Vellore Institute of Technology University (VIT) and BG Negev Technologies and Applications have described new curcumin or piperine analogues acting as NF-kappaB (NFKB) activation inhibitors and/or quorum sensing signaling inhibitors reported to be useful for treatment of cancer, fungal and bacterial infections and inflammatory disorders.
Tetra Bio-Pharma has announced new promising preclinical results with ARDS-003 (onternabez) from live SARS-CoV-2 virus infection studies, as well as a septic lung model, carried out by independent researchers.
Shionogi has reported that S-217622 (ensitrelvir fumaric acid), the company's orally administered antiviral drug for COVID-19, shows high in vitro antiviral activity against the SARS-CoV-2 Omicron subvariant BA.2.75.
HDT Bio has been awarded a nearly USD 1.8 million grant from the U.S. Army Medical Research Acquisition Activity to develop HDT-201 into an antiviral intranasal spray that can stimulate the body's innate immune system to treat and prevent a broad spectrum of deadly human viruses.
SymBio Pharmaceuticals has entered into a collaboration agreement with the National Institute of Neurological Disorders and Stroke (NINDS) on the evaluation of brincidofovir's potential antiviral effect on Epstein Barr virus (EBV).
Infex Therapeutics has been awarded a grant of GBP 850,000 by Innovate UK Biomedical Catalyst to support its 18-month COV-X project, currently in the preclinical phase, on the optimization of a novel series of SARS-CoV-2 inhibitors.
Shanghai Shengdi Pharmaceutical, Shanghai Senhui Pharmaceutical and Jiangsu Hengrun Pharmaceutical have divulged new cephems (cephalosporins) reported to be useful for the treatment of Gram-negative bacterial infections.