SAN DIEGO, Jan. 20, 2017 /PRNewswire/ — Accriva Diagnostics, a Warburg Pincus portfolio company, announced today the definitive agreement with Werfen, a privately held medical diagnostics firm headquartered in Barcelona, Spain, and its subsidiary Instrumentation Laboratory (IL) headquartered in Bedford, MA, whereby Werfen and IL have acquired all shares of Accriva. The transaction was successfully closed on January 19, 2017.
The Accriva portfolio, including globally recognized point-of-care (POC) diagnostic products for coagulation and anti-platelet therapy response, will allow IL to establish a market-leading position in hospital-based POC Hemostasis testing, expand its position in POC Critical Care testing and complement its leadership in the Hemostasis Laboratory segment.
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OncoMed Initiates Enrollment of Phase 1b Clinical Trial of Brontictuzumab for the Treatment of Metastatic Colorectal Cancer Patients
REDWOOD CITY, Calif., Jan. 20, 2017 (GLOBE NEWSWIRE) -- OncoMed Pharmaceuticals, Inc. (NASDAQ:OMED), a clinical-stage company focused on discovering and developing novel anti-cancer stem cell and immuno-oncology therapeutics, today announced dosing of the first patient in a Phase 1b clinical trial of brontictuzumab (anti-Notch1, OMP-52M51) plus chemotherapy in patients with metastatic colorectal cancer.
Remedy Pharmaceuticals’ CIRARA Granted Orphan Drug Designation For Treatment of Severe Cerebral Edema Caused By Acute Ischemic Stroke
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Omada Health has announced five new senior hires, most notably a new chief medical officer, Dr. Paul Chew, who previously served as senior VP and global chief medical officer at Sanofi. The company also announced the hire of Tom Schoenherr as chief commercial officer, a position he previously held at Counsyl.
Omada Health has accomplished a rare feat in the crowded world of digital health hopefuls: it's backed up lofty claims with actual results, helping the company score federal government reimbursements for its high-tech diabetes prevention program. Now, Omada is taking on some major biopharma talent as it heads into 2017 with the goal of becoming a go-to "digital therapeutics" option.
Via: Philly Voice
Vascular surgeons at Thomas Jefferson University Hospital will become the first in Philadelphia to perform a recently post-clinical trial approved procedure to treat carotid artery disease, a condition that annually affects more than 300,000 people in the United States.
Enters 2017 with $184.6 Million in Cash
REDWOOD CITY, Calif., Jan. 05, 2017 (GLOBE NEWSWIRE) -- OncoMed Pharmaceuticals Inc. (NASDAQ:OMED), a clinical-stage company focused on discovering and developing novel anti-cancer stem cell and immuno-oncology therapeutics, today pre-announced its 2016 year-end cash balance and reviewed key anticipated events for 2017.
OncoMed Initiates Enrollment of Phase 1b Clinical Trial of Anti-DLL4/VEGF Bispecific Antibody as Second-line Treatment for Metastatic Colorectal Cancer Patients
REDWOOD CITY, Calif., Jan. 04, 2017 (GLOBE NEWSWIRE) -- OncoMed Pharmaceuticals, Inc. (NASDAQ:OMED), a clinical-stage company focused on discovering and developing novel anti-cancer stem cell and immuno-oncology therapeutics, today announced dosing of the first patient in a Phase 1b clinical trial of anti-DLL4/VEGF bispecific antibody (OMP-305B83) plus chemotherapy in patients with second-line metastatic colorectal cancer.
Outcomes of a Digital Health Program With Human Coaching for Diabetes Risk Reduction in a Medicare Population
Silk Road Medical Announces Updated Clinical Data on TCAR Presented at the 44th Annual VEITH Symposium
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SUNNYVALE, Calif., Dec. 12, 2016 /PRNewswire/ -- Silk Road Medical, Inc., a company dedicated to preventing the devastating burden of stroke through surgical innovation, announced that the 44th annual VEITH Symposium held November 15-19, 2016, in New York City featured several presentations on the company's ENROUTE® Transcarotid Neuroprotection and Stent System, the first and only products specifically designed and indicated for TransCarotid Artery Revascularization (TCAR). Highlights include 1-year data on the pivotal cohort from ROADSTER 1 and the first interim analysis of the 30-day data from the ROADSTER 2 Post Approval Study.