PharmaShots Weekly Snapshot (April 13 -17, 2020)

1. Sinovac Initiates the P-I Clinical Study for Vaccine Candidate Against COVID-19

Published: Apr 17, 2020 | Tags: Sinovac, Initiates, P-I, Clinical Study, Vaccine Candidate, Against, COVID-19

2. Launches Self-Collection Kits to Detect COVID-19

Published: Apr 16, 2020 | Tags:, Launches, Self-Collection Kits, Detect, COVID-19

3. Chi-Med’s Surufatinib Receives the US FDA’s Fast Track Designations for Pancreatic and Non-Pancreatic Neuroendocrine Tumors

Published: Apr 17, 2020 | Tags: Chi-Med, Surufatinib, Receives, US, FDA, Fast Track Designations, Pancreatic, Non-Pancreatic Neuroendocrine Tumors

4. BARDA Grants ~ $483M to Moderna for Accelerating the Development of mRNA-1273 Against COVID-19

Published: Apr 16, 2020 | Tags: BARDA, Grants, $483M, Moderna, Accelerating, Development, mRNA-1273, Against, COVID-19

5. Roche Develops Elecsys Anti-SARS-CoV-2 Serology Test to Detect Ab Against COVID-19

Published: Apr 17, 2020 | Tags: Roche, Develops, Elecsys Anti-SARS-CoV-2 Serology Test, Detect, Ab, Against, COVID-19

6. Sanofi and Luminostics Collaborate to Develop Smartphone-Based Self-Testing Solution for COVID-19

Published: Apr 16, 2020 | Tags: Sanofi, Luminostics, Collaborate, Develop, Smartphone-Based, Self-Testing Solution, COVID-19

7. Regeneron Reports the US FDA’s Acceptance of Priority Review for REGN-EB3’s BLA to Treat Ebola

Published: Apr 16, 2020 | Tags: Regeneron, Reports, US, FDA, Acceptance, Priority Review, REGN-EB3, BLA, Ebola

8. Dynavax Signs an Agreement with Sinovac to Develop a Vaccine for COVID-19

Published: Apr 15, 2020 | Tags: Dynavax, Signs, Agreement, Sinovac, Develop, Vaccine, COVID-19

9. Novavax Signs a Clinical Trial Agreement with Nucleus Network to Initiate the Clinical Study Evaluating NVX-CoV2373 Against COVID-19

Published: Apr 16, 2020 | Tags: Novavax, Signs, Clinical Trial Agreement, Nucleus Network, Initiate, Clinical Study, Evaluating, NVX-CoV2373, Against, COVID-19

10. QIAGEN Launches Therascreen BRAF Test as CDx to a BraftovI Regimen for Metastatic Colorectal Cancer

Published: Apr 16, 2020 | Tags: QIAGEN, Launches, Therascreen BRAF Test, CDx,  BraftovI Regimen, Metastatic Colorectal Cancer

11. Vanda Signs a Collaboration with UW Medicine to Initiate CALYPSO Program for Evaluating the Role of Genetic Variation in COVID-19

Published: Apr 15, 2020 | Tags: Vanda, Collaboration, UW Medicine, Initiates, CALYPSO Program, Evaluate, Role of Genetic Variation, COVID-19

12. GE Healthcare and Microsoft Exploit Remote Patient Data Monitoring Technology to Support Clinicians for the Treatment of COVID-19

Published: Apr 15, 2020 | Tags: GE Healthcare, Exploits, Remote Patient Data Monitoring Technology, Support, Clinicians, Treatment, COVID-19

13. Abbott Launches its Third Test to Detect COVID-19

Published: Apr 15, 2020 | Tags: Abbott, Launches, Third Test, Detect, COVID-19

14. Ortho Clinical Diagnostics’ Total Antibody Test Receives the US FDA’s Emergency Use Authorization for COVID-19

Published:  Apr 14, 2020 | Tags: Ortho Clinical Diagnostics, Receives, US, FDA, Emergency Use Authorization, COVID-19, Total Antibody Test

15. Sosei Heptares to Utilize its Structure-Based Drug Design Expertise in New COVID-19 R&D Program

Published: Apr 14, 2020 | Tags: Sosei Heptares, Utilize, Structure-Based Drug Design, Expertise, COVID-19, R&D Program

16.  Merck Launches Ontruzant (biosimilar, trastuzumab) in the US

Published: Apr 15, 2020 | Tags: Merck, Launches, Ontruzant, biosimilar, trastuzumab, US

17.  Boehringer Ingelheim Collaborates with Insilico on AI-Based Drug Discovery

Published: Apr 14, 2020 | Tags: Boehringer Ingelheim, Collaborates, Insilico, AI-Based, Drug Discovery

18. AstraZeneca Initiates CALAVI Study Evaluating Calquence (acalabrutinib) Against COVID-19

Published: Apr 14, 2020 | Tags: AstraZeneca, Initiates, CALAVI Study, Evaluating, Calquence, acalabrutinib, Against, COVID-19

19. Alnylam’s Vutrisiran Receives the US FDA’s Fast Track Designation to Treat Polyneuropathy of hATTR Amyloidosis

Published: Apr 14, 2020 | Tags: Alnylam, Vutrisiran, Receives, US, FDA, Fast Track Designation, Polyneuropathy of hATTR Amyloidosis

20. B. Braun Receives the US FDA’s EUA for the Use of Infusion Pumps with Nebulizers to Treat COVID-19

Published:  Apr 13, 2020 | Tags:  B. Braun, Receives, US, FDA, EUA, Use of Infusion Pumps, Nebulizers, Treat, COVID-19

21. Sanofi and GSK Collaborate to Develop Adjuvanted COVID-19 Vaccine

Published: Apr 14, 2020 | Tags: Sanofi, GSK, Collaborate, Develop, Adjuvanted, COVID-19, Vaccine

22.  BD Receives Second FDA’s Emergency Use Authorization for its New Molecular Diagnostic Test to Detect COVID-19

Published: Apr 14, 2020 | Tags: BD, Receives, Second, FDA, Emergency Use Authorization, New Molecular Diagnostic Test, Detect, COVID-19

23. Celltrion Anticipates the Initiation of its First-in-Human Clinical Studies Targeting COVID-19 in July

Published: Apr 13, 2020 | Tags: Celltrion, Anticipates, Initiation, First-in-Human, Clinical Studies, Targeting, COVID-19, July

24. Biocon and Mylan Launch Fulphila (biosimilar, Pegfilgrastim) in Australia

Published: Apr 14, 2020 | Tags: Biocon, Mylan, Launch, Fulphila, biosimilar, Pegfilgrastim, Australia

25.  Blackstone and Alnylam Enter into a Collaboration to Accelerate the Advancement of RNAi Therapeutics

Published: Apr 12, 2020 | Tags: Blackstone, Alnylam, Collaboration, Accelerate, Advancement, RNAi Therapeutics

26. Bausch Health to Initiate Clinical Study Evaluating Virazole (Ribavirin for Inhalation Solution, USP) in Patients with COVID-19 in Canada

Published: Apr 12, 2020 | Tags: Bausch Health, Initiate, Clinical Study, Evaluating, Virazole, Ribavirin for Inhalation Solution, USP, Patients, COVID-19, Canada

27. Terumo BCT and Marker Therapeutics Receive the US FDA’s Emergency Use Authorization for their Purification Device to Treat COVID-19

Published: Apr 10, 2020 | Tags: Terumo BCT, Marker Therapeutics, Receive, US, FDA, Emergency Use Authorization, Purification Device, COVID-19

28. Eli Lilly Signs a Clinical Trial Collaboration with NIH to Evaluate Baricitinib Against COVID-19

Published: Apr 13, 2020 | Tags: Eli Lilly, Collaboration, NIH, Initiate, Clinical Testing, Baricitinib, Against, COVID-19

29. AstraZeneca and MSD’s Koselugo (selumetinib) Receives the US FDA’s Approval as the First Therapy for Pediatric Patients with Neurofibromatosis Type 1 Plexiform Neurofibromas

Published: Apr 13, 2020 | Tags: AstraZeneca, MSD, Koselugo, selumetinib, Receives, US, FDA, Approval, First Therapy, Pediatric Patients,

30. Apple and Google Collaborate on Contact Tracing Technology to Combat COVID-19

Published: Apr 10, 2020 | Tags: Apple, Google, Collaborate, Contact Tracing Technology, Combat, COVID-19