2017

NIH respiratory syncytial virus vaccine enters clinical testing

Friday, February 24, 2017

A phase I clinical trial to test the safety and tolerability of an investigational vaccine against respiratory syncytial virus (RSV) has begun at the NIH Clinical Center in Bethesda, Maryland. The trial will also assess the vaccine’s ability to prompt an immune response in healthy adult participants. The investigational vaccine was developed by scientists at the National Institute of Allergy and Infectious Diseases (NIAID), part of NIH.

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Northwell Health, GE Ventures partner on bioelectronic medicine

Thursday, February 23, 2017

Northwell Health‘s Feinstein Institute for Medical Research has announced a strategic alliance with GE Ventures to support the Feinstein’s Center for Bioelectronic Medicine (CBEM). With this investment, the Feinstein Institute will continue its work in discovering, developing and commercializing new diagnostic and therapeutic solutions in bioelectronic medicine for a wide range of acute and chronic diseases and injuries, including neurodegenerative diseases, cancer, diabetes and hypertension.      

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INC Research adds investigator payment offering

Thursday, February 23, 2017

INC Research, a global phase I to IV CRO, has announced expansion of its Functional Service Provider (FSP) service offering to include investigator payment processing, leveraging the company’s extensive expertise and delivery of customized solutions in this area as well as insights gained from its industry-recognized site relationships. The addition of investigator payment processing to the company’s FSP offering builds on its nearly 20 years of experience in meeting the needs of biopharmaceutical customers worldwide for standalone outsourced services under an FSP model, including Data Management, Medical Writing, Safety and Pharmacovigilance, and Site Contracts.

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Genedata expands in the U.K.

Wednesday, February 22, 2017

Genedata, a provider of advanced software solutions for biopharmaceutical and biotech research and development (R&D), announced the establishment of Genedata Limited as a new subsidiary in the U.K. The company is headed by Managing Director Kevin Teburi, a recognized expert in life science informatics. Creating the U.K. subsidiary reinforces Genedata’s commitment to collaborate closely with its rapidly growing client base in the U.K., one of the most exciting biotech hubs in the world, in particular in the high-potential field of precision medicine. 

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FDA accepts Ocular’s NDA resubmission for DEXTENZA

Wednesday, February 22, 2017

Ocular Therapeutix, a biopharmaceutical company focused on the development and commercialization of innovative therapies for diseases and conditions of the eye, has announced that the company’s New Drug Application (NDA) resubmission for DEXTENZA (dexamethasone insert) 0.4mg for intracanalicular use, for the treatment of ocular pain occurring after ophthalmic surgery has been accepted as a filing for review by the FDA. DEXTENZA is a product candidate administered by a physician as a bioresorbable intracanalicular insert and designed for drug release to the ocular surface for up to 30 days.

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