Cidara Aims For Treatment, Prophylaxis Claims For Novel Antifungal
Biotech says rezafungin should best existing echinocandin agents in treatment of Candida pathogen infections, while also offering needed prophylaxis improvements for leukemia and lymphoma patients.
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Cidara partners its antiviral conjugate platform for seasonal and pandemic influenza with Janssen, which also gets option rights to an AVC candidate for respiratory syncytial virus.