Tag: SARS-CoV-2 (the virus that causes COVID-19)

CureVac Has Very Interesting Future Plans

CureVac CureVac B.V. (CVAC) is a global biopharmaceutical company specializing in messenger RNA (mRNA) technology. The firm has more than 20 years of expertise in developing and optimizing versatile biological molecules for prevention and treatment purposes. CureVac’s proprietary technology principle is the use of non-chemically modified mRNA as a data carrier to instruct the human body to produce . . . This content is for …

AstraZeneca to Supply Half a Million Additional Doses of the Potential COVID-19 Antibody Treatment AZD7442 to the U.S.  

AstraZeneca to Supply Additional Doses of AZD7442 to the U.S. for COVID-19  AstraZeneca (AZN) has modified an existing agreement with the U.S. Government to supply up to 500,000 additional doses of AZD7442 - a long-acting antibody (LAAB) combination in late-stage development, for the prevention and treatment of COVID-19. We stress . . . This content is for paid subscribers. Please click here to subscribe or here to …

Prohost Letter #444

Prohost Letter #444 The End of the Year Issue was delayed because our 2020 Prohost Portfolio stocks’ targets for the year failed to materialize; nobody not even the authorities were capable of predicting the pandemic, which continues to plague the world. As 2021 approached, we were unable to the End of the Year issue on time as we lacked the information required for the fair …

Johnson & Johnson COVID-19 Vaccine Voting Tomorrow with Expected Approval on Saturday

Johnson & Johnson COVID-19 Vaccine According to a new analysis posted online by the FDA, the Johnson & Johnson (JNJ) vaccine is providing strong protection against severe disease and death related to COVID-19 infection. The vaccine may reduce the spread of the virus from vaccinated people. The vaccine is said to have a 72% efficacy rate in the U.S. and 64% in South Africa. The …

Novavax is Bringing its COVID-19 Vaccine to the World’s Markets

Novavax Inc The Novavax (NVAX) COVID-19 Vaccine NVX-CoV2373 is on its way to reaching worldwide markets.  The Serum Institute of India (SII) and the Vaccine Alliance (Gavi) are to ensure equitable access to Novavax’s, NVX-CoV2373, vaccine worldwide across the low-, middle- and high-income countries. Memorandum of Understanding (MOU) between Gavi and Novavax to make available a cumulative volume of 1.1 billion doses of the Novavax vaccine to the COVAX Facility. The …

The Reasons for the Immunome, Inc Stock Rally

Immunome, Inc. Immunome, Inc (IMNM) announced today that its discovery engine has isolated potent antibodies capable of neutralizing several SARS-CoV-2 (the virus that causes COVID-19) variants, including the South African Variant (B.1.351), in pseudovirus testing.  This effort is part of the company’s ongoing program to develop a cocktail of antibodies targeting spike and non-spike proteins that can serve as prophylaxis or treatment for COVID-19. Immunome’s …

Vir Biotechnology and GlaxoSmithKline Expanded Agreement

Vir Biotechnology and GlaxoSmithKline Expanded Collaboration  Vir Biotechnology (VIR) and GlaxoSmithKline plc (GSK) announced the signing of a binding agreement to expand their existing collaboration to include the research and development of new therapies for influenza and other respiratory viruses. The Expanded Collaboration This new collaboration builds on a 2020 agreement to research and develop therapies for coronaviruses and provides GlaxoSmithKline exclusive rights to collaborate …

Moderna COVID-19 Vaccine Produced Neutralizing Titers Against Key Emerging Variants Tested

Moderna COVID-19 Vaccination News A vaccination with the Moderna (MRNA) COVID-19 produced neutralizing titers against all key emerging variants tested, including B.1.1.7 and B.1.351, first identified in the UK and the Republic of South Africa, respectively. The study showed no significant impact on neutralizing titers against the B.1.1.7 variant relative to prior variants. A six-fold reduction in neutralizing titers was observed with the B.1.351 variant …

Merck Has Interesting News and Impressive Results

Merck Discontinues Development of COVID-19 Vaccine Candidates Merck (MRK) known as MSD outside the United States and Canada announced yesterday that the company is discontinuing the development of its SARS-CoV-2/COVID-19 vaccine candidates, V590 and V591. This decision follows Merck’s review of findings from Phase 1 clinical studies for the vaccines. In these studies, both V590 . . . This content is for paid subscribers. Please click here …

Inovio: Exciting News Published in The Lancet

Inovio Phase 1 Data of INO-4800 for COVID-19 Peer-reviewed Phase 1 data shows Inovio COVID-19 DNA Vaccine Candidate, INO-4800, to be immunogenic in 100% of subjects, inducing neutralizing antibody and/or T cell responses. INO-4800 demonstrates favorable safety and tolerability. No serious adverse events reported. Offers best-in-class thermostability, including a five-year projected shelf life at normal refrigeration temperature and no frozen transport or storage requirements. INOVIO …

Why Intellia Therapeutics’ and Moderna’s Stocks Moved South Yesterday

Intellia Therapeutics Intellia Therapeutics (NTLA) stock price headed south probably because some robots learned that the firm commenced an underwritten public offering of $150 million of shares of its common stock. In addition to the commenced public offering Intellia announced its intention to grant the underwriters a 30-day option to purchase up to an additional fifteen percent (15%) of the shares . . . This content is …

A New COVID-19 Vaccine is Showing Successful Results. See Also: More Details About the Effective COVID-19 Vaccines

COVID-19 Vaccine Updates Pfizer’s (PFE)/BioNTech’s (BNTX) and Moderna’s (MRNA) COVID-19 vaccines have demonstrated safety at around 95% efficacy.   AstraZeneca (AZN) and Oxford University announced today that their COVID-19 vaccine was 90% effective in preventing infections. The efficacy average, however, was 70%, leading the stock to travel south rather than north.     Regardless of the efficacy differences AstraZeneca stated that it would immediately prepare …

Regeneron Granted FDA Emergency Use Authorization for its COVID-19 Antibody Cocktail Therapy

Regeneron Pharmaceuticals Receives EUA from the FDA for REGEN-COV2 Regeneron Pharmaceuticals’ (REGN) antibody cocktail therapy casirivimab and imdevimab, known also REGN-COV2 or REGEN-COV2, received Emergency Use Authorization (EUA) from the U.S. Food and Drug Administration (FDA). The FDA EUA is for the treatment of mild to moderate COVID-19 in adults as well as pediatric patients at least 12 years of age and weighing at least …

PTC Therapeutics’ Many Attractive Achievements and Approvals

PTC Therapeutics Approvals and Achievements PTC Therapeutics (PTCT) has achieved a lot recently. The latest is the August approval from the U.S. FDA of its product Evrysdi (risdiplam), the first orally administered at-home treatment for spinal muscular atrophy (SMA) in adults and children 2 months and older.   Evrysdi has been granted approvals in Brazil, Chile and Ukraine as . . . This content is …

Inovio to Proceed with Phase 2 Trial of INO-4800 Vaccine Candidate for COVID-19

Inovio Announced FDA Clearance to Proceed with Trial for COVID-19 Vaccine Candidate Inovio (INO) announced the receipt of the U.S. FDA clearance to proceed with the Phase 2 segment of its planned Phase 2/3 clinical trial for INO-4800, its COVID-19 vaccine candidate. Inovio Planned Phase 2/3 INNOVATE Trial The INNOVATE trial - a . . . This content is for paid subscribers. Please click here to …

Moderna’s Successful COVID-19 Vaccine Results

Moderna Has Successful COVID-19 Vaccine Results and News Moderna’s Phase 3 study met statistical criteria with a vaccine efficacy of 94.5%. Moderna intends to submit for an Emergency Use Authorization (EUA) with U.S. FDA in the coming weeks and expects the EUA to be based on the final analysis of 151 cases and a median follow-up of more than 2 months. Moderna (MRNA) announced that …