News and Announcements

Launch of the second EDCTP programme against poverty-related diseases in Africa

Published on 8 September 2014 in 'News, Announcements'

A high-level event in Cape Town, South Africa, on 2 December 2014 will celebrate the launch of the second programme of the European & Developing Countries Clinical Trials Partnership (EDCTP2).

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REMoxTB trial results confirm moxifloxacin safety but not shortened tuberculosis treatment

Published on 8 September 2014 in 'News, Announcements'

The results of REMoxTB, a phase III global clinical trial of new tuberculosis drug regimens, were published in the New England Journal of Medicine. The trial was led by Prof. Stephen H. Gillespie (St. Andrews University, Scotland) and conducted mainl...

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TAM-TB: New sputum-independent diagnostic tool for tuberculosis in children

Published on 1 September 2014 in 'Announcements, News'

The diagnosis of paediatric tuberculosis is marred with difficulty, mainly due to the challenge in collecting sputum samples. A European & Developing Countries Clinical Trials-funded project (TB CHILD) has developed a new immunodiagnostic tool TAM-...

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Results of trial to assess second-line therapy in HIV patients in Africa published

Published on 17 July 2014 in 'News, Announcements'

The combination of a boosted protease inhibitor (lopinavir) with two nucleoside reverse-transcriptase inhibitors (NRTIs) is a feasible second-line therapy for HIV patients in Africa. These are the results of the EDCTP-funded EARNEST trial, coordinate...

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