Archives 2019

Boston University researchers create new protocol to improve gene therapy tool production

Method is more efficient and economical compared with other procedures A method to create a faster and lower cost alternative for a gene therapy tool has been developed by Boston University School of Medicine (BUSM) researchers. Gene therapy is a clinical technique that introduce genes to treat disease. One approach is to use adeno-associated virus

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Multiple myeloma treatment granted FDA Orphan Drug Designation

Orphan Drug Designation has been given to bispecific antibody candidate, GBR 1342, for the treatment of multiple myeloma. The US Food and Drug Administration (FDA) has granted Orphan Drug Designation (ODD) to Glenmark Pharmaceuticals’ bispecific antibody candidate GBR 1342 for the treatment of patients with multiple myeloma who have received prior therapies. “Patients who are struggling with diseases like

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FDA Grants Breakthrough Therapy Designation for Genentech’s Gazyva (Obinutuzumab) in Lupus Nephritis

The designation is based on the results of the Phase II NOBILITY study that showed Gazyva, in combination with standard of care, helped more people achieve a complete renal response than standard of care alone Genentech today announced that the U.S. Food and Drug Administration (FDA) has granted Breakthrough Therapy Designation (BTD) to Gazyva® (obinutuzumab) for

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SanBio Granted Regenerative Medicine Advanced Therapy Designation from the U.S. FDA for SB623 for the Treatment of Chronic Neurological Motor Deficits Secondary to Traumatic Brain Injury

The SanBio Group, a scientific leader in regenerative medicine for neurological disorders, today announced that the U.S. Food and Drug Administration (FDA) has granted Regenerative Medicine Advanced Therapy (RMAT) Designation for SB623 cell therapy for the treatment of chronic neurological motor deficits secondary to traumatic brain injury (TBI). The designation is based on clinical results

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Research Continues to Drive Advances Against Cancer following AACR Cancer Progress Report 2019

AACR Cancer Progress Report 2019 details 27 new cancer treatments, a record high number of U.S. cancer survivors, and the benefit of increasing federal investments in medical research through the National Institutes of Health and the National Cancer Institute The American Association for Cancer Research (AACR) today released its annual Cancer Progress Report highlighting how research largely

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Myelofibrosis in 2019: moving beyond JAK2 inhibition

The authors outline the latest discoveries in the biology of myelofibrosis (MF), discuss current clinical management of patients with MF, and summarize the ongoing clinical trials that hope to change the landscape of MF treatment. Myelofibrosis (MF) is a myeloproliferative neoplasm characterized by ineffective clonal hematopoiesis, splenomegaly, bone marrow fibrosis, and the propensity for transformation

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