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Nanoneedle Skin Patch to Inject Drugs Into Cells

November 12th, 2018 Editors Dermatology, Materials, Nanomedicine Delivering drugs directly into skin cells using microscopic nanoneedles may allow for highly effective treatment of skin conditions without injuring the cells that are treated. Silicon nanoneedles have been developed in the past that can do such a trick, but they’re stiff and can be painful, in addition… Read More »

Lured by high demand, Korean wholesaler smuggled Novo’s obesity drug Saxenda into China

Anti-obesity drug Saxenda has been one of Novo Nordisk’s key growth drivers lately—and apparently, a Korean wholesaler noticed. The pharmaceutical middleman allegedly smuggled the popular drug into China, where it’s not yet approved. Korean regulators are investigating the wholesaler for allegedly hawking Saxenda in China, Korea Biomedical Review reported, citing multiple sources. A Novo spokeswoman confirmed to FiercePharma… Read More »

A gift to Harvard to turn medical discoveries into treatments

A foundation headed by philanthropist and businessman Len Blavatnik has given Harvard Medical School (HMS) its largest gift, $ 200 million, with the overarching aim of transforming new medical discoveries into patient treatments. The gift, from the Blavatnik Family Foundation, was announced at a scientific symposium at the School on Thursday and was hailed for… Read More »