All news articles for October 2020

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Lilly's COVID-19 antibody trial on hold over safety concerns

By Jane Byrne

Enrollment is temporarily on hold in the ACTIV-3 clinical trial, which is evaluating Lilly's investigational neutralizing antibody bamlanivimab (LY-CoV555) as a treatment for COVID-19 in hospitalized patients. The pause was recommended by the study's...

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Roche to launch high-volume SARS-CoV-2 antigen test

By Rachel Arthur

Roche plans to launch its high-volume Elecsys SARS-CoV-2 Antigen test at the end of 2020 in markets accepting the CE mark; while the company will file for Emergency Use Authorisation (EUA) from the U.S. Food and Drug Administration (FDA).

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CPhI Festival of Pharma

CPhI, Pharmapack Europe to return in 2021

By Jenni Spinner

The popular pharma industry conferences plan to combine live and digital elements when assembling its calendar of international events next year.

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BARDA and Locus in tie-up to tackle UTIs with phages

By Jane Byrne

Locus Biosciences has signed a contract with BARDA to co-fund development of LBP-EC01, a CRISPR Cas3-enhanced bacteriophage (crPhage) that targets E. coli bacteria causing recurrent urinary tract infections (UTIs).

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Industry welcomes release of FDA COVID-19 vaccine guidance

By Rachel Arthur

On Tuesday the FDA released its guidance on Emergency Use Authorization for COVID-19 vaccines: a move welcomed by the industry as a ‘tried and true tradition of releasing guidance in a public and transparent way’.

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