Corporate Banner
Satellite Banner
ADME Tox
Scientific Community
 
Become a Member | Sign in
Home>News>This Article
  News
Return

Sarepta Therapeutics Awarded $3.9 Million Contract by U.S. Government

Published: Tuesday, September 04, 2012
Last Updated: Tuesday, September 04, 2012
Bookmark and Share
Funding has been given to evaluate feasibility of an alternate route of administration of Sarepta’s lead therapeutic candidate for treatment of Marburg Virus.

Therapeutics, Inc. announced that it has been awarded a new contract for approximately $3.9 million to evaluate the feasibility of an intramuscular route of administration using AVI-7288, the Company's candidate for treatment of Marburg virus. The contract is with the U.S. Department of Defense's Joint Project Manager Transformational Medical Technologies (JPM-TMT) program.

"The ability to administer drugs via an intramuscular route represents a major reduction in the logistical burden on the Warfighter, and also provides a highly practical way to treat many people quickly during an emergency," said Chris Garabedian, President and CEO. "Our ultimate goal is to provide an effective medical countermeasure for Marburg virus where none currently exists."

The new contract will allow Sarepta to evaluate the tolerability, pharmacokinetics, and efficacy of intramuscular AVI-7288. Under a separate, pre-existing contract with JPM-TMT, Sarepta is developing AVI-7288 as an intravenous formulation.

Sarepta also announced today that the U.S. Department of Defense (DoD) is extending the period of the temporary stop-work order on the Ebola portion of the Company's pre-existing contract with JPM-TMT for advanced development of therapeutics for both Marburg virus and Ebola virus. By September 30, 2012, the DoD will either: (1) terminate the Ebola portion of the contract; (2) cancel the stop-work order; or (3) again extend the stop-work order period. On August 2, 2012, Sarepta received a temporary stop-work order with respect to its Ebola program due to recently imposed funding constraints at the DoD.


Further Information

Join For Free

Access to this exclusive content is for Technology Networks Premium members only.

Join Technology Networks Premium for free access to:

  • Exclusive articles
  • Presentations from international conferences
  • Over 3,200+ scientific posters on ePosters
  • More than 4,700+ scientific videos on LabTube
  • 35 community eNewsletters


Sign In



Forgotten your details? Click Here
If you are not a member you can join here

*Please note: By logging into TechnologyNetworks.com you agree to accept the use of cookies. To find out more about the cookies we use and how to delete them, see our privacy policy.


Scientific News
How Cancer Spreads in the Body
Cancer cells appear to depend on an unusual survival mechanism to spread around the body, according to an early study led by Queen Mary University of London.
Rates of Nonmedical Prescription Opioid Use Disorder Double in 10 Years
Researchers at NIH have found that the nonmedical use of prescription opioids has more than doubled among adults in the United States from 2001-2002 to 2012-2013.
Self-Assembling Protein Shell for Drug Delivery
Made-to-order nano-cages open possibilities of shipping cargo into living cells or fashioning small chemical reactors.
Guided Chemotherapy Missiles
Latching chemotherapy drugs onto proteins that seek out tumors could provide a new way of treating tumors in the brain or with limited blood supply that are hard to reach with traditional chemotherapy.
What Makes a Good Scientist?
It’s the journey, not just the destination that counts as a scientist when conducting research.
‘Human-on-a-Chip’ Could Replace Animal Testing
Researchers are developing a “human-on-a-chip,” a miniature external replication of the human body, integrating biology and engineering with a combination of microfluidics and multi-electrode arrays.
A New Approach to Chemical Synthesis
Communesins, originally found in fungus, could hold potential as cancer drugs.
‘Missing Tooth’ Hydrogels Handle Hard-to-Deliver Drugs
Rice University’s custom hydrogel traps water-avoiding molecules for slow delivery.
Copper is Key in Burning Fat
Berkeley Lab scientist says results could provide new target for obesity research.
Better Animal Model to Improve HIV Vaccine Development
Penn study identifies a new tool to produce better HIV vaccine designs.
Skyscraper Banner

SELECTBIO Market Reports
Go to LabTube
Go to eposters
 
Access to the latest scientific news
Exclusive articles
Upload and share your posters on ePosters
Latest presentations and webinars
View a library of 1,800+ scientific and medical posters
3,200+ scientific and medical posters
A library of 2,500+ scientific videos on LabTube
4,700+ scientific videos
Close
Premium CrownJOIN TECHNOLOGY NETWORKS PREMIUM FOR FREE!