Tag Archive: biomedical

Jun 25

Clinical Trials in the Facebook Age

On 07 Jun 2011, Pfizer initiated a clinical trial pilot to assess safety and efficacy of Detrol LA, which is a treatment for overactive bladder (OAB).  The trial, REMOTE (Research on Electronic Monitoring of OAB Treatment Experience), was the first completely “virtual” trial ever designed.   The trial was set-up to compare if a completely virtual …

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Jun 02

Guidance for the Therapeutic Discovery Tax Credit

Credit you give yourself is not worth having. – Irving Thalberg For all you virtual biotechs and small start-up biotechs that survived the “Great Recession,” here is something to look forward to.  I’ve mentioned the Therapeutic Discovery Tax Credit before, but only in passing.  Now, though, the FDA Law Blog has brought to my attention …

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Jun 01

12th Annual NIH National SBIR/STTR Conference

On 02-03 June 2010, over 600 health and science managers, entrepreneurs, small business executives, university researchers, and consulting organizations will converge at the Raleigh (NC) Convention Center for the 12th Annual NIH National SBIR/STTR Conference. Attendees will learn the ins and outs of the NIH SBIR/STTR program, the funding opportunities available to small business researchers, …

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May 12

Approval of Therapeutic Cancer Vaccines

Last month, Dendreon was granted approval for Provenge®, the first cell based cancer vaccine for treatment of asymptomatic or minimally symptomatic metastatic castrate resistant (hormone refractory) prostate cancer.  Provenge is the first cancer treatment that utilizes the strength of the patient’s own immune system to fight tumors.  This approval could mark the beginning of a …

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