InflaRx IFRX, a clinical-stage biopharmaceutical company, was up almost 84% on Apr 4, as the FDA granted an emergency use authorization to Gohibic (vilobelimab) to treat hospitalized COVID-19 adults who received invasive mechanical ventilation within 48 hours of treatment initiation.
Per the company, Gohibic is the first authorized drug to control complement factor C5a, a protein that plays an essential yet harmful role in the body's immune response.
The authorization was granted based on results from a phase III PANAMO clinical study evaluating vilobelimab in invasively ventilated COVID-19 patients in intensive care units. The data showed that vilobelimab treatment improved survival with a relative reduction in 28-day all-cause mortality of 23.9% compared to placebo in the global data set.
InflaRx is continuing discussions with the FDA to submit a biologics license application for full approval of Gohibic in this COVID-19 indication. The company is also developing vilobelimab in other indications, including pyoderma gangrenosum, for which it is currently initiating a phase III study.
InflaRx’s shares have gained 113% in the past year against the industry's 15.9% decline.
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Vilobelimab was granted Fast Track designation by the FDA for treating critically ill, intubated and mechanically ventilated COVID-19 patients.
InflaRx N.V. Price and Consensus
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Zacks Rank & Stocks to Consider
Currently, InflaRx has a Zacks Rank #3 (Hold).
Some better-ranked stocks for investors interested in the same sector are CRISPR Therapeutics CRSP, Kala Pharmaceuticals KALA and Kodiak Sciences KOD, each carrying a Zacks Rank #2 (Buy) at present. You can see the complete list of today's Zacks #1 Rank (Strong Buy) stocks here.
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The company’s earnings beat estimates in two of the trailing four quarters and missed the mark in the other two, the average surprise being 3.19%. CRSP’s shares have plunged 33.4% in the past year.
Loss per share estimates for Kala have narrowed from $19.67 to $15.35 for 2023 and from $14.41 to $13.12 for 2024 in the past 60 days. The company’s shares have plunged 75.8% in the past year.
KALA’s earnings beat estimates in two of the last four quarters and missed the mark in the other two, the average surprise being 11.56%.
Loss per share estimates for Kodiak Sciences have narrowed from $5.66 to $5.30 for 2023 and from $5.18 to $4.71 for 2024 in the past 60 days.
The company’s earnings beat estimates in three of the last four quarters and missed the mark in one, the average surprise being 0.96%. KOD’s shares have plunged 33.9% in the past year.
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