ’s Health System has named a new leader for its Mid-Atlantic operations. Mark Mumford will become chief executive of Delaware Valley Operations for Nemours — parent company of Nemours/Alfred I. duPont Hospital for Children in Wilmington — effective Sept. 1. Mumford will be based in Wilmingto n, serve as a member of the executive cabinet, and report to Nemours CEO Dr. R. Lawrence Moss, MD. As chief executive of Delaware Valley Operations, Mumford will be responsible for… (Source: bizjournals.com Health Care:Biotechnology headlines)
Source: bizjournals.com Health Care:Biotechnology headlines - August 3, 2020 Category: Biotechnology Authors: John George Source Type: news

Transforming treatment for behavioral health during a pandemic
The Covid-19 pandemic has changed life as we know it. Stress levels are unprecedented as people adapt to ongoing uncertainty, job loss, working remotely, homeschooling, distancing from social support networks, plus the concerns of getting sick or getting others sick. The impact of these stressors is becoming more and more apparent. Calls to the federal mental health crisis hotline have increased 900% compared to this same time last year. [1] “The Covid-19 pandemic is a stressful time for everyone… (Source: bizjournals.com Health Care:Biotechnology headlines)
Source: bizjournals.com Health Care:Biotechnology headlines - August 3, 2020 Category: Biotechnology Authors: Salvatore Cieri, Jr. Source Type: news

Chicago investors pursuing more San Antonio acquisitions despite pandemic
The Illinois firm has already struck its first deal in the Alamo City. (Source: bizjournals.com Health Care:Biotechnology headlines)
Source: bizjournals.com Health Care:Biotechnology headlines - August 3, 2020 Category: Biotechnology Authors: W. Scott Bailey Source Type: news

Vanda steps closer to potential FDA approval for rare developmental disorder treatment
Vanda Pharmaceuticals Inc. (NASDAQ: VNDA) is moving closer to a potential regulatory approval for a developmental disorder treatment, nearly five months after the Food and Drug Administration refused to accept the company ’s application for it. The D.C. biotech said Monday the agency has accepted for priority review its application for Smith-Magenis Syndrome, which includes two components: a supplemental new drug application for a solid capsule formulation of Hetlioz, for adults with SMS, and a… (Source: bizjournals.com Health Care:Biotechnology headlines)
Source: bizjournals.com Health Care:Biotechnology headlines - August 3, 2020 Category: Biotechnology Authors: Sara Gilgore Source Type: news

Coronavirus roundup: Closures come for San Mateo County | Campbell street dining | New Santa Clara County test sites
New restrictions on San Mateo County took effect a little later than expected, but as county officials anticipated, they still happened. Officials warned businesses and residents last week to prepare for closures when the county was placed on the state’s watchlist for Covid-19 cases. In a statement, officials said they did not believe that the local case rate would decrease by Saturday and keep the county free from restrictions. Originally anticipated to take effect at midnight this past Saturday,… (Source: bizjournals.com Health Care:Biotechnology headlines)
Source: bizjournals.com Health Care:Biotechnology headlines - August 3, 2020 Category: Biotechnology Authors: Ryan Fernandez Source Type: news

Clorox names Linda Rendle CEO
The board of directors of The Clorox Co. has named 17-year company veteran Linda Rendle chief executive officer, effective Sept. 14. She also was elected to the company's board of directors. “We continue to have a significant role supporting public health, given the ongoing needs and changing behaviors of our consumers and communities,” Rendle said. “I step into this role with great optimism for the future of our compan y and global portfolio of trusted brands, and immense confidence in… (Source: bizjournals.com Health Care:Biotechnology headlines)
Source: bizjournals.com Health Care:Biotechnology headlines - August 3, 2020 Category: Biotechnology Authors: Anne Stych Source Type: news

SEES Group coming to Homewood's Patriot Midtown Park
A Tennessee-headquartered health care company is coming to Homewood. SEES Group Alabama LLC has inked a lease at 200 Patriot Midtown Park, a Class-A, multi-tenant office park. According to a release, the company plans to operate an eye surgery center called Eye Surgery Center of Homewood in the first floor of the building. The location will support clinical operat ions at VisionAmerica, a medical and surgical eye care practice with multiple locations throughout Alabama. The firm also operates a… (Source: bizjournals.com Health Care:Biotechnology headlines)
Source: bizjournals.com Health Care:Biotechnology headlines - August 3, 2020 Category: Biotechnology Authors: Stephanie Rebman Source Type: news

Bill to give workers 2 weeks paid sick time during pandemic advances
Legislation that would grant additional paid sick leave to employees during the Covid-19 outbreak is moving on Beacon Hill after securing the approval of a key panel. (Source: bizjournals.com Health Care:Biotechnology headlines)
Source: bizjournals.com Health Care:Biotechnology headlines - August 3, 2020 Category: Biotechnology Authors: Chris Lisinski Source Type: news

Siemens Healthineers to buy Varian in $16.4bn deal
In the largest medical M&A deal of 2020, German health group Siemens Healthineers will acquire Silicon Valley's Varian Medical Systems at a 24 percent premium from Friday's closing stock price. (Source: bizjournals.com Health Care:Biotechnology headlines)
Source: bizjournals.com Health Care:Biotechnology headlines - August 3, 2020 Category: Biotechnology Authors: Guy Chazan in Berlin Source Type: news

This nurse is using her PPP loan to start her small business
Lylia Nichols tried for years to secure funding for her small business but was always turned down. (Source: bizjournals.com Health Care:Biotechnology headlines)
Source: bizjournals.com Health Care:Biotechnology headlines - August 2, 2020 Category: Biotechnology Authors: Megan Campbell Source Type: news

Excelsior to open standalone PT/OT site downtown
It's the first stand-alone site for this orthopaedics group and its first downtown, and follows several expansions in the suburbs. (Source: bizjournals.com Health Care:Biotechnology headlines)
Source: bizjournals.com Health Care:Biotechnology headlines - August 2, 2020 Category: Biotechnology Authors: Tracey Drury Source Type: news

New Duke vaccine 'works beautifully' against breast cancer
New research out of Duke University could help the thousands of Americans stricken with breast cancer. According to new research conducted at the Duke Cancer Institute, a vaccine developed at the university for breast cancer is part of an "effective" two-drug strategy for fighting against the disease.  This week, research conducted through a clinical trial at Duke was published in Clinical Cancer Research – a journal of the American Association for Cancer Research. According to that research,… (Source: bizjournals.com Health Care:Biotechnology headlines)
Source: bizjournals.com Health Care:Biotechnology headlines - August 2, 2020 Category: Biotechnology Authors: Seth Thomas Gulledge Source Type: news

How Wilson Health's focus on collaboration shaped Shelby County's response to Covid-19
Hospitals and healthcare systems have for months been at the forefront of efforts to combat and contain the coronavirus pandemic. Miami Valley's response to the virus has been largely shaped by local care providers, many of whom have forged partnerships to ramp up Covid-19 testing, expand education and develop more creative ways to deliver care. Adjustments to the local healthcare landscape have rapidly evolved, even as hosp itals grappled with mounting financial shortfalls. Community care provider… (Source: bizjournals.com Health Care:Biotechnology headlines)
Source: bizjournals.com Health Care:Biotechnology headlines - August 1, 2020 Category: Biotechnology Authors: Jacob Fisher Source Type: news

Doctor ’s insights: Why the health care industry and businesses need to keep adapting telehealth services beyond Covid-19
Of the many ways Covid-19 has altered day-to-day life, few may be as dramatic as the rise in telehealth. Consider this: In 2016, a health plan study found that while 70% of large companies offered telehealth options, fewer than 3% of employees actually used them. [1] Flash-forward to 2020, and within six weeks of the pandemic, more than 90% of primary care visits at Kaiser Permanente alone had gone virtual. And nationally, more than 1 billion telehealth interactions are expected to take place by… (Source: bizjournals.com Health Care:Biotechnology headlines)
Source: bizjournals.com Health Care:Biotechnology headlines - August 1, 2020 Category: Biotechnology Authors: Dr. Keith H. Bachman Source Type: news

Health care system embraces diversity and inclusion to drive health equity during Covid-19, and beyond
The Covid-19 pandemic ’s disproportionate impact on people of color amplified the rampant health inequities in our communities. As health care providers, we at Advocate Aurora Health understand it’s our duty to combat the deep-rooted racism that negatively affects the health of people of color. We’ve launched a mul ti-pronged approach designed to help our most vulnerable patients. From Milwaukee Midtown to Chicago's South Side, we’ve opened multiple Covid-19 community testing sites to provide… (Source: bizjournals.com Health Care:Biotechnology headlines)
Source: bizjournals.com Health Care:Biotechnology headlines - August 1, 2020 Category: Biotechnology Authors: Cristy Garcia-Thomas Source Type: news

Are pandemic health care trends a fleeting fad or permanent change?
Some trends emerging during the Covid-19 pandemic have the potential to produce lasting change in health care. Others shed light on challenges we may face going forward. Telemedicine is here to stay The extraordinary circumstances created by the virus moved virtual health services well beyond expectations. With millions staying home and worried about contracting the virus, thousands turned to telemedicine for the first time. For example, Advocate Aurora Health ha d a goal of completing 25,000 virtual… (Source: bizjournals.com Health Care:Biotechnology headlines)
Source: bizjournals.com Health Care:Biotechnology headlines - August 1, 2020 Category: Biotechnology Authors: Advocate Aurora Health Source Type: news

Health care experts address questions about children going back to school during COVID-19
With COVID-19 still looming and the new school year quickly approaching, states across the nation have had to make tough decisions about whether to send children, teachers and other staff back to the classroom for in-person schooling or to continue into the next school year with remote instruction. After careful consideration, and with recommendations provided by public health officials, North Carolina Gov. Roy Cooper announced that school districts will follow Plan B, meaning school districts can… (Source: bizjournals.com Health Care:Biotechnology headlines)
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Atrium Health experts provide up-to-date information on the importance of wearing face masks
As we ’re all navigating our new normal with coronavirus circulating across the globe these past few months, we’ve heard a bunch of talk about face masks. Dr. Katie Borders, an OB/GYN at Atrium Health Shelby Women’s Care responds to some of the most frequently asked questions about masks.  Atrium Health is committed to help slow the spread of COVID-19 and has partnered with many of the state's largest employers and other local businesses to donate 2 million face masks to the community. To… (Source: bizjournals.com Health Care:Biotechnology headlines)
Source: bizjournals.com Health Care:Biotechnology headlines - August 1, 2020 Category: Biotechnology Authors: Atrium Health Source Type: news

Atrium Health ’s new emergency care facility serves growing area in Charlotte region
Atrium Health recently opened a new emergency department to serve the communities in south Mecklenburg and Union County. It is fully equipped with advanced emergency care resources and health care providers with clinical expertise to help a growing area in need of additional access to emergency medicine. Atrium Health Providence has direct access to Atrium Health Pineville and the advanced trauma services and resources at Atrium Health ’s Carolinas Medical Center, which was recently reverified… (Source: bizjournals.com Health Care:Biotechnology headlines)
Source: bizjournals.com Health Care:Biotechnology headlines - August 1, 2020 Category: Biotechnology Authors: Atrium Health Source Type: news

How Charlotte Level 1 trauma care facility aided motorcyclist after serious crash
At first, July 24, 2019 seemed like an ordinary night for Adam Fifield. The last thing he remembers from that day is enjoying a meal with a few friends. But from there, things go black for a little while. “The next thing I remember after that is waking up in the ICU four days later,” says Fifield. Because that night, in the blink of an eye, the 25-year old Charlotte resident was struck head on by an SUV at a high rate of speed. Although the full extent of his injuries wasn’t yet known,… (Source: bizjournals.com Health Care:Biotechnology headlines)
Source: bizjournals.com Health Care:Biotechnology headlines - August 1, 2020 Category: Biotechnology Authors: Atrium Health Source Type: news

Contact tracing is failing in many states. Here ’s why.
“I think it’s easy to say contact tracing is broken,” said Carolyn Cannuscio, an expert on the method. “It is broken because so many parts of our prevention system are broken.” (Source: bizjournals.com Health Care:Biotechnology headlines)
Source: bizjournals.com Health Care:Biotechnology headlines - August 1, 2020 Category: Biotechnology Authors: Jennifer Steinhauer and Abby Goodnough Source Type: news

Kona Community Hospital appoints new CEO
Kona Community Hospital on Hawaii Island has named James Lee as its new regional chief executive officer, West Hawaii Today first reported Friday. Lee will begin his new role on Aug. 10, taking it over from interim CEO Jay Kreuzer, who has been in the position since April after the hospital's previous CEO, Anna Chiotti, went on leave just two months into the job, according to previous reporting by Pacific Business News. As CEO, Lee will ove rsee operations and management of the 94-bed, full-service… (Source: bizjournals.com Health Care:Biotechnology headlines)
Source: bizjournals.com Health Care:Biotechnology headlines - August 1, 2020 Category: Biotechnology Authors: Olivia Peterkin Source Type: news

Environmental review for UC Davis ’ 150-acre Sacramento campus moves forward
The University of California Davis ’ plans for Aggie Square, a planned tech campus in Sacramento, continue to pick up momentum. (Source: bizjournals.com Health Care:Biotechnology headlines)
Source: bizjournals.com Health Care:Biotechnology headlines - August 1, 2020 Category: Biotechnology Authors: Felicia Alvarez Source Type: news

Fast-growing teledentistry startup aims to flip SmileDirectClub ’s business upside down
Founders at OrthoFX hope to set their company apart within an increasingly crowded teledentistry market, by offering high-touch care with the latest technology. (Source: bizjournals.com Health Care:Biotechnology headlines)
Source: bizjournals.com Health Care:Biotechnology headlines - July 31, 2020 Category: Biotechnology Authors: Brian Rinker Source Type: news

GlaxoSmithKline, Sanofi get $2.1B to fund Covid-19 vaccine under Operation Warp Speed
The U.S. government said Friday it will provide up to $2.1 billion to GlaxoSmithKline and Sanofi to advance their Covid-19 vaccine candidate. The funding, being provided under the government's "Warp Speed" program will cover clinical trials, manufacturing, scale-up and delivery of an initial 100 million doses. As part of the deal, the U.S. government also has a further option for the supply of an additional 500 million doses. The va ccine candidate, developed by Sanofi in partnership with GSK,… (Source: bizjournals.com Health Care:Biotechnology headlines)
Source: bizjournals.com Health Care:Biotechnology headlines - July 31, 2020 Category: Biotechnology Authors: John George Source Type: news

Cerner ’s second quarter: a ‘burst of innovation’ (and a $35M acquisition)
Cerner Corp. ’s second quarter saw a 6% jump in profit on a 7% drop in revenue, leaving CEO Brent Shafer pleased “given the unique, unexpected circumstances.” Profits rose to $134.7 million with revenue falling to $1.33 billion. But CFO Marc Naughton said during an earnings call that the revenue results h ad little effect on profits because declines came primarily in low-margin areas, such as technology resale and travel, Fierce Healthcare reports. Shafer pointed to the North Kansas City-based… (Source: bizjournals.com Health Care:Biotechnology headlines)
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San Antonio convention center hotel to remain closed indefinitely
The large downtown hotel will remain closed even as the brand's smaller River Walk property is now back in business. (Source: bizjournals.com Health Care:Biotechnology headlines)
Source: bizjournals.com Health Care:Biotechnology headlines - July 31, 2020 Category: Biotechnology Authors: W. Scott Bailey Source Type: news