A new electronic drug capsule engineered to deliver medications directly to the colon could potentially offer a more effective and cheaper option for treating people with gastrointestinal conditions, according to researchers at Purdue University in Indiana.   The device is comprised of two parts, one carrying a drug payload and the other housing electronics designed […]

Sony Corp and Olympus Corp said they plan to unveil an ultra high-definition surgical endoscope this week, the first major product from a joint venture formed three years ago. The product allows physicians to view clearer, more instant images of internal organs, aiding precision during surgical procedures, the medical device makers told Reuters ahead of […]

Cosmo Pharmaceuticals SA said on Friday that the U.S. Food and Drug Administration has given marketing authorization for SIC 8000, a product used in gastrointestinal tract procedures. Cosmo said SIC 8000 lifts mucous membranes in the esophagus, stomach, small and large intestines and other organs during removal of things such as polyps. Its shares, which […]

Will good news and a stock surge mean Synergy Pharmaceuticals is soon to be a target for acquisition? Some analysts think so. Synergy Pharmaceuticals (SGYP) announced the top-line results from the first of two pivotal Phase III clinical trials studying two different plecanatide treatment doses in adult chronic idiopathic constipation (CIC). Plecanatide is being studied […]

RAMAT-GAN, Israel, June 15, 2015 /PRNewswire/ — Nutrinia, developing therapies to treat rare gastrointestinal disorders, announced today that the U.S. Food and Drug Administration (FDA) granted orphan drug designation for the company’s orally-administered drug for treating short bowel syndrome (SBS) in patients of all ages. Nutrinia plans to begin a pivotal clinical trial in this indication. […]