Clarivate Plc released the company’s list of Highly Cited Researchers 2020 that identifies researchers who “demonstrated significant influence in their chosen field or fields through the publication of multiple highly cited papers during the last decade.”

To quell concerns over the politicization of a potential vaccine for the novel coronavirus, nine pharmaceutical companies developing a preventative treatment signed a pledge promising to uphold the integrity of the scientific process ahead of any potential approval of a medication.

Blue Knight, a program created in partnership with Johnson & Johnson Innovation and the Biomedical Advanced Research and Development Authority (BARDA), chose seven startups from J&J’s global JLABS incubator network to participate in the fight against the world’s current Covid-19 pandemic and future ones.

Dr. Reddy’s Laboratories’ Foram Vaishnav discusses the role and impact of pharmacovigilance in the pharmaceutical industry.

Two Americans and a Briton won the 2018 Nobel Prize for Chemistry for harnessing the power of evolution to generate novel proteins.

Johnson & Johnson vowed to appeal a $4.7 billion verdict awarded to 22 women who claim asbestos-contaminated talc in the company’s products gave them ovarian cancer by arguing the plaintiffs’ science was flawed and the case should not have been heard in Missouri.

The Vilcek Foundation announced the winners of the 2018 Vilcek Prizes in Biomedical Science. Awarded annually, the prizes call attention to the breadth of immigrant contributions to science in the United States. In parallel, the Vilcek Foundation also awards prizes for immigrant accomplishments in the arts.

Billionaire Microsoft co-founder Bill Gates is to invest $50 million in the Dementia Discovery Fund, a venture capital fund that brings together industry and government to seek treatments for the brain-wasting disease.

Pfizer launched a six-person biotech startup, SpringWorks Therapeutics, with a $103 million Series A financing. Joining Pfizer in funding the company was Bain Capital Life Sciences, Bain Capital Double Impact, OrbiMed and LifeArc, formerly known as MRC Technology.

In the rush to approve new medicines, the U.S. Food and Drug Administration often requires drug companies to study possible side effects and alternative doses for medicines once they hit the broader market.