There is no FDA-approved medication for Alzheimer’s disease. But there is some hope that if the blood-brain barrier could be more easily penetrated by drug candidates they would prove more effective. That is the line of research being pursued by Israeli company Insightec Ltd. via its Exablate Neuro that provides low-intensity focused ultrasound treatment.
Transgene SA is quitting development of one of its lead therapeutic vaccines after a combination of the candidate, TG-4010, with chemotherapy and Opdivo (nivolumab, Bristol-Myers Squibb Co.) missed its primary endpoint in a phase II trial evaluating the combination as a first-line treatment for certain advanced non-squamous non-small-cell lung cancers.
HONG KONG – Israel-based Biolinerx Ltd. has unveiled the latest data from its ongoing phase IIa COMBAT/KEYNOTE-202 study at the European Society of Medical Oncology Immuno-Oncology Congress 2019 which evaluates Biolinerx’s BL-8040, an inhibitor of the chemokine receptor CXCR4, in combination with pembrolizumab and chemotherapy in second-line pancreatic cancer patients.
Shares of Iterum Therapeutics plc (NASDAQ:ITRM) slid 36%, or $1.73, to close at $3.12 after the Dublin-based firm disclosed the much-anticipated but less-than-stellar results from the phase III trial called Sulopenem for Resistant Enterobacteriaceae, or SURE 3, testing oral and I.V. versions of the drug in complicated intra-abdominal infections (cIAI).
ORLANDO, Fla. – As the enormous American Society of Hematology annual meeting wound down Tuesday, the Janssen Pharmaceutical Cos. of Johnson & Johnson released phase III data showing that adding Darzalex (daratumumab) to carfilzomib (Kyprolis from Amgen Inc.) and dexamethasone (DKd), compared to carfilzomib and dexamethasone (Kd) alone, significantly improved progression-free survival in patients with relapsed/refractory multiple myeloma.
ORLANDO, Fla. – At the 61st American Society of Hematology (ASH) annual meeting late-breaking abstracts session on Tuesday, researchers from Boston Children’s Hospital reported that three adult patients who had received an autologous transplant of gene-edited hematopoietic stem cells lacking BCL11A produced high levels of functional hemoglobin and had reduced disease symptoms for at least eight months after transplantation.
ORLANDO, Fla. – New research on sutimlimab, an investigational complement pathway inhibitor under development by Sanofi SA's Bioverativ unit, showed substantial benefits for people with the rare autoimmune disorder cold agglutinin disease (CAD).
ORLANDO, Fla. – Data from two studies from Forty Seven Inc. announced at the American Society of Hematology (ASH) annual meeting moved the market in a major way Monday as the company stock (NASDAQ:FTSV) soared 111% to close at $30.43, up $15.99.
ORLANDO, Fla. – Preliminary data from a phase II test of Constellation Pharmaceuticals Inc.'s CPI-0610 in patients with myelofibrosis (MF), previewed to market adulation in November, got a full airing Monday at the American Society of Hematology (ASH) annual meeting.
SAN DIEGO – Smaller companies looking to move their Alzheimer’s disease drugs into late-stage testing as quickly as possible are eschewing cognitive endpoints that can take years to readout for biomarkers and functional assays of brain activity.