Humanigen

The state of the hunt:

Pfizer and BioNTech plan to seek authorization of their vaccine for adolescents age 12-15 after promising Phase 3 results.
  J&J agreed to supply up to 400 million doses of Janssen’s jab to the African Union.
  Serum Institute of India launched clinical trials of its version of the Novavax vaccine candidate.

 

Vaccines


Approved or authorized vaccines
   
New data show lower efficacy for Pfizer/BioNTech: The…

The state of the hunt:

Novavax’s protein-based vaccine candidate demonstrated 89.3% efficacy in a UK Phase 3 trial.
  J&J/Janssen’s single-dose vaccine was 66% effective against moderate to severe disease in Phase 3.
  Vaccines from J&J, Moderna, Novavax and Pfizer/BioNTech appear less effective against the SARS-CoV-2 variant first identified in South Africa.

 

Vaccines


Approved or authorized vaccines

AstraZeneca/Oxford’s…

The state of the hunt:

CEPI expanded its funding for Clover Biopharmaceuticals’ S-Trimer Covid-19 vaccine candidate to $328 million.
  Humanigen touted positive interim Phase 3 results for lenzilumab and announced a cooperative R&D deal with the U.S. government.
  Russia approved a domestic version of Fujifilm’s Avigan for coronavirus outpatients, dubbing the product “the first [f]avipiravir-based drug in the world approved for the treatment of COVID-19.”

 

The state of the hunt:

Vaccine candidates from Novavax and J&J’s Janssen subsidiary entered Phase 3.
  Chinese regulators are reviewing inactivated vaccine candidates from CNBG for conditional authorization.
  Fujifilm’s flu drug Avigan (favipiravir) met its primary endpoint in a Phase 3 trial for treatment of Covid-19.

 

Vaccines

Phase 3 candidates:
 
China weighs approval of CNBG shots: State regulators are reviewing CNBG’s two…

The state of the hunt:

Phase 3 trials of AstraZeneca’s AZD1222 vaccine candidate resumed in Brazil, Britain, India and South Africa, while U.S. officials voiced safety concerns.
  The United Arab Emirates joined China in issuing emergency approval of a CNBG inactivated vaccine candidate.
  A trial of Lilly’s RA drug Olumiant in combination with remdesivir met its primary endpoint.

 

Vaccines

Phase 3 candidates:
 
Phase 3 trials resumed last…

The state of the hunt:

Moderna inked a $1.5 billion, 100-million-shot supply deal with the U.S. government for its mRNA vaccine candidate.
  The EU sealed a 400-million-dose vaccine deal with AstraZeneca and agreed to a framework with J&J for up to 400 million more.
  Biological E will produce the investigational vaccine from J&J’s Janssen subsidiary.

 

Vaccines

Clinical trials:

Moderna and Pfizer/BioNTech took steps to modify the…

The state of the hunt:

Vaccine candidates from Bharat Biotech, Medicago, Zydus Cadila and the University of Queensland entered Phase 1 or 1/2 trials this week.
  Inactivated candidates from CNBG entered Phase 3.
  India issued emergency approval of Biocon’s itolizumab for the treatment of coronavirus-related cytokine-release syndrome.

 

Vaccines

Clinical trials:

Moderna says 30,000-participant Phase 3 trials of its investigational mRNA vaccine…


The state of the hunt: 

Novavax became the biggest recipient of CEPI funds for Covid-19 this week, with a new $384 million award for its recombinant protein vaccine candidate. CureVac’s mRNA vaccine candidate induced high levels of virus-neutralizing titers at a low dose in preclinical studies. Gilead announced voluntary royalty-free licenses for remdesivir with five generic drug manufacturers, and more may be in the works.
 

 

Vaccines

Our Covid-19…