Medtronic plc received the greenlight from the U.S. FDA for its latest deep brain stimulation system, the Percept RC. The rechargeable neurostimulator includes the company’s sensing technology which captures data from brain signals and allows for more personalized therapy.
Boston-based Praxis Precision Medicines Inc.’s shares rose nearly 25% on Jan. 8 after it announced a pipeline update and licensing deal for its tremor drug, ulixacaltamide (PRAX-944), with Shanghai’s Tenacia Biotechnology Co. Ltd.
Iama Therapeutics Srl has obtained clinical trial application (CTA) clearance from the Italian Medicines Agency (AIFA) to initiate a first-in-human phase I study of IAMA-6, an orally administered small-molecule therapeutic targeting NKCC1 for the treatment of autism and epilepsy.
Cypralis Ltd. has divulged macrocyclic compounds acting as peptidyl-prolyl cis-trans isomerase A (PPIA; cyclophilin A; CYPA) and/or cyclophilin D inhibitors reported to be useful for the treatment of multiple sclerosis and epilepsy.
Researchers from Autifony Therapeutics Ltd. presented preclinical data for the novel potent Kv3 channel positive modulator, AUT-00201, which is currently being evaluated in early clinical studies for the treatment of patients with progressive myoclonus epilepsy type 7 (EPM7).
Serotonin 5-HT2 receptor agonists have shown efficacy in treating seizure disorders, such as epilepsy. At the American Epilepsy Society meeting this week, Longboard Pharmaceuticals Inc. presented data on their 5-HT2C receptor superagonist LP-352 for the treatment of epilepsy.
Temporal lobe epilepsy (TLE) is the most common form of focal epilepsy characterized by recurrent seizures originating in the hippocampus and with sprouting of mossy fiber axons that contribute to new recurrent synaptic excitability in the dentate gyrus (DG).