Cambridge, Mass.-based Voyager Therapeutics entered a deal allowing Pfizer to exercise options to license novel capsids for gene therapies.

ProQR Therapeutics is collaborating with Indianapolis-based Eli Lilly to bolster the Dutch biotechnology company’s Axiomer RNA editing platform and create new medicines that could treat a range of genetic disorders. 

Moderna Inc. completed the real-time review process needed for a full approval for the company’s Covid-19 vaccine in people aged 18 years and older.

International biopharmaceutical firm Genevant Sciences announced a global collaboration and licensing deal with Takeda Pharmaceutical to create and commercialize new therapies that would hopefully treat two undisclosed types of rare liver diseases.

An antiviral treatment under development by Atea Pharmaceuticals is showing promise against Covid-19.

Toronto-based biotech Deep Genomics landed $180 million in the company’s oversubscribed Series C.

A second-generation Covid-19 vaccine developed by CureVac and GlaxoSmithKline – designed to protect against coronavirus variants – produced a high level of immune response in a trial in rats, the companies said on May 13.

Eli Lilly will harness the power of MiNA Therapeutics’ proprietary small activating RNA (saRNA) technology platform to develop five novel drug candidates against diseases across the company’s core areas of focus.

In a roundup of some of the latest scientific studies on the novel coronavirus and efforts to find treatments and vaccines for Covid-19, researchers found when a new monoclonal antibody drug was added to treatments being given to hospitalized Covid-19 patients who were still breathing on their own, Humanigen Inc.’s lenzilumab significantly improved their odds of not needing invasive mechanical ventilation.

The world at large has become more familiar with mRNA technology due to vaccines developed against Covid-19. Now the world will be introduced to a new type of RNA-based medicine called Endless RNA, or eRNA for short.