Contest Trader

Don't miss the chance to cash-in prizes totaling

$10.000
Register here for the Ultimate demo trading competition

JnJ temporarily halts COVID-19 clinical trials

JnJ temporarily halts COVID-19 clinical trials

AstraZeneca received more funding

As the race for a viable COVID-19 vaccine intensifies, companies do their best to make it all happen. But sometimes things don’t go as planned. So it seems to be the case of Johnson & Johnson.

The giant announced that it has temporarily halted the #COVID-19 #vaccine candidate clinical trials because one of the participants got sick.

To review and evaluate the participants, an independent company has been hired. Also, the company’s clinical and safety physicians are being monitored. The company didn't provide further information about the matter due to privacy concerns.

However, J&J is not the first company to halt its clinical trial. In September, AstraZeneca paused the late-stage trials of its vaccine developed with the University of Oxford, after a British participant got sick. But the company overcame the incident, and now, its antibody treatment will be funded with $486 million. The pharma company will receive the money from the Trump Administration’s Operation Warp Speed to provide 100,000 doses. Under the agreement, the government could purchase as much as 1 million doses.

“This agreement with the US Government will help accelerate the development of our long-acting antibody combination, which has the potential to provide immediate and long-lasting effect in both preventing and treating COVID-19 infections. We will be evaluating the LAAB combination in different settings from prophylaxis, to outpatient treatment to hospitalization, with a focus on helping the most vulnerable people,” read CEO Pascal Soriot’s statement.

Following the news, during pre-market trading, JnJ stock price dropped 1.56%. AstraZeneca is trading 0.85% lower.

Read here about Eli Lilly and Gilead!

Sources: thestreet.com, finance.yahoo.com

Maklumat yang disediakan oleh za.capex.com bukan berbentuk tawaran atau permintaan untuk tujuan pembelian atau penjualan apa-apa produk kewangan yang disebutkan di sini atau melibatkan perundngan, atau nasihat mahupun cadangan berkenaan dengan kewangan produk tersebut.

Maklumat ini disediakan untuk edaran umum. Ia tidak mengambil kira objektif pelaburan tertentu, keadaan kewangan atau keperluan tertentu dari mana-mana penerima.

Anda harus bebas menilai setiap produk kewangan dan mempertimbangkan kesesuaian produk kewangan sedemikian, dengan mengambil kira objektif pelaburan tertentu anda, keadaan kewangan atau keperluan khusus, dan berunding dengan penasihat kewangan bebas, sebelum berurusan dalam produk kewangan yang disebutkan dalam dokumen ini.

Maklumat ini tidak boleh diterbitkan, diedar semula, diterbitkan semula atau diedarkan secara keseluruhan atau sebahagian kepada mana-mana individu lain tanpa kebenaran bertulis daripada Syarikat terlebih dahulu.

Prestasi lalu tidak sentiasa menggambarkan prestasi atau kemungkinan masa depan. Sebarang pandangan atau pendapat yang dikemukakan hanyalah pandangan penulis semata-mata dan tidak mewakili za.capex.com