A long-acting, two-drug HIV regimen being co-developed by ViiV Healthcare and Janssen Sciences Ireland UC has shown comparable viral suppression rates to a three-drug regimen in a Phase II trial, indicating its potential to reduce the dosing burden for patients and thus improve treatment adherence. The LATTE-2 study assessed long-acting, injectable formulations of cabotegravir (ViiV) and rilpivirine (Janssen, branded Edurant), given every four or eight weeks to patients with HIV-1 infection who had already achieved viral suppression with a daily three-drug oral regimen of cabotegravir plus two nucleoside reverse transcriptase inhibitors (NRTIs). Following 96 weeks of maintenance treatment, viral suppression rates for the two-drug regimen dosed every eight weeks (94 percent) or every four weeks (87 percent) were comparable to the rate observed in patients continuing with a three-drug oral regimen (84 percent). In the study, data from which were published in The Lancet and presented at the annual conference ...
US-based Saint Louis University (SLU) Care has started a clinical trial to evaluate the InPress Postpartum Haemorrhage Intrauterine device as a potential treatment to stop excessive bleeding for mothers after childbirth.
GlaxoSmithKline has kicked off a Phase III study exploring the potential of its biologic mepolizumab in patients with severe bilateral nasal polyps, a chronic inflammatory disease of the nasal passage linings or sinuses causing soft tissue growth in the upper nasal cavity.
Owlstone Medical and Cancer Research UK (CRUK) have begun a clinical trial designed to identify biomarkers of cancer in breath samples. The goal is to find volatile organic compounds (VOCs) that indicate the presence of cancer, enabling physicians to make quick, noninvasive diagnoses.
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