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Mithra Announces First Subject Completes Estelle® Phase III Study
Mithra (Euronext Brussels: MITRA), a company specialized in Women’s Health, today announces that the first European study subject has successfully completed 13 cycles of Estelle® and the end of study physician visit in the E4 Freedom Phase III study program. Estelle® is Mithra’s combined oral contraceptive (COC) candidate, composed of 15 mg Estetrol (E4) and 3 mg Drospirenone (DRSP), and is currently being tested in two Phase III trials in Europe/Russia and in the US/Canada.
Scientists unravel role of glutamine synthetase in the spread of cancer
Scientists have discovered an essential mechanism in the spread of cancer. A team led by professor Massimiliano Mazzone (VIB-KU Leuven) and professor Alessandra Castegna (University of Bari) has demonstrated a way to alter the metabolism of macrophages, a particular type of white blood cell often responsible for supporting tumor growth. They found that reducing the glutamine levels of these macrophages changes their behavior: instead of supporting cancer, the macrophages change back into ‘good’ cells and fight the disease. These groundbreaking findings potentially offer new strategies for immunotherapy. The conclusions of the study are published in the leading scientific journal Cell Reports.
argenx to host conference call & webcast to report second quarter business update and half year 2017 financial results
argenx (Euronext & Nasdaq: ARGX), a clinical-stage biotechnology company developing a deep pipeline of differentiated antibody-based therapies for the treatment of severe autoimmune diseases and cancer, today announced it will host a conference call and audio webcast on Thursday, August 24, 2017 at 3:00 p.m. CEST (9:00 a.m. EDT) to discuss financial results for the first half of 2017 and to provide a second quarter business update.