Bristol-Myers Squibb's closely watched checkpoint inhibitor nivolumab managed to wow analysts this morning with impressive survival results in a Phase II study of patients with advanced squamous cell non-small cell lung cancer. Of all the patients in the drug arm, 41% were alive at the one-year mark, while investigators tracked an overall response rate of 15%.
As med tech companies roll out innovative products to treat sleep disorders, electronics outfit Nintendo is looking to cash in on the trend with a new sleep-monitoring device that runs on its health-focused platform.
The Cleveland Clinic's annual list of the most promising medical innovations reads a bit like a biopharma yearbook, name-checking a slew of potential blockbuster treatments and affirming the potential of some of the biggest targets in drug development.
GE Healthcare has opened its first health tech startup campus at its Finland headquarters in Helsinki. It's already home to 20 health tech startups working on wireless technologies, sensors, apps and cloud services to improve healthcare.
Drug delivery researchers are probing the depths of nanotechnology. However, researchers at New York University have shown that the maxim "better is better" can be true in the drug-delivery world as well, due to the development of drug delivering fibers that are the diameter of spider silk.
Researchers at Harvard have programmed stem cells embedded in a tumor to deliver a toxic dose of cytotoxins, killing the cancer cells from the inside.
BioDelivery Sciences International is partnering with Evonik to develop a formulation of buprenorphine that can be subcutaneously injected and provide continuous therapy for 30 days. BDSI will pursue an approval for opioid dependence in about three years, but also aims to develop a product for chronic pain in patients requiring continuous opioid therapy.
Ken Drazan, the head of Johnson & Johnson's California Innovation Center, sat down with FierceMedicalDevices to muse on the company's interest in med tech.
Medtronic announced that its investigational aortic heart valve made using cow heart tissue has been implanted in its first U.S. patient, as the global, five-year Perigon trial of 650 patients gathers steam. It will be conducted at 40 sites in Europe, the U.S. and Canada.
Aileron Therapeutics has gone back to the well of investor cash and drawn up another $18 million in fresh support for its soon-to-launch, early-stage study of a p53 targeting cancer therapy.