Transimmune AG has been awarded a $5 million investment from the Bill & Melinda Gates Strategic Investment Fund that will be used to leverage Transimmune’s physiologically induced dendritic cells (phDCs) to enhance the potency of mRNA vaccines in infectious diseases. The initial focus will be on a therapeutic vaccine for people with HIV.
Spybiotech Ltd. has filed a clinical trial application (CTA) with the U.K. Medicines and Healthcare products Regulatory Agency (MHRA) to evaluate SPYVLP-01, a vaccine targeting human cytomegalovirus (CMV) using its hepatitis B virus-like-particle platform technology.
Phaxiam Therapeutics SA has initiated a new preclinical development program targeting Klebsiella pneumoniae, which is responsible for severe infections and notable for its high resistance to antibiotics.
Evaxion Biotech A/S has announced the initiation of a novel pipeline program, EVX-B3, an artificial intelligence (AI)-designed vaccine candidate against an undisclosed bacterial pathogen. The new vaccine project will be the subject of a co-funded collaboration between Evaxion and an undisclosed partner.
The development of novel antimicrobial agents is crucial to combat the emergence of multidrug-resistant bacteria, which cause millions of deaths and high economic losses. Researchers from Shaanxi University of Science & Technology and colleagues reported on the design and optimization of new pleuromutilin derivatives intended for use as antibacterial drugs against multidrug-resistant gram-negative bacteria.
Contrafect Corp. has submitted an IND application to the FDA for its intravenous antibacterial agent, CF-370, for treatment of hospital-acquired bacterial pneumonia and ventilator-associated bacterial pneumonia.