On April 7th, 2010 the first iVAC3L case was carried out in Sheba Medical Center, Tel Aviv, Israel, by Dr. Yigal Cassif.
The patient was a 53yr old male who was suffering from acute myocarditis with cardiogenic shock after resuscitation with IABP and required emergency support. Before implantation of the iVAC3L he had an EF of 20%. Continue reading “First iVAC3L Case in Israel”
Leiden, March 30, 2010 – Prosensa, the Dutch based biopharmaceutical company focusing on RNA modulating therapeutics announces the start of a phase I/II clinical study for PRO044 in patients with Duchenne Muscular Dystrophy.
The objective of this open label, dose-escalating study is to evaluate the safety and tolerability of the systemic delivery of PRO044 in twelve Duchenne Muscular Dystrophy (DMD) patients receiving weekly subcutaneous injections for a period of five weeks. The effect of PRO044 will be assessed at the RNA level, to demonstrate specific exon 44 skipping, and at the protein level, to demonstrate novel dystrophin expression in muscle biopsies. Continue reading “Prosensa initiates clinical development of PRO044 in an open label phase I/II study – Prosensa’s second clinical candidate for treatment of Duchenne Muscular Dystrophy”
Leiden, March 17, 2010 – Prosensa, the Dutch based biopharmaceutical company focusing on RNA modulating therapeutics, announces the appointment of Berndt Modig as Chief Financial Officer (CFO). Continue reading “Prosensa strengthens its management team – Berndt Modig appointed as Chief Financial Officer”
Dutch-based donor organ perfusion devices companyOrgan Assist BV today announced the successful completion of second round investment led by Dutch investor MedSciences Capital BV from Amsterdam, The Netherlands. Also participating in this equity investment are De Friesland Zorgverzekeraar NV, Hanzepoort BV, NoordTechVenture BV, Kennisconversiefonds BV and G.J. Smidfonds BV, all from the Netherlands. The financing will enable Organ Assist to bring its first products to market and to further develop their extended product line. Continue reading “Brake through to decrease the waiting list of organ transplantation”