Atriva Therapeutics GmbH, a small firm founded in 2015 to develop a host-targeted antiviral approach for treating respiratory viral infections, seems to have found itself in thick of it. As the U.S. CDC and other health agencies warn of an uptick in respiratory viral infections – the so-called “tripledemic” of influenza, respiratory syncytial virus and COVID-19 – the German company is gearing up to launch a basket trial testing lead candidate zapnometinib in all three indications.
Clinical updates, including trial initiations, enrollment status and data readouts and publications: Alpheus, Atom, Biosplice, Cybin, Equillium, Immix, Immunitybio, Inventprise, Janssen, Longeveron, Nanology, Oncosec, Que, Redx, Resolve, Stellas, TME, Unicycive.
Regulatory snapshots, including global drug submissions and approvals, clinical trial approvals and other regulatory decisions and designations: Astrazeneca, Biomebank, Eikonoklastes, Nfl, Novartis, Oryzon, Regeneron, Xilio.
Veru Pharmaceuticals Inc.’s COVID-19 therapy VERU-111 (sabizabulin) failed to win full support from the U.S. FDA’s Pulmonary-Allergy Drugs Advisory Committee, which was asked to decide about endorsing the firm’s request for an emergency use authorization to market the drug.
Briefing documents related to the Nov. 9 meeting of the U.S. FDA’s Pulmonary-Allergy Drugs Advisory Committee augur well for Veru Pharmaceuticals Inc.’s request for an emergency use authorization to market VERU-111 (sabizabulin) as a treatment for COVID-19.