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Philips collaborates with Dutch hospital to develop diabetic foot disease Dx

Royal Philips and the Academic Medical Center in Amsterdam, the Netherlands, will collaborate in a European multicenter trial of a new diagnostic technique to assess the results of minimally invasive treatment for diabetic foot and critical limb ischemia. The trial is slated to start this summer with final results expected in 2017.

Genocea's genital herpes vaccine succeeds in PhII

There is no cure for genital herpes, but Genocea is getting closer to marketing an immunotherapy that could control herpes symptoms. The Massachusetts-based company announced Wednesday that it met its goals in a Phase II study of its investigational GEN-003 vaccine.

NIH steps in with $9M Vanderbilt grant after rough season for flu vaccines

After a troublesome flu vaccine season, the NIH has announced that it'll lend a hand to Vanderbilt University as researchers there attempt to develop an improved, "universal" vaccine against the virus.

Zydus Cadila preps for big splash into India's vaccines market

With ambitious plans for the next year, Ahmedabad-based Zydus Cadila's coming launches could alter the vaccines landscape in India and challenge established players there.

BioNTech strikes back-to-back immuno-oncology deals with Lilly and Genmab

BioNTech has snagged a small upfront fee to enter into an immuno-oncology co-development pact with Genmab. The deal was unveiled one week after Eli Lilly invested $30 million (€27 million) in BioNTech as part of an immuno-oncology deal worth a potential $300 million per asset.

Ablynx adds Genzyme to roster of big-name collaborators

Ablynx has entered into a collaboration with Sanofi's Genzyme to investigate the use of its single-domain antibodies against a target involved with multiple sclerosis. The deal gives Genzyme the exclusive right to test the antibodies in models relevant to multiple sclerosis.

Icelandic med tech develops tiny mind-controlled sensors for prosthetics

Amid growing interest from med tech companies in innovative bionic devices, an Icelandic orthopedics company is developing tiny implanted myoelectric sensors that allow patients to control prosthetic limbs with their minds.

The root of Orexigen's Contrave data blunder: CEO's 'I have to see it' choice

A couple of years back--before Orexigen's recent data leak landed it in hot water with regulators, researchers and marketing partner Takeda--CEO Mike Narachi said he believed data from a large cardiovascular outcomes study should be kept among "a small team." But he also believed he should be on that team.

Philips, MIT partner in $25M deal to develop innovative med tech, lighting

Royal Philips and the Massachusetts Institute of Technology (MIT) have partnered in a 5-year research alliance with a $25 million budget to develop novel product solutions in healthcare and lighting.

Broad Institute gets $10M to study genetics of cancer drug resistance

MIT and Harvard's collaborative Broad Institute just received a $10 million gift from the Gerstner Family Foundation to conduct research into cancer-resistant drugs using gene-editing technology and blood-based tumor biopsies.