Pharma Industry News Weekly Recap: October 19, 2018

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Investors Hunt for Biotech Winners as Wider Stock Market Churns

October 19, 2018 Biotech / Finance
Since hitting a 52-week high on Oct. 1, the Nasdaq Biotechnology Index, the broadest gauge of the industry’s performance, has fallen more than 6.5 percent. Read More >>

EU Eyes Closer U.S. Ties Regulating Sectors From Cars to Drugs

October 19, 2018 Legal & Regulatory
The European Union is weighing closer regulatory ties with the U.S. for industries including pharmaceuticals, medical devices and marine equipment, part of a push for a market-opening accord to keep the threat of American automotive tariffs at bay Read More >>

The Biotech Innovation That Will Transform Society Has Arrived (Hint: It's Not CRISPR)

October 18, 2018 Biotech
Interview: Andrew Hessel, the CEO of Humane Genomics— a company that is working on a kind of genetic engineering far too few people know about considering the impact it is going to have on every one of our lives. Read More >>

Billionaire Tech Titans Award Millions to Make Scientists Stars

October 17, 2018 Technology / Clinical Development
An MIT molecular biologist and a senior researcher at Ionis Pharmaceuticals Inc. are among the 2019 winners of the Breakthrough Prize, a scientific award funded by billionaires Mark Zuckerberg, Sergey Brin and others. Read More >>

U.S. to Require Prices on Drug Ads as Pharma Girds for a Fight

October 15, 2018 Legal & Regulatory
U.S. health officials want to force pharmaceutical companies to disclose the prices of their products in television advertisements, setting up a clash with drugmakers who see the move as impinging free speech. Read More >>

China’s New Strategy for Overseas M&A: Stay Boring

October 15, 2018 Marketing
Deals are still happening, but they’re smaller, in unthreatening industries or out of developed-market regulators’ sights. Read More >>

Pharma TV Ad Spend Beats Last Year, Led by AbbVie and Pfizer

October 19, 2018 Biotech / Finance
Top 10 brands dropped $1.19 billion through Sept. 30, according to data from real-time TV ad tracker iSpot.tv—and that's a 12% increase over the $1.07 million spent so far last year. Read More >>

CRISPR ‘tweezers’ Relocate Genes to Change Their Function

October 11, 2018 Research
The CRISPR-Cas9 system is often compared to scissors, because the technology cuts out segments of DNA. Researchers at Stanford University have designed a new CRISPR gene-editing tool that they say is more like molecular “tweezers,” and they believe the invention might someday be used in treating diseases like cancer. Read More >>

Novartis Bolsters Tech Ties as Google, Amazon Advance in Health

October 9, 2018 Technology
Novartis AG is looking to strengthen its ties with tech startups as giants like Apple Inc., Google and Amazon.com Inc. advance rapidly into the health-care field. Read More >>

Digital Health Offers Disruptive Potential for Diabetes

September 26, 2018 Technology
Digital Health’s combination of healthcare, life sciences and technology capabilities offers the potential to fill unmet needs in the patient journey. Read More >>

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