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UPDATED: A patient in Akashi's suspended Duchenne MD trial dies

A little more than a week after Cambridge, MA-based Akashi Therapeutics suspended its study of a new drug for Duchenne muscular dystrophy after a patient was sent to the hospital, the biotech reports that the trial subject has died.

J&J partners with San Diego startup Cue to develop portable HIV viral load Dx

Johnson & Johnson has partnered with Cue to develop a portable, inexpensive and internet-enabled HIV viral load test that would enable physicians in poor countries to more easily determine if a particular drug regimen is effective or not.

Cellnovo partners with TypeZero in major NIH-backed artificial pancreas trial in Type 1 diabetics

Paris-based Cellnovo Group has partnered with TypeZero Technologies to be part of a previously announced clinical trial of an artificial pancreas that's being backed by a $12.8 million grant from the U.S. National Institutes of Health. Cellnovo's connected insulin patch pump will be used in conjunction with TypeZero's inControl AP software and a Dexcom continuous glucose monitor to form the whole of the artificial pancreas system being tested.

Scientists pinpoint contributions pets can make to human medicine

Last June, the National Academies' Institute of Medicine hosted a two-day workshop in Washington, DC, aimed at promoting clinical research in dogs that can be translated to finding new cures for people. Now the IOM is sharing insights that came from the more than 20 veterinarians and scientists who attended the event.

Pear nabs $20M to woo FDA, launch prescribable apps for substance abuse, medication adherence

Biopharmas may be able to command hundreds of dollars a month for prescription medications, but it can be tough to get payers to cough up even a few bucks for an app that may offer comparable levels of benefit. So, one startup, Pear Therapeutics, has adopted the language of biopharma and it is looking to work tightly in tandem with drug companies with medication adherence apps.

Fox Foundation backs Evotec's Parkinson's project

The Michael J. Fox Foundation awarded a grant to Evotec to support the company's work in Parkinson's disease, bankrolling a project meant to clear the way for new therapies.

Spero Therapeutics raises $30M to support its drug delivery platform targeting Gram-negative bacteria

Cambridge, MA's Spero Therapeutics has raised $30 million in Series B financing to develop its so-called Potentiator Platform to improve existing antibiotics by enabling them to pass through the cell membrane of Gram-negative bacteria.

Stem cell therapy developed to treat dental disease in cats could also help people

Cats with a debilitating tooth ailment called feline chronic gingivostomatitis sometimes experience pain even after getting their teeth removed or taking multiple doses of antibiotics or steroids. But a new treatment that draws on the cats' own stem cells could prove game-changing in helping animals that are suffering from the disease. The findings could also apply to humans with oral diseases.

Yale entrepreneur Rothberg rounds up $40M for a biotech upstart

LAM Therapeutics, a biotech co-founded by Yale University entrepreneur Jonathan Rothberg, raised $40 million to fund its work on an early-stage pipeline of treatments for rare diseases and cancer.

UT Southwestern team creates new drug that could aid in vaccine development

Researchers at UT Southwestern Medical Center have discovered a new drug that could help in vaccine development. It activates the innate immune system in a novel way.