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FDA, Industry, Regulations, Vaccines

FDA Tells Vaccine Makers to Target New COVID Variant for Fall

June 14, 2024

Via: Drugs.com

COVID vaccine makers will be advised to update their shots to target the KP.2 variant, an offshoot of the JN.1 variant that spread widely last winter, the U.S. Food and Drug Administration announced Thursday. It’s a turnaround for the agency: […]


FDA, Industry, Regulations, Vaccines

FDA Gives Nod to RSV Vaccine for People in Their 50s

June 10, 2024

Via: Drugs.com

The U.S. Food and Drug Administration on Friday has for the first time approved the use of a respiratory syncytial virus (RSV) vaccine for people in their 50s who are at increased risk for the illness. Drugmaker GSK’s Arexvy vaccine, […]


FDA, Industry, Regulations, Vaccines

FDA advisers back updating COVID shots to target JN.1 virus family

June 6, 2024

Via: Biopharma Dive

A group of advisers to the Food and Drug Administration on Wednesday unanimously recommended that COVID-19 vaccines be updated to cover coronavirus strains with a family known as JN.1 ahead of the fall. The committee, which had originally been scheduled […]


Industry, Vaccines

U.S. Will Make Millions of Bird Flu Vaccines This Summer

June 3, 2024

Via: Drugs.com

As the H5N1 avian flu continues to spread among dairy cows in the United States, nearly 5 million doses of flu vaccine are now being prepared for possible use in humans. Since the outbreak in livestock began this spring, bird […]


FDA, Industry, Regulations, Vaccines

Moderna wins FDA approval for RSV vaccine

May 31, 2024

Via: Biopharma Dive

The Food and Drug Administration on Friday approved a third vaccine for respiratory syncytial virus, clearing a shot from biotechnology company Moderna one year after granting a green light to vaccines from GSK and Pfizer. The vaccine, dubbed mResvia, is […]


Industry, Vaccines

Vaccines Will Be Best Defense Against Bird Flu, Experts Say

May 29, 2024

Via: Drugs.com

Humanity’s best protection against bird flu will be the development of effective vaccines, a new study says. The H5N1 avian flu has been raging through cattle and poultry in the United States, increasing fears that the virus will make the […]


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New ‘plug and play’ system to offer novel way of delivering vaccines and treatments

May 22, 2024

Via: Pharma Times

A new technology developed by researchers from King’s College London (KCL) could provide a new way of delivering drugs to advance next-generation treatments to prevent and treat a variety of diseases. Published in the nanotechnology journal Small, the ‘plug and […]


Industry, Vaccines

Repeat COVID Vaccination Could Shield Against Wide Range of Viruses

May 21, 2024

Via: Drugs.com

Powerful COVID vaccines could be setting people’s immune systems up to successfully fight off not just future COVID variants, but other types of coronaviruses as well, a new study shows. People repeatedly vaccinated for COVID — the initial shots, followed […]


Industry, Mergers and Acquisitions, Vaccines

Novavax gets a lifeline with Sanofi vaccine pact

May 10, 2024

Via: Biopharma Dive

Allying with Sanofi is a boost for Novavax, which has seen its share price crumble and come under activist investor pressure as it struggles to sell its COVID shot. The company pitched the vaccine as an alternative to the dominant […]


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Advances in Sterilization Technologies for Overcoming Viral-Vector Manufacturing Challenges

May 6, 2024

Via: Biopharm International

Sterility must be assured for all biologic drug products. Terminal sterilization achieved via treatment with heat, radiation, or certain chemicals (vaporous hydrogen peroxide, vaporous peracetic acid, or ethylene oxide) is preferred, but it is only applicable to drug substances that […]


Industry, Vaccines

Painless Skin Patch Could Deliver Vaccines to Kids

April 30, 2024

Via: Drugs.com

Kids who don’t like vaccination shots might soon have an alternative in a painless skin patch, researchers say. More than 90% of 190 Gambian infants were protected from measles and all were protected from rubella after receiving a single vaccine […]


Industry, Vaccines

Vaccines Have Saved 154 Million Lives, Mostly Babies, Over Past 50 Years

April 29, 2024

Via: Drugs.com

Global vaccination efforts have saved an estimated 154 million lives, including 101 million infants, a new study led by the World Health Organization (WHO) shows. Immunization has contributed more to the health and survival of newborns than any other medical […]


Industry, Mergers and Acquisitions, Vaccines

CureVac and MD Anderson Cancer Center partner to develop new cancer vaccines

April 19, 2024

Via: Pharma Times

CureVac and the University of Texas’s MD Anderson Cancer Center have announced a co-development and licensing agreement to develop novel messenger ribonucleic acid (mRNA)-based cancer vaccines. The strategic collaboration will focus on the development of differentiated cancer vaccine candidates in […]


Industry, Vaccines

The Path to a Better Tuberculosis Vaccine Runs Through Montana

April 18, 2024

Via: Kaiser Health News

A team of Montana researchers is playing a key role in the development of a more effective vaccine against tuberculosis, an infectious disease that has killed more people than any other. The BCG (Bacille Calmette-Guérin) vaccine, created in 1921, remains […]


Clinical Trials, Industry, Research and Development, Vaccines

Pfizer shares positive late-stage results for RSV vaccine Abrysvo in high-risk adults

April 10, 2024

Via: PMLiVE

RSV is a common contagious virus characterised by several mild, cold-like symptoms. Although most people recover within a week or two, the virus can cause severe illness in certain groups, including older adults, infants and those with certain underlying chronic […]


FDA, Regulations

FDA Approves First Drug to Treat Yeast Ear Infections in Dogs

March 19, 2024

Via: Drugs.com

The U.S. Food and Drug Administration has approved the first drug to treat yeast ear infections in dogs. DuOtic is also the first ear infection medication that does not contain an antibiotic, the FDA said in its approval announcement. The […]


FDA, Industry, Regulations, Vaccines

Vaccines Protect You & Your Kids From Measles: FDA

March 4, 2024

Via: Drugs.com

As new outbreaks of measles — a once nearly eliminated illness in the United States — continue to emerge, experts remind Americans that there’s an easy way to stop infection: Get vaccinated. “Measles spreads so easily that if one person […]


Editorial

A Look Inside the Global Biopharmaceutical Supply Chain

February 29, 2024

Via: Caitlin Simmons

Welcome to the land of biopharmaceuticals, where the wonders of medicine meet with the intricacies of distribution networks. The biopharma sector is blazing a trail in creating life-saving medications, vaccines, and treatments. These aren’t merely commodities, they serve as support […]


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UK biotech Curve swings £40.5m in Pfizer-backed round

February 27, 2024

Via: Pharmaphorum

The round was led by Pfizer’s investment arm Pfizer Ventures, with Columbus Venture Partners and British Patient Capital joining the round along with prior investors Advent Life Sciences and Epidarex Capita. The proceeds will be used to develop Curve’s Microcycle […]


FDA, Regulations

United sues FDA to try to block rival’s drug application

February 22, 2024

Via: Pharmaphorum

In an unusual move, United Therapeutics has filed a lawsuit against the FDA which claims the regulator is sidestepping established norms in allowing rival Liquidia to file for approval of a competitor to its Tyvaso product. The suit claims that […]