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Only Received 1 Meningitis Vaccine? Here’s Why You Need a Second

2019-08-01

Healthline: “Many people are aware that meningitis is a vaccine-preventable disease. But a number of people may not know that there are different strains of meningitis (bacterial, viral, fungal) and different vaccinations are needed to inoculate people from the different strains. In the United States, there are currently two different vaccinationsTrusted Source for meningitis. The first, MenACWY, is a vaccine many people have already had. It’s typically included in the regular vaccine schedule and given to children around age 11. However, the second vaccination, MenB, is relatively new.

Zillow CEO Rich Barton: Real estate agents are not going away

2019-07-24

Inman: “In a wide-ranging interview with Inman founder Brad Inman Wednesday at Inman Connect in Las Vegas, the recently reinstalled CEO discussed the company’s latest adjustments to its Zestimate tool, its homebuying and selling operation, Zillow Offers, and why he believes real estate agents will never be cut out of the transaction…“The transaction is the fulcrum point around which all of these painful, expensive long ancillary adjacent products hang,” Barton said. “If we can put ourselves in a position where on behalf of consumers we are making all that garbage transparent, seamless and joyful, people will be happy, they will transact.”

Empowering Today’s Patients to Help Tomorrow’s

2019-07-12

PodBean: As Johnson & Johnson Chief Medical Officer, DIA 2019 Co-Chair Dr. Joanne Waldstreicher is responsible for the company’s collaborations in ethical science, technology, and R&D policies, including those related to clinical trial transparency and compassionate access. “When you ask people why they’re participating in a clinical trial, a big part of it is to benefit themselves, they might have a condition or a disease where they’re looking for a new treatment option,” she explains. “But a very large part of their motivation is to contribute to medical knowledge that will advance or help care for a future patient.”

Five deals reshaping the CDMO industry this year

2019-07-05

BioPharma-Reporter: The major trend so far in 2019 is the willingness to deploy capital to expand services in the cell and gene therapy sector, and we outline the five most significant deals thus far. The financials of Lonza’s takeover Novartis Stein, Switzerland, facility were not released but the scale of the site, containing a fill-finish facility, laboratories, and office space, alongside utility and storage space, suggests a large-scale investment.

Novartis unloading sterile production facility to Lonza

2019-07-01

FiercePharma: Novartis, looking to the future, has been shedding some of its manufacturing operations from the past. Some from the recent past. The drugmaker is selling to Lonza a clinical supply sterile manufacturing and fill-and-finish facility in Stein, Switzerland, that is only 10 years old, Lonza announced. The deal is slated to close within a few months. Lonza, which like Novartis is headquartered in Basel, Switzerland, will take on the staff of the Novartis facility and will manufacture for Novartis the drug product currently produced there. The facility can handle liquid and lyophilized dosage forms for up to 200-L bulk volumes for clinical supply and commercial launch and has enough capacity for new clients, Lonza said.

Zillow launches retooled Zestimate that uses AI to analyze photographs and ‘see’ value in homes

2019-06-27

Geekwire: Zillow may have paid $1 million to the winners of its Zillow Prize, a competition aimed at improving its long-running Zestimate, but it looks like some of the findings from the winning team are paying off for the home-valuation tool. The Seattle-based real-estate technology company announced Thursday that the new Zestimate is the “most sophisticated and accurate” version since it was launched in 2006. To get there, the company credits the use of real-time data as well as computer vision that was trained on millions of photographs of homes on Zillow.

These companies recognize employer performance best, report says

2019-06-26

Fox Business: A new review of the corporate culture at 500 companies relied on anonymous employee reviews to rate different values at each workplace, including how well employees felt they were recognized for their performance. CultureX, which measures company cultures and identifies ways to improve, worked with the Massachusetts Institute of Technology (MIT) and Glassdoor to analyze 1.2 million employee reviews posted on Glassdoor. Companies examined in the “Culture 500” report — which was published Monday — together employ 34 million people.