Scynex­is pulls vagi­nal in­fec­tion tablet from shelves, paus­es on­go­ing tri­als on the heels of con­t­a­m­i­na­tion risk con­cerns

Scynex­is pulled its vagi­nal in­fec­tion drug Brex­afemme (ibrex­a­fungerp) from the mar­ket and plac­ing a tem­po­rary hold on on­go­ing clin­i­cal tri­als due to con­t­a­m­i­na­tion risk is­sues spot­ted by its prod­uct li­cen­sor GSK. Ibrex­a­fungerp will on­ly be made avail­able again once there is a mit­i­ga­tion strat­e­gy and re­sup­ply plan in place.

Scynex­is’ shares $SCYX were down 45% af­ter Mon­day’s stock mar­ket open­ing. GSK li­censed ibrex­a­fungerp from Scynex­is in March with an up­front pay­ment of $90 mil­lion.

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