LONDON – Industry groups, patients’ representatives and clinicians have launched the European Alliance for Cardiovascular Health (EACH) to lobby for a comprehensive EU policy to address the increasing burden of cardiovascular disease.
Precision medicine company My Next Health Inc. (MNH) has guaranteed a $150 million equity capital commitment from Global Emerging Market (GEM), a $3.4 billion Luxembourg-based private investment group. MNH was formed in May 2020 due to a merger between functional genomics company The DNA Company and digital therapeutics platform My Pain Sensei. The New York-based company is developing genomics-based health management applications that offer patients personalized genetic insights.
While much of the global pandemic response has focused on vaccines, the World Health Organization is now calling on drug manufacturers to ramp up their supply and donations of monoclonal antibodies used to treat COVID-19 infections.
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Regulatory snapshots, including global drug submissions and approvals, clinical trial approvals and other regulatory decisions and designations: Akeso, Baxter, RDIF, Regeneron, Roche, Sensorion, Spero.
Boston Scientific Corp. has said pressure from the Delta variant in the U.S. means it is unlikely to hit the lower end of its current third-quarter sales guidance, which calls for 12% to14% organic growth vs. Q320 and 5% to 7% organic growth vs. Q319. Boston Scientific said it expected to still hit the full year sales guidance of 6% to 7% organic vs. 2019 that it issued on July 27 but would continue to monitor the economic and financial impacts of COVID-19. The company noted that the impact of Delta had been mostly in the NW and SE parts of the U.S. while the impact in EU/APAC region had been more modest.
Regulatory snapshots, including global drug submissions and approvals, clinical trial approvals and other regulatory decisions and designations: AB Science, Ascentage, Cantargia, Incyte, Innovent, Lion, Novavax, Psybio, Serum, Wake.