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NORTHWEST BIOTHERAPEUTICS: AN EXAMPLE OF REFORM IN THE DRUG APPROVAL PROCESS.

  Tuesday, March 05, 2013

News has come from Northwest Biotherapeutics (NWBO) on its DCVax® personalized immune therapies for solid tumor cancers. The information is an announcement that Phase 1/2 DCVax-Direct clinical trial for all inoperable solid tumor cancers, which is planned to begin within approximately the next sixty days, will not be blinded. This means that the results will be seen as the trial proceeds. Knowing that an efficacy endpoint is tumor shrinkage or elimination), this trial is expected to yield meaningful ongoing results by the second half of 2013. More...

IDERA (IDRA): GOOD NEWS OFFSET SOMEWHAT BY SKEPTICISM NOT PESSIMISM

  Monday, March 04, 2013

Forgetting about Idera Pharmaceuticals (IDRA) seems to make its value sink, but failed to make it disappear. With a stock that sells at less than a three quarter of a dollar and a market of $20 million, lower than a new comer biotech having drugs still in preclinical lab testing, the firm was capable of drawing investors’ attention, riding new data about an attractive possibility of beating all existing approaches to treating psoriasis. The surprising data, which bring hopes in treating other autoimmune diseases, in addition to psoriasis were presented by James G. Krueger, M.D., PhD, of The Rockefeller University, at the Late-Breaking Research Symposium on March 2nd, 2013, during the American Academy of Dermatology Annual Meeting. More...


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