14:18 , May 20, 2019 |  BC Innovations  |  Distillery Techniques

RB1 alterations predict survival in mCRPC patients treated with Zytiga or Xtandi

TECHNIQUES CATEGORY: Biomarkers TECHNOLOGY: Gene profiling Alterations in RB1 could help predict survival in mCRPC patients treated with Zytiga or Xtandi. In 429 patients with mCRPC, analysis of whole-exome sequencing, gene expression, histopathology, survival and...
00:48 , May 17, 2019 |  BC Innovations  |  Tools & Techniques

Leaning on exosomes, model-informed drug development gets closer to tailoring doses to each patient

Model-informed drug development is poised to move into personalized dosing, with a little help from exosomes. An August FDA workshop aims to shed light on when and how to use these precision dosing models in...
17:48 , Mar 28, 2019 |  BC Innovations  |  Translation in Brief

Tuning metabolism in liver organoids

An Alnylam-MIT collaboration has used RNAi technology to tune enzyme expression in hepatocyte-based organoids to better model drug metabolism during tox screens. The collaboration with Alnylam Pharmaceuticals Inc. (NASDAQ:ALNY) built on a series of papers...
21:05 , Mar 25, 2019 |  BC Extra  |  Clinical News

Avanir's AVP-786 meets in Phase III for Alzheimer's agitation

Avanir said one of two doses of AVP-786 met the primary endpoint of improving agitation symptoms in the Phase III 15-AVP-786-301 trial to treat agitation in patients with Alzheimer's dementia. AVP-786 comprises deuterium-modified dextromethorphan --...
22:14 , Mar 1, 2019 |  BioCentury  |  Product Development

Prostate cancer disrupted

Two imminent disruptions threaten to upend the treatment landscape for prostate cancer, changing who gets anti-androgen therapies and ushering in the first new MOAs in decades. The launch of generic abiraterone means next generation anti-androgens...
16:13 , Feb 20, 2019 |  BC Innovations  |  Distillery Techniques

Disease models; drug properties

TECHNOLOGY: Transgenics and knockouts; pharmacokinetics/pharmacodynamics Rats expressing human UGT2 or CYP3A gene clusters could be used to predict the PK of drug compounds metabolized by the two enzyme families. Rats engineered to express the entire...
15:59 , Feb 6, 2019 |  BC Innovations  |  Distillery Therapeutics

Cancer

INDICATION: Prostate cancer In vitro and mouse studies identified a chromenecarbaldehyde-based IRE1 inhibitor that could help treat prostate cancer. Optimization and in vitro binding assays of a family of tool compound IRE1 inhibitors yielded a...
23:40 , Jan 25, 2019 |  BioCentury  |  Politics, Policy & Law

101 problems with patent eligibility

The U.S. diagnostics industry is being strangled, and other life science inventions are being hobbled by, ill-conceived and contradictory patent policies. The USPTO director has signaled he wants to help, but only Congress has the...
03:14 , Dec 8, 2018 |  BioCentury  |  Regulation

Path to opioid-free pain relief

To jump-start development of analgesics that can help stem the opioid crisis, companies want FDA’s upcoming guidelines to reduce uncertainty around outcomes that constitute clinically meaningful opioid sparing. But while an advisory panel put some...
13:10 , Dec 4, 2018 |  BC Innovations  |  Distillery Therapeutics

Cancer

INDICATION: Prostate cancer Cell culture and mouse studies suggest inhibiting Hsp70 could help treat prostate cancer resistant to Xtandi enzalutamide and/or Zytiga abiraterone acetate. In human prostate cancer cell lines, high Hsp70 levels were associated...