Med-tech happenings, including deals and partnerships, grants, preclinical data and other news in brief: 54gene, Ascyrus Medical, Cryolife, Ehave, Feinstein Institute, Illumina, Infosys, Kaleidoscope Innovation, Novacyt, Ocular Therapeutix, Organovo, Orthopaedic Innovation Centre, Precipio, T2 Biosystems.
LONDON – Results from two non-randomized phase I/II trials of the Russian COVID-19 vaccine Sputnik V that recently received conditional regulatory approval show both a frozen and a freeze-dried formulation of the two-shot vaccine had a good safety profile and induced antibody responses in all 76 participants within 21 days.
Clinical updates, including trial initiations, enrollment status and data readouts and publications: Alligator, Amag, Ampio, Biontech, Blade, Crinetics, Hutchison China Meditech, Lexicon, Mesoblast, Oncopeptides, Relay, Savara.
While the emergency use authorization (EUA) the FDA granted Aug. 23 for convalescent plasma remains a political talking point, the agency moved ahead Sept. 2, issuing an updated, immediately effective guidance on the use of convalescent plasma to treat COVID-19 patients in ongoing clinical trials, on an expanded access basis or under the EUA.
Keeping you up to date on recent developments in diagnostics, including: A simple point-of-care COVID-19 test; A deep-learning method to predict AMD risk; AP-1 and antidepressant action; Orasure collection device included in Miradx EUA.