Bavarian Nordic continues to sign contracts for its smallpox vaccine in response to the monkeypox outbreak, with the company again raising its financial guidance for 2022 and noting orders now stretch into 2023.
Vertex Pharmaceuticals will acquire ViaCyte, a privately held biotech focused on delivering novel stem cell-derived cell replacement therapies as a functional cure for type 1 diabetes (T1D), for $320m.
The ECDC and the EMA are recommending second COVID-19 booster shots for people between 60 and 79 years old as well as for individuals with medical conditions putting them at high risk of severe disease.
Biotech supply chains face an uncertain future in 2022 and beyond: up against myriad challenges ranging from future pandemic outbreaks to geopolitical tensions – and, indeed, unforeseen threats. Communication and collaboration between policymakers and...
CureVac has filed a lawsuit in a German regional court against BioNTech SE: seeking ‘fair compensation for infringement… of CureVac’s intellectual property rights’ regarding tech used in the manufacture of the Pfizer/BioNTech COVID-19 vaccine. BioNTech,...
The European Commission (EC) has approved Kite’s CAR T-cell therapy, Yescarta, (axicabtagene ciloleucel) for the treatment of adult patients with relapsed or refractory follicular lymphoma (FL) after three or more lines of systemic therapy.
BIO, the world’s largest trade association for the biotech industry, has responded to the US Food and Drug Administration's draft guidance on developing human gene therapy products that incorporate genome editing (GE) of human somatic cells.
If new restrictions are placed on the FDA’s Accelerated Approval pathway, as many as two thirds of the treatments that use this pathway would never reach patients, according to research released at the BIO International Convention last week.
Pharma industry organizations say they are deeply disappointed by the decision taken by World Trade Organization (WTO) at its ministerial conference, MC12, to endorse a TRIPS waiver for COVID-19 vaccines.
The BIO International Convention in San Diego this week heard the US-based Center for Breakthrough Medicines (CBM) is to speed up plans to build what it calls the largest cell therapy manufacturing operation worldwide.
Valneva has reached a settlement with the UK government over an abandoned COVID-19 vaccine contract. Meanwhile, the future of its COVID-19 vaccine in the EU could become clearer next week after an EMA committee vote.
A meeting of the FDA’s vaccines and related biological products advisory committee (VRBPAC) voted Tuesday to recommend that the agency grant Emergency Use Authorization (EUA) for Novavax’ COVID-19 vaccine.