Thursday, October 14, 2021

Health

CA biotech develops COVID-19 nasal spray which protects up to 10 hours

A small Emeryville, CA biotech firm is developing InvisiMask, a self-administered nasal spray, that protects against SARS-CoV-2 infection, the novel coronavirus that causes COVID-19, for up to 10 hours in early animal studies. The hope would be to...

Pfizer, BioNTech COVID-19 vaccine grabs emergency FDA OK

Just over 24 hours after an FDA advisory panel recommended emergency use of Pfizer and BioNTech’s COVID-19 vaccine, the agency followed through, authorizing the first coronavirus pandemic shot for emergency use in the U.S. The FDA...

Panel votes to recommend FDA approval of Pfizer’s COVID-19 vaccine

Late day Thursday, a government advisory panel gave their nods for the use of Pfizer’s COVID-19 vaccine, allowing for the Food and Drug Administration (FDA) to grant the approval for the vaccine. In a 17-4...

New Biomarker may help determine men at higher risk of developing invasive Prostate Cancer

In a published study, in EBio Medicine, researchers at Arizona-based biotech, Aqualung Therapeutics may have identified a novel biomarker that alone, or potentially combined with Prostate-specific antigen (PSA), may determine men who are at higher risk of...

FDA Authorizes Quest Diagnostics SARS-CoV-2/Flu Test With Self-Collection Kit for Emergency Use

The US Food and Drug Administration on Friday evening granted Emergency Use Authorization for the first time to a diagnostic test for at-home, self-collection of patient samples for the detection of SARS-CoV-2 and influenza A/B.

Study: Women face a higher risk for heart failure and heart attack death than men

According to new research published today in the American Heart Association's flagship journal Circulation, women face a 20% increased risk of developing heart failure or dying within five years after their first severe heart attack compared with...

Moderna applies for FDA authorization for its Covid-19 vaccine

Moderna today announced that the primary efficacy analysis of their Phase 3 study of their vaccine candidate, mRNA-1273 conducted on 196 cases confirms the high efficacy observed at the first interim analysis. The data analysis indicates a...

New AI detects COVID-19 on chest x-rays with accuracy and speed

Northwestern University researchers have developed a new artificial intelligence (A.I.) platform that detects COVID-19 by analyzing X-ray images of the lungs. Called DeepCOVID-XR, the machine-learning algorithm outperformed a team of specialized thoracic radiologists --...

Third COVID-19 vaccine, this one from AstraZeneca, up to 90% effective

A third COVID-19 vaccine, this one from AstraZeneca, reported Monday that late-stage trials showed that its COVID-19 vaccine with Oxford University was up to 90% effective in preventing disease. The results are based on...

Pfizer files with FDA for emergency use of its COVID-19 vaccine in US

Pfizer Inc. and its German partner, BioNTech SE will submit a request today to the U.S. Food and Drug Administration (FDA) for Emergency Use Authorization (EUA) of their mRNA vaccine candidate, BNT162b2 against SARS-CoV-2, which will potentially enable...
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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...

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