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

Vir Biotechnology

Prohost Portfolio PLUS #5 Vir Biotechnology Vir Biotechnology (VIR) combines cutting-edge technologies with immunologic insights to prevent and treat serious infectious diseases. Proof of concept and feasibility has been offered as demonstrated in early and mid-trial results; the firm, together with GlaxoSmithKline, have applied for the approval . . . This content is for paid subscribers. Please click here to subscribe or here to log in.

Humanigen Inc Product Lenzilumab Combination with CAR T in DLBCL Protects from Severe Cytokine Syndrome

Humanigen Product Lenzilumab Combination with CAR-T At the recommended Phase 2 dose, lenzilumab in combination with CAR-T demonstrated a 100% objective response rate and no severe cytokine release syndrome or severe neurotoxicity Lenzilumab reduced IL-6, CRP, ferritin, MCP-1, IL-8, and IP-10 (CXCL-10) among others Humanigen now plans to conduct a randomized, potentially registrational, Phase 2 study with lenzilumab combined with all commercially available CD19 CAR-T …

Vir Biotechnology and GlaxoSmithKline: The European Medicines Agency Started a Review of VIR-7831 for COVID-19

Vir Biotechnology and GlaxoSmithKline in April 2020  In April 2020, Vir Biotechnology and GlaxoSmithKline entered into a collaboration to research and develop solutions for coronaviruses, including SARS-CoV-2 (the virus that causes COVID-19). The collaboration uses Vir’s proprietary monoclonal antibody platform technology to accelerate existing and identify new anti-viral antibodies that could be used as therapeutic or preventive options to help address the current COVID-19 pandemic …

CureVac N.V.

Prohost Portfolio PLUS #3 CureVac N.V. We were looking forward to learning more important details about the German firm, CureVac N.V. (CVAC), when the company announced business updates and financial results for its fourth quarter and full-year 2020. The reason for our interest was the fact that the U.S. was looking to take over this firm two years ago to no avail. A more important …

Inovio DNA Vaccine Candidate INO-4800 has Promising Results. Read Also: Sutro Biopharma Good News

Inovio Pharmaceuticals Promising Results for INO-4800 for COVID-19 Inovio Pharmaceuticals (INO) announces promising results of a study focusing on the human immune responses induced by Inovio DNA vaccine candidate, INO-4800, against COVID-19, and variants of concern. The results demonstrated that INO-4800 induced a robust T . . . This content is for paid subscribers. Please click here to subscribe or here to log in.

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 …