UCB is beefing up its pipeline of epilepsy drugs with an NDA-ready therapy from Proximagen. The Belgian company has agreed to buy their nasal spray therapy USL261, designed as a rescue therapy for acute repetitive seizures, for $150 million in cash and another $220 million in sales and regulatory milestones.
GPs will be actively involved in the delivery of the Federal Government’s My Health Record, with a new partnership designed to train doctors in the use of the national online health information repository and prepare them to answer patients’ questions.
Inventiva S.A. ("Inventiva" or the "Company"), a biopharmaceutical company developing innovative therapies in nonalcoholic steatohepatitis (NASH), systemic sclerosis (SSc) and mucopolysaccharidosis (MPS), today announces the successful completion of the issuance of 5,572,500 new ordinary shares without preferential subscription rights (the "New Shares") for a total gross proceeds of approximately €35.5 million by means of a private placement reserved to a specified category of investors as described below (the "Reserved Offering"). The Reserved Offering was conducted by Jefferies International Limited, acting as Global Coordinator and Joint Bookrunner, and Société Générale Corporate & Investment Banking and Gilbert Dupont acting as Joint Bookrunners (together with the Global Coordinator and Joint Bookrunner, the "Managers"). Namsen Capital acted as Inventiva's Capital Markets Advisor.
Highlighting the ubiquity and importance of smartphones across multiple industries, a new report by ACT | The App Association indicated that two out of three businesses utilize enterprise apps. And many of those opportunities are rising up throughout the healthcare industry.
Three of Takeda’s anticipated Shire buyout bids have already been rejected—and now, the Japanese drugmaker might just lose out to a competing bidder. Allergan, for instance, is already in talks for a buy.
A recent report from Accenture analyzed the “near-term value” of AI applications in health care to determine how the potential impact of the technology stacks up against the upfront costs of implementation. Results from the report estimated that AI applications in health care could save up to $150 billion annually for the U.S. health care economy by 2026.
A new survey from customer experience agency Verndale found consumers most strongly want healthcare apps to provide the ability to manage appointments. Other most desired features among all patients include providing an alert when an appointment is running late, the ability to refill prescriptions and access to medical records.
Carpe, a skincare startup offering over-the-counter relief for excessive hand and foot sweating to the estimated 365 million hyperhidrosis sufferers worldwide, announced today that it has raised $2.3 million in seed funding. The round was co-led by the Carolina Angel Network and Duke Angel Network, affiliated with the University of North Carolina and Duke University's alumni networks respectively. Other investors include LaunchCapital, Rubicon Venture Capital, and Triangle Angel Partners.
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