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Scientists Reverse Engineer mRNA Sequence of Moderna Vaccine


Excerpt from the Article: Leftover drops in vials of Moderna’s COVID-19 vaccine allowed a group of researchers from Stanford University to determine the sequence of the mRNA for SARS-CoV-2’s spike protein that is used in the immunization, Motherboard reported March 29. The sequence has been posted on the open-access website GitHub. “Sharing of sequence information…

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Moderna Highlights Publication of Antibody Persistence Data of its COVID-19 Vaccine out to 6 Months in the New England Journal of Medicine


Excerpt from the Press Release: CAMBRIDGE, Mass.–(BUSINESS WIRE)–Moderna, Inc. (Nasdaq: MRNA), a biotechnology company pioneering messenger RNA (mRNA) therapeutics and vaccines, today highlighted the publication of antibody persistence data out to 6 months following the second dose of the Moderna COVID-19 Vaccine in The New England Journal of Medicine. “We are pleased that this new…

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Lilly and Incyte announce results from the Phase 3 COV-BARRIER study of baricitinib in hospitalized COVID-19 patients


Excerpt from the Press Release: INDIANAPOLIS, April 8, 2021 /PRNewswire/ — Eli Lilly and Company (NYSE: LLY) and Incyte (NASDAQ:INCY) announced today results of COV-BARRIER, a Phase 3 study evaluating baricitinib 4 mg once daily plus standard of care (SoC) versus placebo plus SoC. The trial did not meet statistical significance on the primary endpoint, which…

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Strongbridge Biopharma plc Announces Publication of Diabetes Subgroup Analysis from Phase 3 SONICS Study of RECORLEV® (levoketoconazole) for the Treatment of Endogenous Cushing’s Syndrome in Frontiers in Endocrinology


Excerpt from the Press Release: DUBLIN, Ireland and TREVOSE, Pa., April 07, 2021 (GLOBE NEWSWIRE) — Strongbridge Biopharma plc, (Nasdaq: SBBP), a global commercial-stage biopharmaceutical company focused on the development and commercialization of therapies for rare diseases with significant unmet needs, today announced that results from a subanalysis of patients with diabetes mellitus from the…

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Register for our upcoming “How Using Statisticians Early Plays A Crucial Role In Optimizing Clinical Trials” virtual networking meeting!


Our April virtual networking meeting is next week! Join Heather and Christopher, and their guest, John Amrhein from McDougall Scientific on April 21st, 8 pm EST for this exciting discussion on the crucial need to involve statisticians early in the clinical trial design process! To register for your complimentary ticket, click the image or button…

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Invitae joins NIH-sponsored study aimed at improving understanding of the links between genes and cancer, heart disease and other conditions


Excerpt from the Press Release: SAN FRANCISCO, April 8, 2021 /PRNewswire/ — Invitae Corporation (NYSE: NVTA), a leading medical genetics company, has joined eMERGE Network, a nationwide effort organized and funded by the National Human Genome Research Institute (NHGRI) that connects genetic data and electronic medical record (EMR) systems to advance the use of genetics…

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Huyabio International Announces Global Clinical Trial Collaboration With Bristol Myers Squibb In Melanoma


Excerpt from the Press Release: SAN DIEGO, March 30, 2021 /PRNewswire/ — HUYABIO International (HUYABIO™), the leader in accelerating global development of China’s pharmaceutical innovations, today announced that it had entered into a clinical collaboration agreement with Bristol-Myers Squibb Company (NYSE: BMY) to evaluate the combination of HUYABIO’s HBI-8000, an epigenetic immunomodifier, and Opdivo® (nivolumab),…

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Exelixis’ Partner Ipsen Receives European Commission Approval for CABOMETYX® (cabozantinib) in Combination with OPDIVO® (nivolumab) as First-Line Treatment for Patients with Advanced Renal Cell Carcinoma


Excerpt from the Press Release: ALAMEDA, Calif.–(BUSINESS WIRE)–Mar. 31, 2021– Exelixis, Inc. (Nasdaq: EXEL) today announced its partner Ipsen received approval from the European Commission (EC) for CABOMETYX® (cabozantinib) in combination with OPDIVO® (nivolumab) as a first-line treatment for advanced renal cell carcinoma (RCC). This approval allows for the marketing of CABOMETYX in combination with…

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Penn Medicine Researcher Awarded $1 Million to Expand COVID-19 Treatment Discovery Platform


Excerpt from the Press Release: PHILADELPHIA —  David C. Fajgenbaum, MD, MBA, MSc, an assistant professor of Translational Medicine & Human Genetics and director of the Center for Cytokine Storm Treatment & Laboratory at the Perelman School of Medicine at the University of Pennsylvania, was awarded $1 million by the Parker Institute for Cancer Immunotherapy…

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Arbutus Biopharma, X-Chem and Proteros biostructures Enter into a Pan-Coronavirus Discovery Research and License Agreement


Excerpt from the Press Release: WARMINSTER, Pa. and WALTHAM, Mass. and MUNICH, Germany, April 01, 2021 (GLOBE NEWSWIRE) — Arbutus Biopharma Corporation (NASDAQ: ABUS), X-Chem, Inc. (X-Chem) and Proteros biostructures GmbH (Proteros) announced today that they have entered into a discovery research and license agreement focused on the discovery of novel inhibitors targeting the SARS-CoV-2…

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