Shanghai Cell Therapy Group, USC partner for stem cell therapies
May 29, 2020 -- Shanghai Cell Therapy Group has partnered with a researcher from the University of Southern California (USC) to develop a way to culture hematopoietic stem and progenitor cells outside of the body.
Merck, Ridgeback Bio partner on COVID-19 antiviral
May 26, 2020 -- Merck and Ridgeback Biotherapeutics announced that they have entered a collaboration to develop EIDD-2801, an orally available antiviral candidate in early clinical development for treatment of patients with COVID-19.
IMV moves COVID-19 vaccine to clinical trials
May 22, 2020 -- Clinical-stage biopharmaceutical company IMV has announced that it is moving forward with a vaccine against the novel coronavirus to test in clinical trials.
Atomwise pursues 15 collaborations for COVID-19 treatments
May 22, 2020 -- Small molecule drug discovery company Atomwise has announced it is collaborating with 15 institutions to develop broad-spectrum therapies for coronaviruses, including the novel coronavirus responsible for COVID-19.
Bharat, TJU partnering on COVID-19 vaccine
May 20, 2020 -- Bharat Biotech and Thomas Jefferson University (TJU) of Philadelphia have signed a deal to develop a new vaccine for COVID-19.
Cargill, Eagle Genomics partner on microbiome research
May 20, 2020 -- Eagle Genomics and Cargill Health Technologies have signed a multiyear platform agreement to accelerate microbiome and life sciences research and development.
Abcore develops antibodies against COVID-19
May 19, 2020 -- Antibody research and development firm Abcore said that it's discovered and tested a panel of functional therapeutic candidates for the treatment of COVID-19.
Moderna lays out plan for mRNA-1273 vaccine
May 19, 2020 -- Moderna released interim clinical data about mRNA-1273, its vaccine candidate against SARS-CoV-2, from the phase I study led by the U.S. National Institute of Allergy and Infectious Diseases. Based on the results, the company plans to begin a phase III study in July.
Thermo Fisher gets U.S. contract for COVID-19 sample collection
May 18, 2020 -- Thermo Fisher Scientific announced that it has received a contract from the U.S. government to provide highly specialized viral transport media for COVID-19 sample collection. To fulfill the contract, the company will expand capacity with a $40 million facility.
CARsgen receives IND clearance for cell therapy
May 18, 2020 -- CARsgen Therapeutics has received investigational new drug (IND) clearance from the U.S. Food and Drug Administration for a cell therapy drug for advanced gastric and pancreatic cancer.
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Santa Clara, California United States
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