IsoPlexis uses proteomics to identify early factors of long COVID
IsoPlexis has published a study in Cell, led by the Institute for Systems Biology and the Seattle COVID Consortium, in which researchers used IsoPlexis' single-cell functional proteomics platform to identify factors that may predict sustained disease after COVID-19 infection, also known as post-acute sequelae of COVID-19 (PASC) or long COVID. Read More
Twist Bioscience, Eleven Therapeutics create replicon for antiviral development
Twist Bioscience and Eleven Therapeutics have created a replicon tool that could be used for studying viral genome replication and antiviral drug screening as well as vaccine and therapeutic development. Read More
Novavax COVID-19 vaccine approved in Great Britain
Novavax announced that the Medicines and Healthcare products Regulatory Agency has granted conditional marketing authorization for its Nuvaxovid COVID-19 vaccine for active immunization in individuals 18 years of age and older in Great Britain. The vaccine, also known as NVX-CoV2373, is the first protein-based vaccine to be authorized for use in Great Britain. Read More
Novavax submits EUA request to FDA for COVID-19 vaccine
Novavax submitted a request to the U.S Food and Drug Administration (FDA) for emergency use authorization (EUA) for NVX-CoV2373, its protein-based COVID-19 vaccine candidate for the immunization of individuals 18 years of age and older against SARS-CoV-2. Read More
NTx obtains grant to improve mRNA therapy manufacturing, access
NTx has received a grant from the Bill & Melinda Gates Foundation to advance novel solutions for mRNA production and related supply chain challenges. Read More
Anixa Biosciences, MolGenie announce SARS-CoV-2 protease inhibitor
Anixa Biosciences and its partner MolGenie have synthesized a compound that appears to be considerably more potent than nirmatrelvir at inhibiting the main protease of the SARS-CoV-2 virus. Read More
FDA expands use of remdesivir to outpatients with mild-to-moderate COVID-19
The U.S. Food and Drug Administration (FDA) has expanded the use of the antiviral drug Veklury (remdesivir) to certain nonhospitalized adults and pediatric patients for the treatment of mild-to-moderate COVID-19 disease. Read More
Vir Biotechnology begins antibody research focused on HIV, malaria
Vir Biotechnology has expanded its partnership with the Bill & Melinda Gates Foundation to advance innovative platform technologies in the development of broadly neutralizing antibodies that provide a vaccinal effect for the treatment of HIV and the prevention of malaria. Read More
PostEra closes $24M in new financing to advance drug discovery
PostEra has closed $24 million in equity financing to accelerate medicinal chemistry and bring new cures to patients. The company also announced a multitarget strategic partnership with Pfizer to establish an artificial intelligence lab. Read More
Pfizer collaborates with Acuitas, Beam Therapeutics
Pfizer and Acuitas Therapeutics have entered into a development and option agreement under which Pfizer may license on a nonexclusive basis Acuitas' liquid nanoparticle technology for up to 10 targets for vaccine or therapeutic development. Also, Pfizer and Beam Therapeutics entered into an exclusive four-year research collaboration focused on in vivo base-editing programs for three targets for rare genetic diseases of the liver, muscle, and central nervous system. Read More
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