Biopharma Co. Sues Over Cancer Drug Clinical Trial Mix-Up

By Daniel Wilson (September 26, 2012, 2:40 PM EDT) -- Peregrine Pharmaceuticals Inc. on Monday sued a clinical testing company in California federal court, alleging it mixed up the results of a clinical trial for a new cancer treatment, causing Peregrine to have to rescind its promising trial results.

According to the Tustin, Calif.-based biopharmaceutical company's complaint, Fargo, N.D.-based Clinical Supplies Management Inc. ran one of three randomized, double-blind, placebo-controlled Phase II trials for the drug bavituximab as part of a testing services agreement with Peregrine. Bavituximab, a first-of-its-kind monoclonal antibody treatment that prompts the immune system to attack cancer and virus cells, was being tested for treatment of non-small cell lung...

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