FDA Gives Its Approval to Merck & Co Inc.'s Drug ‘Bridion’

FDA Gives Its Approval to Merck & Co Inc.'s Drug ‘Bridion’

The Food and Drug Administration (FDA) on Tuesday approved a drug named Bridion to reverse the effects of deep paralysis caused due to muscle relaxants that are used at the beginning of surgery to help doctors insert a breathing tube.

The drug genetically known as sugammadex can generate annual sales of $557 million by 2020, according to Thomson and Reuters data.

According to experts, rocuronium bromide and vecuronium bromide are neuromuscular blocking drugs that cause temporary paralysis by interfering with the transmission of nerve impulses to the muscles.

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Source of Gamma rays emitted from galaxy found much further than expected, say researchers

Source of Gamma rays emitted from galaxy found much further than expected, say researchers

After studying a flare of extremely high-energy gammy rays emitted from a galaxy known as PKS 1441+25, a rare type of galaxy known as blazer, astrophysicists have come to know how and where such gamma rays are produced.

These gamma rays were produced in April 2015 and were studied by the researchers using a range of telescopes including the Very Energetic Radiation Imaging Telescope Array System (VERITAS) in Arizona. Blazers are considered to be unsteady light sources that can sometimes emit flares ten to 100 times brighter than their normal-level emissions.

Valeant signs deal with Walgreens to offer discount on drugs

Valeant signs deal with Walgreens to offer discount on drugs

Drug manufacturer Valeant Pharmaceutical International has signed a 20-year deal with Walgreens for introducing discount on its medicines. The move is being seen as an attempt by Valeant to restore its reputation and provide the much-needed boost for its stock price.

Starting in summer 2016, consumers would be able to buy some of the company’s over-the-counter drugs at discounts of up to 95%. The cheaper drugs would mainly be in the fields of dermatology and ophthalmology.

Enceladus and Tethys appear to be spooning in deep space

Enceladus and Tethys appear to be spooning in deep space

Enceladus the tiny moon spoon and the big spoon Tethys seems to be lining up almost perfectly just over the distinctive rings of Saturn from the perspective of Cassini spacecraft exploring the ringed planet in September 2015.

NASA said that the picture was taken by Cassini when the craft was nearly 1.3 million miles from Enceladus and at a distance of 1.6 million miles from Tethys. Tethys and Enceladus are the two most fascinating and mysterious moons of the Saturn.

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Netflix’s Plan to Increase its Streaming Technology

Netflix’s Plan to Increase its Streaming Technology

Like practically everyone else in the online video world, Netflix had been preparing its video files for streaming based on the bandwidth available to consumers since 2011. From past four years, the company has been working on its new streaming technology that could help consumers get better-looking streams while also saving up to 20% of data. If successful, the technology could result out breakthrough in North America having Netflix usage single-handedly accounts for more than a 33% of all data consumed during peak times.

Exclusive negotiations going on between Sanofi and Boehringer over Asset Swap

Exclusive negotiations going on between Sanofi and Boehringer over Asset Swap

Sanofi and Boehringer Ingelheim announced today that they have got into exclusive negotiations to exchange businesses. The planned transaction would include Sanofi animal health business’ (‘Merial’) swap with an enterprise worth €11.4 bn and Boehringer Ingelheim consumer healthcare (CHC) business would be swapped with an enterprise valuing €6.7 bn.

The transaction won’t include Boehringer Ingelheim CHC business in China. As the part of the transaction, Boehringer Ingelheim would also make a gross cash payment of €4.7 bn to Sanofi.

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Tinder users can now ‘swipe right’ to register as organ donors

Tinder users can now ‘swipe right’ to register as organ donors

Tinder, an app famous for dating, has collaborated with the NHS through a novel initiative for promoting the practice of organ donation among its users.

As part of the campaign, Tinder users supporting organ donation will find a message written on their profile, which will be visible to like-minded users. On their first date, two individuals will have the facility to “swipe right” if they wish to chat on the paucity of organs for transplantation.

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Apple opens lab to create new screens for devices, including iPhones and iPads

Apple opens lab to create new screens for devices, including iPhones and iPads

People with knowledge of Apple’s new facility said that Apple Inc. has opened a production laboratory in northern Taiwan, where engineers have been putting in efforts to develop latest display technologies.

The people, who demanded to remain anonymous as details aren’t public, said that the Apple building in Longtan has more than 50 engineers and other workers, who have been making latest screens for devices like iPhones and iPads.

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