liberDi readies first-in-man study of portable dialysis system

Closely-held liberDi plans to initiate in the first half of 2018 the first-in-man clinical trial of its Smart Peritoneal Dialysis System, a small, portable and automatic dialysis device, which is designed to improve patient's quality of life, and reduce treatment costs and complications.

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FDA advisory vote on TLANDO not a knockout for Lipocine

Although Lipocine (NASDAQ:LPCN) is disappointed by a FDA advisory committee vote against the benefit/risk profile of TLANDO, its oral testosterone replacement therapy (TRT), the company believes there is still a path forward for TLANDO.

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Clearside Biomedical to report key milestones in 2018

Clearside Biomedical (NASDAQ:CLSD) is expected to report several key milestones in 2018 in its programs of developing potential treatments for back of the eye diseases with its corticosteroid therapy, CLS-TA, administered through the suprachoroidal space (SCS) to readily access the retina and choroid and thereby target disease pathology. 

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Chi-Med transforming into fully integrated pharma

After 17 years of blistering growth in China, Hutchison China Meditech (Chi-Med) (AIM, NASDAQ:HCM) is taking center stage as a global drug innovator, with a fully integrated pipeline approaching regulatory approvals, a prolific discovery engine and an established commercial organization.

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Soricimed planning to initiate Phase 1b/2a solid tumor trial in Q2

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.

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Crescita targeting $50-million in revenue in 5 years

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.

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BioLight dry eye subsidiary approaching CE Mark filing, U.S. pivotal trial

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).

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