News

  • 28 January 2015

    JenaValve Technology, Inc., a privately-held, venture-backed developer, manufacturer and marketer of next generation transcatheter aortic valve implantation (TAVI) systems for the treatment of aortic valve disease, today announced the appointment of medical device veteran and JenaValve Chairman of the Board, Jan Keltjens, as Interim Chief Executive Officer and Executive Chairman. He replaces David J. Drachman, who has resigned from the company for non-business related personal reasons. Mr. Keltjens will assume the role effective immediately and until a permanent replacement for Mr. Drachman has been hired. 

  • 15 January 2015

    Arsanis, Inc. scientists and their collaborators at Adimab, LLC have described a unique monoclonal antibody with the potential to treat Staphylococcus aureus (S. aureus) infections through the simultaneous neutralization of multiple key toxins produced by S. aureus, including alpha-hemolysin and four additional leukocidins. The findings are published online this week in the journal mAb and demonstrate superior in vitro potency compared to antibodies targeting alpha-hemolysin alone. The mAb also shows high protective efficacy from lethal S. aureus infections in several animal models.

  • 12 January 2015

    Creabilis Ltd, the dermatology company with the most advanced targeted topical treatment in development for chronic pruritus (itch), announces that it has received positive feedback from the US Food and Drug Administration (FDA) on its lead product CT327. Creabilis will now make the final preparations to advance CT327, its novel topical targeted treatment for peripheral pruritus into a pivotal Phase III development program to address pruritus due to psoriasis.

  • 1 December 2014

    Technological advances in Sequana Medical’s alfapump system will allow patients and their doctors to better manage the distressing symptoms of refractory ascites, a condition in which fluid builds up in the patient’s abdomen as a result of late-stage liver disease or cancer. With enhanced communications enabled by the new DirectLink Technology, clinicians will now be able to monitor the alfapump remotely.

  • 17 November 2014

    Wilson Therapeutics AB, a development stage biopharmaceutical company, today announced the start of a Phase 2 clinical study to evaluate efficacy and safety of its lead product candidate WTX101 in Wilson Disease, a rare genetic disorder and designated orphan disease, in which the body is unable to process copper.