Regulatory snapshots, including global drug submissions and approvals, clinical trial approvals and other regulatory decisions and designations: Acacia, Beigene, Biophytis Eusa, Geron, Metvital, Mundipharma, Napp, Rhythm.
TORONTO – Industry-led accelerator Next Generation Manufacturing Canada (NGen) has dipped into its CA$50 million (US$37 million) supercluster fund to help three Canadian companies beef up the nation’s supply of COVID-19 equipment and medical devices.
Evidation Health Inc. reported good news this week in the form of the close of $45 million in series D funding, with an eye toward the expansion of its research platform, Achievement, to include virtual health. B Capital Group led the round, with Mckesson Ventures and Section 32 joining, in addition to existing investors Revelation Partners, Rethink Impact and SV Health Investors.
LONDON – Biontech SE announced positive preliminary data from the ongoing phase I/II trial of one of the four COVID-19 vaccines it is developing with Pfizer Inc., with participants in each of three dose groups mounting immune responses that were greater than seen in patients who recovered from COVID-19 infections.
CAJICA, Colombia – Aided by federal funds from the Brazilian government, the University of Sao Paulo is moving forward with developing a precision SARS-CoV-2 vaccine that is about to start preclinical trials.