COVID-19

Atea Pharmaceuticals Announces Strategic Collaboration with Roche to Develop and Distribute AT-527 for Patients with COVID-19 Roche Obtains Exclusive Right to Develop and Distribute AT-527 Outside the United States

10/29/2020

Excerpt from the Press Release: BOSTON, Oct. 22, 2020 (GLOBE NEWSWIRE) — Atea Pharmaceuticals, Inc., a clinical stage biopharmaceutical company focused on discovering, developing and commercializing antiviral therapeutics to improve the lives of patients suffering from life-threatening viral infections, today announces that the company has entered into an agreement with Roche (SIX: RO, ROG; OTCQX:…

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Moderna enrolls final volunteers into key coronavirus vaccine study

10/27/2020

Excerpt from the Article: When Moderna began research on a vaccine for the virus now known as SARS-CoV-2 in late January, confirmed cases of infection were largely contained within China and the public health catastrophe that’s since unfolded was a threat, not reality.  The prospect of designing, testing, and proving a vaccine within a year…

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Brazilian Health Regulatory Agency (ANVISA) Authorizes Sorrento Therapeutics’ Large Phase 2 Clinical Trial of Abivertinib in Mild, Moderate and Severe COVID-19 Patients

10/23/2020

Excerpt from the Press Release: SAN DIEGO, Oct. 14, 2020 (GLOBE NEWSWIRE) — Sorrento Therapeutics, Inc. (Nasdaq: SRNE, “Sorrento”) today announced receipt of clearance from the Brazilian regulatory agency (ANVISA) to proceed with a Phase 2 clinical trial of Abivertinib in mild, moderate and severe COVID-19 patients. The Brazil study is a Phase 2, Randomized,…

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Lactiga Announces NIH-Funded Partnership with Mount Sinai to Advance its Patented Biologic for COVID-19 Treatmen

10/22/2020

Excerpt from the Press Release: PRINCETON, N.J.–(BUSINESS WIRE)–Lactiga Inc., a biotechnology company advancing its patented anti-infective biologic, LCTG-001, announced today a collaboration agreement with the Icahn School of Medicine at Mount Sinai to advance preclinical research into LCTG-001 as a potential treatment for COVID-19 patients. The collaborative team, led by Dr. Rebecca Powell, Assistant Professor…

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National Institutes of Health Launches its ACTIV-5 “Big Effect Trial” Evaluating Humanigen’s Lenzilumab™ as Potential COVID-19 Therapy

10/21/2020

Excerpt from the Press Release: Burlingame, CA – October 13, 2020 – Humanigen, Inc., (Nasdaq: HGEN) (“Humanigen”), a clinical stage biopharmaceutical company focused on preventing and treating an immune hyper-response called ‘cytokine storm’ with its lead drug candidate lenzilumab™, today announced that the National Institute of Allergy and Infectious Diseases (NIAID), part of the U.S.…

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Moderna Announces Initiation of Rolling Submission to Health Canada for mRNA Vaccine Against COVID-19 (mRNA-1273)

10/20/2020

Excerpt from the Press Release: CAMBRIDGE, Mass.–(BUSINESS WIRE)–Moderna, Inc., (Nasdaq: MRNA) a biotechnology company pioneering messenger RNA (mRNA) therapeutics and vaccines to create a new generation of transformative medicines for patients, today announced the initiation of a rolling submission to Health Canada for mRNA-1273, the Company’s vaccine candidate against COVID-19. This initiation follows positive results…

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Sorrento Announces the Discovery of Salicyn-30 Small Molecule That Strongly Inhibits SARS-CoV-2 Infection in Preclinical Studies and Highlights its Place in a Potential Multi-Modal Therapy Strategy in Combination With Neutralizing Antibodies Against COVID

10/16/2020

Excerpt from the Press Release: SAN DIEGO, Oct. 07, 2020 (GLOBE NEWSWIRE) — Sorrento Therapeutics, Inc. (Nasdaq: SRNE, “Sorrento”) announced today that it has discovered a small molecule termed Salicyn-30 that demonstrated a potent 3-4 log reduction of SARS-CoV-2 virus infection in an in vitro virus infection experiment. Since the beginning of the COVID-19 pandemic, Sorrento has…

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Aprea Therapeutics Receives OK from FDA to Initiate Phase 1 Clinical Studies for Next-Generation Mutant p53 Reactivator, APR-548

10/13/2020

Excerpt from the Press Release: BOSTON, Oct. 07, 2020 (GLOBE NEWSWIRE) — Aprea Therapeutics Inc., (NASDAQ: APRE), a clinical-stage biotechnology company focused on developing and commercializing novel cancer therapeutics that reactivate mutant p53 tumor suppressor protein, today announced that the U.S. Food and Drug Administration (FDA) has accepted the Company’s Investigational New Drug (IND) application…

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Revelation Biosciences Inc. Receives TGA Acknowledgment to Start a Phase 1 Clinical Study of REVTx‑99 an Experimental Treatment for COVID‑19

10/12/2020

Excerpt from the Press Release: MENLO PARK, Calif.–(BUSINESS WIRE)–Revelation Biosciences Inc. (Revelation), a clinical stage life sciences company focused on the development of immunologic-based therapies for the prevention and treatment of disease, announced today that it received acknowledgement by the Therapeutic Goods Administration (TGA) in Australia to conduct a Phase 1 clinical study of REVTx‑99…

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Revelation Biosciences Inc. Receives Approval to Start a Phase 1 Clinical Study of REVTx-99 an Experimental Treatment for COVID-19

10/09/2020

Excerpt from the Press Release: MENLO PARK, Calif.–(BUSINESS WIRE)–Revelation Biosciences Inc. (Revelation), a clinical stage life sciences company focused on the development of immunologic-based therapies for the prevention and treatment of disease, announced today that it has been granted approval by the Bellberry Human Research Ethics Committee (HREC) in Australia to conduct a Phase 1…

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