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

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 …

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 …