SINGAPORE – While a lot of focus is placed on phase III trials and the subsequent approvals, panelists during the ESMO Asia Congress pointed to the importance of designing the right kind of phase I trials, from reaching global populations to using appropriate endpoints.
SINGAPORE – Takeda Pharmaceutical Co. Ltd. presented new findings from its phase III ALTA-1L trial evaluating its Alunbrig (brigatinib) vs. crizotinib in adults with advanced anaplastic lymphoma kinase-positive (ALK+) non-small-cell lung cancer (NSCLC) who had not received a prior ALK inhibitor, showing Alunbrig reduced the risk of disease progression or death by 76% after more than two years of follow-up.
La Jolla Pharmaceutical Co. discontinued its study LJ401-BT01 due to lack of efficacy and will reassess further development of LJPC-401 (synthetic human hepcidin) based on recent mixed clinical results.
Due to the “dynamic nature of the situation,” officials of Cymabay Therapeutics Inc. declined to comment on the stoppage of work with PPAR-delta agonist seladelpar, but in a press release they pointed to “a series of investigative actions [that have begun in order] to better understand these findings.”
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.