SUNNYVALE, Calif., July 23, 2014 /PRNewswire/ -- Silk Road Medical, Inc., a developer of advanced devices for the transcarotid treatment of intra- and extra-cranial cerebrovascular disease, announced today the appointment of Michael P. Wallace to the position of Chief Technology Officer. In this new role, Michael will lead the company's Research and Development efforts across its family of transcarotid access and treatment devices.
Prior to joining Silk Road Medical, Michael was the Vice President of Research and Development at Boston Scientific's Electrophysiology Division and previously held senior technical leadership roles at Baxano Surgical, Inc., BARRx Medical, and Boston Scientific Neurovascular / Target Therapeutics. He has over 20 years of experience in the medical device field and holds over 120 issued or pending US patents.
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OncoMed Pharmaceuticals Initiates Randomized Phase 2 "ALPINE" Clinical Trial of Tarextumab (Anti-Notch 2/3, OMP-59R5) for Pancreatic Cancer
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REDWOOD CITY, Calif., July 16, 2014 (GLOBE NEWSWIRE) -- OncoMed Pharmaceuticals, Inc. (OMED), a clinical-stage company developing novel therapeutics that target cancer stem cells (CSCs), or tumor-initiating cells, today announced that patient dosing has begun in the randomized, placebo-controlled Phase 2 portion of the company's "ALPINE" (Antibody therapy in first-LinePancreatic cancer Investigating anti-Notch Efficacy and safety) clinical trial of its anti-Notch 2/3 cancer stem cell antibody, tarextumab (OMP-59R5), being studied for the treatment of pancreatic cancer.
SUNNYVALE, Calif., July 16, 2014 /PRNewswire/ -- Silk Road Medical, Inc. announced today the completion of enrollment in its pivotal ROADSTER study. The trial was the first of its kind to study the treatment of carotid artery stenosis by placing a stent via direct access to the common carotid artery in the neck in an entirely new minimally invasive procedure. The device under study is the Company's ENROUTE™ Transcarotid Neuroprotection System (NPS) which incorporates proven surgical principles to protect the brain from a stroke during carotid angioplasty and stenting, and features a mechanism to divert dangerous debris away from the brain by temporarily reversing blood flow. Data from the trial will be used to support 510(k) clearance of the ENROUTE Transcarotid NPS as well as PMA approval of the ENROUTE Transcarotid Stent System.
Omada Health Endorsed by the National Association of Chronic Disease Directors as a Premier Online Provider for Patients Seeking the Diabetes Prevention Program (DPP)
Via: Business Wire
SAN FRANCISCO--(BUSINESS WIRE)--Omada Health, a pioneer in the emerging field of digital therapeutics, today announced the National Association of Chronic Disease Directors (NACDD) has selected its flagship product, Prevent, an online program to fight prediabetes, as a premier solution for patients seeking an online Diabetes Prevention Program (DPP).
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REDWOOD CITY, Calif., July 2, 2014 (GLOBE NEWSWIRE) -- OncoMed Pharmaceuticals, Inc. (OMED), a clinical-stage company developing novel therapeutics that target cancer stem cells (CSCs), or tumor-initiating cells, today announced the issuance of a broad U.S. patent relating to FZD-Fc soluble receptors, including OncoMed's clinical-stage candidate ipafricept (FZD8-Fc, OMP-54F28). The new patent, U.S. Patent No. 8,765,913, includes claims covering certain FZD-Fc compositions of matter, as well as claims covering methods of treating cancer with such soluble receptors. Polynucleotides encoding the claimed FZD-Fc polypeptides and cells producing such polypeptides are also covered.