17 May 2017
John Carroll / Endpoints News
Briggs Morrison has good reason today to be glad he left the Big Pharma R&D world behind at AstraZeneca and switched to biotech. The CEO of Waltham, MA-based Syndax reported that the company’s lead drug in combination with Merck’s Keytruda cleared its first big hurdle in Phase II and will now transition into the second phase of the study.
Amirah Al Idrus / FierceBiotech
Epic Sciences raised $40 million in a Series D round, which it will use to ramp up clinical studies of its liquid biopsy tests that identify cancer patients who will benefit from specific treatments.
Juliet Preston / MedCityNews
Epic Sciences has to be one of the coolest kids on the biopharma block, with a new $40 million Series D financing round, a whopping 42 industry partnerships and over 200 clinical trials in the works, all built around its novel liquid biopsy platform. For a team of just 70, the San Diego, California startup is doing pretty well.
Bruce V. Bigelow / Xconomy
When San Diego’s Epic Sciences raised $30 million almost three years ago, CEO Murali Prahalad told me he saw a big opportunity to use the company’s technology as a diagnostic test to assess how well a cancer patient is responding to specific anti-cancer drug regimens.
John A. Hovanesian, MD, FACS / Healio
Recently, ReVision Optics announced the implantation of the 1,000th Raindrop corneal inlay in the United States since its approval last August. The AcuFocus Kamra corneal inlay, which was approved earlier, has now reached nearly 4,000 U.S. implants, according to a source at the company.
Lauran Neergaad, AP Medical Writer / Associated Press
Squinting while texting? Always losing your reading glasses? An eye implant that takes about 10 minutes to put in place is the newest in a list of surgical repairs for the blurry close-up vision that is a bane of middle age. But who's really a good candidate to toss their specs?
Dani Bancroft / InPharma Technologist.com
Atlas Genetics has said it will expand manufacturing capacity for cartridgebased STI tests at a UK facility owned by drug delivery technology firm Bespak Europe ltd.
Ned Pagliarulo / BioPharmaDive
As immuno-oncology dazzles and pharma companies race to develop new cancer medicines, a similar boom is underway to speed up and improve the detection of cancers.
The pharmaceutical industry worldwide witnesses a dramatic regional shift to the pharmerging market, owing to the opportunities available. Considering the on-going trend of shift in global medicine dosage consumption to developing countries, about 55-60% of the global consumption should come from pharmerging markets by 2021. This will eventually lead to an incremental growth of around 25% from 2016 level.
Arsalan Arif / Endpoints News
A little more than six months since its stock price was crushed by a failed late-stage program for its leading — and only — drug, tiny biotech microcap Marinus $MRNS saw its shares shoot up this morning after it offered a positive Phase II snapshot on a handful of patients who suffer from a rare genetic ailment.
NovaMedica, a Russian pharmaceutical company (RUSNANO portfolio company), started operation of the Technology Center designed for the development and pilot production of innovative drug products. It comprises a complex of R&D laboratories and production areas with technological capabilities which are unique for the Russian pharmaceutical industry and one of the best in Europe. Crucial tasks of the Technology Center are to develop the advanced oral medical products of different pharmacotherapeutic groups, including those to treat cardiovascular and gastroenterological diseases, central nervous system diseases, and to create painkillers drugs of the new generation.
26 May 2017
26 May 2017