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UPS eyes precision logistics for health-care push

December 2, 2019

UPS is banking on “precision logistics” to be a major component of its health-care push. The Wall Street Journal reports United Parcel Service Inc. (NYSE: UPS) will debut “early next year” its real-time tracking service of medical packages that uses a combination of high-powered sensors that interact with Bluetooth, cellular and Wi-Fi technologies, and data analytics. The…

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Careers in Life Sciences Video interview: Meet Tyler Thompson, Quality Assurance Administrator at ArunA Bio

November 27, 2019

Enjoy this brief interview with Tyler Thompson, Quality Assurance Administrator at ArunA Bio. Thompson received a Bachelor’s degree in Education and Biology as well as a Master’s degree in Ecology and Evolutionary Biology from Bowling Green State University. Dendreon is a commercial-stage biopharmaceutical company and a pioneer in the development of immunotherapy. For over twelve…

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Takeda plans 65% increase in plasma manufacturing capacity

November 26, 2019

Takeda commits to 65% increase in plasma manufacturing capacity to support business acquired in takeover of Shire. Shire grew into a leader in plasma-derived therapies through its $32bn takeover of Baxalta, the Baxter spinoff that had a portfolio of such products and the infrastructure to manufacture them. Takeda took control of those assets at the…

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Speaker Pelosi’s Drug Pricing Plan Could Result in 56 Fewer New Medicines Over 10 Years

November 21, 2019

Washington, D.C. (November 21, 2019) — Speaker Nancy Pelosi’s Lower Drug Costs Now Act of 2019, H.R.3, could result in at least 56 fewer new medicines for patients over 10 years, according to a new analysisfrom economic consulting firm Vital Transformation. The study examined the impact of foreign reference pricing provisions in H.R.3 on treatments and cures from…

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Meet Ricky Lowe, Manager of Bioinformatics & Data Management at AKESOgen, Inc.

November 20, 2019

Enjoy this interview with Ricky Lowe, Manager of Bioinformatics & Data Management at AKESOgen, Inc. Lowe graduated from the University of Georgia with Bachelor’s degrees in Biology and English, and later went on to earn a Master’s degree in Biotechnology & Bioinformatics from Johns Hopkins University. AKESOgen is a biomarker, genomics, and pharmacogenomics CRO company…

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Seven appointed to Georgia commission overseeing new medical marijuana program

November 13, 2019

Georgia’s rollout of legislation legalizing the growth of marijuana for medicinal use and the manufacture and sale of cannabis oil produced from the leaf crop can now begin, more than four months after the law took effect. Gov. Brian Kemp has named Dr. Christopher Edwards, principal surgeon at the Atlanta Neurological & Spine Institute, to chair…

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