Abbott Laboratories received U.S. FDA approval for its molecular human papillomavirus (HPV) screening test, expanding the company’s cancer screening tools. The new member of the Alinity M family of diagnostic assays can be used for screening, as recommended by current guidelines, as well as diagnosis and provide detailed information on the potentially cancer-causing genotypes of the virus.
Uniquest Pty Ltd. has synthesized tyrosine-protein kinase SYK inhibitors reported to be useful for the treatment of allergy, cancer, fungal infections, rheumatoid arthritis, osteoporosis, liver, lung and periodontal diseases, among others.
The National Institute of Allergy and Infectious Diseases (NIAID) is set to conduct a phase I trial with Tonix Pharmaceuticals Holding Corp.’s TNX-1800 (recombinant horsepox virus, live vaccine), a vaccine candidate to protect against COVID-19.
The Coalition for Epidemic Preparedness Innovations (CEPI) and the University of Oxford have launched a new project to initiate early development of prototype vaccines against the Junín virus, selected as an exemplar of the Arenavirus family which is responsible for multiple deadly hemorrhagic fevers with epidemic and pandemic potential.