October 2015

Amgen’s first-in-class oncolytic drug OK’d by FDA

Wednesday, October 28, 2015

The FDA has approved Amgen’s Biologics License Application for IMLYGIC (talimogene laherparepvec), a genetically modified oncolytic viral therapy indicated for the local treatment of unresectable cutaneous, subcutaneous and nodal lesions in patients with melanoma recurrent after initial surgery. [Read More]

Mast Therapeutics initiates phase II vepoloxamer study

Monday, October 26, 2015

San Diego-based Mast Therapeutics, a clinical-stage biopharmaceutical company leveraging its molecular adhesion and sealant technology (MAST) platform to develop novel therapies for sickle cell disease, heart failure, and stroke, has initiated its phase II study of vepoloxamer for the treatment of patients with chronic heart failure. [Read More]