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A new century of Alzheimer's disease research
...ls and in the brains of mice. As it happened, the biotech
firm Myriad Genetics was testing r-flurbiprofen to treat prostate cancer, because the agent had shown it could reduce the size of tumors in mice studies. Armed with additional data that r-flurbiprofen decreased AB levels in an Alzheimer’s mouse model...
New Cancer Fighting Virus
...ical Research & Development, from the Munich-based biotech
company MediGene. The study is conducted in seven leading US-cancer centers, with Dr. Tony Reid from the University of California in San Diego, CA as Principal Investigator. Dr. Mescheder presented preliminary safety and efficacy results and a case...
First Brain Cancer Vaccine Approved in Switzerland
Northwest Biotherapeutics, a US-based biotech
company, said Monday it had won approval for commercial use of the world's first vaccine against brain cancer in Switzerland . The company, which is listed in London, intends to begin making DCVax-Brain available to patients before the end of Septe...
Switzerland Approves Brain Cancer Vaccine
...t in picturesque Switzerland . The Bothell-based biotech
company Northwest Biotherapeutics Inc. has released the worlds first vaccine that works by empowering the immune system to fight off brain cancer. While the company works to gain access to American and European markets, the vaccine will of now be ...
Manufacturer to Pay $20 Million for Improperly Promoting a Sleep Disorder Drug
... has not been determined. Several other Bay Area biotech
companies have also come under federal scrutiny recently for their drug marketing practices. In October, InterMune of Brisbane agreed to pay $36.9 million to settle federal charges it engaged in off-label marketing of Actimmune. Although the FDA...
Human Trial for Universal Influenza Vaccine Underway
...r the first time on humans by the British-American biotech
company Acambis . This vaccine is intended to provide protection against all A strains of the virus that causes human influenza, including pandemic strains. In the 1990s, VIB researchers connected to Ghent University, under the direction of Pro...
Rice Containing Breast Milk Proteins to Be Grown in Kansas
...ins will be grown on a large-scale. Developed by biotech
company Ventria Bioscience in Sacramento, California, the rice strains produce lysozyme, lactoferrin, and human serum albumin in their seeds, which are commonly found in breast milk. According to the company, lysozyme and lactoferrin are proteins w...
Experts to Develop New Weapons Against Food Poisoning
...ottingham experts have joined forces with Canadian biotech
company GangaGen Life Sciences Inc to develop new weapons in the fight against food poisoning . They are engaging in a major research project to develop methods for the control of Campylobacter the commonest cause of infectious bacterial intestina...
Genes That Produce 'skimmed Milk' in Cows Identified
...lly produce. The rogue cows were discovered when biotech
company ViaLactia screened the range of milk compositions across the entire herd of 4m New Zealand cattle. New Zealand dairy firm Fonterra has already made milk products from Marges milk and they maintain the positive taste....
World’s First Attempt To Restore Sight Using Gene Therap
...rs are working alongside Seattle, Washington-based biotech
firm Targeted Genetics Corp., which made the vector being used in the Phase I/II trial. This move into human testing follows 15 years of laboratory and animal experimentation, including tests on dogs with LCA, whose vision was restored to the exten...
Scientists Find Clue for the Prevalence of Bladder Cancer More in Men
...at acne in a clinical trial run by AndroScience, a biotech
company founded by Chang, Charles C-Y Shih, and Por-Hsiung Lai in 2000. The University owns a stake in the company, which has licensed several of Chang's research findings. Source-Eurekalert SM...
Biocon Net Profit Up by 15 Percent for Fiscal Year
...tation as a preferred partner to global pharma and biotech
companies," she added. The company's subsidiary Syngene, during this period, entered into a partnership with Bristol Myers Squibb one of the world's leading pharmaceutical firms, to provide research and development (R&D) services for development o...
Moratorium Proposed on Advertisements of Newly Approved Drugs
...ude creation of a path for FDA approval of generic biotech
medicines, but Kennedy expected that would be adde...ude creation of a path for FDA approval of generic biotech
medicines, but Kennedy expected that would be added later. The Senate committee also voted 11-9 to...
UCSF Brain Tumor Vaccine Trial Shows Promising Results
...d tissue was sent to Antigenics, the Massachusetts biotech
company that produces the vaccine from the patient’s tumor tissue. Altogether, Canagelo has now received seven injections of vaccine. “My most recent MRI showed that there is no tumor,” Canagelo said. “I haven’t had any side effects from the treatm...
India's Pharmaceutical Industry to Be Global Player: Study
...itis B vaccine cut prices to one-thirtieth. "The biotech
industry is globalising rapidly," Singer said, add...lished ahead of a conference in Toronto May 2-4 of biotech
firms from the US, Canada, India, China, Brazil and Africa. Source-IANS/V...
New Hepatitis C Drug Shows Promise
... Telaprevir is a joint development between global biotech
company Vertex Pharmaceuticals Inc and Tibotec Pharmaceuticals Ltd, of Cork, Ireland. Full results will not be available until the second half of this year, Vertex said. Two larger mid-stage clinical trials are under way as the company works to de...
India’s Biotech Companies- Jumbos Waiting to Gro
...enters. Says Singer: "At the moment we think of biotech
in India as the baby elephant where information te...t. But that baby elephant is going to grow. "Any biotech
or biopharma player in the industrialized world that doesn't pay careful attention to the innovation...
Law Emerging in US for Generic Versions of Biotech Medicine
...s most potent and popular medicines fall into this biotech
basket, and existing federal laws prevent them fro...inistration (FDA) to approve of generic version of biotech
drugs without trials. Biotech medicines are the fastest-growing category of health spending, with...
Intercell to Begin Phase II JE Vaccine Trials in India
major, Intercell and its partner Hyderabad-based Biological E. Ltd. announced that they have obtained regulatory clearance to start// a pediatric phase II clinical trial for Intercell’s novel Japanese Encephalitis vaccine in India. The randomized a...
FDA Cites Challenges of Generic Biotech
...is available to safely approve generic versions of biotech
drugs // in the way the agency approves knockoffs ...would task FDA with approving knockoff versions of biotech
medicines, many of which cost tens of thousands of dollars for a year's supply. Waxman, who chairs...
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