Med-tech happenings, including deals and partnerships, grants, preclinical data and other news in brief: Acumen Research Laboratories, Allurion Technologies, Almac Clinical Technologies, Artms Products, Beam Therapeutics, Bio-Rad Laboratories, Biotricity, Cure Pharmaceutical, Getinge, Imaginab, Invitae, Ivwatch, James Fisher, The Janz, Medipines, Mesa Biotech, Mirion, Nano-X, Oklahoma State University, Qure.ai, OGT, Parallax, Rapid Medical, United Global Alliance, Vortran, Xerox.
Regulatory snapshots, including global submissions and approvals, clinical trial approvals and other regulatory decisions and designations: Cochlear, Genetron, Gnomegen, Motus GI, Nitiloop, Orthosensor.
Keeping you up to date on recent developments in oncology, including: Technetium crunch resurfaces as COVID-19 roils the globe; Microbiome changes precede tumor development in CRC; Il-27 proposed as target in prostate cancer.
Regulatory snapshots, including global submissions and approvals, clinical trial approvals and other regulatory decisions and designations: 3M, Boston Scientific, Gnomogen, Viracor Eurofins Clinical Diagnostics.
Pluristem Therapeutics Inc., an Israeli regenerative medicine company, said several of the seven COVID-19 patients treated with its allogeneic placental expanded (PLX) cells have progressed from suffering severe symptoms of the disease to signs of clinical recovery, including respiratory improvements.
“In any crisis, leaders have two equally important responsibilities: solve the immediate problem and keep it from happening again... The first point is more pressing, but the second has crucial long-term consequences.” So wrote Bill Gates in a February editorial in The New England Journal of Medicine about COVID-19, which “has started behaving a lot like the once-in-a-century pathogen we’ve been worried about.”
Evercore ISI assembled a dozen internal specialists for a webinar to talk about COVID-19 from a variety of perspectives, with opinions aplenty on transmission route, up-and-coming treatment prospects, and problems in how testing procedures are understood – or not.
LONDON – COVID-19 is posing a real threat to the viability of medical charities in the U.K., which collectively fund 17,000 scientists and invest more than £1.3 billion (US$1.6 billion) per annum in research.
With nearly a quarter of the activity announced in March focused on COVID-19, the first quarter of 2020 appears to be on target to beat the deal and M&A values of two of the last three years, although it remains behind 2019. Despite the uncertainty of the coronavirus pandemic, let alone the upcoming U.S. presidential election, the industry has fared relatively well in terms of dealmaking so far this year, even as the markets have plummeted and partnering events have moved to a virtual format. In fact, deals should logically increase as the pandemic takes its toll on the economy, according to a biopharma executive who responded to a recent J.P. Morgan survey.