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Study: Antibody Reduces Death in COVID-19 Patients Unable to Mount an Immune Response

Biospace news - Wed, 06/16/2021 - 02:00
​The new data shows REGEN-COV reduced the risk of death in hospitalized patients unable to mount their own immune response by 20%.

Revive Therapeutics Advances Repurposed Drug for Mild to Moderate COVID-19

Biospace news - Wed, 06/16/2021 - 02:00
Repurposed drugs became the front-line defense against COVID-19 within a few months of the pandemic’s emergence. Now bucillamine, currently in Phase III trials in the U.S., may be poised to join them.

ENA Respiratory Raises AU$32 Million for Preventative Nasal Spray Against COVID-19

Biospace news - Wed, 06/16/2021 - 02:00
The company’s lead candidate, INNA-051, is an innate immune agonist that directly stimulates the host’s natural immune defense system.

Money on the Move: June 9-15

Biospace news - Wed, 06/16/2021 - 02:00
Each week more money pours into the biopharma world. Here's a peek at who's getting a taste of fresh funds this week.

MannKind and United Snag Priority Review for Pulmonary Hypertension Drug

Biospace news - Wed, 06/16/2021 - 02:00
Both MannKind and United Therapeutics entered into a global and exclusive licensing and collaboration agreement to develop and commercialize Tyvaso DPI.

Bayer Closes Doors to Mission Bay Site as Company Aims Focus on Other U.S. Locations

Biospace news - Wed, 06/16/2021 - 02:00
This week, the German drug company announced that it is closing the doors to its 'innovation hub' in Mission Bay.

How to Write a Professional Letter of Recommendation + Biotech Letter Example

Biospace news - Wed, 06/16/2021 - 02:00
Has a student, colleague or mentee of yours asked for a recommendation from you? If you’re looking for how to compose one, a template or a sample letter, we’ll teach you how and what to write.

Cancer cells fight for their footing by using an ageing gene

World Pharma News - Tue, 06/15/2021 - 10:00
Researchers at the University of Helsinki and the Beatson Institute for Cancer Research in Glasgow have discovered how mutated cells promote their chances to form cancer. Typically, the accumulation of harmful cells is prevented by active competition between multiple stem cells in intestinal glands, called crypts.

Key Business Development Skills Every Manager Should Have

Biospace news - Tue, 06/15/2021 - 02:00
People working on business development are the ones responsible for dealing with the business side of the organization. Dealing with a lot of people, clients and a huge team is part of this job.

Former FDA Head Takes on Exec Role at Flagship's Preemptive Health Initiative

Biospace news - Tue, 06/15/2021 - 02:00
​The new division would benefit from Hahn's experience and help steer the company's Preemptive Medicine and Health Security initiative.

Lilly Launches Head-to-Head Trial in Quest to Bolster Migraine Preventive Drug

Biospace news - Tue, 06/15/2021 - 02:00
Eli Lilly and Company announced Tuesday the launch of a head-to-head study to compare once-monthly injectable Emgality® (galcanezumab-gnlm) with Nurtec® ODT (rimegepant) for the prevention of migraine.

Current COVID-19 Vaccines Prove Efficacy Against Dangerous Delta Variant

Biospace news - Tue, 06/15/2021 - 02:00
A recent study conducted by Public Health England found that the available vaccines were “highly effective” at preventing hospitalization after two doses.

After Controversial AD Drug Win, Biogen's Retinal Gene Therapy Flops

Biospace news - Tue, 06/15/2021 - 02:00
The company noted it would continue to assess the STAR study’s complete data set before confirming its future plans for clinical development of timrepigene emparvovec.

Cash is King for Up-and-Coming Biotechs: Four Financing Rounds Announced Today

Biospace news - Tue, 06/15/2021 - 02:00
Umoja Biopharma, Alentis Therapeutics, RayzeBio and Camp4 Therapeutics are ramping up on series funds.

Discovery of New Childhood Form of ALS Could Inform Future Research

Biospace news - Tue, 06/15/2021 - 02:00
Besides providing a sense of hope for children with this devastating disease, this research could offer another clue toward unlocking the mystery behind other forms of ALS.

How Biotech Saved the World: Pfizer CEO Opens Up and Shares What’s Next

Biospace news - Tue, 06/15/2021 - 02:00
A sense of urgency, powerful science, relentless ingenuity, hope and trust drove the development of Pfizer and BioNTech’s mRNA vaccine during the height of the COVID-19 pandemic. As the crisis appears to lessen, Pfizer is preparing for the next pandemic.

AstraZeneca Antibody Only 33% Better than Placebo at Preventing Post-Exposure COVID-19

Biospace news - Tue, 06/15/2021 - 02:00
The failure marks a setback in the hunt for means other than vaccines to provide protection against the novel coronavirus and its variants.

COVID-19 News: Ocugen Secures Manufacturing, Ampio Stops Study and More

Biospace news - Tue, 06/15/2021 - 02:00
Please check out the biopharma industry's COVID-19 stories that are trending for June 15, 2021.

Pivotal Late-Stage Trial Shows Major Depressive Drug Significantly Reduces Symptoms

Biospace news - Tue, 06/15/2021 - 02:00
The study drug is a once-daily, two-week therapy developed by Sage Therapeutics and Biogen for major depressive disorder (MDD) and postpartum depression (PPD).

Brooklyn ImmunoTherapeutics Plans Acquisition to Advance Next-Gen Gene and Cell Therapy Programs

Biospace news - Tue, 06/15/2021 - 02:00
Brooklyn ImmunoTherapeutics and Novellus have been doing quite a bit of business together lately, including a licensing agreement and co-locating at a research and development center. Now, a potential acquisition can be added to the growing list.