Vir Biotechnology vs. Sorrento Therapeutics: The Wisdom of Crowds Says...

By (Adria Cimino)5 days ago


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Vir Biotechnology

CAPS rating: 1 out of 5 stars

What investors might be noticing: Vir Biotechnology (NASDAQ:VIR) and its big pharma partner, GlaxoSmithKline, recently requested an emergency use authorization (EUA) from the Food and Drug Administration for their investigational monoclonal antibody treatment for mild-to-moderate COVID-19. An independent committee monitoring the trial stopped enrollment in it early, citing the treatment's “profound efficacy.“

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