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Parc d’Innovation, Illkirch, France – Transgene (Euronext Paris: FR0005175080) announces that it recently met with the U.S. Food and Drug Administration (FDA) for an end of Phase II meeting when results of its TG4010 controlled phase IIb clinical trial in non-small-cell lung cancer (NSCLC) were reviewed. As per the minutes...
ROCKVILLE, Md. — The U.S. Food and Drug Administration today warned health care professionals about the risk of serious liver injury associated with the use of the anti-thyroid drug propylthiouracil (PTU) for the treatment of Graves’ disease. “After analyzing adverse event reports, the FDA has identified an increased risk of...
MILAN, Italy – Newron Pharmaceuticals S.p.A. (“Newron”), a research and development company focused on novel CNS and pain therapies, announced today that detailed results of the first phase III clinical trial of safinamide as adjunctive treatment in mid- to late-stage Parkinson’s disease (PD) (Study 016), conducted with its partner Merck...
CARMIEL, Israel — Protalix BioTherapeutics, Inc. (NYSE-AMEX:PLX), announced today that Frost & Sullivan has presented the Company with its 2009 European Orphan Diseases Market Product Innovation of the Year Award. In presenting the award, Frost & Sullivan noted the Company’s impressive display of technology and innovative efforts in developing prGCD,...
Genzyme Corporation (NASDAQ: GENZ) today announced that it has detected a virus that impairs cell growth in one of six bioreactors at its Allston Landing manufacturing facility. The company has decided to temporarily interrupt bulk production at the plant to sanitize the facility. Genzyme is collaborating with regulatory agencies as...
AMSTERDAM, The Netherlands — Amsterdam Molecular Therapeutics (Euronext: AMT), a leader in the field of human gene therapy, announced today new data showing that a one-time administration of its lead product GlyberaTM results in significant long-term health benefits. Long-term follow-up data from two clinical trials show that one administration with...
Governor M. Jodi today signed a bill that requires birthing hospitals to screen newborns for cystic fibrosis, an inherited disorder that clogs the lungs, causes infections and affects digestion. “Every baby deserves the best start in life and that is a promise society must never abandon,” Governor Rell said during...
ROCHESTER, Minn. — Mayo Clinic researchers are reporting positive results in early leukemia clinical trials using the chemical epigallocatechin gallate (EGCG), an active ingredient in green tea. The trial determined that patients with chronic lymphocytic leukemia (CLL) can tolerate the chemical fairly well when high doses are administered in capsule...
WALTHAM, Mass. — Decision Resources, one of the world’s leading research and advisory firms for pharmaceutical and healthcare issues, finds that growth in the Parkinson’s disease drug market, fueled by the launch of several new therapies through 2018, will be offset by generic erosion of key currently-available agents. As a...