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Abivax seeks cash to bring Cuban-discovered HepB vaccine to the world

Abivax, an emissary of Cuba's well-regarded but closed-off biotech sector, is raising money to fund clinical trials of a hepatitis B vaccine. The vaccine was discovered by Cuba's Center for Genetic Engineering and Biotechnology and is now on the cusp of making the leap from the island to the wider world.

European researchers developing implantable, insulin-controlling capsule to fight diabetes

Irish researchers have developed a gel containing clusters of pancreatic cells that they say can control glucose levels for up to 5 years when administered via a minimally invasive injection procedure being developed by medical device bigwig Boston Scientific.

Trialbee raises $5M to mount U.S. expansion of online trial enrollment business

Trialbee has raised $5 million to expand its clinical trial recruitment business in the U.S.

Genocea's genital herpes vaccine succeeds in PhII

There is no cure for genital herpes, but Genocea is getting closer to marketing an immunotherapy that could control herpes symptoms. The Massachusetts-based company announced Wednesday that it met its goals in a Phase II study of its investigational GEN-003 vaccine.

NIH steps in with $9M Vanderbilt grant after rough season for flu vaccines

After a troublesome flu vaccine season, the NIH has announced that it'll lend a hand to Vanderbilt University as researchers there attempt to develop an improved, "universal" vaccine against the virus.

Zydus Cadila preps for big splash into India's vaccines market

With ambitious plans for the next year, Ahmedabad-based Zydus Cadila's coming launches could alter the vaccines landscape in India and challenge established players there.

Broad Institute gets $10M to study genetics of cancer drug resistance

MIT and Harvard's collaborative Broad Institute just received a $10 million gift from the Gerstner Family Foundation to conduct research into drug-resistant cancers using gene-editing technology and blood-based tumor biopsies.

Veracyte reveals positive numbers for lung cancer test in NEJM

Veracyte has been generating cash for R&D and striking deals to expand its market reach. Now, the company is touting promising results for its bronchial genomic classifier for lung cancer diagnosis as it takes a deeper dive into the lung cancer testing market.

'Nanosponges' held in place with a hydrogel absorb toxins in MRSA infections

UCSD researchers have developed a hydrogel that contains toxin-absorbing nanoparticles--what they are calling nanosponges--that could eventually treat skin and wound conditions caused by methicillin-resistant Staphylococcus aureus, or MRSA.

Endo, BDSI get positive results from pivotal trial of pain-fighting buccal film

Endo Pharmaceuticals and BioDelivery Sciences International announced positive results from two Phase III studies of their Belbuca buccal film to manage severe chronic pain by quickly delivering buprenorphine via the inside of the cheek. The candidate uses BDSI's BioErodible MucoAdhesive delivery platform.