Navigation Links
Sigma-Tau Pharmaceuticals and Danisco BioActives Announce Partnership Agreement to Develop Drug Candidate for Prevention of Necrotizing Enterocolitis
Date:4/7/2009

GAITHERSBURG, Md., April 7 /PRNewswire/ -- Sigma-Tau Pharmaceuticals, Inc. and Danisco BioActives announced today that they have signed a partnering agreement for the development of a new biologic drug candidate, which may help to prevent a deadly disease called necrotizing enterocolitis (NEC).

NEC is a rare, life-threatening gastrointestinal disorder in infants that affects very low birth weight (VLBW) premature infants (babies less than 1,500 grams or 3 pounds, five ounces). There are approximately 60,000 VLBW babies born each year in the United States, of which 5 percent to 15 percent will acquire NEC. Treatment options for this condition are extremely limited and mortality rates of 20 percent to 30 percent have gone unchanged in the United States for more than 30 years.

Under the terms of the agreement, Sigma-Tau and Danisco will collaborate to develop STP-206, a biologic agent comprised of live bacteria, which may be effective in preventing the occurrence of NEC. Sigma Tau will manage the clinical development of the product and, ultimately, will seek the approval of the Food and Drug Administration (FDA) and the European Medicines Agency (EMEA) to market the drug for the prevention of NEC. Human clinical trials are scheduled to start later this year.

"We have had a very longstanding and successful relationship with Danisco and we are very pleased to move forward with this agreement," said Gregg Lapointe, chief executive officer of Sigma-Tau Pharmaceuticals. "Together, we hope to provide a new and innovative option to prevent this deadly disease and ultimately save lives."

"Danisco is excited to collaborate with Sigma-Tau Pharmaceuticals in the development of an innovative live biotherapeutic solution to this complex and life-threatening disorder," said Scott Bush, dietary supplements vice president for Danisco BioActives.

About Necrotizing Ent
'/>"/>

SOURCE Sigma-Tau Pharmaceuticals
Copyright©2009 PR Newswire.
All rights reserved

Page: 1 2 3

Related medicine news :

1. Anesiva and Sigma-Tau Announce Exclusive Marketing and Distribution Agreement for Zingo(TM) in Six European Countries
2. DOR BioPharma Announces Potential $30 Million North American Partnership Agreement with Sigma-Tau Pharmaceuticals for orBec(R) in the Treatment of Graft-versus-Host Disease
3. Sigma-tau HealthScience Launches www.GlycoCarn.com
4. Arena Pharmaceuticals to Present at the NewsMakers in the Biotech Industry Conference
5. Schering-Plough/Merck Pharmaceuticals Announce FDA Filing Acceptance of New Drug Application for Loratadine/Montelukast Tablet
6. Provectus Pharmaceuticals, Inc. Begins Phase 2 Clinical Trial for Metastatic Melanoma
7. Idenix Pharmaceuticals to Present at Two Upcoming Investor Conferences
8. Vista Partners Updates Coverage on Tapestry Pharmaceuticals
9. Transcept Pharmaceuticals, Inc. to Present at UBS 2007 Global Life Sciences Conference
10. Crystal Research Associates, LLC Issues Executive Informational Overview(R) (EIO(R)) on Tapestry Pharmaceuticals, Inc.
11. Amylin Pharmaceuticals to Webcast Corporate Overview During 43rd Annual Meeting of the European Association for the Study of Diabetes
Post Your Comments:
*Name:
*Comment:
*Email:
(Date:11/28/2014)... Coral Gables, Florida (PRWEB) November 28, 2014 ... for Thanksgiving, Turbana and Sendik’s will present Feeding America ... partnered with Sendik’s Food Market to donate a portion ... Turbana participated in Sendik’s promotion, “7 Days, 7 Ways ... Wednesday throughout fall, Fyffes pineapples were two for $4 ...
(Date:11/28/2014)... Texas (PRWEB) November 28, 2014 Dr. Paul Vitenas, ... will hold a Glitter & Glow Holiday Event for those in ... treatments offered at his practice. Glitter & Glow will take place ... Dr. Vitenas’ new location in the heart of Houston at 4208 ... of holidays and hope that you will come and celebrate the ...
(Date:11/28/2014)... on seconds at Thanksgiving Day dinner this year? If you ... disease (GERD) -- a few steps may help minimize the ... specialist at Lenox Hill Hospital in New York City, offers ... Pace yourself. Rather than have one big ... It,s also a good idea to have a healthy snack ...
(Date:11/28/2014)... CA (PRWEB) November 28, 2014 ... online, reported during the hugely popular, 2014 MTV ... antismoking organization Truth launched ground-breaking celebrity centered television ... The MTV viewership figures were estimated by ... antismoking ads placed the spotlight on celebrities photographed ...
(Date:11/28/2014)... Miami, FL (PRWEB) November 28, 2014 Lice ... service areas of its in-home head lice service for ... location in the center of Coral Gables on Pone De-leon ... in Bay Harbor Islands that service Miami-Dade & Broward. ... physical salon in South Florida which has been treating families ...
Breaking Medicine News(10 mins):Health News:Turbana Partners With Sendik's Food Market to Donate $11,500 to Local Hunger-Relief Non-Profit 2Health News:Turbana Partners With Sendik's Food Market to Donate $11,500 to Local Hunger-Relief Non-Profit 3Health News:Cosmetic Surgeon Dr. Paul Vitenas to Host Glitter & Glow Holiday Event 2Health News:Cosmetic Surgeon Dr. Paul Vitenas to Host Glitter & Glow Holiday Event 3Health News:Don't Let Chronic Heartburn Spoil Your Thanksgiving Feast 2Health News:Freedom Laser Therapy Applauds American Legacy’s Creative Advertising Targeting Celebrity Smokers 2Health News:Freedom Laser Therapy Applauds American Legacy’s Creative Advertising Targeting Celebrity Smokers 3Health News:Freedom Laser Therapy Applauds American Legacy’s Creative Advertising Targeting Celebrity Smokers 4Health News:Freedom Laser Therapy Applauds American Legacy’s Creative Advertising Targeting Celebrity Smokers 5Health News:Lice Troopers Lice Removal Service Expands in Miami-Dade 2
... markets Aricept with Pfizer Inc. Aricept is already approved in ... but at present it was being tested in patients with ... Alzheimer's disease. ,But the shocking results show that ... clinical trial held at Japan's Eisai Co. ,There ...
... Dr Charles Reynolds at the University of Pittsburgh which was ... , The study’s main aim was to analyze the effect ... It is one of the longest studies ever in ... for longer periods, perhaps even for life, in patients who ...
... increasing number of addicts. Health authorities are warning of the ... with the consequences. ,Statistics show that about one ... Vincent's Hospital has recorded a five-fold increase in patients suffering ... in Australia. , The reason being that ice ...
... condition that affects millions of people. Scientists at the University ... leading to eczema and asthma. ,This gene produces ... outermost layers of the skin. It prevents bacteria and viruses ... to prevent the skin from drying. Reduction or absence of ...
... soon going to have more up market looking// medical stores ... supply free medicines to the patients., ,Apparently the ... ‘swanky medical stores’. These will be located at the entrance ... (BPL)’ card holders..., ,Mr Ashok said that these ...
... approval to formation of a Health Task Force for India.//, ... in the health sector in India which includes doctors, nurses ... commission on macroeconomics and health in its report,” a statement ... were also growing opportunities with India emerging as a major ...
Cached Medicine News:Health News:Drugs Are Effective In Treating Depression and Preventing Recurrence 2Health News:Gene That Causes Dry Skin, Identified 2
(Date:11/26/2014)... 2014  Perrigo Company plc ("Perrigo") (NYSE: ... Affordable Healthcare Products®," today announced the closing of Perrigo,s ... of 6,809,210 ordinary shares at a public offering price ... the option to purchase up to an additional 888,157 ... Capital Inc., as representatives of the several underwriters. ...
(Date:11/26/2014)... THE WOODLANDS, Texas , Nov. 26, 2014 ... LXRX ) today announced the completion of previously ... of $280.0 million.  After fees and estimated offering ... million from the transactions.  The transactions consisted of: ... shares of common stock, pursuant to a registration ...
(Date:11/26/2014)... CUMBERLAND, Md. , Nov. 26, 2014  Over ... half of those suffer from this pain daily. Chronic ... specialty of pain management is born to fulfill the ... treat all types of pain. On October ... to the Cumberland, Maryland community.  ...
Breaking Medicine Technology:Perrigo Company plc Announces The Closing Of Its Registered Public Offering Of Ordinary Shares 2Perrigo Company plc Announces The Closing Of Its Registered Public Offering Of Ordinary Shares 3Perrigo Company plc Announces The Closing Of Its Registered Public Offering Of Ordinary Shares 4Lexicon Announces Completion Of $280 Million In Financing Transactions 2Lexicon Announces Completion Of $280 Million In Financing Transactions 3New Pain Management Center Opens in Cumberland, Md. 2
... Craftsmanship have produced the finest ... Ocutek now makes them available ... the coveted Meisterbrief certificate, which ... qualified to become Ocutek instrument ...
... German Craftsmanship have produced the ... world. Ocutek now makes them ... of the coveted Meisterbrief certificate, ... are qualified to become Ocutek ...
Medtronic Ophthalmics offers a comprehensive selection of corneal trephine,blades and handles. Handcrafted, sharp, uniform blade edges promote a,symetrical and vertical cut of all corneal layers....
Medtronic Ophthalmics offers a comprehensive selection of corneal trephine,blades and handles. Handcrafted, sharp, uniform blade edges promote a,symetrical and vertical cut of all corneal layers....
Medicine Products: