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Autifony Therapeutics awarded £2.2 million to progress first-in-class drug for tinnitus into Phase IIa study

Autifony Therapeutics awarded £2.2 million to progress first-in-class drug for tinnitus into Phase IIa study

Autifony Therapeutics Limited (“Autifony”), which is pioneering the development of novel pharmaceutical treatments for hearing disorders, today announced that it has been awarded funding of £2.2 million towards a Phase IIa clinical trial in tinnitus patients with its lead compound AUT00063, by the UK’s innovation agency, the Technology Strategy Board. [More]
Syngene International, Bristol-Myers Squibb extend drug discovery and development collaboration

Syngene International, Bristol-Myers Squibb extend drug discovery and development collaboration

Bristol-Myers Squibb and Syngene International, India's largest contract research organization, today announced a five-year extension of their drug discovery and development collaboration in India. [More]
AMRI agrees to acquire OsoBio for $110 million

AMRI agrees to acquire OsoBio for $110 million

AMRI today announced that it has signed a definitive agreement to acquire all of the outstanding membership interests of Oso Biopharmaceuticals Manufacturing, LLC for $110 million in cash. [More]
Fibrogen reports FG-3019 Phase 2 study results for treatment of pancreatic cancer

Fibrogen reports FG-3019 Phase 2 study results for treatment of pancreatic cancer

FibroGen, Inc. today announced results from a Phase 2 open-label study of FG-3019, an investigational anti-fibrotic antibody, in combination with gemcitabine and erlotinib for the treatment of patients with locally advanced or metastatic pancreatic ductal adenocarcinoma (PDAC). [More]
AbbVie releases preliminary results from ABT-414 Phase I study in patients with recurrent or unresectable GBM

AbbVie releases preliminary results from ABT-414 Phase I study in patients with recurrent or unresectable GBM

AbbVie released preliminary results from an ongoing Phase I study with ABT-414, an anti-epidermal growth factor receptor (EGFR) monoclonal antibody drug conjugate, in combination with temozolomide, which showed four objective responses, including one complete response, in patients with recurrent or unresectable glioblastoma multiforme. [More]
ASCO: DelMar presents interim data from VAL-083 clinical trial in refractory GBM

ASCO: DelMar presents interim data from VAL-083 clinical trial in refractory GBM

DelMar Pharmaceuticals, Inc. announced the presentation of interim clinical data from the company's ongoing clinical trial with VAL-083 in refractory glioblastoma multiforme (GBM) during the Central Nervous System Tumor Session at the 50th Annual Meeting of the American Society of Clinical Oncology (ASCO), which is being held at the McCormick Place Convention Center in Chicago. [More]
CytRx announces Phase 2b clinical trial results of aldoxorubicin in subjects with metastatic STS

CytRx announces Phase 2b clinical trial results of aldoxorubicin in subjects with metastatic STS

CytRx Corporation, a biopharmaceutical research and development company specializing in oncology, today announced updated results from its ongoing multicenter, randomized, open-label global Phase 2b clinical trial investigating the efficacy and safety of aldoxorubicin compared with doxorubicin as first-line therapy in subjects with metastatic, locally advanced or unresectable soft tissue sarcomas. [More]
Aradigm receives QIDP designation for its inhaled antibiotic candidate, Pulmaquin

Aradigm receives QIDP designation for its inhaled antibiotic candidate, Pulmaquin

Aradigm Corporation (the "Company") today announced that the U.S. Food and Drug Administration (FDA) has designated the Company's lead inhaled antibiotic candidate, Pulmaquin®, as a Qualified Infectious Disease Product (QIDP). [More]
Telormedix completes Phase II trial of Vesimune in CIS of the bladder

Telormedix completes Phase II trial of Vesimune in CIS of the bladder

Telormedix, a clinical stage biopharmaceutical company focused on TLR7 agonists in the treatment of cancer and inflammatory diseases, today announced that it has successfully completed a Phase II trial, conducted under an IND, of Vesimune (TMX-101) in CIS (carcinoma in situ) of the bladder. [More]
Phase I study reveals abemaciclib drug shows evidence of single-agent activity in NSCLC patients

Phase I study reveals abemaciclib drug shows evidence of single-agent activity in NSCLC patients

Abemaciclib, an oral drug administered twice daily, currently in development by Eli Lilly and Company (NYSE: LLY), has shown evidence of single-agent activity in patients with advanced non-small cell lung cancer in a Phase I study released ahead of the American Society of Clinical Oncology (ASCO) Annual Meeting to be held in Chicago, Ill. [More]
Novozymes Biopharma, ThioLogics to collaborate on drug-albumin conjugation platform

Novozymes Biopharma, ThioLogics to collaborate on drug-albumin conjugation platform

Novozymes Biopharma has entered a new collaboration with UK-based biotechnology company, ThioLogics. The collaboration brings together Novozymes' modified recombinant human albumin (rAlbumin) Veltis technology, with ThioLogics' site-specific next generation maleimide conjugation platform. This allows Novozymes to offer the pharma industry serum stable albumin drug conjugates with enhanced pharmacokinetic and/or targeting capabilities. [More]
Covagen begins COVA322 Phase Ib/IIa study to treat patients with rheumatoid and psoriatic arthritis

Covagen begins COVA322 Phase Ib/IIa study to treat patients with rheumatoid and psoriatic arthritis

Covagen today announced it has initiated a Phase Ib/IIa study with COVA322, a bispecific TNF/IL-17A inhibitor. [More]
BeiGene receives $5M from Merck to develop BGB-283 BRAF inhibitor

BeiGene receives $5M from Merck to develop BGB-283 BRAF inhibitor

BeiGene (Beijing), Co., Ltd., an innovative oncology company focused on developing targeted and immune-oncology therapeutics, today announced the achievement of a clinical milestone in the company's collaboration with Merck Serono, the biopharmaceutical division of Merck, Darmstadt, Germany, for BGB-283, a second-generation BRAF inhibitor candidate currently in Phase 1 development. [More]
DNA 'sat nav' allows direct access to homes of ancestors alive 1,000 years ago

DNA 'sat nav' allows direct access to homes of ancestors alive 1,000 years ago

Tracing where your DNA was formed over 1,000 years ago is now possible due to a revolutionary technique developed by a team of international scientists led by experts from the University of Sheffield. [More]
FDA approves Parion’s investigational new drug application for treatment of dry eye disease

FDA approves Parion’s investigational new drug application for treatment of dry eye disease

Parion Sciences, a company dedicated to the development of novel treatments for ocular and pulmonary diseases, announced today that it has received acceptance from the U.S. Food and Drug Administration (FDA) of its Investigational New Drug (IND) application for P-321 Ophthalmic Solution for the treatment of dry eye disease. [More]
Purdue Pharma seeks FDA authorization to market once-daily hydrocodone bitartrate tablet

Purdue Pharma seeks FDA authorization to market once-daily hydrocodone bitartrate tablet

Purdue Pharma L.P. announced that it has filed a New Drug Application (NDA) with the U.S. Food & Drug Administration seeking authorization to market a once-daily, single-entity hydrocodone bitartrate tablet (HYD). [More]
Researchers develop tool to identify biogeography of worldwide individuals

Researchers develop tool to identify biogeography of worldwide individuals

Biogeographical data is useful in screening for disease risk and drug sensitivity associated with certain ethnic groups. A team of researchers, including an investigator from Children's Hospital Los Angeles, has developed a tool to accurately identify the biogeography of worldwide individuals. Previous tools were accurate in identifying place of origin within homogeneous European populations but highly inaccurate for places with significant immigration, such as the U.S. [More]
Neurovive presents new breakthrough on energy regulation at cellular level

Neurovive presents new breakthrough on energy regulation at cellular level

NeuroVive, a leading mitochondrial medicine company, is presenting a breakthrough in the company's work on energy regulation at the cellular level. [More]
Baxter reports topline results from BAX 111 Phase 3 trial for treatment of von Willebrand disease

Baxter reports topline results from BAX 111 Phase 3 trial for treatment of von Willebrand disease

Baxter International Inc. today announced topline results from a Phase 3 clinical trial evaluating the safety, efficacy and pharmacokinetics (PK) of BAX 111. BAX 111 is a recombinant von Willebrand factor (rVWF) under investigation for the treatment of bleeding episodes in patients with von Willebrand disease, the most common type of inherited bleeding disorder. [More]
Affimed Therapeutics reports additional results from AFM13 phase 1 study on R/R Hodgkin lymphoma

Affimed Therapeutics reports additional results from AFM13 phase 1 study on R/R Hodgkin lymphoma

Affimed Therapeutics AG announced today further results from its phase 1 clinical trial of AFM13 as monotherapy for the treatment of patients with advanced relapsing/refractory (R/R) Hodgkin lymphoma. [More]