Sunday, August 14, 2022

Alliance Pharma expands early phase bioanalytical services into Australia

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Alliance Pharma (Alliance), a bioanalytical and CMC testing services firm in the pharmaceutical and biopharmaceutical industry, announced they will be opening a bioanalytical laboratory, Alliance Pharma Pty, Ltd., in Brisbane, Australia. The 20,000-square-foot purpose-built facility supporting preclinical and clinical testing will be fully operational in November 2022.

LifeWorks reaches agreement with Cover-More to acquire Benestar

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LifeWorks, a provider of comprehensive mental health, digital and in-person total wellbeing solutions, announced an agreement with Cover-More Group to acquire Benestar, a top employee assistance program (EAP) and workplace wellbeing provider in Australia and New Zealand. Benestar is wholly owned by Cover-More, a company of Zurich Insurance Group.

Radar Healthcare releases report on global healthcare, UK ranks seventh

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Healthcare systems differ, with some providing high-quality services for free, and others causing people to quickly rack up thousands in medical bills. Does paying for healthcare mean that you are guaranteed a better service, or are free healthcare systems just as reliable? In order to delve into how simple differences between the way that healthcare systems are implemented around the world can have huge impacts on the quality of results and level of care, Radar Healthcare have carried out research in order to create their new Healthcare Mapped report.

Australian biotech firm CSL completes the acquisition of Vifor Pharma AG

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CSL Limited is pleased to announce it has now received all necessary regulatory clearances for the acquisition of Vifor Pharma AG (Vifor) initially announced on 14 December 2021. CSL has set the settlement date of the public tender offer for Vifor for 9 August 2022. If the offer conditions that remain in effect until the settlement remain fulfilled until that date, shareholders who accepted the offer will receive the offer price for each share tendered into the offer on the settlement date, subject to the terms of the offer. CSL anticipates that it will hold more than 97% of Vifor Pharma AG shares upon the settlement of the offer and intends to have Vifor apply for the delisting of the Vifor Pharma AG Shares after the settlement.

Pharmaceutical firm Adalvo acquires Onsolis® its first branded product

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The global pharmaceutical company Adalvo announced the acquisition of its first branded product, Onsolis® after concluding a deal with a reputable United States based specialty pharmaceutical Company, that originally owned the product. The brand is an opioid analgesic, indicated for the management of persistent breakthrough pain in cancer patients who have already received and are tolerant to opioid therapy for their underlying cancer pain.

Cleveland Clinic remains highest ranked hospital for heart care in U.S

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For the 28th straight year, Cleveland Clinic is America’s No. 1 hospital for cardiology and heart surgery in U.S. News & World Report’s 2022-23 Best Hospitals rankings, while earning a Top 5 overall ranking for the 24th year in a row. It’s main campus ranks 4th in the US, placed in 13 specialties – including nine in the Top 10 and six in the Top 5 – and top ranked in Ohio.

Vape manufacturer SMOORE opens first PMTA testing laboratory in China

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SMOORE, a vape manufacturer, announced that is has opened China’s first non-clinical full-scale testing laboratory for Premarket Tobacco Product Applications (PMTA). A PMTA is an application that must be reviewed and approved by the Food and Drug Administration (FDA) before a new nicotine product can be legally marketed in the US. It must also provide scientific data that demonstrates a product is appropriate for the protection of public health.

Around 99% of cases of Hepatitis C are curable, but early diagnosis is vital

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Hepatitis is an inflammation of the liver and viral hepatitis is caused by one of five strains of hepatitis viruses named A to E. According to the World Health Organization, an estimated 354 million people worldwide live with hepatitis B or C, both of which are blood-borne, and which together are the most common cause of liver cirrhosis, liver cancer and viral hepatitis-related deaths. While there is a vaccine to prevent hepatitis B, there is none for hepatitis C. 

Aussie health tech firm launches 3D body scanning technology for iPhones

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Aussie health tech firm, mPort, is revolutionising the way we navigate our health and fitness journeys with the introduction of ‘Bodymapp’; the Ausssie-first accurate 3D body scanning feature available for iPhone users. This enables iPhone users to accurately capture their body measurements from the comfort of their own homes, using the smartphone’s depth sensors.

Cognizant partners with Organon to bolster their supply chain process

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Cognizant has signed a multi-year agreement with Organon, a global women’s health firm, to help improve the company’s delivery of healthcare products and crucial medicinal supply chain management. Through the agreement, Cognizant will help scale Organon’s healthcare business by delivering full-stack industrial technology support for the company’s nemerous global pharmaceutical manufacturing sites in the UK, Netherlands, Belgium and Indonesia.