SAN FRANCISCO—Vir Biotechnology, Inc. and Alnylam Pharmaceuticals, Inc. (NASDAQ: ALNY) today announced the initiation of a Phase 1/2 study of VIR-2218, a novel, investigational RNA interference (RNAi) therapeutic for the treatment of chronic hepatitis B virus (HBV) infection. The commencement of first-in-human dosing marks the first clinical use of Alnylam’s Enhanced Stabilization Chemistry-Plus (ESC+) GalNAc conjugate delivery platform and the start of Vir’s first global development program.
SAN FRANCISCO—Vir Biotechnology, Inc. today announced the appointment of Antonio Lanzavecchia, M.D., as Senior Vice President and Senior Research Fellow, effective immediately. Reporting to Chief Executive Officer George Scangos, Ph.D., Dr. Lanzavecchia will provide scientific leadership for Vir’s technical programs that are designed to transform the care of people with serious infectious diseases.
SAN FRANCISCO—Vir Biotechnology, Inc. today announced the appointment of Herbert W. "Skip" Virgin, M.D., Ph.D., as Executive Vice President of Research and Chief Scientific Officer, effective January 1, 2018. Reporting to CEO George Scangos and joining Vir’s management team, Dr. Virgin will lead the company’s significant and growing R&D programs to transform the care of people with serious infectious diseases.
SAN FRANCISCO—Vir Biotechnology, Inc. today announced agreements with Humabs BioMed SA, Alnylam Pharmaceuticals, Inc. (NASDAQ: ALYN), and Visterra, Inc., as well as four leading academic research institutions. Together with the company’s internal research and development capabilities, these achievements provide the foundation on which Vir will pursue its mission of transforming the care of people with serious infectious diseases.
SAN FRANCISCO—Vir Biotechnology, Inc. today announced it is launching to develop cures, treatments, and preventions for challenging infectious diseases, with former Biogen CEO George Scangos heading a team of scientific and industry leaders. The company will be headquartered in the San Francisco, California, area and …