New three-year safety and efficacy data on Takeda Pharmaceutical Co. Ltd.'s dengue vaccine candidate, TAK-003, showed it to be 62% more effective than placebo in preventing virologically confirmed infections with the virus and 83.6% more effective than placebo in preventing hospitalizations caused by the mosquito-borne viral disease and due to any of the four dengue virus serotypes in patients ages 4 to 16.
The European Commission's (EC) Medical Device Coordination Group (MDCG) has provided a set of templates to fulfill European Medical Device Regulation (MDR) requirements on submitting clinical investigation application and notification documents in the absence of the European database on medical devices (EUDAMED).
With $41 billion in sales, the medical technology market in Germany leads Europe, followed by France and Italy, which each manage only half the sales of Germany each month. The U.K., in fourth place, barely sees one-fifth of Germany's revenues, according to a report from BVMed, the German association of medical device manufacturers. German firms also reported a 4.9% reduction in business in 2020 due principally to the COVID-19 pandemic.
Regulatory snapshots, including global submissions and approvals, clinical trial approvals and other regulatory decisions and designations: Advanced Biological Laboratories, Amg International, Choicespine, Guard Medical, Ihealthscreen, Jenavalve, Quidel, Unity HA, Uroviu.
The Institute for Clinical and Economic Review (ICER) will turn its magnifying glass on insurance companies as it evaluates how 15 of the largest U.S. payers cover 28 cost-effective prescription drugs.
Two weeks after Pfizer Inc.-Biontech SE’s mRNA-based COVID-19 vaccine received emergency use authorization (EUA) for adolescents ages 12 to 15, the first in that age group, Moderna Inc.’s mRNA vaccine has hit the primary immunogenicity endpoint in its phase II/III study of participants ages 12 through 17.
Provention Bio Inc.’s diabetes candidate, teplizumab, is heading into a May 27 advisory committee meeting with a skinnier label than originally planned, which could signal a smoother path to approval. The positive briefing document the FDA put out Tuesday also suggested an approval path for what could be the first disease-modifying treatment available for type 1 diabetes (T1D).
Regulatory snapshots, including global drug submissions and approvals, clinical trial approvals and other regulatory decisions and designations: Abbvie, Acer, Ascletis, Asklepios, Idorsia, Janssen, Optimus, Pharmather, Provention, Sandoz, Scholar Rock, TG, Therapeuticsmd, TLC.