Immuno-oncology company Imugene Ltd. reported median overall survival for patients receiving HER-Vaxx plus chemotherapy was 13.9 months compared to 8.3 months in patients treated with chemotherapy alone in its phase II study in HER2/neu overexpressing advanced gastric cancer.
The FDA has rejected Artrya Ltd.’s 510(k) application for its Salix coronary anatomy (SCA) software that analyzes heart computed tomography scans via artificial intelligence (AI) to better diagnose coronary artery disease. “The FDA has advised that the Artrya Salix product is not equivalent to the predicate device,” Artrya CEO John Barrington told BioWorld.
From 20 years of research on metabolic change as a result of salt intake, Karen Duggan discovered in 2003 that a naturally occurring molecule in the human body, native vasoactive intestinal peptide (VIP), was capable of reversing fibrosis caused by hypertension and other chronic diseases such as diabetes. From that discovery, Vectus Biosystems Ltd. was founded, and the company has developed a new class of mimetic drug candidates and a drug library based on VIP.
Regenerative medicine company Orthocell Ltd. reported final data from its nerve reconstruction study that showed patients continued to improve between 12- and 24-months post-treatment with regenerative nerve repair device Remplir.
Australia’s Therapeutic Goods Administration (TGA) has made a range of changes to its medical device regulations in recent years that have largely been driven by the need to keep pace with changing technologies, TGA head John Skerritt said during the Ausmedtech 2022 annual conference in Melbourne, Australia.
Australia’s Therapeutic Goods Administration will begin conducting routine risk-based good clinical practices (GCP) inspections for clinical trials of drugs and biologics. The agency outlined in final guidance how it would prioritize inspections, what the process would look like and how it would report and follow up on inspections.