The Age recently interviewed Starpharma CEO Dr Jackie Fairley to discuss how the COVID19 pandemic could be the catalyst for the pharmaceutical industry to improve the way they convert important research into commercial products. The article highlighted Starpharma’s recent activities in response to the pandemic, including the development of a product using its existing anti-viral dendrimer SPL7013.
Starpharma today announced its SN-38 nanoparticle, DEP® irinotecan in combination with an immuno-oncology (IO) agent (anti PD-1 antibody) showed superior anti-tumour activity and significant survival benefit in two colorectal cancer (CRC) models when compared to the anti PD-1 antibody alone. These results included improvement in both survival and efficacy in the particularly aggressive CT-26 CRC model.
Alan Kohler recently interviewed Starpharma CEO Dr Jackie Fairley on the ABC’s 7.30 report to discuss the importance of developing other methods of protection against COVID-19 while we wait for a vaccine. Jackie also discusses how Starpharma’s patented dendrimer SPL7013 is being developed for use in an antiviral nasal spray to prevent COVID-19 infection.
Starpharma today announced that five posters featuring products based on Starpharma’s DEP® platform have been presented at the AACR (American Association for Cancer Research) Annual Meeting. The AACR Annual Meeting brings together leading cancer research and medicine from institutions all over the world and is an important forum for both raising product awareness and commercial interactions.
US biotech publication BioWorld noted that a number of Australian biotech companies have been testing agents in the fight against COVID-19, in particular highlighting Starpharma’s SPL7013 which showed significant positive antiviral activity against the SARS-CoV-2 virus.
The Australian Financial Review interviewed Starpharma CEO Dr Jackie Fairley for an article highlighting the company’s finding that its antiviral dendrimer SPL7013 showed significant activity against coronavirus. The article noted SPL7013 is already used in existing and approved products within Starpharma’s VivaGel® portfolio.
NASDAQ covered the news that Starpharma’s VivaGel® active, astodrimer sodium (SPL7013), showed significant antiviral activity against the coronavirus that causes COVID-19. The piece noted the testing was conducted by an external laboratory, 360Biolabs.
Leading biotech industry portal BioSpace covered Starpharma’s finding that its proprietary dendrimer SPL7013 showed significant activity against SARS-CoV-2, the coronavirus that causes COVID-19. It noted Starpharma will evaluate product concepts and formulation options for SPL7013 which may have potential applications in the prevention and management of COVID-19.