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Dirucotide Does Not Meet Primary Endpoint in Phase III MAESTRO-01 Trial in Secondary Progressive Multiple Sclerosis

INDIANAPOLIS and EDMONTON, Alberta, July 27 /PRNewswire-FirstCall/ -- Eli Lilly and Company (NYSE: LLY ) and BioMS Medical Corp. (TSX: MS) today announced that dirucotide did not meet the primary endpoint of delaying disease progression, as measured by the Expanded Disability Status Scale (...

Clay Walker's Band Against MS Foundation Donates $150,000 To Support Multiple Sclerosis Research

NASHVILLE, Tenn., July 6 /PRNewswire/ -- A Pebble Beach golf tournament pays off big for researchers looking for a cure for multiple sclerosis. The researchers took home the top prize: a $150,000 contribution from multi-platinum recording artist Clay Walker and the non-profit Band Against MS (BA...

Afinitor(R) Phase II Data Show Positive Results for Patients With Multiple Types of Lymphoma, Leading to Phase III Trial

- Afinitor significantly reduced tumor size by 50% or more in one out of three patients with refractory or relapsed lymphoma - Phase III study underway to explore potential of Afinitor to prevent relapse in patients with the most common type of non-Hodgkin's lymphoma EAST HANOVER, N.J....

Proteolix Presents Positive Clinical Data for Carfilzomib in Multiple Myeloma at the 2009 ASCO Annual Meeting

Carfilzomib Achieves 26 Percent Clinical Benefit Response Rate in Phase 2 Trial of Relapsed and Refractory Multiple Myeloma Patients - Proteolix Expands Trial ORLANDO, Fla. and SOUTH SAN FRANCISCO, Calif., June 1 /PRNewswire/ -- Proteolix, Inc. today presented results from the company's most ...

Ascenta Therapeutics Announces Multiple Presentations on AT-101 at 2009 ASCO Annual Meeting

MALVERN, Pa., May 26 /PRNewswire/ -- Ascenta Therapeutics announced today that eleven presentations or publications on pre-clinical and clinical studies of AT-101, an oral, pan-Bcl-2 inhibitor, in several major tumor types will be made during the 2009 American Society of Clinical Oncology (ASCO) A...

Poniard Pharmaceuticals to Present New Data from Phase 2 Clinical Trials of Picoplatin in Multiple Tumor Types at the 45th Annual Meeting of the American Society of Clinical Oncology

- Progression-Free Survival Data to be Presented for Phase 2 Colorectal and Prostate Trials - - Company to Hold Investor Event on Sunday, May 31 with Oncology Experts - SOUTH SAN FRANCISCO, Calif., May 4 /PRNewswire-FirstCall/ -- Poniard Pharmaceuticals, Inc. (Nasdaq: PARD ) today ann...

Two-Year Phase III Data Presented at AAN 61st Annual Meeting Show Positive Outcome of Cladribine Tablets in Patients With Multiple Sclerosis

- Primary Endpoint met With a Significant Reduction in Relapse Rate - Secondary Endpoints met Including MRI Measures, Proportion of Patients Relapse-Free and Disability Progression - Submission for Registration of Cladribine Tablets Planned for mid-2009 SEATTLE and GENEVA, April 30 ...

New Body of Research Suggests Statin Use Benefits Multiple Areas of Urologic Health

LINTHICUM, Md., April 27 /PRNewswire-USNewswire/ -- Several new studies presented at the American Urological Association's (AUA) 104th Annual Scientific Meeting suggest that the use of statins--commonly prescribed to lower cholesterol--may benefit men with prostate cancer, erectile dysfunction or ...

Medarex Announces Preclinical Data from Multiple Research Programs Demonstrating Anti-Tumor Activity in Cancer

- Data Presented at the American Association for Cancer Research - PRINCETON, N.J., April 21 /PRNewswire-FirstCall/ -- Medarex, Inc. (Nasdaq: MEDX ) today announced preclinical efficacy and safety data from multiple programs, including antibodies to novel and potentially important cancer ta...

Studies Presented at AACR Annual Meeting Highlight Multiple Immunomodulatory Mechanisms of Peregrine's PS-Targeting Antibodies

- Preclinical Studies Highlight the Ability of PS-Targeting Antibodies to Reverse the Immune Suppressing Effects of Tumors by Changing the Tumor Microenvironment and Mobilizing Key Components of the Immune System - - Studies Confirm Peregrine's PS-Targeting Antibodies Stimulate Dendritic C...

Surveyed Neurologists Anticipate That Less Than 30 Percent of Their Use of Emerging Oral Agents in Multiple Sclerosis Will be in the First Line

Only 39 Percent of Newly Diagnosed Patients Receive a Drug Within One Year of Their First Diagnosis, According to a New Report from Decision Resources WALTHAM, Mass., April 15 /PRNewswire/ -- Decision Resources, one of the world's leading research and advisory firms focusing on pharmaceut...

XTL Biopharmaceuticals Announces the Acquisition of the Use Patent on Recombinant Erythropoietin (rHuEPO) for the Treatment of Multiple Myeloma

REHOVOT, Israel, March 18 /PRNewswire-FirstCall/ -- XTL Biopharmaceuticals Ltd. (Nasdaq: XTLB ; TASE: XTL) announced today that it has entered into an asset purchase agreement with Bio-GAL Ltd, a private company, for the rights to a use patent on Recombinant Erythropoietin ("rHuEPO") for the...

Keryx Biopharmaceuticals, Inc. Reports Updated Phase 1/2 Data on KRX-0401 (Perifosine) in Combination with Bortezomib (+/- Dexamethasone) at the 12th International Multiple Myeloma Meeting

New subset analysis of bortezomib-relapsed patient population demonstrates 55% overall response rate and extended time to progression NEW YORK, Feb. 26 /PRNewswire-FirstCall/ -- Keryx Biopharmaceuticals, Inc. (Nasdaq: KERX ) today announced updated clinical results from an ongoing Phase 1/2...

Ambrx and Merck Serono Expand Collaboration Through ARX424 Multiple Sclerosis Drug Development Alliance

SAN DIEGO, Feb. 24 /PRNewswire/ -- Ambrx Inc, and Merck Serono, a division of Merck KGaA, Darmstadt, Germany, today announced a global strategic collaboration to develop and commercialize Ambrx's ARX424 preclinical product candidate for the treatment of multiple sclerosis. ARX424 was created by A...

Young Smokers Increase Risk for Multiple Sclerosis

SEATTLE, Feb. 23 /PRNewswire-USNewswire/ -- People who start smoking before age 17 may increase their risk for developing multiple sclerosis (MS), according to a study released today that will be presented at the American Academy of Neurology's 61st Annual Meeting in Seattle, April 25 to May...

New Study Proves Multiple Births From IVF Can Be Avoided

Recent Research by Shady Grove Fertility Center Proves that elective Single Embryo Transfer is Effective in Reducing Multiple Births. ROCKVILLE, Md., Feb. 3 /PRNewswire-USNewswire/ -- As fertility experts across the nation bemoan the health risk and expense of multiple births such as the octu...

ELAD(R) Liver Support System Study Initiated at Multiple U.S. Centers

Program Expands on Successful Results from prior U.S., U.K. and China Trials SAN DIEGO, Jan. 7 /PRNewswire/ -- Vital Therapies, Inc. (VTI), a development stage company targeting liver disease, today announced patient enrollment has begun for a randomized, controlled, multi-center, Phase 2 cli...

Continued Overall Survival Advantage Reported From Pivotal Trial of VELCADE(R) (Bortezomib) for Injection Based Therapy in Patients With Previously Untreated Multiple Myeloma

SAN FRANCISCO, Dec. 8 /PRNewswire/ -- Millennium: The Takeda Oncology Company today reported updated results based on extended follow up of patients from the large, international Phase III VISTA(1) trial showing continued survival improvement for patients with previously untreated multiple myeloma...

Prolonged Progression-Free Survival Demonstrated by VELCADE(R) (Bortezomib) for Injection Based Induction Regimens in Transplant-Eligible Previously Untreated Multiple Myeloma Patients

SAN FRANCISCO, Dec. 8 /PRNewswire/ -- Millennium: The Takeda Oncology Company today reported updated results from two large, multi-center, randomized Phase III clinical trials of VELCADE based combinations for the induction treatment of transplant-eligible patients with previously untreated multip...

Novel VELCADE(R) (Bortezomib) for Injection Based Four-Drug Combination Was Well Tolerated In Previously Untreated Multiple Myeloma Patients

SAN FRANCISCO, Dec. 7 /PRNewswire/ -- Millennium: The Takeda Oncology Company today reported the Phase I results from a randomized, multi-center, Company-sponsored Phase I/II study of VELCADE, dexamethasone, cyclophosphamide and lenalidomide (VcDCR) in patients with previously untreated multiple m...

GenVec Announces Multiple Presentations at the American Society of Tropical Medicine and Hygiene Meeting

Presentations Will Highlight Research Conducted in GenVec Malaria Vaccine Program GAITHERSBURG, Md., Dec. 5 /PRNewswire-FirstCall/ -- GenVec, Inc. (Nasdaq: GNVC ) announced today that the company will present on GenVec's malaria vaccine program at the American Societ...

Aiming at Multiple Alzheimer's Proteins May be Key to Success

CLARKSBURG, Md., Oct. 21 /PRNewswire/ -- An independent team of scientists is leading Alzheimer's disease research in a new, promising direction. Through a $1 million grant they received last year from Alzheimer's Disease Research, a program of the American Health Assistance Foundation (AHAF),...

Neuronascent, Inc. Receives Multiple Fundings for Its Neurogenesis Therapeutic Programs

CLARKSVILLE, Md., Oct. 13 /PRNewswire/ -- Neuronascent, Inc. ( http://www.neuronascent.com ) announced today that the Company has received funding from multiple sources to further the development of its novel, neurogenic compounds targeting Alzheimer's disease, depression and ischemia. Neurona...

Diplomat Specialty Pharmacy Tapped by Teva Neuroscience for Therapy Optimization Study for Multiple Sclerosis (TOP MS)

SWARTZ CREEK, Mich., Oct. 10 /PRNewswire/ -- Diplomat Specialty Pharmacy announced today that Teva Neuroscience has selected Diplomat Specialty Pharmacy to be one of only three sites to participate in a large scale, national Therapy Optimization Study for Multiple Sclerosis (TOP MS). The goa...

Data From Multiple Clinical Trials of OrbusNeich's Genous(TM) Bio-engineered R stent(TM) to be Presented at TCT 2008

Design Concept of Other Product - Company's Bioabsorbable Stent - Also Slated for Presentation at Symposium HONG KONG, Oct. 6 /PRNewswire/ -- Data from multiple clinical trials of the world's first pro-healing stent, OrbusNeich's Genous Bio-engineered R stent, will be presented next week at t...

ATL/TV1102 Trial Results Presented at World Congress on Treatment and Research in Multiple Sclerosis

- Conference call webcast Monday, 5:00 p.m. EDT and Tuesday, 7:00 a.m. Australian EST at http://www.antisense.com.au and http://www.isispharm.com MELBOURNE, Australia and CARLSBAD, Calif., Sept. 22 /PRNewswire-FirstCall/ -- Antisense Therapeutics Ltd. (ASX: ANP) and Isis Pharmaceuticals,...

Merck Serono Announces Initiation of the ORACLE MS Trial to Evaluate Cladribine Tablets in Patients at Risk of Developing Multiple Sclerosis

- ORACLE MS Phase III Trial Will Assess Effectiveness of Cladribine Tablets in Preventing Conversion to Definite Multiple Sclerosis in Addition to the Fully Enrolled Phase III Pivotal Trial - - the CLARITY Study - - for Treatment of Relapsing Forms of...

Merck Serono Completes Enrollment in the REFLEX Trial of Rebif(R) in Patients at Risk of Developing Multiple Sclerosis

GENEVA, Sept. 17 /PRNewswire/ -- Merck Serono, a division of Merck KGaA, Darmstadt, Germany, announced today that patient enrollment has been completed in the REFLEX trial (Rebif FLEXible dosing in early multiple sclerosis). This randomized, double-blind, placebo-controlled, international Phas...

Human Genome Sciences Reports Initial Results of Randomized Phase 2 Trial of HGS-ETR1 in Combination With Bortezomib in Advanced Multiple Myeloma

- First of three ongoing randomized chemotherapy combination trials to evaluate HGS-ETR1 in the treatment of specific cancers - ROCKVILLE, Md., Sept. 2 /PRNewswire-FirstCall/ -- Human Genome Sciences, Inc. (Nasdaq: HGSI ) today reported initial topline results from an ongoing randomiz...

New England Journal of Medicine Publishes Phase III Results of VELCADE(R) (Bortezomib) for Injection in Previously Untreated Multiple Myeloma Patients

- Patients in the VELCADE, melphalan and prednisone arm demonstrated a significant survival benefit as well as a 30 percent complete response - CAMBRIDGE, Mass., Aug. 27 /PRNewswire/ -- Millennium: The Takeda Oncology Company today announced the publication of results from the 682 patient, ...

SF1126, Semafore's PI3 Kinase Inhibitor, Found to Block Angiogenic Signaling From Both VEGF and Bv8 in Multiple Cell Lines

INDIANAPOLIS, Aug. 26 /PRNewswire/ -- Semafore Pharmaceuticals Inc. announced data presented at the Seventh International Congress on Targeted Therapies in Cancer in Washington, D.C., showing additional antiangiogenic activity of vascular-targeted PI3 kinase (PI3K) inhibitor SF1126, by blockin...

First Molecular Tem-PCR Test to Identify Multiple Forms of Staph and MRSA Obtains CLIA Certificate

Identifies deadly hospital pathogens A single, fast and accurate test identifies four Staph strains simultaneously HUNTSVILLE, Ala., Aug. 4 /PRNewswire/ -- Diatherix Laboratories, an independent clinical reference laboratory located in the Huds...

Peptimmune Announces Grant of United States Patent for PI-2301 Peptide Copolymer for Multiple Sclerosis

CAMBRIDGE, Mass., July 30 /PRNewswire/ -- Peptimmune, Inc. a privately held biotechnology company, announced today the grant of US Patent Number 7,381,790 (the '790 patent) which protects the composition of matter for its PI-2301 peptide copolymer for the treatment of autoimmune diseases. PI...

Proteolix Initiates Phase 1b Clinical Trial of Carfilzomib in a Combination Regimen for Patients With Relapsed Multiple Myeloma

Provides Update on Carfilzomib Development Program in Multiple Myeloma SOUTH SAN FRANCISCO, Calif., July 10 /PRNewswire/ -- Proteolix, Inc. today announced that patient dosing has commenced in a Phase 1b clinical trial to evaluate the safety and efficacy of Proteolix's lead anti-cancer agent,...

Peptimmune Initiates Phase Ib Study of PI-2301 in Multiple Sclerosis Patients and Presentation at BIO 2008

CAMBRIDGE, Mass., June 17 /PRNewswire/ -- Peptimmune, Inc. a privately held biotechnology company, announced that physicians have treated the first participant in a clinical trial to evaluate the safety, tolerability, pharmacokinetics, and pharmacodynamics of PI-2301 in subjects with Secondary...

New Nexavar Data Presented in Multiple Tumor Types at 44th American Society of Clinical Oncology Annual Meeting

WAYNE, N.J. and EMERYVILLE, Calif., June 2 /PRNewswire-FirstCall/ -- Bayer HealthCare Pharmaceuticals, Inc. and Onyx Pharmaceuticals, Inc. (Nasdaq: ONXX ) today announced the presentation of new clinical data from the early clinical trials in the development program for Nexavar(R) (sorafenib)...

Poniard Announces Positive Efficacy and Safety Data From Phase 1 Trial of Picoplatin in Multiple Tumor Types Including Ovarian Cancer

- Poster Presented at ASCO Annual Meeting - SOUTH SAN FRANCISCO, Calif. and CHICAGO, June 1 /PRNewswire-FirstCall/ -- Poniard Pharmaceuticals, Inc. (Nasdaq: PARD ), a biopharmaceutical company focused on oncology, today announced safety and efficacy results from a previously unp...

Multiple Clinical Trials of VELCADE(R) (Bortezomib) for Injection Based Therapies Demonstrate High Complete Remission Rates in Patients with Newly Diagnosed Multiple Myeloma

CHICAGO, May 31 /PRNewswire/ -- Millennium Pharmaceuticals, The Takeda Oncology Company, today announced the presentation of results from three clinical trials of VELCADE based therapies that showed consistently high complete remission(1) (CR) rates in patients with newly diagnosed multiple my...

VELCADE(R) (Bortezomib) for Injection Based Treatment Delivers Impressive Complete Response and Survival in Patients With Newly Diagnosed Multiple Myeloma

-- IFM presents updated results from Phase III clinical trial -- CHICAGO, May 31 /PRNewswire/ -- Millennium Pharmaceuticals, The Takeda Oncology Company, today announced the presentation of updated results from a 482 patient, multi-center, randomized Phase III clinical trial, comparing VEL...

Genta Clinical Programs Featured in Multiple Abstracts at the Annual Meeting of the American Society of Clinical Oncology

BERKELEY HEIGHTS, N.J., May 21 /PRNewswire-FirstCall/ -- Genta Incorporated (OTC Bulletin Board: GNTA) announced that multiple abstracts featuring its lead oncology products will be featured at the 44th annual meeting of the American Society of Clinical Oncology (ASCO) in Chicago, May 30 - Jun...
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