Echocardiography Can Determine Mortality Risk in COVID-19 Patients


Excerpt from the Press Release: Echocardiography parameters and ARDS linked to higher mortality risk for hospitalized patients. Transthoracic echocardiography (TTE) plays a role in pinpointing the risk a COVID-19-positive patient has of dying. In a study published July 21 in the European Journal of Clinical Investigation, a team of investigators from Italy determined that left ventricular ejection…

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Meissa Announces Preclinical Data on Intranasal COVID-19 Vaccine Showing Protection from SARS-CoV-2 Challenge after a Single Dose


Excerpt from the Press Release: REDWOOD CITY, Calif.–(BUSINESS WIRE)–Meissa Vaccines (“Meissa”), a biotechnology company developing vaccines to prevent serious viral respiratory infections, announced today the release of preclinical data in nonhuman primates (NHPs) of the company’s intranasal recombinant live attenuated COVID-19 vaccine (MV-014-212). The data demonstrate that a single adjuvant-free dose of MV-014-212 provided equivalent protection against SARS-CoV-2…

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Selva to Present Preclinical Data at ASV 2021 Demonstrating Prophylactic and Therapeutic Oral Dosing of SLV213 for COVID-19 Protected Lungs from SARS-CoV-2-Induced Damage


Excerpt from the Press Release: SAN DIEGO–(BUSINESS WIRE)–Selva Therapeutics, Inc. (“Selva”) announced new preclinical data demonstrating SLV213, when given as a prophylactic or a treatment for SARS-CoV-2 infection, protects against SARS-CoV-2-induced diffuse alveolar damage (DAD), which is associated with the early stages of acute respiratory distress syndrome (ARDS). Additional in vitro data show that SLV213 greatly enhances the…

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Ocugen, Inc. Announces Initiation of Rolling Submission to Health Canada for COVAXIN™


Excerpt from the Press Release: MALVERN, Pa., July 15, 2021 (GLOBE NEWSWIRE) — Ocugen, Inc. (NASDAQ: OCGN), a biopharmaceutical company focused on discovering, developing and commercializing gene therapies to cure blindness diseases and developing a vaccine to save lives from COVID-19, today announced that it had initiated a rolling submission to Health Canada for COVAXIN™, the company’s candidate…

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Qualigen Therapeutics, Inc. Announces Submission of Investigational New Drug (IND) Application for QN-165, for the Treatment of COVID-19


Excerpt from the Press Release: CARLSBAD, Calif., July 14, 2021 (GLOBE NEWSWIRE) — Qualigen Therapeutics, Inc. (NASDAQ: QLGN), a biotechnology company focused on developing novel therapeutics for the treatment of cancer and viral diseases, announced today the submission of an Investigational New Drug (IND) application to the U.S. Food and Drug Administration (FDA) for Qualigen’s…

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IncellDx: Two New Studies Offer a First Model for Diagnosing, Monitoring and Treating Long COVID


Excerpt from the Press Release: SAN CARLOS, Calif.–(BUSINESS WIRE)–Two new studies propose the first model for diagnosing, indexing and monitoring Post-Acute Sequelae of COVID-19 (PASC), also known as long COVID or long haul COVID. The findings also provide a framework for understanding the cause of, and potential treatment for, long COVID. Long COVID is believed…

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Moderna Announces First Participant Dosed in Phase 1/2 Study of Its Quadrivalent Seasonal Flu mRNA Vaccine


Excerpt from the Press Release: CAMBRIDGE, Mass.–(BUSINESS WIRE)–Moderna, Inc. (Nasdaq: MRNA), a biotechnology company pioneering messenger RNA (mRNA) therapeutics and vaccines, today announced the first participants have been dosed in the Phase 1/2 study of mRNA-1010, the Company’s quadrivalent seasonalinfluenza mRNA vaccine candidate. This Phase 1/2 randomized, stratified, observer-blind, dose-ranging study will evaluate the safety, reactogenicity…

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UK’s MHRA accepts Humanigen’s submission of Lenzilumab for Marketing Authorization in COVID-19 for expedited rolling review


Excerpt from the Press Release: BURLINGAME, Calif.–(BUSINESS WIRE)–Humanigen, Inc. (Nasdaq: HGEN) (“Humanigen”), today announced its submission for Marketing Authorization for lenzilumab in COVID-19, begun in June 2021, has been accepted by the United Kingdom’s (UK’s) Medicines and Healthcare Products Regulatory Agency (MHRA) for expedited COVID-related rolling review, with assessment expected to occur more rapidly than…

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Eiger BioPharmaceuticals Announces First Patients Dosed with Peginterferon Lambda in Phase 3 TOGETHER Study of Newly Diagnosed COVID-19 Outpatients


Excerpt from the Press Release: PALO ALTO, Calif., July 6, 2021 /PRNewswire/ — Eiger BioPharmaceuticals, Inc. (Nasdaq:EIGR), a commercial-stage biopharmaceutical company focused on the development and commercialization of targeted therapies for serious rare and ultra-rare diseases, today announced that the first patients were dosed with Peginterferon Lambda (Lambda) in the Phase 3 TOGETHER platform study in outpatients with COVID-19. …

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Chasing the Cells that Predict Death from Severe COVID-19


Excerpt from the Article While vaccines are doing a remarkable job of slowing the COVID-19 pandemic, infected people can still die from severe illness and new medications to treat them have been slow to arise. What kills these patients in the end doesn’t seem to be the virus itself, but an over-reaction of their immune…

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