AusperBio Announces FDA Clearance of IND Application of AHB-137 in Chronic Hepatitis B Treatment


Excerpt from the Press Release: SAN FRANCISCO, Aug. 25, 2023 /PRNewswire/ — AusperBio Therapeutics, Inc. and Ausper Biopharma Co., Ltd. (Together AusperBio), a clinical-stage biotech company committed to advancing antiviral therapies and vaccines, with a primary focus on achieving a functional cure for chronic hepatitis B (CHB) infection, today announced the U.S. Food and Drug…

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Blue Lake Biotechnology Doses First Child in Clinical Trial of Novel Intranasal Vaccine Against Respiratory Syncytial Virus


Excerpt from the Press Release: ATHENS, Ga. and LOS GATOS, Calif., June 29, 2023 /PRNewswire/ — Blue Lake Biotechnology, Inc., a clinical stage intranasal vaccine company harnessing the full breadth of the immune system to protect against serious infectious disease, announced that the first child has been dosed in its Phase 1/2a trial (NCT05655182) of…

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Gritstone bio Announces Publication of Interim Results from Phase 1 Study of Self-amplifying mRNA (samRNA) Vaccine Against COVID-19 in Nature Communications


— Potent and durable immunogenicity achieved with low dose self-amplifying mRNA vaccine (samRNA) candidate — — Immunity boosted for at least 6 months in previously vaccinated-older adults (administration post-primary series of Vaxzevria®, Comirnaty® or Spikevax®) — — Data underscore the potential of Gritstone’s samRNA candidates to serve as next-generation vaccines against COVID-19 and other infectious…

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Vaxcyte Doses First Participants in Phase 2 Study Evaluating VAX-24 for the Prevention of Invasive Pneumococcal Disease in Infants


— Company Expects to Announce Topline Safety, Tolerability and Immunogenicity Data from Primary Immunization Series by 2025 — — The Nine Incremental Serotypes in VAX-24 Cover an Additional 20-25 Percent of Strains Causing Invasive Pneumococcal Disease Over the Current Standard-of-Care PCV in Infants — Excerpt from the Press Release: SAN CARLOS, Calif., March 30, 2023…

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


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


–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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Miraculous breast cancer vaccine passes first human trials that went on for 20 years


Excerpt from the Press Release: A team of researchers at the University of Washington School of Medicine (UWSM) has been working on a breast cancer vaccine for over the last 20 years. In their recently published study, they finally revealed the results of the phase one human trials of their breast cancer vaccine. A WHO…

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


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


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


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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