logo
Plus   Neg
Share
Email

Sorrento To Explore Its Agents In Combination With ViralClear's Merimepodib Against COVID-19

ViralClear Pharmaceuticals, Inc. (BSGM) and Sorrento Therapeutics, Inc. (SRNE) have entered into an agreement to explore the synergistic potential of small molecules and antibodies combination therapies against COVID-19. ViralClear will contribute its oral antiviral Merimepodib which is currently in a phase 2 trial in combination with remdesivir to treat COVID-19. The agreement will allow for testing of merimepodib with neutralizing antibodies in the Golden Syrian hamster model of COVID-19.

The companies said, pending the outcome of these studies, the results might be presented to the FDA to support the initiation of a human clinical trial of the drug combination.

For comments and feedback contact: editorial@rttnews.com

Business News

Editors Pick
Santa Cruz Bicycles LLC has recalled certain model year 2020 bicycles with aluminum frames citing fall risks, according to the U.S. Consumer Product Safety Commission. The recall involves about 2,900 units of model year 2020 Auminum Santa Cruz and Juliana Bicycles. In addition, about 216 were sold in Canada. AstraZeneca is mulling an additional global trial to confirm the 90% efficacy rate of its Covid-19 vaccine candidate at lower dosage, Bloomberg news quoted Chief Executive Officer Pascal Soriot as saying. In an interview, Soriot noted that instead of adding the trial to an ongoing U.S. process, the company might launch a fresh study to evaluate efficacy of lower dosage of its vaccine that perform U.S. airline Delta Air Lines, Inc. and its Italian codeshare partner Alitalia are planning to launch quarantine-free, COVID-free flights between U.S. and Europe through new testing protocols, starting in December. In a statement, Delta said it has signed deals with airports and governments eliminating quarantine requirements on COVID-tested flights connecting Atlanta and Rome.
RELATED NEWS
Follow RTT