Tularemia is a disease of animals and humans caused by the bacterium Francisella tularensis. Rabbits, hares, and rodents are especially susceptible and often die in large numbers during outbreaks. Humans can become infected through several routes, including tick and deer fly bites, skin contact with infected animals, ingestion of contaminated water, or inhalation of contaminated dusts or aerosols. In addition, humans could be exposed as a result of bioterrorism. Symptoms vary depending upon the route of infection. Although tularemia can be life-threatening, most infections can be treated successfully with antibiotics. Steps to prevent tularemia include use of insect repellent, wearing gloves when handling sick or dead animals, and not mowing over dead animals. In the United States, naturally occurring infections have been reported from all States except Hawaii.
Aradigm Corporation today announced that the Company's Investigational New Drug Application (IND) to conduct a pivotal Phase 3 clinical trial of Pulmaquin (dual release ciprofloxacin for inhalation) in non-cystic fibrosis bronchiectasis (BE) has been cleared by the U.S. Food and Drug Administration.
Four companies are to develop broad-spectrum therapeutics-antibiotics, antivirals and an antitoxin-to prevent or treat diseases caused by multiple types of bacteria or viruses, under contracts awarded by the National Institute of Allergy and Infectious Diseases (NIAID), part of the National Institutes of Health.
Aradigm Corporation today announced it is presenting data on September 26, 2011, from its Phase 2b studies at the ERS Annual Congress in Amsterdam, Netherlands. The two podium presentations review the results from the Company's two clinical trials of inhaled ciprofloxacin in non-cystic fibrosis bronchiectasis (BE) patients.
The federal government today issued a contract for advanced research and development of a dual-purpose broad spectrum antibiotic with potential to treat illnesses caused by bioterrorism threats such as plague and tularemia, as well as more certain life-threatening infections, known as Gram-negative infections, associated with prolonged hospitalization.
A powerful new class of therapeutics, known as recombinant attenuated Salmonella vaccines (RASV), holds great potential in the fight against fatal diseases including hepatitis B, tuberculosis, cholera, typhoid fever, AIDS and pneumonia.
Researchers from the Smiley lab at the Trudeau Institute have now identified a single component of the plague causing bacterium that can be used as a vaccine. This single "subunit" could potentially be used to create a safer form of a T cell-stimulating plague vaccine. The new data is featured in the July issue of The Journal of Immunology.
Aradigm Corporation today announced positive top line data from its recently concluded Phase 2b study (Once-Daily Respiratory Bronchiectasis Inhalation Treatment - ORBIT-1) with Aradigm's ciprofloxacin for inhalation (CFI, ARD-3100, LipoquinTM) in patients with non-cystic fibrosis bronchiectasis (BE).
Aradigm Corporation today announced it has received orphan drug designation from the U.S. Food and Drug Administration (FDA) for ciprofloxacin for inhalation for the management of bronchiectasis (BE).
Deadly bacteria may be evolving antibiotic resistance by mimicking human proteins, according to a new study by the Translational Genomics Research Institute (TGen).
Researchers at the University of Illinois at Chicago's Center for Pharmaceutical Biotechnology have been awarded a federal contract for up to $13.8 million to develop antibiotics to treat anthrax, tularemia and plague.
Aduro BioTech, a clinical-stage immunotherapy company, announced today that it has completed its Series B equity financing from a combination of current investors and Morningside Ventures, bringing the total capital secured in this round to $19.25 million. In addition, Ms. Stephanie O'Brien, who represents Morningside, has joined Aduro's Board of Directors.
Aradigm Corporation today announced financial results for the fourth quarter and full year ended December 31, 2010.
Aradigm Corporation announced the last patient was enrolled in a Phase 2b study designed to evaluate the Company's inhaled liposomal ciprofloxacin (CFI, ARD-3100) in patients with non-cystic fibrosis bronchiectasis (BE), a severe progressive respiratory disease for which there is currently no approved treatment in the U.S.
Pulmatrix, a clinical stage biotechnology company discovering and developing a new class of therapies for the prevention, treatment and control of respiratory diseases, today announced that it has been awarded a grant for $5.7 million from the Defense Advanced Research Projects Agency (DARPA), a component of the Department of Defense (DOD), focused on identifying and advancing novel technologies to support defense of our nation's soldiers and civilian population.
Aduro BioTech, a clinical-stage immunotherapy company, is pleased to announce the "Outstanding Scientific Achievement" award from the Defense Threat Reduction Agency. The award was presented at the 2010 Chemical and Biological Defense Science and Technology Conference in Orlando, Florida to Dr. Justin Skoble, Associate Director, Biodefense and Process Development at Aduro BioTech.
Advanced Life Sciences Holdings, Inc., a biopharmaceutical company engaged in the discovery, development and commercialization of novel drugs in the therapeutic areas of infection, oncology and respiratory diseases, today announced that the Company has applied to the U.S. Food and Drug Administration for orphan drug designation for ALS-886, a novel therapy to reduce and prevent tissue damage, for the treatment of Acute Respiratory Distress Syndrome (ARDS).
Aradigm Corporation today announced financial results for the third quarter and nine months ended September 30, 2010.
Advanced Life Sciences Holdings, Inc., a biopharmaceutical company engaged in the discovery, development and commercialization of novel drugs in the therapeutic areas of infection, oncology and respiratory diseases, today announced that the Company has been awarded a cash grant under the Qualifying Therapeutic Discovery Project which was created by Congress as part of the Patient Protection and Affordable Care Act of 2010.
Advanced Life Sciences Holdings, Inc., a biopharmaceutical company engaged in the discovery, development and commercialization of novel drugs in the therapeutic areas of infection, oncology and respiratory diseases, today announced that it has entered into a Cooperative Research and Development Agreement ("CRADA") with The Walter Reed Army Institute of Research.
Aradigm Corporation today announced positive top line data from its recently concluded 6-month Phase 2b study (ORBIT-2) with Aradigm's once-daily dual release ciprofloxacin for inhalation (DRCFI, ARD-3150) in patients with non-cystic fibrosis bronchiectasis.