Two biopharmas, Alexion Pharmaceuticals and Karyopharm, are trialing possible treatments while Eli Lilly and Bristol Myers Squibb are offering to help the unemployed stay on their meds.
Meanwhile, President Donald Trump offered U.K. Prime MInister Boris Johnson, in the ICU with COVID-19, unproven treatments. And news emerged that Trump himself holds a small financial interest in Sanofi, which makes an off-patent brand of hydroxychloroquine.
India is reportedly retracting export bans on 13 active pharmaceutical ingredients and finished formulations, and hydroxychloroquine may be included.
As of Tuesday, the number of global confirmed cases had surpassed 1.36 million, according to Johns Hopkins University’s real-time dashboard, and nearly 76,000 people had died.
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The U.S. Patent and Trademark Office issued a patent to MedTrace for their method of diagnosing the human heart via 15O-water PET. The patented method is the foundation of the company’s software aQuant, currently under development. Hendrik “Hans” Harms, PhD and Senior Scientist at MedTrace, and Jens Soerensen, Professor and Clinical Advisor to MedTrace, are the originators of the method.
Teresa Graham, currently head of global product strategy for Roche pharma, will become the division’s new CEO next month, Roche said Thursday. Simultaneously, Roche is elevating Levi Garraway, chief medical officer, to the executive committee.
Fierce Pharma has obtained internal documents and video of a town hall meeting conducted this week describing what J&J called a “comprehensive review” of its portfolio. Moving forward, J&J plans to operate its vaccines and infectious diseases outfits as one group, the executives explained.