Monthly Archives: September 2009

Xoma to develop antibody for H1N1 and H5N1

XOMA Ltd. (Nasdaq:XOMA) is developing an antibody that has been shown by Dana-Farber Cancer Institute and Harvard Medical School researchers to neutralize group 1 influenza A viruses, including H1N1 and H5N1. XOMA will conduct the program under a $2.2 million subcontract with SRI International of Menlo Park, California. The National Institute of Allergy and Infectious Diseases will fund the subcontract. Read the release.

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Biotech Could Play a Big Role in Saving the Planet

New Scientist magazine carried a story in its September “Blueprint for a Better World” edition about how ag biotech can help grow enough food for our ever-expanding population (by 2040 there could well be 9 billion people on the planet) and do it without wreaking more havoc on the planet. Experimental crop plants that use nitrogen more efficiently provide the same yields as normal crops with less fertiliser. Such crops could reduce both nitrous oxide Read More >

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The latest from GlobeImmune

Interview with Timothy C. Rodell, M.D., GlobeImmune CEO & President: Can you describe the top priorities or upcoming milestones for your company? Our phase 2 trial in chronic hepatitis C has completed enrollment and we expect to disclose end of treatment data at the annual meeting of the American Association for the Study of Liver Disease in October.  We also expect to present the final data from this trial, sustained virologic response, early in 2010.  Read More >

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Anadys brings together the best of both worlds

Dr. Steve Worland, Ph.D., Anadys Pharmaceuticals, Inc. President, CEO, & Director, discusses the latest developments at the company: Can you describe the top priorities or upcoming milestones for your company? Anadys is focused on the development of ANA598, our non-nucleoside polymerase inhibitor for the treatment of Hepatitis C.  ANA598 is in Phase 2 clinical testing in combination with pegylated interferon-alpha and ribavirin, a current standard of care.  We expect to receive safety and response data Read More >

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U.S. Patent for Resolvin to Enter Human Trials

Resolvyx Pharmaceuticals, Inc. announced the U.S. Patent and Trademark Office has granted a patent (U.S. Patent 7,582,785) for RX-10045, a Resolvin therapeutic set to enter clinical trials. RX-10045 is a topical eye drop that treats chronic dry eye syndrome. Resolvins are naturally-occurring, small molecule lipid mediators that can be used to treat a wide range of diseases, including asthma, atherosclerosis, rheumatoid arthritis, inflammatory bowel disease, dry eye and retinal disease, among others. Resolvyx has more Read More >

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