The European Directorate for the Quality of Medicines & HealthCare (EDQM) has published three new Official Control Authority Batch Release (OCABR) guidelines in preparation for the first three vaccines likely to be launched in Europe.
The U.S. Food and Drug Administration (FDA) has granted Fast Track Designation for Novavax’s COVID-19 vaccine. Novavax plans to start Phase 3 trials for the candidate in the US and Mexico by the end of the month.
Pfizer says its COVID-19 vaccine candidate is more than 90% effective in preventing COVID-19, releasing interim analysis from its Phase 3 study this morning. “Today is a great day for science and humanity,” says the company’s CEO.
Sanofi is eying up the European biopharmaceutical company’s proprietary next generation natural killer (K-NK) cell platform and pipeline of cell-based cancer immune-therapeutics and infectious disease therapies.