Naturally occurring viral vectors of human liver origin may be more effective than vectors grown in cultured lab conditions for liver gene therapy, according to a study published in Science Translational Medicine this month.
A project run by Gavi, the vaccine alliance, and the World Health Organization (WHO) to guarantee fair access to COVID-19 vaccines worldwide, has secured the backing of 64 higher income countries, with more set to sign up in the coming days.
AstraZeneca paused its COVID-19 vaccine trial earlier this month for a safety review – generating headlines across mainstream press worldwide. Such pauses are not uncommon in clinical trials – so what’s the best way to deal with them?
This month marks a major US milestone for biosimilar medicines as five years ago, September 2015, saw the first biosimilar made available to US patients – the Sandoz developed Zarxio (filgrastim-sndz).
Sanofi and GSK will provide the EU with up to 300 million doses of their COVID-19 vaccine candidate, with the agreement suppporting scale-up of manufacturing capabilities in several European countries.
Gene therapy developer, CombiGene, and CDMO, Cobra Biologics, have signed off on a deal to secure Good Manufacturing Practice (GMP) production of two essential plasmids needed for the manufacture of CombiGene's gene therapy, CG01.
To accelerate Covid-19 vaccine development, as well as upscale domestic manufacturing capabilities, the German government has announced a €750m (US$890m) fund to support the vaccine programs of three German developers, BioNTech, CureVac and IDT Biologika....