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Sorrento Therapeutics: STI-1499 ~ An Encouraging Anti-SARS-CoV-2 Antibody

Sorrento Therapeutics Anti-SARS-CoV-2 Antibody STI-1499 Sorrento Therapeutics (SRNE) announced that its anti-SARS-CoV-2 antibody, STI-1499, demonstrated 100% inhibition of SARS-CoV-2 (COVID-19) virus infection in an in vitro virus infection experiment at a very low antibody concentration. Sorrento has screened billions of antibodies in its proprietary G-MAB™ fully human antibody library and has so far identified hundreds of antibody candidates that bind the S1 subunit of the SARS-CoV-2 Spike protein. …

Applied DNA Sciences and Takis Biotech: A DNA Vaccination Injection in Animals Induced Antibodies That Block SARS-CoV-2

Applied DNA Sciences and Takis Biotech Announce the Production of Neutralizing Antibodies Against SARS-CoV-2 After DNA Vaccination in Animals Beyond expectations, a single injection of DNA in mice induced antibodies that block the infection of cultured human cells by SARS-CoV-2. The press release, from Stony Brook, N.Y. and Rome, Italy, about a vaccine against COVID-19 developed by Applied DNA Sciences (

Moderna: Speeding down the Road Towards Developing a Prophylactic Vaccine Against the Novel Coronavirus (SARS-CoV-2)

Moderna Submitted an IND for Its mRNA Vaccine Candidate for Novel Coronavirus  Moderna (MRNA) announced that it has submitted an Investigational New Drug (IND) application to the U.S. Food and Drug Administration (FDA) for its mRNA vaccine candidate, mRNA-1273, against the novel coronavirus, SARS-CoV-2. The filing is for the evaluation in Phase 2 and for late-stage studies if supported by safety data from the Phase …

A Novel Immunotherapy Approach for the Treatment of COVID-19

Corvus Pharmaceuticals: FDA Granted IND Application for COVID-19 Trial The United States FDA granted approval of Corvus Pharmaceuticals (CRVS) investigational new drug (IND) application for a COVID-19 trial. Corvus announced the beginning of the Phase 1 study that intends to enroll up to 30 patients. The . . . This content is for paid subscribers. Please click here to subscribe or here to log in.

Are We Saying Goodbye to Common Sense?

Prohost Letter #441 Biotechnology Companies’ Evaluations Are We Saying Goodbye to Common Sense? The SARS-CoV-2 Vaccines It is said that the difference between the SARS-CoV-2 coronavirus (COVID-19), which is causing the pandemic around the world we are currently suffering from, and other coronaviruses like SARS and/or MERS is that SARS-CoV-2 ability to replicate in the human bodies' respiratory system’s upper airways more than the others. …

We Are Not Yet in Bizarro World

Unclear Reasoning for the Inovio Selloff Though Inovio (INO) announced positive interim clinical data of INO-4800 (its vaccine candidate against novel coronavirus (SARS-CoV-2)) from the first of two Phase 1 clinical trial cohorts, the stock still fell around 11%. The reason for the selloff is still unclear to us. Some have said the reason for the stock . . . This content is for paid …

A Letter to Subscribers

A Letter to Subscribers The complex brutal circumstances we are currently living in has made it imperative that we communicate with you so that you can understand how we at Prohost Biotech are acting in these difficult times. Current news announcing that the SARS-CoV-2 virus is infecting more, not fewer, people in many U.S. states and overseas. In the meantime, we are observing the tremendous …

The COVID-19 Vaccines’ Developing Firms’ Bizarre Evaluations

Novel Coronavirus Vaccines and Wall Street Vaccines against novel coronavirus are recognized now as the only way to return disrupted human lives back to normal. Vaccines have become the most important topic for Wall Street’s investors and analysts especially at times when the virus demonstrates its capability to continue disrupting human lives on the entire planet. Betting up and down on the firms that are …

Inovio Received $71 Million in Funding from the U.S. Department of Defense

Inovio Received US DoD Funding for CELLECTRA® 3PSP Smart Device Inovio (INO) announced today it has received $71 million in funding from the U.S. Department of Defense (DoD) to support the large-scale manufacture of the company's proprietary CELLECTRA® 3PSP smart device and the procurement of CELLECTRA® 2000 devices. CELLECTRA® 3PSP was created to deliver the INO-4800 . . . This content is for paid subscribers. …

Good News for Four Companies: Jazz, Celldex, Inventiva & Illumina

Good News for Jazz, Celldex, Inventiva & Illumina Jazz Pharmaceuticals Good News Jazz Pharmaceuticals (JAZZ) announced along with its partner PharmaMar (MSE: PHM) that the U.S. FDA has approved Zepzelca™ (lurbinectedin) for adults with metastatic small cell lung cancer (SCLC) and disease progression on or after platinum-based chemotherapy.  Zepzelca was granted accelerated approval based on the overall response rate (ORR) and duration of response. <Continued approval for this indication may be contingent upon verification and …

Illumina’s COVIDSeq Test Granted Emergency Use Authorization. See Also: CRISPR Therapeutics and Vertex Encouraging News

Illumina Diagnostic Test COVIDSeq to Detect SARS-CoV-2 Illumina (ILMN) was issued an Emergency Use Authorization (EUA) from the FDA for the first COVID-19 diagnostic test utilizing next-generation sequence technology. The authorization was granted for the Illumina COVIDSeq Test for the qualitative detection of SARS-CoV-2 RNA from respiratory specimens collected from individuals suspected . . . This content is for paid subscribers. Please click here to subscribe …

Moderna Speeding Towards Delivering the Awaited Novel Coronavirus Prophylactic Vaccine

Moderna mRNA-1273 Vaccine for COVID-19  The market is expected to open DOWN today. Moderna’s (MRNA) stock price, however, is expected to post gains as news coming from the company is highly encouraging. Moderna announced progress on the late-stage development of mRNA-1273, the Company’s mRNA vaccine candidate against COVID-19. Based on feedback from the . . . This content is for paid subscribers. Please click here to …

Why Sonoma Pharmaceuticals and Adaptimmune Stock Prices Skyrocketed

Sonoma Pharmaceuticals and MicroSafe Group, Dubai Sonoma Pharmaceuticals (SNOA) develops stabilized hypochlorous acid (HOCl) products for a wide range of applications including: wound care, eye care and dermatological conditions. Together with MicroSafe Group, Dubai, announced the receipt of approval from Australia for Nanocyn® Disinfectant & Sanitizer, manufactured by Sonoma using its . . . This content is for paid subscribers. Please click here to subscribe or …

Questions & Answers

The Week in Review #51 Questions & Answers About CytomX Q: Is there any reason for the CytomX stock selloff that occurred in early May? In order to answer this question we need to explain CytomX’s (CTMX) Probody therapeutics. These novel treatments are designed to remain inactive until they are activated only . . . This content is for paid subscribers. Please click here to subscribe …

Inovio: INO-4800 DNA Vaccine Against the Novel Coronavirus Has Promising News. Moderna Still Has the Front-Runner

Inovio DNA Vaccine Candidate INO-4800 for SARS-CoV-2 Inovio (INO) announced the publication of the preclinical study data for its novel coronavirus SARS-CoV-2 DNA vaccine INO-4800 which is demonstrating robust neutralizing antibody and T cell immune responses against COVID-19. The study was published in the peer-reviewed journal Nature Communications titled, "Immunogenicity of a . . . This content is for paid subscribers. Please click here to subscribe …
Moderna: Positive Interim Phase 1 Data for its mRNA-1273 Vaccine Against Novel Coronavirus

Moderna: Positive Interim Phase 1 Data for its mRNA-1273 Vaccine Against Novel Coronavirus

Moderna Postive News for mRNA-1273 Vaccine Against Novel Coronavirus (COVID-19) Moderna (MRNA) announced positive interim clinical data of mRNA-1273, its vaccine candidate against novel coronavirus (SARS-CoV-2 or COVID-19), from the Phase 1 study led by the National Institute of Allergy and Infectious Diseases (NIAID) which is part of the National Institutes of Health (NIH). According to the firm’s press release, Immunogenicity data are currently available …

The Impacting News of the Day

Impacting News from Novavax, CymaBay Therapeutics and Sanofi SA Novavax  The Grant That Rallied the Stock Novavax (NVAX) stock jumped sky-high following the announcement that the firm has been granted up to $384 million by the coalition for Epidemic Preparedness innovation. The grant is to help the advancement in the clinical development of the firm’s SARS-CoV-2 (COVID . . . This content is for paid …

Novel Coronavirus: The Therapeutics

Prohost Letter #440 Coronavirus The Therapeutics Gilead’s Remdesivir Treating COVID-19 patients requires therapeutic products that can deal with moderate and severe persistent symptoms that are unwilling to ease or completely disappear after weeks of isolation, when following the distancing and wearing masks. The first product proven effective and safe to be granted FDA Emergency Use Approval (EUA) happens to be remdesivir from Gilead Sciences (

Pluristem Therapeutics: The FDA Cleared Phase 2 Study of Its PLX Cells in Treating the Respiratory Complications of COVID-19

Pluristem Therapeutics IND Cleared by FDA for PLX Cells in COVID-19 Treatment From Pluristem Therapeutics (PSTI) we learned that the U.S. Food and Drug Administration (FDA) has cleared the Company’s Investigational New Drug (IND) application for a Phase 2 study of its PLX cells in the treatment of severe COVID-19 cases complicated by Acute Respiratory . . . This content is for paid subscribers. Please click here …

The FDA Cleared Moderna’s Coronavirus Vaccine for a Phase 2 Trial. The Stock Surged in Pre-market Hours

Moderna Coronavirus Vaccine Cleared for Phase 2 Moderna (MRNA) provided business updates for the first quarter of 2020 and highlighted pipeline progress. The current most important of the news is that the FDA has cleared Moderna’s coronavirus vaccine to proceed with the central Phase 2 study.   The . . . This content is for paid subscribers. Please click here to subscribe or here to log in.

Be Careful NOT to Underestimate the Following Biotech Stocks (Part 2)

Theravance Biopharma: Near-Term Game-Changing PDUFAS Some of the Prohost Portfolio selected companies are having near term PDUFAS which we believe will have a positive outcome. Indeed we expect the FDA approvals to tremendously boost these firms’ values. In Part 1 we chose Halozyme (HALO) and PTC Therapeutics (
The World Focus is on COVID-19 Treatments and Vaccines

The World Focus is on COVID-19 Treatments and Vaccines

The Week in Review #50 The World FOCUS is COVID-19 The world FOCUS right now is on life-saving accomplishments for COVID-19. In addition to safety measures that are being adopted by most citizens the following realizations that accomplishments might lead to a clear victory over the life-threatening novel coronavirus. They are: Successful Treatments that will alleviate the severity of symptoms from COVID-19 that is causing …
Why Gilead’s and Moderna’s Stocks Rallied Today

Why Gilead’s and Moderna’s Stocks Rallied Today

Gilead Sciences Gilead (GILD) stock soared after market hours adding $11 to the $1.90 the stock had gained during trading hours. Investors’ enthusiasm was raised when very promising results came out of a clinical trial for Gilead’s drug remdesivir given to COVID-19 infected people.   According to the news the University of Chicago’s Phase 3 trial results demonstrated that most COVID-19 infected patients treated with …

Novavax: A Hand-Picked Vaccine on the Road Towards Human Clinical Trial Against Coronavirus

Novavax Identified an "Ideal" Coronavirus Vaccine Candidate The news from Novavax (NVAX) informs that the firm has identified an "ideal" coronavirus vaccine candidate, NVX-CoV2373, that is a stable, prefusion protein made using Novavax’s proprietary nanoparticle technology. The firm will initiate a first-in-human trial in mid-May. Novavax’s proprietary Matrix-M . . . This content is for paid subscribers. Please click here to subscribe or here to log in.
Encouraging News About the COVID-19 Outbreak. See Also: Important News from Gilead

Encouraging News About the COVID-19 Outbreak. See Also: Important News from Gilead

COVID-19 at Its Peak? The number of deaths from the COVID-19 outbreak in NYC are expected to peak soon. This expectation is coming from a prestigious trustworthy Washington University. The news also stated that Italy is turning the corner if it has not already turned it. They are reporting the lowest death toll for two weeks. France also reported a slowing of daily deaths while …
Two Companies Coronavirus Will Fail To Disrupt

Two Companies Coronavirus Will Fail To Disrupt

Vertex and Regeneron Will Survive the Coronavirus Market Vertex We picked Vertex (VRTX) on March 18, 2011 at $44.39. The stock closed at $218 at the end of 2019. It rallied in mid-February reaching $247.78 then the unexpected and unseen novel coronavirus started infecting the world. Our 2020 target is still $280. We decided upon this new target in . . . This content is …
Why We Are Still Optimistic. See Also: Inovio’s Good News

Why We Are Still Optimistic. See Also: Inovio’s Good News

COVID-19 and the Nation's Hospitals Disagreeable news with regard to the nation's hospitals is their unpreparedness to face a sudden crisis, let alone an unexpected and unprecedented pandemic. The system the hospitals are running on has been causing problems for a some time now, not just since the Coronavirus pandemic. Since the COVID-19 cases have been rushed to hospitals many unwarranted, unacceptable, intolerable and dangerous …
Its All About Coronavirus

Its All About Coronavirus

Coronavirus: The Possible Treatments While Moderna’s (MRNA) vaccine is being tested and its stock price continued to rise in the worst market performance day; other companies demonstrated readiness to bring their vaccines against the life-threatening virus into human clinical trials in the next few months. Regeneron (REGN) is one of the most trusted companies. In collaboration with Sanofi (SNY) the companies are on the top of …

A Market in Chaos. Moderna’s Human Trial Began Today

A Market in Chaos The Market is in chaos. When this happens the market needs to be stopped from causing massive unwarranted harm to countries' economies, the firms and investors in the stock market. A healthy market does not drop over 2,500 points one day and then back up the same amount within the next few days. The current market is behaving like a drunk …

Market Frustration, Volatility and Chaos

Stock Market Fluctuations and Volatility  Only history can remind us that what’s going on recently with the stock market is not new. Similar situations have taken place during the terms of every president since Ronald Reagan. Indeed, the same stock market's unexpected tumbling occurred during Reagan, Bush the father, Clinton, Bush the son, Obama and now Trump. As a matter of fact, history reminds us …
How the Stock Prices of Firms Developing Treatments or Vaccines Have Started the Day

How the Stock Prices of Firms Developing Treatments or Vaccines Have Started the Day

NanoViricides and COVID-19 NanoViricides (NNVC), a development-stage nano-biopharmaceutical company with a proprietary and patented drug development focused on viral diseases, is among the few firms that are actively working on developing products that can treat the coronavirus disease COVID-19 which is caused by SARS-CoV-2 virus, or 2019-nCoV, now known also known as the . . . This content is for paid subscribers. Please click here to …

COVID-19 and the Stock Market

COVID-19 and the Stock Market The coronavirus that causes COVID-19 is the topic that swallowed all other topics this week. The virus is spreading to many countries around the world. Some media interpreted the CDC's warnings as being in direct conflict with the President while others showed understanding that the impact on the U.S. has so far been mild but the virus helped reveal the power …
Regeneron and Moderna Are Both Outperforming Today

Regeneron and Moderna Are Both Outperforming Today

Regeneron, Moderna, and COVID-19 The spread of COVID-19, minute creatures that seem to be trying to defeat us, has been accused of bringing the market down over 1000 points yesterday. Investors who love the biotech stocks they carefully and accurately hand-picked should take advantage of the temporary market drop to buy more of their preferred stocks at bargain prices. In so doing, the cost of …
Prohost Letter #439

Prohost Letter #439

Prohost Letter #439 The Coronavirus Outbreak - COVID-19 The news announced that the coronavirus (now known as COVID-19) outbreak would affect not only people’s health and survival but the world’s economy, Wall Street’s performance, and especially the international giant industrial firms that are committed to China. British AstraZeneca (AZN
Why Moderna Therapeutics’ Stock Is Down Today

Why Moderna Therapeutics’ Stock Is Down Today

Moderna Therapeutics’ Stock Price Soared, Then Gave Back Its Gains in Two Consecutive Days To begin with, most, if not all, development-stage firms are yo-yo games played by day traders and investors whose strategies are buying low and selling high. These people also buy and sell on encouraging news and bad news; if their eyes happen to fall on any fundamental news.   One of …
A Synopsis of Some Biotech Companies’ Events

A Synopsis of Some Biotech Companies’ Events

Synopsis The way many bloggers are interpreting the quarterly and yearly biotech companies’ financial results seems unfair and has proven to be. Amgen Amgen (AMGN): The stock gained over $10 yesterday and is trading now at $231. Many bloggers continue to attack the firm, mourning the loss of their protective patents on its over 30 years’ old products and ignore the record . . . …
In a Market that Seems to Soar Today Our Eyes Are on These Biotech Firms

In a Market that Seems to Soar Today Our Eyes Are on These Biotech Firms

As the Market Seems to Soar Our Eyes Are on the Following Biotech Stocks: Amgen (AMGN): A rebounding is expected following an unwarranted decline.   Gilead Sciences (GILD): A lot of good news from the firm, including the firm’s investigational product remdesivir that demonstrated positive results in beating the coronavirus infection. Read yesterday's article posted
Why Moderna Stock Is Boosted in Today’s Bad Stock Market Day

Why Moderna Stock Is Boosted in Today’s Bad Stock Market Day

Coronavirus On January 7, 2020, a novel coronavirus (2019-nCoV) was identified in humans in Wuhan City, Hubei Province, China. Additional cases have been found in the United States and in a growing number of countries around the world.    Coronaviruses are a family of viruses that can lead to respiratory illness, including Middle East Respiratory Syndrome (MERS-CoV) and Severe Acute Respiratory Syndrome (SARS-CoV). Coronaviruses are …