Thursday, November 29, 2012
The FDA has approved Cometriq (cabozantinib) to treat medullary thyroid cancer that has spread to other parts of the body.
Scientists at the University of Liverpool have developed a free iPhone application, ClickClinica, to help health authorities monitor cases of major infectious diseases in response to research that highlighted one in 10 meningitis patients were not reported to the Health Protection Agency (HPA).
Curis, a Lexington, Mass.-based drug development company focused on targeted small molecule drug candidates for cancer treatment, has licensed from San Francisco-based Genentech, a member of the Roche Group, exclusive worldwide rights for the development and commercialization of GDC-0917, a small molecule that is designed to promote cancer cell death by antagonizing inhibitor of apoptosis (IAP) proteins.
Roche, through its Translational and Clinical Research Center, and the Broad Institute, a biomedical and genomic research center based in Cambridge, Mass., have signed a multi-year collaboration designed to identify novel indications for promising development-stage compounds using the Broad Institute’s platforms of screening technologies.
The European Commission has granted marketing authorization to Almirall’s Constella (linaclotide 290mcg) for the symptomatic treatment of moderate to severe Irritable Bowel Syndrome with Constipation (IBS-C) in adults . This approval follows the positive recommendation received from the European Committee for Medicinal Products for Human Use (CHMP) in September.
IntelliCell BioSciences, a regenerative medicine company developing novel technologies that address the regenerative, curative and preventative conditions of disease states with high unmet clinical needs, has entered a sponsored research agreement with the New Jersey Center for Biomaterials at Rutgers, the state university of New Jersey.