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Takeda and TiGenix Report New Data Highlighting Maintenance of Long-Term Remission of Complex Perianal Fistulas in Crohn's Disease Patients with Cx601

17.02.2017

Takeda Pharmaceutical Company Limited (TSE: 4502) ("Takeda") and TiGenix NV (Euronext Brussels and Nasdaq: TIG) ("TiGenix") today announced new data from the Phase 3 ADMIRE-CD clinical trial, which indicated that investigational compound Cx601, a suspension of allogeneic adipose-derived stem cells (eASC), maintained long-term remission of treatment refractory complex perianal fistulas in patients with Crohn's disease over 52 weeks.[1] Results were presented at the 12th Congress of the European Crohn's and Colitis Organisation (ECCO). read more

GENTICEL Updates Its Financial Calendar For 2017

17.02.2017

GENTICEL (Euronext Paris and Brussels: FR0011790542 - GTCL), a French biotechnology company today announces that the disclosure of its 2016 Annual Results is moved from the 16 March 2017 to the 28 February 2017, including the publication of its 2016 Financial Report. read more

Celyad Registers First Hematological Patient in CAR-T NKR-2 THINK Trial

17.02.2017

Celyad (Euronext Brussels and Paris, and NASDAQ: CYAD), a leader in the discovery and development of engineered cell-based therapies, today announced a further step in the CAR-T NKR-2 THINK trial with the registration of a first refractory Multiple Myeloma patient. This patient is expected to receive the first dose-level (3x108 CAR-T NKR-2 cells) in the coming weeks, opening the first cohort of the hematological arm of the study. read more

Celyad Registers First Hematological Patient in CAR-T NKR-2 THINK Trial

16.02.2017

Celyad (Euronext Brussels and Paris, and NASDAQ: CYAD), a leader in the discovery and development of engineered cell-based therapies, today announced a further step in the CAR-T NKR-2 THINK trial with the registration of a first refractory Multiple Myeloma patient. This patient is expected to receive the first dose-level (3x108 CAR-T NKR-2 cells) in the coming weeks, opening the first cohort of the hematological arm of the study. read more

ABLYNX WILL ANNOUNCE ITS 2016 FULL YEAR RESULTS WITH WEBCAST ON 23 FEBRUARY 2017

16.02.2017

Ablynx [Euronext Brussels: ABLX; OTC: ABYLY] will announce its full year results for 2016 on Thursday 23 February 2017 at 7.00 am CET. read more

Inception of anaRIC biologics as Anacura and RIC combine R&D and GMP activities

16.02.2017

With the purpose of supporting customers throughout their entire biological drug development process, GMP specialist Anacura and the R&D-focused RIC have initiated a collaboration under the moniker ‘anaRIC biologics’. read more

16.02.2017

Scientists at VIB-KU Leuven have identified a new mechanism that impacts tumor growth. The typical lack of oxygen in tumors doesn’t only stimulate proliferation, but also offsets the important role of the protein PHD2 as ‘cancer cell killer’. A possible solution lies in blocking the enzyme PP2A/B55, which restores the function of PHD2 and consequently slows down cancer growth. The research, led by prof. Massimiliano Mazzone (VIB-KU Leuven), is published in the leading scientific journal Cell Reports. read more

Scientists isolate new antibodies to fight human respiratory syncytial virus (RSV)

15.02.2017

Researchers from VIB, UGent, the Geisel School of Medicine at Dartmouth and several collaborators developed a new antiviral strategy to fight human respiratory syncytial virus (RSV), a leading cause of lower respiratory tract infections in children. The approach hinges on the use of single-domain antibodies, also known as Nanobodies®, which target and neutralize a vital protein in the virus, rendering it unable to enter lung cells. The research, published in the leading scientific journal Nature Communications, elucidates how these Nanobodies® interact with and neutralize the virus and demonstrates their ability to successfully protect mice from RSV infection and related inflammation. read more

Children of patients with C9orf72 mutations are at a greater risk of frontotemporal dementia or ALS at a younger age

15.02.2017

The most common genetic cause of the brain diseases frontotemporal dementia (FTD) and amyotrophic lateral sclerosis (ALS) is a mutation in the C9orf72 gene. Researchers from VIB and UAntwerp, headed by Prof. Christine Van Broeckhoven, have demonstrated that if an affected parent passes on this mutation, the children will be affected at a younger age (than the parent). There are no indications that the disease progresses more quickly. These results are published today in the international scientific journal JAMA Neurology. read more

Scientists isolate new antibodies to fight human respiratory syncytial virus (RSV)

14.02.2017

Researchers from VIB, UGent, the Geisel School of Medicine at Dartmouth and several collaborators developed a new antiviral strategy to fight human respiratory syncytial virus (RSV), a leading cause of lower respiratory tract infections in children. The approach hinges on the use of single-domain antibodies, also known as Nanobodies®, which target and neutralize a vital protein in the virus, rendering it unable to enter lung cells. The research, published in the leading scientific journal Nature Communications, elucidates how these Nanobodies® interact with and neutralize the virus and demonstrates their ability to successfully protect mice from RSV infection and related inflammation. read more

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