An adjuvant developed with funding from the National Institutes of Health has contributed to the success of the highly efficacious COVAXIN COVID-19 vaccine, which roughly 25 million people have received to date in India and elsewhere. Adjuvants are substances formulated as part of a vaccine to boost immune responses and enhance a vaccine’s effectiveness. COVAXIN was developed and is manufactured in India, which is currently suffering a devastating health crisis due to COVID-19.
Craig Snyder, CEO of Indigo Global Corporation and Political and Corporate consultant, suggests the Biden Administration initiate a massive vaccine diplomacy initiative and purchase various vaccines including COVAXIN, to vaccinate majority of humanity across the globe to control the pandemic.
Data showing Covaxin-induced sera can neutralize B.1.617 as well as the B.1.128 variant first identified in Brazil has the stock up 24% to $15.68 for a valuation of $3.1 billion.
Since Tuesday's market close, the Malvern biopharmaceutical company's stock has surged 128% from $5.52 per share to $12.57.
JP Gabriel watched from the bleachers as the pandemic raged. Now head of manufacturing at Ocugen, he’s ready to bat
Gabriel has joined Ocugen as SVP of manufacturing and supply as the company looks to bring Covaxin to market.
Sanjay Subramanian provides a development update on the pre-EUA COVID-19 vaccine and R&D ophthalmology pipeline.
Ocugen and Bharat Biotech plan to seek emergency use authorization later this month from the U.S. Food and Drug Administration.
Kristen Kluska of Cantor Fitzgerald hosted a virtual fireside chat featuring CEO Dr. Shankar Musunuri and members of the Vaccine Scientific Advisory Board to discuss COVAXIN vaccine development in the US.
Eye-health company Ocugen shares surge more than 425 percent year-to-date after the company got involved in distributing Covid-19 vaccines. Shankar Musunuri, Ocugen CEO, joins ‘Closing Bell’ to discuss.
Through a partnership between leading vaccine developer Bharat Biotech and Pennsylvania-based biopharmaceutical company Ocugen, India is seeking to extend vaccine diplomacy to the United States’ effort to immunize its population against Covid-19.
Ocugen Inc. is tackling retinitis pigmentosa (RP), which is caused by mutations in well over 100 mutations.
Chester County biopharmaceutical company Ocugen has finalized an agreement with Bharat Biotech of India to co-develop Bharat’s Covid-19 vaccine for the United States market.
While Ocugen has focused on developing gene therapy treatments for retinal diseases since its inception in 2013, the Malvern biopharmaceutical company expanded into a new arena two weeks ago. On Dec. 22, Ocugen announced it signed a binding letter of intent with Bharat Biotech of India to co-develop Bharat’s Covid-19 vaccine candidate for the United States market.
The Indian company Bharat Biotech partnered with the National Institute of Virology and the Indian Council of Medical Research to develop an inactivated coronavirus vaccine called Covaxin.
India’s drugs regulator on Saturday recommended for emergency use a locally developed coronavirus vaccine called COVAXIN, which is expected to be a backup to the AstraZeneca/Oxford shot. COVAXIN has been developed by Bharat Biotech, a company based in Hyderabad, with backing from the state-run Indian Council of Medical Research (ICMR).
CEOs of biopharma organizations face unprecedented challenges as they lead their companies amid a global pandemic, shoring up their organizations during turmoil, and learning valuable lessons along the way.
Serum Institute has struck a partnership with Dynavax and Aurobindo Pharma with US-based company COVAXX for new vaccine candidates while Bharat Biotech has tied up with Ocugen to explore marketing of its existing contender, Covaxin, in the US.
The first year Life Science Leader began involving finance executives in our annual outlook issue (2018) we had just one biopharmaceutical company CFO participate. This year we had eight.
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When I emailed questions to this year’s annual outlook finance article participants in early September, it still wasn’t clear if biopharma’s annual kickoff meeting (i.e., JPM in San Francisco in early January) would be in-person or virtual.
To say the biopharmaceutical stock market has never been hotter would not be an “unprecedented” overstatement. As of late August, there have been more IPOs than in all of 2019.
For Ocugen CEO Shankar Musunuri, high pricing remains the biggest hurdle to securing reimbursement for cell and gene therapies.
CFO Sanjay Subramanian Contributes to Life Science Leader article on “What Do 10 Biopharma Finance Experts Expect for 2021.”
Ocugen has signed a manufacturing deal with Kemwell Biopharma for a potential treatment of retinal diseases.
Ophthalmologist Mohamed Genead, MD, chair of Ocugen’s retina scientific advisory board, is excited about a revolutionary new approach—the modifier gene platform—that takes a “gene-independent approach” by overexpressing upstream regulatory genes for nuclear hormone receptors (NHRs) in retinal cells instead of attempting to correct mutations in individual genes.
Turning to gene therapy after its dry eye drug didn’t work out, Ocugen hopes to overcome financial challenges to bring a gene therapy into the clinic for numerous mutations of RP.
A Chester County gene therapy company specializing in eye diseases has received its fourth "orphan drug" designation for a single new drug candidate from the Food and Drug Administration.
An overwhelming majority of rare diseases are the result of a single-gene defect, making them a potential target in the hunt for treatment.
CEORoadshow interviewed Shankar Musunuri, PhD, MBA, Chairman, CEO and Co-Founder of Ocugen, Inc., in April 2020.
Disrupting the current norms of the drug development process has always been the cornerstone of biopharmaceutical innovation.
We spoke to Shankar Musunuri, CEO of Ocugen, about the company’s modifier gene therapy platform, how a single gene therapy can work on multiple eye diseases, and how it may alter the economics for gene therapy for rare eye conditions.
Clinical-stage company Ocugen Inc. shared last month that preclinical data regarding the nuclear hormone receptor gene NR2E3 as a genetic modifier and therapeutic agent to treat retinal degenerative diseases had been published in Nature Gene Therapy.
Retinitis pigmentosa is a group of blinding eye diseases caused by more than 150 different gene mutations, making effective therapies difficult to develop. A new treatment created by scientists at Massachusetts Eye and Ear aims to provide broad-spectrum therapy, regardless of genetic cause, with promising early results in animals.
Ocugen developing therapies for rare and underserved eye diseases
Ocugen has developed a new platform that could help bring greater attention to underserved areas of ophthalmology.
Xtalks spoke with Ocugen's Shankar Musunuri to learn more about a novel drug delivery system and drug candidate pairing for the treatment of ocular Graft versus Host Disease (GVHD).
Ocugen Inc (NASDAQ: OCGN) CEO Shankar Musunuri spoke with Steve Darling from Proactive at the LD Micro Conference in Bel Air, California. The Pennsylvania-based clinical-stage biopharmaceutical company is focused on developing therapies to treat rare and underserved eye diseases.
Ocugen offers a robust and diversified ophthalmology portfolio that includes novel gene therapies, biologics and small molecules targeting a range of high-need retinal and ocular surface diseases.
The FDA has given Ocugen orphan drug status for a gene therapy designed to treat NR2E3 mutation-associated retinal degenerative disease.
Dr. Shankar Musunuri, Ph.D., MBA, is Chairman of the Board, CEO and Co-founder of Ocugen, Inc., discusses the Company’s lead clinical candidate (OCU300) that is currently in Phase 3 for patients with ocular graft versus host disease (oGVHD) and is the first and only therapeutic with orphan drug designation for oGVHD, and the Company’s second lead candidate (OCU310) which is also in Phase 3 for patients with dry eye disease.
Ocugen said today that it launched a Phase III trial designed to evaluate its twice-daily 0.2% brimonidine tartrate eye drop in patients with dry eye disease.
To the layperson, dry eye disease (DED), technically xerophthalmia, often is dismissed as an innocuous nuisance that can be treated with over-the-counter eye drops.
Ocugen said today that it launched the first of two pivotal Phase III trials for its OCU300 nanoemulsion designed to treat the symptoms of ocular graft versus host disease.
Biotech hopes to counter established Restasis and Xiidra in dry eye with a combination of two approved
ophthalmology eye drops, offering quicker onset of action, tolerability and strong efficacy.
Eye disease specialist Ocugen remains on course to have two drugs in late-stage testing before the end of the year as its dry eye disease candidate OCU310 clears a phase 2 trial.
While Allergan PLC and Shire PLC are jockeying for supremacy in the dry eye disease space, with the former's Restasis (cyclosporine ophthalmic emulsion) losing market share to the latter's Xiidra (lifitegrast), a host of other companies have candidates in clinical development for dry eye addressing a wide variety of targets in the hopes of bettering the existing therapies or benefiting an underserved niche.
Shankar Musunuri has spent time in both the pharmaceutical world and the biotech arena – after 15 years at Pfizer (NYSE:PFE), he went on to launch several biotech start-ups. As co-founder, chairman & chief executive of Ocugen, he is looking to bring eye disease products to the patients that big pharma’s drugs have left out.
Ocugen CEO Dr. Shankar Musunuri Named a 2017 ‘Most Admired CEO’ by the Philadelphia Business Journal
Ocugen, Inc., a rapidly growing ophthalmology company developing a rich clinical pipeline of innovative therapies and novel biologics that address rare and underserved ocular diseases, today announced its Co-Founder, Chairman and Chief Executive Officer Shankar Musunuri, Ph.D., MBA, was named one of the “Most Admired CEO’s in 2017” by the Philadelphia Business Journal.