NASDAQ:INO) has received the green light to proceed with the initial Phase 1 study of its Zika vaccine drug candidate GLS-5700 in humans. With the latest development, Inovio has effectively jumped ahead of Sanofi SA (NYSE:SNY), which is also working on a potential Zika vaccine. Several other drug companies including Pfizer, Inc. (NYSE:PFE), GlaxoSmithKline plc (NYSE:GSK) and Merck & Co., Inc. (NYSE:MRK) are also said to be weighing their options regarding entering the Zika vaccine research ring.
Inovio Pharmaceuticals’ candidate GLS-5700 is a product of collaboration with South Korea’s GeneOne and academic researchers in the U.S. and Canada. The approval for human trial of GLS-5700 now increases pressure on Inovio’s rivals who are also working on Zika virus medicines.
A global health concern
Zika virus outbreak is said to have spread to about 58 countries and territories. Given the threat of the virus and how rapidly it is spreading, the World Health Organization (WHO) has declared it a global public health emergency. Zika virus has been linked to severe birth defects where babies are born with abnormally smaller head, a condition that is medically known as microcephaly. The condition arises when a pregnant woman is infected by the virus. In other people, Zika infection causes fever, joint pain, conjunctivitis and rash.
The rapid spread of Zika infection and the birth defects it causes has increased the urgency in developing a treatment for the virus to keep global populations healthy. Among pharmaceutical companies that have thrown their hat in the Zika ring, Inovio Pharmaceuticals appears to be taking the lead with human trial of its compound GLS-5700
Read between ,on and below the lines..thats where the truth is..If at all there is any..
V..I fear with a hopefully rational mind that big pharma has such a strangle hold on the final decision makers that the quest is to much of a struggle. For a good .example , Guided Therapeutics GTHP has a non invasive way to find HPV, done with light and two years in advance of anyone else,in a non evasive manor. they sell their product all over the world..........but cant get approved herein time before they go under a shame to loose this ability.thats what we have..ps all other ways involve surgery,not theirs..welcome to America..
I'm still ahead ,Oh, hows life under the bridge being short..At least it's cool under there !!
Shows you how stupid people can be..I'm holding ,the truth is in here somewhere..
Other than cramer running off and not doing his home work with his puppet...You find me one thing backed up with credible documentation and post it here..
Sentiment: Strong Buy
From wHAT IM TOLD HE IS THE OWNER OF THE STEET PUBLICATION.FERNSTIEN WORKS FOR THEM AND IS HIS MOUTHPICE THERE.sad isnt it Inovio has a different take on it so call bernie and see if i'm wrong..i'm not..