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Clinical trials in a range of diseases continue to be impacted by concerns about patient safety and health care resources as the COVID-19 pandemic grows.
ReCode, whose platform allows for organ-specific delivery of RNA therapies, plans to start clinical trials in 2022 for its two lead programs in primary ciliary dyskinesia and cystic fibrosis.
Public Company Edition: Benefitting from hope that biopharma interventions will help the coronavirus pandemic, the industry is faring better than others in the stock market, including the ability to launch IPOs. Also, BridgeBio leads recent financings and PDL is on track to dissolve by year-end.
Biopharma companies struggle with which trials, if any, to pause or delay. Lilly said it wants to ease the burden on health care facilities, while Galapagos said its choice is related to patient safety.
Scrip talked to George Scangos about his dual roles in the pandemic response, helming Vir as the company tests antibody and siRNA approaches while working with BIO to facilitate coronavirus collaborations.
The company still plans to file 20vPnC for US FDA approval by the end of 2020 after the pneumococcal vaccine was non-inferior to Prevnar and to Pneumovax on six additional serotypes in older patients.