Three people injected with an unauthorized herpes vaccine by a Southern Illinois University researcher have filed suit against his company, demanding compensation for alleged adverse side effects from the experiments.
A multicentre, double-blind, randomized, controlled clinical trial of patients who underwent total hip or knee replacement surgery showed that aspirin was as effective as rivaroxaban, the standard anti-coagulation medication, at preventing post-operative venous thromboembolism (VTE).
Swiss drugmaker Roche Holding AG (ROG.S) said on Thursday it would buy the rest of U.S. cancer data company Flatiron Health for $1.9 billion (1.35 billion pounds) to speed development of cancer medicines and support its efforts to price them based on how well they work.
Polyganics, a privately held medical technology company that develops, manufactures and commercializes bioresorbable medical devices, announced that the US Food and Drug Administration (FDA) has granted Polyganics’ request for Breakthrough Device designation to its Liver and Pancreas Sealant Patch. The Liver and Pancreas Sealant patch is considered a unique breakthrough in the prevention of fluid leakage after hepato-pancreato-biliary (HPB) procedures, for which currently no approved or cleared alternatives exist.
The FDA has slapped a clinical hold on a combo therapy using Advaxis’$ADXS axalimogene filolisbac along with AstraZeneca’s approved PD-L1 Imfinzi following the death of a patient in their Phase I/II trial.
Immutep Limited (ASX:IMM) (IMMP) (“Immutep” or the “Company”) has announced that it has entered into a clinical trial collaboration and supply agreement with Merck & Co., Inc., Kenilworth, NJ, USA (known as MSD outside the United States and Canada), through a subsidiary, to evaluate the combination of Immutep’s lead immunotherapy product candidate eftilagimod alpha (“efti” or “IMP321”) with MSD's anti-PD-1 therapy KEYTRUDA® (pembrolizumab) in a new clinical trial that will evaluate the combination in several different solid tumours.
A couple of months after Sanofi $SNY and Alnylam $ALNY retooled their RNAi collaboration so that the French pharma giant could concentrate on their hemophilia therapy while giving up rights to the biotech’s patisiran, the two partners are also going their separate ways on a late-stage drug for rare cases of primary hyperoxaluria type 1.
Biogen (BIIB) today announced new interim Phase 2 results from NURTURE, the ongoing open-label, single-arm study evaluating the efficacy and safety of SPINRAZA® (nusinersen) among pre-symptomatic infants with spinal muscular atrophy (SMA). In NURTURE, all infants treated with SPINRAZA were alive, did not require permanent ventilation and showed improvement in motor function and motor milestone achievements as of July 5, 2017, compared to the disease’s natural history. This study, along with a case series demonstrating SPINRAZA’s effectiveness among teens and young adults, will be presented at the Muscular Dystrophy Association (MDA) Clinical Conference on March 11-14, 2018, in Arlington, Virginia.
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