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Recent news items on research and development, and progress in the treatment of respiratory diseases, such as asthma, COPD and tuberculosis as well as news about other topics including COVID-19. Inhalation June 2020 25 potent stimulation of mucosal and cellular immune responses in addi- tion to a strong serum antibody response. It is hoped that when combined with the intranasal route of administration, this may allow for efficient and inexpensive distri- bution of the vaccine. Neurimmune and Ethris to collaborate on inhaled COVID-19 therapy Z U R I C H , S W I T Z E R L A N D AND MUNICH, GERMANY— Ne u r i m m u n e AG a n d Et h r i s has experience in development of intranasal vaccines candidates for respiratory pathogens, including NasoVAX, a seasonal and pan- demic influenza vaccine candi- date, and NasoShield, a vaccine candidate for anthrax. By utiliz- ing the Altimmune's proprietary intranasal vaccine technology, it is expected that AdCOVID has the potential to activate multiple arms of the immune system. e capa- bility was shown in a recent Phase II study with NasoVAX, which is based on the same technology platform. at study also showed Industry news continued from page 8 dose inhaler (pMDI) formula- tion of ensifentrine in a Phase II clinical trial in patients with mod- erate to severe chronic obstruc- tive pulmonary disease (COPD). Results from the single dose part of the study (Part A) demonstrated a statistically significant and clin- ically meaningful increase in lung function as measured by forced expiratory volume in one second (FEV₁) compared to placebo. e positive findings support initiation of a second, multiple dose, study (Part B), which will evaluate the pMDI formulation over seven days of twice-daily treatment. Although postponed due to COVID-19, an updated timeline for the Part B study will be announced at a later date. e company explained that, with these results and those observed in previous Phase II clin- ical trials, ensifentrine has demon- strated statistically significant and clinically meaningful improve- ments in lung function in COPD patients when delivered by neb- ulizer, dry powder inhalers (DPI) and pMDI. respIratory medIcIne news Altimmune and UAB to develop intranasal vaccine for COVID-19 G A I T H E R S B U RG , M A RY- LAND—Globe Newswire reported that Altimmune, Inc. has created AdCOVID, a single dose, intra- nasal vaccine candidate designed to protect against COVID-19, the disease caused by the SARS- CoV-2 virus. The company will collaborate with the University of Alabama at Birmingham (UAB) on preclinical animal studies and characterization of the vaccine immunogenicity. Their goal is enabling a Phase I clinical trial in third quarter of 2020. Founded in 1997 through a technology license from UAB, Altimmune ONE CUSTOMER, ONE CAPSULE Capsules are the very essence of Qualicaps ® As a company dedicated to capsules we have a unique perspective on how to contribute to health. Qualicaps ® delivers pharmaceutical-grade capsules together with a comprehensive service along the drug product life cycle through our global team of commercial, scientific and technical services. Quali-V ® -I capsules for inhaled drug delivery. Quali-V ® -I Extra Dry, when a minimum moisture content level is required Strict Microbiological Control Reduced Powder Adhesion Superior Puncturing Properties Lower moisture content (2.0 - 3.5%) Better Aerosolization Inner Surface Control Quali-V-I + Extra-Dry_Inhalation Magazine_116x190mm.indd 1 12/2/20 16:14

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