Monkeypox Is A Different Drug Development Ballgame From COVID-19
Company Shifts Focus To Randomized Trials For EUA
SIGA chief scientific officer Dennis Hruby spoke with Scrip about how the company is developing its drug, Tpoxx, to address the monkeypox outbreak.
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SIGA provides an update on its monkeypox program, while Massive Bio announces progress on its AI platform for connecting cancer patients to trials, with additional updates from BridgeBio, the Oncology Institute, and CROs Caidya, Charles River Labs, Syneos Health and PPD parent Thermo Fisher Scientific.
Since its emergence in the spring, the monkeypox outbreak has spawned a small but growing pipeline of drugs and vaccines, many of them repurposed smallpox products.
Siga CSO Dennis Hruby talked with the Pink Sheet about the company’s plans for development of Tpoxx for monkeypox in the US. If the necessary emergency declaration is made that would let FDA issue EUAs, the company would likely try to apply with its current clinical trial-less data set.