Data on C2N Diagnostic LLC’s new blood test combining a proprietary p-tau217 measurement with the amyloid beta (a-beta) 42/40 ratio, a component of C2N’s commercially available PrecivityAD blood test, could help to predict people at risk for Alzheimer’s disease (AD) – even at the earliest stages.
Big pharma is increasingly turning to Taiwan to leverage the power of the country’s data and computing power as precision medicine takes center stage in drug development, speakers said during the recent BIO Asia-Taiwan conference in Taipei.
Growing collaborations between pharma and technology companies in digital health are beginning to create a new ecosystem in Taiwan that it hopes will increase its value in the global supply chain, speakers said during the BIO Asia-Taiwan conference in Taipei, running July 27-31.
After three years of clinical research, Royal Philips NV said its Tack (4-F) endovascular system has shown promising results for arterial dissection repair following balloon angioplasty in patients with critical limb ischemia and infrapopliteal arterial occlusive disease. The data was collected from a 36-month follow-up in the Tack Optimized Balloon Angioplasty (TOBA) II below-the-knee clinical trial.
The U.S. FDA may be the most advanced regulatory agency when it comes to artificial intelligence (AI) and machine learning (ML), but developers of these products still have little in the way of FDA guidance to work with in many instances. Cassie Scherer of Dublin-based Medtronic plc, told attendees at this year’s Food and Drug Law Institute annual conference that they should have a product change control protocol ready to go despite the absence of FDA guidance on the subject, an effort that will increase time to market but pay eventually big dividends.
U.S. FDA Commissioner Robert Califf offered the keynote address at this year’s annual meeting of the Food and Drug Law Institute (FDLI), revisiting recent events that have roiled the agency’s staff and reputation. Califf made a point of emphasizing the need for new statutory authorities in connection with the supply chains for FDA-regulated products, and remarked that his return to the agency will not be a reversion to the norm in this context.
A lot of eyes are on the World Trade Organization (WTO) Ministerial Conference taking place in Geneva June 12-15, as member countries try to reach a consensus on a proposal that would allow certain members to waive intellectual property (IP) rights on COVID-19 vaccines for at least three to five years.
Sophia Genetics SA shared preliminary findings from its multimodal Deep-Lung-IV clinical study at the 2022 American Society of Clinical Oncology annual meeting. The study is utilizing Sophia’s cloud-based, artificial intelligence diagnostic platform to identify multimodal predictive signatures of response to immunotherapy for patients with advanced lung cancer.
Several companies showed promising results for automated insulin delivery (AID) systems at the American Diabetes Association (ADA) annual meeting in New Orleans. Studies of the systems, also known as artificial pancreas systems, indicate that integration with continuous glucose monitoring (CGM) systems enables substantially improved glycemic control, with more time in range (TIR) and less hypoglycemia than seen with multiple daily injection (MDI) therapy or insulin-pump therapy.
Abbott Laboratories received FDA clearance for its Freestyle Libre 3 continuous glucose monitoring system (CGM) just before the kickoff of the American Diabetes Association (ADA) annual meeting June 3 followed by breakthrough device designation for a combined CGM and continuous ketone monitoring system.