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Tigecycline - antibiotic evaluated in surveillance trial

...ries over the next three years. Tigecycline is an injectable glycylcycline, a new class of antibiotics, being developed by Wyeth Pharmaceuticals, a division of Wyeth (NYSE: WYE). "T.E.S.T. is likely one of the largest surveillance studies of its kind ever undertaken. The trial will evaluate the activity of ti...

OneWorld Health completes enrollment, treatment in Phase III India trial

...ths than stroke. OneWorld Health is developing the injectable form of paromomycin as a 21-day cure for VL. The drug is an off-patent antibiotic which was previously approved by the U.S. FDA and is still marketed in the U.S. as an oral formulation to treat intestinal parasites. Last June, OneWorld Health initia...

Creating polymers that act like biomolecules

...he polymer to swell and release insulin. The injectable gels would be much less invasive than surgically implanting automatic insulin delivery systems and the gels would dissolve on their own after about a week. For potential gene therapies, the positively charged (cationic blocks) polymers can comp...

U. of Colorado professor pioneering tissue engineering from knees to hearts to brains

...-- were the first group to successfully develop an injectable and biodegradable "scaffold" to regenerate cartilaginous tissue using light-activated chemistries. "I believe that it will be routine in five to 10 years to see this procedure successfully working in human knees," she said. The process involves usin...

USC awarded multi-million dollar engineering research center by National Science Foundation

...now conducting clinical trials of the BION(tm), an injectable neuromuscular stimulator. The BION - short for bionic neuron - is the length of two grains of rice. During the past three years, Loeb has injected 32 BIONs into the paralyzed muscles of about 20 patients in the U.S., Canada and Italy to treat d...

'Injectable' tissue implant could repair ravages of breast cancer surgery

Clemson University researchers have developed an injectable tissue implant that could be used to repair damage...y Review 100 top innovators list. Burg's work with injectable transplants could one day provide breast-cancer patients a viable reconstructive surgical solution f...

Lens replacement material may improve cataract treatment, eliminate bifocals

...ers admit there is still much work ahead before an injectable lens could be used in human patients, but Fetsch and Ravi expect it would be introduced into cataract patients first. "Assuming we can demonstrate that the hydrogel is safe and effective in animal studies, we probably would first offer the technolog...

Tiny protein prevents disease-related cell death

...n humanin could be synthesized and developed as an injectable drug for acute situations, such as heart attack or stroke, because humanin has the unique ability to readily enter cells. Gene therapy that exploits humanins ability to translocate from cell to cell could also be developed to protect cells in the vi...

Microgel polymer beads may provide general vehicle for vaccines, gene therapy

... the technique skirts the disadvantages of today's injectable vaccines, which employ deactivated viruses to ferry antigens into the cell interior. The antigens stimulate an immune attack against an invading organism or a cancer. "Deactivated viruses are not always so deactivated, so it is not clear whether viru...

Project BioShield: Consistent financing, markets, indemnity for biodefense vaccine developers needed

...d in the clinical development of a next-generation injectable anthrax vaccine, as well as preclinical work on or...ainst anthrax and plague," said Dr. Ryan. AVANT's injectable anthrax vaccine, which entered human clinical testing in October 2002, as well as a single-dose oral...

AVANT to develop an oral anthrax and plague vaccine for U.S. Department of Defense

...estigating this technology as an alternative to an injectable vaccine." Under the subcontract, AVANT will develop a rapid-acting oral anthrax and plague vaccine based on the company's modified live vaccine technology. This technology will use genetically modified bacteria as vectors, or "buses," to deliver ...

TSRI professor named industry pioneer in one of the top ten technologies that will change future

... to glycomics, other featured technologies include injectable tissue engineering, molecular imaging, grid computing, ad hoc wireless networks, software verification, quantum communications, nanoimprinting, nanosolar energy, and mechatronics. About Technology Review Technology Review, Inc., an MIT Enterprise...

Microscience to license vaccine delivery technology

...atitis B virus infection in chronic carriers. Two injectable vaccines are designed to protect against Meningitis B and neonatal Group B streptococcus infections....

Spinal cord injury and Alzheimers risk among topics at American Chemical Society meeting

...e for damaged retinas Researchers are developing injectable magnetic fluids to repair torn or detached retinas, a technique that could help prevent blindness in thousands. (POLY 374, Wednesday, April 10, 10:45 a.m., Convention Center, Room 314A, Level Three) Survey identifies drugs most likely to be fo...

Horseshoe Crab Research Center provides information to improve management

...l (LAL) used to detect the presence of bacteria in injectable drugs and implantable devices. Environmentalists are concerned because migratory shorebirds depend on horseshoe crab eggs to fuel their migration to their arctic breeding grounds each year. The battle over this ecologically, economically, and medical...

More help for infertile women with polycystic ovary syndrome

...the only viable alternatives today are surgery and injectable fertility drugs, both of which have potentially da...ts exciting because metformin is much cheaper than injectable fertility drugs and doesnt present the risk of side effects. And it seems to work." The research tea...

UNC-CH study indicates special vaccines could prevent insulin-dependent diabetes

... respectively named GAD65-IgGFc and IL-4, onto the injectable circular plasmids, which do not themselves produce an immune response. "One of the appealing features of plasmid DNA vaccines, which in other forms already are being tested clinically against certain infectious diseases such as HIV-1and cancer, i...

Searching for new medications to treat alcoholism

...be produced in a skin-patch or a long term (depot) injectable format." However, Anton remains somewhat cautious. "Unfortunately, the opioid neurotransmitter system probably does not explain all of the types of alcohol dependency," he said. "Other people may have changes in other cells and transmitters that ...

Vaccine put into tomatoes shows promise fighting virus in lab tests

...tive physiology. "For reasons that are not clear, injectable vaccines that have been attempted have not worked well in humans. Early attempts actually made the disease worse on subsequent infection." The research offers hope -- albeit at least five years away depending on successes in additional testing -- f...

University of Pittsburgh research may lead to new therapies for diabetes

...treatments require daily administration of oral or injectable drugs. "This research suggests that it may some day be possible to engineer islets which can be given to patients with diabetes to allow them to simultaneously measure blood glucose and secrete the appropriate amount of insulin. We are a long ...

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