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Recon: Ferring Acquires Microbiome Drug Developer Rebiotix

Posted 05 April 2018 | By Ana Mulero 

Recon: Ferring Acquires Microbiome Drug Developer Rebiotix

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In Focus: US In Focus: International
  • Boehringer breathes new life into “don’t eat me” approach (EP Vantage) (BioPharma Dive) (Endpoints) (Fierce)
  • BIO Submission to the China Section 301 Investigation (BIO)
  • Hopes rise for Shire sale as Takeda CEO discusses case for deal (Reuters) (The Economist)
  • Novo Nordisk buys blood drug licence to boost anaemic biopharma business (Reuters) (FirstWord Pharma) (BioPharma Dive)
  • Adjustment of EMA Pharmacovigilance fees for inflation (Regulation (EU) No 658/2014) (EC)
  • Evolus touts equal efficacy for its Botox me-too drug in Ph III European/Canadian trials (Endpoints)
  • Keytruda’s Catch-22 Situation In India Amid Compliance Questions (Pink Sheet-$)
  • EU green light for Chiesi’s Lamzede (PharmaTimes) (Endpoints)
  • Takeda to sell Brazil subsidiary (The Pharma Letter)
  • Biopharma caught in the crosshairs of U.S.-China trade tussle (Fierce) (WTO Complaint)
  • Health Canada and CPSC Release New Draft Guidance Document for Consumer Product Industry (Lexology)
Pharmaceuticals & Biotechnology
  • Payer Power: Why Eli Lilly, Janssen, and Merck Deeply Discount Their Drug Prices (Drug Channels)
  • Kaleo expanding access in U.S. to drug to reverse opioid overdose (Reuters)
  • Investors smart at ailing pharma deals (Financial Times)
  • With the drug industry as its partner, an addiction policy group invites tough questions (STAT)
  • Drug makers still have a bad reputation among patient groups (STAT-$)
  • Trump administration is urged to override patents on pricey muscular dystrophy drug (STAT-$)
  • Creative Minds: Optimizing Radio-Immunotherapy for Cancer (NIH)
  • ImmunoRestoration, Inc. Selects Premier Research for Pre-Trial Services (Press)
Pharmaceutical and Biotechnology: Study Results, Filings and Designations
  • Novartis-backed Conatus highlights a silver lining, but PhIIb NASH setback causes whiplash in share price (Endpoints)
  • RA Capital jumps into the melee on TTR amyloidosis, backing a $91M development plan for a BridgeBio drug (Endpoints)
  • Nordic Nanovector further delays pivotal lymphoma readout, parts company with CEO (Fierce)
  • Pfizer, Acadia fund Fox Foundation’s new tool for Parkinson’s clinical studies (Fierce) (Press)
  • Unnecessary exclusions shut patients out of clinical trials (STAT)
  • Clinical Trials in Medical Center Advertising (JAMA)
  • High prevalence of S. pyogenes Cas9-specific T cell sensitization within the adult human population - A balanced effector/regulatory T cell response (bioRxiv)
  • First Patient Dosed In Pivotal Biomarker-Guided Phase 3 Study Of First Line Therapy With DB102 + R-CHOP In Patients With High-Risk Diffuse Large B-Cell Lymphoma (Press)
Medical Devices
  • Repro-Med defeats an appeal from EMed in needle-stick patent case (MassDevice)
  • Axonics executes $40M financing to commercialize neuromodulation device (Fierce)
  • RefleXion Medical reaps $100M in series C round (Fierce)
  • Ascensia looks to expand access to blood glucose monitoring tech for UnitedHealthcare enrollees (Drug Delivery Business News)
  • Apple launches Health Records with 39 health systems. How soon will it reach clinical studies? (Fierce)
  • This patented 3D printing method could boost medical device innovation (Medical Design & Outsourcing)
  • 3 New Settlements Highlight DOJ Scrutiny Of Device Makers (Law360-$)
  • Eye implant made from stem cells could halt macular degeneration (Fierce)
  • LivaNova Completes Acquisition of TandemLife (Press)
  • FDA Clears Automated Vasculitis Test from AESKU (Press)
US: Assorted & Government
  • JP Morgan CEO Sees Long Timeline, Big Goals for Health Venture (Bloomberg)
  • Rural health care is expensive, and Washington isn't helping (Axios)
  • The Role of Health Care Practitioners (JAMA)
  • Six organizations ask HHS Secretary Azar to take title of 5 patents on Exondys 51, as remedy to failure by inventors to disclose NIH funding (Knowledge Ecology International)
  • Science Board to the Food and Drug Administration Advisory Committee; Notice of Meeting (FDA)
  • Agency Information Collection Activities; Submission for Office of Management and Budget Review; Current Good Manufacturing Practice Regulations for Finished Pharmaceuticals (FDA)
Upcoming Meetings & Events Europe
  • NICE denies multiple sclerosis star Ocrevus on price, thwarting Roche yet again (Fierce)
  • Greek prosecutor ratchets up inquiries in Novartis bribery probe: report (Fierce)
  • Bulgaria reports H5N8 bird flu outbreak in duck farm (Reuters)
  • CurveBeam wins CE Mark for LineUP, InReach ortho CTs (MassDevice) (Press)
  • Nox Medical claims win over Natus Medical in EU sensor patent spat (MassDevice)
  • Minutes of the Extraordinary Management Board meeting for the building approval process of EMA premises in Amsterdam (EMA)
  • Kaiku Health Raises €4.4 Million Series A Financing to Accelerate Its Digital Therapeutics Pipeline Led by Debiopharm and Tesi (Press)
  • With Drug Price Cuts Done, MHLW Now Running Ministry-Wide Initiative to Shave Prescriptions (Pharma Japan)
India Australia
  • Adverse events (‘side effects’) reporting survey (TGA)
  • Updating an existing Class 1-3 in-house IVD notification (TGA)
  • Before voting, understand these facts about health care (Toronto Star)
General Health & Other Interesting Articles
  • The stark disparities in how infectious diseases kill Americans (Axios)
  • Monkey study suggests Zika infection in infancy could cause brain damage (STAT)
  • Poll: Most Americans wary of those suffering from addiction, despite recognition of medical condition (STAT)
  • Fall prevention gets harder when elderly leave hospital (Reuters)
  • Taxing Soda and Booze Can Spark Healthy Spiral, Experts Say (Bloomberg)
  • Fur-covered robots are the new therapy animal (CNET)
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