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Category: Clinical Trials


Clinical Trials, Industry, Research and Development, Vaccines

Study demonstrates safety and efficacy of co-administering COVID-19 and flu vaccines

June 16, 2021

Via: Pharma Times

The study, co-authored by Seqirus, was conducted as part of a Phase III clinical trial of Novavax’s COVID-19 vaccine NVX-CoV2373 in the UK. The co-administration sub-study enrolled a total of 431 volunteers, all of whom had received a flu vaccine […]


Clinical Trials, Manufacturing, Research and Development

Recro to Expand its Clinical Trial Services Offerings

June 3, 2021

Via: Biopharm International

Recro Pharma, a contract development and manufacturing organization (CDMO), announced on June 2, 2021 that it has expanded the clinical capabilities of its clinical trial services (CTS) offerings. The added capabilities include clinical-scale sachet and blister packaging for clinical trial […]


Clinical Trials, Research and Development

4 insights on decentralized trials for biotechs

June 1, 2021

Via: Biopharma Dive

The COVID-19 pandemic accelerated the adoption of decentralized clinical trials (DCTs) by biopharma companies. The clinician-patient relationship will always be key to clinical trials, but decentralized aspects such as direct-to-patient shipments and telehealth are here to stay. Here are four […]


Clinical Trials, Research and Development

FDA Promotes Master Protocols to Modernize Clinical Trials

May 20, 2021

Via: Biopharm International

One lesson of the COVID-19 pandemic is the importance of being able to assess potential new therapies and vaccines quickly and reliably and in ways that can adapt to changing scientific evidence and public health needs. FDA has responded to […]


Clinical Trials, Research and Development

Exscientia starts trials of AI-designed Alzheimer’s drug

May 13, 2021

Via: Pharmaphorum

The new molecule – called DSP-0038 – is being developed by Japan’s Sumitomo Dainippon Pharma (DSP), which is now starting a phase 1 trial in the US as a treatment for psychosis associated with Alzheimer’s, and to see if it […]


Clinical Trials, Research and Development

How BYOD leads to patient-centric clinical trials

May 3, 2021

Via: Biopharma Dive

Some of the most time- and cost-consuming components of clinical research center on gathering, analyzing, and reporting data. To improve efficiency, many clinical trial sponsors have shifted to electronic clinical outcome assessments (eCOA), including electronic patient-reported outcome (ePRO) tools. In […]


Clinical Trials, News, Research and Development

AI Drug Developer Exscientia Closes $525M in Financing

April 28, 2021

Via: Genetic Engineering and Biotechnology News

Artificial intelligence (AI)-based drug developer Exscientia has closed on $525 million in financing, with the proceeds intended for advancing its pipeline through clinical trials, as well as expanding its technology platform toward autonomous drug design. Based in Oxford, U.K., Exscientia […]


Clinical Trials, News, Research and Development

Avillion/Merck psoriasis nanobody hits the mark in phase 2

April 26, 2021

Via: Pharmaphorum

The IL-17A and IL-17F inhibitor hit all its objectives in the phase 2 trial, which has now been published in The Lancet, and showed that it was significantly more effective than placebo at clearing up skin lesions in patients with […]


Clinical Trials, Research and Development

How digital platforms provide a bigger picture for patients in clinical trials

April 13, 2021

Via: EPM Magazine

Patient burden in clinical trials remains one of the biggest challenges for the life sciences industry to address. Patient retention and adherence are crucial in the clinical trial process and can dramatically impact the outcome of the trial. Dropout rates […]


Clinical Trials, News, Research and Development

Researchers Expose Hidden Atomic Portrait of Antioxidant Enzyme

April 7, 2021

Via: Genetic Engineering and Biotechnology News

Oxidative stress is caused by an imbalance between production and accumulation of oxygen reactive species (ROS) in cells and cells . Manganese superoxide dismutase (MnSOD) is an antioxidant enzyme that protects the mitochondria from oxidative damage by using a mechanism […]


Clinical Trials, News, Research and Development

Study identifies possible COVID-19 drugs — including several that are FDA-approved

April 2, 2021

Via: ScienceDaily

A team led by scientists in the Perelman School of Medicine at the University of Pennsylvania has identified nine potential new COVID-19 treatments, including three that are already approved by the Food and Drug Administration (FDA) for treating other diseases. […]


Clinical Trials, FDA, Regulations, Research and Development

FDA green light for BMS, bluebird bio’s CAR-T therapy Abecma in multiple myeloma

March 30, 2021

Via: Pharma Times

Abecma (idecabtagene vicleucel; ide-cel) has been cleared for use in adult patients with relapsed or refractory multiple myeloma, after four or more prior lines of therapy, including an immunomodulatory agent, a proteasome inhibitor and an anti-CD38 monoclonal antibody. In the […]