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COVID-19: ResMed Ramps Up CPAP, BPAP Manufacturing To Address Ventilator Shortage
ResMed plans to double or even triple production of intensive ventilators and sleep apnea machines this year amid rising demand...
Medtech Insight - April 7, 2020
Industry, Agencies Are Making COVID-19 Partnerships Easy
Organizations like BARDA, CEPI and others are looking to partner with industry to rapidly test, manufacture, package and deploy vaccines...
Scrip - April 7, 2020
COVID-19 Economic Fallout May Delay Cell And Gene Therapy Reimbursement Solutions
The economic stress on payers caused by the pandemic will cause a setback in the development of payment approaches for...
Scrip - April 7, 2020
US Medicare Agency Alters Payments For Use Of Telehealth Tech, Lab Specimen Collection For COVID-19
An interim final rule posted by the CMS this week widens further a series of telehealth exemptions and lab specimen...
Medtech Insight - April 7, 2020
Vaccine Experts Inject Realism Into US Gov't's COVID-19 Timeline
The Trump administration says a COVID-19 vaccine could be available in as little as 12 months, but most experts think...
Scrip - April 7, 2020
Trump Pushes Back On OIG Report That Hospitals Want Feds To Better Police Resources, Relax Regs
When asked about an inspector general report that found hospitals are struggling with tests and resources, and are looking to...
Medtech Insight - April 7, 2020
Execs On The Move: Promotions Are In The Spotlight At Terumo And MiMedx Group
Japanese medical device manufacturer Terumo Corp. promoted senior management execs; MiMedx Group, developer of human placental tissue allografts, raised exec...
Medtech Insight - April 7, 2020
COVID-19: String Of FDA Guidance Docs Lay Bare Enforcement Policies For Infusion Pumps, ECMO Devices, Thermometers, And More
In three separate immediately-in-effect guidance documents, the US agency says makers of infusion pumps and accessories, extracorporeal membrane oxygenation (ECMO)...
Medtech Insight - April 7, 2020
COVID-19: WHO Supports Pooling Of Rights, MPP Includes Drugs and Tests
Intellectual property rights are in the spotlight again, after the World Health Organization and the Medicines Patent Pool announced initiatives...
Medtech Insight - April 7, 2020
‘Hunker Down, Expect The Worst And Hope For The Best’: Investment Analyst Advises Medtech Businesses To Cut Costs
Maxim Jacobs, managing partner at Edison Investment Research, urges medtech companies to be financially prudent as the COVID-19 pandemic worsens...
Medtech Insight - April 7, 2020
COVID-19: WHO Supports Pooling Of Rights, MPP Includes Drugs and Tests
Intellectual property rights are in the spotlight again, after the World Health Organization and the Medicines Patent Pool announced initiatives...
Scrip - April 7, 2020
Pfizer India Site Slammed By FDA
Pfizer's third US FDA warning letter since 2018 goes to injectables site in Vizag, India; tells the company to up...
Scrip - April 7, 2020
India Lifts Export Restrictions
India has removed export restrictions on APIs and formulations imposed by the country in March. However, certain measures have been...
Scrip - April 7, 2020
Takeda’s Alunbrig To Battle Entrenched EU Competitors In First-Line ALK-Positive NSCLC
EU Approvals: Takeda advances its targeted ALK-positive NSCLC tyrosine kinase inhibitor into early lines of therapy, while Bayer and Finland’s...
Scrip - April 7, 2020
AZ and GSK Dip Into Diagnostics To Support COVID-19 UK Tests
The pharma giants are joining forces to help the UK reach its ambitious target of testing 100,000 people a day...
Scrip - April 7, 2020
Angelini Sets Up In Germany As It Unveils ThermaCare Plans
Angelini is looking to take its recently-acquired ThermaCare brand to the next level by establishing a direct base in Germany...
HBW Insight - April 7, 2020
Becton Dickinson, BioMedomics Collaborate On Rapid Serology COVID-19 Test
BD and BioMedomics will soon begin distributing a new rapid point-of-care test that can detect antibodies in blood to confirm...
Medtech Insight - April 7, 2020
Will Novo Nordisk Get Lift From Gut-Brain Axis?
Experts think GLP-1s in neurodegeneration may be Novo Nordisk’s next opportunity and await readouts from the Phase II ELAD trial...
Scrip - April 7, 2020
France Moves To Bolster Drug Supplies Hit By COVID-19
France has announced a number of emergency measures to protect drug supplies threatened by the spread of the coronavirus.
Scrip - April 7, 2020
Sun, Accord, Amneal And Apotex Donate Hydroxychloroquine
Major generics companies have donated hydroxychloroquine sulfate doses for research and treatment of coronavirus. Companies are also donating hand sanitizer...
Scrip - April 7, 2020
Coronavirus Update: Inovio Begins Phase I Trials of DNA Vaccine, Fast-Track Drug Dialogue Continues
Inovio forges ahead into Phase I trials with DNA-based vaccine candidate, but can it prove skeptics wrong?
Scrip - April 7, 2020
Switzerland Approves Raft Of Rx-To-OTC Switches
Erectile dysfunction drug sildenafil, plus treatments for skin conditions such as eczema, are among a bounty of Rx-to-OTC switches approved...
HBW Insight - April 7, 2020
Who’s Hired? Sandoz Names New Japanese Head
Sandoz has appointed a new leader for its Japanese business following the acquisition of Aspen’s local operations, while Stada has...
Pink Sheet - April 7, 2020
Stockwatch: The First Coronavirus Earnings Season May Come Early
The impact of the coronavirus pandemic on investors’ portfolios was immediately apparent at the end of the first quarter of...
Scrip - April 7, 2020
Infogram: COVID-19's Impact On German OTC Companies
OTC firms should start thinking about post-COVID-19 business strategy, SEMPORA Consulting GmbH suggests, based on a recent survey on the...
Pink Sheet - April 7, 2020
COVID-19's Impact On German OTC Companies
INFOGRAPHIC: OTC firms should start thinking about post-COVID-19 business strategy, SEMPORA Consulting GmbH suggests, based on a recent survey on...
HBW Insight - April 7, 2020
COVID-19: The Impact On German OTC Companies
Infogram: OTC firms should start thinking about post-COVID-19 business strategy, SEMPORA Consulting GmbH suggests, based on a recent survey on...
HBW Insight - April 7, 2020
New EU Rules Allow Buyers To Procure COVID-19 Devices ‘Within Hours’
With hospitals throughout the EU short of urgently needed COVID-19 medical supplies, including respiratory equipment, there are ways for companies...
Medtech Insight - April 7, 2020
The 2020 Scrip Awards Is Open For Entries
Entries for the Scrip Awards are now open. Now in their 16th year, the Awards seek to reward the outstanding...
Scrip - April 7, 2020
Volume-Based Purchasing Looms Larger In Post-Coronavirus China
China's centralized procurement scheme, if further expanded after causing the prices of 32 drugs to be cut by more than...
Scrip - April 7, 2020
Deals In Depth: February 2020
Sangamo licensed Biogen zinc finger protein transcription factor candidates in an alliance worth over $2bn. Exercising an option it gained...
In Vivo - April 7, 2020
Notified Body Expert Akra Calls For Special Taskforce Measures To Oversee New COVID-19 Products
With many non-CE marked products being allowed onto various EU member state markets, who is going to monitor compliance? TÜV-SÜD’s...
Medtech Insight - April 7, 2020
India Keeps Door Ajar For Hydroxychloroquine Exports, Drug Makers Geared Up
Indian drug makers appear confident of meeting both domestic and global requirements for hydroxychloroquine sulphate after India relaxed export curbs...
Scrip - April 7, 2020
Dissecting The Impact: Chi-Med Details Coronavirus Experience
CEO breaks down to Scrip how the Hong Kong-based company managed its way through the coronavirus outbreak in China, saying...
Scrip - April 7, 2020
GNC In Rough Seas From COVID-19 Pandemic; Vitamin Shoppe Safe In Port Under New Owner
GNC announces "significant" store and management staff furloughs and other cost-cutting moves "to protect the long-term prospects for the business."...
HBW Insight - April 7, 2020
QUOTED. 7 April 2020. Surendar Magar.
California-based biosensor patch company LifeSignals Group plans to file for an emergency use authorization from the US FDA for a...
Medtech Insight - April 7, 2020

Industry, Agencies Are Making COVID-19 Partnerships Easy
Organizations like BARDA, CEPI and others are looking to partner with industry to rapidly test, manufacture, package and deploy vaccines...
Scrip - April 7, 2020
COVID-19 Economic Fallout May Delay Cell And Gene Therapy Reimbursement Solutions
The economic stress on payers caused by the pandemic will cause a setback in the development of payment approaches for...
Scrip - April 7, 2020
Vaccine Experts Inject Realism Into US Gov't's COVID-19 Timeline
The Trump administration says a COVID-19 vaccine could be available in as little as 12 months, but most experts think...
Scrip - April 7, 2020
COVID-19: WHO Supports Pooling Of Rights, MPP Includes Drugs and Tests
Intellectual property rights are in the spotlight again, after the World Health Organization and the Medicines Patent Pool announced initiatives...
Scrip - April 7, 2020
Pfizer India Site Slammed By FDA
Pfizer's third US FDA warning letter since 2018 goes to injectables site in Vizag, India; tells the company to up...
Scrip - April 7, 2020
India Lifts Export Restrictions
India has removed export restrictions on APIs and formulations imposed by the country in March. However, certain measures have been...
Scrip - April 7, 2020
Takeda’s Alunbrig To Battle Entrenched EU Competitors In First-Line ALK-Positive NSCLC
EU Approvals: Takeda advances its targeted ALK-positive NSCLC tyrosine kinase inhibitor into early lines of therapy, while Bayer and Finland’s...
Scrip - April 7, 2020
AZ and GSK Dip Into Diagnostics To Support COVID-19 UK Tests
The pharma giants are joining forces to help the UK reach its ambitious target of testing 100,000 people a day...
Scrip - April 7, 2020
Will Novo Nordisk Get Lift From Gut-Brain Axis?
Experts think GLP-1s in neurodegeneration may be Novo Nordisk’s next opportunity and await readouts from the Phase II ELAD trial...
Scrip - April 7, 2020
France Moves To Bolster Drug Supplies Hit By COVID-19
France has announced a number of emergency measures to protect drug supplies threatened by the spread of the coronavirus.
Scrip - April 7, 2020
Sun, Accord, Amneal And Apotex Donate Hydroxychloroquine
Major generics companies have donated hydroxychloroquine sulfate doses for research and treatment of coronavirus. Companies are also donating hand sanitizer...
Scrip - April 7, 2020
Coronavirus Update: Inovio Begins Phase I Trials of DNA Vaccine, Fast-Track Drug Dialogue Continues
Inovio forges ahead into Phase I trials with DNA-based vaccine candidate, but can it prove skeptics wrong?
Scrip - April 7, 2020
Stockwatch: The First Coronavirus Earnings Season May Come Early
The impact of the coronavirus pandemic on investors’ portfolios was immediately apparent at the end of the first quarter of...
Scrip - April 7, 2020
The 2020 Scrip Awards Is Open For Entries
Entries for the Scrip Awards are now open. Now in their 16th year, the Awards seek to reward the outstanding...
Scrip - April 7, 2020
Volume-Based Purchasing Looms Larger In Post-Coronavirus China
China's centralized procurement scheme, if further expanded after causing the prices of 32 drugs to be cut by more than...
Scrip - April 7, 2020
India Keeps Door Ajar For Hydroxychloroquine Exports, Drug Makers Geared Up
Indian drug makers appear confident of meeting both domestic and global requirements for hydroxychloroquine sulphate after India relaxed export curbs...
Scrip - April 7, 2020
Dissecting The Impact: Chi-Med Details Coronavirus Experience
CEO breaks down to Scrip how the Hong Kong-based company managed its way through the coronavirus outbreak in China, saying...
Scrip - April 7, 2020

Who’s Hired? Sandoz Names New Japanese Head
Sandoz has appointed a new leader for its Japanese business following the acquisition of Aspen’s local operations, while Stada has...
Pink Sheet - April 7, 2020
Infogram: COVID-19's Impact On German OTC Companies
OTC firms should start thinking about post-COVID-19 business strategy, SEMPORA Consulting GmbH suggests, based on a recent survey on the...
Pink Sheet - April 7, 2020

Deals In Depth: February 2020
Sangamo licensed Biogen zinc finger protein transcription factor candidates in an alliance worth over $2bn. Exercising an option it gained...
In Vivo - April 7, 2020

COVID-19: ResMed Ramps Up CPAP, BPAP Manufacturing To Address Ventilator Shortage
ResMed plans to double or even triple production of intensive ventilators and sleep apnea machines this year amid rising demand...
Medtech Insight - April 7, 2020
US Medicare Agency Alters Payments For Use Of Telehealth Tech, Lab Specimen Collection For COVID-19
An interim final rule posted by the CMS this week widens further a series of telehealth exemptions and lab specimen...
Medtech Insight - April 7, 2020
Trump Pushes Back On OIG Report That Hospitals Want Feds To Better Police Resources, Relax Regs
When asked about an inspector general report that found hospitals are struggling with tests and resources, and are looking to...
Medtech Insight - April 7, 2020
Execs On The Move: Promotions Are In The Spotlight At Terumo And MiMedx Group
Japanese medical device manufacturer Terumo Corp. promoted senior management execs; MiMedx Group, developer of human placental tissue allografts, raised exec...
Medtech Insight - April 7, 2020
COVID-19: String Of FDA Guidance Docs Lay Bare Enforcement Policies For Infusion Pumps, ECMO Devices, Thermometers, And More
In three separate immediately-in-effect guidance documents, the US agency says makers of infusion pumps and accessories, extracorporeal membrane oxygenation (ECMO)...
Medtech Insight - April 7, 2020
COVID-19: WHO Supports Pooling Of Rights, MPP Includes Drugs and Tests
Intellectual property rights are in the spotlight again, after the World Health Organization and the Medicines Patent Pool announced initiatives...
Medtech Insight - April 7, 2020
‘Hunker Down, Expect The Worst And Hope For The Best’: Investment Analyst Advises Medtech Businesses To Cut Costs
Maxim Jacobs, managing partner at Edison Investment Research, urges medtech companies to be financially prudent as the COVID-19 pandemic worsens...
Medtech Insight - April 7, 2020
Becton Dickinson, BioMedomics Collaborate On Rapid Serology COVID-19 Test
BD and BioMedomics will soon begin distributing a new rapid point-of-care test that can detect antibodies in blood to confirm...
Medtech Insight - April 7, 2020
New EU Rules Allow Buyers To Procure COVID-19 Devices ‘Within Hours’
With hospitals throughout the EU short of urgently needed COVID-19 medical supplies, including respiratory equipment, there are ways for companies...
Medtech Insight - April 7, 2020
Notified Body Expert Akra Calls For Special Taskforce Measures To Oversee New COVID-19 Products
With many non-CE marked products being allowed onto various EU member state markets, who is going to monitor compliance? TÜV-SÜD’s...
Medtech Insight - April 7, 2020
QUOTED. 7 April 2020. Surendar Magar.
California-based biosensor patch company LifeSignals Group plans to file for an emergency use authorization from the US FDA for a...
Medtech Insight - April 7, 2020

Angelini Sets Up In Germany As It Unveils ThermaCare Plans
Angelini is looking to take its recently-acquired ThermaCare brand to the next level by establishing a direct base in Germany...
HBW Insight - April 7, 2020
Switzerland Approves Raft Of Rx-To-OTC Switches
Erectile dysfunction drug sildenafil, plus treatments for skin conditions such as eczema, are among a bounty of Rx-to-OTC switches approved...
HBW Insight - April 7, 2020
COVID-19's Impact On German OTC Companies
INFOGRAPHIC: OTC firms should start thinking about post-COVID-19 business strategy, SEMPORA Consulting GmbH suggests, based on a recent survey on...
HBW Insight - April 7, 2020
COVID-19: The Impact On German OTC Companies
Infogram: OTC firms should start thinking about post-COVID-19 business strategy, SEMPORA Consulting GmbH suggests, based on a recent survey on...
HBW Insight - April 7, 2020
GNC In Rough Seas From COVID-19 Pandemic; Vitamin Shoppe Safe In Port Under New Owner
GNC announces "significant" store and management staff furloughs and other cost-cutting moves "to protect the long-term prospects for the business."...
HBW Insight - April 7, 2020

Smiths Group to divest Smiths Medical
Smiths Group PLC announced that it plans to divest its Smiths Medical division into a standalone company that will be listed on the London Stock Exchange.
Strategic Transactions - March 24, 2020
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