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News For PPHM From The Last 14 Days
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October 24, 2014
10:55 EDTPPHMDallas nurse now Ebola virus free, to be released, NBC reports
NBC and other media outlets cites NIH on Nina Pham's release. Drug companies that are working on experimental Ebola vaccines or treatments include Peregrine (PPHM), Tekmira (TKMR), Sarepta (SRPT), BioCryst (BCRX), Chimerix (CMRX) and NewLink Genetics (NLNK). Some companies that offer protective clothing and waste disposal include Lakeland Industries (LAKE), Alpha Pro Tech (APT) and Sharps Compliance (SMED). Reference Link
October 23, 2014
15:25 EDTPPHMNew York confirms health care worker being tested for Ebola
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06:22 EDTPPHMEU to boost Ebola research with EUR 24.4M
The European Commission has today announced EUR 24.4M from the EU budget for urgently needed Ebola research. The funding will go to five projects, ranging from a large-scale clinical trial of a potential vaccine, to testing existing and novel compounds to treat Ebola. The money from Horizon 2020, the EU research and innovation program, will be provided via a fast-track procedure in order to start work as soon as possible. The Commission is also working with industry on the further development of vaccines, drugs and diagnostics for Ebola and other haemorrhagic diseases within the Innovative Medicines Initiative. The funding will be provided following proposals from teams across the EU and in numerous 3rd countries, which were evaluated by an independent group of experts. The Commission has also asked the European and Developing Countries Clinical Trials Partnership to include emerging epidemics of concern to Africa, including Ebola, in its work plan. This will allow to fund clinical trials on drugs, vaccines and diagnostics in upcoming calls. Drug companies that are working on experimental Ebola vaccines or treatments include Peregrine (PPHM), Tekmira (TKMR), Sarepta (SRPT), BioCryst (BCRX), Chimerix (CMRX) and NewLink Genetics (NLNK). Some companies that offer protective clothing and waste disposal include Lakeland Industries (LAKE), Alpha Pro Tech (APT) and Sharps Compliance (SMED).
October 22, 2014
06:41 EDTPPHMWHO fast-tracking testing of two Ebola vaccines, Guardian reports
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October 17, 2014
14:50 EDTPPHMBARDA asks labs to ramp up Zmapp production, Reuters says
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09:46 EDTPPHMSarepta soars after publication of Ebola drug candidate data
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October 15, 2014
12:36 EDTPPHMOn The Fly: Midday Wrap
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10:49 EDTPPHMEbola linked names rise again amid broader market sell-off
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10:49 EDTPPHMHigh option volume stocks
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09:20 EDTPPHMOn The Fly: Pre-market Movers
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08:38 EDTPPHMPeregrine up 21% after saying will examine drug as potential Ebola treatment
08:15 EDTPPHMPeregrine says data support Phosphatidylserine as potential target in Ebola
Peregrine Pharmaceuticals announced the publication of a peer-reviewed manuscript, to appear in the Vaccines and Therapies for Biodefense Agents special edition of the peer-reviewed Journal of Immunology Research in a manuscript titled: "Effective Binding of a Phosphatidylserine-Targeting Antibody to Ebola Virus Infected Cells and Purified Virions," related to preclinical research demonstrating that the company's lead drug candidate bavituximab, a phosphatidylserine-targeting antibody, exhibits specific and strong binding to Ebola virions and Ebola virus-infected cells in vitro. Cyril Empig, Ph.D., associate research director at Peregrine Pharmaceuticals, said, "Our goal with this work was to continue exploring the potential of bavituximab in the antiviral arena and in this case, specifically in biodefense applications. With the increased focus on Ebola, there is an opportunity to take advantage of the specificity of bavituximab for Ebola virus and develop therapeutics or treatment regimens that could neutralize the virus. In addition, recently reported genomic sequence variations in EBOV suggest that drugs targeting specific viral non-variant proteins or protein sequences are at risk of failure as a result of virus escape mutations...Given these data, we are developing a plan to explore potential applications of bavituximab and PS-targeting antibodies in the treatment of Ebola."

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