The results from a study comparing San Diego-based Bionano Genomics Inc.’s Saphyr to traditional cytogenetic methods for the clinical analysis of leukemia genomes revealed that the system was 100% concordant with the standard of care for the detection of somatic chromosomal abnormalities.
It’s been a rapid year of change for Coimmune Inc., which was incorporated only 12 months ago and now has FDA approval of an IND clearing the way for a phase IIb trial using CMN-001 to treat advanced metastatic renal cell carcinoma (mRCC).
BEIJING – Multiple China-based clinical trials have been put on hold as the country concentrates on its fight against COVID-19. To curb the spread of the novel coronavirus that has infected over 72,000 people and killed nearly 2,000, China has imposed travel and transport restrictions, making trips difficult or even impossible for patients and physicians. In Wuhan, the epicenter of the outbreak, which alone has seen around 18,000 people infected, Yue Wang’s site management organization (SMO) is conducting 51 trials, including 39 oncology studies. She said that many visits have been cancelled.
Shares of Bellerophon Therapeutics Inc. (NASDAQ:BLPH), rescued from potential delisting by a recent reverse stock split, shot 168.4% higher to $9.20 on Feb. 18 as new top-line data from a small phase II study showed its inhaled nitric oxide delivery system, Inopulse, delivered significant improvements in blood flow for people with pulmonary hypertension (PH) associated with pulmonary fibrosis (PF).
Privately held Zhittya Genesis Medicine Inc. received approval from Mexico’s Comisión Federal para la Protección contra Riesgos Sanitarios (Cofepris) to begin a phase I trial at the Zambrano Hospital in Monterrey for patients with Parkinson’s disease.
Alydia Health Inc., of Menlo Park, Calif., has completed enrollment in the pivotal PEARLE investigational device exemption (IDE) study, which is assessing the safety and effectiveness of the Jada system to rapidly control and treat abnormal postpartum uterine bleeding and postpartum hemorrhage.
Spain's Sanifit Laboratoris SL, a company developing treatments for calcification disorders, has dosed the first patient in a phase III trial of its lead asset, SNF-472, for the treatment of the rare and sometimes deadly disease calciphylaxis, a calcium accumulation disorder.
New York-based Hoth Therapeutics Inc. said preliminary preclinical data on a topical nanoparticle formulation of the endocannabinoid anandamide it licensed from Zylö Therapeutics Inc. represents "a positive step toward underlining the transformative potential" of the early stage therapy for the skin disease cutaneous lupus erythematous.
Pediatric gene editing specialist Logicbio Therapeutics Inc. has revealed an FDA clinical hold on a planned phase I/II trial of its lead candidate, LB-001, an investigational therapy for rare inherited metabolic disorder methylmalonic acidemia (MMA). The regulator wants "resolution of certain clinical and nonclinical questions," the company said, but further details remained unclear Feb. 11 as it awaited delivery of the questions in writing.
LONDON – The genomes of 38 different tumor types and the 47 million mutations that fostered their growth are revealed in unprecedented detail in 23 studies published in Nature and other journals on Feb. 6, 2020.