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Anacor Pharmaceuticals, a biopharmaceutical company engaged in the development of small molecule drugs, has entered into a licensing and research agreement with not-for-profit Global Alliance for TB Drug Development or TB Alliance to explore a novel anti-bacterial drug target for use in tuberculosis therapy. Under the agreement, Anacor will provide...
Audentes Therapeutics (Nasdaq: BOLD), a biotechnology company focused on developing and commercializing gene therapy products for patients living with serious, life-threatening rare diseases, today announced positive interim data from the first dose cohort of ASPIRO, a Phase 1/2 clinical trial of AT132 in patients with X-Linked Myotubular Myopathy (XLMTM). ASPIRO is a...
WAYNE, N.J. and EMERYVILLE, Calif. — Bayer HealthCare Pharmaceuticals, Inc. and Onyx Pharmaceuticals, Inc. (Nasdaq: ONXX) today announced that the companies have begun enrolling patients in an international Phase 3 trial to evaluate Nexavar(R) (sorafenib) tablets in patients with non-squamous non-small cell lung cancer (NSCLC) who have failed two or...
Berlin – Bayer HealthCare AG and Onyx Pharmaceuticals, Inc. today announced that the companies have begun enrolling patients in an international Phase III trial to evaluate Nexavar® (sorafenib) tablets in patients with non-squamous non-small cell lung cancer (NSCLC) who have failed two or three previous treatments. “Nexavar has proven efficacy...
Berlin — Bayer Schering Pharma AG, Germany, has completed its first global Phase II study analyzing the sensitivity and specificity of BAY 94-9172 (AV1/ZK) using positron emission tomography (PET) in patients with probable Alzheimer’s disease compared to healthy volunteers. BAY 94-9172 binds to the beta amyloid protein in the brain,...
MORGANTOWN, W.Va. — The Blanchette Rockefeller Neurosciences Institute (BRNI) and Inverness Medical Innovations, Inc. (Inverness, NYSE: IMA) of Waltham, Massachusetts, a global leader in rapid diagnostics and health management, announced today that they will work together to further develop and commercialize a diagnostic test for Alzheimer’s disease first discovered by...
FORT WASHINGTON, Pennsylvania and INGELHEIM, Germany – Boehringer Ingelheim and Vitae Pharmaceuticals, Inc., announced today that they have entered into a significant worldwide collaboration to research and develop beta-secretase (BACE) inhibitors for the treatment of Alzheimer’s disease. Current therapies for Alzheimer’s disease can improve symptoms, but do not affect the...
FRAZER, Pa. — Cephalon, Inc. (Nasdaq: CEPH) today announced results from a pivotal clinical trial of lestaurtinib (CEP-701) in patients with relapsed acute myelogenous leukemia (AML) expressing FLT3 activating mutations. The study was designed to show the benefit of lestaurtinib in this patient population when given in sequence with standard...