Anixa Biosciences, Inc. (NASDAQ: ANIX) is one of the leading biotechnology company developing therapies and vaccines for cancer and other infectious diseases. Based on our Proof of Concept (POC) animal study results, we are working towards developing an orally administrable therapeutic that is a potentail antiviral therapy against the SARS-CoV-2.
Anixa and OntoChem, in collaboration, are developing an orally administrable therapeutic that is an antiviral therapy against the SARS-CoV-2, the virus responsible for Covid-19. Both the companies have recently completed POC studies in a Syrian Hamster model of the Covid-19 disease, two potential compounds that were evaluated, and Remdesivir. The collected data shows that the drugs infected the hamster and did not cause any other noticeable side effects. By checking and monitoring all the data on the animals, our research shows comparable efficacy of both Anixa compounds and Remdesivir. Other findings were inconclusive, perhaps due to the animal model being inadequate.
Dr Amit Kumar, President and CEO of Anixa Biosciences, stated, “Based on the promising preliminary data in the animal study, we have decided to proceed to the next stage of drug development. We have chosen one compound around which we will perform combinatorial synthetic, medicinal chemistry to evaluate whether we can increase potency and optimize pharmacokinetics. The most promising compounds will again be evaluated in both in vitro and in vivo studies.”
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Anixa Biosciences, Inc. is a publicly traded company biotechnology company developing several programs addressing cancer and infectious disease. We have developed immunotherapy against breast cancer and ovarian cancer. We are presently working towards creating an orally administrable therapeutic that is an antiviral therapy against the SARS-CoV-2. Our vaccination technologies focus on immunizing against specific proteins that are expressed in certain forms of cancer.
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