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Israeli biotech firm Protalix Biotherapeutics Ltd. (PLX: News ) is only months away from announcing the late-stage study results of its lead product candidate prGCD for the treatment of Gaucher (pronounced Go-shay) disease. Gaucher disease is an inherited genetic disorder, in which patients lack the normal form of the glucocerebrosidase,...
SOUTH PLAINFIELD, N.J. — PTC Therapeutics, Inc. (PTC) today announced the receipt of two government grants to support clinical development programs in rare disorders. The U.S. Department of Defense Neurofibromatosis Research Program has awarded an $822,345 grant to support a new open-label Phase 2 clinical trial of PTC’s product candidate...
WASHINGTON — Think your job’s tedious? Try beheading 100 mosquitoes an hour. Gently, no smushing allowed. Malaria parasites lurk in these mosquitoes’ salivary glands, and a small company on the outskirts of the nation’s capital needs them unharmed for a dramatic test — attempting the first live vaccine to fight...
PLANO, Texas – Reata Pharmaceuticals, Inc. (Nasdaq: RETA) (“Reata,” the “Company,” or “we”), a clinical-stage biopharmaceutical company, today announced that it has submitted a New Drug Application (“NDA”) for bardoxolone methyl (“bardoxolone”) for the treatment of chronic kidney disease (“CKD”) caused by Alport syndrome to the U.S. Food and Drug...
BOSTON – Rhythm (NASDAQ:RYTM), a biopharmaceutical company aimed at developing and commercializing therapies for the treatment of rare genetic disorders of obesity, announced recent progress in the clinical development of the company’s lead product candidate, setmelanotide, a first-in-class melanocortin-4 receptor (MC4R) agonist. “We are pleased to announce important progress across our clinical...
SOUTH SAN FRANCISCO, Calif. — Rigel Pharmaceuticals, Inc. (Nasdaq: RIGL) today announced that its oral Syk inhibitor, R788, is being evaluated in a Phase 2 clinical trial funded, designed and implemented by the National Cancer Institute (NCI), part of the U.S. National Institutes of Health. This open-label, single arm clinical...
Roche Diagnostics today announced the launch of a new tuberculosis test for South Africa. Worldwide, South Africa is one of the countries with the highest prevalence of tuberculosis. The new kit detects different species of Mycobacterium from human sputum samples using the LightCycler® 2.0 Instrument. The diagnosis of tuberculosis in...
Santhera Announces Completion of First 6-Month Period of Pivotal VISION-DMD Trial with Vamorolone in Duchenne Muscular Dystrophy Pratteln, Switzerland Santhera Pharmaceuticals (SIX: SANN) announces that the last patient has completed the last visit for the first period of the placebo-controlled pivotal VISION-DMD study with vamorolone in patients with Duchenne muscular...