In response to the emergence of a new coronavirus seen recently in China, and now America, Novavax Inc. has initiated development of a vaccine candidate, the company told BioWorld. Company shares (NASDAQ:NVAX) climbed more than 71% Jan. 21, ending the day at $9.82.
Researchers at the Christian Albrechts University of Kiel and the MRC London Institute of Medical Science have developed a way to screen four-way interactions between genetically simple hosts, their microbiome, nutrients and drugs.
LONDON – Themis Bioscience GmbH has landed an exclusive licensing deal with Merck & Co. Inc., which simultaneously validates its measles virus-based vaccines platform and provides the means to extend the technology to new indications.
LONDON – Themis Bioscience GmbH has announced positive phase II results for its vaccine against Chikungunya virus, as it moves to complete an IPO later this week to raise up to €55 million (US$62.6 million) to fund the launch of a pivotal phase III trial.
Oncolys Biopharma Inc., of Tokyo, signed an exclusive, worldwide license agreement with Stabilitech Biopharma Ltd., of Burgess Hill, U.K., for Stabilitech's virus stability platform technology, Therm-SB. The main purpose of the in-licensing is to explore the possibility of drastically improved thermal stability and aggregation resistance of Oncolys' viroimmunotherapy pipeline, led by telomelysin. Under the agreement, a patent in relation to Therm-SB shall be granted to Oncolys, while Stabilitech is entitled to receive certain up-front/milestone fees and royalties according to development stages and sales performances, for which the details were not disclosed.