New Preclinical Data Demonstrate Two of Vaxart’s COVID-19 Vaccine Candidates Protect Against Omicron


Results provide additional support for the cross-reactivity of Vaxart’s oral vaccine candidates Excerpt from the Press Release: SOUTH SAN FRANCISCO, Calif., June 03, 2022 (GLOBE NEWSWIRE) — Vaxart, Inc. (NASDAQ: VXRT) today reported positive preliminary preclinical data demonstrating that two COVID-19 vaccine candidates targeting either the SARS-CoV-2 spike (S) protein for Wuhan or S protein…

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Bristol Myers Squibb Announces Topline Results Showing Treatment with Orencia (abatacept) Improved Survival in People Hospitalized with COVID-19


The Phase 3 ACTIV-1 Immune Modulators study was sponsored by the National Institutes of Health as part of the ACTIV initiative Orencia was one of two immune modulators that improved survival for people hospitalized with COVID-19 Safety profile of Orencia remained consistent, with no new safety signals reported Excerpt from the Press Release: PRINCETON, N.J.–(BUSINESS…

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Akston Biosciences Doses First Participants in Phase II Clinical Trial for Shelf-Stable COVID-19 Booster


Up to 600 volunteers will participate in an AKS-452 COVID booster study in the Netherlands to investigate boosting the immune response of those previously vaccinated with EMA-registered vaccines AKS-452 has shown the ability to successfully neutralize the omicron variant of the SARS-CoV-2 virus Shelf stable at 25° Celsius (77° Fahrenheit) for at least 6 months,…

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Celsion Corporation Highlighted its PLACCINE Vaccine Platform Technology During Oral Presentation at the World Vaccine Congress


Proprietary, Formulated DNA Plasmid Vaccine Candidate Shows NeutralizingActivity Against 2 Strains of the COVID-19 Virus The Goal to Provide Broader Range Protection within a Highly Flexible PlatformAppears to Show Promise Excerpt from the Press Release: LAWRENCEVILLE, N.J., April 21, 2022 (GLOBE NEWSWIRE) — Celsion Corporation (NASDAQ: CLSN), a clinical-stage company focused on DNA-based immunotherapy and next-generation vaccines, today presented…

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Regen BioPharma, Inc. to Initiate Development of its Modified mRNA anti-Cancer Vaccine Technology


Excerpt from the Press Release: SAN DIEGO, Feb. 11, 2022 /PRNewswire/ — Regen BioPharma, Inc. (PINK: RGBP) and (PINK: RGBPP) is embarking on a development program to commercialize its modified mRNA anti-cancer vaccine targeting the Survivin protein.  In the first phase of the development program, Regen will design and have experiments carried out that will form the initial…

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LJI and Charles River Laboratories to collaborate on COVID-19 research


New agreement paves the way for better mouse models to study how the human immune system fights SARS-CoV-2 Excerpt from the Press Release: LA JOLLA, CA—Scientists at La Jolla Institute for Immunology (LJI) and Charles River Laboratories International, Inc., are launching a new project to uncover exactly how different cells in the human immune system…

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PacBio’s New HiFiViral Surveillance Kit Performance is Not Impacted by Omicron Mutations, Delivering Complete SARS-CoV-2 Genomes for All Circulating Variants


HiFiViral Solution helps to accelerate understanding of the Omicron variant, providing information that is important to public health response Excerpt from the Press Release: MENLO PARK, Calif., Dec. 28, 2021 (GLOBE NEWSWIRE) — PacBio (Nasdaq: PACB), a leading provider of high-quality, highly accurate, long-read sequencing technology, today announced that its new HiFiViral SARS-CoV-2 solution has successfully sequenced…

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Codex DNA Expands Catalog of COVID-19 Tools with Release of Full-Length Synthetic Genome for SARS-CoV-2 Omicron Variant


Researchers around the world can utilize the synthetic genome to produce virus to test strain-specific diagnostics, monoclonal antibody treatments, small-molecule therapies, or new vaccines against the highly transmissible variant Excerpt from the Press Release: SAN DIEGO, Dec. 23, 2021 (GLOBE NEWSWIRE) — Codex DNA, Inc. (Nasdaq: DNAY), a pioneer in automated benchtop synthetic biology systems,…

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Ocugen Partner, Bharat Biotech, Announces Positive Immunogenicity and Safety Data From COVAXIN™ (BBV152), COVID-19 Candidate Vaccine, in Children 2 – 18 YEARS


COVAXIN™ whole virus inactivated vaccine generated broad antibody response comparable to those seen in a large phase 3 trial in adults 18+ Adverse events were primarily mild, and no serious adverse events (SAEs) were noted Immunobridging trial demonstrated safety, reactogenicity and immunogenicity of COVAXIN™ in children from 2 years old and up No cases of myocarditis or…

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Akston Biosciences Announces Positive Top-Line Data From Phase II Study of COVID-19 Vaccine in the Netherlands


Two 45 μg doses and single 90 μg of protein subunit vaccine AKS-452 were generally well-tolerated and showed robust neutralizing antibody titers Primary immunogenicity endpoints were met Vaccine is shelf stable for at least 6 months at 25° C (77° F) Phase II/III trial starting in India Excerpt from the Press Release: BEVERLY, Mass.–(BUSINESS WIRE)–Akston…

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