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

The FDA Authorized Emergency Use of Pfizer Paxlovid Pills Against COVID-19

Pfizer Received Emergency Use Authorization from the FDA for Paxlovid Pills for COVID-19 Good news for Pfizer (PFE), the U.S. FDA announced it has authorized the emergency use of PAXLOVID™ for the treatment of mild-to-moderate COVID-19 in adults and pediatric patients (12 years of age and older weighing at least 40 kg) with positive results of direct SARS-CoV-2 (the virus that cause COVID-19) viral testing …

Comprehensive Prohost Letter #448

Comprehensive Prohost Letter Issues Coronavirus Variant Omicron A lot has happened since the coronavirus variant Omicron was discovered in South Africa. After having been responsible for a severe plummeting of the stock market, Omicron boosted the market after being described by many scientists as fast spreading with different yet milder symptoms when  compared to those caused by SARS-CoV-1, SARS-CoV-2 (the virus that causes COVID-19) and …

Arcturus Therapeutics Additional Updates from ARCT-154 and ARCT-165 Clinical Trials and More

Arcturus Therapeutics Holdings Arcturus Therapeutics Holdings (ARCT) is a clinical-stage mRNA medicines company of enabling technologies with an interesting pipeline of treatments and vaccines as well as other products for diseases that have yet to find treatments. Arcturus Therapeutics’ versatile RNA therapeutics platforms can be applied toward multiple types of nucleic acid medicines including messenger RNA, small interfering RNA, replicon RNA, antisense . . . This …

AstraZeneca Granted FDA EUA for Long Acting Antibody Evusheld for Pre-Exposure Prophylaxis of Covid-19

AstraZeneca Long Acting Antibody Granted FDA EUA for COVID-19 Prevention AstraZeneca (AZN) product Evusheld (tixagevimab co-packaged with cilgavimab), a long-acting antibody (LAAB) combination received emergency use authorization (EUA) in the US for the pre-exposure prophylaxis (prevention) of COVID-19, with the first doses expected to become available very soon. The EUA for Evusheld was granted for . . . This content is for paid subscribers. Please click here …

The Omicron Variant and the Bizarre Stock Market Chaos

The Bizarre Assessment of Biotech Firms in the Stock Market The Clinical-Stage Biotechnology Firms  We are witnessing inexplicable evaluations of clinical-stage biotechnology companies. Bizarre is the best description of this group’s assessment which is based on incomes that do not exist in biotech firms that are yet to have approved and marketed products anywhere in the world. Unfortunately, the most impacted firms by the bizarre …

Merck and Ridgeback Biotherapeutics: U.S. Government to Purchase 1.4 M Additional Courses of Molnupiravir for COVID-19

U.S. Government to Purchase More of Merck and Ridgeback Biotherapeutics Molnupiravir for COVID-19 Merck (MRK) and Ridgeback Biotherapeutics announced that the United States government will exercise two of its options to purchase a total of 1.4 million additional courses of molnupiravir - an investigational oral antiviral medicine, if the medicine is granted Emergency Use Authorization (EUA) or . . . This content is for paid …

Why Merck’s Stock Price Soared. See Also: Pulmotect Inhaled PUL-042 for Respiratory Symptoms of COVID-19 and Fujirebio Agreement with ADDF

Merck Stock Soared Great expectations for Merck (MRK) future growth and the future of novel treatments for patients with severe devastating and life-threatening diseases. Keytruda - Merck's cancer immunotherapy drug, has reached a milestone and molnupiravir - its COVID-19 pill, sales revenues are expected to generate $5 billion to $7 billion through 2022, subject to emergency use authorization, at the end of November 2021. The …

Don’t Miss the Enanta Pharmaceuticals Virtual Conference on October 19th – October 21st

Don’t Miss Enanta Pharmaceuticals Virtual Conference Enanta Pharmaceuticals (ENTA) – a clinical stage biotechnology company dedicated to creating small molecule drugs for viral infections and liver diseases, announced that new preclinical data for EDP-235 – its lead oral protease inhibitor, which is specifically designed for the treatment of COVID-19, will be presented at the International Society for Influenza and Other Respiratory Virus Diseases (ISIRV)-World Health …

Atea Pharmaceuticals and Xenon Pharmaceuticals: Two Clinical-Stage Firms That Rallied Instead of Crashing Yesterday

Two Clinical-Stage Firms Rallied Yesterday On a day when the Stock Market was crushed, taking down with it shareholders’ money for no reason other than the self-serving untouchable agendas, two small biotechnology companies staged rallies. Atea Pharmaceuticals and Xenon Pharmaceuticals deserved the boosting of their stocks.   Atea Pharmaceuticals Atea Pharmaceuticals (AVIR) - a clinical-stage biopharmaceutical company, reported for the first time . . . …

Merck and Ridgeback Biotherapeutics Announced Successful Phase 3 Trial Results of Molnupiravir for Mild or Moderate COVID-19

Merck and Ridgeback Biotherapeutics COVID-19 News  Merck (MRK) and Ridgeback Biotherapeutics today announced that molnupiravir (MK-4482, EIDD-2801) - an investigational oral antiviral medicine, has significantly reduced the risk of hospitalization or death at a planned interim analysis of the Phase 3 MOVe-OUT trial in at risk, non-hospitalized . . . This content is for paid subscribers. Please click here to subscribe or here to log in.

The World Health Organization Recommends Regeneron Pharmaceuticals Antibody Cocktail for COVID-19

Regeneron Welcomes the World Health Organization's Recommendation for Use of REGEN- COVTM to Treat COVID-19 The World Health Organization (WHO) updated its Therapeutics and COVID-19: living guideline to include the casirivimab and imdevimab monoclonal antibody cocktail, known as REGEN-COVTM in the U.S. and Ronapreve® in other countries. The guideline conditionally recommends REGEN-COV to treat high-risk non-hospitalized patients with non-severe COVID-19 and seronegative (no measurable . …

Comprehensive Prohost Letter Issues

The Comprehensive Prohost Letter Issues The Comprehensive Prohost Letter Issues will constitute a chain of 7 issues. Today’s issue will include the following: Pinpointing and selecting the biotech firms that demonstrate readiness to treat untreatable, devastating diseases. Presenting an important antibody cocktail for the treatment of COVID-19. Stating our position regarding the Alzheimer’s disease firm Cassava Sciences. Pinpointing Prohost’s . . . This content is …

Can-Fite Biopharma Has Encouraging News but Will It Enthuse Investors?

Can-Fite Biopharma Good News We learned, from Petach Tikva, Israel, that Can-Fite Biopharma (CANF) – a biotechnology company advancing its pipeline of small molecule drugs that address inflammatory, cancer and liver diseases, announced its completion of enrollment of all patients (>400) planned for its Phase 3 Comfort™ study with the firm’s product Piclidenoson in patients with moderate to severe plaque psoriasis.  Piclidenoson is a novel, …

Why Virpax Pharmaceuticals Stock Soared on Two Consecutive Days

Virpax Pharmaceuticals  Virpax Pharmaceuticals (VRPX) - a company specializing in developing product candidates for pain management, CNS and anti-viral indications, announced the receipt of a written pre-investigational new drug (pre-IND) response from the U.S. Food and Drug Administration (FDA) for MMS019, its patented and proprietary high-density molecular masking spray under development for use . . . This content is for paid subscribers. Please click here to subscribe …

Immunome Inc Stock Rallied After Announcing it Neutralized the SARS-CoV-2 Delta Variant.

Immunome Inc: Neutralizing SARS-C0V-2 Delta Variant Immunome Inc (IMNM) is a small biotech firm whose stock soared after announcing today that its three-antibody cocktail (IMM-BCP-01) demonstrated potent neutralizing activity against the SARS-CoV-2 (the virus that cause COVID-19) Delta variant in pre-clinical pseudovirus testing. The IMM-BCP-01 cocktail demonstrated in-vitro activity via non-neutralizing mechanisms, such as complement fixation, which Immunome expects will enable viral clearance. From the …

Important Steps Forward Taken by Vir Biotechnology and Separately by Compugen

Vir Biotechnology Vir Biotechnology (VIR) announced the dosing of the first patient in the Phase 2 MARCH (Monoclonal Antibody siRNA Combination against Hepatitis B) trial to evaluate VIR-2218 together with VIR-3434 for the treatment of patients with chronic hepatitis B virus (HBV) infection – a combination designed to achieve a functional cure. VIR-2218 is an investigational . . . This content is for paid subscribers. …

Vir Biotechnology: Promising Clinical Data from Ongoing Trials of VIR-2218 and VIR-3434 for Chronic HBV Infection  

Vir Biotechnology Announced Positive Safety Findings from its Ongoing Trials for Chronic HBV Vir Biotechnology (VIR) announced new data from its ongoing Phase 2 clinical trials of VIR-2218 and ongoing Phase 1 studies of VIR-3434 in patients with chronic hepatitis B virus (HBV) infection. The results comprised positive safety findings in addition to a reduction in hepatitis . . . This content is for paid …