Nuvaira, a developer of novel therapeutic strategies to treat obstructive lung diseases, has announced that its Nuvaira® Lung Denervation System has been designated as a Breakthrough Device by the U.S. Food and Drug Administration (FDA). This program creates an expedited pathway for prioritized FDA review of devices that have potential to provide more effective treatment or diagnosis of life-threatening or irreversibly debilitating diseases or conditions.
CAMBRIDGE, England & BOSTON--(BUSINESS WIRE)--Bicycle Therapeutics plc (NASDAQ: BCYC), a biotechnology company pioneering a new and differentiated class of therapeutics based on its proprietary bicyclic peptide (Bicycle®) technology, today announced that the first patient has been dosed in a Phase I dose escalation of BT5528 in combination with nivolumab. The Phase I trial includes both a monotherapy arm as well as a combination arm.
Despite being a densely populated high-risk state, Singapore managed to keep its cases extremely low. No deaths were reported between late January and mid-March. But even then, there were warning signs. In that same piece, I expressed concern for a potential second wave of cases that could be triggered by the massive influx of Malaysian foreign workers who rushed to enter Singapore before Malaysia closed its borders on Mar. 18. Interestingly, while Singapore did experience a second wave in late March, the new cases were not attributed to foreign workers. Most of the new cases were from Singaporeans returning home from travels to global hotspots such as the UK and US
Walter is honored! The WalterLorenz® Surgical Assist Arm was recently awarded a Gold Edison Award™ in their Medical/Dental category for Advanced Surgical Instruments.
A day after my article was published, it was announced that two patients (a 75-year-old female, and a 64-year-old male) died in Singapore from COVID19-related complications. Not unexpectedly, the country is now facing a second and larger wave of case spikes. The main reason for the surge in cases is coming from Singaporeans and long-term residents returning home from the UK and US, where uncontained outbreaks have clearly been raging for weeks, largely undetected. At this point in writing, Singapore has reported a total of 732 confirmed cases in the country – more than double from 313 a week ago.
Since the first confirmed case was identified in Singapore 55 days ago, the country has done a remarkable job of containment and mitigation. As of this writing, there have only been 313 confirmed COVID19 cases in Singapore with no COVID-related deaths. Those are remarkably low numbers compared with South Korea, Italy, Iran and other countries.