Author Archives: Margarida Azevedo, MSc

Scleroderma Study of Potential Hand Impairment Therapy Treats 20th Patient

Cytori Therapeutics recently announced that its Phase 3 STAR clinical trial, evaluating the efficacy and safety of Cytori Cell Therapy in scleroderma patients with hand impairment, has treated its 20th patient to reach 25 percent of its enrollment and treatment goal. The trial is continuing on the recommendation of an independent monitoring committee that evaluated safety data obtained…

miRagen Therapeutics’ Anti-Fibrosis Drug Candidate Starts Clinical Testing

miRagen Therapeutics, Inc, a biopharmaceutical company working to develop microRNA-based therapeutic agents for a range of diseases, recently announced the initiation of a Phase I clinical study assessing MRG-201, the company’s lead anti-fibrotic candidate, in healthy patients. The study has the potential to be extended to patients with cutaneous scleroderma. MRG-201…