Respiratory syncytial virus (RSV) continues to be a tough indication. Enanta Pharmaceuticals Inc.’s phase IIb study of otherwise healthy adults treated with EDP-938, an N-protein inhibitor, missed its primary endpoint of reduction in total symptom score compared to placebo. It also missed the study’s secondary antiviral endpoints.
Shares in Bavarian Nordic A/S jumped after the company received an order of its monkeypox vaccine from an “undisclosed European country.” The order comes amid a small but growing number of cases of monkeypox in Europe, with nine reported in the U.K. and further cases in Portugal and Spain, bringing the total in the continent to more than 20.
A paper published May 3 in Nature Communications about a patient infected with Mycobacterium chelonae who was cured by way of bacteriophage treatment sparked more intrigue around how to attack the nontuberculous mycobacteria (NTM) group of bugs that cause lung infections.