All news articles for January 2023

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Finch halts biotherapeutic trial and axes 95 per cent of its staff

By Liza Laws

Finch Therapeutics announced its shock decision to discontinue the PRISM4 Phase 3 trial of CP101 in recurrent C. difficile infection (CDI) yesterday (Jan 26) saying instead it will focus on ‘realizing the value of its intellectual property estate and...

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Lonza: Robust industry fundamentals are supportive of growth

By Jane Byrne

Despite an uncertain macroeconomic environment, Lonza says its ‘resilient’ business model and sustained market demand delivered a strong financial performance in 2022, in line with the Swizterland based CDMO’s outlook.

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Needle-free future: Tackling vaccine delivery challenges

By Jane Byrne

Biotech company, Vaxxas, has secured a partnership agreement with the Coalition for Epidemic Preparedness Innovations (CEPI) to advance the development of its needle-free vaccine-patch delivery technology for mRNA vaccines.

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Janssen discontinues Phase 3 HIV vaccine trial

By Rachel Arthur

Janssen’s experimental HIV vaccine regimen was found to be safe but ineffective in the Phase 3 Mosaico clinical trial: and as a result the company is discontinuing the study.

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Lumen Bio: ‘We face 2023 with tremendous optimism’

By Jane Byrne

Lumen Bioscience has been highlighting recent progress made on its clinical and regulatory journey while also announcing several funding milestones supporting the development of its therapeutics to prevent serious diarrheal diseases.

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Moderna to acquire OriCiro Genomics

By Rachel Arthur

mRNA specialist Moderna will acquire OriCiro Genomics K.K, a pioneer in cell-free DNA synthesis and amplification technologies, for $85m.

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Opus acquires two compounds for inherited retinal diseases

By Jane Byrne

Last week saw Opus Genetics announce it had acquired the rights to two preclinical-stage adeno-associated virus (AAV)-based gene therapy product candidates for inherited retinal diseases (IRDs) from Iveric Bio.