In today’s Bulldog technology news update: Cempra pneumonia drug; NC 14th among states where women earn least; Apple iOS 9 besa released; Red Hat CEO on the agenda at Fortune Brainstorm TECH.
Chapel Hill-based Cempra Inc. (Nasdaq:CEMP), a clinical-stage pharmaceutical company focused on developing antibiotics to meet critical medical needs says it has completed enrollment for the global Solitaire-IV Phase 3 trial of solithromycin in adult patients with moderate to moderately severe community-acquired bacterial pneumonia (CABP). Top-line efficacy and safety data from this study are expected to be announced by the end of the year.
Community-acquired bacterial pneumonia is the number one cause of death from an infection, particularly in the very young and old. CABP is one of the most commonly diagnosed bacterial infections in the U.S. resulting in five to 10 million cases per year. Although many strains of Streptococcus pneumoniae, the primary CABP pathogen, are resistant to currently-approved macrolides antibiotics, this class of antibiotic remains among the most commonly prescribed antibacterial drugs for CABP both in the hospital and community settings.
Solithromycin is a highly potent next-generation macrolide, the first fluoroketolide, which has potent activity against most macrolide-resistant strains. www.cempra.com
NC 14th among states where women earn least
A Forbes study ranking states where women have the most minimum wage jobs pegs North Carolina at number 14.
Based on data from the National Women’s Law Center, the report says that in NC, approximately two-thirds of minimum wage workers are women.
Louisiana tops the list followed by Arkansa, Pennsylvania, Maine, New Hampshire, North Dakota, Alabama, Delaware, Indiana, Massachusetts, Montana, Nebraska, New Mexico, and North Carolina. See the Forbes article here: http://www.forbes.com/sites/laurareston/2015/07/08/the-states-where-women-earn-the-least/
Early version of Apple’s iOS 9 released
Apple released the beta version of both iOS 9 and OS X El Capitan for Macs, its next two operating systems, to the public Thursday.
The company showcased the new OS in June at its Worldwide Developer’s Conference. The final version isn’t expected until the fall when the next iPhone is released.
Those who signed up and gained Apple approval can download it here: http://www.cnet.com/how-to/how-to-sign-up-for-the-ios-9-beta/
Red Hat CEO JIm Whitehurst to speak at Brainstorm TECH
Red Hat president and CEO, Jim Whitehurst, will speak at Fortune Brainstorm TECH 2015.
“Management’s Discussion and Analysis of Financial Condition and Results of Operations”
Whitehurst will participate in a breakfast roundtable discussion entitled “What Tech is Driving Growth?” on July 15 at 8:00 a.m. Whitehurst, along with other panel participants from the technology and financial industries, will explore which technologies are currently offering businesses the greatest chances for revenue growth and future success.
The theme of the session ties in well with Whitehurst’s new book, The Open Organization: Igniting Passion and Performance, which explores how technology is driving business success by influencing management styles in today’s enterprise. In the book, Whitehurst discusses how businesses can apply an open source development model to their management practices with the goal of creating more open, flexible, and agile organizations.
Fortune Brainstorm TECH will take place in Aspen, Colo., July 13 – 15, at the Aspen Meadows Resort.