The medtech industry’s steady growth provided optimism in recent weeks, but an unforeseen leap sees it hitting new heights now. MassDevice‘s MedTech 100 Index — which includes stocks of the world’s largest medical device companies — finished last week (July 16) at 145.88 points, a remarkable 27.1% rise week-over-week, registering by far the greatest increase the […]
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Eli Lilly (NYSE:LLY) announced today that it acquired peptide- and protein-engineering platform developer Protomer Technologies. The potential value of the transaction is over $1 billion, depending on the achievement of future development and commercial milestones. Pasadena, Calif.–based Protomer Technologies develops next-generation protein therapeutics designed to identify and synthesize molecules that can sense glucose or other endogenous […]
Bigfoot Biomedical announced today that it received FDA 510(k) clearance for its Bigfoot Unity diabetes management system. Milpitas, Calif.-based Bigfoot’s first-of-its-kind Bigfoot Unity system features connected smart pen caps designed to recommend insulin doses for diabetes patients using multiple daily injection (MDI) therapy, according to a news release. Get the full story at our sister site, […]
The medtech industry’s 2021 performance has been all over the place and the past weekend highlighted its topsy-turvy nature. MassDevice‘s MedTech 100 Index — which includes stocks of the world’s largest medical device companies — had been on the rise since the beginning of April, with its mark of 112.25 on April 16 representing an all-time best and […]
Eli Lilly (NYSE:LLY) today announced deals with four companies whose diabetes management tech will work with Lilly’s latest insulin pen. The Tempo Pen is a modified version of Lilly’s existing prefilled, disposable insulin pen to which the Tempo Smart Button — in late-stage development – attaches. Through these new agreements, the Tempo Smart Button will […]
On April 16, Lilly announced that it was requesting FDA to revoke the emergency use authorization (EUA) for the monoclonal antibody bamlanivimab (LY-CoV555) when used alone. Hours after, the agency agreed to rescind the EUA on the grounds that bamlanivimab is potentially ineffective against some SARS-CoV-2 variants. Bamlanivimab, however, won’t be disappearing as a COVID-19 […]
Recent research from reputation data specialist RepTrak (Boston) indicates that the pharma industry had the largest year-over-year reputational improvement of any sector, according to its roundup of top 100 corporations. The sector saw significant gains in consumers’ perception of its citizenship and governance. Now ranked eighth overall, the pharma industry came in just ahead of […]
Evox Therapeutics announced today that it raised $95.4 million (£69.2 million) in a Series C financing round. Oxford, England-based Evox’s financing was significantly oversubscribed with high demand from both existing and new investors, according to a news release. Get the full story at our sister site, Drug Delivery Business News.
The FDA announced that it issued emergency use authorization (EUA) for monoclonal antibodies developed by Eli Lilly (NYSE:LLY) for treating COVID-19. Eli Lilly’s bamlanivimab and etesevimab received authorization to be administered together for treating mild to moderate COVID-19 in adults and pediatric patients over 12 years old and weighing at least 40 kilograms (about 88 pounds), according […]
An arm of NIH has ended a clinical trial investigating the use of Eli Lilly’s (NYSE:LLY) monoclonal antibody LY-CoV555 (bamlanivimab) to treat hospitalized COVID-19 patients. While the drug shows promise in treating mild-to-moderate COVID-19 infections, the ACTIV-3 trial involving severe cases of the disease showed little benefit, according to the National Institute of Allergy and Infectious Diseases […]
Eli Lilly (NYSE:LLY) reportedly paused a clinical trial testing its COVID-19 antibody treatment candidate because of a “potential safety concern.” The New York Times reported that Eli Lilly’s testing site researchers were notified of the pause by emails sent by government officials (it is a government-sponsored trial) and the company later confirmed it. A spokesperson from the […]