Singapore clinical trials for Arcturus and Duke-NUS’ vaccine candidate

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Singapore’s Health Sciences Authority has approved clinical trials for a coronavirus vaccine candidate being developed by Arcturus Therapeutics and Duke-NUS Medical school.

Arcturus, a San Diego, California-based biopharmaceutical company, in partnership with Singapore’s Duke-NUS said they will begin human dosing tests as soon as possible.

In a joint statement, the company and medical school said the volunteer study would include up to 108 adults and would examine several dose levels.

Ahead of Arcturus and Duke-NUS’ announcement, there were more than 140 candidate vaccines in pre-clinical evaluation and 24 in clinical evaluation, according to the World Health Organization.

In its preclinical

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Expedia, Aurora Cannabis, Take-Two and more

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Strauss Zelnick, CEO, Take-Two

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Check out the companies making headlines after the bell.

Expedia — The travel booking platform’s stock whipsawed and climbed 4{3c4481f38fc19dde56b7b1f4329b509c88239ba5565146922180ec5012de023f} in extended trading after the company gave its first-quarter financial results. Expedia reported a loss of $1.83 per share on revenue of $2.21 billion, while analysts expected a loss of $1.23 per share with revenue of $2.20 billion, according to Refinitiv. 

Aurora Cannabis — The medical cannabis company’s shares soared 31{3c4481f38fc19dde56b7b1f4329b509c88239ba5565146922180ec5012de023f} in extended trading after the company said it was buying U.S.-based CBD company Reliva. The move allows the Canadian company to

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The latest update on the global market

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Following on from the World FinTech Report 2020, FinTechs are approaching their next maturity milestone – profitability – as they demonstrated resilience during the COVID-19 pandemic with verticals recording double-digit growth despite sector-wide operational and financial challenges.

In response to FinTechs’ growing popularity among consumers and close proximity to profits, traditional banks are creating digital-only entities to appeal to specific customer segments, according to the World FinTech Report 2021 from Capgemini and Efma.

More than half (51{3c4481f38fc19dde56b7b1f4329b509c88239ba5565146922180ec5012de023f}) of FinTechs expect their capital reserves to be affected as costs related to staffing, onboarding, and data storage surged during pandemic lockdowns.

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Vet Offices Seeing An Influx Of Pet Sufferers Throughout Pandemic

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TUCSON — The pandemic was a boom for animal shelters and rescues. Thousands of Americans adopted new pets to maintain them company through the COVID-19 lockdown. But now, as COVID restrictions raise and folks return to work, those pandemic pets are being returned and even deserted. Spending prolonged intervals of time indoors can be tedious and overwhelming for everybody Pets, together with pets. Taking time to provide you with some artistic enrichment activities for dogs and cats may help maintain issues interesting. The ASPCA additionally reviews 25 {3c4481f38fc19dde56b7b1f4329b509c88239ba5565146922180ec5012de023f} of canines and 24 p.c of cats that enter animal shelters … Read More