Researchers at Northwestern University identified a compound that appears to reverse the ongoing degeneration of upper motor neurons associated with amyotrophic lateral sclerosis (ALS).

The U.S. Food and Drug Administration accepted for priority review a Biologics License Application (BLA) for Merck’s 15-valent pneumococcal conjugate vaccine V114.

Paris-based Ipsen secured Fast Track designation from the U.S. Food and Drug Administration for Onivyde (irinotecan liposome injection) for study patients with small cell lung cancer (SCLC) who progressed following a first-line platinum-based regimen.

The widely used BCG tuberculosis vaccine will be tested on frontline care workers in Britain for its effectiveness against Covid-19, researchers running the UK arm of a global trial said.

The U.S. National Institutes of Health launched a clinical trial of fostamatinib, currently used to treat a blood platelet-destroying autoimmune disorder, in patients hospitalized with severe Covid-19.

Merck reported positive results regarding the safety, tolerability and immunogenicity in two Phase III studies for V114, the company’s investigational 15-valent pneumococcal conjugate vaccine.

Atox Bio had positive results in the company’s Phase III ACCUTE trial for reltecimod for early treatment of severe Necrotizing Soft Tissue Infection (NSTI), a so-called flesh-eating disease.

A look at upcoming PDUFA dates for the U.S. Food and Drug Administration, including Viela Bio’s inebilizumab for NMOSD.

Foster City, California-based SutroVax closed on a Series D preferred stock financing worth $110 million, which was co-led by new investors RA Capital Management and Janus Henderson Investors.

Roche Holding AG Chief Executive Officer Severin Schwan said in an interview with CNBC it could take at least a couple of weeks, if not months, for the United States to implement broad testing for coronavirus.