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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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Selva Therapeutics Announces $3 Million Series A Financing to Advance a Novel Broad Spectrum Antiviral for Infectious Diseases, Including COVID-19

07/31/2020

Excerpt from the Press Release: “SAN DIEGO–(BUSINESS WIRE)–Selva Therapeutics, Inc. announced today that the company has raised $3 million in a Series A financing round from private investors. The proceeds of the financing will be used to rapidly advance SLV213 into clinical trials as a leading oral drug candidate for the treatment of COVID-19, the…

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PerkinElmer Releases New Dried Blood Spot Based COVID-19 Serology Test

07/30/2020

Excerpt from the Press Release: “WALTHAM, Mass.–(BUSINESS WIRE)–PerkinElmer, Inc. (NYSE:PKI), a global leader committed to innovating for a healthier world, today announced the launch of a dry blood spot (DBS) based test for SARS-CoV-2 IgG using its GSP®/DELFIA® platform, enabling processing of up to 5,000 samples per day. The finger-prick sample collection device allows for…

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Two COVID-19 Clinical Trials Seek to Enroll Pregnant Women

07/29/2020

From The Scientist comes this exciting new development in clinical research into COVID-19: “Upon seeing pregnant women sick with COVID-19 at a University of Pennsylvania hospital, researchers there wrote trial protocols for blood transfusions to treat the disease that include expecting mothers. As a translational infectious disease researcher at the University of Pennsylvania Perelman School…

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Sonnet Biotherapeutics Announces Positive Preclinical Results from an Initial Efficacy Study Exploring the Combination of Granulocyte-Macrophage Colony-Stimulating Factor with Interleukins 18 and 12

07/28/2020

Excerpt from the Press Release: “PRINCETON, NJ / ACCESSWIRE / July 20, 2020 / Sonnet BioTherapeutics Holdings, Inc., (NASDAQ:SONN) a clinical-stage company developing innovative targeted biologic drugs with enhanced mono or bispecific mechanisms, announced today that it has completed initial preclinical proof-of-concept work with both GMcSF and IL-18 and with GMcSF and IL-12 in a…

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Innovation Pharmaceuticals’ Brilacidin Inhibits Novel Coronavirus (COVID-19) by Almost 90% at the Lowest Concentration Tested to Date in a Human Lung Cell Line

07/27/2020

Excerpt from the Press Release: “WAKEFIELD, MA – July 20, 2020 (GLOBE NEWSWIRE) Innovation Pharmaceuticals (OTCQB:IPIX) (“the Company”), a clinical stage biopharmaceutical company, reports today receiving new data from ongoing laboratory testing being conducted at a U.S. Regional Biocontainment Laboratory (RBL). The data is helping to inform the planned Phase 2 clinical trial of Brilacidin…

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Albireo Launches Expanded Access Program for Odevixibat for Patients in the U.S., Canada, Australia and Europe

07/26/2020

Excerpt from the Press Release: “BOSTON, July 20, 2020 (GLOBE NEWSWIRE) — Albireo Pharma, Inc. (Nasdaq: ALBO), a clinical-stage orphan pediatric liver disease company developing novel bile acid modulators, today announced the launch of an Expanded Access Program (EAP) for investigational lead product candidate odevixibat, a highly potent and selective inhibitor of the ileal bile…

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