Noob's BioTech Corner
Here are some biotech companies that the noob is monitoring closely. Do note I’m not a financial advisor. The information on this site is for referencing purposes only. Any options trade I place should not be considered “investment recommendations”. Please do your own due diligence before making any investment.
Ocugen, Inc. is a biopharmaceutical company focused on discovering, developing, and commercializing gene therapies to cure blindness diseases and developing a vaccine to save lives from COVID-19. Our breakthrough modifier gene therapy platform has the potential to treat multiple retinal diseases with one drug — “one to many,” and our novel biologic product candidate aims to offer better therapy to patients with underserved diseases such as wet age-related macular degeneration, diabetic macular edema, and diabetic retinopathy. We are co-developing Bharat Biotech’s COVAXIN™ vaccine candidate for COVID-19 in the U.S. and Canadian markets.
ChemoCentryx is a biopharmaceutical company focused exclusively on discovering, developing and commercializing orally-administered therapeutics to treat autoimmune diseases, inflammatory disorders and cancer. Our drug candidates target specific chemokines or chemoattractant receptors, thereby blocking the inflammatory response driven by that particular chemokine while leaving the rest of the immune system unaffected. Our goal is to discover, develop and commercialize therapeutics with distinct advantages over currently marketed therapies in our disease areas of focus, thereby maximizing shareholder value.
Purple Biotech Ltd
Purple Biotech Ltd. (NASDAQ/TASE: PPBT) is a clinical-stage company focused on advancing first-in-class therapies to overcome tumor immune evasion and drug resistance to create effective, durable treatments for cancer patients.
Qualigen Therapeutics, Inc.
Qualigen is a biotechnology company focused on the development of novel therapeutic products for the treatment adult and pediatric patients with rare cancers, as well as expansion of its flagship FastPack® diagnostic platform. The FastPack® line of FDA-cleared and CE-Marked products has been used successfully in diagnostics since 2002. Our therapeutics pipeline includes cancer drug compounds such as QN-247 (formerly referred to as AS1411-GNP or ALAN) and RAS-F, as well as STARS, a DNA/RNA-based treatment device. By combining our demonstrated ability to develop and commercialize innovative medical products with the advanced capabilities of leading cancer research centers, such as the University of Louisville, we are committed to providing exciting new therapeutic technologies to physicians and patients.
Vaxart, Inc. recommended by CK
Vaxart is focused on developing oral recombinant protein vaccines administered using a convenient room temperature-stable tablet, rather than by injection. Vaxart’s oral vaccines are designed to generate broad and durable immune responses that protect against a wide range of infectious diseases and may be useful for the treatment of chronic viral infections and cancer. The Company is developing prophylactic vaccine candidates that target a range of infectious diseases, including norovirus, a widespread cause of acute gastrointestinal distress for which two Phase 1 human studies have been completed; seasonal influenza, for which a Phase 2 challenge study was recently completed; and respiratory syncytial virus, or RSV, a common cause of respiratory tract infections. In addition, Vaxart is also developing its first therapeutic vaccine targeting cervical cancer and dysplasia caused by HPV types 16 and 18. Currently Vaxart is focused on development of a COVID-19 vaccine to address the current pandemic.
AIM ImmunoTech Inc.
AIM ImmunoTech Inc., an immuno-pharma company, focuses on the research and development of therapeutics to treat multiple types of cancers, viruses, and immune-deficiency disorders in the United States. The company's products include Ampligen, a drug of macromolecular ribonucleic acid molecules for the treatment of chronic fatigue syndrome (CFS). It is also developing Ampligen for the treatment of renal cell carcinoma, malignant melanoma, non-small cell lung, ovarian, breast, colorectal, prostate and pancreatic cancer, myalgic encephalomyelitis, Hepatitis B, and HIV. The company also provides Alferon N Injection, an injectable formulation of natural alpha interferon to treat a category of genital warts, a sexually transmitted disease. AIM ImmunoTech Inc. has agreements with UMN Pharma Inc.; Japanese National Institute of Infectious Diseases; and Shionogi & Co., Ltd.; Polysciences Inc.; and University of Cagliari Dipartimento di Scienze della Vita e dell'Ambiente. The company was formerly known as Hemispherx Biopharma, Inc. and changed its name to AIM ImmunoTech Inc. in August 2019. AIM ImmunoTech Inc. was incorporated in 1990 and is headquartered in Ocala, Florida.