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2011-07-06 13:00:00

NEW YORK, July 6, 2011 /PRNewswire/ -- Coronado Biosciences, a biopharmaceutical company focused on novel immunotherapy agents for inflammatory diseases and cancer, today announced that it closed a $25.8 million Series C financing led by National Securities Corporation. Coronado plans to use the proceeds from the financing to advance its pipeline, including funding a Phase II study of the company's lead development candidate, CNDO-201 for the treatment of Crohn's Disease and a Phase I/II...

2011-05-10 09:00:00

BRUSSELS, May 10, 2011 /PRNewswire/ -- UCB announced today results from a post hoc analysis of the RAPID 1 study published in the Journal of Rheumatology. The results suggest moderate to severe rheumatoid arthritis (RA) patients treated with Cimzia® (certolizumab pegol), the only approved PEGylated anti-TNF, together with methotrexate (MTX), achieved a rapid response associated with improved long-term outcomes one year after treatment began. "These results are consistent...

2011-05-09 07:00:00

CHICAGO, May 9, 2011 /PRNewswire/ -- New study findings showed that treatment with STELARA® (ustekinumab) induced and maintained clinical response in patients with moderate to severe Crohn's disease who had previously failed or were intolerant to at least one tumor necrosis factor (TNF) antagonist. Investigators presented findings from a Phase 2b study at Digestive Disease Week, which showed nearly 40 percent of patients receiving STELARA 6 mg/kg achieved clinical...

2011-03-31 13:16:59

Speaking at the UK National Stem Cell Network annual science meeting later today (30 March), Professor Miguel Forte will describe research into a new cell therapy for chronic inflammatory conditions such as Crohn's disease. Patient's own blood cells are used to produce a type of cell "“ Type 1 T regulatory lymphocyte "“ that can reduce the extent of the disease. Professor Forte said "T regulatory lymphocytes are amazing cells "“ they secrete proteins "“ cytokines -...

2011-03-01 08:00:00

SAN DIEGO, March 1, 2011 /PRNewswire/ -- Prometheus Laboratories Inc., a specialty pharmaceutical and diagnostic company, today highlighted its financial results and product development progress for the year ended December 31, 2010. "Prometheus had another record year in 2010, our 14th consecutive year of sales growth," said Joseph M. Limber, President and Chief Executive Officer of Prometheus. "In addition, we made significant progress advancing a number of internal development programs,...

2010-12-03 13:17:36

Researchers at the University of Queensland Diamantina Institute in Brisbane, Australia, have found that a form of spinal arthritis is genetically linked to Inflammatory Bowel Disease. The study will be published on December 2 in the open-access journal PLoS Genetics. Ankylosing Spondylitis (AS) is a common form of arthritis involving chronic inflammation particularly of the spinal and pelvic joints, which causes pain, stiffness, and often disability. Affecting up to 0.5% of the population,...

2010-12-02 15:22:48

Post-traumatic stress in Crohn's disease and its association with disease activity The inflammatory bowel disorder Crohn's disease produces its own variant of post traumatic stress (PTSD), indicates research published online in Frontline Gastroenterology. PTSD creates a vicious circle by worsening the Crohn's symptoms, indicates the study. Crohn's disease is incurable and can potentially affect the entire digestive tract, producing severe pain and diarrhoea. It is particularly common in...

2010-11-30 15:34:00

SAN DIEGO, Nov. 30, 2010 /PRNewswire/ -- Prometheus Laboratories Inc., a specialty pharmaceutical and diagnostic company, announced today that it has extended its distribution agreement with AstraZeneca LP for the exclusive marketing, sales and distribution of ENTOCORT® EC (budesonide) Capsules in the United States until December 31, 2011. ENTOCORT EC is the only FDA-approved drug for the induction and maintenance of clinical remission in mild to moderate Crohn's disease...

2010-10-18 10:22:00

ATLANTA, Oct. 18 /PRNewswire/ -- Findings from the PRECiSE 3 (P3) open label extension study for Cimzia® (certolizumab pegol; CZP), demonstrating the longest continuously running maintenance trial for an anti-TNF in Crohn's disease, will be exhibited at the 2010 Annual Scientific Meeting of the American College of Gastroenterology (ACG), taking place in San Antonio from October 15 - 20. Additionally, long-term efficacy data from the PRECiSE 4 (P4) clinical trial also will...


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