The FDA announced this week that it established Tandem Diabetes Care‘s (NSDQ:TNDM) t:slim X2 insulin pump as the first in a new category of devices called ‘Alternate Controller Enabled Infusion Pumps’ or ACE pumps. The newly-approved indication for Tandem’s t:slim X2 pump clears the device to communicate with compatible products, including insulin dosing software and continuous glucose […]
The FDA has given Ocugen orphan drug status for a gene therapy designed to treat NR2E3 mutation-associated retinal degenerative disease. The Malvern, Penn.-based company’s OCU400 product includes an adeno-associated virum serotype 5 capsid that contains the gene for human nuclear hormone receptor NR2E3. Get the full story at our sister site, Drug Delivery Business News.
Inovio Pharmaceuticals (NSDQ:INO) said today that it priced an offering of $65 million of 6.5% convertible senior notes due 2024. The Plymouth Meeting, Penn.-based company also gave initial purchasers a 13-day option to buy up to an additional $20 million in notes. Get the full story at our sister site, Drug Delivery Business News.
An FDA advisory committee has voted to support Johnson & Johnson‘s (NYSE:JNJ) Spravato esketamine nasal spray product as a therapy for adults living with treatment-resistant depression. J&J’s Janssen touted that if the U.S. regulatory agency decides to approve Spravato, it would be the first medicine in 30 years to sport a new mechanism of action to treat major […]
scPharmaceuticals’ (NSDQ:SCPH) has signed a development agreement to incorporate West Pharmaceutical Services’(NYSE:WST) SmartDose drug delivery system with Furoscix, a drug that scPharmaceuticals developed to treat edema in heart failure patients. Burlington, Mass.-based scPharmaceuticals recently completed preliminary feasibility studies of the drug-device combination. The testing included drug stability in the pre-filled cartridge, drug compatibility, and overall performance within […]
Mylan (NSDQ:MYL) today announced the launch of its Wixela Inhub product, a generic for GlaxoSmithKline‘s (NYSE:GSK) Advair Diskus device, for people with asthma or chronic obstructive pulmonary disease. The company touted that its device’s list price is 70% less than Advair Diskus and 67% less than GSK’s generic. Get the full story at our sister site, Drug Delivery […]
[Press Release] – WTWH Media and MassDevice.com announced today that Shacey Petrovic, president and CEO of Insulet (NSDQ:PODD), will be a featured keynote speaker at DeviceTalks Boston 2019. DeviceTalks Boston, which takes place on June 5-6, 2019, at the Seaport World Trade Center, brings together engineering, product development and commercialization professionals to share the challenges and best […]
A former PixarBio (OTC:PXRB) employee pleaded guilty last Friday to charges of fraud and obstruction, according to a recent report from the Boston Business Journal. The employee, Jay Herod, was accused of making false statements to the SEC and impeding their investigation, as well as manipulating company stock trades and misleading investors, according to the report. […]
Delcath Systems (OTC:DCTH) said today that it won medical device approval for its Chemosat hepatic delivery system from the national health authority in Brazil. The New York-based company plans to market and sell Chemosat in Brazil for the percutaneous intra-arterial administration of melphalan hydrochloride to the liver with subsequent extracorporeal filtration of blood. Get the full story […]
Propeller Health said today that it inked a deal to connect Orion’s Easyhaler line of inhalers for asthma and COPD with Propeller’s digital medicine platform. The two companies plan to co-develop a sensor that will attach to Orion’s inhalers and pair with a mobile app. Get the full story at our sister site, Drug Delivery Business […]
A team of researchers from MIT developed an ingestible, blueberry-sized capsule that can deliver insulin orally. In animal models, the capsule lowered blood sugar levels and performed comparably with the traditional route of insulin delivery – injections. The capsule features a small needle made of freeze-dried, compressed insulin. The needle is attached to a compressed spring, which […]