Researchers from Infex Therapeutics Ltd. have announced the nomination of a clinical candidate for its in-house developed COV-X program. The novel first-in-class small molecule is an oral pan-coronavirus papain-like protease (PLpro) inhibitor, which was selected based on preclinical data that demonstrated in vivo efficacy of the candidate a murine model of SARS-CoV-2.
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Clinical data in the first half of 2023 is up 1.51% compared to the same time period last year. So far in 2023 BioWorld reported on 1,810 drugs in phase I-III, compared to 1,783 in the first half of 2022. The number of trial updates is down 13.6% from the 2,095 in 2021, but more than 2020’s 1,799 and 2019’s 1,477.
Suzhou Ark Biopharmaceutical Co. Ltd. has synthesized 3C-like proteinase (3CLpro; Mpro; nsp5) (SARS-CoV-2; COVID-19 virus) inhibitors reported to be useful for the treatment of SARS-CoV-2 infection (COVID-19).