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Imperial College begins human trial of coronavirus vaccine candidate COVAC1

Imperial College begins human trial of coronavirus vaccine candidate COVAC1

Imperial College London said that it has dosed the first healthy volunteer with its COVAC1 coronavirus vaccine candidate, which has been developed using the new self-amplifying RNA (saRNA) technology. The university claimed that the COVID-19 vaccine candidate has gone through rigorous pre-clinical safety tests, and in animal studies, it has been demonstrated to be safe, […]

Merck to acquire coronavirus vaccine candidate developer Themis Bioscience

Merck acquisition of Themis Bioscience : Merck has signed a deal to acquire Themis Bioscience, an Austrian vaccine developer for an undisclosed price with an objective to gain access to the latter’s coronavirus vaccine candidate. Themis Bioscience by leveraging its measles virus vector platform has developed a pipeline of vaccine candidates and immune-modulatory therapies. Recently, […]

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Thermo Fisher, WuXi, Mayo Clinic to develop total antibodies Covid-19 test

US life sciences company Thermo Fisher Scientific said that it will collaborate with China-based WuXi Diagnostics and Mayo Clinic to develop a total antibodies Covid-19 test called the Thermo Scientific OmniPath COVID-19 Total Antibody ELISA test. The new antibody test development is said to emerge from an ongoing partnership between the three organizations, which includes […]

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Sorrento Therapeutics says STI-1499 fully inhibited SARS-CoV-2 virus

Sorrento Therapeutics said that STI-1499, its anti-SARS-CoV-2 antibody, showed 100% inhibition of SARS-CoV-2 virus infection in an in vitro virus infection experiment at a very low antibody concentration. The US biotech company will look to create an antibody cocktail product that will work as a protective shield against SARS-CoV-2 coronavirus infection and stay effective even […]

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