HONG KONG – Gemvax & Kael Co. Ltd. reported the full results from a phase II trial in Korea for GV-1001 (tertomotide), its telomerase modulator, in Alzheimer’s disease, showing a statistically significant improvement in neuropsychiatric inventory and an improvement trend in Alzheimer’s Disease Cooperative Study-Activities of Daily living, the study’s two secondary endpoints.
Clinical updates, including trial initiations, enrollment status and data readouts and publications: Apnimed, Bausch, Capricor, Celularity, City of Hope, GSK, Kubota, Oramed, Principia, RDIF, Reithera, Strongbridge, Targovax, Tolmar.
GT Medical Technologies Inc. revealed that it has raised $16 million in a series B financing round led by MVM Partners, which was joined by existing investors Medtech Venture Partners and Bluestone Venture Partners. Funds will support the expanded commercialization of Gammatile Therapy, a surgically targeted radiation therapy (STaRT) that is intended to help patients with brain tumors.
PERTH, Australia – Sydney-based Imugene Ltd.’s stock shot up 15% on news that an interim analysis of phase II data in its B-cell peptide vaccine, HER-Vaxx, in advanced gastric cancer showed positive survival data.
LONDON – A third COVID-19 vaccine has turned in positive results in the phase III interim analysis, with Astrazeneca plc/Oxford University reporting an average of 70.4% efficacy across two dose regimens for AZD-1222.
Varian Medical Systems Inc. revealed that the first clinical trial of FLASH therapy has kicked off, with the initial treatment taking place at the Cincinnati Children's/UC Health Proton Therapy Center. The study, which saw the first patient treated this week, involves the investigational use of Varian's Probeam particle accelerator modified to enable radiation therapy delivery at ultra-high dose rates.
Sequana Medical NV scored a U.S. FDA breakthrough device designation last year for its fully implanted wireless device that automatically pumps fluids from the abdomen into the bladder. Now, it has released positive interim safety and efficacy data on that device, known as Alfapump, in the treatment of patients with recurrent or refractory ascites due to liver cirrhosis.