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14 Jul by Vitaliy Dadalyan Tags:

Biogen, Eisai Start New Phase 3 Trial For Pre-clinical Alzheimer’s Disease

Biogen (BIIB), in collaboration with Eisai, and the Alzheimer’s Clinical Trials Consortium, has initiated a new global Phase 3 clinical study (AHEAD 3-45) with BAN2401, an anti-amyloid beta (Aβ) protofibril antibody.The study will evaluate the therapeutic effect of BAN2401 on the progression of Alzheimer’s disease in individuals in preclinical (asymptomatic) stages of the disease. These patients are clinically normal and have intermediate or elevated levels of amyloid in their brains.The AHEAD 3-45 program consists of two trials, A3 and A45, which aim to evaluate the potential of BAN2401 to reduce accumulation of harmful amyloid beta aggregates in the brain and prevent cognitive decline due to Alzheimer’s disease.A total of 1400 participants will be enrolled in the study, and will be conducted in the US, Canada, Japan, Australia, Singapore and Europe.The A3 trial will enroll participants with an intermediate amount of amyloid in the brain and high risk for further amyloid beta accumulation, and thus at risk for...
14 Jul by Vitaliy Dadalyan Tags:

China Retaliates Against Lockheed Martin for Taiwan Parts Sale

(Bloomberg) -- China will impose unspecified sanctions on defense contractor Lockheed Martin Corp. after the U.S. approved a possible $620 million deal to supply missile parts to Taiwan, marking the latest in a volley of punitive actions by the superpowers as relations grow colder.“China firmly opposes U.S. arms sales to Taiwan,” Chinese Foreign Ministry spokesman Zhao Lijian said at a briefing in Beijing on Tuesday. “We will impose sanctions on the main contractor of this arms sale, Lockheed Martin,” he said, without elaborating on what form the sanctions may take.The move comes as tensions grow between the U.S. and China on a number of fronts, from the trade war and territorial claims in the South China Sea to the coronavirus pandemic and new security law Beijing imposed on Hong Kong. Zhao, the Foreign Ministry spokesman, called on the U.S. to cut military ties with Taiwan -- which China considers part of...