CBD’s State Regulation Conundrum

Unlike the Pacific Northwest and New England, southern states have been slow to pass pro-Cannabis legislation. Several states have voted to approve Cannabidiol (CBD) for very specific conditions and have granted licenses to research organizations, as well as some businesses – but patients face a conundrum. While patients with a qualifying medical condition are allowed[…]

The Importance of Quality Agreements

While using third-party contract manufacturers has become a common trend in the pharmaceutical and biotech industry, it is not without risk. The practice supposedly keeps costs down by avoiding equipment, validation, personnel and other production expenses leaving the burden of following Good Manufacturing Practices (GMPs) on the contract manufacturer, but this may not always be[…]

FDA Approves Abbott Absorb First-of-a-Kind Dissolvable Heart Stent

The Food and Drug Administration (FDA) has approved the Abbott Absorb, the first fully-dissolving heart stent in the US. Abbott’s Absorb GT1 is approved and available in over 100 countries outside the US and now has the go-ahead from the FDA. The GT1 Bioresorbable Vascular Scaffold (BVS) System is made from pol(L-lactide), which is a[…]