Clinical news roundup for the week of October 31, 2016 with information on FDA guidance related to race and ethnicity in clinical trials, DIA’s patient engagement study, Parkinson’s Disease Foundation funding research, age and thyroid cancer treatments, and Merck’s success with Alzheimer’s disease.
With the Zika virus spreading in the Americas, the outbreak and potential for future outbreaks in other areas of the world has many health professionals and organizations concerned. The European Society of Clinical Microbiology and Infectious Diseases (ESCMID), which promotes research, risk assessment, knowledge sharing, and best practices in the fight against infectious diseases, is one of those organizations.
Alzheimer's disease is the most common type of dementia accounting for 60-80% of cases. In the past 5 years, PRA has conducted numerous clinical trials involving thousands of patients in the effort to fight this devastating disease.
SynteractHCR is a multinational clinical research organization, formed from the merger of Synteract with Harrison Clinical Research in 2013, which provides global, full-service clinical trial services. We have more than two decades of experience supporting biopharma companies in all phases of clinical development across multiple therapeutic areas. We customize programs that will deliver timely, high quality data to help you get to decision points faster, taking time and cost out of drug development.
MedAvante is a global provider of centralized, expert psychological rating services to the pharmaceutical, biotechnology, and medical device industries.
A double-blind, Phase II, placebo-controlled clinical trial to evaluate the safety and efficacy of a novel compound in subjects with mild to moderate Alzheimer’s disease.
With each passing year, clinical trials are becoming increasingly global. The business of product development is moving away from the traditional model in which studies are conducted primarily in the US – in fact, recent estimates indicate that within the next three years, up to 65 per cent of studies under FDA regulation will be conducted outside the US. A review of a US government clinical trials registry and of 300 published reports in major medical journals revealed that one third (157 of 509) of Phase III trials were being conducted entirely outside the US, with over half the study sites (13,521 of 24,206) used in these trials located overseas, many in eastern Europe and Asia.
Norwich Clinical Services is a contract research organization that provides Bioanalytical Services, Pharmacovigilance and Clinical Research Programs to the pharmaceutical and biotech industries.
In oncology, there are many imaging endpoints based on the assessment of tumor size or function. These endpoints include disease-free survival, objective response rate, time to progression, progression-free survival and time to treatment failure.
NeuroDerm, Ltd. announced today the results of a Phase I safety and pharmacokinetic trial of ND0612, a novel drug formulation for the treatment of Parkinson's disease. ND0612 is a proprietary levodopa/carbidopa liquid formula administered continuously sub-cutaneously through a patch pump. It is designed to provide steady levodopa blood levels for the reduction of motor complications in Parkinson's disease. Results of this study support the continued development of ND0612 for the treatment of Parkinson's disease.
Concert Pharmaceuticals, Inc. announced today that it has completed enrollment of patients in a Phase 2 clinical trial evaluating CTP-499 for the treatment of diabetic kidney disease. CTP-499 is intended to slow progression of kidney damage in diabetic kidney disease and be additive to the current standard of care, which is treatment with an angiotensin converting enzyme inhibitor (ACEi) and/or an angiotensin receptor blocker (ARB). Concert expects to report top-line results from the Phase 2 study during the second-half of 2013.
Isis Pharmaceuticals, Inc. (NASDAQ: ISIS) announced today that it has earned a $7.5 million milestone payment from GlaxoSmithKline (GSK) related to the initiation of a Phase 2/3 clinical study for ISIS-TTRRx.
KMR Group, a leader in analyzing R&D performance data for the biopharmaceutical industry, completed an analysis of recent clinical work in Emerging Markets.
Theravance, Inc. (NASDAQ: THRX) announced the initiation of a dose ranging Phase 2b study with TD-4208 as a nebulized aqueous solution in patients with moderate to severe COPD.
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Merge Healthcare Incorporated, a leading provider of clinical systems and innovations that seek to transform healthcare, recently announced that NCGS Incorporated has selected Merge’s eClinical OS™ and clinical trial management (CTMS) solution to streamline data management activity through electronic data capture (EDC) technology transfer and improve study management efficiency.
Upsher-Smith Laboratories, Inc., (Upsher-Smith) announced that Phase I data for USL261 (intranasal midazolam) in patients with epilepsy were presented at the American Epilepsy Society Annual Meeting in San Diego, CA.
Isis Pharmaceuticals, Inc. (NASDAQ: ISIS) announced today that Isis and GlaxoSmithKline (NYSE: GSK) have agreed to amend the clinical development plan and financial terms relating to ISIS-TTRRx to reflect the accelerated development plan for the drug. ISIS-TTRRx is an antisense drug in development with GSK for the treatment of TTR amyloidosis, a severe and rare genetic disease characterized by progressive dysfunction of peripheral nerves and/or heart tissue.
INC Research, LLC, a therapeutically focused global clinical research organization (CRO) with a Trusted Process for delivering reliable results, will discuss the importance of involving CROs early in the planning process at the Partnerships in Clinical Trials conference, November 6-9, 2012 at the CCH Congress Center in Hamburg, Germany.
Isis Pharmaceuticals, Inc. (NASDAQ: ISIS) announced the initiation of a Phase 1b/2a study evaluating ISIS-SMNRx in children with spinal muscular atrophy (SMA).
ODM-101, a new levodopa product currently developed by Orion for the treatment of Parkinson's disease, has successfully completed Phase II Proof of Concept trial. The key results indicate that ODM-101 was more efficacious than the reference product Stalevo® in the treatment of advanced Parkinson's disease patients. The study included more than 100 patients in Europe.
Bayer HealthCare today announced data from the Phase III CHEST-1 trial evaluating its investigational drug riociguat in patients with inoperable chronic thromboembolic pulmonary hypertension (CTEPH) or with persistent or recurrent pulmonary hypertension (PH) after surgery.
Teva Pharmaceutical Industries Ltd. (NASDAQ: TEVA) and Active Biotech (NASDAQ OMX NORDIC: ACTI) today announced the presentation of Phase IIa clinical data for investigational laquinimod in moderate to severe Crohn's disease (CD).