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NFB, Mila collabore to boost artists, AI research community

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Montreal – Together, art and science can generate projects of almost limitless potential, mutually nurturing creation and research and pushing back the frontiers of experimentation and knowledge. This is the goal of a new partnership between the National Film Board of Canada’s Montreal-based Interactive Studio and Mila, the Quebec Artificial Intelligence Institute, which brings together more than 1,000 researchers specialized in deep learning. …

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Forxiga approved in China for the treatment of chronic kidney disease

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London – AstraZeneca’s Forxiga (dapagliflozin), a sodium-glucose cotransporter 2 (SGLT2) inhibitor, has been approved in China to reduce the risk of sustained estimated glomerular filtration rate (eGFR) decline, end-stage kidney disease (ESKD), cardiovascular (CV) death and hospitalisation for heart failure (hHF) in adults with chronic kidney disease (CKD) at risk of progression with and without type-2 diabetes (T2D). The approval by China’s …


Lynparza granted Priority Review in US amid prostate cancer concerns

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First PARP inhibitor to demonstrate clinical benefit in combination with a new hormonal agent irrespective of homologous recombination repair (HRR) gene mutations London – AstraZeneca’s supplemental New Drug Application (sNDA) for Lynparza (olaparib) in combination with abiraterone and prednisone or prednisolone has been accepted and granted Priority Review in the US for the treatment of adult patients with metastatic castration-resistant prostate …


Enhertu delays disease progression in DESTINY-Breast02 Phase III trial

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Ottawa – Positive high-level results from the DESTINY-Breast02 Phase III trial of Enhertu (trastuzumab deruxtecan) versus physician’s choice of treatment showed the trial met the primary endpoint, demonstrating a statistically significant and clinically meaningful improvement in progression-free survival (PFS) in patients with HER2-positive unresectable and/or metastatic breast cancer previously treated with trastuzumab emtansine (T-DM1). The trial also met the key secondary …


Tackling World’s Most Urgent Healthcare Needs

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London – Championing global health equity, advancing environmental health and empowering its employees to be their best are just some of the ways Johnson & Johnson is working to help improve the well-being of people around the world. The company’s 2021 Health for Humanity Report reveals just how far it’s come toward these ambitious goals. Improving the trajectory of health …


Tezspire recommended for approval in the EU

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London – AstraZeneca’s Tezspire (tezepelumab) has been recommended for marketing authorisation in the European Union (EU) as an add-on therapy in patients 12 years and older with severe asthma who are inadequately controlled with high dose inhaled corticosteroids plus another medicinal product for maintenance treatment. The Committee for Medicinal Products for Human Use (CHMP) of the European Medicines Agency based its positive …


Enhertu recommended for approval in the EU

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London – AstraZeneca and Daiichi Sankyo’s Enhertu (trastuzumab deruxtecan) has been recommended for approval in the European Union (EU) as a monotherapy for the treatment of adult patients with unresectable or metastatic HER2-positive breast cancer who have received one or more prior anti-HER2-based regimens. Enhertu is a specifically engineered HER2-directed antibody drug conjugate (ADC) being jointly developed and commercialised by AstraZeneca and …


Vaxzevria approved in the EU as 3rd dose booster against covid

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London – AstraZeneca’s COVID-19 vaccine, Vaxzevria (ChAdOx1-S [Recombinant]), has been granted approval in the European Union (EU) by the European Medicine Agency (EMA) as a third dose booster in adults. Healthcare professionals can now use Vaxzevria as a third dose booster in patients previously given a primary vaccine schedule of either Vaxzevria or an EU-approved mRNA COVID-19 vaccine. The authorisation is based on a review by …

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PT027, novel fixed-dose combination of albuterol-budesonide

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London -Full results from the positive MANDALA Phase III trial showed that PT027 (albuterol/budesonide) at two different strengths of budesonide, an inhaled corticosteroid (ICS), used as an as-needed rescue medicine, demonstrated a statistically significant reduction in the risk of a severe exacerbation versus albuterol rescue in patients with moderate to severe asthma.1,2 PT027 is a potential first-in-class inhaled, fixed-dose combination …


AZD8233 reduced low-density lipoprotein cholesterol levels by 73%

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London – Positive results from the ETESIAN Phase IIb trial showed AZD8233 (an investigational antisense oligonucleotide [ASO], also known as ION449) met the primary endpoint at 50 mg with 73% (95% confidence interval [CI]: -77%, -68%) reduction in low-density lipoprotein cholesterol (LDL-C) levels, from baseline. The trial also met the secondary endpoints, including significantly reducing proprotein convertase subtilisin/kexin type 9 …