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Phase 1 Study Initiated with Micromet Anti-GM-CS Human Antibody MT203

BETHESDA, Md., June 18 /PRNewswire-FirstCall/ -- Micromet, Inc. (Nasdaq: MITI ), a biopharmaceutical company developing novel, proprietary antibodies for the treatment of cancer, inflammation and autoimmune diseases, today announced the initiation of the first clinical trial for the anti-granulo...

Phase 3 Trial Initiated to Evaluate Combination Therapy of Nexavar(R) and Tarceva(R) in Patients with Liver Cancer

WAYNE, N.J., EMERYVILLE, Calif. and MELVILLE, N.Y., May 28 /PRNewswire-FirstCall/ -- Bayer HealthCare LLC., Onyx Pharmaceuticals, Inc. (Nasdaq: ONXX ), OSI Pharmaceuticals, Inc. (Nasdaq: OSIP ) and Roche today announced the initiation of a Phase 3 trial examining Nexavar(R) (sorafenib) tablets...

Dallas Surgeon Among 1,189 Initiated Into American College of Surgeons

Dr. Michael A. Bogdan was among 1,189 Initiates from around the world who became Fellows of the American College of Surgeons (ACS) during convocation ceremonies at the College's 94th annual Clinical Congress in San Francisco. Chicago (PRWEB) February 3, 2009 -- Dr. Mic...

AVMA Calls for Increased Veterinary Oversight in Meat Production; Cites USDA Audit Report Initiated After Hallmark/Westland Recall

WASHINGTON, Dec. 12 /PRNewswire/ -- The American Veterinary Medical Association (AVMA) today cited the release of a U.S. Department of Agriculture (USDA) Office of the Inspector General (OIG) report on pre-slaughter activities in U.S. meat plants as additional confirmation that the shortage of foo...

ETHEX Corporation Initiated Nationwide Voluntary Recalls of Specific Lots of Five Generic Products Due to the Potential for Oversized Tablets

Propafenone HCl Tablets - 150 mg, 225 mg, and 300 mg Isosorbide Mononitrate Extended Release Tablets - 30 mg and 60 mg Morphine Sulfate Extended Release Tablets - 15 mg Morphine Sulfate Immediate Release Tablets - 15 mg and 30 mg Dextroamphetamine Sulfate...

Listing Review initiated by the Toronto Stock Exchange

TORONTO, Nov. 3 /PRNewswire-FirstCall/ - Predictive medicine company PreMD Inc. (TSX: PMD; PREMF.pk) today announced it has been notified by the Toronto Stock Exchange ("TSX") that it is reviewing the eligibility of the Company's common shares for continued listing on the TSX. The Company is...

Trial Of DMD Gene Therapy Initiated At Ohio

Jerry Mendell a neurologist, co-director of the Muscular Dystrophy Association (MDA) clinic at Columbus Children’s Hospital; professor of pediatrics, neurology and pathology at Ohio State University College of Medicine;// and head of the Neuromuscular Research Program and Gene Therapy Center at Col...

Large Scale Multiple Sclerosis Vaccine Trial to Be Initiated By PharmaFrontiers

It might not be long before a vaccine for multiple sclerosis is made available. Following the promising results of a multiple sclerosis vaccine trial// in a small group of patients, PharmaFrontiers, a leading pharmaceutical company is all set to test it’s vaccine on a large scale. Multiple sc...

HIV/AIDS Vaccine Trial To Be Initiated Soon

It has been proposed to initiate a HIV/AIDS trial in Kericho, as a collaborative work between Kenya Medical Research Institute (KEMRI) and Walter Reed Foundation// within the next two months. A large number of immigrants who arrive at Kericho to work in the tea estates provide adequate divers...

Exclusive Team initiated To Check Bird Flu Pandemic: Jakarta

Jakarta: The Bird Flu outbreak is threatening to cause a major upheaval to the Nation’s health, making it very crucial to contain the spread, according to the Coordinating Minister// for People’s Welfare, Aburizal Bakrie. The Nation’s Economic Minister, equally concerned, has expressed fears on the...

Massive Production Of Bird Flu Vaccine To Be Initiated In China

It has been proposed to initiate mass-production of a live bird flu vaccine for dual protection against bird flu and Newcastle disease before the start of next year // in China. This move is further anticipated to lead to the development of a vaccine for humans. More than 1-billion units of...

Clinical Trials Of New Anti-Cancer Drug To Be Initiated In New Zealand

A novel anti-cancer drug claimed to attack the human cancer cells in a unique way will be distributed to patients for the first time in New Zealand. The clinical trial would be held at New Zealand's Waikato Hospital, according // to health reports released on Wednesday. Auckland University cance...

Stem Cell Treatment For Children With Brain Injury To Be Initiated

It has been proposed to initiate a novel clinical trial to assess the clinical benefits and safety of stem cell based therapy for treatment of traumatic brain injury in children at the University of Texas. // The U.S. Food and Drug Administration (FDA) and the university’s Committee for the Protect...

A smoke free place to be initiated

Passive smokers have always been at a loss when it comes to health issues. In California, travel is now the major source of environmental tobacco smoke for residents. Environmental tobacco smoke// (ETS, or passive smoking)is linked to a wide range of adverse health effects - from exacerbation of as...

GeoVax Labs, Inc. Announces Six Month 2009 Financial Results and Provides Operational Update

.... McNally continued, "We recognize the lengthy process to shepherd a preventative vaccine through clinical trials and FDA approval. We therefore have initiated a secondary clinical pathway to develop our HIV/AIDS vaccine candidate as a therapeutic vaccine. The approval path for this project has a much shorte...

Delays in UK child brain tumor diagnosis

...Children's Brain Tumour Research Centre at The University of Nottingham was initiated as a result of expression of public and professional concern that the needs...al practice in paediatric oncology and health service strategy. The centre, initiated by public donations of 1.8m raised between 1997 and 2007, has provide a cli...

Micromet, Inc. Reports Second Quarter 2009 Financial Results

...l as having met its primary endpoint before its completion. On June 18, Micromet announced that a phase 1 clinical trial had been initiated with its anti-GM-CSF human antibody MT203 by its collaboration partner Nycomed. On June 29 Micromet announced that it had been a...

Ten Professional Societies Join Forces to Develop Obesity Medicine Certification Examination

...have united to jointly develop an Obesity Medicine Physician Certification (OMPC) Examination. The 18-month process of establishing an examination was initiated by The Obesity Society in 2008 with an expected completion in March 2010. According to Dr. Robert Kushner, Chair of the OMPC Inter-Societal Steering C...

PEAK Surgical Introduces PEAK PlasmaBlade(TM) TnA

...used by U.S. surgeons on more than 2,000 patients, including general, gynecologic, and plastic and reconstructive surgeries. PEAK Surgical has initiated a series of clinical studies, called the PRECISE Studies (Pulsed Plasma Radiofrequency Energy to ReduCe Thermal Injury and Improve Surgical HEaling), ...

Landauer, Inc. Reports Fiscal 2009 Third Quarter Results

...($1.5 million after-tax) of non-recurring pension curtailment and transition costs during the second fiscal quarter of 2009. In addition, the Company initiated a management reorganization plan to strengthen selected roles in the organization. As a result, the Company recognized $489,000 ($322,000 after-tax) ...

Lexicon Initiates Phase 2 Clinical Trial of LX2931 in Patients With Rheumatoid Arthritis

...aq: LXRX ), a biopharmaceutical company focused on discovering and developing breakthrough treatments for human disease, announced today that it has initiated a Phase 2 clinical trial of LX2931 in patients with rheumatoid arthritis . LX2931 is an orally-delivered, small molecule drug candidate that h...

Arena Pharmaceuticals Announces Second Quarter 2009 Financial Results and Recent Developments

...g the safety, tolerability, pharmacokinetics and pharmacodynamics of a single ascending dose of APD597 in healthy volunteers. Ortho-McNeil-Janssen has initiated another clinical trial evaluating multiple ascending doses of APD597. Completed a public offering of 12.5 million shares of common stock, result...

Vitamin D Deficiency Linked to Heart Risk Factors in Kids

...cidental, the lead authors of the reports said. Both used U.S. data from the 2001-2004 National Health and Nutrition Examination Survey, and both were initiated because of a lack of information about the possible effects of low vitamin D levels on cardiovascular risk in young people. While studies have link...

Advanced targeted therapies effective as first-line treatment for lung cancer

...vanced non-small cell lung cancer (NSCLC) whose disease has progressed after chemotherapy, aimed at extending survival. The phase III SATURN study was initiated to evaluate the efficacy and safety of erlotinib as a first-line maintenance therapy following chemotherapy for patients whose cancer had not progress...

BioMarin Announces Second Quarter 2009 Financial Results

...he quarter, we reported encouraging results from the Phase I PEG-PAL study, initiated the Phase I/II study for GALNS for MPS IVA and recently completed enrollmen...G-PAL trial are expected in mid-2010. GALNS for MPS IVA: BioMarin initiated the Phase I/II trial in mid-April 2009 and completed enrollment in mid-July...

Caraco Pharmaceutical Laboratories, Ltd. Reports Results for the First Quarter of Fiscal Year 2010

... As noted, the cessation of manufacturing operations will adversely affect the overall profitability of the Company in the near term. The Company has initiated a reduction in various expenses in an effort to bring its expenses in line with its current levels of sales, including the indefinite reduction in its...

Hoag Hospital Certified as Baby-Friendly Facility

...ns. Data from the Centers for Disease Control Pregnancy Risk Assessment Monitoring System (PRAMS) shows that 66 percent of the mothers sampled initiated breastfeeding, yet only 18 percent exclusively breastfeed for more than eight weeks. Hoag's breastfeeding programs are designed to provide the ongoing...

Ongoing Study Shows That Endovascular Therapy is Associated With High Cure Rate for Childhood Eye Cancer

...espite this wide array of treatment options, however, a late diagnosis often requires the removal of the eye. According to Gobin, the study was initiated in 2006 to determine if chemotherapy delivered through endovascular methods (through a catheter inserted in the groin and threaded up through the vess...

MULTAQ(R) (dronedarone) for Atrial Fibrillation or Atrial Flutter Now Available in the United States

...ULTAQ is to be given twice daily as a 400 mg tablet and should be taken as one tablet with the morning and evening meals. Treatment with MULTAQ can be initiated in an outpatient setting. Most common adverse reactions are diarrhea, nausea, vomiting, abdominal pain, asthenia (weakness) and cutaneous rash. ...

QLT Announces Second Quarter Results for 2009

...ding of $11.8 million was down 9.5% from the second quarter of last year as operating savings realized from the restructuring and streamlining efforts initiated in 2008 more than offset higher spending related to our punctal plug program. Also of note, in the second quarter, Cost of Sales expense of $16.6 mill...

Leading health organizations launch new accreditation process for laboratories across Africa

...try Support Team, Central Africa, said the outcome is the result of efforts initiated by WHO-AFRO and HHS/CDC eight years ago, leading to meetings with partners ...Following these meetings, WHO-AFRO, in collaboration with its partners, has initiated the first phase of laboratory accreditation but also has started the implem...

U.S. Expects 160 Million Doses of Swine Flu Vaccine by October

...a; Group Health Cooperative, Seattle; and Vanderbilt University in Nashville, officials said. In Australia, Adelaide-based drug manufacturer Vaxine initiated trials Monday with 300 participants, while Melbourne's CSL has 240 people in its seven-month study. Australia had 14,703 confirmed cases of swine flu ...

Glenmark Brings to the Notice of the Authorities Irregularities of the Clinical Investigator at its Jamnagar Site in Gujarat

...linical investigator for this mentioned site. After Dr. Bhattacharya provided all necessary approvals and completed documentation, the site was initiated at the end of 2008. During monitoring activities immediately after initiation of the site, Omnicare suspected fraudulent activity. Without delay, Glen...

Human Genome Sciences Announces Second-Quarter 2009 Financial Results and Key Developments

...and monthly dosing. Reducing blood sugar is a key part of managing type 2 diabetes, a disease that affects over 250 million people worldwide. GSK has initiated a Phase 3 development program for Syncria, involving multiple clinical trials, to evaluate its efficacy, safety and tolerability in the long-term trea...

U.S. Swine Flu Vaccine Trials Set to Begin

...a, Group Health Cooperative, Seattle; and Vanderbilt University in Nashville, officials said. In Australia, Adelaide-based drug manufacturer Vaxine initiated trials Monday with 300 participants, while Melbourne's CSL has 240 people in its seven-month study. Australia had 14,703 confirmed cases of swine flu ...

World's 1st Swine Flu Vaccine Trials Start in Australia

...trials, with the hope of producing an effective shot against the virus that has so far killed more than 700 people worldwide. Adelaide-based Vaxine initiated trials Monday with 300 participants, while Melbourne's CSL has 240 people in its seven-month study. Australia had 14,703 confirmed cases of swine flu ...

Transforming Care Together Initiative at Charleston Area Medical Center Increases Time Spent on Patient Care at the Bedside

...ter overall patient care, reduced costs and decreased hospital-created illness. The process improvement program, Transforming Care Together, initiated in September in conjunction with RWD(R) Healthcare, has increased patient care time at CAMC's Trauma Unit. With nurses spending more time caring for p...

Amylin Pharmaceuticals Reports Second Quarter Financial Results

...able patients to mix and administer the medicine from a pre-filled pen device, instead of the syringe and vial currently used in clinical trials initiated a phase 1/2 clinical study to examine a new exenatide once weekly suspension formulation that eliminates the need to reconstitute the product prior to...

Clinical Research Safety and Ethical Standards in Developing World Up to U.S. Levels, Report Says

...s), is urging several steps to ensure that a robust global research infrastructure continues to facilitate accelerated drug development. ACRO initiated the report because of the dramatic increase in clinical trials conducted in emerging markets over the past decade and the concern expressed by some re...

Review of STAAR's Application for the Visian(R) Toric Implantable Collamer(R) Lens by FDA to Resume

... of the integrity hold in a letter dated August 3, 2007. Pursuant to the terms of the integrity hold, between September 2007 and May 2009 the Company initiated and completed the following actions required by the FDA. The Company retained Promedica International (PMI) to perform a comprehensive systems audit...
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