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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GeNeuro pioneering HERVs against neurodegenerative and autoimmune diseases

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.

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Mazor’s odyssey to spine robotic surgery leader

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.

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Flex Pharma focused on 3 clinical readouts in 2018

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).

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Titan’s next ProNeura implant could be game changer in PD

After gaining widespread attention with its FDA-approved Probuphine implant for the maintenance treatment of opioid addiction, Titan Pharmaceuticals (NASDAQ:TTNP) is setting out to develop an implant to treat Parkinson’s disease (PD).

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Diffusion Pharma readies pivotal hypoxic GBM trial

Diffusion Pharmaceuticals (NASDAQ:DFFN) expects to begin before the end of 2017 a pivotal clinical trial with its trans sodium crocetinate (TSC) lead compound to re-oxygenate oxygen-deprived tissue in patients with inoperable glioblastoma (GBM) brain cancer prior to conventional radiation and chemotherapy.

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In conversation with Hrishikesh Suresh of NeuroGate

As CEO and one of three co-founders of upstart NeuroGate, Hrishikesh Suresh currently is completing his final year as a medical student at McMaster University in Hamilton, Ontario and plans to pursue a six-year residency in neurosurgery. But since the age of 12, he has had a passion for computer coding and, as a result, contributed to the company’s software development, which aims to capture motion data as a method to diagnose neurodegenerative diseases...

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American CryoStem pioneering adipose tissue stem cell technologies

American CryoStem (OTC:CRYO) has developed platform technologies dedicated to the collection, processing, bio-banking, culturing and differentiation of adipose tissue and adipose derived stem cells (ADSCs) for current or future use in regenerative medicine.

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