Open Orphan PLC’s (LON:ORPH) hVIVO virology and vaccine operation has begun the world’s first human coronavirus challenge study. hVIVO owns Europe’s only quarantine clinic with an onsite virology lab where the challenge model will be developed and used.
Faron Pharmaceuticals Oy (LON:FARN, First North:FARON) said the US regulator has accepted the protocol design for a trial of Traumakine, a treatment for acute respiratory distress syndrome (ARDS).
Bahamas Petroleum Company PLC (LON:BPC) has agreed to extend the deadlines attached for its £10.25mln loan note offering, as the explorer continues to advance towards the start of drilling for the Perseverance-1 well.
Diversified Gas & Oil PLC (LON:DGOC) chief executive Rusty Hutson has described 2019 as a significant year with multiple key milestones reached and exiting with production of around 94,800 barrels oil equivalent per day.
Bushveld Minerals Ltd (LON:BMN) has signed a joint venture agreement with redT energy PLC (LON:RED) to form a vanadium financing partnership to supply vanadium electrolyte for third party-owned vanadium redox flow batteries in projects developed by redT.
In response to a question from an analyst, Avation PLC (LON:AVAP) clarified that leases to Loganair for two ATR 72-600 aircraft previously leased to Flybe had started on 5 March. The new leases, the company said, provide it with continued rentals, lease security deposits and maintenance reserve payments through to the expiry of the lease terms in August 2021 and September 2021 respectively.