Hologic Inc. beat expectations for the third quarter of fiscal year 2020, posting net earnings of $137.9 million, or 53 cents a share, up 46.9% from the same period a year ago. Worldwide revenue declined 3.5% to $822.9 million, due to the divestiture of Cynosure Holdings Inc., but grew 7.7% organically (8.1% in constant currency), as demand for COVID-19 tests offset a slide in other businesses.
Regulatory snapshots, including global submissions and approvals, clinical trial approvals and other regulatory decisions and designations: 7D Surgical, Abingdon Health, Ethicon, Quest Diagnostics, Seegene.
Keeping you up to date on recent developments in diagnostics, including: Expanding sampling options for COVID-19 could increase testing; Envisia classifier improves IPF diagnosis; Structural study gives insight into plaque formation.
By filing an IND with the FDA to initiate a phase II/III study of EB-05, a monoclonal antibody, Edesa Biotech Inc. joined the handful of companies developing COVID-19 treatments that inhibit Toll-like receptor 4 (TLR4) signaling. The Toronto-based company’s stock (NASDAQ:EDSA) responded by rocketing 81.38% upward Thursday to close at $9.45, after trading as high as $19.10.
Biopharma happenings, including deals and partnerships, grants, preclinical data and other news in brief: Affinity, Altum, American Gene Technologies, Appili, Betterlife, Cerevel, FSD, Gen1e, Inovio, Johnson & Johnson, Neurotrope, Nichi-Iko, Pharvaris, PDL, Takeda, Teva, Worldwide Clinical Trials.