University of Alabama at Birmingham researchers report additional preclinical evidence of the potency of a single-dose, intranasal COVID-19 vaccine candidate – AdCOVID – that was created by Altimmune Inc., a Maryland-based clinical-stage biopharmaceutical company.
Altimmune Demonstrates Strong Neutralization of South African Variant in Preclinical Study of Intranasal AdCOVID™
Altimmune, Inc. (Nasdaq: ALT), a clinical-stage biopharmaceutical company, today announced new results from a preclinical study demonstrating the ability of its AdCOVID vaccine candidate to neutralize the rapidly emerging SARS-CoV-2 B.1.351 variant of concern that originated in South Africa. B.1.351 carries multiple mutations in the receptor binding domain (RBD) including the E484K mutation that has been shown to substantially decrease the ability of authorized vaccines to neutralize the virus.
Dr. Vipin Garg, Altimmune’s (ALT) CEO since 2018 and a biotech industry veteran, has successfully led the publicly-traded company through these turbulent pandemic waters. We recently caught up with Dr. Garg to discuss the pandemic, Altimmune’s deep product pipeline, his unique perspectives on the BioHealth Capital Region (BHCR), and the state of the U.S. supply chain and biotech manufacturing ecosystem.
The ongoing pandemic response by the biopharma industry has been historic. Biotech companies and contract development and manufacturing organizations, along with the entire supply chain, have worked together to develop several SARS-CoV-2 vaccines, achieved Emergency Use Authorization(EUA) from the FDA, and began delivering desperately needed protection into people’s arms in less than a calendar year.
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Altimmune Commences Enrollment In Phase 1 Clinical Trial Of AdCOVID™ — A Needle-Free, Single-Dose Intranasal COVID-19 Vaccine Candidate
Altimmune Commences Enrollment In Phase 1 Clinical Trial Of AdCOVID™ — A Needle-Free, Single-Dose Intranasal COVID-19 Vaccine Candidate Intranasal administration targets the virus at its point of entry and in a [….]
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2020 found the United States embroiled in a chaotic political environment, reckoning with social unrest and racial injustice, and voting in one of the most consequential presidential elections in the country’s history.
The state of Maryland is the global epicenter of vaccine research and development. This has never been more evident than right now as scores of Maryland companies have risen to the global challenge of developing the first approved vaccine for SARS-CoV-2.
Well to say that the first two quarters of 2020 have been eventful in the life science sector is the understatement of the century. The BioBuzz team has been there for every twist and turn as the coronavirus pandemic reshaped everyday life and galvanized the BioHealth Capital Region (BHCR) to rise up and fight COVID-19.