Tag: vaccines

Clinical Trials, Industry, Research and Development, Vaccines

Study demonstrates safety and efficacy of co-administering COVID-19 and flu vaccines

June 16, 2021

Via: Pharma Times

The study, co-authored by Seqirus, was conducted as part of a Phase III clinical trial of Novavax’s COVID-19 vaccine NVX-CoV2373 in the UK. The co-administration sub-study enrolled a total of 431 volunteers, all of whom had received a flu vaccine […]

Industry, News, Vaccines

Pfizer’s COVID-19 Vaccine Protects Against SARS-CoV-2 Variants

June 14, 2021

Via: Genetic Engineering and Biotechnology News

The good news about vaccines and variants continues to roll in. Last week, a study reported that Johnson & Johnson’s COVID-19 vaccine protected against all of the SARS-CoV-2 variants of concern. Now, Pfizer’s COVID-19 vaccine has been shown to protect […]

FDA, News, Regulations

J&J must ditch 60m COVID jabs made at US plant, but 10m are okay, says FDA

June 14, 2021

Via: Pharmaphorum

The problems at the plant run by contract manufacturer Emergent BioSolutions first emerged a few weeks ago, after an FDA inspection uncovered a string of violations including that the building was “not maintained in a clean and sanitary condition.” While […]

Industry, Vaccines

NCCN experts provide new guidance on COVID-19 vaccines for cancer patients

June 11, 2021

Via: Medical News

The National Comprehensive Cancer Network (NCCN) today announced the publication of new guidance on COVID-19 vaccines for people with cancer, intended to clear up confusion for patients and caregivers. The new four-page patient guide is based on the latest expert […]

FDA, Industry, News, Vaccines

Ocugen gets a black eye as FDA denies emergency OK for COVID jab

June 11, 2021

Via: Pharmaphorum

That will hold back the biotech’s Covaxin shot by several months, and the delay put pressure on Ocugen’s share price, which fell more than 25% after the announcement. The Philadelphia-based company said it had taken the decision to go down […]

Industry, News, Vaccines

Study links AstraZeneca COVID-19 shot to bleeding disorder ITP

June 10, 2021

Via: Pharmaphorum

The scientists examined real-world public health data from all individuals in Scotland who received either the AZ or Pfizer/BioNTech vaccines up until 14 April and found a possible association between the AZ shot and an autoimmune disorder called idiopathic thrombocytopenic […]

Mergers and Acquisitions, News

Merck signs $1.2bn supply deal with US government for Molnupiravir

June 9, 2021


The treatment, being developed by Merck in collaboration with Ridgeback Biotherapeutics, is currently being evaluated in a phase 3 clinical trial. The trial, know as the MOVe-OUT study, is evaluating molnupiravir in the treatment of non-hospitalised patients with laboratory-confirmed COVID-19 […]

Manufacturing, Research and Development

After COVID-19 spotlighted supply chain weaknesses, Biden unveils plan to resurrect U.S. drug manufacturing

June 8, 2021

Via: FiercePharma

After investigating America’s supply chains, including those for drugs and pharmaceutical ingredients, the Biden administration has revelations to share—and it’s proposing a sweeping strategy to boost domestic drug production. Under the plan, the White House is establishing a public-private partnership […]

Industry, Vaccines

White House Lists Countries Getting First Batch of Extra COVID Vaccines

June 4, 2021


An initial 25 million doses of coronavirus vaccines will be sent out this month to a “wide range of countries” in Latin America, the Caribbean, Southeast Asia and Africa, along with the Palestinian territories, war-ravaged Gaza and the West Bank, […]

Manufacturing, News, Research and Development

Moderna ramps up EU COVID jab capacity via Lonza deal

June 2, 2021

Via: Pharmaphorum

The increased capacity depends on Moderna getting approval for a half dose of an updated version of the mRNA-1273 vaccine – targeting new variants of SARS-CoV-2 – that could be used as a booster shot and for immunising children. The […]


5 Facts About to Change the Post-pandemic World

May 28, 2021

Via: Natalie Dunn

With COVID-19 vaccines becoming more widely available around the world, and countries everywhere easing restrictions, a return to normal is now on everyone’s mind. While many activities are still recovering and regulations remain an important part of our daily lives, […]

Industry, News, Vaccines

Moderna will file COVID-19 jab for teens after trial shows 100% protection

May 25, 2021

Via: Pharmaphorum

The results of the phase 2/3 TeenCOVE study in more than 3,700 adolescents aged 12 to 17 revealed no cases of COVID-19 after two doses of the mRNA-1273 shot, giving it a top-line efficacy of 100% in this age group. […]