Closely-held Soricimed Biopharma expects to initiate in the second quarter of 2018 a Phase 1b/2a clinical trial with its SOR-C13 drug candidate in patients with prostate cancer, including men who have failed first line treatment, as well as patients with advanced pancreatic and ovarian cancers.
Crescita Therapeutics (TSX:CTX), is aiming to be a $50-million commercial dermatology company in the next five years, with a portfolio of non-prescription skincare products and prescription drug products for the treatment and care of skin conditions, their diseases and their symptoms.
DiagnosTear, the dry eye diagnostic subsidiary of BioLight Life Sciences (TASE:BOLT), hopes to file by the end of 2017 for CE Mark approval in Europe and begin a pivotal trial in the U.S. in mid-2018 with its TeaRx device to aid in the diagnosis and monitoring of dry eye syndrome (DES).
Swiss-based GeNeuro (Euronext Paris: CH0308403085 – GNRO) is leveraging the biology of human endogenous retroviruses (HERVs) to stop the causes of neurodegenerative and autoimmune diseases, such as multiple sclerosis (MS) and Type 1 diabetes, both of which are in Phase 2 trials, with data expected in 2018.
Marrone Bio Innovations (NASDAQ:MBII), which recently received EPA approval for its newest biological fungicide, Stargus, is focused on commercializing its two near-term products: a new herbicide for improved weed control and new biofumigant to replace toxic chemicals.
Since its founding 15 years ago, Mazor Robotics (NASDAQ, TASE:MZOR) has overcome challenges typical to medical device startups to become the leader and possibly the standard of care in spine robotics surgery.
Flex Pharma (NASDAQ:FLKS) expects to report clinical readouts in 2018 from three Phase 2 studies of its anti-cramping drug candidate, FLX-787, in amyotrophic lateral sclerosis (ALS), Charcot-Marie-Tooth disease (CMT) and multiple sclerosis (MS).