AstraZeneca announced that the FDA has granted Breakthrough Therapy Designation (BTD) for Tagrisso (osimertinib) for the first-line treatment of patients with metastatic epidermal growth factor receptor (EGFR) mutation-positive non-small cell lung cancer (NSCLC).
Novartis’ division Alcon has obtained CE-Mark for its AutonoMe preloaded intraocular lens (IOL) delivery system to accurately deliver the IOL into the capsular bag during cataract surgery. The AutonoMe system is preloaded with a new biomaterial called Clareon IOL that features an advanced design for sharp vision, low edge glare and enhanced optic clarity. With an automated CO2-powered delivery mechanism, the preloaded system is intended to enable accurate single-handed control of IOL placement. Alcon CEO Mike Ball said: “With the introduction of Clareon AutonoMe, we are proud to unveil our latest innovations to benefit doctors and their patients undergoing cataract surgery. “Clareon AutonoMe builds upon the comprehensive legacy of AcrySof by offering cataract surgeons easy, intuitive control of IOL delivery with the newest optic material.” “The intuitive and easy-to-use device is expected to simplify the procedure and minimise surgical time.” The intuitive and easy-to-use device is expected to simplify the procedure ...
For decades, Chinese patients have struggled to gain access to cutting-edge medicines thanks to bureaucratic delays that have hamstrung drug development. Now a sweeping government overhaul of drug approvals is poised to change that.
The U.S. Food and Drug Administration(FDA) announced that it has awarded 15 new clinical trial research grants totaling more than $22 million over the next four years to boost the development of products for patients with rare diseases. These new grants were awarded to principal investigators from academia and industry across the country.
Merck took a dominant position in frontline lung cancer with the approval of a combination of Keytruda and chemo. And it isn’t just waiting around to see if any combination of a PD-(L)1 with a CTLA4 can come along and knock it off its market-leading perch.
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