Invivyd Inc. (formerly Adagio Therapeutics Inc.) has generated multiple next-generation candidate antibodies for the prevention and treatment of COVID-19, including two molecules designated for near-term clinical development in combination as NVD-200.
Researchers from Boston Children’s Hospital and Harvard Medical School reported the discovery and preclinical evaluation of SP1-77, a novel humanized monoclonal IgG-κ antibody targeting the receptor-binding-domain (RBD) of spike (S) glycoprotein of all SARS-CoV-2 variants.
Biopharma happenings, including deals and partnerships, grants, preclinical data and other news in brief: Adagio, Adial, Alume, Aptose, Attralus, Azura, Bavarian Nordic, Celgren, Cellusion, Epivax, Fosun, Infexious, Intravacc, Invivyd, Purnovate.
Intravacc BV has announced additional preclinical and toxicology data for Avacc 10, the company's SARS-CoV-2 intranasal candidate vaccine, showing a reduction in upper respiratory tract viral load, broad cross protection against circulating variants of concern and a promising safety profile.
Regulatory snapshots, including global drug submissions and approvals, clinical trial approvals and other regulatory decisions and designations: Amylyx, Neuroplast, Revance, Silence, Vanda, Veru, Yishengbio.
Inflarx NV is poised to apply for U.S. FDA emergency use authorization for its complement inhibitor, vilobelimab, in treating seriously ill, mechanically ventilated COVID-19 patients, following a reappraisal of the statistical analysis of the 369-patient placebo-controlled phase III trial.
Akston Biosciences Corp. emerged from a successful small company that was sold to a pharma major. For Todd Zion, that’s a back-to-basics move that suits him just fine. Zion co-founded Smartcells Inc. in 2003 with technology developed at the Massachusetts Institute of Technology. The company went on to develop the once-daily injectable self-regulating insulin product, Smartinsulin, and sold it to Merck & Co. in what was at the time one of the largest preclinical pharmaceutical acquisitions ever.