Michael Handley, Statera Biopharma CEO

Stat­era Bio­phar­ma gets the OK to re­sume the study of a po­ten­tial stock­pile drug for lethal ra­di­a­tion ex­po­sure

Last sum­mer, when Cy­to­com merged with Cleve­land Bi­o­Labs to grab a spot on Nas­daq, it al­so in­her­it­ed an in­trigu­ing rare dis­ease pro­gram that was un­der clin­i­cal hold. With a new name and brand, the com­pa­ny says it’s ready to bring that pro­gram back to the fore­front.

The FDA has lift­ed its clin­i­cal hold on en­tolimod, a toll-like re­cep­tor 5 (TLR5) ag­o­nist be­ing de­vel­oped for pa­tients ex­posed to lethal amounts of ra­di­a­tion, the com­pa­ny — now called Stat­era Bio­phar­ma — an­nounced on Wednes­day.

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