Three months after agreeing to an intellectual property waiver for COVID-19 vaccines, World Trade Organization (WTO) members are discussing expanding it to therapies, diagnostics and devices used in preventing, diagnosing and treating COVID-19 infections.
The 2022 Albert Lasker Basic Medical Research Award has been awarded to Richard Hynes, of the Massachusetts Institute of Technology, Erkki Ruoslahti, of the Sanford Burnham Prebys Medical Discovery Institute, and Timothy Springer, of Harvard Medical School “for discoveries concerning the integrins, key mediators of cell-matrix and cell-cell adhesion in physiology and disease.”
Recognizing that academic sponsors and nonprofits are major contributors to the development of advanced therapy medical products (ATMPs) and diagnostic and delivery devices, the EMA is launching a pilot program to help them navigate the challenging regulatory requirements in the space.
The University of Texas MD Anderson Cancer Center and Radiopharm Theranostics Ltd. have launched Radiopharm Ventures LLC, a joint venture (JV) that will develop radiopharmaceutical therapies for cancer. Radiopharm Theranostics owns 51% of shares in the new entity, while MD Anderson owns 49%.
From the beginning of the monkeypox outbreak in the U.S. in May, the federal government has bungled the response, according to both Democratic and Republican members of the Senate Health, Education, Labor and Pensions (HELP) Committee.
With a goal of manufacturing biotechnology in the U.S. that’s invented in the U.S., President Joe Biden signed an executive order Sept. 12 launching a National Biotechnology and Biomanufacturing Initiative that’s intended to strengthen the country’s bioeconomy, build stronger supply chains, and better utilize and secure biological data.
An administrative law judge has decreed that the acquisition of Grail Inc., by Illumina Inc., would not represent a suppression of competition in the market for multicancer early detection (MCED) tests, clearing a way for an acquisition that was initially valued at more than $7 billion.
Cell Envision Ltd. completed an angel round that will help expand its presence in the U.S. and Europe. Taiwan-based Cell Envision has developed a self-assembled cell arrangement (SACA) monitoring system that can improve patient survival rates of cancer, together with enhancements in reproductive medicine.
It’s that time of year when the U.S. Trade Representative asks for help as it prepares its list of notorious markets for counterfeiting and piracy. While it’s not exhaustive, the annual list is composed of online and physical markets around the world that deal in commercial-scale counterfeiting and piracy across all sectors, including biopharma and med tech.
A research team at the Korea Advanced Institute of Science and Technology (KAIST) has developed tattoo ink made of liquid metal and carbon nanotubes that can work as a bioelectrode. This technology could translate to a tattoo that can function as a health-monitoring device.