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 ...
Dune Medical, which markets a tool that spots residual breast cancer cells following a lumpectomy, has raised $12.3 million. The funds will drive the development of the company’s technology for other types of cancer.
LifeArc, the UK medical research charity previously known as MRC Technology, is working alongside the government’s Defence Science and Technology Laboratory and Canada’s Centre for Drug Research and Development (CDRD) to identify new antibacterial drug targets.
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