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Quidel’s Lyra® Direct SARS-CoV-2 Assay Receives Health Canada Authorization


Excerpt from the Press Release: SAN DIEGO–(BUSINESS WIRE)–Quidel Corporation (NASDAQ: QDEL) (“Quidel”),a provider of rapid diagnostic testing solutions, cellular-based virology assays and molecular diagnostic systems, announced today that Quidel has received Health Canada authorization to market and sell the Lyra® Direct SARS-CoV-2 Assay in Canada. (IO315563, COVID-19 Medical Device Authorization for Importation or Sale; 07/20/2020)…

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Children’s Hospital of Philadelphia President and CEO Releases Special COVID-19 Podcast Series


Excerpt from the Article: PHILADELPHIA, Aug. 13, 2020 /PRNewswire/ — When the COVID-19 pandemic began earlier this year, doctors and researchers at Children’s Hospital of Philadelphia (CHOP) rapidly pivoted to focus on defeating the novel virus. Across the hospital, members of the CHOP team – from infectious disease researchers to population health experts – mobilized…

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This 10-year pledge aims to get more women, Black and Latinx Philadelphians in STEM careers


Excerpt from the Article: Though Philadelphia ranked second in a recent list of best cities for STEM diversity, but there’s still plenty of work to do to ensure underrepresented groups have access to the industry that so often spells prosperity for its workers. We’ve seen a number of efforts start up in the past few…

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Adamis Pharmaceuticals Announces Pre-IND Feedback from FDA Enabling Advancement of Tempol, a Novel Anti-Inflammatory and Anti-Oxidant Drug for the Treatment of COVID-19


Excerpt from the Press Release: SAN DIEGO, Aug. 14, 2020 (GLOBE NEWSWIRE) — Adamis Pharmaceuticals Corporation (NASDAQ: ADMP) (“Adamis”) announced today that in response to Adamis’ Pre-Investigational New Drug (IND) filing with the U.S. Food and Drug Administration (FDA), the FDA has provided detailed comments regarding the prospective use of Tempol in a randomized placebo…

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VBI Vaccines Awarded Up to CAD$56 Million Contribution from Canadian Government to Accelerate Coronavirus Vaccine Development


Excerpt from the Press Release: OTTAWA, Ontario & CAMBRIDGE, Mass.–(BUSINESS WIRE)–Variation Biotechnologies Inc., an Ottawa-based wholly-owned Canadian subsidiary of VBI Vaccines Inc. (Nasdaq: VBIV) (VBI), a commercial-stage biopharmaceutical company developing next-generation infectious disease and immuno-oncology vaccines, today announced that it has been awarded up to a CAD$56 million contribution from the Strategic Innovation Fund of…

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Biocept Announces Agreement with Aegea Biotechnologies to Develop New, Highly Sensitive PCR-based COVID-19 Assay Utilizing Patented Switch-Blocker PCR Technology


Excerpt from the Press Release: SAN DIEGO, Aug. 6, 2020 /PRNewswire/ — Biocept, Inc. (Nasdaq: BIOC), a leading commercial provider of molecular technologies designed to provide physicians with clinically actionable information to improve the outcomes of patients with cancer, and Aegea Biotechnologies, Inc., an innovative private life science company with an extensive portfolio of issued patents…

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Denali Therapeutics Announces Decision to Advance DNL151 into Late Stage Clinical Studies in Parkinson’s Patients


Excerpt from the Press Release: SOUTH SAN FRANCISCO, Calif., Aug. 06, 2020 (GLOBE NEWSWIRE) — Denali Therapeutics Inc. (NASDAQ: DNLI), a biopharmaceutical company developing a broad portfolio of product candidates engineered to cross the blood-brain barrier (“BBB”) for treatment of neurodegenerative diseases, today announced that DNL151 has been selected to progress into late stage studies…

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How Ala Stanford Became a Champion for the Health of Black Philadelphians Amid COVID


Excerpt from the Article: It was purely by chance that at the very moment Ala Stanford walked into a revival service at a Philly church last summer, a man fainted and was suddenly unable to move or speak. Frantic and afraid, the man’s wife, a friend of Stanford’s, asked the board-certified surgeon to ride in…

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Congratulations to the recipients of the 2020 BCCHR Studentships and Fellowships!


Excerpt from the Article: BC Children’s Hospital is pleased to congratulate the recipients of the 2020 BCCHR Studentships and Fellowships. These awards give exceptional trainees the opportunity to pursue leading-edge child health research projects under the supervision of BC Children’s Hospital Investigators. BCCHR Studentships and Fellowships are made possible through the support of BC Children’s…

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Humanigen Expands Phase III Study of Lenzilumab in COVID-19 to Brazil


Excerpt from the Press Release: Burlingame, CA, August 10, 2020 – Humanigen, Inc., (HGEN) (“Humanigen”), a clinical stage biopharmaceutical company focused on preventing and treating cytokine storm with lenzilumab, the company’s proprietary Humaneered® anti-human granulocyte macrophage-colony stimulating factor (GM-CSF) monoclonal antibody, announced that the Brazilian regulatory agency, Anvisa, has granted permission to commence a Phase…

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