Large pharma companies are posting 530% more tweets a week than in 2013, a study by Ogilvy Healthworld found. The healthcare communications group tracked the social media activity of 14 large pharma companies for one week per month over three months.
Bayer had hoped to sell a veterinary med plant in Missouri that it picked up a few years ago from Teva. But no one has come forward, so the German drugmaker will close the plant and lay off 130 people.
Fitch Ratings is raising the flag on pharma M&A. The credit ratings agency says the current spate of dealmaking is putting some pressure on European Big Pharma players.
Bayer said it will boost its already big footprint in the Bay Area with a $100 million investment in its Berkeley, CA, facility that is focused on developing new treatments for hemophilia.
German drugmaker Bayer is investing $100 million in its Berkeley, CA, R&D outpost, blueprinting a new testing facility to support its work developing new treatments for hemophilia.
Bayer is plotting a pair of Phase III trials for its lead oncology treatment, hoping to crack the crowded field of new blood cancer drugs with a targeted therapy of its own.
Marijn Dekker's time in the Bayer CEO chair is winding down, and the Dutchman has a couple of big items left on his to-do list before he turns over the reins. But thanks to his penchant for risk-taking, in the 5-plus years he's been with the German pharma, he's gotten plenty done already.
The FDA has agreed to investigate Bayer's Essure birth control device, following complaints of fraud during the clinical trial and dangerous side effects.
Germany's Bayer already partners with MIT and Harvard on oncology research, and now the partnership is being upgraded to include cardiovascular genomics and drug discovery. The expansion of the alliance into cardiovascular genomics will be about the search for genetic biomarkers of patient risk or suitability to particular drugs that treat cardiovascular conditions like heart disease.
Bayer is deepening its ties with Harvard and MIT's Broad Institute, delving into cardiovascular genomics in hopes of spotlighting new therapeutic approaches to deadly diseases.