2015 report on the pipeline for new HIV, HCV and TB drugs.
17 July 2015 | TAG
CytoDyn Inc.(OTCQB:CYDY), a biotechnology company focused on the development of new therapies for combating human immunodeficiency virus (HIV) infection, today announced that its ongoing extension study of PRO 140 monotherapy in HIV-infected patients has shown complete viral-load suppression for nearly 11 months.
16 July 2015 | CytoDyn press release
HIV-infected patients remain on antiretroviral therapy for life because the virus survives over the long-term in infected dormant cells. Interruption of current types of antiretroviral therapy results in a rebound of the virus and clinical progression to AIDS. But now, scientists from the Florida campus of The Scripps Research Institute (TSRI) have shown that, unlike other antiretroviral therapies, a natural compound called Cortistatin A reduces residual levels of virus from these infected dormant cells, establishing a near-permanent state of latency and greatly diminishing the virus’ capacity for reactivation.
11 July 2015 | Scripps Research Institute
Findings published in Antimicrobial Agents and Chemotherapy report that a novel, subdermal implant delivering potent antiretroviral (ARV) drugs shows extreme promise in stopping the spread of HIV.
06 July 2015 | Edge San Francisco
Gilead Sciences, Inc. (NASDAQ: GILD) today announced that it has submitted a New Drug Application (NDA) to the U.S. Food and Drug Administration (FDA) for an investigational, once-daily single tablet regimen that combines Gilead’s emtricitabine 200 mg and tenofovir alafenamide (TAF) 25 mg with rilpivirine 25 mg (R/F/TAF) from Janssen Sciences Ireland UC, one of the Janssen Pharmaceutical Companies of Johnson & Johnson, for the treatment of HIV-1 infection in adult and pediatric patients 12 years of age and older. The data submitted in the NDA support the use of R/F/TAF among patients who are HIV treatment-naïve or who are virologically suppressed and want to replace their current antiretroviral treatment regimen.
02 July 2015 | Gilead press release
Gilead Sciences, Inc. today announced that the company’s Marketing Authorization Application (MAA) for two doses of an investigational fixed-dose combination of emtricitabine and tenofovir alafenamide (200/10 mg and 200/25 mg) (F/TAF) has been fully validated and is now under evaluation by the European Medicines Agency (EMA). - See more at: http://www.gilead.com/news/press-releases/2015/5/european-medicines-agency-validates-gileads-marketing-application-for-fixeddose-combination-of-emtricitabine-and-tenofovir-alafenamide-for-hiv-treatment?#sthash.jLacUtX1.dpuf
02 June 2015 | Gilead
ViiV Healthcare, Aurobindo Pharma, and the Clinton Health Access Initiative, Inc. (CHAI) announced today that Aurobindo Pharma has submitted an Abbreviated New Drug Application (ANDA) for dolutegravir 50mg, for Tentative Approval, to the Food and Drug Administration (FDA), for the treatment of HIV. This is the first ANDA for a generic version of dolutegravir, less than two years after FDA approval of Tivicay® (dolutegravir) for sale in the United States. Upon receiving Tentative Approval from the FDA, Aurobindo Pharma will be able to supply dolutegravir 50mg via the President’s Emergency Plan for AIDS Relief (PEPFAR) programme, following completion of required local regulatory approval process, in the licensed countries outside of the United States, as per the agreement signed between Aurobindo Pharma and ViiV Healthcare in 2014.
26 May 2015 | ViiV Healthcare
The Committee for Medicinal Products for Human Use of the European Medicines Agency (EMA) has recommended granting marketing authorization for atazanavir/cobicistat (Evotaz, Bristol-Myers Squibb Pharma EEIG) for the treatment of adults with HIV-1 infection and no known mutations associated with atazanavir resistance
26 May 2015 | Medscape
A novel, subdermal implant delivering potent antiretroviral drugs shows extreme promise in stopping the spread of HIV, researchers report. Scientists say that they have developed a matchstick size implant, similar to a contraceptive implant, that successfully delivers a controlled, sustained release of tenofovir alafenamide up to 40 days in dogs with no adverse side effects.
29 April 2015 | Science Daily
As HIV investigators work to control and eradicate the virus worldwide, certain myths or misconceptions about the disease have been embraced, whereas other concepts with merit have been left relatively unexplored, argues American HIV/AIDS researcher Jay Levy, M.D., in a Trends in Molecular Medicine commentary. He calls on fellow researchers to continue questioning and not to lose sight of alternative strategies that could ultimately lead to a sustainable, long-term solution to HIV infection.
15 April 2015 | Eurekalert Inf Dis