COVID-19

Pfizer testing its vaccine against new COVID-19 strain

12/03/2021

Excerpt from the Press Release: Pfizer said Friday that it can produce a COVID-19 vaccine for the new virus strain identified in South Africa in “approximately 100 days,” subject to government regulatory approval. The pharmaceutical firm said in a statement to CBS MoneyWatch that its researchers are now conducting tests to see if the company’s existing vaccine is effective…

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A CDMO balancing act: Offering greater speed to market while adhering to regulatory requirements

12/02/2021

Mark W. Womack, CEO of Stelis Biopharma, shares his views on the speed and compliance balancing act to achieve quality during a contract manufacturing operation. Excerpt from the Press Release: The onset of the Covid-19 pandemic brought with it the exigent need for extraordinarily rapid development of treatments and vaccines to defend against a novel…

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CN BIO and iiCON collaborate to validate novel Covid-19 research tools

12/02/2021

The Infection Innovation Consortium (iiCON) and organ-on-a-chip company (OOC) CN BIO have launched a research collaboration to validate the next generation of Covid-19 research tools. Excerpt from the Press Release: Led by the Liverpool School of Tropical Medicine (LSTM) iiCON is a £174 million programme that brings together industry, academia, and clinicals to accelerate the…

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Plant-derived antiviral is effective in blocking highly infectious SARS-CoV-2 Delta variant, say scientists

12/01/2021

Date:November 19, 2021 Source:University of Nottingham Summary:A plant-based antiviral has been found to be just as effective at treating all variants of the virus SARS-CoV-2, even the highly infectious Delta variant. Excerpt from the Press Release: A plant-based antiviral, recently discovered by scientists at the University of Nottingham, has been found to be just as…

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Canada gives full approval to J&J’s single-shot COVID-19 vaccine

11/30/2021

Excerpt from the Press Release: Nov 24 (Reuters) – Johnson & Johnson (JNJ.N) said on Wednesday Canada gave full approval to its single-shot COVID-19 vaccine for people aged 18 years and older, making it the first full approval for the vaccine globally. The vaccine was previously authorised by the country under an interim order. (https://refini.tv/30Zd5TR) Canada, which…

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A different type of COVID-19 vaccine is about to roll out around the world

11/30/2021

Excerpt from the Press Release: Whatever happened to Novavax and Sanofi’s COVID-19 vaccines? Many people thought at the beginning of the pandemic that these were the two most likely vaccines to succeed. AUDIE CORNISH, HOST: A new kind of COVID-19 vaccine is about to roll out around the world. It’s called a protein subunit vaccine.…

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UK data shows good safety of COVID-19 vaccines in pregnancy

11/30/2021

Excerpt from the Press Release: COVID-19 vaccination is safe for pregnant women and not associated with higher rates of complications, data released by the UK Health Security Agency showed on Thursday, as officials urged pregnant women to take up the offer of shots. The real-world data from the rollout of COVID-19 vaccines in Britain support other studies around the…

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BioNTech says it will know in 2 weeks whether the COVID-19 vaccine it developed with Pfizer works against the new variant rapidly spreading in southern Africa

11/29/2021

BioNTech is testing its COVID vaccine against a rapidly spreading variant, the Financial Times said. The B.1.1.529 variant has been detected in South Africa, Botswana, Hong Kong, and Israel. Excerpt from the Press Release: BioNTech said it’s testing the COVID-19 vaccine it developed with Pfizer against the new variant that appears to have emerged in southern Africa, and that it would know in two weeks…

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Merck and Ridgeback Biotherapeutics Provide Update on Results from MOVe-OUT Study of Molnupiravir, an Investigational Oral Antiviral Medicine, in At Risk Adults With Mild-to-Moderate COVID-19

11/29/2021

Excerpt from the Press Release: KENILWORTH, N.J. & MIAMI–(BUSINESS WIRE)– Merck (NYSE: MRK), known as MSD outside the United States and Canada, and Ridgeback Biotherapeutics today provided an update on the MOVe-OUT study of molnupiravir (MK-4482, EIDD-2801), an investigational oral antiviral medicine for COVID-19. Data are now available from all enrolled participants (n=1433). In this…

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