Author Archives: Patricia Silva PhD

Corbus to Present Promising Data on Resunab as Systemic Sclerosis Treatment

Corbus Pharmaceuticals will present results showing that Resunab (JBT-101), the company’s cannabis-derived treatment for systemic sclerosis (SSc), can trigger specific molecular pathways which resolve inflammation and halt fibrosis. The data will be presented by Michael L. Whitfield, PhD, a molecular biology professor at Dartmouth and scientific founder of Celdara Medical,…

NavigAID SSc Assay Diagnoses Scleroderma Subgroups, Could Lead to New Therapies

Protagen has launched NavigAID SSc, a new disease stratification assay that, by measuring serum biomarkers, can define specific systemic sclerosis (SSc) patient subgroups, thereby facilitating differential diagnosis and supporting the development of personalized therapeutics in SSc. SSc is an autoimmune disorder in which the immune system attacks the body. The condition…

Cytori Publishes 2-Year Follow-up Data in Scleroderma Trial of Cell Therapy in Hand Dysfunction

Cytori Therapeutics recently published two-year clinical follow-up data of its SCLERADEC-I pilot trial showing that a single administration of the company’s Cytori Cell Therapy (ECCS-50) provided sustained clinical benefits for patients with hand dysfunction linked to scleroderma. The study, “Long-term follow-up after autologous adipose-derived stromal vascular fraction injection into…

Study of Systemic Sclerosis and Neuropsychiatric Ailments Now Recruiting Patients in France

A new clinical trial assessing neuropsychiatric complications in patients with systemic sclerosis — like depression and cognitive problems — is starting in France and currently recruiting patients. Until recently, systemic sclerosis (often also referred to as scleroderma)  — a connective tissue disorder — was thought to spare the central nervous system…

FDA Grants Orphan Drug Status to iBio’s Scleroderma Product Candidate

iBio recently announced the U.S. Food and Drug Administration (FDA) has granted orphan drug designation to iBio-CFB03 for the treatment of systemic sclerosis. iBio is a leading provider of plant-based biotechnology for developing and manufacturing biological products for a range of fibrotic diseases (where is scar tissue has formed), including idiopathic…