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DR ANTHONY MELVIN CRASTO Ph.D

DR ANTHONY MELVIN CRASTO Ph.D

DR ANTHONY MELVIN CRASTO, Born in Mumbai in 1964 and graduated from Mumbai University, Completed his Ph.D from ICT, 1991,Matunga, Mumbai, India, in Organic Chemistry, The thesis topic was Synthesis of Novel Pyrethroid Analogues, Currently he is working with GLENMARK LIFE SCIENCES LTD, Research Centre as Principal Scientist, Process Research (bulk actives) at Mahape, Navi Mumbai, India. Total Industry exp 30 plus yrs, Prior to joining Glenmark, he has worked with major multinationals like Hoechst Marion Roussel, now Sanofi, Searle India Ltd, now RPG lifesciences, etc. He has worked with notable scientists like Dr K Nagarajan, Dr Ralph Stapel, Prof S Seshadri, Dr T.V. Radhakrishnan and Dr B. K. Kulkarni, etc, He did custom synthesis for major multinationals in his career like BASF, Novartis, Sanofi, etc., He has worked in Discovery, Natural products, Bulk drugs, Generics, Intermediates, Fine chemicals, Neutraceuticals, GMP, Scaleups, etc, he is now helping millions, has 9 million plus hits on Google on all Organic chemistry websites. His friends call him Open superstar worlddrugtracker. His New Drug Approvals, Green Chemistry International, All about drugs, Eurekamoments, Organic spectroscopy international, etc in organic chemistry are some most read blogs He has hands on experience in initiation and developing novel routes for drug molecules and implementation them on commercial scale over a 30 PLUS year tenure till date June 2021, Around 35 plus products in his career. He has good knowledge of IPM, GMP, Regulatory aspects, he has several International patents published worldwide . He has good proficiency in Technology transfer, Spectroscopy, Stereochemistry, Synthesis, Polymorphism etc., He suffered a paralytic stroke/ Acute Transverse mylitis in Dec 2007 and is 90 %Paralysed, He is bound to a wheelchair, this seems to have injected feul in him to help chemists all around the world, he is more active than before and is pushing boundaries, He has 9 million plus hits on Google, 2.5 lakh plus connections on all networking sites, 90 Lakh plus views on dozen plus blogs, 233 countries, 7 continents, He makes himself available to all, contact him on +91 9323115463, email amcrasto@gmail.com, Twitter, @amcrasto , He lives and will die for his family, 90% paralysis cannot kill his soul., Notably he has 33 lakh plus views on New Drug Approvals Blog in 233 countries......https://newdrugapprovals.wordpress.com/ , He appreciates the help he gets from one and all, Friends, Family, Glenmark, Readers, Wellwishers, Doctors, Drug authorities, His Contacts, Physiotherapist, etc

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Let’s Set a Global Drug Quality Benchmark by Kiran M Shaw, Biocon


Kiran Mazumdar Shaw

With Indian-made generics accounting for a US market share of over 25 per cent, it is not surprising that it is gaining significant mindshare of the Food and Drug Administration ( FDA). The spate of quality issues with leading Indian pharmaceutical companies in the past couple of years however should not be viewed in isolation. Big Pharma in the West, too, has been facing increasing flak from the FDA and other regulators over good manufacturing practice ( GMP) violations. High profile names like J& J, Genzyme (Sanofi), GSK, Sandoz, Watson, Teva and many others have encountered their share of quality problems and have been served with ‘warning letters’ from FDA

http://kiranmazumdarshaw.blogspot.in/2013/06/lets-set-global-drug-quality-benchmark.html

READ ALL AT THE LINK ABOVE

Roche wins FDA approval for novel diabetes Dx


Roche’s next-generation diabetes diagnostic works on the Cobas Integra 800 analyzer. –Courtesy of Roche

Read more: Roche wins FDA approval for novel diabetes Dx – FierceMedicalDevices

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http://www.fiercemedicaldevices.com/story/roche-wins-fda-approval-novel-diabetes-dx/2013-05-24#ixzz2USeoTa9T

Vital 5 Receives Clearance from the FDA for a First-To-Market, Dual Function Catheter System that Provides Simultaneous Anesthetic Infusion and Wound Drainage, ReLeaf™


VentureMD

Mar 6, 2013 ,

Vital 5, LLC, a VentureMD portfolio company, announces that it has received clearance from the U. S. Food and Drug Administration (FDA) for ReLeaf™, a first-to-market, dual function catheter system that provides simultaneous anesthetic infusion and wound drainage.

Continuous anesthetic infusion to the surgical site in the immediate post-operative period has been clinically proven to provide significant improvements to pain management, but this therapy is currently not compatible with the millions of surgical cases where a wound drain is prescribed. By offering an integrated system that provides effective continuous local anesthetic infusion while also providing an effective wound drain function, the Vital 5 ReLeaf will greatly expand the number of patients who can benefit from local anesthetic infusion therapy.

The clinical applications for the Vital 5 ReLeaf include any invasive surgical procedure, including spine, orthopedic, cardiothoracic, plastic, general, obstetrics and gynecological procedures.

About Vital 5, LLC

Vital 5 is an early stage medical device company focused on developing advanced catheter technologies to meet the increasing demand for improved post-operative pain management.

About VentureMD

VentureMD (venturemd.com) is an angel capital firm and medical device incubator focused on musculoskeletal products. The company provides financial, human and intellectual capital to start-up medical device companies. Focused on the orthopedic, spine, endoscopy and dental markets, the company partners with entrepreneurs, inventors, technology transfer offices and seed stage start-ups to launch and manage new medical device companies.

Phase III Study of Teva’s Milprosa (Progesterone) Vaginal Ring Published in Fertility and Sterility


Progesterone

Data Demonstrated Once-Weekly Milprosa™ Provides Similar Pregnancy Rates to Daily 8 Percent Progesterone Vaginal Gel

Mar 4, 2013 –

Teva Pharmaceutical Industries Ltd.  today announced the publication of results of the Phase III clinical trial of Milprosa™ (progesterone) vaginal ring in Fertility and Sterility. The study compared the efficacy and safety of once-weekly Milprosa™ to daily 8 percent progesterone vaginal gel for luteal phase support in in vitro fertilization (IVF) and found that clinical pregnancy rates per retrieval at eight and 12 weeks were comparable between patient groups. Adverse event (AE) profiles were similar between the two treatment groups and consistent with known AEs associated with progesterone.

“The study results demonstrate that Milprosa™ may be an effective and safe option for progesterone supplementation during the luteal phase among women undergoing IVF,” said Laurel Stadtmauer, M.D., Ph.D., professor of Obstetrics and Gynecology at Jones Institute for Reproductive Medicine at Eastern Virginia Medical School and study author. “Since normal luteal function may be compromised among women undergoing IVF, progesterone supplementation is essential and the more options patients have, the better. If approved, the once-weekly dosing of Milprosa™ may offer convenience for patients.”

The Phase III randomized, single-blinded, multicenter, noninferiority study was conducted at 22 clinical sites in the U.S. and included 1,297 patients between the ages of 18 and 42. Of enrolled patients, 646 were randomized to Milprosa™ and 651 to the 8 percent progesterone vaginal gel.

“The Fertility and Sterility publication of the Milprosa™ Phase III data is a significant milestone for Teva, especially because fertility is a meaningful new area of specialization for the company and one in which significant unmet need exists,” said Jill DeSimone, senior vice president & general manager, Global Teva Women’s Health. “We look forward to continuing to share important updates about Milprosa™ and demonstrating our investment in and commitment to women’s health.”

About the Study

The Phase III study randomized patients into two treatment groups: one group received once-weekly Milprosa™ and the other received daily 8 percent progesterone vaginal gel. Milprosa™ and the vaginal gel were initiated on the day following egg retrieval and continued through 12 weeks’ gestation. Efficacy was evaluated by comparing clinical pregnancy rates of patients at eight and 12 weeks gestation.

  • At week eight, clinical pregnancy rates per retrieval were 48.0 percent for the Milprosa™ group and 47.2 percent for the vaginal gel group (between-group difference, 0.8%; 95% CI, -4.6%, 6.3%).
  • At week 12, clinical pregnancy rates per retrieval for Milprosa™ and the vaginal gel were 46.4 percent and 45.2 percent respectively (between-group difference, 1.3%; 95% CI, -4.1%, 6.7%).

A secondary efficacy endpoint was the rate of live birth.

  • The overall live birth rate per retrieval for women using Milprosa™ was 45.2 percent; among women using the vaginal gel, the rate was 43.3 percent.
  • The majority of patients pregnant at week 12, when progesterone treatment ended, went on to have a live birth: 97.4 percent for the Milprosa™ group and 96.5 percent for the vaginal gel group.

The most commonly reported adverse events (those greater than or equal to 10% in the Milprosa™ treatment group) were nausea, headache, abdominal pain, post-procedural discomfort, abdominal distension, back pain, fatigue, vomiting and constipation. Serious adverse events (SAEs) occurred in approximately 12 percent of all patients, with no significant difference in the rate between treatment groups. The majority of SAEs that occurred were mild to moderate in severity and not related to treatment. Rates of discontinuation of treatment due to AEs were low and similar between both groups (approximately 6%).

About Milprosa™ (Progesterone) Vaginal Ring

Milprosa™ is an investigational, once-weekly progesterone ring inserted in the vagina. It is flexible and designed to continuously release a steady dose of micronized progesterone. Milprosa™ is in development to support embryo transplantation and early pregnancy (up to 10 weeks post-embryo transfer) by supplementation of corpus luteal function as part of an Assisted Reproductive Technology (ART) treatment program for infertile women.

About Supplementation of Corpus Luteal Function

The corpus luteum is a temporary endocrine gland that develops during the luteal phase of a woman’s menstrual cycle. It is an important contributor of progesterone and is critical for the maintenance of early pregnancy. During in vitro fertilization, progesterone supplementation is needed because natural levels of the hormone may be insufficient. This supplementation improves implantation rates and thus pregnancy rates. Additionally, progesterone supplementation supports early pregnancy.

About Teva

Teva Pharmaceutical Industries Ltd. (NYSE: TEVA) is a leading global pharmaceutical company, committed to increasing access to high-quality healthcare by developing, producing and marketing affordable generic drugs as well as innovative and specialty pharmaceuticals and active pharmaceutical ingredients. Headquartered in Israel, Teva is the world’s leading generic drug maker, with a global product portfolio of more than 1,000 molecules and a direct presence in about 60 countries. Teva’s branded businesses focus on CNS, oncology, pain, respiratory and women’s health therapeutic areas as well as biologics. Teva currently employs approximately 46,000 people around the world and reached $20.3 billion in net revenues in 2012.

FDA approves first retinal implant for adults with rare genetic eye disease


2sight_argus_iiArgus II (credit: Second Sight)
Argus II Retinal Prosthesis System
February 14, 2013
FDA approves first retinal implant for adults with rare genetic eye diseaseThe U.S. Food and Drug Administration today approved the Argus II Retinal Prosthesis System, the first implanted device to treat adult patients with advanced retinitis pigmentosa (RP). The device, which includes a small video camera, transmitter mounted on a pair of eyeglasses, video processing unit (VPU) and an implanted retinal prosthesis (artificial retina), replaces the function of degenerated cells in the retina (a membrane inside the eye) and may improve a patient’s ability to perceive images and movement. The VPU transforms images from the video camera into electronic data that is wirelessly transmitted to the retinal prosthesis.RP is a rare genetic eye condition that damages the light-sensitive cells that line the retina. In a healthy eye, these cells change light rays into electrical impulses and send them through the optic nerve to the area of the brain that assembles the impulses into an image. In people with RP, the light-sensitive cells slowly degenerate resulting in gradual loss of side vision and night vision, and later of central vision. The condition can lead to blindness.The retina lines the back of the eye’s inner surface and records images in patterns of light and color. The Argus II implant actually relies on a mini camera mounted on a pair of sunglasses to capture an image and send the information to a video processor, worn on the belt along with a wireless microprocessor and battery pack. After the video processor converts the images to an electronic signal, a transmitter on the glasses sends that information wirelessly to the receiver implanted under the eyeball’s clear mucus membrane, called the conjunctiva.  The receiver in turn conveys the signals through a tiny cable to an electrode array placed on the retina. The array directly stimulates the cells that lead to the optic nerve.On receiving the pulses, the brain perceives patterns of light and dark spots corresponding to the electrodes stimulated. Patients learn to interpret the visual patterns produced into meaningful images.

Second Sight Medical Products, Inc., is the manufacturer and is already approved in Europe

Argus II components (credit: FDA)

The Argus II design consists of an external video camera system matched to the implanted retinal stimulator, which contains a microelectrode array that spans 20 degrees of visual field.

An external camera system, built into a pair of glasses, streams video to a belt-worn computer, which converts the video into stimulus commands for the implant.

The belt-worn video processing unit (computer) encodes the commands into a wireless signal that is transmitted to the implant, which has the necessary electronics to receive and decode both wireless power and data.

Artificial retina device, consisting of a glasses-mounted camera and a microchip surgically implanted on the retina

Based on those data, the implant stimulates the retina with small electrical pulses. The electronics are hermetically packaged and the electrical stimulus is delivered to the retina via a microelectrode array.

Medical Device Using Evonik’s VESTAKEEP® PEEK Receives First FDA Spinal 510(K) Approval


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