All news articles for October 2020

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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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Fujifilm expands its gene therapy drug CDMO business

By Jane Byrne

Fujifilm is boosting its gene therapy offering, taking the first steps to expand its viral vector contract development and manufacturing organization (CDMO) services to Europe, at the site of Fujifilm Diosynth Biotechnologies (FDB) in the North East of...

Vaxxas’ needle-free vaccine tech gets boost from US Government

Vaxxas’ needle-free vaccine tech gets boost from US Government

By Rachel Arthur

Vaxxas has received a $22m US Government award to conduct a Phase 1 clinical study for its novel skin-patch vaccination platform. While the trial will use a pandemic influenza vaccine, Vaxxas is also investigating opportunities to use the technology against...

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