Friday, October 15, 2021

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BioBiz: Pfizer and BioN Tech says 94% effective; Biohaven Pharma slapped by FDA with Kardashian ads

Citing data from Israel, Pfizer and BioNTech said their COVID-19 vaccine was 94% effective in preventing asymptomatic infection, but their announcement lacked key details. These new data build upon and confirm previously released data from the Israel Ministry of Health...

BioBiz: Merck to aid in COVID-19 vax production; Novavax eyes FDA filing for COVID-19 vax

Pharma giant, Merck is supporting efforts to expand the manufacturing capacity and supply of COVID-19 medicines and vaccines. The Biomedical Advanced Research and Development Authority (BARDA), a division of the Office of the Assistant Secretary for Preparedness...

Johnson & Johnson COVID-19 vaccine wins FDA approval for emergency use

 The U.S. Food and Drug Administration issued an emergency use authorization (EUA) for the third vaccine for the prevention of coronavirus disease 2019 (COVID-19) caused by severe acute respiratory syndrome coronavirus 2 (SARS-CoV-2). The EUA allows the...

Studies: eNAMPT, an inflammation-regulatory protein is now tightly linked to COVID-19 deaths

Several recent publications have now highlighted the damaging role of proteins called extracellular nicotinamide phosphoribosyltransferase (eNAMPT) in COVID-19 infections. In a comprehensive report published in the high impact journal CELL, of over 5,000 proteins identified as perturbed in COVID-19...

UK Study: Single dose of AstraZeneca vaccine drastically cuts COVID-19 transmission

A new study out of the United Kingdom showed that a single dose of the COVID-19 vaccine developed by Oxford University and AstraZeneca provides a high level of protection for 12 weeks. The study results support the...

More than Two-Thirds of Americans Feel More Anxious When Experiencing Any Negative Health Symptom

For many Americans, living through 2020 has caused a dramatic shift in priorities, with their health, and the health of their loved ones especially, rising to the top as the most important concern. In fact, a nationally...

BioNTech says it plans 2 billion vaccine doses

BioNTech, which developed the first COVID-19 vaccination on the market with American partner Pfizer, says it expects to produce 2 billion doses in 2021 with ramped-up manufacturing. The company said in a presentation Monday...

ProHealth Urgent Care’s Staff Receives COVID-19 Vaccine

ProHealth Urgent Care, a medical facility serving patients in St. Croix, continues to take every initiative and precaution during the COVID pandemic to care for the community safely. ProHealth received their allocated Pfizer-BioNTech COVID-19 vaccines at 8:00...

FDA panel meets to decide approval for 2nd COVID-19 vaccine

 Today, the US Food and Drug Administration (FDA) advisory committee is holding a vote on whether to authorize Moderna's coronavirus vaccine in the United States. The approval, if provided today, would make the second coronavirus vaccine available in...

BioBiz: Seattle Cancer Care Alliance receives the recently authorized COVID-19 vaccine; FSD Pharma begins dosing in COVID-19 trials

The Seattle Cancer Care Alliance (SCCA), the only National Comprehensive Cancer Network (NCCN)- member cancer center in Washington state, was selected by the Washington State Department of Health to be one of the first 17 sites to receive the...
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BioBiz: Immusoft inks deal with Takeda Pharma; Affyimmune closes $30M Series A Funding

Rare disease therapy developer, Immusoft, has signed a licensing agreement with Takeda Pharmaceutical with a total potential...
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WHO recommends groundbreaking malaria vaccine for African children at risk

The World Health Organization on Wednesday endorsed the malaria vaccine Mosquirix, the first step in a process that should lead to wide...

COVID-19’s Vaccine and Drug Innovators Chosen as Recipients of the Galien Foundation 2021 Roy Vagelos Pro Bono Humanum Award for Global Health Equity

The Prix Galien Awards Committee announced that six world-leading biopharma companies responsible for the development of COVID-19 vaccines and therapeutics will jointly...

Pfizer’s COVID-19 vaccine to garner full FDA approval next week

According to media reports, the Food and Drug Administration is pushing to approve Pfizer-BioNTech’s two-dose Covid-19 vaccine by early next week, further...

WWE® issues John Cena NFTs Leading Into SummerSlam

The WWE will create non-fungible-tokens (NFTs) inspired by WWE Superstar John Cena, along with never-before-sold memorabilia and experiences, just in time for...