Research programme: antiviral vaccines - Profectus BioSciences

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Research programme: antiviral vaccines - Profectus BioSciences

Alternative Names: Chikungunya virus vaccine - Profectus; filovirus MCM - Profectus; HCV vaccine - Profectus BioSciences; HPV vaccine - Profectus BioSciences; HSV vaccine - Profectus BioSciences; Lassa fever vaccine - Profectus; Preventative HIV rVSV vaccine - Profectus; rVSV Marburg vaccine; rVSV-Ebola vaccine - Profectus; rVSVN4CT1 Z Ebola; VesiculoVax rVSV-vectored Ebola/Marburg vaccine; VesiculoVax™-EEEV; VesiculoVax™-VEEV; Z EboV rVSVN4CT1

Latest Information Update: 23 Aug 2018

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At a glance

  • Originator Profectus Biosciences
  • Developer Profectus Biosciences; University of Texas Medical Branch
  • Class AIDS vaccines; DNA vaccines; Viral vaccines
  • Mechanism of Action Immunostimulants
  • Orphan Drug Status

    Orphan designation is assigned by a regulatory body to encourage companies to develop drugs for rare diseases.

  • New Molecular Entity Yes

Highest Development Phases

  • Preclinical Chikungunya virus infections; Eastern equine encephalomyelitis; Ebola virus infections; Marburg virus disease; Venezuelan equine encephalomyelitis; Viral infections; Zika virus infection
  • Research Lassa fever

Most Recent Events

  • 16 Aug 2018 Emergent BioSolutions has exclusive option to license the development activities of Lassa virus vaccine from Profectus
  • 02 Oct 2017 Profectus BioSciences plans a phase I trial for the treatment of Ebola, Marburg, and Lassa virus infections
  • 20 Jan 2017 Preclinical development is ongoing in Marburg virus disease(Prevention) in USA (IM, Injection) (Profectus Biosciences pipeline, January 2017)
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