LONDON – Mologic Ltd. has started recruitment in a 263-patient trial to validate its urine-based home test for anticipating exacerbations of chronic pulmonary obstructive disease (COPD). The lateral flow immunoassay self-test detects five biomarkers of the lung disease in urine that are indicative of inflammation and infection.
Shares of Eyegate Pharmaceuticals Inc. (NASDAQ:EYEG) rose 54.8% to $7.09 Friday on news that its ocular bandage gel (OBG) proved superior to standard of care in healing corneal wounds following photorefractive keratectomy (PRK) surgery.
Germantown, Md.-based Senseonics Inc. said results from a recent study confirm that the sensor in its Eversense continuous glucose monitoring (CGM) system performs well over multiple, sequential 90-day and 180-day cycles. The real-world trial assessed the accuracy of the Eversense data management system by comparing sensor blood sugar values with self-monitored glucose values in 945 adults.
Stanford University School of Medicine and Apple Inc.have published results from the largest digital-only study. The trial has been conducted in more than 400,000 people in the U.S. over more than eight months. It was set up to screen participants via their Apple Watch for heart irregularities and then to further monitor any of those with identified issues with a wearable ECG patch.
Diffusion Pharmaceuticals Inc., a company developing trans sodium crocetinate (TSC) for the treatment of cancer, has reported increased survival for inoperable glioblastoma patients enrolled in the lead-in portion of its open-label phase III study testing TSC plus standard-of-care (SOC) temozolomide and radiation therapy against SOC alone.
HONG KONG – China-based Hua Medicine (Shanghai) Ltd.’s phase III trial of a potentially first-in-class dual-acting glucokinase (GK) activator, dorzagliatin (HMS-5552), has met its primary efficacy endpoint.
Aravive Biologics Inc. dispelled doubts that may have persisted after the disclosure of early data from the ongoing phase Ib portion of the phase Ib/II trial with AVB-500 in platinum-resistant ovarian cancer, and Wall Street rewarded the company’s shares (NASDAQ:ARAV) with an 48.1% hike, or $3.13, to close Wednesday at $9.64.
Myovant Sciences Ltd. reported that its lead candidate, relugolix, met its primary efficacy endpoint and all six secondary endpoints in a phase III study of men with advanced prostate cancer, adding new strength to the asset's story, analysts said.
DUBLIN – Crispr Therapeutics AG has delivered what appears, so far at least, to be a safe, functional cure for the first patient enrolled in each of its phase I/II trials of lead CRISPR/Cas9 gene editing therapy CTX-001, in beta-thalassemia and in sickle cell disease.
Cytomx Therapeutics Inc. CEO Sean McCarthy said earlier this month that the firm was “not ready to guide on specific response rates” that the company hopes for in the phase II study with anti-PD-L1 Probody CX-072 in combination with ipilimumab, or ipi (Yervoy, Bristol-Myers Squibb Co.) in patients with relapsed refractory melanoma.