Month: August 2020

We Thought It Was Just a Respiratory Virus

08/05/2020

Excerpt from the article: “In late January, when hospitals in the United States confirmed the presence of the novel coronavirus, health workers knew to watch for precisely three symptoms: fever, cough, and shortness of breath. But as the number of infections climbed, the symptom list began to grow. Some patients lost their sense of smell…

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San Diego’s Truvian enters COVID-19 testing game with low-cost kit that delivers results in 10 minutes

08/04/2020

Excerpt from the Article: “San Diego start-up Truvian Sciences has received federal emergency approval for a blood test that detects COVID-19 antibodies in as little as 10 minutes. Called Easy Check, the portable test will be sold by Truvian to health professionals for about $15 and has an accuracy rate in excess of 98 percent,…

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Terns Pharmaceuticals Announces Completion and Positive Results from Phase 1 Clinical Trial of TERN-201, a SSAO Inhibitor in Development for NASH

08/03/2020

Excerpt from the Press Release: “FOSTER CITY, Calif. & SHANGHAI–(BUSINESS WIRE)–Terns Pharmaceuticals, Inc., a global biopharmaceutical company focused on discovering and developing innovative therapies to treat liver disease and cancer, today announced positive results from its completed Phase 1 single ascending dose and multiple ascending dose study of TERN-201, a semicarbazide-sensitive amine oxidase (SSAO) inhibitor,…

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Inovio stock surges after experimental Covid-19 vaccine shows long-term protection in animals

08/02/2020

Excerpt from the article: “Inovio’s stock climbed as much as 15% in pre-market trading Thursday after the Montgomery County biopharmaceutical company announced its Covid-19 vaccine candidate was effective in protecting non-human primates from the virus 13 weeks after the last vaccination. The stock was up more than 6% to $20.73 per share at Thursday’s close.…

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Single-shot COVID-19 vaccine proves successful with primates

08/01/2020

Excerpt from the article: “A single-shot vaccine for COVID-19 being developed by a group of scientists, led by Beth Israel Deaconess Medical Center (BIDMC) immunologist Dan H. Barouch, has proven successful in tests on primates and could begin phase 3 trials as early as September. The results of the tests on the vaccine, developed at…

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