Aqualung Therapeutics Corp. has been awarded two 3-year National Institutes of Health (NIH) Fast Track awards to support development of ALT-100 (enamptcumab), a humanized monoclonal antibody therapy for the chronic indications of pulmonary arterial hypertension (PAH) and inflammatory bowel disease (IBD).
Synthetic cells (SCs) armed with recombinant growth factors could contribute to tissue regeneration and healing by promoting angiogenesis. This technology opens the door to its application in other therapies such as transplants that require the remodeling or formation of new blood vessels. In addition, they mark the way to produce intracorporeal biological drugs or the inhibition of the angiogenesis process itself when it comes to blocking the irrigation of a tumor.
Medshine Discovery Inc. has patented substituted pyridine-2,4-dione derivatives acting as cardiac myosin inhibitors. As such, they are reported to be useful for the treatment of hypertrophic cardiomyopathy and heart failure.
More than 70% of individuals with diabetes develop some form of heart disease. Nonischemic diabetic heart disease (NiDHD) is a chronic complication characterized by ventricular dilation and hypertrophy, diastolic dysfunction, and decreased or preserved systolic function, and eventually may result in heart failure.
Tenaya Therapeutics Inc. has received FDA clearance of its IND application to begin clinical testing of TN-301, a highly selective small-molecule inhibitor of histone deacetylase 6 (HDAC6) initially being developed for heart failure with preserved ejection fraction (HFpEF).
Investigators described preclinical data for AZD-5462 (Astrazeneca plc/Mitsubishi Tanabe Pharma Corp.), a novel oral agonist of the relaxin family peptide receptor 1 (RXFP1), being developed for the treatment of cardiorenal disease.
Doxorubicin is widely used as an anticancer agent, but it is associated with cardiotoxicity. Follistatin like 3 (FSTL3) is known to be involved in the regulation of cardiac hypertrophy and heart failure.