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New Collaborative Research Study Between nference and the NIH Identifies Which Mutations Enable Highly Transmissible Viruses, Like SARS-CoV-2, to Persist in Human Circulation

07/29/2022

Published in PNAS Nexus, this study has the ability to impact future research and inform more proactive and sustainable pandemic preparedness Excerpt from the Press Release: CAMBRIDGE, Mass.–(BUSINESS WIRE)–nference, an AI-driven health technology company, today announced a new research partnership following the publication of a study demonstrating the value of characterizing SARS-CoV-2 viral sequences using…

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Blue Lake Biotechnology Announces First Participant Dosed in a Phase 1 Clinical Trial of Its BLB-201 Intranasal RSV Vaccine

07/29/2022

Excerpt from the Press Release: ATHENS, Ga. and LOS GATOS, Calif., July 21, 2022 /PRNewswire/ — Blue Lake Biotechnology, Inc., a clinical-stage biotechnology company developing vaccines using a proprietary transformational parainfluenza virus 5 (PIV5)-based vector, today announced the enrollment of the first participant in a Phase 1 clinical trial of their intranasal BLB-201 vaccine for RSV (respiratory syncytial virus)…

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Bristol Myers Squibb Receives Positive CHMP Opinion Recommending Approval for LAG-3-Blocking Antibody Combination Opdualag (nivolumab and relatlimab) for Treatment of Patients with Unresectable or Metastatic Melanoma

07/28/2022

Approval recommended for first-line treatment of advanced melanoma patients with tumor cell PD-L1 expression < 1% Recommendation based on results from the Phase 2/3 RELATIVITY-047 trial, in which the fixed-dose combination of the PD-1 inhibitor nivolumab and novel LAG-3-blocking antibody relatlimab more than doubled median progression-free survival compared to nivolumab monotherapy If approved, it would…

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Vericel Announces Publication of Positive Results from Retrospective Study by the Burn and Reconstructive Centers of America (BRCA) of Patients with Large Posterior Trunk Burns Treated with Epicel

07/28/2022

Data published in the Journal of Burn Care & Research show 83% of patients with posterior burns (mean total body surface area of 56%) had successful engraftment of Epicel after one or two applications 90% survival rate following Epicel and/or Epicel plus split thickness skin graft Study demonstrates that standardized treatment protocols and surgical plans for…

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MediciNova Initiates Clinical Evaluation of a New Parenteral Formulation of MN-166 (ibudilast)

07/27/2022

Excerpt from the Press Release: LA JOLLA, Calif., July 21, 2022 (GLOBE NEWSWIRE) — MediciNova, Inc., a biopharmaceutical company traded on the NASDAQ Global Market (NASDAQ: MNOV) and the JASDAQ Market of the Tokyo Stock Exchange (Code Number: 4875), today announced the initiation of a first-in-human clinical study to evaluate the pharmacokinetics and bioavailability of…

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CHMP Adopts Positive Opinion Recommending Veklury® (Remdesivir) Receive Full Marketing Authorization for the Treatment of Patients With COVID-19

07/27/2022

— If Granted by the European Commission, Veklury will Become the Only Direct-Acting Antiviral with Full Marketing Authorization in the EU — Excerpt from the Press Release: FOSTER CITY, Calif.–(BUSINESS WIRE)–Gilead Sciences, Inc. (Nasdaq: GILD) today announced that the Committee for Medicinal Products for Human Use (CHMP) of the European Commission (EC) adopted a positive…

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DICE Therapeutics Announces Completion of Enrollment in Phase 1 Clinical Trial of Lead Oral IL-17 Antagonist, DC-806, for the Treatment of Psoriasis

07/27/2022

Topline proof-of-concept data in healthy volunteers and psoriasis patients expected in 2H 2022 Excerpt from the Press Release: SOUTH SAN FRANCISCO, Calif., July 21, 2022 (GLOBE NEWSWIRE) — DICE Therapeutics, Inc. (Nasdaq: DICE), a biopharmaceutical company leveraging its proprietary technology platform to build a pipeline of novel oral therapeutic candidates to treat chronic diseases in…

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Revelation Biosciences Inc. Completes Database Lock for its Phase 1b CLEAR Clinical Study of REVTx-99b for the Treatment of Allergic Rhinitis

07/26/2022

-Topline Data expected in the last week of July- Excerpt from the Press Release: SAN DIEGO, July 14, 2022 (GLOBE NEWSWIRE) — Revelation Biosciences Inc. (NASDAQ: REVB) (the “Company” or “Revelation”), a clinical-stage life sciences company that is focused on the development of immunologic‑based therapies for the prevention and treatment of disease, today announced data…

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Dialysis machine inspired by juice dispenser wins UK engineering prize

07/26/2022

Royal Academy of Engineering MacRobert award-winner could transform lives of kidney disease patients, say experts Excerpt from the Press Release: A home dialysis machine inspired by technology used in fruit juice dispensers has won the UK’s most prestigious engineering prize. The device, made by Quanta, is currently used by about 50 patients in the UK,…

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Edits to a cholesterol gene could stop the biggest killer on earth

07/26/2022

In a first, a patient in New Zealand has undergone gene-editing to lower their cholesterol. It could be the beginning of new era in disease prevention. Excerpt from the Press Release: A volunteer in New Zealand has become the first person to undergo DNA editing in order to lower their blood cholesterol, a step that…

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