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Montco biopharm raises $35M from stock sale

Montco biopharm raises $35M from stock sale

The company is developing a treatment for a liver disease known as NASH. Source link

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This Waltham firm's gonorrhea drug could prevent a global health 'nightmare'

This Waltham firm's gonorrhea drug could prevent a global health 'nightmare'

Thanks to a new partnership deal, Waltham-based Entasis Therapeutics said Thursday that it plans to advance its lead antibiotic — a treatment for drug-resistant gonorrhea — into a pivotal Phase 3 trial next year. Privately-held Entasis said the trial will be funded by a nonprofit called the […]

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Taylor Healthcare lands another agreement with medical group

Taylor Healthcare lands another agreement with medical group

Taylor Healthcare has landed an agreement to provide its services to a big health care purchasing group. Source link

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Marsh’s Zaffino to develop AIG strategy as new EVP

Marsh’s Zaffino to develop AIG strategy as new EVP

Peter Zaffino, CEO of insurance broker Marsh, has been tapped to become executive vice president of American International Group (AIG), effective Aug. 1. Zaffino will lead the day-to-day business of all country operations, including U.S. commercial field operations and AIG’s multinational organization, as well as global business […]

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Digirad wins $100 million Defense Department contract

Digirad wins $100 million Defense Department contract

A Suwanee, Ga.-based imaging company has won a Defense Department contract worth up to $100 million. Degrade, which provides imaging products designed for health-care systems and physicians, won the potential 10-year, $100 million contract from the Defense Logistics Agency. The company will supply imaging equipment devices to […]

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Biogen aims to block Tecfidera generics with flurry of lawsuits

Biogen aims to block Tecfidera generics with flurry of lawsuits

Biogen is moving aggressively to protect its lucrative multiple sclerosis franchise, filing patent lawsuits against more than two dozen companies to prevent them from selling generic versions of blockbuster drug Tecfidera. Cambridge-based Biogen (Nasdaq: BIIB) filed 26 different lawsuits in federal court between June 26 and June […]

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Optometrist develops lenses to reshape eyes

Optometrist develops lenses to reshape eyes

Dr. Gavin Cohen discovered his career as an optometrist through another one of his passions, wildlife photography. Cohen, who was raised in South Africa, started photographing his surroundings at a young age an, travels back to his birthplace several times a year to take pictures. Source link

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Legacy Meridian Park implements robotic knee replacement procedure

Legacy Meridian Park implements robotic knee replacement procedure

Portland native Christine Poulsen got a new knee in April, thanks to what she calls “The Robot.” “The Robot” is a new robotic arm-assisted technology from medical technology firm Stryker Corportation. Legacy Meridian Park Medical Center was the first hospital in Oregon to implement the “Mako Robotic […]

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Two ways mid-size employers can reign in health care costs

Two ways mid-size employers can reign in health care costs

For businesses of any size, controlling costs in this evolving healthcare environment is critical. Many smaller to mid-sized companies, however, aren’t aware of two lesser-known strategies effective at reigning in healthcare spending and regaining control. The first is implementing a form of self-funding for employee benefits known […]

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Future of health care: Could PathoVax cure cancer?

Future of health care: Could PathoVax cure cancer?

43North winner tackles HPV vaccine in Buffalo. Source link

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