Cambridge, MA, biotech Semma Therapeutics is developing a stem cell technology that could help diabetics return to producing their own insulin, and the nascent company picked up $44 million and a handshake with Novartis to get rolling.
3-D printing will be of great use when it comes to creating drug delivery devices, radiologist Dr. Horacio D'Agostino of Louisiana State University said at a recent meeting of the Society of Interventional Radiology in Atlanta.
As scientists develop innovative ways to reduce drug-resistant bacteria in hospitals, French researchers are using wireless electronic devices to track infections and potentially prevent their spread in healthcare facilities.
GlaxoSmithKline has reached out to the storied Cold Spring Harbor Laboratory to collaborate on a potential treatment for Type 2 diabetes and obesity, inking a multiyear R&D deal.
Biogen's latest evolution is more than just a nominal shift, according to its CEO, as the Big Biotech lops the Idec from its name and hopes to parlay its success in multiple sclerosis into some tough-to-treat diseases.
Eyecare company Clearside Biomedical announced that patients treated with its injectable eye disease candidate demonstrated improved vision, as it tries to become the first to commercialize suprachoroidal delivery.
The success of Biogen Idec's closely watched antibody targeting beta amyloid proteins in Alzheimer's disease is again bringing some excitement to a category that has defeated earlier enthusiasm as drugs have failed in trials.
Dermatology outfit Sebacia is touting promising results for its acne-treating technology from two recent clinical studies that show its gold microparticles significantly reduced acne in patients.
As the med tech industry turns its attention to devices that can treat and prevent bedsores, a team of GE researchers is developing an innovative handheld probe that can prevent the sores, or pressure ulcers, from forming during hospital stays.
The University of Arizona has launched a study designed to explore whether dogs promote the growth of probiotics--the so-called good bacteria--in their owners.