HONG KONG – Phase II data of South Korea-based Qurient Co. Ltd.’s novel antibiotic candidate may offer hope that the first universal regimen to treat tuberculosis (TB) regardless of drug resistance status has been found.
During the conference call on earnings in March, CEO Dror Harats told investors that “the most important thing” about VBL Therapeutics Ltd.’s then-upcoming analysis of interim phase III data with gene therapy VB-111 (ofranergene obadenovec) is that it was “designed in a way that will enable us to tell the market if we are at least as good as what we've seen” in the phase II experiment.
BEIJING – Shanghai Junshi Biosciences Ltd. is developing neutralizing antibodies as a potential treatment for COVID-19, and the program will move on to clinical trials soon. Meanwhile, the biotech is set to launch a pre-revenue IPO on Shanghai’s STAR market.
Despite earlier signs it might meet the primary endpoint of a phase III trial testing its ability to terminate supraventricular tachycardia (SVT) episodes in patients with paroxysmal supraventricular tachycardia (PSVT), a short-acting calcium channel blocker tested by Milestone Pharmaceuticals Inc. failed to do so.
A survey of 149 companies by Tufts Center for the Study of Drug Development found more than two-thirds of clinical trial sponsors were using or piloting at least four different data sources in their clinical trials.