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MGC Pharma Rebrands as Argent BioPharma in Strategic Transformation

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Tuesday, February 13, 2024

LONDON, Feb. 13, 2024 /PRNewswire/ -- MGC Pharmaceuticals Ltd (LSE: MXC), (OTC: MGCLF), (ASX: MXC)  Rebrands as Argent BioPharma in Strategic TransformationMarking a significant milestone in its evolutionary journey, MGC Pharma has officially announced its rebranding to Argent BioPharma, pending approval from its shareholders. This rebranding is the culmination of an extensive restructuring, incorporating significant American capital and operational revisions. Poised for growth, Argent BioPharma is now set to emerge as a key player in the biopharmaceutical industry, leveraging cutting-edge advancements in Polypharmacology and Nanotechnology. With its presence on both the London Stock Exchange and the Australian Stock Exchange, Argent BioPharma is well-positioned to make substantial contributions to enhancing medical treatment accessibility.

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  • LONDON, Feb. 13, 2024 /PRNewswire/ -- MGC Pharmaceuticals Ltd (LSE: MXC), (OTC: MGCLF), (ASX: MXC)  Rebrands as Argent BioPharma in Strategic Transformation
    Marking a significant milestone in its evolutionary journey, MGC Pharma has officially announced its rebranding to Argent BioPharma, pending approval from its shareholders.
  • Poised for growth, Argent BioPharma is now set to emerge as a key player in the biopharmaceutical industry, leveraging cutting-edge advancements in Polypharmacology and Nanotechnology.
  • With its presence on both the London Stock Exchange and the Australian Stock Exchange, Argent BioPharma is well-positioned to make substantial contributions to enhancing medical treatment accessibility.
  • As Argent BioPharma transitions from MGC Pharma, it stands ready to lead a new era in biopharmaceuticals, promising accessible and impactful healthcare solutions on a global scale.

MiNK Therapeutics' AgenT-797 Shows Promising Results in the Treatment of Severe Acute Respiratory Distress, Published in Nature Communications

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Tuesday, February 6, 2024

These findings show that agenT-797 holds significant promise in improving patient survival and reducing secondary infections, all while maintaining a favorable safety profile.

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  • These findings show that agenT-797 holds significant promise in improving patient survival and reducing secondary infections, all while maintaining a favorable safety profile.
  • ARDS is a life-threatening, rapidly progressive form of respiratory failure, associated with approximately 40% mortality.
  • These data stand in stark contrast compared to 10% survival rate in the in-hospital control group at the same time.
  • The company plans to further advance agenT-797 in patients with viral ARDS through an externally funded, large platform trial.”
    The publication is available at: https://www.nature.com/articles/s41467-024-44905-z .

Windtree Eliminates $15 Million Contingent Liability to Deerfield Management Company

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Thursday, January 25, 2024

Windtree out-licensed global rights to AEROSURF® in 2022.

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  • Windtree out-licensed global rights to AEROSURF® in 2022.
  • “We appreciate the support of Deerfield in our efforts to strengthen our financial position with the completion of this transaction and the expected elimination the $15 million contingent liability.
  • As a result, we believe we have meaningfully strengthened and simplified our balance sheet,” said Craig Fraser, Windtree's President and Chief Executive Officer.
  • Along with significantly cutting our cash burn rate since the second half of 2022, I believe we have strengthened the company through recent transactions such as this one.

The Inner Circle Acknowledges, Josel Doyle as a Pinnacle Platinum Healthcare Professional for her contributions to Neonatology

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Monday, November 27, 2023

TOPEKA, Kan., Nov. 27, 2023 /PRNewswire/ -- Prominently featured in The Inner Circle, Josel Doyle is acknowledged as a Pinnacle Platinum Healthcare Professional for her contributions to Neonatology.

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  • TOPEKA, Kan., Nov. 27, 2023 /PRNewswire/ -- Prominently featured in The Inner Circle, Josel Doyle is acknowledged as a Pinnacle Platinum Healthcare Professional for her contributions to Neonatology.
  • Dr. Doyle pursued higher education at St. Georges University School of Medicine, earning undergraduate and medical degrees.
  • Recognized for her leadership early in her career, she also served as Chief Resident at Stony Brook University Hospital.
  • Dr. Doyle explained that neonatology is a subspecialty of pediatrics that consists of the medical care of newborn infants, especially ill and premature newborns.

Microbes, Mucus, and Brain Organoids--Experiments to Prevent and Treat Disease Launching on Next Space Station Resupply Mission

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Monday, October 30, 2023

Results may provide insights to mitigate the risk of infection on future space missions and space platforms.

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  • Results may provide insights to mitigate the risk of infection on future space missions and space platforms.
  • The U.S. National Science Foundation (NSF) continues its collaboration with the ISS National Lab by funding two biotechnology investigations on this mission.
  • An investigation from the University of California, San Diego, which builds on previous space station research, will explore microgravity's effects on stem-cell derived brain organoids.
  • This investigation aims to study accelerated aging in space to understand how cognitive decline happens in the human brain.

MediciNova Announces Results of Studies under BARDA Contract to Develop MN 166 (ibudilast) as a Medical Countermeasure Against Chlorine Gas-induced Lung Injury

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Thursday, September 28, 2023

Two different nonclinical models were used to investigate the potential clinical utility of MN-166 (ibudilast) for the treatment of chlorine-induced lung damage.

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  • Two different nonclinical models were used to investigate the potential clinical utility of MN-166 (ibudilast) for the treatment of chlorine-induced lung damage.
  • The primary endpoint was the pulmonary function measure PaO2/FiO2, which is the ratio of arterial oxygen partial pressure to fractional inspired oxygen.
  • In the pilot design single-dose treatment regimen, the test subjects were treated only once after the Cl2 gas challenge was completed.
  • There is a great unmet medical need for treatments for chlorine gas exposure as there is no drug approved specifically for this indication.

Chrysalis Receives FDA Approval to Initiate Clinical Trials with Chrysalin™ (TP508)

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Tuesday, September 26, 2023

Chrysalis BioTherapeutics, Inc. announced today that the US Food and Drug Administration (FDA) has given the company permission to initiate human clinical trials aimed at treating acute lung failure.

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  • Chrysalis BioTherapeutics, Inc. announced today that the US Food and Drug Administration (FDA) has given the company permission to initiate human clinical trials aimed at treating acute lung failure.
  • Other animal studies show potential TP508 benefit in treating acute lung injury, chronic smoke inhalation, and mitigating radiation effects on brain and other tissues.
  • “TP508 is a natural regenerative peptide that accelerates tissue repair and revascularization while modulating the inflammatory response.
  • Chrysalis is using UTMB, Houston-area, and national advisors to advance TP508 for treating pulmonary indications.

ReAlta Life Sciences Announces Poster Presentation at the European Respiratory Society 2023 International Congress

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Tuesday, September 5, 2023

ReAlta Life Sciences (“ReAlta”), Inc., a clinical-stage biotech company addressing life-threatening rare diseases through harnessing the power of the immune system, today announced that it will be presenting additional clinical data from its Phase 1b trial in healthy volunteers on RLS-0071 at the European Respiratory Society 2023 International Congress taking place in Milan, Italy on 9-13 September, 2023.

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  • ReAlta Life Sciences (“ReAlta”), Inc., a clinical-stage biotech company addressing life-threatening rare diseases through harnessing the power of the immune system, today announced that it will be presenting additional clinical data from its Phase 1b trial in healthy volunteers on RLS-0071 at the European Respiratory Society 2023 International Congress taking place in Milan, Italy on 9-13 September, 2023.
  • RLS-0071, the Company’s complement inhibitor and innate anti-inflammatory product candidate, is being developed as a treatment for hypoxic ischemic encephalopathy and other acute inflammatory and rare diseases.
  • The new data will be presented by Prof. Dr. Jens M. Hohlfeld, Division Director of Airway Research at the Fraunhofer Institute for Toxicology and Experimental Medicine (Hannover, Germany) and lead investigator on the Phase 1b trial.
  • Session 68 (PA608) – From bench to bedside: translational studies in airway diseases

The Inner Circle Acknowledges, Josel Doyle as a Pinnacle Platinum Healthcare Professional for her contributions to the field of Neonatology

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Monday, August 21, 2023

TOPEKA, Kan., Aug. 21, 2023 /PRNewswire/ -- Prominently featured in The Inner Circle, Josel Doyle is acknowledged as a Pinnacle Platinum Healthcare Professional for her contributions to the field of Neonatology.

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  • TOPEKA, Kan., Aug. 21, 2023 /PRNewswire/ -- Prominently featured in The Inner Circle, Josel Doyle is acknowledged as a Pinnacle Platinum Healthcare Professional for her contributions to the field of Neonatology.
  • Dr. Doyle pursued higher education at St. Georges University School of Medicine where she earned an undergraduate and medical degrees.
  • She completed a residency in pediatrics and a fellowship in neonatal-perinatal medicine at Winthrop University Hospital.
  • Recognized for her leadership early in her career, she also served as Chief Resident at Stony Brook University Hospital.

BioCardia Reports Second Quarter 2023 Business Highlights and Financial Results

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Wednesday, August 9, 2023

SUNNYVALE, Calif., Aug. 09, 2023 (GLOBE NEWSWIRE) -- BioCardia, Inc. [Nasdaq: BCDA], a developer of cellular and cell-derived therapeutics for the treatment of cardiovascular and pulmonary diseases, today reports financial results for the second quarter of 2023 and filed its quarterly report on Form 10-Q for the three and six months ended June 30, 2023 with the Securities and Exchange Commission.

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  • SUNNYVALE, Calif., Aug. 09, 2023 (GLOBE NEWSWIRE) -- BioCardia, Inc. [Nasdaq: BCDA], a developer of cellular and cell-derived therapeutics for the treatment of cardiovascular and pulmonary diseases, today reports financial results for the second quarter of 2023 and filed its quarterly report on Form 10-Q for the three and six months ended June 30, 2023 with the Securities and Exchange Commission.
  • The Company will also hold a conference call at 4:30 PM ET today in which it will discuss business highlights.
  • On July 12, 2023, the planned Data Safety Monitoring Board (DSMB) meeting was held utilizing the adaptive statistical analysis plan reviewed by FDA in the second quarter.
  • Second Quarter 2023 Financial Results:
    Revenues were approximately $43,000 for the three months ended June 2023, compared to approximately $974,000 in the three months ended June 2022, due primarily to the timing of collaboration agreement revenues.