15:38 , Jul 27, 2018 |  BC Week In Review  |  Clinical News

Reata reports retained benefit in Phase II CKD trial

Reata Pharmaceuticals Inc. (NASDAQ:RETA) reported Phase II data showing that chronic kidney disease (CKD) patients who received bardoxolone methyl retained their improvements in estimated glomerular filtration rate (eGFR) four weeks after discontinuing treatment. In 25 patients...
22:30 , Jul 23, 2018 |  BC Extra  |  Clinical News

Reata gains on retained benefit in CKD trial, proposes follow-on

Reata Pharmaceuticals Inc. (NASDAQ:RETA) added $30.15 (65%) to $76.55 on Monday after reporting Phase II data showing that chronic kidney disease patients who received bardoxolone methyl retained their improvements in estimated glomerular filtration rate (eGFR)...
18:25 , Jun 28, 2018 |  BC Innovations  |  Translation in Brief

Synchronous signaling

As researchers explore next-generation CARs in cancer, one strategy is to tinker with the receptors’ modular components. A Science Signaling paper suggests that altering the number of ITAM repeats in the intracellular domains of a...
19:05 , Jun 6, 2018 |  BC Innovations  |  Distillery Therapeutics

Neurology

INDICATION: Amyotrophic lateral sclerosis (ALS) Cell culture studies suggest activating NFE2L2 could help treat ALS by promoting normal folding of mutant SOD1. Crystallographic analyses of an ALS-associated SOD1 mutant complexed with a library of cysteine-reactive...
18:47 , May 30, 2018 |  BC Innovations  |  Distillery Therapeutics

Autoimmune disease

INDICATION: Psoriasis Mouse studies suggest inhibiting the NFKBIZ pathway with dimethyl itaconate could help treat psoriasis. In a mouse model of psoriasis, dimethyl itaconate decreased skin scaling, ear thickness and mRNA expression of NFKBIZ target...
17:17 , Mar 9, 2018 |  BC Week In Review  |  Clinical News

Reata reports Phase II data for omaveloxolone in mitochondrial myopathies

Reata Pharmaceuticals Inc. (NASDAQ:RETA) reported top-line data from the Phase II MOTOR trial in 53 patients with mitochondrial myopathies showing that omaveloxolone (oral RTA 408) missed the primary endpoint of improving peak workload during exercise...
15:03 , Mar 1, 2018 |  BC Innovations  |  Translation in Brief

A path less traveled

A team from PSL Research University has shown how a nitric oxide (NO)-donating compound steers TNFα signaling away from a pro-survival pathway towards one that promotes death in cancer cells. The findings suggest NO-donors could...
17:33 , Feb 16, 2018 |  BC Week In Review  |  Clinical News

Catabasis reports 60-week data for edasalonexent in DMD

Catabasis Pharmaceuticals Inc. (NASDAQ:CATB) reported that edasalonexent (CAT-1004) preserved muscle function and slowed disease progression through 60 weeks of treatment in an open-label extension of the U.S. Phase I/II MoveDMD trial in steroid-naïve Duchenne muscular...
22:55 , Feb 13, 2018 |  BC Extra  |  Clinical News

Catabasis gains on 60-week DMD data

Catabasis Pharmaceuticals Inc. (NASDAQ:CATB) was up $0.31 (25%) to $1.56 on Tuesday after reporting that edasalonexent (CAT-1004) preserved muscle function and slowed disease progression through 60 weeks of treatment in an open-label extension of the...
20:26 , Feb 2, 2018 |  BC Week In Review  |  Company News

EPO revokes Forward patent related to Tecfidera

Forward Pharma A/S (NASDAQ:FWP) said the European Patent Office revoked Forward's European Patent No. EP2801355, which Forward claims is infringed by blockbuster multiple sclerosis drug Tecfidera dimethyl fumarate from Biogen Inc. (NASDAQ:BIIB). The company told...