Tuesday, September 2, 2014

XTL hopes to begin major lupus trial next year

XTL hopes to begin major lupus trial next year

July 22, 2014 by · Leave a Comment 

Tweet XTL Biopharmaceuticals (NASDAQ:XTLB; TASE:XTL) is aiming to begin a Phase 2b clinical trial in the first half of 2015 with its hCDR1 peptide to treat patients with systemic lupus erythematosus (SLE). “We are in the process of finalizing our trial design, approaching the FDA and hope to have feedback from the agency before the […]

Ciclofilin developing first drug for HCV/HIV-1 co-infection

Ciclofilin developing first drug for HCV/HIV-1 co-infection

June 24, 2014 by · Leave a Comment 

Tweet Closely held Ciclofilin Pharmaceuticals is developing what, it hopes, will be the first clinically effective treatment for hepatitis C virus (HCV)/HIV-1 co-infection, with specific antiviral activity directed against both viruses. “Other companies are working on one or the other virus, so we would like to position ourselves as the company working on co-infection, where […]

Aurinia to begin lupus nephritis trial at end of April

Aurinia to begin lupus nephritis trial at end of April

April 15, 2014 by · Leave a Comment 

Tweet Fresh from a US$52-million private placement, Aurinia Pharmaceuticals (TSX-V:AUP) hopes to treat its first lupus patient at the end of April in a Phase 2b clinical trial with its voclosporin immunosuppressant in combination with CellCept®, the standard of care for treating lupus nephritis (LN), the most severe form of lupus. “We are now well capitalized […]

Aurinia readies Phase 2b trial in lupus nephritis

Aurinia readies Phase 2b trial in lupus nephritis

November 19, 2013 by · Leave a Comment 

Tweet Aurinia Pharmaceuticals (TSX-V:AUP) is preparing to begin a Phase 2b clinical trial in the first quarter of 2014 with its voclosporin immunosuppressant in combination with CellCept, the standard of care for treating lupus nephritis (LN), the most severe form of lupus. “The core of our management team executed the Aspreva Lupus Management Study, which […]

Isotechnika officially changes name to Aurinia Pharma

Isotechnika officially changes name to Aurinia Pharma

October 22, 2013 by · Leave a Comment 

Tweet Isotechnika Pharma (TSX-V:ISA) has officially changed its name to Aurinia Pharmaceuticals and its common shares will be posted for trading on a 50:1 consolidated basis on the TSX Venture Exchange at the opening tomorrow under the trading symbol, AUP. The consolidation will result in 12,373,589 shares outstanding. “In many respects, the new Aurinia just […]

Isotechnika gets more funding for NICAM program

Isotechnika gets more funding for NICAM program

June 18, 2013 by · Leave a Comment 

Tweet Isotechnika Pharma (TSX: ISA) has received additional funding from the National Research Council Industrial Research Assistance Program (NRC-IRAP) for its non-immunosuppressive cyclophilin antagonist molecules (NICAM) program. NRC-IRAP continues to play an instrumental role in networking the NICAM program with key global partners and previously assisted Isotechnika in late-stage screening of several NICAM compounds, including […]

Glickman swinging for the fence again in Isotechnika merger

Glickman swinging for the fence again in Isotechnika merger

February 19, 2013 by · Leave a Comment 

Tweet Richard Glickman is poised to hit another home run with the proposed merger of his closely-held Aurinia Pharmaceuticals and Isotechnika Pharma (TSX:ISA) to create a global nephrology leader. Dr. Glickman has a decades-long track record of successfully developing and selling pharmaceutical and biopharmaceutical companies. For example, in 2001, he co-founded Aspreva Pharmaceuticals which went […]

ILJIN withdraws damage claims against Isotechnika

ILJIN withdraws damage claims against Isotechnika

January 15, 2013 by · Leave a Comment 

Tweet Isotechnika Pharma (TSX:ISA) announced that ILJIN Life Sciences of South Korea has formally notified Isotechnika and the arbitral tribunal that it has withdrawn all claims for damages in the parties’ pending arbitration arising from a development, distribution and license agreement. As previously reported, the agreement was declared to be in “full force and effect” […]

Isotechnika receives partial award in ICC arbitration

Isotechnika receives partial award in ICC arbitration

November 30, 2012 by · Leave a Comment 

Tweet Isotechnika Pharma (TSX:ISA) has received a partial award from the International Chamber of Commerce Court of Arbitration regarding its right to terminate a development, distribution and license (DDL) agreement with ILJIN Life Sciences of South Korea. The partial award provides that the DDL has not been terminated and the company’s contractual relationship with ILJIN […]

FDA clears Isotechnika for Phase 3 voclosporin trial

FDA clears Isotechnika for Phase 3 voclosporin trial

November 26, 2012 by · Leave a Comment 

Tweet Isotechnika Pharma (TSX:ISA) has received permission from the FDA to commence the first of two planned Phase 3 kidney transplant trials for its lead product candidate, voclosporin, under a special protocol assessment (SPA) from the FDA. The SPA was received after the FDA reviewed Isotechnika’s Phase 2b data and evaluated the proposed Phase 3 […]

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