REDWOOD CITY, Calif., Aug. 7, 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 reported financial results and reviewed corporate events for the quarter ended June 30, 2014.
"We continue to execute on our research and development objectives, advancing our product candidates and building our portfolio of proprietary and innovative discovery programs," said OncoMed's Chairman and Chief Executive Officer, Paul J. Hastings. "The recent start of the Phase 2 ALPINE trial of tarextumab in pancreatic cancer represents an important milestone for the company, and we expect further pipeline progress and presentations of clinical and preclinical data in the second half of 2014."
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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.
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)
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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.
MINNEAPOLIS, June 17, 2014 /PRNewswire/ -- Techne Corporation TECH +2.06% (d/b/a Bio-Techne) announced today that it has agreed to acquire ProteinSimple for $300 million in cash. The closing of the acquisition is subject to the satisfaction of customary closing conditions, including the expiration or early termination of the waiting period under the Hart-Scott-Rodino Antitrust Improvements Act of 1976. The acquisition is not subject to any financing contingencies. The transaction will be financed through a combination of cash on hand and a new revolving line of credit facility that Bio-Techne expects to obtain prior to the closing of the acquisition.
REDWOOD CITY, Calif., June 4, 2014 (GLOBE NEWSWIRE) -- OncoMed Pharmaceuticals Inc. (Nasdaq:OMED), a clinical-stage company developing novel therapeutics that target cancer stem cells (CSCs), or tumor-initiating cells, will present new data at the upcoming 19th European Hematology Association (EHA) Congress related to the company's anti-Notch1 (OMP-52M51) clinical-stage program.
REDWOOD CITY, Calif., May 28, 2014 (GLOBE NEWSWIRE) -- OncoMed Pharmaceuticals, Inc. (Nasdaq:OMED), a clinical-stage company developing novel therapeutics that target cancer stem cells (CSCs), or tumor-initiating cells, today announced that Paul J. Hastings, OncoMed's Chairman and Chief Executive Officer, will present an overview of the company at the Jefferies 2014 Global Healthcare Conference being held in New York City.
SAN DIEGO, May 27, 2014 /PRNewswire/ -- Volcano Corporation VOLC +2.09% , a leading developer and manufacturer of precision guided therapy tools designed to enhance the diagnosis and treatment of coronary and peripheral vascular disease, said today it has signed an agreement to acquire AtheroMed, Inc., a privately-held company that has developed the Phoenix® Atherectomy System used in the treatment of peripheral artery disease (PAD).