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PhaseBio Secures $34 Million in Series D Financing

Proceeds will advance clinical development of orphan disease therapies, expand application of ELP technology platform

Malvern, PA, August 27, 2018 — PhaseBio Pharmaceuticals, Inc., a clinical-stage biopharmaceutical company focused on the development and commercialization of novel therapies for orphan diseases, with an initial focus on cardiopulmonary disorders, today announced the completion of a $34 million Series D financing, including the conversion of existing convertible promissory notes. New investors in the financing include Rock Springs Capital, Mountain Group Partners and CormorantAsset Management. Existing investors New Enterprise…

Castle Biosciences Presents Data Demonstrating the DecisionDx-Melanoma Test Improved AJCC-Based Risk Prediction for Melanoma Recurrence and Metastasis

Test demonstrated high technical reliability in over 17,000 clinical orders

Friendswood, TX – July 30, 2018 – Castle Biosciences, Inc., the skin cancer diagnostics company providing molecular diagnostics to improve cancer treatment decisions, today announced the presentation of new data showing that the DecisionDx®-Melanoma test improved risk prediction beyond that using American Joint Committee on Cancer (AJCC) based staging. The study was presented at the DERM2018 NP/PA CME Conference held in Las Vegas, Nevada. The study assessed the impact on…

APPELLO COMPLETES $10.5 MILLION SERIES A FINANCING LED BY DEERFIELD MANAGEMENT AND MOUNTAIN GROUP PARTNERS

Investment initially to support innovative treatment of Parkinson’s disease

Nashville, Tenn. – June 28, 2018 – Appello Pharmaceuticals, Inc. (“Appello” or “Company”) today announced the completion of a $10.5 million Series A financing led by Deerfield Management and Mountain Group Partners (“MGP”). This initial investment will support the development of novel positive allosteric modulators (“PAMs”) of the metabotropic glutamate receptor subtype 4 (“mGlu4”) as an innovative new treatment for Parkinson’s disease. An estimated 1 million Americans have Parkinson’s disease,…

Research Team Presents Promising Preliminary Results from TBI Study Using Myomo’s MyoPro

Collaborative clinical trial, funded by U.S. Department of Defense, examines the use of a myoelectric arm orthosis to improve arm functionality in traumatic brain injury patients

Clearside Biomedical Announces Positive Topline Results from Phase 2 Clinical Trial of CLS-TA Used with Eylea in Patients with Diabetic Macular Edema

May 31, 2018 Primary and Secondary Endpoints Met in 6-month Trial Patients Treated with CLS-TA Achieved Comparable Vision Improvement With Fewer Treatments ALPHARETTA, Ga., May 31, 2018 (GLOBE NEWSWIRE) — Clearside Biomedical, Inc. (NASDAQ:CLSD), a biopharmaceutical company dedicated to developing treatments that restore and preserve vision for people with serious eye diseases, today announced positive topline results from its Phase 2 clinical trial (“TYBEE”) evaluating suprachoroidal CLS-TA used with intravitreally…

Anthem, Inc. to Acquire Aspire Health

May 23, 2018 07:00 AM Eastern Daylight Time INDIANAPOLIS–(BUSINESS WIRE)–Anthem, Inc. (NYSE:ANTM) today announced that the company has entered into an agreement to acquire Aspire Health, the nation’s largest non-hospice, community-based palliative care provider. “Anthem is focused on enhancing our ability to offer innovative, integrated clinical care models that can improve the quality of healthcare and deliver better outcomes,” said Gail K. Boudreaux, President and CEO, Anthem. “Aspire Health shares…

G1 Therapeutics Announces Initiation of Phase 1b/2 Clinical Trial of G1T38 in Combination with Tagrisso for EGFR-Mutant Non-Small Cell Lung Cancer

RESEARCH TRIANGLE PARK, N.C., April 16, 2018 (GLOBE NEWSWIRE) — G1 Therapeutics, Inc. (Nasdaq:GTHX), a clinical-stage oncology company, today announced that it has initiated a Phase 1b/2 clinical trial assessing G1T38, its oral CDK4/6 inhibitor, in combination with Tagrisso® (osimertinib) in people with EGFR-mutant (EGFRm) non-small cell lung cancer (NSCLC). AstraZeneca (LON: AZN) is providing Tagrisso for this trial under a non-exclusive clinical trial collaboration agreement. “G1T38 inhibits tumor cell…

Castle Biosciences Announces Inclusion of DecisionDx-UM Prognostic Test in New NCCN Guidelines for Uveal Melanoma

New consensus recommendations include test class result to guide risk-appropriate surveillance plans

Friendswood, Texas – March 26 – Castle Biosciences, Inc., today announced that the National Comprehensive Cancer Network (NCCN) has included the DecisionDx®-UM gene expression profile (GEP) test class results in their new clinical practice guidelines for uveal melanoma. These recommendations, released on March 15, 2018, are the first-ever NCCN guidelines for uveal melanoma, and their publication is an important milestone in the care of patients with this rare eye cancer….

G1 Therapeutics Announces Positive Trilaciclib Phase 2a Topline Data Showing Robust Myelopreservation Bene ts in Patients with Small Cell Lung Cancer

Statistically signi cant results highlight bene t of trilaciclib in several prospectively-de ned parameters, including: Grade 4 neutropenia, G-CSF usage, and chemotherapy dose reductions and delays Clinically meaningful data favoring trilaciclib versus placebo, including: febrile neutropenia, Grade 3/4 anemia, and red blood cell transfusions Management to host webcast and conference call today at 8 a.m. EST RESEARCH TRIANGLE PARK, N.C., March 05, 2018 (GLOBE NEWSWIRE) — G1 Therapeutics, Inc. (Nasdaq:GTHX),…

Clearside Biomedical Announces Positive Topline Results from Pivotal Phase 3 Clinical Trial of CLS-TA in Macular Edema Associated with Non-Infectious Uveitis

Primary Endpoint Achieved – Statistically Significant Improvement in Proportion of Patients Gaining 15 or More Letters in Visual Acuity All Key Secondary Endpoints Achieved

ALPHARETTA, Ga., March 05, 2018 (GLOBE NEWSWIRE) — Clearside Biomedical, Inc. (NASDAQ:CLSD), a late-stage biopharmaceutical company developing first-in-class drug therapies to treat back-of-the-eye diseases, today announced positive topline results from its pivotal Phase 3 clinical trial of suprachoroidal CLS- TA in patients with macular edema associated with non-infectious uveitis. Suprachoroidal CLS-TA is Clearside’s proprietary suspension of the corticosteroid triamcinolone acetonide formulated for administration to the back of the eye via…

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