treatment News

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...
There are more than 7,000 rare diseases identified in the world today. While “rare” means that less than 200,000 people in the US are affected, to suffer from a rare disease is not actually rare at all. Around 10% of the American population suffers from a rare disease. A shocking...
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...
NASHVILLE, Tenn. – Revance Therapeutics, Inc. (Nasdaq: RVNC), a biotechnology company focused on innovative aesthetic and therapeutic offerings, today announced that Shanghai Fosun Pharmaceutical Industrial Development Co., Ltd., (Fosun Pharma Industrial), a wholly-owned subsidiary of Shanghai Fosun Pharmaceutical (Group) Co., Ltd, (Fosun Pharma), a leading healthcare group in China, has...
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...
Riociguat may be a useful option for patients with pulmonary arterial hypertension (PAH) in whom phosphodiesterase-5 inhibitor (PDE5i) treatment is insufficient, according to the results of a recent study published in the journal Lancet Respiratory Medicine. Researchers evaluated clinical improvement, defined as an absence of clinical worsening and prespecified improvements in...
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...