NextCure Announces Initiation of Phase 1b/2 Clinical Trial to Evaluate NC410 in Combination with KEYTRUDA® (Pembrolizumab) in Patients with Immune Checkpoint Refractory or Naïve Solid Tumors

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NextCure, Inc. (Nasdaq: NXTC), a clinical-stage biopharmaceutical company committed to discovering and developing novel, first-in-class immunomedicines to treat cancer and other immune-related diseases, today announced the initiation of a Phase 1b/2 clinical trial to evaluate NC410 in combination with KEYTRUDA® (pembrolizumab), Merck’s anti-PD-1 therapy, in patients with immune checkpoint refractory or immune checkpoint naïve solid tumors. In addition, NextCure announced it has entered into a supply agreement for KEYTRUDA with Merck (known as MSD outside the United States and Canada).

Adaptive Phage Therapeutics Awarded Additional $5 Million from U.S. Defense Health Agency to Support Diabetic Foot Osteomyelitis Clinical Trial

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Adaptive Phage Therapeutics, Inc. (“APT”), a clinical-stage biotechnology company advancing the world’s largest therapeutic phage initiative for treatment of bacterial infectious diseases, today announced that the Defense Health Agency (DHA) has awarded an additional $5 million to support clinical development of APT’s adaptive bacteriophage (“phage”) therapy in treatment of diabetic foot osteomyelitis (DFO). APT is evaluating safety and efficacy of its precision phage-based therapy in the ongoing Phase 1/2 DANCE™ (DFO Adaptive Novel Care Evaluation) clinical trial.

Atsena Therapeutics Announces Positive Results from Phase I/II Clinical Trial of ATSN-101 for the Treatment of GUCY2D-associated Leber Congenital Amaurosis (LCA1)

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Atsena Therapeutics, a clinical-stage gene therapy company focused on bringing the life-changing power of genetic medicine to reverse or prevent blindness, announced positive results from the Phase I/II clinical trial of ATSN-101, its lead investigational gene therapy product formerly known as SAR439483, for the treatment of GUCY2D-associated Leber congenital amaurosis (LCA1). 

Maryland Stem Cell Research Commission Announces Over $4 Million in Awards to Accelerate Cures

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The Maryland Stem Cell Research Commission announced it will grant $4,165,325 in award funding to innovative research that will strengthen and advance stem cell treatments and technologies in Maryland.

Incyte Announces Agreement to Acquire Medicxi-backed Villaris Therapeutics and Auremolimab (VM6), an Anti-IL-15Rβ Monoclonal Antibody

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Incyte (NASDAQ:INCY) today announced that the Company has entered into an agreement to acquire Villaris Therapeutics, an asset-centric biopharmaceutical company seeded by Medicxi and focused on the development of novel antibody therapeutics for vitiligo. Its lead asset, auremolimab (VM6), an anti-IL-15Rβ monoclonal antibody (mAb), is expected to enter clinical development in 2023.

TEDCO’s Pre-Seed Builder Fund Invests in LASARRUS

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TEDCO, Maryland’s economic engine for technology companies, announced today its Builder Fund invested $100,000 in LASARRUS, who are researching and developing devices for improved patient monitoring and treatment. TEDCO’s Builder Fund invests in and provides executive support to Maryland-based technology companies run by entrepreneurs who demonstrate economic disadvantage.

New Clinical Pharmacology Desktop Software Launched by Pumas-AI is Easier to Use and Compliant with Global Regulations

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Pumas-AI, a science-first organization that turns data into life-saving decisions faster, announced today that it has launched Pumas-CP – a new clinical pharmacology platform for non-compartmental analysis (NCA), bioequivalence analysis, and pharmacokinetic and pharmacodynamic (PK/PD) modeling.  

Windtree Therapeutics Announces Positive Istaroxime Phase 2 Study in Early Cardiogenic Shock (SEISMiC) Published in the European Journal of Heart Failure

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Windtree Therapeutics Announces Positive Istaroxime Phase 2 Study in Early Cardiogenic Shock (SEISMiC) Published in the European Journal of Heart Failure WARRINGTON, Pa., Sept. 28, 2022 (GLOBE NEWSWIRE) — Windtree [….]