Bristol-Myers Squibb and rival Merck started off the big annual scientific meeting of ASCO with a bang, rolling out a slate of new studies spotlighting the growing body of evidence that their new immuno-oncology drugs will play a key role fighting a range of cancers.
Heron Therapeutics is gearing up for a third attempt at FDA approval for its chemotherapy-induced nausea and vomiting drug, posting a Phase III success after repeated delays.
A team at the University of California, San Diego (UCSD), has found biomarkers for ovarian tumors by mining two National Institutes of Health-sponsored databases. The bioinformatics-enabled research program has raised expectations that earlier diagnoses of ovarian cancer can be made, an advance that could improve outcomes in a tough therapeutic indication.
StimGuard reported pilot data for its novel wireless microtechnology injectable tibial stimulator for the relief of overactive bladder. The move comes just as the startup plans to launch a U.S. pivotal trial for the device this summer.
Wall Street's recent fervor over biotech companies has hardly been limited to local players, and the allure of handsome valuations and easy access to capital has brought more and more European drug developers across the Atlantic with hopes becoming the next big thing in a boom market.
Flush with a new, multibillion-dollar drug franchise, a booming Gilead is now hiring investigators for its fast-growing operations in Canada. The biotech is doubling down on its $100 million R&D investment in Alberta, Canada, with plans to expand on the new lab that opened this week at its Edmonton campus as it hires up to 170 more scientists for its R&D work.
U.S. federal health officials said patients should take antiretroviral meds as soon as they are diagnosed instead of waiting to start therapy, potentially opening the door for increased sales of the drugs.
CRO giant Parexel has updated its technology for patient randomization and clinical supply management, touting the latest version as a valuable tool for speeding up the process of designing studies.
DaVita Clinical Research, which handles outsourced trials for the kidney care giant, is expanding its European presence, bringing in global experts to extend its network of R&D sites.
Microbiome pioneer Seres Therapeutics is taking its promising lead therapy and the high expectations for an emerging field in biotech and heading to Wall Street, where it hopes to raise $100 million in an IPO that is likely to provide another litmus test of investors' appetite for new drug technologies.