Month: July 2020

Clinical Trial Shows Itolizumab Reduces Mortality in Patients Hospitalized with COVID-19


Excerpt from the Press Release: “LA JOLLA, Calif., July 13, 2020 (GLOBE NEWSWIRE) — Equillium, Inc. (Nasdaq: EQ), a clinical-stage biotechnology company developing itolizumab to treat severe autoimmune and inflammatory disorders, today announced that as reported by its partner, Biocon Limited, a clinical trial conducted in India by Biocon demonstrated that itolizumab significantly reduced mortality…

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Connecting donated human lungs to pigs repaired damage to the organs, scientists report


Excerpt from the article: “For people who need a lung transplant, the wait is often prolonged by the frustrating fact that most donor organs have to be discarded: Only 20% of donated lungs meet medical criteria for transplantation, translating into far fewer organs than people on waiting lists. Now, a team of researchers has shown…

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Wyss Institute gets $16M to repurpose FDA-approved drugs for Covid-19


Excerpt from the article: “As the scientific community races toward potential treatments for Covid-19, the respiratory illness caused by the novel coronavirus that has now killed at least 116,000 Americans, researchers at Harvard’s Wyss Institute are partnering with institutions across the U.S. on a new project using old materials. The Wyss Institute has signed a…

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