Taris Biomedical said today that it closed initial enrollment in its phase Ib clinical trial following positive results. The study is evaluating the safety and efficacy of its drug-device combination product that releases gemcitabine continuously into the bladder for 7 days in patients with muscle invasive bladder cancer. Although the study was slated to enroll […]
Taris Biomedical said today it is launching a new phase I trial of its TAR-200 gemcitabine releasing intravesical system designed to deliver drugs directly to the bladder for patients with non-muscle-invasive bladder cancer. The phase 1b open-label study is slated to enroll 30 patients to explore whether continuous, local exposure to gemcitabine using TAR-200 is […]
A year after dealing its Liris bladder treatment to Allergan in a deal worth up to $588 million, Taris Biomedical raised another $32 million to put toward the implant, which is designed to deliver drugs directly to the bladder. Allergan paid $67.5 million in cash in August 2014 for Liris, a drug-device combination designed to deliver lidocaine to treat […]
MASSDEVICE ON CALL — Newer generations of artificial hips may not be as good as their predecessors, according to research funded by the FDA.
Modern hip replacement devices using metal-on-metal joints or ceramic-on-ceramic joints may wear out faster than metal-on-polyethylene or ceramic-on-polyethylene models.
In a comparative study examining the records of more than 3,000 patients and 3,400 hips, the overall results found no advantage in the more expensive, newer artificial hips, but did see a higher rate of revision surgery in some of the results.
Taris Biomedical Inc. drummed up $18.3 million in its latest funding round.
Lexington, Mass.-based company said the equity-based B round will support its lidocaine delivery technology developed at MIT to treat bladder conditions.
Third Rock Ventures, a new backer for the company, led the round, and previous investors Flagship Ventures, Flybridge Capital Partners and Polaris Venture Partners also participated in the financing.
Taris Biomedical hired Sarma Duddu to be its new president and CEO.
The Lexington, Mass.-based durg/device developer said Duddu brings 15 years of pharmaceutical industry experience to the corner office, where he’ll start immediately.
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Taris Biomedical Inc., Lexington, Mass.
Taris Biomedical’s drug-device combination delivers lidocaine directly into the bladder.
Christine Bunt, Founder and COO
Dennis A. Ausiello, Kevin Bitterman, Christine Bunt, Michael Cima (Co-founder), Michael Greeley, Ed Kania, Robert Langer, Ernest Mario
Taris Biomedical hit the ground running, raising $15 million from venture fund backers for its launch.
The Lexington-based drug-device developer, which is aiming to leverage lidocaine delivery technology developed at MIT to treat bladder conditions, said (PDF) Flagship Ventures, Flybridge Capital Partners and Polaris Venture Partners led the investment round.