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Archive for March 8th, 2010

India readies for H1N1 mass vaccination against swine flu as Sanofi Pasteur completes safety trials

Monday, March 8, 2010 21:26

India may start H1N1 vaccination drive against swine flu in the coming weeks as the bridge clinical trials to ascertain safety of the imported vaccine samples from Sanofi Pasteur is completed and the data submitted for regulatory review.

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Eight-day otelixizumab injection by Tolerx could offer a potential cure for type 1 diabetes

Monday, March 8, 2010 20:54

Otelixizumab, an experimental drug which could offer a potential eight-day course of daily intravenous infusions reducing the amount of insulin they need to inject on a daily basis to control blood sugar in type 1 diabetes patients, is currently in human studies.

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Ocrelizumab could cause deaths in rheumatoid arthritis patients; Roche, Biogen-Idec suspends clinical trials

Monday, March 8, 2010 19:17

Clinical studies of ocrelizumab, an investigational therapy for rheumatoid arthritis by Roche Holding AG and Biogen Idec have been suspended after it caused deaths in some patients in trials.

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Synthetic matrix for scaleable growth of human embryonic stem cells launched: Geron & Corning

Monday, March 8, 2010 19:10

Synthemax surface, a new synthetic matrix for growing human embryonic stem cells (hESCs)in a scalable manner has been developed by under a collaboration and license agreement between Geron Corporation announced that Corning Incorporated.

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Tumour necrosis factor alpha drug (TNFerade) suppresses cancer spreading: GenVec

Monday, March 8, 2010 18:14

TNFerade, an investigational drug to treat cancer which contains the gene for tumour necrosis factor alpha (TNFa), can suppress cancer metastases through activation of the immune system,

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