Biopharma happenings in Asia-Pacific, such as deals and partnerships, grants, preclinical data and other news in brief, including: Alterity, Athenex, Aurigene Discovery, Beijing CC-Pharming, Bill & Melinda Gates Foundation, Bridge Biotherapeutics, China Grand, Clover, Curis, Ibio, Oncosec, Porton Pharma Solutions, Q Biomed, Recce.
HONG KONG – The recent coronavirus (2019-nCov) scare has led to a rush of demand for masks that could soon strain pharmaceuticals and med-tech companies alike. In Hong Kong, queues for surgical masks now snake around the block.
LONDON – As the death toll passed 1,000 and the number of confirmed cases reached 42,000, the World Health Organization on Feb. 11 convened 400 scientists at a global research and innovation forum to draw up an R&D blueprint for “pathogen X,” now officially named COVID-19.
BEIJING – Zhongshan-based Akeso Inc., which focuses on bispecific antibodies, is again seeking pre-revenue listing on the Hong Kong Stock Exchange (HKEX), after its first IPO attempt failed to go through in December. The move comes at a time when analysts believe the coronavirus outbreak is weighing on the city’s IPO market.
Med-tech happenings, including deals and partnerships, grants, preclinical data and other news in brief: 7D Surgical, Autobio Diagnostics, Cepheid, China Grand Pharmaceutical and Healthcare Holdings, Co-Diagnostics, Elite Medical Technologies, Endonovo Therapeutics, Future Medical Equipment, Medtronic, Mobidiag, Oncosec Medical, Precisionmed, Probo Medical, Sirtex Medical, Seaspine Holdings, Sona Nanotech, Valeritas Holdings, Zealand Pharma.