Personalized medicine is one step closer for consumers, thanks to tiny, implantable sensors that could give an early warning of a person's developing health problems, indicate the most effective type of exercise for an individual athlete, or even help triage wounded soldiers. That's the vision for a family of devices that scientists are now developing. They have begun marketing their first device in Europe and hope to win approval for this technology in the U.S.
Abeona Therapeutics Inc. (NASDAQ:ABEO), a leading clinical-stage biopharmaceutical company focused on developing novel cell and gene therapies for life-threatening rare genetic diseases, announced today that the FDA has granted Rare Pediatric Disease Designation for the ABO-202 program (AAV-CLN1), an AAV-based gene therapy for the treatment of CLN1 disease (infantile and late infantile onset Batten disease).
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.
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.
The Menarini Group announced today that on March 6th 2017 it submitted a Marketing Authorization Application for delafloxacin at the European Medicines Agency (EMA) under the trade name Quofenix. The proposed indication for delafloxacin in Europe is the treatment of adult patients with acute bacterial skin and skin structure infections (ABSSSI) and the conclusion of the European regulatory process is expected in IIQ 2019.
The U.S. Food and Drug Administration expanded the approval of a heart valve to include a size small enough to be used in newborn pediatric patients to treat heart defects. Specifically, the agency approved the Masters Series Mechanical Heart Valve with Hemodynamic Plus (HP) Sewing Cuff to include the 15-mm valve size, making it the smallest mechanical heart valve approved in the world.
Today, the U.S. Food and Drug Administration approved Trogarzo (ibalizumab-uiyk), a new type of antiretroviral medication for adult patients living with HIV who have tried multiple HIV medications in the past (heavily treatment-experienced) and whose HIV infections cannot be successfully treated with other currently available therapies (multidrug resistant HIV, or MDR HIV). Trogarzo is administered intravenously once every 14 days by a trained medical professional and used in combination with other antiretroviral medications.
AstraZeneca today announced that the European Medicines Agency has accepted the Marketing Authorisation Variation forForxiga (dapagliflozin), a selective SGLT-2 inhibitor, for use as an oral adjunct treatment to insulin in adults with type-1 diabetes (T1D).
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