Mayo Clinic launched two new tech venture companies designed to harness artificial intelligence (AI) and medical algorithms and create “software as medical devices” that clinicians can use to improve treatment across different diseases. 

Shanghai, China-based SciNeuro Pharmaceuticals and U.S.-based Eli Lilly inked an exclusive license deal to develop and commercialize alpha-synuclein targeted antibody treatments in Greater China

Eli Lilly is cutting 163 jobs by closing its Dermira facility in Menlo Park, Calif. and selling off the latter company’s sweat drug Qbrexza, which is being acquired by Journey Medical.

The pause of Johnson & Johnson’s Covid-19 vaccine will not slow U.S. vaccination efforts, the White House COVID-19 coordinator said on April 13, adding that officials were working to reschedule people with other shots made by Pfizer and Moderna.

The Medical Advertising Hall of Fame announced on April 13 the postponement of its annual dinner to ensure the safety of the MAHF’s constituents. The 2021 inductees – Risa Bernstein, Maris Schilling, and Ronal Souza – will be honored at the 2022 dinner. 

Immunosuppressive drugs for inflammatory diseases like rheumatoid arthritis, multiple sclerosis and ulcerative colitis can impair the body’s response to the Covid-19 vaccines from Pfizer/BioNTech and Moderna, according to new data.

Paris-based Sanofi bought Cambridge, Massachusetts-based Tidal Therapeutics in a deal totaling $470 million.

Eleven months after launching with $60 million in hand, Ventus Therapeutics raised another $100 million to drive the company’s pipeline toward the clinic.

Komodo Health and Klick Health on April 8 announced a strategic partnership making Klick the premier life sciences marketing agency to leverage Komodo’s Healthcare Map – a real-world data and analytics platform.

Shares of FibroGen were down after the company unsuccessfully attempted to express confidence in the benefit/risk profile of its anemia drug roxadustat.