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Nuravax Acquires Rights for MultiTEP Vaccine Platform Tech

Note: This story was updated Oct. 19, 2021, to better reflect the amount by which Nuravax’s vaccines can raise blood antibody levels. The nonprofit Institute for Molecular Medicine (IMM) has licensed its universal vaccine platform technology — called MultiTEP — to Nuravax, a biotech developing therapies for…

Safety Board Recommends Trial of Anavex 2-73 Continues as Planned

After reviewing interim trial data, an independent safety board has recommended that Anavex Life Sciences continues a trial, without modification, of its oral therapy Anavex 2-73 (blarcamesine) in people with early Alzheimer’s disease. The board made a similar recommendation after an interim analysis earlier this year. Such a…

FDA Grants Breakthrough Therapy Designation to Gantenerumab

The U.S. Food and Drug Administration (FDA) has granted breakthrough therapy status to gantenerumab, a human antibody that’s expected to slow or even prevent cognitive decline and memory loss in Alzheimer’s disease. The FDA designation is intended to accelerate the development and review of candidate therapies with clinical…