COVID-19

Unexpected Result: COVID-19 Vaccination Improves Effectiveness of Cancer Treatment

11/29/2022

Excerpt from the Press Release: Clinical study on nasopharyngeal cancer with an unexpected result. Patients with nasopharyngeal cancer are often treated with drugs that activate their immune system against the tumor. Scientists feared that vaccination against COVID-19 could reduce the success of cancer treatment or cause severe side effects—until now. A recent study now gives…

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CHOP Researchers Find COVID-19 Vaccination Leads to Higher Antibody Levels than Natural Infection in Both Pregnant People and their Babies

11/18/2022

–Study also suggests vaccine timing is important in maximizing concentration of antibodies transferred to the baby– Excerpt from the Press Release: PHILADELPHIA, Nov. 9, 2022 /PRNewswire/ –Pregnant people who received one of the mRNA COVID-19 vaccines had 10-fold higher antibody concentrations than those who were naturally infected with SARS-CoV-2, a finding that was also…

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Biophytis Reports Positive Post-hoc Analysis of The Phase 2-3 COVA Clinical Study Strongly Supporting Therapeutic Potential of Sarconeos (BIO101) In COVID-19

11/14/2022

A reduction in the risk of early death or respiratory failure at day 28 of 45% in the Intent-To-Treat (ITT) population and 53% in the Per Protocol (PP) population A reduction in the risk of death at day 90 of 43% in the ITT population and 70% in the PP population The start of regulatory…

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INOVIO Provides Update on COVID-19 Heterologous Booster Vaccine Candidate, INO-4800

11/03/2022

Excerpt from the Press Release: PLYMOUTH MEETING, Pa., Oct. 27, 2022 /PRNewswire/ — INOVIO (NASDAQ:INO), a biotechnology company focused on developing and commercializing DNA medicines to help treat and prevent infectious diseases, cancer, and diseases associated with HPV, today announced that it has discontinued its internally funded efforts to develop INO-4800 as a COVID-19 heterologous booster…

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VBI Vaccines Announces Initiation of Phase 1 Study of Multivalent Coronavirus Vaccine Candidate, VBI-2901

10/06/2022

Initiation of first clinical study of multivalent VBI-2901, designed to increase breadth of protection against COVID-19 and related coronaviruses Preclinical data support broadly reactive immunity of VBI-2901 against a panel of coronavirus variants in mice, which now also includes circulating BA.4 and BA.5 The study is expected to enroll approximately 100 adults in Canada and…

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Sorrento Announces the Publication in the Nature Journal Scientific Reports the Details of the Discovery of SARS-CoV-2 Neutralizing Antibodies from the G-MAB Library

09/21/2022

Excerpt from the Press Release: SAN DIEGO, Sept. 15, 2022 (GLOBE NEWSWIRE) — Sorrento Therapeutics, Inc. (Nasdaq: SRNE, “Sorrento”) today announced publication of peer-reviewed data detailing the discovery and preclinical profiling of antibodies from the Sorrento G-MAB™ library with neutralizing activity against SARS-CoV-2 in vitro and in vivo in Scientific Reports, a Nature portfolio journal. About Sorrento…

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Dynavax Announces First Participant Dosed in a Phase 2 Clinical Trial Evaluating an Adjuvanted Plague Vaccine

09/20/2022

Excerpt from the Press Release: EMERYVILLE, Calif., Sept. 12, 2022 /PRNewswire/ — Dynavax Technologies Corporation ( Nasdaq: DVAX), a commercial-stage biopharmaceutical company developing and commercializing innovative vaccines, in collaboration with the U.S. Department of Defense’s (DOD) Joint Program Executive Office for Chemical, Biological, Radiological and Nuclear Defense (JPEO-CBRND) and supported by the DOD’s Chemical and Biological Defense…

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Atea to Advance Global Phase 3 Registrational Study of Bemnifosbuvir in High-Risk Non-Hospitalized Patients with COVID-19

09/16/2022

Novel Phase 3 Trial Design to Evaluate Bemnifosbuvir as Monotherapy and Combination Antiviral Therapy for COVID-19 Trial to Focus on High-Risk Patients at Greatest Risk for Disease Progression Trial Expected to Initiate in Fourth Quarter 2022 Conference Call at 8:30 a.m. ET Today Excerpt from the Press Release: BOSTON, Sept. 13, 2022 (GLOBE NEWSWIRE) —…

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Elicio Therapeutics Announces Publication of Preclinical Data on ELI-005, a Lymph Node-Targeted Amphiphile Vaccine Against SARS-CoV-2

09/12/2022

Data published in bioRxiv shows ELI-005 administration safely promotes robust cellular and humoral immunity through potent and targeted engagement of the lymph nodes in mice and non-human primates (NHPs) Prime-boost administration of ELI-005 induced potent Spike receptor binding domain (RBD)-specific effector cytokine-producing T cell responses in mouse and NHP peripheral blood showing cross-reactivity against variants…

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Moderna Completes Application To U.S. Food And Drug Administration For Emergency Use Authorization Of Omicron-Targeting Bivalent Covid-19 Booster Vaccine, mRNA-1273.222

09/02/2022

mRNA-1273.222 Targets BA.4/BA.5 Strains of Omicron Variant Pending Authorization, Moderna Ready to Ship Bivalent Booster mRNA-1273.222 in September Clinical Data Available for Moderna’s Bivalent COVID-19 Booster Vaccines Have Met All Primary Endpoints and Support Request for Emergency Use Authorization Excerpt from the Press Release: CAMBRIDGE, MA / ACCESSWIRE / August 23, 2022 / Moderna, Inc.…

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