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San Antonio biotech to provide East Coast company research expertise in new deal
CytoBioscience Inc. has entered into a new business deal with North Carolina-based NeuroPro Therapeutics Inc. that will net it nearly $2 million. However, the bigger long-term payoff for CytoBioscience and San Antonio could be far more significant. CytoBioscience CEO James Garvin, instrumental in the decision to relocate the company to San Antonio nearly two years ago, says NeuroPro was seeking research support for its development of unique therapeutics to treat epilepsy. Under the contract, CytoBioscience… (Source: bizjournals.com Health Care:Pharmaceuticals headlines)
Source: bizjournals.com Health Care:Pharmaceuticals headlines - April 27, 2017 Category: Pharmaceuticals Authors: W. Scott Bailey Source Type: news

Viewpoint: ​A simple plan to address Medicaid growth
In 2006, the goal of Massachusetts health care reform, Chapter 58, was near-universal health-care coverage via a balance of employer-sponsored insurance, subsidized commercial products and government programs. A multi-stakeholder coalition of government, payers, consumer advocates, business leaders and providers worked together to fashion and support the law. A key tenet of Chapter 58 was employer responsibility, and Massachusetts employers not only extended coverage to more of the workforce but … (Source: bizjournals.com Health Care:Pharmaceuticals headlines)
Source: bizjournals.com Health Care:Pharmaceuticals headlines - April 27, 2017 Category: Pharmaceuticals Source Type: news

Medical Society selects new executive director
The Medical Society of Sedgwick County has selected Phillip Brownlee as its new executive director. Brownlee is leaving his position as editorial page editor at the Wichita Eagle, a role he has had since 2001. Brownlee succeeds Jon Rosell, who is now leading the Kansas Medical Society in Topeka. Brownlee was selected from a pool of more than a dozen candidates during a three-month search proce ss, according to information from the Medical Society of Sedwick County. He is expected to start his… (Source: bizjournals.com Health Care:Pharmaceuticals headlines)
Source: bizjournals.com Health Care:Pharmaceuticals headlines - April 27, 2017 Category: Pharmaceuticals Authors: Josh Heck Source Type: news

Big money: Sovereign wealth funds from Abu Dhabi, Singapore join list of PPD investors
As Wilmington-based Pharmaceutical Product Development (PPD) announces its plans to recapitalize, bringing in new investors, Research Triangle Park remains key to its success moving forward, according to the contract research organization. In a transaction that values PPD at about $9 billion, the CRO announced that existing private equity firm owners Hellman& Friedman and The Carlyle Group have agreed to recapitalize PPD and bring in new investors – the Abu Dhabi Investment Authority (ADIA) and… (Source: bizjournals.com Health Care:Pharmaceuticals headlines)
Source: bizjournals.com Health Care:Pharmaceuticals headlines - April 27, 2017 Category: Pharmaceuticals Authors: Jennifer Henderson Source Type: news

Pinellas pharmacist pleads guilty in health care fraud case
A co-owner of Lifecare Pharmacy in Pinellas County pleaded guilty to conspiracy to commit health care fraud. Benjamin Nundy’s guilty plea follows an identical plea by his business partner, Carlos Mazariegos, in April. Nundy, who was a licensed pharmacist, and Mazariegos were accused of conspiring with a licensed physician, Dr. Anthony Baldizzi, who faces trial in January in the case. The three men ag reed in 2014 that Lifecare would pay Baldizzi illegal kickbacks for prescriptions for compounded… (Source: bizjournals.com Health Care:Pharmaceuticals headlines)
Source: bizjournals.com Health Care:Pharmaceuticals headlines - April 27, 2017 Category: Pharmaceuticals Authors: Margie Manning Source Type: news

Moderna's bird flu vaccine performs well ​in first human trial
Cambridge-based Moderna Therapeutics on Thursday unveiled early data from its first human trial, saying that its bird flu vaccine had easily outperformed a placebo. Moderna is focused exclusively on an approach known as messenger RNA, which recruits the body's own cells to create proteins to fight disease. The privately-held company employs 460 people and has attracted more than $1 billion in investments and partnership deals, but has revealed few details abo ut its pipeline in recent years. The… (Source: bizjournals.com Health Care:Pharmaceuticals headlines)
Source: bizjournals.com Health Care:Pharmaceuticals headlines - April 27, 2017 Category: Pharmaceuticals Authors: Max Stendahl Source Type: news

Inside Mid-America Transplant's tax statement
Mid-America Transplant coordinates the organ and tissue donation process, provides services to donor families and transplant patients, and offers educational programs. The St. Louis-based organization is led by President and CEO Diane Brockmeier. (Source: bizjournals.com Health Care:Pharmaceuticals headlines)
Source: bizjournals.com Health Care:Pharmaceuticals headlines - April 27, 2017 Category: Pharmaceuticals Authors: Diana Barr Source Type: news

Decade in the making, massive biotech project set to break ground in South S.F.
A half-million square feet of new biotech lab and space will hit the market next year with BioMed Realty ’s decision to move forward with a potentially iconic South San Francisco project pondered for the past decade. BioMed will break ground next month on the 550,000-square-foot first phase of the potential 1.3 million-square-foot Gateway of Pacific at Oyster Point and Gateway boulevards. The proje ct is part of a biotech building boom in the Bay Area but especially in South San Francisco, the… (Source: bizjournals.com Health Care:Pharmaceuticals headlines)
Source: bizjournals.com Health Care:Pharmaceuticals headlines - April 27, 2017 Category: Pharmaceuticals Authors: Ron Leuty Source Type: news

BryLin, Catholic Health keep discussing possible partnerships
More than six months after talks began, BryLin Behavioral Health System continues to explore collaboration opportunities with Catholic Health, but no deals have yet been struck. Both entities on Thursday confirmed via a prepared statement they have been talking about opportunities to expand and enhance behavioral health services in the region and address the area’s growing opiate crisis and lack of adequate mental health services. Since both offer inpatient and outpati ent services, it could make… (Source: bizjournals.com Health Care:Pharmaceuticals headlines)
Source: bizjournals.com Health Care:Pharmaceuticals headlines - April 27, 2017 Category: Pharmaceuticals Authors: Tracey Drury Source Type: news

Jewish Healthcare Foundation launches network for young health care professionals
The Jewish Healthcare Foundation is launching a new group for young health professionals, aimed at empowering them to change their own health care systems. The Health Activist Network is a new in-person and online hub for interdisciplinary medical professionals to connect and collaborate to "create the health system in which they want to work," according to Karen Feinstein, president and CEO of the Jewish Healthcare Foundation. "I think there is an important opportunity for young people who get… (Source: bizjournals.com Health Care:Pharmaceuticals headlines)
Source: bizjournals.com Health Care:Pharmaceuticals headlines - April 27, 2017 Category: Pharmaceuticals Authors: Lydia Nuzum Source Type: news

Gates Foundation invested $545 million in the Seattle area last year
While the Bill and Melinda Gates Foundation is known worldwide and makes contributions around the globe, the Seattle-based nonprofit has made hefty contributions in its hometown. An economic impact study commissioned by the foundation shows it funneled $545 million into King, Pierce and Snohomish counties in 2015 that translated into $1.5 billion in economic activity. That includes $327 million in grants that went directly to regional organizations such as PATH and the Un iversity of Washington. The… (Source: bizjournals.com Health Care:Pharmaceuticals headlines)
Source: bizjournals.com Health Care:Pharmaceuticals headlines - April 26, 2017 Category: Pharmaceuticals Authors: Coral Garnick Source Type: news

National Jewish Health and partner to establish respiratory institute in Philadelphia
Denver's National Jewish Health, which focuses on respiratory care, is teaming up with Philadelphia hospital system Jefferson Health to create the Jane and Leonard Korman Respiratory Institute in Philadelphia. The institute — expected to open this summer — is being created to define the best practices for treating and researching pulmonary diseases and related disorders. Such conditions include chronic obstructive pulmonary disease, asthma, interstitial lung disease, sarcoidosis, and infectious… (Source: bizjournals.com Health Care:Pharmaceuticals headlines)
Source: bizjournals.com Health Care:Pharmaceuticals headlines - April 26, 2017 Category: Pharmaceuticals Authors: John George Source Type: news

Jefferson, Denver specialty hospital to establish respiratory institute in Philadelphia
Jefferson Health is teaming up with National Jewish Health, a 118-year-old specialty hospital in Denver that focuses on respiratory care, to create the Jane and Leonard Korman Respiratory Institute in Philadelphia. The institute — expected to open this summer — is being created to define the best practices for treating and researching pulmonary diseases and related disorders. Such conditions include chronic obstructive pulmonary disease, asthma, interstitial lung disease, sarcoidosis, and infectious… (Source: bizjournals.com Health Care:Pharmaceuticals headlines)
Source: bizjournals.com Health Care:Pharmaceuticals headlines - April 26, 2017 Category: Pharmaceuticals Authors: John George Source Type: news

Denver-area hospitals look at cutting services due to state budget cuts
While much of the talk surrounding the impact of hospital-provider-fee cuts has focused on rural health systems, Children ’s Hospital Colorado CEO Jena Hausmann has been examining how her facilities can scale back growth in their inpatient pre-teen psychiatric programs and possibly cut out some of the telehealth services they offer. And Children’s Hospital is not alone among Denver-area facilities in needing to cu rtail staffing, existing programs and expansions among Denver-area health providers… (Source: bizjournals.com Health Care:Pharmaceuticals headlines)
Source: bizjournals.com Health Care:Pharmaceuticals headlines - April 26, 2017 Category: Pharmaceuticals Authors: Ed Sealover Source Type: news

Homegrown lab gaining ground in and out of New Mexico
The prescription drug business is big in the United States. Monitoring the use of these potentially addictive substances has its own market as well, which has sent revenues for a New Mexico drug testing laboratory soaring in just over a year. Southwest Labs, based in Albuquerque, is targeted to make up to $8 million by the end of this year. The company is also planning to expand outside of New Mexico. Demand from local physicians who want to ensure patients are taking their prescribed medications… (Source: bizjournals.com Health Care:Pharmaceuticals headlines)
Source: bizjournals.com Health Care:Pharmaceuticals headlines - April 26, 2017 Category: Pharmaceuticals Authors: May Ortega Source Type: news

Scangos' pay, stock value fell in last year as Biogen chief
George Scangos earned $32.5 million in compensation plus value realized from past stock awards in his last full year as CEO of Biogen, the Cambridge drugmaker said in a federal filing Wednesday. Scangos earned $17.7 million in total compensation in 2016 and realized an additional $14.8 million in value from the vesting of restricted stock that he received in prior years, according to the filing by Biogen (Nasdaq: BIIB). He also received a $7.2 million severance payment when he left the co mpany. By… (Source: bizjournals.com Health Care:Pharmaceuticals headlines)
Source: bizjournals.com Health Care:Pharmaceuticals headlines - April 26, 2017 Category: Pharmaceuticals Authors: Max Stendahl Source Type: news

Proposed NIH cuts would be 'devastating' to KC's largest researchers
Potential cuts to biomedical research could greatly impact local institutions and businesses. With a looming April 28 deadline, Congress is faced with finalizing the budget for the remainder of fiscal year 2017, which runs through September 30. One of the cuts that President Donald Trump has proposed involves cutting National Institutes of Health (NIH) funding by $1.23 billion. On the pre sident's wish list for the following fiscal year are funding cuts of about 18 percent of the NIH budget, which… (Source: bizjournals.com Health Care:Pharmaceuticals headlines)
Source: bizjournals.com Health Care:Pharmaceuticals headlines - April 26, 2017 Category: Pharmaceuticals Authors: Elise Reuter Source Type: news

Health:Further announces 2017 speakers
Nashville conference series Health:Further has announced the first speakers for its fourth annual meeting in August, and an NBJ Health Care Hero alum is in the lineup. So far, the following speakers have been announced on its website: Tatum Allsep, founder and executive director of Music Health Alliance John Bass, founder and CEO at Hashed Health Frank Eliason, partner, Brain+Trust Partners and former global director at Citi Bob Gold, CEO at Gold Group Enterpri ses Mona Hanna-Attisha, assistant… (Source: bizjournals.com Health Care:Pharmaceuticals headlines)
Source: bizjournals.com Health Care:Pharmaceuticals headlines - April 26, 2017 Category: Pharmaceuticals Authors: Alison Nash Source Type: news

Bill that would extend tax exemptions to 'for-profit' leases at Houston's Texas Medical Center faces strong opposition
A proposal for additional land uses in Houston's Texas Medical Center to be exempted from the tax rolls hit a snag in Senate Finance Committee on Monday and likely will have to be revised to accommodate the concerns of multiple lawmakers. Sen. Joan Huffman’s Senate Bill 1809 is little more than one long amended paragraph, but it could have a significant impact on the Texas Medical Center and similar developments around the state. Under the bill, certain for-profit leases for “auxiliary functions”… (Source: bizjournals.com Health Care:Pharmaceuticals headlines)
Source: bizjournals.com Health Care:Pharmaceuticals headlines - April 26, 2017 Category: Pharmaceuticals Authors: Kimberly Reeves Source Type: news

Philadelphia physician salaries among the lowest, survey finds
Philadelphia-area doctors are, on average, making well below their counterparts in other metropolitan areas, according to a physician compensation report released Wednesday. The study, conducted by Doximity, found the median pay for doctors across all specialties in the Philadelphia region was $296,351, which ranked ninth lowest in the country. Doximity, a San Francisco-based social networking service for U.S. clinicians, has about 600,000 doctors among its 800,000 m embers. The pay report was based… (Source: bizjournals.com Health Care:Pharmaceuticals headlines)
Source: bizjournals.com Health Care:Pharmaceuticals headlines - April 26, 2017 Category: Pharmaceuticals Authors: John George Source Type: news

Centene to remain in health care exchanges for 2018
Despite the uncertainty surrounding the Affordable Care Act, Centene Corp. remains committed to participating in the ACA exchanges. Chairman, President and CEO Michael Neidorff said during a conference call Tuesday that the managed care provider will remain in the exchanges for 2018. "Whether the ACA remains the law of the land or a repeal and replace bill comes to fruition, Centene is well-positioned," Neidorff said. "Regard ing Medicaid, any changes that give additional flexibility to the states… (Source: bizjournals.com Health Care:Pharmaceuticals headlines)
Source: bizjournals.com Health Care:Pharmaceuticals headlines - April 26, 2017 Category: Pharmaceuticals Authors: Angela Mueller Source Type: news

Durham company acquired by UPS continues growth
Durham-based Marken, which specializes in supply chain solutions for the life sciences industry, has opened a new call center in Philadelphia that will serve patients who are enrolled in clinical trials, according to the company. The company’s Patient Interaction Center (PIC) comes at a time when Marken – which was acquired last year by UPS– continues to expand globally and at its Durham headquarters. “Offering the very first patient-focused call center in the logistics industry exemplifies… (Source: bizjournals.com Health Care:Pharmaceuticals headlines)
Source: bizjournals.com Health Care:Pharmaceuticals headlines - April 26, 2017 Category: Pharmaceuticals Authors: Jennifer Henderson Source Type: news

Pedestrian skywalk completed on BJC campus
A 1,200-foot-long pedestrian skywalk connecting more than 6,000 parking spaces to the main hospital complex at Barnes-Jewish Hospital and St. Louis Children's Hospital is the latest portion of the ongoing $1 billion BJC HealthCare campus renewal project to be completed. The 13-foot wide skywalk, which is elevated to an average of 40 feet above street level, starts on the east end of the St. Louis Children's Hospital staff garage, connects to BJC's new 3,022-space Duncan Central Garage, connects… (Source: bizjournals.com Health Care:Pharmaceuticals headlines)
Source: bizjournals.com Health Care:Pharmaceuticals headlines - April 26, 2017 Category: Pharmaceuticals Authors: Angela Mueller Source Type: news

Pa. gets $26.5 million to extend medication-assisted treament for opioid abuse
The federal government is handing out a total of $485 million to the states to fight opioid abuse. Because of its high overdose rate and need for more treatment options, Pennsylvania will receive the fourth largest grant. "From our northern, rural areas, down to our urban areas, [there] hasn't been a community that hasn't been impacted by this epidemic," said Sarah Galbally, the state secretar y of Policy and Planning. Some estimates project that by the time this year is over, 5,000 Pennsylvanians… (Source: bizjournals.com Health Care:Pharmaceuticals headlines)
Source: bizjournals.com Health Care:Pharmaceuticals headlines - April 26, 2017 Category: Pharmaceuticals Authors: Anne Hoffman Source Type: news

See where Florida ranks in the nation for children's health care
Florida ranks in the lower half of states for children's health care, according to a new WalletHub report. The Sunshine State ranked No. 37 overall in the report, which compared the 50 U.S. states and the District of Columbia. WalletHub looked at 28 key indicators of cost, quality and access to children’s health care. The data set ranges from share of children aged 0 to 17 in excellent or very good health to pediatricians and family doctors per capita. Florida received the fourth best score… (Source: bizjournals.com Health Care:Pharmaceuticals headlines)
Source: bizjournals.com Health Care:Pharmaceuticals headlines - April 26, 2017 Category: Pharmaceuticals Source Type: news

Why Katie McGinty decided to trade politics for life sciences
Katie McGinty views her new job as a partner with Militia Hill Ventures as a little bit of going back to the future. “I started my career as a chemist and lawyer,” said McGinty, who has held a variety of public sector posts and ran unsuccessfully last year for the U.S. Senate seat in Pennsylvania retained by Republican Pat Toomey. McGinty said while in the private sector earlier in her career, she saw and w orked to try to prevent the United States ceding its leadership in segments of the technology… (Source: bizjournals.com Health Care:Pharmaceuticals headlines)
Source: bizjournals.com Health Care:Pharmaceuticals headlines - April 26, 2017 Category: Pharmaceuticals Authors: John George Source Type: news

Female doctors paid less than male doctors in Tampa, other major metros, study finds
A new study suggests that even the highly skilled medical field isn ’t immune from wide discrepancies in how much men and women are paid for the same work. The medical social network Doximity surveyed more than 36,000 physicians nationwide, gathering data about their pay, location, specialties and gender. The data shows male doctors make, on average, more money than female doctors in every specialty and every metro area included in the study. The average national gender gap among physicians is… (Source: bizjournals.com Health Care:Pharmaceuticals headlines)
Source: bizjournals.com Health Care:Pharmaceuticals headlines - April 26, 2017 Category: Pharmaceuticals Authors: David A. Arnott Source Type: news

Hawaii lawmakers approve funds for Maui hospital transfer
Hawaii lawmakers have approved a budget bill providing funds for the transfer of operations of Maui Memorial Medical Center and two other state-owned Maui County hospitals to private health care provider Kaiser Permanente. The state Legislature earmarked about $73 million for operations of the Maui Health System, funds for employee separation benefits and capital improvement projects. The funding will also provide benefits for hospital workers who are now state employees when Kaiser takes over… (Source: bizjournals.com Health Care:Pharmaceuticals headlines)
Source: bizjournals.com Health Care:Pharmaceuticals headlines - April 26, 2017 Category: Pharmaceuticals Authors: HJ Mai Source Type: news

At high-stakes table, growing Peninsula biotech antes up with 'fatty-liver' drug
Even before morbidly overweight people lose pounds through gastric bypass surgery — within only a couple days of the procedure — they shed obesity-related diabetes. Tagging the phenomenon to a specific hormone led to the founding 10 years ago of NGM Biopharmaceuticals Inc. The company developed its own version of the hormone, engineering out the hormone's connection to a hig her risk of liver cancer. Click here to get the free daily TechFlash Silicon Valley newsletter. But instead of pushing… (Source: bizjournals.com Health Care:Pharmaceuticals headlines)
Source: bizjournals.com Health Care:Pharmaceuticals headlines - April 25, 2017 Category: Pharmaceuticals Authors: Ron Leuty Source Type: news

Dayton health firm buys Florida company
In another acquisition, Dayton-based Germane Solutions has acquired a company in Florida. The company bought Florida-based health care consulting firm FQHC Associates, which serves Federally Qualified Health Centers (FQHC), Primary Care Associations (PCA) and other related organizations across the country. The acquisition, Germane said, would provide a boost to its own health access di vision. Terms of the deal were not disclosed, but FQHC Associates’ Principal and CEO Steve Weinman joins Tracy… (Source: bizjournals.com Health Care:Pharmaceuticals headlines)
Source: bizjournals.com Health Care:Pharmaceuticals headlines - April 25, 2017 Category: Pharmaceuticals Authors: Tristan Navera Source Type: news

Partners turns to Indian firm to develop medical record software
Partners HealthCare has plans to develop an add-on to its electronic medical record system, partnering with India-based Persistent Systems to develop software that will help its doctors. The four-year partnership will have Partners clinicians and researchers working with Persistent engineers to develop software. The software will draw data from the electronic medical record, allowing physicians to search the EMR for similar kinds of patients to see how other patients were effectiv ely treated and… (Source: bizjournals.com Health Care:Pharmaceuticals headlines)
Source: bizjournals.com Health Care:Pharmaceuticals headlines - April 25, 2017 Category: Pharmaceuticals Authors: Jessica Bartlett Source Type: news

Ohio medical marijuana patients could carry small amounts of weed
Ohio medical marijuana patients could carry small portions of what they buy from dispensaries under new proposed rules. Patients previously could carry their medicine with them if it was in the original package with a dispensary label. The new provision allows a patient or caregiver to get an additional dispensary-provided container designed to transport smaller portions of marijuana. The Ohio State Board of Pharm acy is tasked with rulemaking for patients and caregivers. The latest batch of rules… (Source: bizjournals.com Health Care:Pharmaceuticals headlines)
Source: bizjournals.com Health Care:Pharmaceuticals headlines - April 25, 2017 Category: Pharmaceuticals Authors: Tom Knox Source Type: news

With $1.2M in venture capital, biotech group to set up in Warren County
Having raised $1.2 million in venture capital, biotech group Genetesis has decided to move to a new home in Mason as it seeks to commercialize. The company is bringing to market a technology that lets doctors detect and localize cardiovascular issues in a non-invasive way. Backed by CincyTech, as well as billionaire Mark Cuban, the company will move to the Mason Tech Elevator as its founders scale the business, prepare for more clinical t esting and commercialization. “We have found the right… (Source: bizjournals.com Health Care:Pharmaceuticals headlines)
Source: bizjournals.com Health Care:Pharmaceuticals headlines - April 25, 2017 Category: Pharmaceuticals Authors: Tristan Navera Source Type: news

​New data puts pressure on Partners’ insurance arm to cover Boston boy’s drug
The father of an 11-year-old Boston boy with a rare muscular disease got some new ammunition Monday in his ongoing battle with the health insurance arm of Boston-based Partners HealthCare over its refusal to pay for a pricey new drug. Doug Hansen of Hyde Park says his son, Tyler Hansen, was diagnosed last August with spinal muscular atrophy, a rare genetic disease that reduces ability to control voluntary muscle movement. In December of that year, Cambridge-based Biogen (Nasdaq: BIIB) launched the… (Source: bizjournals.com Health Care:Pharmaceuticals headlines)
Source: bizjournals.com Health Care:Pharmaceuticals headlines - April 25, 2017 Category: Pharmaceuticals Authors: Don Seiffert Source Type: news

State gets first $11.7M chunk of federal grant for opioid epidemic
Last year, Sen. Elizabeth Warren called $1 billion in federal funding for the opioid crisis “a tiny fig leaf of funding” last December in arguing against passage of the 21st Century Cures Act. Today, that "fig leaf" has nevertheless delivered the first $11.7 million to Massachusetts. State officials announced Tuesday that the state had received grant from the 21st Century Cures Act t o fund responses to the opioid epidemic. The funding comes from the massive federal bill signed last year, which… (Source: bizjournals.com Health Care:Pharmaceuticals headlines)
Source: bizjournals.com Health Care:Pharmaceuticals headlines - April 25, 2017 Category: Pharmaceuticals Authors: Jessica Bartlett Source Type: news

​Cincinnati hospital, surgery center cited for nursing excellence
A national organization has recognized two TriHealth medical centers for the first time for the high level of care provided to patients by their nurses. The American Nurses Credentialing Center determined that the nursing practices at Bethesda Butler Hospital in Hamilton and the Bethesda Surgery Center in Montgomery meet the standards of excellence set by its Magnet program. The two TriHealth locations are among only 452 health care organizations out of nearly 6,000 in the nation to have received… (Source: bizjournals.com Health Care:Pharmaceuticals headlines)
Source: bizjournals.com Health Care:Pharmaceuticals headlines - April 25, 2017 Category: Pharmaceuticals Authors: Barrett J. Brunsman Source Type: news

CHOP researchers working on womb-like environment to support extreme preemies
Researchers from Children ’s Hospital of Philadelphia have developed and are testing a unique womb-like environment that they hope, one day, could give the tiniest newborns more time to develop their lungs and other organs. The extra-uterine support device mimics the prenatal fluid-filled environment for extremely prematu re babies and serves as a bridge from the critical time from a mother’s womb to the outside world. It uses a unique fluid-filled container attached to custom-designed machines… (Source: bizjournals.com Health Care:Pharmaceuticals headlines)
Source: bizjournals.com Health Care:Pharmaceuticals headlines - April 25, 2017 Category: Pharmaceuticals Authors: John George Source Type: news

Hickenlooper signs 3 health-care bills into law
Colorado Gov. John Hickenlooper has signed three health-care bills into law over the past six days, including: Senate Bill 88, sponsored by Republican Senate Majority Leader Chris Holbert of Parker and Democratic Sen. Angela Williams of Denver, requires insurers to define criteria by which health-care providers are included in their networks and to hear appeals from providers de-selected from networks. Bus iness networks originally opposed the bill as roadblock to cost-saving narrower networks but… (Source: bizjournals.com Health Care:Pharmaceuticals headlines)
Source: bizjournals.com Health Care:Pharmaceuticals headlines - April 24, 2017 Category: Pharmaceuticals Authors: Ed Sealover Source Type: news

Bay Area biotech slashes half of staff after drug partnerships falter
OncoMed Pharmaceuticals will cut about half its staff in a bid to reduce costs, the company said Monday, after a series of stumbles in clinical trials left the firm struggling. Redwood City-based OncoMed said the roster reduction, which will leave it with 64 employees, will give it enough cash on hand to stay in business until the third quarter of 2019. Join the conversation: Follow @SVbizjournal on Twitter, "Like" us on Facebook and sign up for our free email newslette rs. "With this restructuring,… (Source: bizjournals.com Health Care:Pharmaceuticals headlines)
Source: bizjournals.com Health Care:Pharmaceuticals headlines - April 24, 2017 Category: Pharmaceuticals Authors: Riley McDermid Source Type: news

Q & A: With St. Rita's Square, Tarantino keeps growing in senior living
Jim Tarantino ’s senior housing firm made its third announcement this year for a project of $20 million or more by unveiling St. Rita’s Square on Milwaukee’s lower east side. Tarantino& Co. of Waukesha proposes developing the project in partnership with Three Holy Women Parish. Sister company Capri Senior Communities would run the six-story facility. In January, Tarantino announced buying and expanding Harbor Campus in Port Washington for $20 million. In February, the firm said it will expand… (Source: bizjournals.com Health Care:Pharmaceuticals headlines)
Source: bizjournals.com Health Care:Pharmaceuticals headlines - April 24, 2017 Category: Pharmaceuticals Authors: Rich Kirchen Source Type: news

Bay Area biotech slashes half of staff after drug partnerships falter
Bay Area biotech OncoMed Pharmaceuticals will cut about half its staff in a bid to reduce costs, the company said Monday, after a series of stumbles in clinical trials left the firm struggling. Redwood City-based OncoMed said the roster reduction, which will leave it with 64 employees, will give it enough cash on hand to stay in business until the third quarter of 2019. "With this restructuring, we expect to have greater than two years cash to support operations focused on driving our r osmantuzumab,… (Source: bizjournals.com Health Care:Pharmaceuticals headlines)
Source: bizjournals.com Health Care:Pharmaceuticals headlines - April 24, 2017 Category: Pharmaceuticals Authors: Riley McDermid Source Type: news

Health care leader prepares to dig in for D.C. fight
Martin Hickey, CEO of New Mexico Health Connections, is ready to get things moving in the District of Columbia this week. His schedule consists of meeting with lawmakers and exploring improvements for the nation's health care system. At the same time, the White House has announced a second effort is in the works to repeal and replace the Affordable Care Act after the first attempt failed without a congressional vote. Hickey has been at the helm of New Mexico's only nonprofit insurance cooperative,… (Source: bizjournals.com Health Care:Pharmaceuticals headlines)
Source: bizjournals.com Health Care:Pharmaceuticals headlines - April 24, 2017 Category: Pharmaceuticals Authors: May Ortega Source Type: news

Washington receives federal funding to combat opioid epidemic
Washington will receive nearly $12 million from the federal government to fight the opioid epidemic that is spreading across the state and nation. The number of King County deaths related to prescription pain relievers and heroin have tripled since 2009, while King County heroin-related deaths in 2014 hit their highest levels in 20 years, local officials have said. Washington's grant was one of 57 grants totaling $485 million awarded last w eek through the Department of Health and Human Services… (Source: bizjournals.com Health Care:Pharmaceuticals headlines)
Source: bizjournals.com Health Care:Pharmaceuticals headlines - April 24, 2017 Category: Pharmaceuticals Authors: Coral Garnick Source Type: news

At high-stakes table, growing Peninsula biotech antes up with 'fatty-liver' drug
Even before morbidly overweight people lose pounds through gastric bypass surgery — within only a couple days of the procedure — they shed obesity-related diabetes. Tagging the phenomenon to a specific hormone led to the founding 10 years ago of NGM Biopharmaceuticals Inc. The company developed its own version of the hormone, engineering out the hormone's connection to a hig her risk of liver cancer. Trending: Meet the 130 Best Places to Work in the Bay Area 2017 But instead of pushing forward… (Source: bizjournals.com Health Care:Pharmaceuticals headlines)
Source: bizjournals.com Health Care:Pharmaceuticals headlines - April 24, 2017 Category: Pharmaceuticals Authors: Ron Leuty Source Type: news

Stanford Health Care will start hailing Uber rides for patients
Stanford Health Care last week contracted Boston-based Circulation to order Uber rides for patients. For years, the Stanford hospital contracted with a taxi company for their non-emergency rides, like discharging patients or taking them to another medical center. But handling ride vouchers, scheduling and the resulting extra work begins adding to a hospital’s growing costs. Discharging a patien t efficiently means a new spot opens up for others, not unlike how a restaurant wants to keep seats open… (Source: bizjournals.com Health Care:Pharmaceuticals headlines)
Source: bizjournals.com Health Care:Pharmaceuticals headlines - April 24, 2017 Category: Pharmaceuticals Authors: Antoinette Siu Source Type: news

Sweden ’s Recipharm grows RTP ops
Sweden ’s Recipharm – a global contract development and manufacturing organization (CDMO) – is continuing to grow its local operations after a Research Triangle Park-based acquisition last year. Recipharm has built and opened a new, $750,000 good manufacturing practice (GMP) suite at its existing sp ace at Keystone Technology Park in Morrisville, according to the company. The suite will produce clinical trial materials, including metered dose inhalers and topical products like gels and creams. The… (Source: bizjournals.com Health Care:Pharmaceuticals headlines)
Source: bizjournals.com Health Care:Pharmaceuticals headlines - April 24, 2017 Category: Pharmaceuticals Authors: Jennifer Henderson Source Type: news

UMKC professor: How businesses can save billions on drug trials
Gerald Wyckoff said his goal to ax drug development costs by 70 percent is achievable, and the University of Missouri-Kansas City professor hopes to accomplish that by working with Kansas State University's Olathe campus to create a new standard for simultaneously analyzing human and animal health. By identifying better animal models for drug testing, Wyckoff said, companies could figure out which drugs were more likely to fail in late-stage human trials, the most costly phase of testing, and which… (Source: bizjournals.com Health Care:Pharmaceuticals headlines)
Source: bizjournals.com Health Care:Pharmaceuticals headlines - April 24, 2017 Category: Pharmaceuticals Authors: Elise Reuter Source Type: news

KC player could take over struggling Topeka hospital
A Topeka hospital whose owner has threatened to close it may get a lifeline from a big player in the Kansas City market. Prime Healthcare has expressed an interest in taking over St. Francis Health Center. Prime Healthcare Foundation Inc. said it is ready to step in to keep the Topeka hospital open in a letter to Kansas Gov. Sam Brownback obtained by The Topeka Capital-Journal. SCL Health (formerly Sisters of Chari ty of Leavenworth) has said it will shut down its Topeka hospital if it can’t find… (Source: bizjournals.com Health Care:Pharmaceuticals headlines)
Source: bizjournals.com Health Care:Pharmaceuticals headlines - April 24, 2017 Category: Pharmaceuticals Authors: Brian Kaberline Source Type: news

HealthEast offers $1.8M for Bielenberg Sports Center naming rights
The Woodbury City Council is considering a deal that would rename the city's Bielenberg Sports Center after HealthEast Care System. The Pioneer Press reports on the offer by St. Paul-based HealthEast, which is pledging $1.8 million over 14 years for naming rights to the $22 million facility. The deal gives HealthEast the option to extend the deal for another five years (for an additional $1.5 million). There's also the potent ial for another name change down the road; HealthEast is merging with… (Source: bizjournals.com Health Care:Pharmaceuticals headlines)
Source: bizjournals.com Health Care:Pharmaceuticals headlines - April 24, 2017 Category: Pharmaceuticals Authors: Mark Reilly Source Type: news

Vasoptic Medical's $1.5 million cash infusion pushes it toward FDA approval
Vasoptic Medical Inc., an early stage medical device company in Locust Point, is moving toward getting its first Food and Drug Administration approval, propelled by more than $1.5 million in funding. The company recently closed a funding round led by the Abell Foundation, combined with some debt-converted funds, totaling $1.55 million. The money will help the company complete development and launch of its first product. With Vasoptic, co-founder Abhishek Rege is expanding on the work he devel oped… (Source: bizjournals.com Health Care:Pharmaceuticals headlines)
Source: bizjournals.com Health Care:Pharmaceuticals headlines - April 24, 2017 Category: Pharmaceuticals Authors: Morgan Eichensehr Source Type: news