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Category: Vaccines


Industry, Vaccines

mRNA booster vaccines may be a good investment in developing countries

May 13, 2022

Via: World Pharma News

Vaccines based on inactivated SARS-CoV-2 virus are commonly used in developing countries due to their low cost. New research from Karolinska Institutet in Sweden shows that a booster shot of mRNA vaccine to individuals who have received two doses of […]


Industry, Vaccines

Early Promise for COVID Vaccine Taken as Pill

May 6, 2022

Via: Drugs.com

An experimental COVID-19 vaccine in pill form could be a win-win, as it not only protects against infection but also limits the airborne spread of the virus, tests in lab animals show. The current vaccines reduce the risk of serious […]


Industry, Vaccines

FDA Limits Use of Janssen COVID-19 Vaccine

May 6, 2022

Via: Biopharm International

FDA announced on May 5, 2022 that it has limited the emergency use authorization (EUA) of the Janssen COVID-19 vaccine to individuals 18 years of age and older for whom other authorized or approved COVID-19 vaccines are not accessible or […]


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Related Biological Products Advisory Committee Review of Novavax’ COVID-19 Vaccine

April 29, 2022

Via: Drugs.com

Novavax, Inc., a biotechnology company dedicated to developing and commercializing next-generation vaccines for serious infectious diseases, today announced that the U.S. Food and Drug Administration’s (FDA) Vaccines and Related Biological Products Advisory Committee (VRBPAC) will review NVX-CoV2373 COVID-19 Vaccine (recombinant, […]


Industry, Vaccines

Moderna seeks FDA clearance for COVID-19 vaccine in young children

April 28, 2022

Via: Biopharma Dive

For parents of young children, the two-year pandemic has been especially tough. More than a year after vaccinations became routine for adults, they still have no options for their kids. Meanwhile, the FDA has been trying to speed the process […]


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Antibiotics in Infancy May Weaken Response to Childhood Vaccines

April 27, 2022

Via: Drugs.com

Babies and toddlers who’ve been given antibiotics might have a less vigorous immune response to routine childhood vaccinations, new research warns. The study is the first to suggest that antibiotics might dampen youngsters’ ability to generate infection-fighting antibodies in response […]


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Lawmakers ask FDA to lay out plans for reviewing COVID vaccines for young children

April 26, 2022

Via: FiercePharma

Even though most people in the U.S. have been eligible for COVID-19 vaccines and boosters for quite some time, children under 5 still don’t have vaccine options. Now, lawmakers are asking the FDA to lay out its plans in this […]


Industry, Vaccines

Pfizer and BioNTech Submit Application for U.S. Emergency Use Authorization for a COVID-19 Vaccine Booster Dose in Children 5 Through 11 Years of Age

April 26, 2022

Via: Drugs.com

Pfizer Inc. (NYSE: PFE) and BioNTech SE (Nasdaq: BNTX) today submitted an application to the U.S. Food and Drug Administration (FDA) for Emergency Use Authorization (EUA) of a 10-µg booster dose of the Pfizer-BioNTech COVID-19 Vaccine for children 5 through […]


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COVID Infection as Protective as Vaccines, Study Finds

April 21, 2022

Via: Drugs.com

A prior COVID-19 infection may provide unvaccinated adults with as much immunity against reinfection as the Pfizer-BioNTech or Moderna mRNA vaccines, new research suggests. However, the study was conducted before the surge of the highly transmissible Omicron variant. “We found […]


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Poor countries reject COVID vaccines from AstraZeneca because of shorter shelf life: report

April 15, 2022

Via: FiercePharma

As supplies of COVID-19 vaccines have become more plentiful in poor nations, many are tuning down certain shipments. A document from the World Health Organization’s global vaccine supply effort COVAX shows that low-income countries have declined millions of doses of […]


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Regeneron’s bid for COVID-19 drug’s full approval hits snag as FDA extends review

April 14, 2022

Via: FiercePharma

Just as Regeneron’s COVID-19 antibody combination, REGEN-COV, is sidelined in the U.S. thanks to omicron, the drug has hit a hiccup on its quest for a full FDA nod. The FDA has extended the review of REGEN-COV by three months […]


Industry, Vaccines

BioNTech sets sights on oral mRNA vaccines with deal to access Matinas delivery technology

April 12, 2022

Via: FiercePharma

BioNTech has struck a deal to explore oral delivery of mRNA vaccines. Working with Matinas BioPharma, the German mRNA specialist will study the potential for a lipid nanocrystal (LNC) platform to enable new vaccine formulations. The pandemic catapulted BioNTech into […]