Press Releases

Biocept’s CNSide Assay Identifies Tumor Cells and Actionable Treatment Biomarkers from Cerebrospinal Fluid in Patients with Metastatic Non-Small Cell Lung Cancer


Excerpt from the Press Release: SAN DIEGO–(BUSINESS WIRE)–Aug. 19, 2021– Biocept (Nasdaq: BIOC), a leading provider of molecular diagnostic assays and services, today announced that new data show the company’s cerebrospinal fluid assay, CNSide™, detected tumor cells and identified actionable mutations in lung cancer patients with leptomeningeal carcinomatosis, allowing for targeted treatment decisions that may improve outcomes…

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Shorla Pharma Announces Partnership with EVERSANA to Support the Launch and Commercialization of T-cell Leukemia Treatment


Excerpt from the Press Release: CAMBRIDGE, Mass., Aug. 17, 2021 /PRNewswire/ — Shorla Pharma (‘Shorla’), a specialty pharmaceutical company  and EVERSANA™, the pioneer of next generation commercial services to the global life sciences industry, today announced a partnership to support the launch and commercialization of Shorla’s oncology portfolio. The new partnership will initially focus on SH-111, an oncology drug designed…

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BlackBerry QNX Cybersecurity Vulnerabilities May Affect Drug Manufacturing Equipment


Excerpt from the Press Release: The U.S. Food and Drug Administration is informing patients, health care providers, and manufacturers about cybersecurity vulnerabilities with a “real-time operating system (RTOS)” designed by QNX and owned by BlackBerry. These vulnerabilities may introduce risks for certain medical devices and drug manufacturing equipment. FDA is not aware of any confirmed adverse events related to these vulnerabilities. Manufacturers…

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Trillium Therapeutics Announces Dosing of First Patient in Phase 1b/2 Study of TTI-622 in Combination With Azacitidine in TP53-Mutated Acute Myeloid Leukemia


Excerpt from the Press Release: CAMBRIDGE, Mass., Aug. 09, 2021 (GLOBE NEWSWIRE) — Trillium Therapeutics Inc. (NASDAQ/TSX: TRIL), a clinical stage immuno-oncology company developing innovative therapies for the treatment of cancer, today announced that it has dosed the first TP53-mutated acute myeloid leukemia (AML) patient with TTI-622 (SIRPα-IgG4 Fc), an investigational checkpoint inhibitor of the innate immune…

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Verseon Nominates VE-4840 as Primary Drug Candidate for Oral Prophylaxis and Treatment of Diabetic Eye Disease


Excerpt from the Press Release: FREMONT, Calif., Aug. 5, 2021 /PRNewswire/ — Verseon today announced that VE-4840 will advance as the company’s primary diabetic retinopathy (DR) development candidate after it passed preliminary toxicology studies. Orally administered VE-4840 has also demonstrated significant reduction of diabetes-induced retinal vascular permeability (RVP) in vivo. These results, along with its excellent oral pharmacokinetics…

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Carrick Therapeutics Announces Collaboration with Roche to Evaluate Novel Samuraciclib Combination to Treat HR+ Breast Cancer


Excerpt from the Press Release: DUBLIN, Ireland and BOSTON, Aug. 02, 2021 (GLOBE NEWSWIRE) — Carrick Therapeutics, an oncology-focused biopharmaceutical company discovering and developing highly differentiated therapies, today announced a clinical collaboration with Roche to evaluate a novel combination of Carrick’s samuraciclib and Roche’s giredestrant in CDK4/6i resistant HR+, HER2- metastatic breast cancer. The collaboration…

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Rhythm Pharmaceuticals Announces Comprehensive Expansion of Clinical Development Program with Five New Phase 2 and 3 Trials Planned to Evaluate Setmelanotide in Rare Genetic Diseases of Obesity


Excerpt from the Press Release: CAMBRIDGE, Mass., Aug. 03, 2021 (GLOBE NEWSWIRE) — Rhythm Pharmaceuticals, Inc. (Nasdaq: RYTM), a biopharmaceutical company aimed at developing and commercializing therapies for the treatment of rare genetic diseases of obesity, today announced a significant expansion of its clinical development program for setmelanotide with five new planned Phase 2 and 3…

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Excerpt from the Press Release: Emeryville, California, July 21, 2021 — Eureka Therapeutics, Inc., a clinical-stage biotechnology company developing novel T cell therapies to treat solid tumors, today announced the initiation of a Phase I/II clinical trial of ECT204, a GPC3 targeting ARTEMIS® T-cell therapy for the treatment of hepatocellular carcinoma (HCC), the predominant type of…

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Sorrento Announces Dosing of COVID-19 Patients in Phase 2 Clinical Trial for COVIDROPS, a Highly Potent Neutralizing Antibody Against SARS-CoV-2 Including Delta and Alpha Variants of Concern, in an At-Home Outpatient Setting in United Kingdom


Excerpt from the Press Release: SAN DIEGO, July 21, 2021 (GLOBE NEWSWIRE) — Sorrento Therapeutics, Inc. (Nasdaq: SRNE, “Sorrento”) today announced that COVID-19 patients have been dosed in its Phase 2 efficacy trial. Approximately 350 outpatients with COVID-19 who are asymptomatic or have mild symptoms will be enrolled in this large double-blind, randomized clinical trial evaluating COVIDROPS doses of…

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Prometheus Biosciences Announces Initiation of Global Phase 2 Clinical Trial of PRA023 in Moderate-to-Severe Ulcerative Colitis (UC)


Excerpt from the Press Release: SAN DIEGO, July 19, 2021 (GLOBE NEWSWIRE) — Prometheus Biosciences, Inc. (Nasdaq: RXDX), a biotechnology company pioneering a precision medicine approach for the discovery, development, and commercialization of novel therapeutic and companion diagnostic products for the treatment of immune-mediated diseases, starting first with inflammatory bowel disease (IBD), today announced the…

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