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Celltrion begins phase 1 human trial of COVID-19 antiviral antibody candidate

Celltrion begins phase 1 human trial of COVID-19 antiviral antibody candidate

Celltrion Group, a South Korean pharma company, has launched a phase 1 human clinical trial of a potential antiviral antibody treatment for COVID-19 patients. The in-human study of the COVID-19 antiviral antibody comes in the wake of the positive results delivered by it in pre-clinical studies and the following approval of the investigational new drug […]

ChAdOx1 nCoV-19 vaccine : Russia’s R-Pharm signs deal with AstraZeneca

Russian pharma company R-Pharm has reportedly signed an agreement with AstraZeneca for manufacturing the ChAdOx1 nCoV-19 vaccine being developed by the latter in collaboration with UK-based Oxford University. The entire world is pinning hopes on the ChAdOx1 nCoV-19 vaccine candidate, which reportedly seems to be the most probable to become the first vaccine against the […]

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Sinovac Biotech gets approval for CoronaVac phase 3 trial in Brazil

CoronaVac phase 3 trial : Sinovac Biotech, a Chinese biopharma company has secured approval in Brazil to begin a phase 3 clinical trial for CoronaVac, its inactivated COVID-19 vaccine candidate. Brazil is currently the second most infected country after the US with the novel coronavirus. The Chinese pharma company has been granted the approval by […]

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Celltex Therapeutics gets FDA nod for Covid-19 stem cell clinical trial

Covid-19 stem cell clinical trial : Celltex Therapeutics has been given the clearance by the US Food and Drug Administration (FDA) to move ahead with a phase 2 clinical trial for investigating the efficacy of autologous adipose tissue-derived mesenchymal stem cells (AdMSCs) in the prevention of Covid-19. In this connection, the Texas-based biotech company had […]

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Regeneron Pharmaceuticals begins COVID-19 clinical trials of REGN-COV2

US biotech company Regeneron Pharmaceuticals has started the first clinical trial of its investigational dual antibody cocktail REGN-COV2 (REGN10933+REGN10987) for the prevention and treatment of COVID-19. The REGN-COV2 clinical program will feature four separate study populations, which include hospitalized COVID-19 patients, non-hospitalized symptomatic COVID-19 patients, uninfected people in groups that are at high-risk of exposure, […]

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Gilead Covid-19 drug candidate remdesivir delivers desired results in phase 3 trial

Remdesivir clinical trial results : Gilead Sciences said that the phase 3 SIMPLE trial, which has been evaluating the Covid-19 drug candidate remdesivir for the treatment of hospitalized patients with moderate pneumonia associated with novel coronavirus, has yielded promising results. According to the US biopharma company, the Covid-19 drug candidate delivered significantly greater clinical improvement for […]

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Lilly begins phase 1 coronavirus antibody trial with LY-CoV555

Coronavirus antibody trial : US pharma giant Eli Lilly and Company (Lilly) said that patients have been dosed in a phase 1 clinical trial with the investigational antibody LY-CoV555 for the treatment of COVID-19. LY-CoV555 is the first antibody candidate to emerge from Lilly’s collaboration with AbCellera Biologics, which was announced in March 2020, with […]

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Coronavirus vaccine trial results : Moderna mRNA-1273 shows early promise

Moderna said that mRNA-1273, its novel coronavirus vaccine candidate, has delivered positive interim data in a phase 1 clinical trial by eliciting neutralizing antibody titer levels in all eight initial participants across the 25 µg and 100 µg dose cohorts. The early-stage clinical trial in humans was led by the US National Institute of Allergy […]

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Verndari begins preclinical testing of COVID-19 vaccine candidate

Verndari, a California-based biopharma company, has started preclinical testing of a COVID-19 vaccine candidate, which will be administered using it microneedle array dermal patch VaxiPatch. The preclinical testing will be carried out in laboratories at the University of California in Davis (UC Davis). Verndari, which was established in 2015, is said to have developed the […]

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COVID-19 RT-PCR detection kit : Fosun Pharma secures FDA EUA status

Shanghai Fosun Pharmaceutical (Fosun Pharma) has been granted the emergency use authorization (EUA) status for its COVID-19 RT-PCR detection kit from the US Food and Drug Administration (FDA). Fosun Long March, a fully-owned subsidiary of Fosun Pharma, developed the COVID-19 RT-PCR detection kit which already has a medical device registration certificate from the China National Medical […]

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