Sanguine Bioscience, a California-based biotechnology company focused on patient recruitment, sample collection engagement and digital health, has partnered with multiple biotech and pharmaceutical companies, such as Vir Biotechnology and EpiVax, Inc, to facilitate the patient recruitment for over 23 research studies, studies aimed at gaining a better understanding of COVID-19.
We at Sanguine Bioscience have partnered with multiple biotech and pharmaceutical companies, such as Vir Biotechnology and EpiVax, Inc, to facilitate over 23 research studies aimed at gaining a better understanding of COVID-19. Although the overarching goal of this research is to develop treatments and vaccines, valuable information can be obtained about the virus, its patterns of infection, and the effectiveness of community response to the epidemic.
Biotech: Blood samples are raw materials for virus research and development. by Amy Stulick, Staff Reporter As pharmaceutical labs race to develop a vaccine for COVID-19, biomaterial for researchers has become increasingly valuable. That works to the advantage of Sanguine Biosciences in Sherman Oaks, which provides blood, tissue, plasma, and other biologic material for R&D.
After recovering from Covid-19 in April, Tom Hanks was so chuffed by the prospect of his plasma being used for medical science that he suggested calling the results a “Hank-cine.” He is not alone. Other former patients are equally enthusiastic about donating blood to the research effort.
Research on the human microbiome has burgeoned in recent years. Microbiome imbalances have been linked to chronic conditions, such as diabetes, cardiovascular disease, and depression. But scientists have also uncovered evidence of the microbiome’s crucial role in infectious diseases, including COVID-19, pointing to it as a promising target for treating them.
Study-patient recruitment and retention continue to be significant challenges in medical research, and even more so, during the COVID-19 pandemic. The at-home isolation and social distancing orders for millions of Americans is a vital element to slow the COVID-19 pandemic, but the global pandemic has the potential to disrupt and delay vital research.
In 2000, Malcolm Gladwell’s The Tipping Point became a runaway bestseller by describing the factors that fuel an epidemic, and how the world suddenly becomes a different place as it reaches the inflection point. He discusses epidemics as spreading quickly like a virus, causing people to start behaving differently, triggering contagiousness, whether it applies to fashion trends, the uptake of cell phones, or the spread of disease.
Over the past twenty years, the world has faced several infectious disease outbreaks including; Ebola, Influenza A (H1N1), SARS, MERS, Zika virus and now COVID-19. With over 200k deaths worldwide, COVID-19 has brought an enormous strain on our health resources, but also has had a massive impact on human health and the economy.
The global search for a treatment targeting the novel coronavirus has led to an unlikely potential savior: a cocoa-colored llama named Winter, whose blood could hold a weapon to blunt the virus. She lives at a research farm in Belgium with about 130 other llamas and alpacas.
COVID-19 has put the biopharma industry into a tailspin – big pharma, biotech and small startups are all emerging in the development of a treatment and vaccine for this pandemic. Will COVID-19 change the current R&D landscape and create a new norm for the biopharma industry?