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ImmunoGen presents first findings aimed at optimizing dosage of IMGN853 product candidate

ImmunoGen, Inc. (NASDAQ: IMGN), a biotechnology company that develops novel anticancer therapeutics using its antibody-drug conjugate (ADC) technology, today announced the first findings from Company research aimed at optimizing the dosing of its IMGN853 product candidate. [More]
Researchers discover novel population of neutrophils that exhibit enhanced microbial killing activity

Researchers discover novel population of neutrophils that exhibit enhanced microbial killing activity

​Case Western Reserve University researchers have discovered a novel population of neutrophils, which are the body's infection control workhorses. These cells have an enhanced microbial killing ability and are thereby better able to control infection. [More]
ARIAD Pharmaceuticals' Iclusig now commercially available to patients in the U.S.

ARIAD Pharmaceuticals' Iclusig now commercially available to patients in the U.S.

ARIAD Pharmaceuticals, Inc. today announced the commercial availability of Iclusig (ponatinib) for adult patients with refractory chronic myeloid leukemia and Philadelphia-chromosome positive acute lymphoblastic leukemia in the United States. ARIAD has begun shipping Iclusig to Biologics, Inc., its exclusive specialty pharmacy, which is now filling prescriptions from physicians and distributing the cancer medicine to patients. [More]
Emergent BioSolutions enters into definitive agreement to acquire Cangene

Emergent BioSolutions enters into definitive agreement to acquire Cangene

Emergent BioSolutions Inc.announced that it has entered into a definitive agreement with Cangene Corporation (TSX: CNJ) under which Emergent will acquire all of the outstanding common shares of Cangene in an all-cash transaction valued at $3.24 per share on a fully diluted basis for an aggregate purchase price of $222 million. [More]
IBN and IBM discover new medical application for converted PET bottles

IBN and IBM discover new medical application for converted PET bottles

Researchers at Singapore's Institute of Bioengineering and Nanotechnology (IBN) and California's IBM Research - Almaden (IBM) have discovered a new, potentially life-saving application for polyethylene terephthalate (PET), which is widely used to make plastic bottles. [More]
New material effective in destroying drug-resistant fungi

New material effective in destroying drug-resistant fungi

Researchers at Singapore’s Institute of Bioengineering and Nanotechnology (IBN) and California’s IBM Research – Almaden (IBM) have discovered a new, potentially life-saving application for polyethylene terephthalate (PET), which is widely used to make plastic bottles. [More]
European Medicines Agency awards orphan drug designation to NanoViricides' DengueCide

European Medicines Agency awards orphan drug designation to NanoViricides' DengueCide

NanoViricides, Inc. announced today that the European Medicines Agency, has awarded orphan drug designation to DengueCide, the Company's drug candidate for the treatment of dengue and dengue hemorrhagic fever. [More]
Nanomedicine Award winners officially announced at BIO-Europe conference

Nanomedicine Award winners officially announced at BIO-Europe conference

The winners of the first ever Nanomedicine Award were officially announced during the Nanomedicine Panel at BIO-Europe conference in Vienna, November 4th 2013. The Award review Board agreed to distinguish two projects in two different categories: The winners are Endomagnetics Ltd in the nanodiagnostic category and the I-CARE project from Linköping University in the regenerative medicine category. [More]
NanoViricides’ FluCide drug candidate found to be well tolerated in non-GLP safety/toxicology study

NanoViricides’ FluCide drug candidate found to be well tolerated in non-GLP safety/toxicology study

NanoViricides, Inc. (the "Company") reports that its optimized injectable FluCide® drug candidate was found to be well tolerated in a non-GLP small animal safety/toxicology study. This study is an important step in the drug development pathway for FluCide. [More]
NanoViricides, LRRI sign NDA for IND-enabling efficacy studies on FluCide drug candidates

NanoViricides, LRRI sign NDA for IND-enabling efficacy studies on FluCide drug candidates

NanoViricides, Inc. said it has signed a non-disclosure agreement with the Lovelace Respiratory Research Institute. The Company intends to enter into a Master Services Agreement with LRRI for the IND-enabling efficacy studies of both its broad-spectrum injectable and oral FluCide drug candidates. [More]
NanoViricides submits letter of intent to file Orphan Drug Application with EMA for DengueCide

NanoViricides submits letter of intent to file Orphan Drug Application with EMA for DengueCide

NanoViricides, Inc. announced today that it has submitted its letter of intent to file an Orphan Drug Application with the European Medicines Agency for DengueCide, its drug candidate for the treatment of dengue and dengue hemorrhagic fever. [More]
NanoViricides files Orphan Drug application with FDA for DengueCide

NanoViricides files Orphan Drug application with FDA for DengueCide

NanoViricides, Inc. announced today that it has filed an Orphan Drug application with the Office of Orphan Product Development of the US FDA for DengueCide, its drug candidate for the treatment of dengue and dengue hemorrhagic fever. [More]
Ophthalmologists warn that overexposure to sun's UV rays can cause temporary blindness

Ophthalmologists warn that overexposure to sun's UV rays can cause temporary blindness

With the arrival of summer, when the sun's ultraviolet rays are strongest, ophthalmologists − medical doctors who specialize in the diagnosis, medical and surgical treatment of eye diseases and conditions − are warning the public that overexposure to these rays can burn the eyes' corneas and cause painful, temporary blindness. [More]

FDA approves PROLENSA for treatment of inflammation, pain after cataract surgery

Bausch + Lomb, the global eye health company, today announced that the U.S. Food and Drug Administration has approved the company's New Drug Application for PROLENSA (bromfenac ophthalmic solution) 0.07 percent prescription eye drop, an innovative once-daily nonsteroidal anti-inflammatory drug for the treatment of postoperative inflammation and reduction of ocular pain in patients who have undergone cataract surgery. [More]
NanoViricides retires Series C Convertible Preferred Stock previously purchased by Seaside

NanoViricides retires Series C Convertible Preferred Stock previously purchased by Seaside

NanoViricides, Inc., announced today that it has retired the remainder of the Series C Convertible Preferred Stock previously purchased by Seaside 88, LP, with a cash payment. [More]
Sucampo's RESCULA 0.15% now available by prescription across the U.S.

Sucampo's RESCULA 0.15% now available by prescription across the U.S.

Sucampo Pharmaceuticals, Inc. today announced that RESCULA (unoprostone isopropyl ophthalmic solution) 0.15% is now available by prescription across the United States. The U.S. Food and Drug Administration (FDA) approved a sNDA for RESCULA for the lowering of intraocular pressure (IOP) in patients with open-angle glaucoma or ocular hypertension on December 7, 2012. [More]
Dompé initiates enrollment in rhNGF phase I/II REPARO study for neurotrophic keratitis

Dompé initiates enrollment in rhNGF phase I/II REPARO study for neurotrophic keratitis

The first patient has been enrolled in the phase I/II REPARO study, the first international clinical trial evaluating the ophthalmological use of a topical solution of recombinant human Nerve Growth Factor (rhNGF) for the treatment of moderate to severe neurotrophic keratitis (NK). [More]

Daily lenses vary in ocular response, adverse effects

Narafilcon A contact lenses worn daily do not perform clinically as well as etafilcon A and senofilcon A lenses worn on the same schedule, show study results involving 120 contact lens wearers. [More]

Johnson & Johnson Vision Care develops new educational resource

Soft contact lenses are worn safely and comfortably by millions of people worldwide, and have a long history of providing wearers with a safe and effective form of vision correction when properly worn and cared for. However, research shows that many contact lens wearers are significantly non-compliant in virtually all active steps involved in soft contact lens wear, including hand washing, case hygiene, lens disinfection, and following the recommended lens replacement schedule. [More]
IMDx HSV-1/2 for Abbott m2000 assay receives CE-marking

IMDx HSV-1/2 for Abbott m2000 assay receives CE-marking

IntelligentMDx (IMDx) announced today that it has obtained CE-marking for its fourth automated, high-throughput molecular test designed and developed for the Abbott m2000 System. [More]