Development

Innovate UK Awards Epsilogen Further Funding for Ovarian Cancer Treatments

July 21, 2020

Innovate UK has awarded Epsilogen with further grant funding for the development of the next generation antibody treatments for ovarian cancer.

CureVac Receives Funding, Collaborates with GSK on mRNA and mAbs

July 21, 2020

GSK and CureVac will collaborate on mRNA-based vaccines and mAbs. Separately, the EIB and others provided CureVac with financing for development of its CVnCoV vaccine candidate and expansion of manufacturing.

Catalent Invests Millions to Create European Clinical Manufacturing Center of Excellence

July 21, 2020

Catalent has unveiled plans to invest in a European center of excellence for clinical biologics formulation development and drug product fill/finish services at its facility in Limoges, France.

CanSino Vaccine Produces Immune Response

July 21, 2020

Study reports immune and T-cell response from CanSino COVID-19 vaccine candidate.

AstraZeneca Vaccine Shows Antibody and T-cell responses

July 20, 2020

Strong immune response by patients receiving two doses of vaccine suggests a possible treatment strategy.

Regulatory Authorities have Published a Report on COVID Vaccine Development

July 16, 2020

Global regulatory authorities have published a report describing the aligned positions on COVID-19 vaccine development, which were agreed upon by meeting participants of the second workshop on COVID-19 vaccine development.

Roche, Blueprint Medicines Enter $1.7-Billion Deal for Anti-Cancer Drug

July 15, 2020

Through the deal, Roche will gain co-commercialization rights to pralsetinib, Blueprint Medicine’s investigational, once-daily oral precision therapy for the treatment of RET-altered non-small cell lung cancer, medullary thyroid cancer, and other types of thyroid cancer

VAR2 Pharmaceuticals Wins MilliporeSigma’s Advance Biotech Grant

July 08, 2020

VAR2 Pharmaceuticals has been selected for its development of a drug-conjugated malaria protein that potentially selectively binds to most human tumor types.

BARDA, DOD Award $450-Million COVID-19 Manufacturing and Supply Contract to Regeneron

July 08, 2020

BARDA and DOD have awarded a $450-million contract to Regeneron Pharmaceuticals to manufacture and supply an investigational double antibody cocktail in development for treating COVID-19.

SGS Initiates Clinical Trial of Biophytis’ Treatment for COVID-19 Related Respiratory Failure

July 08, 2020

SGS has announced the receipt of approval from Belgium’s Federal Agency for Medicines and Health Products (FAMHP) to begin a new clinical trial of a potential treatment for patients with COVID-19 related respiratory failure.