SARS-CoV-2

TFF Pharmaceuticals and Augmenta Bioworks Publish Positive In Vivo Data Showing Dry Powder Formulation of COVID-19 Antibody, AUG-3387, Neutralizes SARS-CoV-2 Infection and Reduces Viral Load

10/21/2021

Results published in bioRxiv Show That Delivery of Dry Powder AUG-3387 Following Viral Inoculation Led to Dose-Dependent Reduction in Lung Viral Load in Hamsters Dry Powder Formulations Show Equivalent Binding as Original Antibody with No Loss of Biologic Activity Study Indicates AUG-3387 Binds to Both Lambda and Mu Variants of SARS-CoV-2 Excerpt from the Press Release: AUSTIN,…

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Moderna Announces FDA Advisory Committee Unanimously Votes in Support of Emergency Use for a Booster Dose of Moderna’s COVID-19 Vaccine in the U.S.

10/20/2021

Positive unanimous vote for mRNA-1273 booster at the 50 µg dose level for individuals aged 65 and older as well as individuals aged 18 through 64 at high risk of contracting COVID-19 at least 6 months after completion of the primary series Company estimates that booster at the 50 µg dose level could result in…

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NeuroBo Pharmaceuticals Announces Positive Recommendation from Independent Data Safety Monitoring Committee of Phase 2/3 Clinical Trial of ANA001 in Hospitalized Patients with Moderate to Severe COVID-19

10/19/2021

Committee Advises Continuation of Trial Without Modification Excerpt from the Press Release: BOSTON, Oct. 13, 2021 /PRNewswire/ — NeuroBo Pharmaceuticals, Inc. (Nasdaq: NRBO), a clinical-stage biotechnology company focused on developing and commercializing multimodal disease-modifying therapies for viral, neuropathic and neurodegenerative diseases, today announced that an independent Data Monitoring Committee (DMC) reviewed safety data from 36 patients treated in the Phase…

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New Duke University-led Study Shows That Vaxart’s Oral COVID-19 Vaccine Candidate Reduces Airborne Transmission of SARS-CoV-2 Infection in Animal Model

10/12/2021

Data published in bioRxiv confirmed previous findings suggesting mucosal vaccines could reduce transmission of airborne viruses such as COVID-19 and flu more than injectable vaccinesStudy suggests mucosal vaccines may protect not only vaccinated, but also unvaccinated animals Excerpt from the Press Release: SOUTH SAN FRANCISCO, Calif., Oct. 7, 2021 /PRNewswire/ — A Duke University-led study published in bioRxiv showed that Vaxart,…

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Trevena Announces Results of TRV027 Proof-of-Concept Study in COVID-19 Patients

10/05/2021

92% probability that TRV027 has a potential beneficial impact on primary endpoint of D-dimer levels, a biomarker associated with critical illness and mortality ~12 days lower average hospital length of stay in patients treated with TRV027 compared to placebo TRV027 is currently being evaluated in a randomized controlled study (NIH ACTIV-4) and a global adaptive…

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Data Presented at IDWeek™ 2021 Demonstrate that ALVR109, AlloVir’s Investigational SARS-CoV-2-Specific T Cell Therapy, Is Reactive Against a Broad Range of Variants, Including Delta

10/04/2021

Early clinical data show expansion and persistence of cells and support the efficacy and safety profile of ALVR109 in transplant and non-transplant patients with COVID-19 Excerpt from the Press Release: CAMBRIDGE, Mass.–(BUSINESS WIRE)–AlloVir, Inc. (Nasdaq: ALVR), a late clinical-stage cell therapy company, today announced preclinical and early clinical data demonstrating that ALVR109, an investigational, allogeneic,…

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VBI Vaccines Announces New Preclinical Data and Initiation of VBI-2905 Clinical Study Targeting Broadened Immunity Against COVID-19 and Variants of Concern

10/04/2021

New preclinical data demonstrate VBI-2905 induced robust neutralizing and antibody binding activity, as a 2-dose course and as a single booster dose, against COVID-19 and variants of concern including Beta and Delta– Data also demonstrate trivalent VBI-2901 induced robust and consistent levels of immunity against the ancestral COVID-19 strain and a panel of variants including…

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COVID-19 Vaccine Developed by Clover Biopharmaceuticals Using Dynavax’s CpG 1018 Adjuvant Meets Primary and Secondary Efficacy Endpoints in Global Phase 2/3 Trial

10/01/2021

– Global Phase 2/3 SPECTRA Trial enrolled over 30,000 adult and elderly participants across 4 continents; 100% of SARS-CoV-2 strains observed in efficacy analysis were variants– 100% efficacy against severe COVID-19 and hospitalizations, and 84% efficacy against moderate-to-severe COVID-19 caused by any strain of SARS-CoV-2– Favorable safety profile; no significant differences in systemic adverse events…

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Elicio Therapeutics Presents Updated Preclinical Data at the 2021 Vaccines Summit Demonstrating that ELI-005, a Lymph Node Targeted Amphiphile Vaccine, Induces Potent Cellular and Humoral Immunity to SARS-CoV-2

09/30/2021

ELI-005, containing the Amphiphile vaccine adjuvant AMP-CpG, induced >25-fold higher antigen-specific T cells in the peripheral blood and exhibited potent killing of antigen-positive targets in vivo that were maintained for >5 months after vaccination Vaccine responses were highly cross-reactive to SARS-CoV-2 variants of concern Antibody responses favored TH1 isotypes with titers 265-fold higher than natural convalescent patient…

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Twist Bioscience Internally-Discovered Single Domain Antibody TB202-3 Shows Potent Binding to Multiple Strains of SARS-CoV-2, Including Alpha, Beta, and Gamma Strains, in Preclinical Studies

09/27/2021

SOUTH SAN FRANCISCO, Calif.–(BUSINESS WIRE)–Twist Bioscience Corporation (Nasdaq: TWST) today reported that its internally-discovered antibody candidate TB202-3 (CoVIC-094), demonstrated potent binding to diverse SARS-CoV-2 variant mutations, including strains with the E484K, N501Y, D614G, Y453F and K417N mutations in pseudovirus assays, indicating this therapeutic antibody may be effective in treating many strains of COVID-19. The Coronavirus…

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